Ten Worst Movies of 2010 (listed from Bad to worse)

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1.
Transylmania (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Spoof horror in which a group of college kids do a semester abroad in Romania and realise that if the partying doesn't kill them, the vampires just might! (92 mins.)
“ Shallow, super-sucky supernatural spoof of bloodsucker sagas called "Transylmania" based on an abysmal script by Patrick Casey and Worm Miller. Unless you have been sniffing glue or inhaling lead-based paint, you may find it challenging to laugh at most of their ridiculous routines. Everything here qualifies as lowest common denominator humor with loads of bouncing breasts and butts to ogle in what amounts to high school skits on a big budget. Yes, you guessed it the regurgitated gags take swipes at women, repetitive puking, drugs, homosexuals, transsexuals, masturbation, bodily fluids, sheep testicles and severed heads. One really bottom of the barrel scraper gag includes a prank about Siegfried, Roy and a tiger puppet. Truly, a tasteless, brainless comedy ” - reh3959
 
2.
Skyline (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. (97 mins.)
“ Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame. Once outdoors, a terrifying extraterrestrial force begins to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. In a matter of hours, we will all be gone.The entire movie follows a small group of survivors as they debate leaving the giant penthouse the aliens seem to be fixated upon. The acting is laughable, the aliens look goofy and reminiscent of Sentinels from The Matrix and an ending so unbelievably frustrating you'll start rubbing lamps wishing for your 1 1/2 hours of your life back. If your sole criteria in grading a film is the special effects, this might be a movie for you. If you like some semblance of plot or the closure of an ending, you may want to avoid this one. Only the very cool F/X manage to squeak the 1 1/2 stars out of this reviewer. The rest of the film isn't TOTAL crap ..... but it comes pretty damn close. 1 star for the specials effects 1/2 a star for the rest. Too bad they didn't throw in some gratuitous nudity and graphic sex. It could have made sitting through Skyline much less torturous. ” - reh3959
 
3.
Doc West (2009 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After bandits steal his poker winnings this American legend makes his way to the next town in search of them... (180 mins.)
“ The best parts about it are the full frontal shots of Terrence Hill's face, showing his steely blue eyes. Simply put, it's equivalent to any Roy Rodgers episode you watched back in the day, but without Gabby Hayes. It has nothing of the panache evidenced by Hill in his spaghetti westerns, no cleverness of plot, no realism of any sort, and nothing innovative. It's more or less of a generic western with mediocre acting and less than mediocre dialog. Your 8 year old will probably like it, and there is nothing objectionable in it to prevent him or her from watching it: quite bloodless, nothing nuanced or obscure, no sexual innuendo. The violence consists of a snake being shot in the tail, a villain being shot in the hand and a kid wounded in
the shoulder (who of course recovers completely). It all ends well, just like a Roy Rodgers show. ” - reh3959
 
4.
Happiness Runs (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A young man named Victor realizes the shortcomings of the Utopian ideals on the hippie commune where he was raised... (88 mins.)
Director: Adam Sherman
“ A young man named Victor realizes the shortcomings of the Utopian ideals on the hippie commune where he was raised. Victor's mother is funding the commune where the guru Insley hypnotizes and seduces women with a technique he calls "running." Insley manipulates the minds of these women so that they give him their bodies and all their worldly possessions. Victor's childhood love, Becky, returns to take care of her deathly ill father. Victor, haunted by visions of Becky's death, is desperate to save her and himself by escaping from the polygamous cult. Preoccupied with Insley's free love philosophy, the adults of the community overlook the painful reality that the self destructive behavior of their children is most certainly due to early exposure to sex and drugs. To afford an escape, Victor tries to sell weed but is cut out by rivals competing for Becky's affection. Finally, Victor is torn between getting money from his mother who is entirely under Insley's influence. The protagonist is not even likable, wearing the same look on his face throughout the movie. The gratuitous nudity starts at the beginning of the credits and does not stop. The massive amounts of drug scenes are so unbelievable as are the scenes with Jack Danials and beers when all the character's are looking for money. This is the reason why Indie films are so hard to get made. This was just a culmination of stupid dream sequences, stupid characters and horrible acting. The actors just weren't cutting it for me, the performances of them were just boring and plain annoying. A climax that really never comes... that scenario never takes off and ends up being pointless. ” - reh3959
 
