The Big Picture: The Terrible Twenty Films of 2014 Part 1

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The Terrible Twenty Films of 2014 Part 1

What were the worst movies of 2014?

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Man, I forgot about half of them, but somehow I feel I already know the next ten batch.

Earthfield:
Man, I forgot about half of them, but somehow I feel I already know the next ten batch.

I know what is going to be at the top for damn sure. A certain red and blue spider themed super hero.

Does this really need a two part episode when there are a lot more important things we want bob to talk about?

I still dont get what was so interesting about the scientist in Godzilla, he never did anything more then the other characters and his knowladge and connection to Godzilla was rather basic.

While I also dont think anyone performed bad in Sin City 2, the best performance for me was from Ray Liotta. That movie just didnt seem to go anywhere and didnt know what was trying to tell as opposed to Sin City 1.

Have watched Godzilla twice and i still dont remember how the first MUTO died. Thing is with a character that has 25 movies to his name you dont need to hide him. He was even in full view on the posters and dvd art work. I just wished they didnt cut away from the earlier fights. Granted they can hide it with shaky cam or with dust and debris every where but they should have showed it. It would have made the boring humans part more bearable.

Kevin Smith peaked with his first movie, very bad as then he has nothing to work for.....just like M Night. Great directors like Ridley Scott, James Cameron and Steven Spilberg had to go through many bad movies. That increased their learning of film and made them great when they did peak. I always find it funny when i remember that Steven Spielberg directed the first episode of Columbo.

Wait, Maleficent in the top 10? Sure Robocop, TNMT and Amazing Spider-man 2 I can get but Maleficent isn't that bad!

Omey:
Does this really need a two part episode when there are a lot more important things we want bob to talk about?

No I think a statement like that would only jinx us into getting more of his childish vitriol. I'll take a movie list over that any day.

I don't know bob I'm sure I could come up with 20 movies this year that were easily worse than Interstellar. I 100% agree the 3rd act of Interstellar was a bit hodgepodge, but if someone asked me to go see it again today I'd go. The movie is amazing. The "twist" was just poorly executed. In fact what I really loved was the epilogue. I loved how it was treated and how it looked.

I was sitting in a huge IMAX thankfully when I saw it and the flight through the blackhole was worth the price of admission.

From this list of movies, I only saw Godzilla, which I felt similar to Bob. The movie had two vastly more compelling characters played by Cranston and Watanabe, but the audience was saddled with the most painfully generic protagonist making terrible decisions simply to build tension. We even got pulled away from a monster battle in progress during the Hawaii sequence. Cranston's part was emotionally effective story telling, and the climactic battle was awesome, but the middle was just a slog.

Omey:
Does this really need a two part episode when there are a lot more important things we want bob to talk about?

What's "more important" that won't cause a massive fire storm in the comments?

Omey:
Does this really need a two part episode when there are a lot more important things we want bob to talk about?

I assume if there was it'll probably get over shadowed by something less meaningful but holds more meaning to Movie Bob. So we're never going to get a "In Memory Of Ralph Baer". But hey when that more meaningful thing does happen it'll probably be when Bob is doing another part 2 rant on why he hates Kevin Smith or whatever.

ryukage_sama:
From this list of movies, I only saw Godzilla, which I felt similar to Bob. The movie had two vastly more compelling characters played by Cranston and Watanabe, but the audience was saddled with the most painfully generic protagonist making terrible decisions simply to build tension. We even got pulled away from a monster battle in progress during the Hawaii sequence. Cranston's part was emotionally effective story telling, and the climactic battle was awesome, but the middle was just a slog.

Omey:
Does this really need a two part episode when there are a lot more important things we want bob to talk about?

What's "more important" that won't cause a massive fire storm in the comments?

I liked Godzilla and I also liked Monsters which Bob really hated but I agree when cranston just kinds leaves 20 minutes. I was miffed. I paid for a cranston Watanabe combo and felt a little cheated. The kid did his job as a protagonist, but definitely the guy you were rooting for.

Scarim Coral:
Wait, Maleficent in the top 10? Sure Robocop, TNMT and Amazing Spider-man 2 I can get but Maleficent isn't that bad!

Bob seemed to like Maleficent, what makes you think it will be in the top 10 worst movies?

Amaror:

Scarim Coral:
Wait, Maleficent in the top 10? Sure Robocop, TNMT and Amazing Spider-man 2 I can get but Maleficent isn't that bad!

Bob seemed to like Maleficent, what makes you think it will be in the top 10 worst movies?

I only assume so because it was not feature in today episode nor was it at the top 10 best films of 2014. If he doesn't show it in next week then I guess it was in the "ok" piles.

If people really want to see bob talk about something else, that's ok. If people want him to talk about THAT hashtag, 1: the comments section would get REALLY ugly, and 2, he's already said his piece on his moviebob blog.

