It’s that time of year again. Pretty soon, every movie critic in the world will (be forced by their editor to) write a column in which they choose the best movies of the past 12 months. A few of these critics will even populate their lists with mainstream flicks everyone has heard of. But of course, most of them will be trying to remind everyone that they went to film school by choosing a bunch of foreign films that only people who read The New Yorker have ever heard of.
Anyway, I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of these end-of-year “best movies” lists. So this year I decided to do a list of the worst movies released in the last 12 months.
Now, I’m no movie critic, so I won’t be making too many subjective assessments here. Instead, I’m using two reliable sources to rank the flicks: Rotten Tomatoes and the Internet Movie Database. I started with a list of the 50 lowest scoring films of 2012. Then I went through and removed any film that scored at least a 6.0 on IMDB.com, which spared a number of critically panned films. (I’m looking at you, Taken 2.) For the most part, I ranked the remaining films according to the IMDB rating, but there are a few exceptions—for example, where the critics score from Rotten Tomatoes was really low.
Anyway, the end result is a list of really bad movies according to both critics and the general public. Take a look, and let me know what you think.