5.
The Last Airbender (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom. (103 mins.)
“ Remember when M. Night Shyamalama-ding-dong used to be able to thrill us with the likes of "The Sixth Sense", "Signs", "The Village", and even the poorly recieved "Lady in the Water"? Last year he left us wondering "what happened?" with the truly awful "The Happening" - OK, Maybe it wasn't so much awful as just awfully boring.

The world is divided into four kingdoms, each represented by the element they harness, and peace has lasted throughout the realms of Water, Air, Earth, and Fire under the supervision of the Avatar, a link to the spirit world and the only being capable of mastering the use of all four elements. When young Avatar Aang disappears, the Fire Nation launches an attack to eradicate all members of the Air Nomads to prevent interference in their future plans for world domination. 100 years pass and current Fire Lord Ozai continues to conquer and imprison anyone with elemental "bending" abilities in the Earth and Water Kingdoms, while siblings Katara and Sokka from a Southern Water Tribe find a mysterious boy trapped beneath the ice outside their village. Upon rescuing him, he reveals himself to be Aang, Avatar and last of the Air Nomads. Pretty as it can be, The Last Airbender is fartoo muddled and rushed - and surprisingly amateurish from a storytelling standpoint - to attract viewers outside its built-in fan base. "The Last Airbender" is the opening chapter in Aang's struggle to survive. Much like the first Star Wars sequel the movie ends half way through the story. As bad as this film is we can only hope that the rest of the story is never told. ” - reh3959
 
6.
Shank (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
An action film for the youth generation, set in a decaying future London. A gang set out on a chase to avenge the murder of one of their own. (90 mins.)
Director: Mo Ali
“ The idea of Shank is a great one and it could have been a brilliant gritty movie but it's executed very poorly. While the movie questions you to ask yourself "what if this decision was made and this happened" and tries to send strong messages about anti-violence and such, it fails to do so and succeeds in doing the opposite. So the movie is set in 2015 and the gangs have taken over, the story revolves around Junior who witnesses his brother Rager being murdered by Tugz and so he goes out on a vengeance mission to find Tugz and kill him. Shank had a brilliant idea and it was interesting that it was a British gang culture movie set in the near future but everything about it was just terrible, from the acting to the directing. The characters in Shank were just uninteresting, everything about them was unlikeable. The acting isn't terrible but it is quite bad, especially Kaya Scodelario which came as a surprise considering she's a good actress in Skins. The direction wasn't really great either, the whole movie just felt like a feature-length music video. Shank should have been serious, what with the story and the messages but there were a few things in the movie that took the seriousness away. Shank is a good idea and, in the hands of somebody better could have been a great movie but in the end, it was dull, boring in most parts and offers nothing new. ” - reh3959
 
7.
I Am (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
I AM offers an insight into the true nature of our God, and fights the damaging stereotypes of His character through a gritty, non-linear drama with a plot weaving around average people violating the Ten Commandments - one by one. (89 mins.)
Director: John Ward
“ The characters are not developed and seem to be just a bunch of clichés. Every character's background can be summed up in one short sentence, like "woman who will do whatever it takes." Moreover, their actions are random and completely inconsistent at times. A guy says he only cares about himself one moment and then helps out a detective for no reason the next. The premise of the movie is also ridiculous. Throughout the movie, God interacts with the characters and resolves their problems. But if God was speaking to all of us, I doubt there would any of the problems faced by current society or the people in this movie. So, the movie tries to blend reality with fantasy in a blatantly impossible way and hopes no one will notice. However, the main flaw is that this movie is told rather than shown. It consists mainly of scenes where people talk about what they did rather than showing what they did. Although this approach works great in a written story, it is unbearably boring to watch. It's like the cast sat down and talked about what they would act out instead of really acting it out. ” - reh3959
 
