We are halfway through 2018! Lots of movies seen. Lots of movies yet to see. 2018 has been an awesome year and there is lots more to come! But that doesn’t mean that every 2018 movie has been a winner. In fact, there have been quite a few sucky movies. Some pretty major suckitude. Some that were so bad that I wonder if I’ll ever stop being angry about it.
From the god-awful to the underwhelming, here are our Top 5 Worst Movies of 2018, so far:
This movie is such utter bullshit and there is not enough liquor in the world to wipe out the memory of how bad it was.
It was offensive. It was boring. It was tasteless. It was pointless. It was terribly made. It was… just why? Why? Who thought it would be cute to make me sit through it?
I’m not going to go on a super lengthy rant about this one. It was boring and aimless and nowhere near as interesting as the other films in the “Cloverfield” franchise.
3. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”
I had to type this entire section with my elbows so that I could keep two middle fingers up, at all times. Fuck. You. “Jurassic Park 5: Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom”.
I… I just… damn.
There are much lengthier pieces you can read, to get a clear picture of why this movie is so terrible. Suffice to say that “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” shit on the legacy of “Jurassic Park,” crumbled the promise and potential of “Jurassic World,” and chewed up and spit out all things that lovers of the franchise hold dear.
To quote myself: “Just because your movie has dinosaurs in it, does not mean that it’s a “Jurassic Park” movie.”
The legend of the Winchester mansion has so much potential. You can’t help but be intrigued by it. But, nothing kills intrigue like lackluster scares, a predictable plot, boring characters, and uninspired delivery. Even the incomparable Helen Mirren couldn’t save this one.
“Winchester” took the easy way out and missed opportunities to tell a much more interesting story. I’d rather spend the night in the mansion, itself than sit through this snore-fest again.
5. “12 Strong”
“12 Strong” suffers from an unfortunate case of the “underwhelming”. There’s nothing exactly wrong with it. There’s just not anything particularly good about it.
We’ve seen these sorts of high stakes, military tales before and “12 Strong” brings nothing new to the table. The performances are bland, which is disappointing when you consider all the talent packed into this cast.
There’s not much more to say than just, “Meh”. In such a strong field of movies, for 2018, “Meh” just doesn’t cut it.
Any movies we missed? What’s the worst film you’ve seen in 2018? Share with us!
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Caitlin is a lean, mean writing machine based in Austin, TX. Her love of film began when she was shown “Rosemary’s Baby” way too early in life. Bylines include The Financial Diet and Film Inquiry. Caitlin is a member of the Online Association of Female Film Critics and the Women Film Critics Circle.