TOP TEN UNWATCHABLE FILMS OF 2014:
Realllllly sad to be putting this one on here because honestly and truthfully I REALLY wanted to see this and love it. It had a fantastic trailer after all (darn those trailer makers!) And then the reviews came where reviewer after reviewer made mention to how melodramatic, depressing this film is. That it paints the worst possible picture possible of humanity. Look, the world we're living in isn't perfect.. but sometimes we need to see that there's SOME glimmer of hope instead of making us all feel like horrible people. A real shame since I really liked what Jason Reitman did with Thank You For Smoking, Juno, and Up in the Air. But Labor Day, (and Young Adult to an extent) and now this? You, sir, are in a rut. Too bad. It would have been nice for Adam Sandler to have some success in a more serious role.
Last year my unwatchables list included Planes a ripoff of the worst Pixar movie intended to be set in the same universe...this time focused on Planes instead of Cars. Disney loved me and everyone else so much (or their money at least) they churned out a sequel /spin-off only a year later. Thanks, Disney. We can all count on your desire to make money and run a franchise into the ground. Sigh.
Maybe when I'm in my 50's or 60's or have lost my taste in movies, I'll have a desire to watch a collection of aging action stars. Just zero desire to watch this or any of the films in the series.
So far, Melissa McCarthy seems to have a pretty hit and miss big screen record. She was great in Bridesmaids and The Heat and HORRIBLE in the incredibly unfunny Identity Thief. Unfortunately, Tammy looks like it follows in the steps of the latter. Tammy is the first film on the list to have a pretty dismal IMDb score in addition to a rotten score on RT. On IMDb it's so awful it's in the 4's with a 4.8. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a 24%. So yeah I have no doubt this is in the same league as Identity Thief.
Look. I'm a huge fan of the original. But when I saw the trailer for the new one I was absolutely appalled. While I still have a soft spot for the first film, my tastes have matured in the twenty years since it came out... but the Farrelly Brother's humor is still the same. The problem with that is it's outdated and not what audiences are looking for anymore. Not a good sign when Jennifer Lawrence asks for her cameo to be cut from your movie.
When. Will. This. Franchise. Die???? Ugh. People. Please. Stop. Seeing. These. Movies. Does anyone even like them anymore? I've heard nothing but awful things about this movie and I can't say I'm surprised. I don't need to see this movie to know how loud it is. I still have a headache from Transformers 2. Rotten Tomatoes only validates my opinion with an 18%. When critics claim it's the worst of the Transformers series and it makes them long for Shia LaBeouf you KNOW that's a problem. But but but...it had transformer dinosaurs in it.
DISHONORABLE MENTIONS: RIDE ALONG, LEGENDS OF OZ, RAGE, THE NUT JOB, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2, NEED FOR SPEED, INTO THE STORM
So do you agree, disagree? Any of these films you watched that you can personally vouch for? Or validate that I was right for including them? Oh and just to prove that I'm not a totally blind follower of Rotten Tomato ratings look for a list later this week of the underrated films of 2014 that were undeserving of their poor reviews.