We're halfway through the year. So what's the worst film in 2017 so far for you?
For me, Resident Evil: Retribution and Fifty Shades Darker (How do you make porn so boring?).
Of the ones I've seen so far, The Mummy is easily the worst. Just a flat, unexciting movie with little to recommend about it.
Films that weren't as awful, but still very disappointing:
All Eyez on Me - Decent cast, but flat filmmaking. The story of one of the greatest rappers of all time needed an A-list (or at least better than TV-movie) production crew to do it justice.
Alien Covenant - Better than Prometheus and Fassbender still delivers, but overall, meh.
Thanks to CHUD i've stayed away from the following films this year - The Dark Tower, Geostorm, The Mummy, Pirates 5, American Assassin, Wish Upon, Flatliners.
Come to think of it my bad movie diet in 2017 has been surprisingly light.
P.S - Is King Arthur: Legend of the Sword worth a watch?
I haven't seen anything really BAD theatrically this year. At worst, there have been some forgettable misfires (GHOST IN THE SHELL, ALIEN: COVENANT, THE MUMMY) but nothing really awful. As I mentioned earlier, the worst thing that I saw was HANDSOME on Netflix...avoid avoid avoid.
"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" is closest to my rock bottom for me. Most of the goodwill and charm from the first film was wasted within the first 30 minutes, and the rest of it just made me uncomfortable and anxious for it to be over. Leatherface was pretty much the same.
Skimming the list of what's been released, I managed to avoid the worst ones in the theater. Mostly I caught up with them on video.
Worst of the worst: King Arthur, Dark Tower
Really bad but with maybe 1 or 2 likable scenes: Ghost in the Shell, Kong: Skull Island
Had it's heart in the right place, but still bad: Life, Atomic Blonde
I managed to sit through it, even though it wasn't good at all: Iron Man Homecoming, Cars 3, Transformers: Last Highlander
It's looking like Mummy won't even meet my low criteria for a morbid curiosity watch!
Fuck no, you can't make me watch it: Beauty and the Beast '17, Despicable Me 3, Pirates 5, Power Rangers
Skipped so many bad movies this year. I'd nominate Transformers, but to be fair I didn't actually see it, so. Did see the final Resident Evil film - such a let down, and filmed with the hated shaky-cam.
Although Alien: Covenant came close, it's an easy call. Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
Offensive in how it treats those of us who dug The Secret Service with its slap-in-the-face treatment to death, mortality and thus stakes. Two characters who were dead with a capital D return for The Golden Circle. Yet has the nerve to sell the death of a major character here with a straight face after they've shown how inconsequential "dying" in this franchise is.
But mostly taking the key criticism of the original (the juvenile humor) and amping it to 11. Having your hero plant a tracking device up a girl's vagina is repulsive. On a skin-crawling "Who the fuck approved this" level. If Michael Bay did this, God damn would the Internet and the SJW crowd have grown tumors. But because Vaughn is still considered a favorite, it got a free-pass.
When Channing Tatum dancing for 10 seconds and an extended Elton John cameo are the highlights of your big two-and-a-half hour sequel, you know you're in trouble. Fuck Vaughn, fuck this movie.
no it didn't
unless your definition of 'free-pass' is very different from mine?
Transformers actually didn't bother me as it should. The plot is just nonsense of course but the sounds of all those explosions just soothed me to sleep.
Didn't see much outrage on Social Media (and you know how that crowd won't shut up 'till you know they're offended) or overload of think-pieces.
I saw them and heard them.
I think it got a bit muffled by the fact that Vaughn had already stepped in it with the first movie and this was mostly taken as Vaughn being Vaughn again,
and the movie was kinda whatever, so it kinda passed by because it didn't feel as fresh as the first movie
But I don't think Vaughn got a free pass because he's everyone's favorite. If that were the case, he wouldn't have been grumbling about BLOODY FEMINISTS for the reaction to the first movie's joke at the end.