KazeAizen:

Earthfield:
Man, I forgot about half of them, but somehow I feel I already know the next ten batch.

I know what is going to be at the top for damn sure. A certain red and blue spider themed super hero.

I don't know, Bob just saw God's Not Dead recently, and he wasn't shy about pointing out how horrific it was on Twitter.

Scarim Coral:
Wait, Maleficent in the top 10? Sure Robocop, TNMT and Amazing Spider-man 2 I can get but Maleficent isn't that bad!

Well he did write an article named along the lines of something like "I was wrong about Maleficent", so its possible that it might not show up. He's also mentioned a few others times that it has grown on him a bit, so I don't know it'd end up in the bottom ten, unless he watched it again and went "Nope, that was shit."

MarsAtlas:

I don't know, Bob just saw God's Not Dead recently, and he wasn't shy about pointing out how horrific it was on Twitter.

Did he title a review "The Movie that Broke Moviebob?" after it? Also considering last year he put Man of Steel at the top and listed it more as a major and biggest disappointment of the year, not necessarily horrible, I think its safe to say The Amazing Spider-man 2 will be at the top.

Scarim Coral:
Wait, Maleficent in the top 10? Sure Robocop, TNMT and Amazing Spider-man 2 I can get but Maleficent isn't that bad!

I don't think Maleficent will show up actually. He gave it a better look than most people did.

"It's gonna get ugly."

Hence the reason I told people to put their heads between their knees and kiss their asses goodbye in the last Big Picture thread. Now I'm even more afraid for my life! So, if you'll excuse me...

*goes to hide in THE DARK CORNER*

My guess for the top worst (in no order)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Transcendence
Robocop
Divergent
The Fault In Our Stars
Winter's Tale
Any of those shitty Christian movies to come out earlier (Son of God, I Origins, Left Behind, Heaven Is For Real, take your pick)

I'd always heard that Bob has a hate-boner for Nolan, but I had no idea it was this....pronounced.

While Bob is free to have his own opinion, to me this list is laughably inane. I agree that some of the films listed easily deserve being listed, but there were far worse films this year than the other listed titles.

'Course, I tend not to look to Bob for an opinion on film. I rarely see eye-to-eye with him. So I suppose this occasion is no different.

I gotta be honest, I almost turned off the video when Bob opened with Interstellar. That film is one of my favourite thing is a long time and I love it to bits. And not as a guilty pleasure, I genuinely think it's objectively good. I can understand it not being someone's cup of tea, but putting it on a "Worst" list? Nope, you pretty much lose me on the spot. I did end up watching the whole thing, and I didn't object to any of the other entries, but still...

Scarim Coral:
Wait, Maleficent in the top 10? Sure Robocop, TNMT and Amazing Spider-man 2 I can get but Maleficent isn't that bad!

I thought that as well, but after watching NC's Disneycember video on Maleficent, yeah people were right when they said it's shit, plus Wicked already did the whole "main villain not as bad as everyone thinks" thing and a lot better too

KazeAizen:
I think its safe to say The Amazing Spider-man 2 will be at the top.

I don't know, I remember him calling TMNT the worst film of the year by also putting emphasis that it came out the same year as ASM2. Plus there's also the disappointment factor as well when Bob made the mistake of giving Michael Bay the benefit of the doubt in the Big Picture a week before the film came out.

Putting Interstellar in your bottom 20 makes up for not putting Birdman in your top 10

You're my hero now

Well of the nine films I thought would be in your worst ten so far I have four, so lets see if my remaining five enter into your final ten.

piscian:

Omey:
Does this really need a two part episode when there are a lot more important things we want bob to talk about?

No I think a statement like that would only jinx us into getting more of his childish vitriol. I'll take a movie list over that any day.

I don't know bob I'm sure I could come up with 20 movies this year that were easily worse than Interstellar. I 100% agree the 3rd act of Interstellar was a bit hodgepodge, but if someone asked me to go see it again today I'd go. The movie is amazing. The "twist" was just poorly executed. In fact what I really loved was the epilogue. I loved how it was treated and how it looked.

I was sitting in a huge IMAX thankfully when I saw it and the flight through the blackhole was worth the price of admission.

Wait wait wait wait wait. I don't plan on watching this video, but are you telling me that Interstellar made the 20 worst films cut?

That's ridiculous. I don't even need to watch to know that this is 20 videos that "didn't live up to someones unrealistic expectations"

I kind of pity some movie going folk. The ones that are so jaded by their own preferences that almost nothing is enjoyable anymore.

Hell I know if I myself still had the same sort of "go to" interests in/expectations of films, Magic Mike would have never became one of my favorite movies.

Scarim Coral:

Amaror:

Scarim Coral:
Wait, Maleficent in the top 10? Sure Robocop, TNMT and Amazing Spider-man 2 I can get but Maleficent isn't that bad!

Bob seemed to like Maleficent, what makes you think it will be in the top 10 worst movies?

