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Mark Kermode's top ten worst... http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/markkermode/2011/12/the_worst_ten_films_of_2011.html
I've actually not seen a single film on that list. I think I've got a pretty good instinct nowadays for I want to see - occasionally I'll see something I think is a bit "meh" but it's really, really rare I'll see something I'll genuinely hate.
I think I only saw one film this year I actively disliked (I won't name it 'cos it'll crop on this thread 5 million times without my input) and, even then - ham-fisted and utterly devoid of subtlety as the execution was - I admired the ambition of it and don't actually regret it seeing it and having an opinion on it, even if I hated the experience at the time.
but I, unlike Kermode, love trash films for what they are - fluff.
that's no excuse. there's trashy fluff, and then there's that. the first one was the most cynical excuse for a romantic comedy, there were literally about 9 storylines that were so vapid and impossible to keep track of, it was just so they could squeeze in as many a-list stars as possible. but don't worry, they still managed to bombard you with every single nauseating cliche in the book.
i only watched it because taylor swift was in it :(
honestly though even when watching trash you can have some standards, because trash cinema can go pretty fucking low.
by pretending to be deep human dramas about people like, connecting and , like, finding meaning in their lives, y'know?-and are taken seriously by a bewildering amount of the people who go to see them. At least the likes of the Human Centipede don't pretend to be anything other than bottom-of-the-barrel trash.
It was pointless and just a SPOT THE CELEB but it wasn't AWFUL AWFUL. I've seen worse Rom Coms. It wasn't comedy though as there was nothing comedic about it unless you count the bit where Zac Efron goes to snog Michelle Pheifer and gets a bit of confetti in his mouth by mistake and has to pull it out and its really funny but its not meant to be funny.
Also, I cried FOR NO REASON. It was just they get a part of my brain that has the crying bit in it and they poke at it and it goes.
Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son doesn't make the bottom 10.
Thoughts here: http://bit.ly/jqNByA
Happy Feet Two was migraine inducing and completely nonsensical.
Along with Hobo With A Shotgun, Bad Teacher, Blitz, The Ward, Bunraku, The Roomate, The Last Rites of Ransom Pride and Your Highness
kermodes opinions have no sway on me. The man hates star wars, im not saying theyre the best films ever but it shows there is a significant sector of cinema that he can't appreciate
I Spit On Your Grave, a horrible little original film made even worse. The Hangover is just too ..I dunno, it's one of those like Transformers where you know what you'll get so you can't get too angry over it. I absolutely detest Black Swan, but maybe Battle: Los Angeles if that was this year?
I was really annoyed at how virulently racist and misogynistic (not to mention lazy) a mainstream film could be in 2011. Plus, they get away with all the cultural desecration - no hint of a moral compass.
it was weird, in the first one they werent exactly great people but the basic plot was supposed to be average people in events that got out of hand, but in the 2nd one they were pretty despicable
I have found that the biggest fans of The Hangover 2 are women....bizarre.
and horror in general. he never hates them because they've got a bad script, it's always because he's completely OUTRAGED by the violence. his favourite film is the fucking exorcist so yeah.
I told her off.
Suppose that's why it went straight to DVD
he's still a total chimp wrist