This movie was just the absolute worst. A grotesque, incompetent, and thoroughly dull production.
2. The Beach Bum
Utterly vulgar and mindless, my disgust at grew stronger with every passing second — reaching levels not felt since seeing 2018’s Holmes & Watson as well as any Adam Sandler comedy. I toughed it out to the end but came perilously close to walking out of the theater.
This looked like a fun, soapy film noir in the beginning, but — my, oh my — how much things can change in one hour and forty-six minutes. The ending plot twist defies all reason. It’s so bad it’s actually kind of good.
4. The Kitchen
If done differently, this might have been an exceptional film. It wound up being chock-full of cliches and tasteless violence. I also felt no emotional connection to the characters — a must in my book. The strong cast was truly wasted.
5. Black Christmas
Featuring a supernatural element and politically-driven subject matter, this felt like a slasher in name only. It’s an absurd story with unlikeable characters and bad acting. Just bad all around.
M. Night Shyamalan’s final installment in the Unbreakable trilogy has a bold concept, yet seriously underwhelms. Fantastic performance from James McAvoy, though.
Keanu Reeves gives a lovely performance in this stinker of a movie. The premise is outrageously unrealistic. Usually, I enjoy campy films, but it just doesn’t work here.
The story has the makings of a modern slasher classic, but in practice is cringeworthy and forgettable. Octavia Spencer is a powerhouse, but her talents are woefully underutilized in this film.
9. Terminator: Dark Fate
If this had been a stand-alone action flick, I might have sung its praises. However, we are talking about the Terminator franchise here, standards should be higher. This film has some great special effects, but the story is so mediocre it’s ridiculous.
I love The Beatles but dislike this movie. The idea of the plot is exciting but comes off as too unserious. Blinded by the Light, a film with a similar concept does much better, and I recommend watching that instead.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Okay, this might not be the worst movie of the year, but it is by far the most disappointing. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was one of the most anticipated films of 2019 and, though there are some good elements, it ultimately falls flat — harder than when Hans Gruber took the scenic route out of Nakatomi Plaza.