Here are the 10 worst films of 2008 in all their terrifying glory. Let us know what you thought were the worst films of the year in the comments section below. In the meantime, enjoy!
This shoddily-made, toothless vampire flick was one of the biggest hits of 2008 for reasons I will never understand. Fans call it “the” love story of our generation, despite being the most abusive, masochistic relationship depicted on film in a long time. And what is the deal with Robert Pattinson’s hair? It’s a disgrace that this film even exists.
Mike Myers sheds all the goodwill he developed in Austin Powers, Wayne’s World and Shrek with a single film. His Guru Pitka might be the worst ever movie character in the history of film – annoyingly winking and laughing at the camera every other minute thinking we’re laughing right along with him. We’re really not.
This nonsensical collision of science fiction and angsty teen drama is a failure in almost every respect. Hayden Christensen’s “acting”; the flawed, irrational superpowers; Samuel L. Jackson’s hair. Can’t this film jump to another dimension?
Who does Michael Haneke think he is? Remaking his own Austrian film from 1997 in English. Why? Because he thinks Western audiences who missed out on the original need to be enlightened by the film’s message. The message? Filmgoers enjoy watching violence in the cinema, and should feel bad about it. Mr. Haneke, your film is a pretentious pile of rubbish. Now, Rambo. THAT’S a movie!
10,000: The number of years that seem to pass while watching the film. How stupid the film is on a scale of one to ten. The number of other films I would rather watch. The temperature in degrees Celsius that I would rather sit in than watch this film again. BC: Barely Competent. Brash and Crummy. Bland and coma-inducing. Boring and cheesy. I could go on all day.
Star Wars fans can take a lot of abuse. When the three prequels didn’t quell their adoration, it seemed nothing would. That was until The Clone Wars. A children’s film about trade disputes. A children’s film. About trade disputes.
I love this movie. Remember the bit where the guy feeds himself to the lion; or how about the crazy old lady at the end; or the incessant crow-barring of the word “happening” into every other sentence. I honestly don’t know if there was a more entertaining film this year. I certainly didn’t laugh harder watching anything else.
A lot of people (read: women) loved the Sex and the City movie. I know it, but I just don’t understand it. How can these shallow, unlikable, boring, she-devils be so beloved by women around the world? Come on ladies, you deserve better.
The filmmaking borders on incompetent, and the acting is almost embarrassing. But that opening scene almost made the whole thing worth it.
OK, I’ll admit it. I didn’t see either of these films. But I’m pretty certain they are two of the worst films ever made. Argue with me if you want, but be warned: you will be recognized as a Meet the Spartans sympathiser.
Alright, enough from me. What did YOU think were the worst films of 2008! Go on, don’t be shy. Anything goes!