The first part consists of the movies that I didn’t get the chance to see that I heard were terrible and that looked terrible that I didn’t get around to see them. I don’t normally see movies I don’t want to see, but I try to see movies in general so I can have a variety of things, but it just happens where I don’t get to everything.
Bad Movies I Didn’t See but wanted to:
The Mummy, Fifty Shades Darker, Underworld: Blood Wars, Transformers: The Last Knight, Unforgettable, The Dark Tower, The Circle, Flatliners, Snatched, All Eyez On Me, Rough Night, Ghost in the Shell, Kidnap… I could go on but I’m going to stop lol. There were a lot of movies, I meant to watch but never got around to it.
So I ultimately enjoyed watching this, but it has a lot of flaws. The story, how the villains are handled, how the characters are handled. I think it could have been a great experience, but there were a lot of stupid details, characters saying stupid things, the dialogue was really bad at times. The climax was also very lame.
How can you make Jamie Foxx, a charismatic actor, whisper, grunt and seethe the entire time. The story is dumb, the climax is dumb and while there are some good things in it, such as the acting and the two action scenes, everything else, the son’s acting, the villains… I just didn’t buy any of it. Dumb.
This movie was supposed to be funny and while it has funny things, it doesn’t have many laughs throughout. It has a lot of pacing issues, and it’s very similar to everything we’ve seen before. The premise is interesting but it doesn’t add anything new.
This movie was supposed to be good. Unfortunately, it’s not. The acting isn’t bad, at least not from Nia Long and Idina Menzel, but they did not handle the story well. They didn’t allow us to really see how the friendship was built and lasted throughout their years. They rushed over the important parts of their lives. Ugh, it was so upsetting. The music was also very forgettable and you have IDINA MENZEL and you have forgettable songs. Lame.
Again, the acting isn’t bad but the characters are STUPID. They’re all cardboard cut outs of cliche people. The story is super stupid and doesn’t make any sense, characters make super stupid choices. Again, HOW CAN AN ASTRONAUT MAKE IT TO SPACE WITHOUT PASSING ALL TESTS!!!! So dumb. The romance is fine but I don’t necessarily believe it.
It has it’s funny moments, the acting isn’t bad, but the characters aren’t very interesting outside of Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron’s characters. The supporting characters weren’t interesting, the humor didn’t always land, the visuals could also be pretty bad, especially in the scene with the fire and the boat. It was very unfocused and the villain, while a good actress, was a terrible villain.
I really wanted to like this movie, it seemed really interesting but the whole “tulip” thing I thought ruined the movie. The acting isn’t bad, it’s good, the characters can sometimes be interesting, the side characters more so than the main ones. Again, characters also making really dumb decisions and character development was pretty nonexistent.
This movie is terrible. All of the characters, all of them have no motivation for anything they do. The acting is fine, but I cannot imagine how any of these actors thought this script was legit when they read it. Something had to have changed by time they started filming. The action was lame, the romance was lame, the movie didn’t care about the growth of the romance so I didn’t. So dumb. It didn’t know what it wanted to be and the movie failed because of it.
I just watched this, and it’s terrible. I did not laugh once, wait I think I laughed maybe one time but otherwise, I did not laugh at all. There were points where it supposed to be funny and it wasn’t. The character should have been switched, I could not buy Michael Pena in his role, the action was lame, the climax was lame and the gross humor was not funny and I don’t think any of the characters were interesting. This movie was just plain stupid.
This is my list of the worst of the year. There are some dishonorable mentions and it took me a minute to decide between some of them but I had to pick them. I would love to hear your thoughts on the worst movies of the year! Let me know in the polls and in the comments below!
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Summary: After the town takes away their daughter’s college scholarship, a couple starts an illegal casino in their friend’s house to make back the money.
The Cast. Another case where the characters are lacking but the cast is good. There is a ton of funny people in this movie, a lot of people from Saturday Night Live and what not, but they are really just themselves on the movie set going back and forth and jokes and fun stuff. They’re all good.
The Humor. I think this movie is funny. I normally find Ferrell and Poehler funny, so I liked them together, they bounced off each other really well. They both have great comedic timing and it’s funnier when they’re just regular suburban parents who lose their minds.
Entertaining. It’s a fun movie! I think at best, watching Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler be ridiculous, watch how they get in over their heads and take on these crazy personas is really fun to watch. Plus, the whole fallout towards the end is so over the top its hilariously ridiculous.
The Humor. As I always say, humor is subjective and I know everyone won’t find this movie funny. There are times when it’s not funny, it’s just trying to hard. Sometimes you can tell when someone ad-libbed and sometimes those moments are the ones that don’t flow with the dialogue, it feels out-of-place and is not funny. It comes off cheap and gross sometimes. They linger on certain laughs for too long and the funny dies with the joke.
The Usual. There’s nothing really different or special about this movie that makes it stand out. It wants to be something new with the whole idea of parents doing whatever it takes to help their daughter go to college, so they make a homemade casino, which the idea is new but the execution isn’t. Since it’s a comedy, it’s limited (could have been a dark comedy) and it shows. The serious stuff they do for laughs, and outside of watching the spectacle, it’s just so overdone.
Pacing Issues. It’s only when the movie is moving on its toes that it’s fun. When it slows down, the whole movie grinds to a stop to handle those moments because the rest is so upbeat and moving and it’s very noticeable. When it’s slow, it’s really slow and the beginning is filled with those really slow moments.
Overall, I had a good time watching The House. It’s not a good movie, but the acting is good, I mean Ferrell and Poehler carry this movie. The humor lands most of the time and its entertaining when it’s doing it’s thing and just having a good time itself. Otherwise, it has pacing issues, which makes it slow down super slow and it gets really boring and all you want is for it to get back to the casino. It’s nothing new, nothing special and I do think that it hurts it because we’ve seen this before. We’ve seen Ferrell do his “man-baby” schtick, we’ve seen Poehler start off as chill but get crazy throughout, we’ve seen that. We’ve seen gross humor where people are getting limbs accidentally cut off, or suburban people fighting… it’s not fresh and after a while, it starts to lose its shock factor and is no longer funny. Humor is subjective and not all of the jokes land. If you’re looking for a good time and you like Saturday Night Live, you’ll most likely like this movie and there’s nothing wrong with that. Enjoy it.
Rating: 2.39 out of 5 stars.
Have you seen The House? What did you think about it? Did you find it funny?
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