It was a great year at the movies but when they stunk, man they stunk with an odor I cannot remember being as funky. The bad were brutally bad this year. What is shocking are the number of big budget studio films on the list, hundreds of millions of dollars wasted on these dreadful films. It staggers me that someone actually sits and read the scripts for these films and wrongly decides it would make a great film. Granted it helps if a strong director is attached, but does it all not start with a great story…it does indeed.
2016 showed us a remake that never should have happened, star turns by actors who made fools of themselves, a well regarded auteur proving his films have become artistic masturbation, four terrible sequels, and some films that were so terrible they were insulting and downright demeaning to the actors in them and the audiences watching.
It never ceases to astound me how they sink hundreds of millions of dollars into terrible films, and of course I understand that no one sets out to make a bad film. But it all begins with the story and if the story is terrible, why do it…and the scripts below were weak, made terrible by a director who did not grasp it, and actors who lost their way. The only word for the films listed below is wretched. Here is the list of top worst movies of 2016.
10. Collateral Beauty
A manipulative, soggy drama with A-list actors. The biggest surprise isn’t that the film itself is so bad, but rather how on earth did so many A-list actors that includes the likes of Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton signed on to do the film. Do I smell money? You bet, I do.