The Worst Films Of 2012

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by The Playlist Staff
December 18, 2012 1:34 PM
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"Battleship"

If you’re going to bite off the worst of all shitty blockbusters from the last decade, at least add a little flavor. Everything about “Battleship” feels secondhand, the antithesis of Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers.” Whedon came to that alien invasion picture with a borderline PhD in the last two decades in blockbuster filmmaking. “Battleship,” however, seems as if director Peter Berg crammed three Simon West films right before finals, and it shows. Every single element of this ill-advised board game adaptation (which rightly torpedoed Universal’s exclusive deal with the moviemaking wizards at Hasbro) felt thrifted, from the alien beasts that looked like an MS-OS version of Ed Asner-playing-Mickey-Rourke’s scrotum, to the dorky comic relief of sadsack shitty eighth generation Dustin Hoffman clone Hamish Linklater. There’s some partial credit for giving a role to an actual double amputee veteran himself, which is then squandered by an absolutely flabbergasting moment where a submarine crew actually is forced to guess coordinates like the board game, a concession not to storytelling or theme, but to the purpose of selling more merchandise. Is it one of the worst movies of the year? Put it this way -- as a throwaway gag, it would have been laughed out of a pitch meeting for “The Critic” fifteen years ago.

“John Carter”

Blame marketing. Blame development hell. Blame difficult source material. Blame Bryan Cranston’s yellow yarn wig. Blame whatever you want, anyway you slice the shit pie of a movie that is “John Carter,” it is still a pie made out of shit. The movie was too... everything, while also being absolutely nothing. Too earnest, too long, too silly, but also crushingly boring and dull. The main problem was that director Andrew Stanton wanted to have it too many ways -- a fantastical space odyssey for kids, but also wanted to be a serious adult sci-fi flick, and the tonal swings could not be saved by what was a rather insipid story. The death knell of a bad movie is when it takes itself too seriously, which was the biggest crime “John Carter” committed. What was that about a moon wedding you intoned so seriously, Dominic West? Ever crack a smirk, Taylor Kitsch? You are leaping about Mars in a loin cloth, after all. Even Han Solo managed a smirk. Yes, the crimes of “John Carter” are many, and it’s an unfortunate turn of events for all involved (Disney, Disney Marketing, Stanton, Willem Dafoe, West, Cranston, Kitsch, and yes, I am looking at you too, Woola), but there’s no redeeming “John Carter.” It’s emblematic of everything wrong with commercial filmmaking these days: made by committee, market-research driven creative decisions (it was said that women don’t go see movies with "Mars" in the title, so that’s why they dropped the "of Mars,” because “John Carter” just screams fantastical period movie/space adventure), and pandering to the four quadrants. “John Carter” tried to please everyone and instead pleased no one. Hopefully Hollywood learns some important lessons from this fiasco, but realistically, and unfortunately, probably not.

"Hick"
How could we almost forget this abysmal indie film? So, thanks to Playlist contributor Todd Gilchrist who gave us the helpful nudging ("wtf?") reminder. While Derick Martini’s “Lymelife” was a decent little coming-of-age tale, something went painfully awry with his directorial follow-up “Hick.” based on Andrea Portes' novel about a Nebraskan teen who gets more than she bargained for when she sets out for the bright lights of Las Vegas, “Hick” is an utter disaster. A mess of a movie, half offbeat roadtrip with strained, near-laughable serious notes, the picture, to put it in a nutshell, is deeply tonally challenged. Starring Chloe Moretz, (a woefully miscast) Eddie Redmayne and Blake Lively, as our review earlier in the year said, "Hick" was "intended to be a calling card for all parties involved to point at as evidence of their talent and bravery; instead, it's a black blot of shame for everyone who had a part in its making." Indeed.

