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McGinty On February - 1 - 2010

The Razzies just announced their nominations for Worsts of 2009, among their nominees:

For Worst Film:

All About Steve
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Land of The Lost
Old Dogs
Transformers 2:  Revenge of The Fallen

FYI, until Avatar came out, Transformers 2 was the highest grossing movie of the year. So what does it say that a film that no one argues is an awful film is also the 2nd most popular film of the year?

Sort of the McDonald’s hamburger dynamic.

Now movies that are just plain bad are hard to watch but movies that are  unbelievably bad, can be hard to take your eyes off of.

There are the bad “classics” like Plan 9 From Outer Space and Reefer Madness. More contemporary ones like Showgirls and Battlefield Earth. Then there are the annual crop of stinkers.

What other bad movies were out there this year? The heralded Watchmen was unWatchable. Angels and Demons was hell. Bruno was brutal. Funny People wasn’t.

What are your favorite bad films of 2009?

Categories: Film

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  1. Chernynkaya says:

    Ok Mcguinty, call me a moron, but I laughed a little at Land of the Lost. And I loved the premise, because my son and I used to watch the original Syd and Marty Croft version on TV when he was little--it was sooo cheesy. Funny People was a dud, but I’ve seem much worse! Fortunately, we avoided the others you listed.

    Paul Blart, Mall Cop was pretty dismal.There were hardly any movies I even wanted to see though. :-9

    I loved Up, Julie and Julia, and Inglorious Basterds (but anything by Tarantino rocks!).

  2. javaz says:

    First off, I liked “Angels and Demons”, but then I am a fan of Dan Brown novels and a fan of Tom Hanks in almost every movie that he’s made.
    Heck, I love “Polar Express” even, which some critics, if not all, disliked.

    The movie that I truly hated, but am probably the only person who hated it, was “The Hangover”.
    I do believe that “The Hangover” was nominated for a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award, and won one of them.

    Seems to me that most movies that critics love -- I hate, and most movies that critics hate -- I love.


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