After seeing over 170 movies this year, it has all come down to the Five Worst Movies of the Year.
Should be noted, there are far more bad movies made every year than good ones. In the days ahead I will post some of the great ones, surprising ones, and disappointing ones of 2013. To be on THIS list, it has to be a beyond bad movie, and be released to local theaters in the calender year.
So here goes, my list of the 5 Worst Movies of 2013
1/ Identity Thief - Seriously, who thought that the devastaing crime of identity theft could be portrayed sympathetically in a comedy? They actually want you to feel empathy for an identity thief. And she becomes a permanent part of our victims family and children's lives, after she literally destroys their lives. This movie was so bad, and the idea worse. Not funny, not anywhere near real, and amazingly out of touch with anyone not in Hollywood. I think they went for outrageous, but that may be giving them too much credit. Easily, the worst movie in every regard of the year.
2/ The Big Wedding - Big cast, horrible story, and so bad in virtually every single way. This movie was insulting to the audience, and to the big-time actors that agreed to star in it. Literally hard to make it to the end. What was Robert Deniro, Diane Keaton and the all-star cast thinking? Hope it was fun to make, it was painful to watch. Wretched!
3/ The 5th Estate - The movie about the Wikileaks founder, his motives and his methods. If you want to pay 15 bucks to watch actors text, look at computer screens, digitally chat, talk on cell phones and carry laptops around in back packs on the big screen, in a pointless movie this is your flick. Quite possibly the most non-compelling movie in a long time. Horrible and insanely forgettable. Also, one of the biggest financial flops of the year, or any year. History is showing too, no one wants to see these kinds of movies.
4/ Grown Ups 2 - Would someone just make Adam Sandler stop this? If you generally celebrate the noises the human body makes that the things that come out of it, this is for you. So amazingly infantile for a 50 year-old man to still think is funny movie after movie. Yeah he's rich, so? This is so, so bad, tired and junior high.
5/ After Earth - Will Smith and his son Jaden star in the Sci-Fi piece of junk. It seems though the studios are about to pull the plug on these 130 million dollar home movies that the Smith's think are fun to do. There is not one thing good about this movie. Plus, this makes the Smith's look bad personally. Mom and dad need to wake up too. No one wants to pay to see Jaden act in movies except for their own family and friends. Karate Kid worked to a degree, because of the pop-culture jump start and 30 years of hype. Stop it!
White House Down/Olympus Has Fallen - Same movie, different month, same result. Offensive, Vomitus.
A Madea Christmas - Agonizing.
Getaway - Selena Gomez, worst performance of the year.