Hey all, Steve here. There are few things in life for a movie critic that are worse than being completely and totally bored out of your mind while seeing a flick. At CST, we see anything and everything so there is a higher chance to be disappointed than if you are an average moviegoer. I have seen some horrible movies over the years and some have been more disappointing than others.
In 2018 there were plenty of good flicks to be seen. If you are looking for good flicks then you need to check out any of the Top 10’s for 2018 or wait for mine to hit in the next few days. You are here to find out which films Steve thought were disasters – either outright or perhaps disappointing based on expectations. Let’s get to it. Oh, if you loved more than 2 of these films in 2018 then you and I can’t be friends. Believe me, it is for the best! Here. We. Go!
10. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
There is no way in the world I would have thought that this flick would end up on this list. That actually could have been part of the problem. My expectations weren’t low enough on this one. My son was really excited about it and his desire to see it made me want to see it even more. When I left the screening I immediately thought to myself that there is no way that I wanted to see this again in theaters. It was too late and the promise of going to see it with my son had already been made. I did indeed see it a second time and I did indeed dislike it just as much as the first time around.
9. The Spy Who Dumped Me
There is a theme when it comes to movies that make my “worst list” each year. It is an unfunny comedy. The Spy Who Dumped Me had a moment or two but ran out of jokes fair early in the game. While I am a fan of Mila Kunis, I find Kate McKinnon to be as funny as a doorknob outside of SNL. I didn’t see or feel any chemistry between the two and I laughed MAYBE 3 or 4 times and they were chuckles at best. Mila, please stop working with Kate McKinnon. Thank you.
8. Slender Man
I’m not even sure where to start with this one. Well, maybe the poster. It might be one of the dumbest and laziest posters of 2018. The story is so dull and boring that it makes the 93 minute run-time feel close to 3 hours. There are no redeeming qualities in this one – it is quite simply a bad movie.
7. The Strangers: Prey at Night
I don’t care about any of the people that died in this movie. Combine that with the fact that at 80 minutes you will still be ticked off that you wasted so much of your time. I liked the original and this may be a case where there just may have been too much of an expectation on this one. Did we really wait 10 years for this sequel? I mean, really?
Remember that piece about an unfunny comedy? This one was just brutal for me. The story was just stupid and the script was missing the comedy and I really don’t remember laughing at all in this one. I could be stretching the truth a bit because my memory isn’t all that great, but that’s just the way the cookie crumbles my friends. From Ed Helms to Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner – please do a better job next time. Good cast + bad script does not equal good movie. Tag…please.
Here’s another one! Blockers had a big disparity when it came to critics vs audience. The critic score on this one was 83% and the audience score was 50%. That’s pretty damn surprising. This one I can say with the utmost confidence that I didn’t laugh more than 2 times. Leslie Mann? Not funny in this thing at all. Ike Barinholtz? Nope. John Cena? I WISH I couldn’t see him.
Venom had the opposite issue on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics 28% and audience 84%. Not sure what the audiences around the globe were thinking, but this was a shameful attempt at a Venom movie. I can’t get “HUNGRY” and “FOOD” out of my mind. Everything was pretty damn sloppy. It doesn’t even know what it wants to be so why should moviegoers put forth all the effort into figuring it out? If I had to describe it in one word it would be LAME.
3. I Feel Pretty
I feel BORED! Come on now. I cannot stand Amy Schumer. I don’t like her as a comedian and she is just not funny. Scott completely ruined her for me. He spoke about how great Trainwreck was and I bought it blindly and absolutely hated it. I have hated every single Amy Schumer film since then. She is my enemy. This job is both a blessing and a curse. I get to see everything and sometimes that means watching something as boring and unfunny as I Feel Pretty.
This one is a little obvious, right? 51 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and 51 rotten reviews. Hey Travolta – what is your deal? This one was doomed from the start when Movie Pass was practically begging people to see it. Never a good sign. Oh and nice job directing this dumpster fire, Kevin Connolly. Serves you right after talking trash about the Mets on Entourage. I fell asleep several times getting through this one and it shows at every step how incompetent everyone involved in the making of this film was.
1.Fifty Shades Freed
Just when you thought they couldn’t get any worse. Here comes the last installment of the Fifty Shades disasters. How could anyone possibly like these flicks? Seriously. How? They are not even that sexy! Hey, let’s throw some action into the mix and hope everyone enjoys that enough to make the movie good! No. You guys failed. Also the tag line – “don’t miss the climax”. Climax? This one was shooting blanks from start to finish. We just all need to be thankful that it’s over.