I won’t go for the usual “Worst” list. If I think a film is going to be bad or not to my admittedly broad tastes I won’t go and see it.
That rules out a lot of junk right there. No, I’m looking more at those films which should be good – given their parentage and/or trailer polish and leave you feeling Hollow. Unsatisfied. Cheated.
Like a Big Mac. Or something else not fulfilling.
1. Project X
Hey Project X looked funny on the trailer. Teen house party gone wrong shot in blair-witch style. I’m as juvenile as the next juvenile and prepared to have a laugh at pretty much anything (See Piranha 3DD) but this was a new level of woeful boredom.
3. Iron Sky
Who doesn’t like the idea of Space Nazis? Get out of this blog right now. With such a genius premise Iron Sky couldn’t lose. Just 4 problems let this one down. The writing, the acting, the direction and the editing.
4. Casa De Mi Padre
Interesting little comedy with Will Ferrell. Went for Monty Python style laughs with amateurish sets, action and dialog. Some of it was inspiring for the first 15 minutes. After 45 minutes with no fresh ideas or surprises it just became tedious. I couldn’t finish Casa De Mi Padre.
5. Act of Valor
OK this wasn’t too bad. The acting and lines from some of the real-life purple hearts was pretty poor.