"Paranormal Activity 4"
Up until now the "Paranormal Activity" gravy train had been an intermittently scary franchise based around the found footage conceit (which ceased being clever a couple of sequels ago) and a series of goose-bumpy sequences in which doors slowly open on their own. But for this, the exhausting fourth entry in the franchise, the concept has finally been worn out completely. What we're left with is a loose collection of sequences that stay super-glued to the aesthetic principles of the "Paranormal Activity" franchise (which this time includes security camera footage and Skype conversations -- the latter was done much better and with way more nudity in the semi-clever found footage anthology “V/H/S”) while halfheartedly attempting to push the series' "mythology" forward (it involves witches or ghosts or something). Audiences groaned audibly (we were in one of them) at the inherent lack of artistic or entertainment value. Also it was really boring. But all this it wasn't enough for Paramount to put the kibosh on this lucrative cash cow – 2013 will see "Paranormal Activity 5" hit the big screen. Hopefully that will be the end. Doors opening slowly on their own are only so scary for so long.

"The Raven"

If there's been one silver-lining to John Cusack's career in recent years, it's that many of the terrible film he's made -- "Shanghai," 'The Factory" -- never even saw the light of theatrical day, sparing the actor from further embarrassment. Sadly, that was not the case with "The Raven," which received a puzzlingly wide release (fortunately, few people actually bought tickets for the thing). Melding the aesthetics of an early '00s movie filmed in Prague to a "Seven"-style themed-serial-killer movie, it sees Cusack play Edgar Allan Poe in the final days before his death, helping the Baltimore PD (led by Luke Evans, the most generic, least interesting cop in screen history) investigate a crazed murderer inspired by the writer's work, one who makes the stakes personal by kidnapping Poe's fiance (Alice Eve, in a box). We suppose it's not a bad premise, but it's one saddled with a truly disastrous script that appears to be a clever parody played with perfect deadpan delivery (no comedy this year had such hilarious lines, or anything as ridiculous as Poe's pet raccoon). The murders are neither sufficiently inventive nor justifiably gory, the killer might as well walk on screen wearing a t-shirt with the words I Did It on the front, and bar Cusack (who's at least having fun playing Poe as a "Saturday Night Live" impression of Robert Downey Jr.), the actors are visibly grinning and bearing it until they can get back to the hotel bar and swap stories of what they're going to buy with their paychecks. The worst culprit of all is director James McTeigue ("V For Vendetta"), who ladles on the atmosphere, but not much else, failing to tell the story in anything like a coherent manner, and pretty much ruling him out in future from directing anything that doesn't star Nicolas Cage. Quoth the critic: "Nevermore."

"Red Dawn"

The start of “Red Dawn” is a burst of action, no surprise given that director Dan Bradley cut his teeth working in second unit on a number of big studio action blockbusters. Once our group of demographically-diverse teens (but blacks and Hispanics to the back of the line please!) makes a break for the forest, avoiding the unlikely North Korean invaders, they lie low and examine the stakes. Led by the bombastic patriotic speech of Aussie Chris Hemsworth, the crew decide to band together and fight back. What follows is the most bewildering, borderline avant-garde passage of time in any mainstream film this year. A training montage occurs, with Marine Thor putting his crew through the paces, before they eventually armor up against their oppressors, and the audience has absolutely no clue as to whether this has been days, weeks or even months. If it’s months, then these kids sure haven’t grown much. If mere days have elapsed, then how is it these suburban kids learned guerilla tactics so quickly? Oh right, Playstation. Even if you excuse the the film's Yellow Peril and the horrifying post-production process that involved changing Chinese actors into Koreans (there’s a Romanian New Wave movie waiting to be made about the guy responsible for this), there’s the fact that the action sequences, led by the charisma-less duo of Joshes Peck & Hutcherson, are a jumble of incidents that presume the North Koreans sent ten guys to take over Spokane, Washington, and one of them, (Will Yun-Lee), is a teleporter who can pop up and sneer at almost every location. Sometimes films sit on the shelf for legit reasons.
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68 Comments

  • SpliffClavin | January 6, 2013 11:43 AMReply

    Everything you wrote about That's My Boy is a lie.

