The year 2011 was about par for the movie industry: the movie-going public lined up for cinematic gems like Hugo and The Artist—and they also came to see movies that were frankly, not so good. The great movies of 2011 have mostly been given their due, commemorated with various awards, and praised by critics and civilians alike. As for the top 10 worst movies of 2011? Well, let’s run them up one more time:
1. Jack and Jill
In the movie, Adam Sandler plays the lead roles of Jack and Jill. Jack is a commercial director who gets surprised by a visit from his twin sister. The sight of Adam Sandler playing the role of Jill in drag was tortuous, to say the least.
2. Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star
2011 is simply just not a good year for Adam Sandler—he also wrote this aside from starring in it. A movie about a loser dreaming of becoming a porn star: not really that amazing, not even in theory.
3. Sucker Punch
Those who enjoyed the generous shots of nubile flesh attired in rompers, short skirts and other articles of clothing which can titillate a Japanese businessman’s fancy may disagree with this nomination but really, Baby Doll? Oh, come on.
Kevin James absolutely kills on the small screen, but in this movie, he ends up being comedic road kill. It’s supposed to be a kiddie flick so the unfunny adult-theme jokes and wisecracks are just outré.
5. Red Riding Hood
The Grimm brothers are shuddering in their graves. The twisted interpretation of a classic fairytale went horribly wrong. Amanda Seyfried was beautiful though.
6. Your Highness
The Oscar curse strikes again! After winning the elusive gold statue for Black Swan, you’d think Natalie Portman will have more sense than to get involved with this vapid excuse of a screenplay. The male leads’ portrayal did not help too.
Nicole Kidman plays the role of discontented wife to Nicolas Cage’s diamond broker. Husband heavily mortgages their home unbeknownst to his wife. Their house is invaded by non-scary characters that couldn’t terrorize their way out of a paper bag. And it shows: Kidman and Cage are just going through the motions, even when they are waiting for the axe to fall.
8. The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence
Somehow, the people behind this movie got so busy packing in the gore that they forgot to provide a plot. The only demographic that could love this one are boys who are going through the phase when they find anything disgusting fascinating.
9. Breaking Dawn
Yes, we know, this is part of the wonderful Twilight saga. But while Breaking Dawn promised to deliver the long-awaited consummation of the human girl-vampire lover love story, it was strangely tasteless and unappetizing. And let’s not forget to mention the lackluster performance of the Cullen clan around the fading Bella. When the hybrid baby finally came, it actually felt anticlimactic, to tell you the truth.
10. New Year’s Eve
Unfortunately for the impressive roster of stars that have been crammed into this flick, it turned out to be even worse than Valentine’s Day. And that is saying something indeed.