Now that 2011 is finally over, we here at the Shattered Lens can finally get around to listing our individual picks for the best and worst of 2011. Pantsukadasai, Necromoonyeti, Leon Th3 Duke, and Dazzling Erin have already posted some of their picks for the best of 2011 and over the next five days, I’ll be risking your scorn by listing some of my own choices.
I’d like to get things started today by listening my picks for the 16 worst films of 2011. As always, these choices are mine and mine alone. So, don’t go harassing Arleigh just because you think Another Earth wasn’t a pretentious and silly film. Instead, harass me so I can harass you back. 🙂
16) Battle L.A. — It takes a special type of film to make Skyline look like a work of art.
15) Cowboys and Aliens — Meh. This should have been so much more fun than it actually was.
14) Your Highness — I still love James Franco.
13) Shark Night 3-D — Another film that should have been a lot more fun.
12) Season of the Witch — The first film I saw in 2011 was also one of the worst.
11) The Ides of March — Hey guys, did you know that politics is a dirty business!? Oh my God, consider my fragile mind blown. Thank you for clearing things up, George Clooney!
10) Another Earth — Honestly, Another Earth probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the way that so many of the toadsuckers out there get so superior and condescending whenever they’re telling me that I should love this movie. If you read the comments under my linked review of the film, you’ll find a very good defence of the film from Leon and then you’ll find a more typical response from some idiot named Naresh Raj Shrestha. Unfortunately, Naresh seems to be a fair representation of most of the people who take to the Internet to defend this film. All I can say to those people is “Fuck off, kids. I’ve got real movies to worry about.”
9) Dream House — Daniel Craig. Again.
8) Contagion — So. Boring.
7) The Beaver — So. Stupid.
6) Priest — Yeah, yeah, it’s in 3-D. Yay.
5) Dylan Dog: Dead of Night — This film sucks just as much as you think it does.
4) The Rum Diary — Is it possible to make a boring movie with one of the exciting movie stars in the world? Apparently, it is.
3) The Conspirator — Self-important drivel that was released at least four years too late.
2) Straw Dogs — Tell ’em about the Southland, Rod Lurie!
And finally, here’s the worst film of 2011…
1) Anonymous — One thing is for sure. Whoever wrote Shakespeare’s plays, he was a lot more talented than Roland Emmerich.
Coming up tomorrow: my ten favorite songs of 2011.