8.
Little Fish, Strange Pond (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Mr. Jack and Sweet Stephen cruise aimlessly through the streets of LA speculating about life, death... (80 mins.)
Director: Gregory Dark
“ Mr. Jack and Sweet Stephen cruise aimlessly through the streets of LA speculating about life, death, divine will and the force of power that predetermines their existence. Mr. Jack attempts to illustrate to his sidekick the delicate and natural forces of the universe. Sweet Stephen's superficial charm and bloodsucking lifestyle sends him and Mr. Jack on a voyage that is relentless, unengaging, dark and boring. Whoever put Zach G.'s picture on the front of this owes him and anyone who watches this movie an apology. It's clear that someone was blatantly trying to exploit Zach Galifianakis's fame to dupe people into renting this waste of time. Not only that, but there were so few comedic moments there is no way it should be called a comedy. ” - reh3959
 
9.
Bass Ackwards (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A man coming off a disastrous affair with a married woman has a lyrical, strange and comedic cross-country journey in a modified VW bus. (103 mins.)
Director: Linas Phillips
“ A man coming off a disastrous affair with a married woman has a lyrical, strange and comedic cross-country journey in a modified VW bus. Bass Ackwards follows a man named Linas on his cross-country journey on trying to figure his life out. Linas Philips is not only the star in the indie film but he also directed and co-wrote the script. It is hard to call Bass Ackwards a comedy, although there are a few scenes that are worth a chuckle, it is more of an adventure drama. It starts off with Linas in a relationship that is less than perfect. It is clear that he likes her but unfortunately for him, she is already in another relationship. As if that were not bad enough, the friend he is staying with seems to be fed up with him. Evident that the living situation is far from ideal, he seeks to start over by making a cross-country trip to New York. The main purpose of Bass Ackwards is Linas searching for affection and attention which is reiterated throughout the film. This is first seen through his girlfriend in the beginning then through his temporary job working with llamas. He demands rhetorically that the llama must say it loves him before feeding it. All he wants is love and to the point of near suicide. Although I understand the film is about the journey, it gets repetitive to see the same basic shot of the VW van he is in coasting along the interstate over and over. They add up to be a lot of what you see during his trip. Cutting out at least half of those cuts may have kept Bass Ackwards more interesting. After watching this film I have yet to find a reason why I sat through the whole thing! It is lack lustre, lacking in comedy, lacking in story line and the plot outline is an over descript outline of its reality. If you enjoy watching paint dry then you may just enjoy this film! ” - reh3959
 
10.
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Inspired by a true crime, a man begins to experience mystifying events that lead him to slay his mother with a sword. (91 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ The set up is quite promising really. There is potential for an interesting story. And the film does have some good oddball actors at its disposal, like Zabriskie, Willem Dafoe, Brad Dourif, Chloe Segvigny, and Udo Kier. But maybe Michael Shannon is a weak link in the central role, as it is very difficult to empathise with him. This may not be entirely Shannon's fault of course as the character he is playing is somewhat hard to like; nevertheless, Shannon is often too over-the-top and it becomes tiring. For whatever reason, the characters never really draw us in so that we care enough. This film is boring and stagnant. From all the takes of all the scenes, I'm sure only the ones with the worst acting performances were used. It is a long succession of uninspired scenes lacking any highs or lows, with actors who are clearly sorry that they committed to doing the film. None of them ever credibly interact, and they read their lines like an eight year old would a memorized poem beyond his or her understanding in front of a classroom. All the characters are one-dimensional and there is no real explanation given why Mrs. McCullum was killed. From the outset, her son is notably deranged, but that's about it and the rest is hubbub. The best part is the end (as usual in horrible flicks), when you realize that the suffering is over and you don't have to wait more for storyline, since they have none. ” - reh3959