The 10 Worst Films of 2010


Sometime during the first week of January, I’ll post my picks for the top 25 films of 2010.  But for now, I’m going to go ahead and post the much more fun list, my picks for the 10 Worst Films of 2010.

10)  Knight and Day — Tom Cruise gets creepier with each film.

9) Robin Hood — Sorry, but that “I declare him to be an …. OUTLAWWWWWW!” line can only carry a film so far. 

8 ) Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps — Money may never sleep but Lisa Marie did.  Shia LeBouf as a financial genius?  Plus, any film that so completely wastes the talents of Carey Mulligan deserves to be on this list.  The Other Guys got across the exact same message and was actually entertaining.

7) Eat Pray Love — Finally, a film that tells us all how to find peace, enlightenment, and happiness.  First off, have a lot of money.  Secondly, be Julia Roberts.

6) Solitary Man — A superb performance from Michael Douglas can’t disguise the fact that this is yet another entry in the “Men-Just-Can’t-Help-It” genre of film. 

5) Hereafter — This is, quite frankly, one of the most boring films I’ve ever seen in my life.  And I’ve seen a lot of boring films.  This is also one of those films that attempts to convince you that it’s a quality production by making all the actors look as crappy as possible.  Seriously, did they just pump collagen into Jay Mohr’s face?

4) Clash of the Titans — Zeus must be turning over in his grave.

3) Chloe — Great director (Atom Egoyan), great cast (Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried), terrible movie.  I’m still trying to understand how this one came about.

2) The American — An homage to the French New Wave that fails because it is neither French nor new and there’s also a notable lack of waves.

1) Love and Other Drugs — What makes this film the worst of 2010?  The beginning, the middle, and the end.

20 responses to “The 10 Worst Films of 2010

    • Yes, I guess those were givens though, judging by my initial review, my dislike of Wall Street has grown since I first saw it. 🙂

      To be honest, if you had asked me last week, I would have said that Splice would have definitely been on this list. However, in retrospect, I felt that the little mutant creature did a good enough acting job that she made up for a lot. And I do mean A LOT! 8)

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        • My only real problem with Splice was the final scene with Sarah Polley and the evil businesswoman character in the office. It just tried too hard. I really, really, really hate that ending.

          You’re right, though. Dren was a fascinating character. This is a movie that I really wish had been directed by someone like David Cronenberg or Guillermo Del Toro or even Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Just imagine what they could have done with this material!

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          • Well, Del Toro did help produce the film which is how I first heard of its production. Natali as a filmmaker is still an unknown quantity to me but Splice did show that he has a handle on sci-fi horror unlike most of his contemporaries.

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          • Del Toro has been a godsend to horror fans everywhere. Even the next horror film gaining buzz the way Splice did looks to be one of the best for 2011: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.

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          • Del Toro is like Spain’s Mario Bava. Not because their films are similar but just as matter of making horror movies that are given respect by critics and scholors who are normally dismissive of horror.

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  1. Lisa, I’m glad to say I’ve missed seeing all 10 of the above suspects of Bad.Thanks to your heads up I plan the keep it that way too!Have you done your 10 Best yet?Hope I didn’t or don’t miss your takes Lisa.

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  2. I listed Chloe as my favorite guilty pleasure of the year. And have to also disagree on Solitary Man (it was dark, it surprised, and Douglas, whom I normally dislike, turned in a great performance) and Love And Other Drugs, which confounds me that it could be on any worst list (almost as confusing as seeing Kayne West on a best list.)

    The rest, however, you were pretty much spot on…though my guess is that you didn’t see Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere, which is a for me hands-down worst of the year.

    But that’s what makes the world go round…

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    • I had heard bad things about Somewhere which why I havent gotten around to seeing it. Now, I’m really leery about actually going out to see it instead of just waiting for it on video.

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      • Other than you two guys, I haven’t heard a negative word about Somewhere. *shrug* So, I’m planning on seeing it when it opens up down here next week.

        If there is anything about Somewhere that concerns me is that it’s essentially a film in which a child of Hollywood tells a story about the citizens of Hollywood and, with a few notable exceptions, this always seems to lead to self-indulgence.

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    • I went to Chloe expecting a guilty pleasure but it was guilty — in my opinion, anyway — of that unpardonable sin of being bland.

      As for Solitary Man, it wasn’t hardly dark enough and I’m trying to remember any surprises and I’m coming up empty. I will agree with you on Douglas though. Love and Other Drugs, I just hated. lol. We’ll have to agree to disagree on that one. 🙂

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