  • Tom-Tom.. | January 2, 2013 10:57 PMReply

    I enjoyed a lot of movies in your WORST list especially This Means War...

  • Bluebird | December 28, 2012 3:56 AMReply

    ATM was implausible but entertaining for what it was. Abraham Lincoln was truly awful, but Battleship and John Carter are just easy targets and not as terrible as they're made out to be.

  • Keith Demko | December 26, 2012 11:14 AMReply

    Went through the whole entertaining list to make sure a) I hadn't seen any of these and b) you didn't try to slip in the mesmerizing Cloud Atlas at the end .. check and check .. bully

  • Hector Morales | December 26, 2012 7:29 AMReply

    Really don't know about the hate for John Carter. I found the movie quite entertaining. Probably not a masterpiece, but definitely not a bomb.

  • T. Thompson | December 22, 2012 5:05 PMReply

    The screenplay for ATM made the Black List. I read it - it works much better on paper, so the script wasn't the problem.

  • plumeofswirl | December 21, 2012 4:48 PMReply

    The number of these i've seen: zero. You know God had to add a stipulation to the job of getting paid to see movies.

  • Konstantin | December 20, 2012 11:58 PMReply

    **** ". . . the most improbably connected terrorists in the world. As they fight Al-Qaeda agents aligned with a Mexican drug cartel and the Russian mafia (a Matryoshka doll of terror!). . . " ****

    Uh, actually, there was recently a plot, in real life, in which Iranians hired the services of Mexican criminals to enter the United States and set off a bomb, allegedly to kill the Saudi Ambassador in Washington, DC.

    I don't have the energy to chastise you on printing something so naive regarding the feasibility of Russian involvement in arming & supporting terrorist players. Whoever reviewed Act of Valor here clearly doesn't know much about world affairs or geopolitical conflicts.

    So, yeah, your criticism is weak here. The plot of Act of Valor, while a fiction, really is not that far fetched, and certainly not deserving of extra scorn in this narrow-minded, judgmental hatchet job when literally almost every action movie ever made has plots that are far more ridiculous.

    **** "a feature-length recruitment commercial" ****

    Uh, this doesn't make much sense either.
    Did you happen to notice how many of the SEALs characters are killed & maimed in Act of Valor?
    Did you notice the pain their optempo causes for their families?
    Did you notice that a SEAL decides he has PID of a weapon & hostile intent and thus shoots a Mexican as the anonymous [bad?] guy lies in bed?
    The heroes of this movie struggle & suffer as much as they succeed, and they get blasted by bad guys throughout. What is appealing about this? How is this a recruitment commercial?

  • jack | December 20, 2012 7:38 PMReply

    Why were the comments from Lo deleted? You did contradict yourself. You said John Carter was underrated on your underrated list then it's "worst" on this list. You are contradicting yourselves making your lists bogus.

  • Christopher Bell | December 21, 2012 1:10 AM

    Guys, thanks so much for doing the work to make us look foolish. Thanks for fighting the good fight.

    The underrated/overrated article is very personal. You can see this by the way our names are above our individual picks. This "Worst of" list is a different beast. The "John Carter" write-ups were done by two different people.

    Also, this was all covered already.

  • Lo | December 20, 2012 7:25 PMReply

    Oh an Argo as "OVERRATED"? Yeah again your lists are full of it!

