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2nd Annual Anti-Awards: Worst Movies of 2010

I’ve changed the categories from last year’s awards to be Worst Picture, Biggest Let-Down, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Actor, Worst Actress and Worst Editing. These are probably my most questionable selections of the award season, so comment on what you think.

Worst Editing
Sex and the City 2
The Bounty Hunter
Birdemic: Shock and Terror (seriously, look this movie up)
BloodRayne 3: Warhammer

Birdemic: Shock and Terror. Now, I’m excluding this from any other award category because I don’t think its fair to the other movies in this awards list. The movie was, hands down, the worst movie of the year, and one of the worst movies ever.

Worst Actress
Miley Cyrus – The Last Song
Justin Bieber – Never Say Never
Kristen Stewart – Remember Me
Emily Blunt – The Wolfman
Alice Eve – She’s Out of My League

Miley Cyrus – The Last Song. Now, I’ve seen some bad performances, but this one takes the cake. Be it the terribly annoying overdone accent that made me wanna kill myself in front of the TV that kids were watching, to the lines that just didn’t fit her character, Miley Cyrus does something in acting she never thought she could: take a step backward.

Worst Actor
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – The Tooth Fairy
Adrien Brody – Splice
Jackie Chan – The Spy Next Door
Benicio del Toro – The Wolfman
Forrest Whitaker – Our Family Wedding
Ned Arnel (A.K.A. Carlos Mencia) – Our Family Wedding
Ashton Kutcher – Valentine’s Day
Sam Worthington – Clash of the Titans

Benicio del Toro – The Wolfman. Possibly one of the most accomplished Hispanic actors ever, Benicio del Toro is a legend. In this movie, he drags himself down from the ladder he climbed up throughout his career, and tosses himself onto the ground, breaking his legs and forever keeping him from reaching the gold he once held… Oscar gold.

Worst Screenplay
The Wolfman
The Tooth Fairy
Our Family Wedding
The Last Airbender
The Spy Next Door
The Bounty Hunter
Clash of the Titans
Cop Out
The Last Exorcism
Paranormal Activity 2

Clash of the Titans. The movie was simply terrible, and the writing didn’t help at all. It solved problems without solving them and created new ones randomly, leaving them unsolved until the very end. And even then, they remained unsolved.

Worst Director
Louis Leterrier – Clash of the Titans
Vincenzo Natali – Splice
Daniel Stamm – The Last Exorcism
Garry Marshall – Valentine’s Day
Kevin Smith – Cop Out
Tod Williams – Paranormal Activity 2
M. Night Shyamalan – The Last Airbender

Tod Williams – Paranormal Activity 2. The reason is because the writing involved some scary sequences, but the way he directed the movie made it seem like he said “okay, now lets make this NOT scary to keep audiences in their seats.” The movie was bad mainly because of a amateur director who’s never heard of a camera angle. BTW, Paranormal Activity 3 is expected to come out in 2011. Do I smell this year’s Razzie winner?

Biggest Let-Down
Clash of the Titans
Paranormal Activity 2
Cop Out
Alice in Wonderland
The Last Airbender
True Grit
The Next Three Days

The Last Airbender. This movie had a chance to be great, but it failed due to a flawed script, a flawed cast, and angles that left supreme boredom.

Worst Picture
The Last Airbender
Paranormal Activity 2
Cop Out
Clash of the Titans
Leap Year
Our Family Wedding
The Tooth Fairy
The Spy Next Door
Valentine’s Day
The Wolfman

Splice. Possibly the worst movie in years, excluding Birdemic, Splice is as boring as it is choppy, the direction, editing and writing, along with dreadful acting, combining to make a terrible end result that makes everyone in the audience pissed that they wasted $9.00 on THIS.

How was my ranking? Voice your opinion in the comment section.

About J.C. Simpson

I am a high school student who is involved in film at my school in my broadcasting/video production class. Having met up-and-coming film affiliates in my area, I have come to know many great camera techniques, good writing skills and cinematographic specialties. I have taken courses and am in the process of becoming certified to use multiple different editing equipment/software engines and cameras. I am in the process of writing over 10 Screenplays and 3 Books, and look to hopefully enter into the world of cinema as a editor, scorer, cinematographer, writer and director.

14 Responses to “2nd Annual Anti-Awards: Worst Movies of 2010”

  1. Charlie says:

    I thought Splice was the best movie of that miserable lot. A fun, crazy, different, kooky B-grade monster movie. Anyway, so far I’m thinking…

    Worst Editing: My Soul to Take

    Worst Actress: I haven’t subjected myself to it yet, but I can’t imagine how Cher and Christina Aguilera wouldn’t clean up here for Burlesque.

