With the Oscars just around the corner I thought it was about time we started the conversation about the worst films of 2011.
It really has been a bumper year of dreadfulness, from the big budget bombastic belly flops like Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Breaking Dawn: Part 1 – god will the saga ever end – to horrific comedies like Jack and Jill.
It will be a hard year to pick a winner/loser with a thick spread of poo right across all genres, but here are my top worst films of 2011 – along with my favourite critic quotes.
10. Big Mommas Like Father, Like Son
“A film so drained of entertainment or simple humanity it is difficult to relate to as anything other than industrial artifact.” Mark Olsen – Los Angeles Times
9. The Human Centipede II
“The film is reprehensible, dismaying, ugly, artless and an affront to any notion, however remote, of human decency.” Roger Ebert – Chicago Sun-Times
8. Atlas Shrugged Part 1
“Ayn Rand’s monumental 1,168-page, 1957 novel gets the low-budget, no-talent treatment and sits there flapping on screen like a bludgeoned seal.” Peter Travers – Rolling Stone
7. The Smurfs
“I felt like plunging a razor into my tensely exposed wrist from the very first minutes.” Peter Bradshaw – Guardian [UK]
6. New Years Eve
“This is one of those unusual films that’s more boring than life.” David Sexton – This is London
5. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
“Flails about in search of a creative reason to exist.” Nick Schager – Village Voice
4. Bucky Larson
“You may or may not laugh, but at least you’ll be closer to death and no better for it.” Rob Humanick – Slant Magazine
3. Transformers Dark of the Moon
“Transformers…mucking up my eyes…Transformers…robots I despise!” Bob Grimm – Tucson Weekly
2. Breaking Dawn Part 1
“Director Bill Condon, prostituting himself, flirts with teen porn …” Jim Lane – Sacramento News & Review
1. Jack and Jill
“More than 24 hours has passed since I watched the new Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill and I am still dead inside.” Mary F. Pols – TIME Magazine
Well there we have it a compilation of my least favourite films of 2011, but certainly my favourite critic quotes of 2011.
What do you think the worst film of 2011 was? Let us know in the comment’s below