  • Lo | December 20, 2012 7:23 PMReply

    Breaking Dawn Part 2 was NOT one of the worst films in 2012! I mean seriously, your Twilight hate is beyond the pale. YOU ARE NOT CREDIBLE!! You contradicted yourself. You have 'John Carter' as a "WORST" and on your other list you have it as an "UNDERRATED!" If you don't believe me, check out your own blog here! http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/the-overrated-and-underrated-films-of-2012-20121217?page=3#blogPostHeaderPanel . WHICH IS IT?! WAS IT AN UNDERRATED MOVIE OR DID IT SUCK?!! YOU ARE NOT CREDIBLE! YOUR BLOG IS OVERRATED & IT'S THE WORST INDIE BLOG AROUND BECAUSE YOU ALL LET YOUR PERSONAL FEELINGS GET IN THE WAY. Then, you contradict yourselves. BURN YOUR LISTS!!! YOU'RE THE WORST!!!

  • Katie Walsh | December 22, 2012 9:33 AM

    Oh my god, chill out. Most of us hated John Carter and thought it was terrible (because it is, so is BD Part 2, by the way). Drew wanted to advocate for JC in his underrated piece. Is diversity of opinion among a group of writers something you can grasp?

    Also, this is John Carter we're talking about here. Please take some deep breaths and get some perspective on what is making you so upset.

  • rich | December 20, 2012 7:19 PMReply

    you left out "the master" as the most boring non interesting film of the year. way worse than "the raven" but yes, Battleship, john carter and taken 2 were awful. How did the bad guy not kill Famke at some point int he film?

  • rich | December 20, 2012 7:18 PMReply

    you left out "the master" as the most boring non interesting film of the year. way worse than "the raven" but yes, Battleship, john carter and taken 2 were awful. How did the bad guy not kill Famke at some point int he film?

  • burnsy113 | December 20, 2012 1:55 PMReply

    I saw 4 on the actual list, and 4 in the honourable mentions and I agree with all of them being bad except one. I actually liked Savages, even though i thought it could have been bettter.

  • ryjute | December 19, 2012 11:49 PMReply

    I also hated many of these films.

  • GERARD KENNELLY | December 19, 2012 11:21 PMReply

    i hate THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU

    i really hate it
    what a waste of a cast
    damon .. blunt .. mackie
    the dvd cover says it's Bourne meets Inception
    yeah right !!!

  • Union | December 19, 2012 4:22 PMReply

    Thank god that Hick made this list. I've never been in a theater where so many people walked out. I stayed for a Q&A and it was the most uncomfortable 10 minutes of my career. People hated the film but he had no clue.

    When talking to others , I quickly came to the conclusion that Martini & his family are the worst pieces of sh*t to be involved in this industry.

    He made a TV series for Jennifer Lopez's company. He got sued by his own father for forgery. And he is a rumored pedophile. (If you watch Hick , which hopefully you do for free , you'll understand)

    He makes money by selling Billboard space in NoHo and gets to do things like hire Martin Scorcesse to consult produce his films but advertises it like Marty is his best friend , mentor, and financier.

  • Union | December 19, 2012 4:16 PMReply

    Thank god that Hick made this list. I've never been in a theater where so many people walked out. I stayed for a Q&A and it was the most uncomfortable 10 minutes of my career. People hated the film but he had no clue.

    When talking to others , I quickly came to the conclusion that Martini & his family are the worst pieces of sh*t to be involved in this industry.

    He made a TV series for Jennifer Lopez's company. He got sued by his own father for forgery. And he is a rumored pedophile. (If you watch Hick , which hopefully you do for free , you'll understand)

    He makes money by selling Billboard space in NoHo and gets to do things like hire Martin Scorcesse to consult produce his films but advertises it like Marty is his best friend , mentor, and financier.

  • Union | December 19, 2012 4:16 PMReply

    Thank god that Hick made this list. I've never been in a theater where so many people walked out. I stayed for a Q&A and it was the most uncomfortable 10 minutes of my career. People hated the film but he had no clue.

    When talking to others , I quickly came to the conclusion that Martini & his family are the worst pieces of sh*t to be involved in this industry.

