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Old 12-28-07, 08:08 PM
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10 Worst Movies of 2007

10. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Adam Sandler and Kevin James play a pair of New York firefighters who pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive benefits in this dud. If that isn’t hard enough to believe, Sandler’s character is a hunky fireman who romances Jessica Biel. We had an easier time buying John Travolta as a fat woman in Hairspray.


9. Southland Tales

Director Richard Kelly’s follow-up to Donnie Darko was so bad that it barely made it to movie theaters—and that’s with a cast that includes The Rock, Mandy Moore and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Featuring Jon Lovtiz as a badass cop and Justin Timberlake as a singing war veteran, it’s the kind of film you have to see to believe—if you can sit through it.


8. Hot Rod

Andy Samberg earned some comedy cred thanks to hilarious viral videos like “Lazy Sunday” and “Dick in a Box” and then immediately destroyed it with this humorless mess about a wannabe stuntman. Proving that he’s only good at making two-minute parody songs, Samberg delivered one of the year’s worst performances and became the latest Saturday Night Live star to bomb on the big screen.


7. I Know Who Killed Me

Thanks to crap like Hostel: Part II and Captivity, 2007 was a bad year for torture porn, but none of it was as bad as this Lindsay Lohan vehicle about a serial killer who gets his rocks off by dismembering women. As a one-legged stripper named Dakota Moss, Lohan delivers her worst performance yet. Looks like she’ll also know what killed her career.


6.Good Luck Chuck

Comedian Dane Cook has earned his share of detractors since becoming a breakout star and with films like this it’s easy to see why. As an unlucky bachelor named Charlie, Cook mugs for the camera, bangs fat chicks and fails to get a single laugh. If it weren’t for the gratuitous shots of Jessica Alba in her underwear this film would’ve been even worse.


5. Norbit

The only thing worse than watching Eddie Murphy in a bad movie is watching three Eddie Murphy’s in a bad movie, which is what happens in this crapfest. In his worst film since A Vampire in Brooklyn, Murphy plays a nerd named Norbit, a fat woman named Rasputia and an Asian man named Mr. Wong. None of them are funny, but that didn’t stop the film from earning over a $100 million at the box office.


4. The Number 23

Jim Carrey hasn’t made a truly funny movie since 1997’s Liar, Liar, but he has made a lot of bad ones. In his latest—and possibly his worst—Carrey plays a man who is haunted by the number 23. Illogical and full of plot holes, it will make you wish he would just bend over and talk out of his ass again.


3. Code Name: The Cleaner

Cedric the Entertainer and Lucy Liu star as one of the least believable duos in movie history in an action comedy that delivers neither action or comedy. As a man who suffers amnesia and becomes entangled in a government conspiracy, the Entertainer is so bad you’ll have to wonder where his nickname came from.


2. Because I Said So

No man expects a chick flick to be good, but it’s hard to believe that a movie could actually be this bad. Starring Mandy Moore and Diane Keaton as a mother-daughter duo who have a hard time getting laid, it was the worst reviewed film of the year according to Rotten Tomatoes. Those reviews might have something to do with the close-up shot of Keaton’s wrinkly dumper in a pair of panties.


1. Who’s Your Caddy?

You know a movie is going to be bad when even its title is unfunny. Proving that he’s the lesser talented member of Outkast, rapper Big Boi stars as a rap mogul named C-Note who takes on the stuffy members of a local country club. Offensive and filled with racial stereotypes, Who’s Your Caddy is so torturous to sit through that it should be used as an interrogation device at Guantanamo Bay.
http://www.fhmonline.com/articles-59...40&idx_id=5987

I haven't seen any of these, which is probably why they're on the list
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Mine:

10. Wild Hogs
09. The Abandoned
08. Breach
07. Halloween
06. Shoot 'Em Up
05. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
04. Rush Hour 3
03. Smokin' Aces
02. 1408
01. Shrek the Third

Note that for some of these films I enjoyed them on some level. The only two I really, really disliked where 1408 and Shrek the Third. Breach is probably the "best" movie on this list but I found it to be completely soulless. The same story told was told with more suspense and gravitas in an Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.
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These were easily the crappiest of what I saw this year:

Dead Silence
Freedom Writers
Halloween
Hot Rod
Rush Hour 3
Vacancy
Wild Hogs
Old 12-28-07, 08:27 PM
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I haven't seen enough movies, let alone bad movies, to warrant such a list. The only ones I didn't find all too interesting were Stardust, 30 Days of Night, and Halloween (it had its moments, but overall wasn't very good).
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Mine:

10. Wild Hogs
09. The Abandoned
08. Breach
07. Halloween
06. Shoot 'Em Up
05. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
04. Rush Hour 3
03. Smokin' Aces
02. 1408
01. Shrek the Third

Note that for some of these films I enjoyed them on some level. The only two I really, really disliked where 1408 and Shrek the Third. Breach is probably the "best" movie on this list but I found it to be completely soulless. The same story told was told with more suspense and gravitas in an Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.
Wow...you haven't seen many movies this year if 1408, Breach, and Harry Potter are all on your worst of the year list. I believe all of these movies were certified fresh and I liked them all.

Do agree about Smokin' Aces (made no sense to me at all)
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How dare they put Southland tales on the worst movies of the year list!
The worst film i saw was Ghost Rider (extended Cut). Dead Silence and The Hills Have Eyes 2 were very shitty as well.
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Originally Posted by dcprules
Wow...you haven't seen many movies this year if 1408, Breach, and Harry Potter are all on your worst of the year list. I believe all of these movies were certified fresh and I liked them all.

Do agree about Smokin' Aces (made no sense to me at all)
No shit! Was thinking the same thing. "Breach" was excellent. And "1408" was the best haunted house film I've seen in years and years. Also loved "Harry Potter 5".

My list would start with the 3rd "Pirates of the Caribbean" film (the second was last year's number one). Followed closely by "Dan in Real Life". Then, "The Mist".

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I imagine I'd have an extremely controversial "worst of 2007" list... it'd be something like:

Inland Empire (if you consider that a 2007 film)
Spiderman 3
Hot Fuzz
Zodiac

Really, these four films were the only ones I disliked very much that I saw in 2007. There was a lot of mediocrity (Harry Potter 5, The Hoax), but it doesn't deserve to be on a "worst" list.

I didn't see any movies like Ghost Rider, Epic Movie, Norbit, that Lohan movie, etc. that probably would be much worse...

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According to my list:

Catch & Release
Ghost Rider
Pathfinder
Fracture
Rush Hour 3
Wind Chill

Were my low points...
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Originally Posted by wilky61
I imagine I'd have an extremely controversial "worst of 2007" list... it'd be something like:

Inland Empire (if you consider that a 2007 film)
Spiderman 3
Hot Fuzz
Zodiac
Harry Potter 5
Saw 4
The Hoax

I didn't see any movies like Ghost Rider, Epic Movie, Norbit, that Lohan movie, etc. that probably would be much worse...

definitely agree with Spiderman 3... but youre gonna get some hell for Zodiac and Hot Fuzz...

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Originally Posted by wilky61
I imagine I'd have an extremely controversial "worst of 2007" list... it'd be something like:

Inland Empire (if you consider that a 2007 film)
Spiderman 3
Hot Fuzz
Zodiac

Really, these four films were the only ones I disliked very much that I saw in 2007. There was a lot of mediocrity (Harry Potter 5, The Hoax), but it doesn't deserve to be on a "worst" list.
Wow i do have to give you hell for that list. Did you not see Transformers? That was 100 times worse than any of those films you listed.
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Originally Posted by NiCK Crush
definitely agree with Spiderman 3... but youre gonna get some hell for Zodiac and Hot Fuzz...

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Of course, but it's my prerogative not to like a film just because a critic tells me to.

I absolutely hated Hot Fuzz, I'm not sure if I laughed even once in that movie and would have walked out of the theater early if my girlfriend hadn't been mildly amused with it. The ending fight was just ridiculous. I can appreciate a good satire (one of my top three favorite comedies is American Psycho) but I found no humor in Hot Fuzz.

Zodiac, I didn't hate, but I certainly didn't like it. It was god-awful boring and provided me with nothing... no details along the way, no resolution, nothing to hang my hat on. I already didn't like Jake Gyllenhal before seeing this movie, and the annoying character he plays in the movie didn't help my opinion of him, either. I really do like Downey Jr., but sadly his character falls off the planet about halfway through the film.

It reminded me faintly of another boring, annoying, and empty obsession movie -- The Conversation (1974) -- which is probably a top five hated movie of all-time for me. And what was up with that awkwardly placed "suspense" scene in the creepy house toward the end of the film that ultimately, like the rest of the movie, led to nothing? That scene felt so out of place in a movie like Zodiac...

