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Time Magazine Names 'Cloud Atlas' The Worst Movie Of 2012; 'John Carter' Comes In Second Place

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 4, 2012 at 5:28PM

Well, you can't have the best of the year without the worst, and while Cahiers Du Cinema got the ball rolling on the top films of the year, Time Magazine has dropped their rundown of the worst. And topping it all? The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's "Cloud Atlas."
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Cloud Atlas, Hanks, Berry

Well, you can't have the best of the year without the worst, and while Cahiers Du Cinema got the ball rolling on the top films of the year, Time Magazine has dropped their rundown of the worst. And topping it all? The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's "Cloud Atlas."

To be certain, the movie was divisive, and even among The Playlist there were wildly differing opinions. Meanwhile, a European distributor said last month that maybe the movie was too smart for American audiences. But the new-agey, we're-all-connected motif didn't jibe with Mary Pols, who wrote that the conceit of the film was so much like "bong-fueled conversations I had in college that I almost ordered a Domino’s pizza afterward." She also thought for all the razzle dazzle, it was a "bloated fantasia of special effects and makeup wizardry." Ouch.

Check out her best of the worst below, and as always, let us know what you think in the comments section.

Time Magazine's Worst Films Of 2012

10. One For The Money (review)
9. The Odd Life Of Timothy Green 
8. What To Expect When You're Expecting 
7. Alex Cross (review)
6. The Lorax (review)
5. This Means War (review)
4. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (review)
3. Hyde Park On Hudson (review)
2. John Carter (review)
1. Cloud Atlas (review)

This article is related to: Cloud Atlas, Best Of 2012, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, What To Expect When You're Expecting, Alex Cross, The Lorax, This Means War, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Hyde Park On Hudson, John Carter Of Mars


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