    He made a TV series for Jennifer Lopez's company. He got sued by his own father for forgery. And he is a rumored pedophile. (If you watch Hick , which hopefully you do for free , you'll understand)

    He makes money by selling Billboard space in NoHo and gets to do things like hire Martin Scorcesse to consult produce his films but advertises it like Marty is his best friend , mentor, and financier.

  • brad | December 19, 2012 12:12 PMReply

    Somebody agree with me about The Master. That movie sucked completely. Easily one of the worst.

  • josh | January 2, 2013 2:58 PM

    Shut the fuck up the Master is not on par with these crappy movies. You guys are just too retarded to understand it

  • JD | December 20, 2012 10:05 AM

    I somewhat agree with you about The Master. Very disappointing. Apart from 2 good scenes, the rest of it was quite boring. I found Jaoquin Pheonix hard to understand & found Amy Adams dull. I was really looking forward to it because I liked all of PTAs previous films but this nearly sent me to sleep

  • Alan | December 19, 2012 3:59 AMReply

    The way 'Alex Cross' is described, it kinda sounds like the greatest film ever. Fox as a nutty killer, Burns and Perry trying to out-dull one another, lame one-liners: what's not to love? That said, I would never actually pay to see it, though.

  • Jan Austin | December 19, 2012 1:31 AMReply

    John Carter "... pleased no one" Where have you been? Sorry, but John Carter 'pleased' thousands and thousands of fans. Which probably transfer in to millions all over the world who are less vocal and not on the internet. Unfortunately, it's critics like this who have disappointed thousands but thankfully viewed the video and wished they hadn't listened to critics. A brilliant film that has caused an entire fan base all over the world to come forth. Sorry again Playlist Staff...ya got it wrong on John Carter! Go Barsoom!

  • Christopher Bell | December 21, 2012 1:12 AM

    Holy shit Lo who do I talk to to have you rightfully rewarded for your courageous act of duty you truly are a good samaritan

  • Lo | December 20, 2012 7:27 PM

    Jan, I just caught them in their own contradiction. In their "Overrated/Underrated" list, they say John Carter is a good film that was underrated. Their lists are BULL CRAP and should be avoided. I will never look at Indiewire in the same light again. They know nothing. Just journalism school hacks!

  • Alan | December 20, 2012 1:35 AM

    Yeah, Katie, but this article asserted that the film ".. pleased no one." Isn't Drew a person?

  • Marko | December 19, 2012 4:03 PM

    I think the article should have actually been entitled "Proof that the rest of the Playlist staff think that Drew Taylor has terrible tastes in movies".

  • Katie Walsh | December 19, 2012 10:06 AM

    Alan, it was Drew Taylor's underrated pick, NOT The Playlist's.

  • Alan | December 19, 2012 3:31 AM

    Yeah, that's such an odd assertion, considering it JUST made The Playlist's Most Underrated Films of the Year list.

  • MSJ | December 18, 2012 11:06 PMReply

    Here's a great article about the movie Battleship.

    http://wagthemovie.net/2012/05/17/game-of-consequences-a-review-of-battleship/

  • Zack | December 18, 2012 7:09 PMReply

    I like this way, way better than the "Over/Underrated" piece, because it's beautifully mean rather than just hipsterishly smug about all its choices.

  • Anonymous Hater | December 18, 2012 6:45 PMReply

    Did Drew Taylor cry when "John Carter" made the cut?

  • fitzcarraldont | December 18, 2012 6:14 PMReply

    Proud as a stage mom that i saw none of these

  • gert | December 18, 2012 5:18 PMReply

    Granted all lame as hell films but John Carter was a masterpiece compared to others. I didnt care for it or anything but it wasnt as bad as other titles.

  • shark | December 18, 2012 4:15 PMReply

    I know that this is a bad worst list because I'm not pissed off at a single entry on it. Largely because I could see these coming as films not worth paying for, and thus didn't. Come on, where's your sense of adventure? This is a cowardly worst list.

