The Worst of 2012 - Bad Movies and Disappointments...by riverman211179 | created - 22 Apr 2012 | updated - 06 Mar 2013 | Public
Movies to avoid in 2012. Top is to avoid at all costs, bottom is bad surprises or disappointments.
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1. Highway to Hell (2012 Video)
94 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
The Stranger, a tall striking creature dressed in white sets into motions a series of events while reciting the Edgar Allen Poe Poem "Eldorado", which will have an effect on those heading ... See full summary »
Nothing to save in this one. The essence of bad taste. Just impossible to watch...
2. Clash of the Empires (2012 Video)
Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In an age long ago, the last village of clever, peace-loving Hobbits is attacked and enslaved by the Java Men, komodo-worshiping, dragon-riding cannibals. Now the young Hobbit Goben, along ... See full summary »
I have seen so many bad movies in my life... and still kept watching 90 % of them until the end. This one is an exception. I couldn't force myself to watch for more than 15 minutes...
3. Nazis at the Center of the Earth (2012 Video)
R | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Researchers in Antarctica are abducted by a team of masked storm troopers. They are dragged deep underground to a hidden continent in the center of the earth. Here Nazi survivors, their ... See full summary »
If you like gory stupid movies about Nazis, well, you'll enjoy this one. But give me back the old gore sexploitation movies of the '70. At least they know how to be good at being bad...
4. All Dark Places (2012)
TV-14 | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
Jamie and Christian are giving their marriage one last shot for the sake of love and their young son, Dylan. But when Christian proves unable to hold up his end, forces both within and outside their relationship will decide their future.
I have nothing to say about this one. Nothing. *Sigh*.
5. Bad Karma (2012)
R | 87 min | Thriller
Reformed criminal gets blackmailed into doing one last job when former partner crawls out of the woodwork.
Bad acting, bad movie.
6. Area 407 (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Survivors of an airplane crash find themselves within the borders of a government testing area and pursued by predators.
Trying to play one the "Cloverfield" track. But a bad, pale copy.
7. Strippers vs Werewolves (2012)
93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
When werewolf Mickey is accidentally killed in a strip club, the girls who work there have until the next full moon before his bloodthirsty wolf pack seek murderous retribution.
Well, don't be fooled by the title. The strippers are awful and the werewolves are lousy kittens.
8. Tornado Warning (2012 TV Movie)
90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Extraterrestrials appear as destructive "electrical tornadoes" on Earth.
9. The ABCs of Death (2012)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Horror
A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.
Directors: Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Jason Eisener, Bruno Forzani, Adrián García Bogliano, Xavier Gens, Jorge Michel Grau, Lee Hardcastle, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Anders Morgenthaler, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Simon Rumley, Marcel Sarmiento, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Nacho Vigalondo, Jake West, Ti West, Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, Yudai Yamaguchi | Stars: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Iván González, Kyra Zagorsky, Lucy Clements
Votes: 17,253 | Gross: $0.02M
The biggest collection of bad taste short movies I have ever seen. Bravo !
10. 30 Beats (2012)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
A summer heat wave and a series of sexual encounters connect a group of New Yorkers.
Votes: 882 | Gross: $0.01M
Plain. Vacuum made as a movie.
11. King Kelly (2012)
Not Rated | 84 min | Drama
King Kelly is the online username of Kelly, a young girl from Long Island, NY who dreams of becoming famous through her webcam strip tease show. Obsessed with the prospect of celebrity, Kelly stops at nothing to get what she wants.
Not as awful as the top of the list... but bad taste all along...
12. The Apparition (2012)
PG-13 | 82 min | Horror, Thriller
A couple is haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment.
Votes: 18,348 | Gross: $4.93M
No thrills, no chills. Nothing new. Already done a 1000 times. And better.
13. Night of the Templar (2013)
101 min | Horror, Mystery
Medieval knight Lord Gregoire, who has been betrayed by his own advisor and warriors for an abundance of gold and riches, vows that after these traitors revel in ten life-times of excess, he will have his bloody revenge.
What was this, exactly?
14. Iron Sky (2012)
R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The Nazis set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018.
Silly. But if it's able to make you laugh...
15. Bindlestiffs (2012)
R | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Three high school virgins, suspended from school on a bogus graffiti charge, flee to the inner city in an attempt to live out the plot of The Catcher in the Rye - a book they neither have ... See full summary »
Nothing to say. *Re-sigh"...
16. 7 Below (2012)
R | 90 min | Horror
A group of strangers trapped in a time warp house where a terrible event transpired exactly 100 years prior.
The big question is: does Val Kilmer read the scripts of the movies he's about to play in?
17. Wyatt Earp's Revenge (2012 Video)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Western
Story of a young Wyatt Earp before he became a lawman. When someone important to him is killed he sets out to find the one responsible. He is joined by some friends among whom are Bat Masterson and Doc Holliday.
I never thought a Western could be so boring.
18. Breathless (I) (2012)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Thriller
After killing her bank-robber husband, a Texas housewife must dispose of the body and find the loot while avoiding the local sheriff.
I don't even remember it.
19. Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.