    Worst Actor: Sam Worthington in anything. Where did this clown come from?

    Worst Screenplay: My Soul to Take.
    “It’s not normal for everyone to go around killing everyone all the time”

    Biggest Let-Down: Cemetery Junction –
    With so many let downs for me the biggest was Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant finally collaborating on a movie together – and the result is a boring coming of age film!

    Worst Director: Samuel Bayer, A Nightmare on Elm Street –
    A perfect example of bad directing by putting it up against good directing. Bayer ineptly handles a horror icon and can’t even follow the blue prints Wes Craven set out for him to make a flat, scareless, uninspired and sleazy film.

    Worst Picture: My Soul to Take
    The other end of the Wes Craven spectrum. The first 5 minutes are great and the movie quickly goes to cliche, to nonsensical to head-slappingly stupid and fianlly to barely comprehensible.

    Dishonorable Mention: Saw 3D

  2. J.C. Simpson says:

    Very true, Charlie, but I haven’t had the misfortune of watching My Soul to Take, though I did hear that it was bad. I’ll have to see it, though. And yes, Sam Worthington is terrible.

  3. Charlie says:

    I forgot about Human Centipede! Or maybe just blocked it out. It certainly deserves a place on any Worst List. A failure on every level.

  4. b-durk says:

    These lists made me realize how many awful movies I managed to dodge this year. Some of the categories I can’t even cast a vote because I didn’t see anything on the list.

    I’d like to comment on the fact that I find it hard to qualify The Last Airbender as a let-down. I understand that the anime has a huge fan base; however, M. Night projects seem to follow a systematic exponential decay. In other words, his newest movie almost always exceeds the horribleness of his previous failure. Just go down the line of movies. His first big hit (The Six Sense) all the way to The Happening and The Last Airbender, and a trend of exponential decay begins to develop. I didn’t go out to see The Last Airbender because I figured it would follow this trend.

    Until I see more of these terrible movies, I’m going to cast my vote for Wolfman in every category. A friend of mine that works at an AMC took me to see it for free, and I left before the movie finished. Wolfman equals so bad it’s not even worth my time at no financial cost.

  5. J.C. Simpson says:

    Agreed, Charlie, Human Centipede was terrible, and b-durk, yes, but it all depends on the individual, really. I loved Signs more than the Sixth Sense, granted the twist was better in the Sixth Sense.

  6. M R Conn says:

    Have to say that I avoided most of the movies nominated but I really liked Splice – a bit of Cronenburg, a dash of alien and Adrian Broody and Sarah Polley hamming it up no end, ok it gets a bit lost but still a hell of a lot of fun. The scene where the two maggot things rip each other to shreds is laugh out loud funny.

    I’m suprised that The Tourist didn’t get a mention one of the most idiotic non-thrillers I have ever seen; if you haven’t guessed the ‘twist’ five minutes in your not trying hard enough.

  7. J.C. Simpson says:

    I haven’t seen it yet, though I do think that I already know what the twist is without seeing it. And Florian Henckel von Donnersmark let me down already from the reviews not being amazing. The man made The Lives of Others, one of the greatest foreign movies EVER. And this is how he follows it up?

  8. M R Conn says:

    Yea well every good director’s allowed one bad un – Gilliam had the Brother’s Grim, Lynch had Dune, Kubrick had Eyes Wide Shut, Tarantino had Death Proof etc. etc.

  9. J.C. Simpson says:

    Aronofsky had the plot development side of The Fountain. The movie was beautiful, but the plot development was too slow. The only directors I know of who haven’t messed up are Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Aronofsky (based solely on the positives of The Fountain), Duncan Jones and Steve McQueen, mainly because the later had only made one film so far.

  10. M R Conn says:

    He should quit while he’s ahead…

  11. M R Conn says:

    I really liked Moon and I haven’t seen Hunger so Duncan Jones

  12. J.C. Simpson says:

    Well, Source Code looks to be epic, so I’m fine with him making more. He has ability. And McQueen is a artist turned writer-director. His shots are beautiful, and he is just a great director. So I think he’s got some stuff going as well.

  13. J.C. Simpson says:

    And Steve McQueen is also supposed to be making another movie soon, so I look forward to that one. I’d recommend Hunger with high honors, though.


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