  • AJ | December 18, 2012 4:10 PMReply

    Seven Psychopaths, In Another Country

  • JD | December 20, 2012 10:08 AM

    I saw this film last night & it was one strange film. Odd. It was neither terrible nor great. It wanted to be quirky like In Brugee but got repitetive after a while. Wouldnt agree though that it was one of the worst film of the year

  • Alan | December 19, 2012 3:55 AM

    I don't know about "worst", but 'Seven Psychopaths' has got to be the laziest film I have seen in ... about a month (hey, it's been a lazy year for major films in general, as 'Dark Shadows', 'The Dictator' and 'Rock of Ages' seem to be in competition for who could take the least amount of content and stretch it into a film). 'Each female role is terrible, so let's just say that each female role is terrible and hope that The Playlist think this is, like, a deep reflection on contemporary film.' 'Let's make the lead character a writer, because we all know how interesting and compelling writers are ...'. (They're not, that's probably why they write about other, interesting people). And - although I like Colin Farrell (even though it's often hard to remember why, exactly) - the idea of casting the guy as a writer is mind-boggling. It's just the worst bit of flawed logic I've seen in a while: "OK, guys, Farrell was excellent in my last film, a buddy film in which Brendan Gleeson carried a lot of the weight, so let's cast Farrell as the lead. Oh and let's make him a brilliant, but damaged wordsmith ..." The minute the producer didn't slap McDonagh for that casting suggestion was possibly when the film was doomed. That, and when McDonagh offered a rambling, incoherent script that had some (the operative word is 'some') interesting ideas, and the producer didn't tell him to do a page-one rewrite.

  • ANONYMOUS HATER | December 18, 2012 8:14 PM

    SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS plays like a liberal douche who read Raymond Carver and Elmore Leonard and thought he could make a flick. Granted all adaptation ofthose authors books are douche liberal rags by left leaning filmmakers like Tarantino and Altman. KILLSHOT and THE BIG BOUNCE are still the best Leonard adaptations for my NON-TAXABLE money. Only ones that understand cinema.

  • Christopher Bell | December 18, 2012 6:40 PM

    We will fight for the latter's honor.

  • Phil | December 18, 2012 3:48 PMReply

    You might actually be alone in thinking 2012 was a pretty great year for film.

  • Phil | December 18, 2012 3:47 PMReply

    You might actually be alone in thinking 2012 was a pretty great year for film.

  • JD | December 18, 2012 3:47 PMReply

    I will contend that both 1997 and 1998 were better years for 90s cinema then 1999.

  • JD | December 18, 2012 3:47 PMReply

    I will contend that both 1997 and 1998 were better years for 90s cinema then 1999.

  • Phil | December 18, 2012 3:46 PMReply

    You might actually be alone in thinking 2012 was a pretty great year for film.

  • Phil | December 18, 2012 3:46 PMReply

    You might actually be alone in thinking 2012 was a pretty great year for film.

  • Aron Campisano | December 18, 2012 3:21 PMReply

    Come on, my Mom could have picked these. This is just a steaming pile of "Hollywood" crap movies, most of which aren't exactly striving for cinematic transcendence. Can art films do no wrong at The Playlist?! The true horrors are found there: The Paperboy was a next-level embarrassment to all involved, and the absolutely horrendous The We and the I by Michel Gondry was actually called "racist" by Cinema Scope.

    Props on Act of Valor though. Just when you thought the propaganda film was dead, this movie dares ask how many Mexican peasants must be splattered against the wall to preserve the glory of blonde-haired blue-eyed San Diego babies. WOW.

  • Marko | December 18, 2012 3:18 PMReply

    But Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter got a B+ from this site!

  • Niko | December 18, 2012 2:56 PMReply

    The Paperboy!!!!! Also, To Rome with Love, Woody's most lifeless slog.

