Having just knocked out my Top 10 of the year and waxed poetic about what a great movie year it was, now it's time to take out the claws, sharpen 'em, and dig in.
Most of you are smart enough to avoid the stinkers. Word of mouth and sites like Rotten Tomatoes help weed out the good from the bad. But, when you're an obsessive movie freak like I am, you go to anything and everything, even if you know going in that the movie will suck.
There are times when I enjoy going to bad movies. Some of the worst movies this year were the most heavily attended. I want to know why people are paying good money to see junk when they could be seeing Whiplash. I want to know what dumbass studio head greenlit such a piece of poo. I want to know what in God's green earth the A-list celebrity was thinking when they signed on to star.
I actually don't mind bad movies like Transformers: Age of Extinction, Let's Be Cops, If I Stay, and Step Up: All In. Each brings their own unique brand of "entertainment" to the table.
But, the worst movies are those that feel inescapable. Those that make me regret my time in the theater. Those that have me actively hating them as I watch. Only a handful earn this distinction. Here they are, my bottom 5 movies of 2014:
(Dis)Honorable Mention: Blended, A Merry Friggin' Christmas, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, 3 Days to Kill, Hercules, Ouija
Next up in my year-end review, I'll tackle the 10 best performances I saw on screen in 2014.
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