It’s that time of the year already, just before the awards season really kicks in when bloggers everywhere are posting their Top 10s for the year. I’ve always gone by UK release dates for my lists as we often have to wait weeks for a lot of releases, but honestly, it’s so hard to keep track of so this year I’ll be using the general release date. What I’d like to do then is revisit my list later in the year when I’ve caught up on more movies.
Let’s save the best for last and kick off with this year’s stinkers. I think I’ve done quite well to avoid a lot of the bad movies this year but I still managed to put a list of 10 together without any troubles.
Some of these are simply terrible, others are disappointments, and a couple just weren’t for me.
#10 The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Cate Blanchett was the only real saving grace of this movie. I’m also still plagued by nightmares of Jack Black’s head on a baby’s body.
#9 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
I had decent expectations for this sequel, but the second half was so ridiculous I found myself laughing for all the wrong reasons.
#8 Red Sparrow
You know – I can’t even remember anything about this movie. It was slutty and it had spies…and that’s the best I can do.
#7 The Commuter
I love all of Liam Neeson’s action movies, even if they are all kind of the same. This one, however, was just boring!
#6 The Old Man & the Gun
I’m sorry – I know lots of people loved this movie. It’s just…for a heist movie it was quiet, slow and dull.
#5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
JK Rowling needs to step up her game. I hope the backlash this movie got makes her look really hard about how this series moves forward. Perhaps she could start by reading her own books again.
#4 Life of the Party
Another year, another Melissa McCarthy comedy that I’m either going to love or hate. You can all guess where this one fell.
#3 Fifty Shades Freed
Confession – the Fifty Shades series is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine. However, I didn’t really love the third book and the movie was even worse.
#2 How It Ends
Hey Netflix, if you’re going to make a post-apocalyptic movie without a real ending, how about you don’t call it How It Ends?!
#1 The Happytime Murders
Melissa McCarthy, you messed up twice in one year. I’m so, so mad about The Happytime Murders because it could have been brilliant, and witty. Instead, it was just vulgar and unfunny.
I’ll be back early next week with my Top 10 Best Movies of 2018!