I try to avoid bad movies as much as I can, and not bad movies that are fun, like Plan 9 From Outer Space. I mean really bad sh*t like Armageddon, movies that you wouldn’t watch again to get out of debt. In fact, it was that film, Batman and Robin, and the ’98 remake of Godzilla where I really had to draw a line in the sand and vow never to sit through anything that awful again.
And that’s just the top five. Then came The Lone Ranger, which took a John Carter sized beating from the audiences and critics, After Earth, another career albatross for M Night Shymalan, as well as a big turd in the punchbowl for Will Smith, Movie 43, and #1 is…(Drum roll please)…A Good Day to Die Hard, which Yahoo called a “mailed-it-in-stinker…at least Bruce Willis could have tried.”
I always used to have a great time watching Siskel and Ebert’s worst of the year shows where they went off on the truly dreadful movies they had to suffer through. Bad reviews can be great fun to read, and we’re grateful that enough critical scorn can save us a lot of wasted time in the theaters. If this list spares you from suffering, we’re grateful.