I only assume so because it was not feature in today episode nor was it at the top 10 best films of 2014. If he doesn't show it in next week then I guess it was in the "ok" piles.

There were quite a few movies he reviewed that he said were good or great that didn't make the Top 10 good films list. I think Maleficent and Lucy are safe even if the so-called (Bob called) "pretty good" Godzilla ended up on here.

OT: Eva Green was in 300: Rise of an Empire, and that was awesome. I can't guess the contents of the Top 10, even if think certain films like The Fault in Our Stars and The Babadook are certainly worse than they are made out to be. That's me being petty though since they were among the very few films I would call bad that I watched this year.

Edit: Can somebody tell me what's so good about The Conjuring? I thought it was pretty bland on the whole. Then again as mentioned I don't like The Babadook at all beyond so-bad-it's-good syndrome so I must be mad with these horror flicks.

Well I disagree completely on number 20 and somewhat on 17.

Interstellar is, for me at least, one of the best movies I have ever seen :P...
And I watched a LOT of movies.

As for Sin City, well it was decent IMHO. A bit dissapointing. Then again... Eva Green made it quite entertaining for awhile.

Twenty? Ho boy, this is going to be fun.

20: Huh. I haven't seen this one, so I can't judge quite yet. But on principle I don't know if I'd put Interstellar here, just cause I can't see it being a "bad film," just middling. Then again, your opinion of the movie is my opinion of How To Train Your Dragon 2 - aims high, falls hard - and I keep debating about whether I'd put that movie into a bad list or not.

19: I wouldn't have been as kind as you on this one, Bob. When your way of introducing your "hero" of the movie, Godzilla, is to have him inadvertently drown hundreds of innocent people, you've already lost me. It's hard to root for someone who might kill me in the process of saving me. I call it the Man-of-Steel-Syndrome. This movie pretty much failed all around.

18: Haven't seen it. But the reviews are scathing. I think I'll skip it.

17: Yeah, also skipping this one. To hell with Frank Miller, seriously.

16: LOL. Just LOL.

15: Horror movies really kinda sucked this year for the most part, didn't they? I think Oculus was the only new one that made a positive impression on me.

14: Skipping it.

13: Skipping it.

12: Not a surprise you included this one here.

11: "Pointless" is the word that comes to mind on this one. "Dollars" is the other one.

Well, that was fairly painless. Next week should be better, though.

Interstellar is one of the 20 worst films of the year??? Seriously? Fuck right off.

Bob and I seem to have the complete opposite opinions of Snowpiercer and Interstellar. I hated Snowpiercer but loved Interstellar lol.

KazeAizen:

Earthfield:
Man, I forgot about half of them, but somehow I feel I already know the next ten batch.

I know what is going to be at the top for damn sure. A certain red and blue spider themed super hero.

It isn't hard considering it is almost impossible to write a more negative review, if you were trying. Whether or not it was exaggeration it is hard to condemn something more than "I love my job but this made me want to quit".

RatGouf:
when Bob is doing another part 2 rant on why he hates Kevin Smith or whatever.

It's not so much hate then disappointment. And a bit (or a lot) of fear. Kevin Smith has a broad and common background, which shares a lot with Bobs and a lot of movie critics want to make movies themself at some time. Mr. Smith in that regard looks almost like an "If you try, this could happen" example. Like someone said in this thread, he seems to have peaked with his first or second production.

It's like his career showed: Hey Geek, you may have one good idea, but you burn it one your first try anyway.

Please, please, please let Unbroken be on this list.

Jandau:
I gotta be honest, I almost turned off the video when Bob opened with Interstellar. That film is one of my favourite thing is a long time and I love it to bits. And not as a guilty pleasure, I genuinely think it's objectively good. I can understand it not being someone's cup of tea, but putting it on a "Worst" list? Nope, you pretty much lose me on the spot. I did end up watching the whole thing, and I didn't object to any of the other entries, but still...

Objectively good does not exist mate.

It never did and never will.

I love Interstellar and it is one of the best movies I have EVER seen.
But still, it is not objectively better then Twilight even.

I actually agree about Interstellar, the first half is super rough, the second half tries to be emotionally resonant but the script just isn't there.

I just like I was being preached to the entire time. I agree with the film's message, I just don't like it getting to near propaganda levels and would appreciate some subtlety.

I think both Ridley Scott and Christopher Nolan's missteps this year are because they aren't directing in a style they are good at directing. Interstellar seems to have the bones of a great movie, but major choices in the production of the movie hurt it for me and the biggest one is the audio and no matter how much they want to justify their reasoning its really hard for me to enjoy a movie where you cannot understand what is being said by the actors. It reminds me a lot of the other Christopher Nolan movie that I really don't like with Dark Knight Rises. It also has great bones but covering Tom Hardy's mouth and then needing to dub his lines hurt my experience watching it for each time he spoke it took me out of the movie.

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