Of course, my selection of films are not actually the worst films of the year. Research, discussion and judgement prevent me from actually having to sit through the likes of Transformers 12. My list consists of many films that merely, and severely, disappointed. Some are dull, some are amateur and some annoying. I think I only truly hated two of these and others I actually enjoyed despite their failure to deliver in quality.
Here it is:
4. Cobain: Montage of Heck
6. Straight Outta Compton
7. Black Mass
8. Ricki and the Flash
10. Avengers: Age of Ultron
My bottom ten of the year demonstrates the lucky escape I’ve had from some of the real stinkers that have smeared themselves across our 2015 screens. The likes of Legend and Black Mass suffered from bloated egos, lack of direction and an utter absence of gangster gusto. Straight Outta Compton and its limp performances left me rolling my eyes and the likes of Ricki and the Flash and Chappie simply baffled me with their gaping plot holes. Avengers: Age of Ultron was a lazy and deflating sequel from the Marvel overlords and The Lady in the Van failed to engage me emotionally or comically; all in all, a dismal and dull affair. Crimson Peak was a fascinating turkey which gobbled away in all its camp, CGI wonder and Cobain: Montage of Heck gave me a blinding headache and perfectly captured the pure irritation of all things Nirvana. I saw American Sniper almost a whole year ago and still feel utterly repulsed by everything it stands for. Clint Eastwood coats everything with his Republican “war” paint and glorifies patriotism, conflict, white America and guns, guns, guns. I’m pleasantly surprised with just how few of these I hate. Here’s to this year’s duds – they make for great conversation if nothing else.
Thanks for reading and let’s all keep supporting our beloved film industry.