HERE. These two films have several things in common: both are loud, stupid action movies, both should never have been made and sadly both are unflattering imitations of the original Die Hard. Actually to be more accurate concerning the 5th Die Hard movie would be to say that it does not resemble any single aspect of the original movie at all; it is so far removed that you would never recognize that the character Bruce Willis is supposed to be playing is the same clever every man he was in the 1980's. The only good thing I can say is I enjoyed that the guy who played his son actually looked like he could be his son. But the father/son issues and cheesy dialogue? Yawn. As for White House Down? Well I certainly can't deny it was pretty freaking entertaining (a part of me even loved it...) But it was probably the most preposterous movie I've seen all year.
HERE. Recently I caught a trailer for this on one of my DVD's and realized that every funny moment in this movie was shown in its trailer. Basically, you can compact the entirety of worthwhile moments in this film to approximately 2-3 minutes. So yes I admit it had a few clever moments, but far too much was embarrassingly bad and predictably cliche. The bad far outweighed the good.
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE. Original review HERE. How did a cast with such great comic potential turn out this dud?? Besides playing an everyman, Steve Carrell is also really good at playing a jerk. But Burt Wonderstone? Not a character you find yourself wanting to root for EVER. Plus how do you waste Steve Buscemi and Alan Arkin?? This movie was just so completely stale...it felt like it should have been made ten years ago.
HERE. After how unintentionally entertaining The Lucky One was, I have to be honest and say I was pretty upset this film wasn't more awful. But hey, it's still a Nicholas Sparks film and thus plenty deserving to make an appearance on this list. But hey at least it finally made some HIMYM fans happy. SPOILER ALERT (Robin is the mother! See what I did there?) Also I said it in my original review, but I'll say it again: methinks ol Nicky boy was watching some Charlie St. Cloud for some inspiration on this one.
And finally....my #1 most hated film of 2013 was:
1. IDENTITY THIEF - I happen to really enjoy both Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, so I figured this movie would be a mindless, fun comedy. What I didn't anticipate is how truly PAINFUL this movie was. That and nonsensical. It's so dumb it makes your head hurt, and when it doesn't hurt you're in pain at how truly unlikable these characters are. I certainly didn't care what happened to them. There was one point in this movie where I truly thought I was in a nightmare. How could this thing get any worse? And suddenly it manages to find a way to top the awfulness. This is the one movie that I ABSOLUTELY wanted to turn off but had no control over the remote control. Trust me though, I buried my head in some blankets and listened in pain to the disgrace of a conclusion. Oh, the humanity.
DISHONORABLE MENTIONS: GRUDGE MATCH, GANGSTER SQUAD, NOW YOU SEE ME, ADMISSION.