What do the last movie in an unpopular vampire series, an Adam Sandler comedy, and a misguided attempt to make found footage horror movie scary have in common? Well, they were a few of the movies that came out in 2012 that made me think that year could’ve become worse.
2012 surprisingly had a ton of great movies that surpassed my expectations and delivered something exciting or wonderful. But these ten movies that I’m about to talk about that I’ve chosen on my list worst were the exact opposite. You just look at the concept and think it might be worth my money, but you’re suckered into watching the entire time.
I will say the one movie I heard was unbelievably revolting was Pirhana 3DD, and I avoided it at every given risk.
As I started to reminisce at the movies I saw in theaters or waited till they came out later and rent them, most of them I gave an average grade just dropped down years later. (most are from the dishonorable mentions). Yeah, I wished I wasn’t so lenient back then.
Dishonorable Mentions: Red Dawn, Joyful Noise, Battleship, Gone, Fun Size, The Campaign, Paranormal Activity 4, Dark Shadows, The Lucky One, The Vow, Alex Cross, Taken 2, The Guilt Trip, Project X
10. ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ (Timur Bekmambetov)
How could you make a movie titled Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and not make it fun? This would’ve been an awesome, campy vampire flick based off the novel, but it took itself seriously with nothing standing out. Though the Linkin Park song that played during the credits was great.
9. ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2′ (Bill Condon)
The franchise has finally ended, and it’s still completely worthless. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 tried too hard to be an epic conclusion but still can’t rebound from bland acting, writing and directing. This would’ve been higher because of the battle, but it’s on this list as a whole because of the awful ending that ruined everything. Let’s not forget that Jacob imprinting on a baby is beyond creepy.
8. ‘One for the Money‘ (Julie Anne Robinson)
Katherine Heigl’s in a horrible comedy called One for the Money. That doesn’t come as a surprise for anybody.
7. ‘The Devil Inside’ (William Brent Bell)
Shouldn’t be shocking that the first movie to come out in January was not excellent in any fashion. The Devil Inside isn’t scary nor frightening in its short runtime, which also has THE worst ending I’ve ever seen in my life.
6. ‘A Thousand Words’ (Brian Robbins)
Eddie Murphy only has a thousand words to live, and the more he talks, the more this comedy would be over. A Thousand Words is another fail from the talented comedian that shows why his name doesn’t attract audiences anymore.
5. ‘Mirror Mirror’ (Tarsem Singh)
2012 gave us two Snow White movies with different tones. Though Snow White and the Huntsman wasn’t good at all, Mirror Mirror was just the worse. The beautiful production design isn’t enough to consider a fake bore that even little kids’ wouldn’t enjoy. You just feel bad for Julia Roberts and Lily Collins.
4. ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ (Kirk Jones)
We have another ensemble piece but revolving around people with babies or wanting babies, and it’s really not funny. What to Expect When You’re Expecting was a difficult task to sit through to the point even Anna Kendrick can’t make this the least bit watchable.
3. ‘Underworld: Awakening’ (Mars Marlind/ Bjorn Stein)
Have I seen the past three Underworld movies before watching this? Never. Underworld: Awakening continues on with a franchise that focuses more on Kate Beckinsale’s tight suit than a good story or shooting action without making it look dull and very uninteresting.
2. ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’ (Mark Neveldine/ Brian Taylor)
I figured Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was going to be trash, but not at a high level of trash. In one of the worst comic book movies to come out in recent years, this unnecessary sequel to a crappy first movie is poorly edited, having Nicolas Cage acting weird in a bad way, and feels like you have a hangover as you watch uneventful things unfold.
1. ‘That’s My Boy’ (Sean Anders)
And this is where Adam Sandler stopped trying. As much as I deeply loathe the abomination that was Jack & Jill, That’s My Boy should be the second-worst movie in his career based solely on the idea that statutory rape and incest are labeled as “comedy.” What?! This is a mean spirited comedy that provides a lack of chemistry between Sandler and the always hilarious Andy Samberg, a painful script, and a never understanding how this would make people laugh.