The Top Worst Movies
Posted 2017-10-02 16:40:28
One of the most unwatchable films in recent memory, a dishonest bit of corporate-suite sanitizing that's no good even for laughs. One of those rare films so unfathomably ghastly you could write a better one while sitting through its interminable 110 minutes. Comes across as a squirm-inducing heap of propaganda at its most self-congratulatory.
Despite all the gross-out humor, the most offensive thing about this is the lazy filmmaking; every shot feels like a first take, and the haphazard editing precludes any comic timing. The line between gross-out humor that's inspired and the kind that's witless is fine indeed, and "Movie 43" obliterates it with poop and movie stars.
BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR
This god-awful, unfunny, stinkingly putrid sketch-comic movie has exactly one snicker-worthy moment, involving Kevin Nealon and a stolen grape. But watching the rest of it will make you whine. Working under the incorrect assumption that anything having to do with porn is hilarious, Bucky Larson is a consistently strained comedy without much charm or wit.
JACK AND JILL
Sandler has become a good actor of late, but here he gives over most of his talents to Jill, who is so screechy, needy, and lovelorn that you can hardly blame Jack for wanting to fade into the background. It's all pretty unfunny, and leaves you too much time to wonder about other things. Like, how did this sludge ever get a PG rating? Jack and Jill is an ill-advised, too long Saturday Night Live skit gone wrong. It's a cartoon. It's a way for all involved to pad their pockets and a way for Sandler to keep his friends employed.
THE LAST AIRBENDER
There isn't a single convincing performance in the picture, and the badness of the acting is, bizarrely, pretty much in direct proportion to a character's importance. The Last Airbender is not just a flop, it's a big-budget flop, and it's a throwback to that grand old genre, the movie that's so bad that it's bad. A dull, boring, poorly acted, limply written and thoroughly unappealing fantasy, featuring bland characters locked in a struggle of no interest.