Top 10 Worst Movies Of 2016

by Pjtaylor-96-138044 | created - 24 Dec 2016 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

These are my ten least favourite films released in the UK in 2016, from 'best' (#10) to worst.

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1. Suicide Squad (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

40 Metascore

A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis

Votes: 530,765 | Gross: $325.10M

A very disappointing film for me, this should have been good as it has a great cast, talented writer/ director and features a less-known yet highly entertaining squad of characters. Unfortunately, it is a mess from start to finish that feels over-edited and almost like it was gutted by the studio.

2. Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

38 Metascore

Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him, until his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best: make them look like accidents.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh

Votes: 67,003 | Gross: $21.20M

Now this is an awful move full of bad acting, terrible writing, poor direction, uninspired action and an overly serious tone; it isn't fun, it isn't tense and it isn't engaging.

3. The BFG (2016)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement

Votes: 69,104 | Gross: $55.48M

This should have have been good: it's based on the classic story by Roald Dahl, is written by the late Melissa Mathison (writer of E.T.), is directed by Steven Spielberg, stars Mark Rylance and sports some fantastic visual effects. As I was watching it though, I was almost perplexed as to why I was so utterly bored despite all the talent on display.

4. Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

60 Metascore

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones

Votes: 186,206 | Gross: $128.34M

This film isn't funny at all; I never laughed, not once, and the rest of the picture is an uninteresting mess. It relies on poor CGI, has little-to-no story, is not entertaining at all and comes across as pointless.

5. The Hollow Point (2016)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

41 Metascore

A new sheriff of a small town along the U.S. & Mexico border investigates a drug cartel deal that went horribly wrong.

Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Ian McShane, Lynn Collins, Jim Belushi

Votes: 4,659

Despite fantastic cinematography and some noticeably ballsy surprises, this generic and confusing neo-western fails to create a connection with any of its characters and also lacks the connective tissue between scenes necessary for the narrative to feel at all cohesive or even fully comprehensive, let alone compelling.

6. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

44 Metascore

Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 575,268 | Gross: $330.36M

Crushingly dull and stubbornly slow moving, this superhero flick features only the loosest of structures and meanders so much that even its more decent action-oriented sequences become disinteresting by the time they finally roll around; plus, that mess of a finale is just terrible.

7. Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

32 Metascore

Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe

Votes: 154,903 | Gross: $103.14M

The belated sequel that nobody wanted was jut as you'd expect: really bad. It made little-to-no sense, had pretty much nonexistent characters, relied far too heavily on CGI and was messy from start to finish. They even have the audacity to tease a third film, as if anyone wants to see that!

8. Sausage Party (2016)

R | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

A sausage strives to discover the truth about his existence.

Directors: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Alistair Abell

Votes: 158,651 | Gross: $97.66M

The central conceit wasn't funny to begin with, so this raunchy animated comedy falls flat pretty much all of the time. It wasn't funny and didn't make much sense, the animation was quite poor and the story was dull too.

9. High-Rise (2015)

R | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans

Votes: 33,628 | Gross: $0.34M

I thought I'd like this movie, since it's written by Amy Jump and directed by Ben Wheatly. Sadly, the 'unfilmable' novel has become an 'unwatchable' mess that does have technical merit but is just egregiously boring.

10. Inferno (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

42 Metascore

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Ben Foster

Votes: 138,483 | Gross: $34.34M

Perhaps it could provide some passing entertainment if you just let it take you and 'don't think about it' (essentially just stare at the screen), but where's the fun in that?

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