EDIT: And to answer your question, Chris, no I did not watch Transformers. I had no interest in it, nor do I intend to make a point to watch it.

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I can't get myself to group horrible crap like Who's Your Caddy and the such in with other type of films that I considered the "worst" of 2007. Flicks like Who's Your Caddy might as well not even exist in my world as far as I'm concerned. When I consider the worst films of the year, I take into account the hype, budget, names behind the flick, and that sort of thing. When a major film should have impressed me, then fails at such a major level, to me that's worse than a crappy flick that everyone knew would be horrible is simply released, and then disappears.

Anyway, here's a few of my picks for worst of the year:

-Halloween
-Hostel 2
-The Mist
-Spider-Man 3

Then out of those four it would be tough to pick my #1. I had fun watching The Mist since I found it so funny. Halloween was just a flat out bad picture on all fronts in my opinion. Then again, so was Hostel, but it's even worse since it's one of the only times I've felt "wrong" while watching a movie, not to mention the horrible ending.

Then we have Spider-Man 3 - since my expectations were so high, since I loved the first two so much (especially SM2), and since SM3 let me down so incredibly much, I'd almost be tempted to say that SM3 is my #1. I'd be more likely to go with Hostel 2 though, since I didn't like anything about that one at all, and I actually "enjoyed" the first Hostel flick.

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"Transformers" was probably the best "popcorn" film of the summer. And I hate that term. "Hot Fuzz" is in my Top 10 of the year. And the funniest movie of 2007 IMO.
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I actually liked Hot Rod. It was stupid, but I found it amusing.

In terms of the worst... I haven't seen a ton I've disliked, but movies I won't be watching again anytime soon:

Spider-man 3
30 Days of Night (which was okay.. but a wee bit boring)
Day Watch
Halloween

Okay, that's actually about it... I tended to like most movies I saw in theaters this year.
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Worst to me depends on my expectations going in. Yes, God Wild Hogs sucked terribly, but I expected it to, so I'm not sure if it counts. Now Pirates 3 and SpiderMan 3 both sucked terribly and they shouldn't have.
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When it comes to "not living up to expectations" Spidey 3 wins by a longshot. Still a pretty decent movie and I wouldn't mind watching it a few more times but I was expecting way more after Raimi turned in the pretty close to perfect Spider-Man 2.

Alpha Dog sucked pretty bad too. I wasn't expecting much from it after the terrible reviews it got but I tend to like these kind of movies and this one could have been much better.

Everything else lived up to expectations, even if they weren't big expectations.
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Of the movies I've sat through this year, these are the worst (in no particular order):

The Hills Have Eyes II
Dead Silence
Skinwalkers
Bug
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Oh god, I forgot about SKinwalkers... worst of the decade top 10 nominee.
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I never saw Southland Tales but at least Richard Kelly is finally being recognized as a crappy filmmaker.
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Originally Posted by Goat3001
When it comes to "not living up to expectations" Spidey 3 wins by a longshot. Still a pretty decent movie and I wouldn't mind watching it a few more times but I was expecting way more after Raimi turned in the pretty close to perfect Spider-Man 2.
Yeah, 3 wasn't perfect, particularly Mary Jane's career (her voice wasn't terrible, but clearly not meant for Broadway, how she got that part is very questionable) the butler scene near the end, and Aunt May had little to do, but overall I thought it was fun and worthy of the Spider-Man name.

Alpha Dog was rather pointless.
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I haven't watched Halloween yet, but was it really that bad? Worse than Pirates 3?
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I haven't watched Halloween yet, but was it really that bad? Worse than Pirates 3?
It has some original stuff mixed in with a CliffsNotes version of Halloween, if that makes sense. And making Michael this humongous dude was a mistake I think.
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~The Worst~
1. The Astronaut Farmer
2. Evan Almighty
3. License to Wed
4. Death Proof
5. Good Luck Chuck
6. I Know Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
7. I Am Legend
8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
9. Pirates 3: At World's End
10. Spiderman 3

~Awesomely Bad~
1. Transformers
2. 300
3. Shoot 'Em Up
4. Smokin' Aces
5. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters
6. Black Sheep
7. Death Sentence
8. Hot Rod
9. Balls of Fury
10. Vacancy
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Originally Posted by Ranger
I haven't watched Halloween yet, but was it really that bad? Worse than Pirates 3?
Halloween 2007 - undisputed champion of bad for 2007. Ghost Rider tried and tried but could not out-shitty Halloween.

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