Amongst the thrills, laughter and emotion that the best cinema of 2013 brought us, there was also some yawns, some boredom and plenty of cringe-worthy moments. 2013 was as full of terrible tripe as it was mastery. Luckily, I avoided 99% of the rubbish due to good judgement. This is perhaps the only joy I can take in not being a professional film critic; being able to voluntarily avoid Grown Ups 2. Despite escaping some of the year’s most diabolical films I still saw my fair share of stinkers. Here they are, my top ten worst new releases of 2013.
2. Kick-Ass 2
3. Iron Man 3
4. Blue is the Warmest Colour
5. Spring Breakers
6. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
7. Man of Steel
8. The Great Gatsby
10. Evil DeadI must stress once again that these are by no means the worst films that came out this year. Outside of the top 2, these are mostly films that just down right disappointed me. Some were harmless nonsense and others, like The Great Gatsby, were not terrible films but just should have been so much better. Most of them simply didn’t live up to their expectations. I’m sure many would jump to the defense ofThe Great Gatsby and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug but I was bored by both and felt that both suffered from drawn out running times. Remakes and sequels also feature on the list. Where Evil Dead was entertaining but pointless, others truly offended me. Kick-Ass 2 was one of the most hideous cinematic creations to appear in front of me this year. However limp, tasteless and stilted some films were, nothing was as horrendous as Dexter Fletcher’s disgraceful “musical”. It took weeks to completely clear the hideous after-taste created by Sunshine on Leith. I shudder at the very thought of it.
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