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The Worst Ten Films of 2011

Tuesday 27 December 2011, 07:00

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It's the time of good will to all men but for a film critic it's also the season of recrimination and settling scores.

Here I list the 10 worst films of the year - see if you agree with my choices.

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    Comment number 1.

    I don't really get the Sucker Punch hate. At worst, it's just a bit dumb, but I don't think it's a real stinker.

    Off subject - did Mark like 'Super'?

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    Comment number 2.

    Have not had the chance to see all of the movies on the list and having seen what you say about them, I don't think I want to. Of the ones I have seen, I didn't really think they where that bad. I actually thought Transformers 3 was probably better than Sucker Punch. I also laughed quite a bit at The Hangover 2, but fully understand your reasoning for putting it here. Yes it is nothing more than a facsimile of the first one, but people who enjoyed the first would probably enjoy the second. Worry thing is that I bet my wife would enjoy New Years Eve. Better keep that one off the radar. Happy New year!

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    Comment number 3.

    I always look forward to this list more than the 'best of'. Only because it reinforces my take on how shallow parts of the film industry are and vacuous some of the audience can be. Still, horses for courses, etc, etc.

    Any chance of a podcast in the style of Film Socialisme? Something manageable for us to chew on and spit out after about 2 minutes? Happy New Year!

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    Comment number 4.

    I was at the premier of Transformers 2 in Dublin, and came away quite annoyed after it received a whooping applause from the audience. It was, in my mind, a sin against all humankind, especially considering the gross amounts of money involved, not least lack of all artistic integrity.

    Somehow, my younger brother tricked me into seeing Tranformers 3. He told me that it was 'more like the original animated film'. Myself and my older brother approached tepidly, and, when realising mid-screening that we had been duped, I simply gave up. There was no way for me to muster up the diety-like volume of rage require to squelsh this on-going train-wreck of a franchise. I've just given up hope. I hate these films, and I don't understand why the world hasn't, very naturally, come to ignore this rubbish and engage with cinema, and life in general, through much more intellectual, academic terms. Really, what's the harm in doing so?

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    Comment number 5.

    I thought Sucker Punch was just "ultra-silly fun". I fancy seeing Film Socialisme just to see what the fuss is all about. Even a trailblazer like Godard has off-days.

    Now back to my essay on Truffaut's L'Enfant Sauvage...


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