Votes: 61,693 | Gross: $18.12M
Once again, the "Cloverfield" disease. Pretty lame movie.
20. Storage 24 (2012)
R | 87 min | Action, Horror, Mystery
In London, a military plane crashes leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware that the city is in lockdown, a group of people become trapped inside a storage facility with a highly unwelcome guest.
A waste of time.
21. Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
R | 95 min | Horror
When her adoptive father disappears, Sharon Da Silva is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.
Votes: 57,731 | Gross: $17.53M
I slightly enjoyed the first opus. This one is just useless.
22. Goats (2012)
R | 94 min | Comedy
As Ellis prepares to leave Tucson for his freshman year at an East Coast prep school, he also faces separating from his flaky, new age mother and the only real father he has ever known: Goat Man.
23. Casa de mi Padre (2012)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Western
Scheming on a way to save their father's ranch, the Alvarez brothers find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord.
Votes: 19,355 | Gross: $5.90M
Sometimes, the parody is actually much more vain than the genre it is mocking.
24. House at the End of the Street (2012)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
After moving with her mother to a small town, a teenager finds that an accident happened in the house at the end of the street. Things get more complicated when she befriends a boy who was the only survivor of the accident.
Votes: 67,346 | Gross: $31.61M
25. The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption (2012 Video)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Since his rise to power, Mathayus' kingdom has fallen. Now an assassin for hire, he must defend a kingdom from an evil tyrant and his ghost warriors for the chance to regain the power and glory he once knew.
Time to end this agony.
26. Chronicle (2012)
PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.
Votes: 231,926 | Gross: $64.58M
So many good reviews for that movie... Why? It doesn't bring anything new. The story is awful, the characters uninteresting. You almost wish they could die faster to ease your pain.
27. ATM (I) (2012)
R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
On a late night visit to an ATM, three co-workers end up in a desperate fight for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.
Votes: 21,899 | Gross: $0.00M
Why would someone make such a stupid movie?
28. Red Dawn (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.
Votes: 70,568 | Gross: $44.81M
Hahahahahaha. The original was fun and okay, with young decent actors at that time. This one is a real mess on all levels. The idea in itself is a total aberration. Just completely unbelievable and stupid.
29. The Baytown Outlaws (2012)
R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
When three redneck brothers agree to help a woman save her godson from an abusive stepfather, they become targets on the run from an odd cast of characters.
30. The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
R | 95 min | Action
On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.
Votes: 58,827 | Gross: $15.63M
Chinese action scenes with rap music and an Australian actor. Best cocktail to get the fastest headache ever.
31. Project X (2012)
R | 88 min | Comedy
3 high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
Votes: 180,610 | Gross: $54.73M
Silly movie. Uninteresting story. Unless you are a kid, probably.
32. Cosmopolis (2012)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.
Votes: 42,440 | Gross: $0.74M
The most boring and pompous movie of David Cronenberg, one of my favorite directors. Cheap post-modern philosophy.
33. About Cherry (2012)
R | 98 min | Drama
A troubled young woman moves to San Francisco, where she becomes involved in pornography and aligns herself with a cocaine-addicted lawyer.
Votes: 9,312 | Gross: $0.00M
Very decent idea, but a boring movie.
34. Not Suitable for Children (2012)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A young playboy who learns he has one month until he becomes infertile sets out to procreate as much as possible.
Ryan Kwanten can act, it's been proven in "True Blood". So: Why?
35. Wanderlust (2012)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.
Votes: 70,032 | Gross: $17.23M
Flop comedy could have been much better given the original idea and the cast. Too bad.
36. Red Lights (2012)
R | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.
Votes: 56,037 | Gross: $0.05M
How can a movie starring Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver be so plain and uninteresting? This is the veritable magic/tour de force.
PS: Can someone tell Robert De Niro to stop acting?
37. Columbus Circle (2012)
PG-13 | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.
Awful movie - despite decent acting.
38. Wrath of the Titans (2012)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world.
Votes: 174,961 | Gross: $83.67M
The first one was already bad. The second is worse. Stop it !
39. Taken 2 (2012)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Thriller
In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Votes: 277,232 | Gross: $139.85M
The first one was a very good action movie with great composition from Liam Neeson. Why do it again - and exactly the same way? Since Luc Besson decided it was all about the money, his artistic flair has totally deserted him.
40. This Is 40 (2012)
R | 134 min | Comedy, Romance
Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.
Votes: 120,553 | Gross: $67.54M
41. The Bourne Legacy (2012)
PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.
Votes: 272,330 | Gross: $113.20M
Time to stop the series. The first three were very good altogether. And Jeremy Renner deserves much more than this.
42. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
Votes: 144,635 | Gross: $37.52M
It was announced as being revolutionary - the new "Matrix"... It was just another mediocre action movie...
43. Freelancers (2012)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops.
Not so bad. But bad enough. Robert de Niro... how are you picking your movies lately?
44. Dredd (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
Votes: 238,668 | Gross: $13.41M
I know the aficionados of the genre will disagree. But it's sad to make such a movie for such a limited audience. I just couldn't wait for it to end.