  • Brad | December 18, 2012 2:53 PMReply

    Battleship was a funny comedy that pretty much took Michael Bay's Transformers films, removed all their issues and added a human element, and made for one of the best blockbusters of the summer. It doesn't have the ironic detachment of The Avengers, nor the downtime where people do nothing but shoot "witty" quips at each other without actually furthering plot or character development.

    The "villains" are interesting because they don't actually instigate the fight between mankind, and they're shown to have empathy, when they spare a harmless child. It's a subversive parody of nationalist, black-and-white blockbusters like the Marvel movies and Transformers. For god's sake it ends with "Fortunate Son" playing. I'm going to take a line from someone I know and say that "if this exact movie came out in 1995 you fuckers would all be saying how they don't make 'em as fun as Battleship anymore."

  • Alan | December 19, 2012 3:40 AM

    'Battleship' may not be perfect, but I am astounded by the level of hate it receives. Any film that can take the most clichéd dialogue imaginable ("I didn't sign up for this"), and then offer a reply that perfectly articulates the audience's attitude to the line ("No shit") has to at least be operating on some (not a lot, but some) brainpower. It's curious that all critics who mentioned the line didn't quote the comeback. Or maybe it isn't curious, because it's easy to mock the cliché than engage in a discussion about the self-aware reversal. I think it gets real boring when the action finally hits in the third act, but there is some 'Con Air'-style absurdist humour operating in the early part of the film, and it's easily Berg's best work since 'The Rundown' (then again, I don't much care for Berg's work, as a whole).

  • joseph | December 18, 2012 2:35 PMReply

    john carter was awesome.. sincere and pure fun. alps was the worst movie of the year.

  • 4 | December 18, 2012 2:21 PMReply

    Yes, John Carter was garbage. Trite and conventional. A retread of Attack of the Clones, basically. Badly shot, designed, written and performed, so --- "Blame marketing. Blame development hell. Blame difficult source material. Blame Bryan Cranston’s yellow yarn wig. Blame whatever you want, anyway you slice the shit pie of a movie that is “John Carter,” it is still a pie made out of shit. "

  • Dee | December 18, 2012 2:05 PMReply

    Total Recall: so bad it's featured twice!

  • Juicebox | December 18, 2012 2:04 PMReply

    "The Possession" belongs nowhere near the worst of list!

    It's a bathwater entry at best because it sounds similar to "The Apparition" which is genuinely terrible.

  • The Truth | December 18, 2012 2:01 PMReply

    Where's The Dark Knight Rises or Django Unchained?

  • Jack | December 18, 2012 2:00 PMReply

    Still don't get the hate for That's My boy. If it was Ted, it'd be praised.

  • SpliffClavin | January 6, 2013 11:47 AM

    Ted is okay. A lot of it is boring. Just Watched That's My Boy a second time last night. Showed it to my roommates. They loved it. Non stop laugh out loud laughing. The same way it was in the theater. Ted produced several small bursts of laughter and occasional chuckling.

  • Liz | December 18, 2012 6:31 PM

    What a bizarre statement. "Why does everyone hate cyanide? If it were penicillin, people would love it."

  • Swell | December 18, 2012 2:05 PM

    If it was Ted, it'd be a better movie.

  • Mijo | December 18, 2012 1:52 PMReply

    So Ted is not on the list? WTF? That movie was soooooo bad. I think the only time i laughed was when Giovanni Ribisi was dancing to that Tiffany song, and that was only because I watched the Tiffany stalker doc.

  • TheoC | December 18, 2012 1:51 PMReply

    Great list, I'm delighted I only saw John Carter from this list. You've made my evening.

  • Chris | December 18, 2012 1:50 PMReply

    Any "worst of 2012" that doesn't highlight the complete incompetence of "The Paperboy" is null and void. OK, I kid, but still. "The Paperboy" is worse than every movie you listed.

  • ali | December 19, 2012 1:54 PM

    You didn't see Madea's Witness Protection Program.

  • Aron Campisano | December 18, 2012 2:41 PM

    AMEN to that.

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