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The CineMarter Awards - Worst of 2015

Marter | 21 Jan 2016 12:00
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Worst Running Theme/Joke

Jokes and themes can be misfires. Every comedy has them, and lots of dramas do, too. The best thing to do in these cases is move on. But, sometimes, films try to ride them out for as long as possible. Hotel Transylvania 2 took the "Daddy Knows Best" them from the first film and pounded it even harder into our heads. The Ridiculous 6 had "Exploding Donkey Diarrhea" throughout. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 was filled with "Fatty Falls Down" jokes (and "Daddy Knows Best" ones). Unfinished Business tried to make the word "Pancake" into a running gag. And religious movies like War Room, 90 Minutes in Heaven, Little Boy, and their ilk filled our head with preachy propaganda.

"Daddy Knows Best" - Hotel Transylvania 2

"Fatty Falls Down" - Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

"Exploding Donkey Diarrhea" - The Ridiculous 6

"Pancake" - Unfinished Business

"Preachy Religious Propaganda" - War Room, 90 Minutes in Heaven, Little Boy, etc.

And the winner is...

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