There’s always a little bit of risk involved in making a list of the 16 worst films of the year. People take movies very seriously and, often times, the crappiest of films will have very passionate (and very ignorant) defenders. I was reminded of this in November when I wrote my review of The Leisure Class and I discovered that there actually are a few misguided dumbfug toadsuckers who actually enjoyed that movie.
But you know what? Even with that risk, I always enjoy making out my worst-of-the-year list. Let’s be honest: stupid people tend to like stupid movies. And it’s important to point out that stupidity. Only by pointing it out can we hope to defeat it. I’m sure that some people will disagree with some of my picks. After all, people initially disagreed with me when I announced that Man of Steel was the worst film of 2013. However, just 2 years later, most people now realize that I was right. There were also people who insisted, in 2011, that Another Earth was a great movie. Again, they now realize that they were wrong and I was right.
So, with all that in mind, here are my picks for the 16 worst films of 2015! For the most part, 2015 was a pretty good year for cinema. However, there were still a number of terrible films released and here’s 16 of them.
(Why 16? Because Lisa doesn’t do odd numbers!)
16) Stockholm, Pennsylvania (dir by Nicholas Beckwith)
15) Aloha (dir by Cameron Crowe)
14) The Lazarus Effect (dir by David Gelb)
13) The Woman In Black 2: The Angel of Death (dir by Tom Harper)
12) The Stranger (dir by Guillermo Amoedo)
11) Get Hard (dir by Etan Coen)
10) Fantastic Four (dir by Josh Trank)
9) War Room (dir by Alex Kendrick)
8) Tommorrowland (dir by Brad Bird)
7) Jenny’s Wedding (dir by Mary Agnes Donoghue)
6) The Gallows (dir by Craig Lofing and Travis Cluff)
5) Tooken (dir by John Asher)
4) The Last House on Cemetery Lane (dir by Andrew Jones)
3) Vacation (dir by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley)
2) The Leisure Class (dir by Jason Mann)
And finally, it’s time to name the worst film of 2015!
And the winner is….
1) Ted 2 (dir by Seth McFarlane)
(Feel free to also check out my picks for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014!)
Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment and let us know! And if you disagree, please let me know what movie you think was worse than Ted 2!
Tomorrow, I will be posting my 10 favorite songs of 2015!
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I wouldn’t call TOMORROWLAND one of the worst movies as much as one that was misguided. There was noble motives behind it and I forgive it for those motives.
I don’t blame Josh Trank for the failure of FANTASTIC FOUR. I blame the studio for giving such a major project to a director who hadn’t yet built up the directorial muscles necessary to pull this off. Fox gambled that he was going to be the next Spielberg/Abrams/Whedon and he wasn’t.
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Strangely enough, I always thought Tomorrowland would have been a lot better if it had been a Pixar animated film as opposed to a live action movie (which I guess make a bit of sense, seeing as how it was directed by Brad Bird.) I also probably wouldn’t have been as hard on Tomorrowland if it had just been 30 minutes shorter.
I don’t really blame Josh Trank either. Fantastic Four was such a mess of a film that obviously there were way too many cooks in the kitchen as far as that one was concerned.
Nice choices, I will stick up for the Gallows once you see past the stupid reasoning for filming it and don’t watch trailer it comes off nicely even with the slighly bad attempted twisted ending. i ended up seeing a lot worse in horror this year
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