Screen Rant’s Worst Movies of 2013

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Screen Rant's Worst Movies of 2013

Worst Movies of 2013 RIPDWe've celebrated our Top 5 Favorite movies of 2013 and are looking forward to our 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014 but we haven't forgotten the films that fell to the opposite end of the spectrum. Film is a subjective medium, so picking the worst movies of the year is never an easy task.Some writers base their "Worst of the Year" lists on highly anticipated films that were especially disappointing or failed to make use of sizable budgets, talented actors, and intriguing scripts. However, at Screen Rant, we focus our list on movies that we genuinely believe were the worst of the year - theatrical releases that were intolerable bores, failing to deliver on even their most basic ambitions. These are the unfunny comedies, the not-very-scary horror movies, the superficial dramas, and the snooze-inducing actioners.Of course, our list is not all-inclusive, so once you've read our picks, share your own choices in the comments. Read on for our list of the Worst Movies of 2013 (in order of release).

Broken City

Worst of 2013 Broken CityDirector: Allen Hughes Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta- Jones, and Jeffrey WrightHopes were high for Broken City (read our review), marking the solo directorial debut of Allen Hughes - one-half of the Hughes Brothers (along with Albert Hughes). Known for his contributions as co-director on Dead Presidents, Menace II Society, and The Book of Eli, moviegoers were enthusiastic about another gritty crime-drama from the accomplished filmmaker.Unfortunately, the final film suffered from a scattered narrative that featured a host of uninteresting, and worse yet, unlikable characters. Marketed as a straightforward crime-thriller the actual movie was bogged down by unrealized ideas and clumsy directorial execution - without offering a cathartic (or particularly interesting) payoff.

Movie 43

Worst Movies of 2013 Movie 43Release Date: January 25, 2013 Director(s): James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Peter Farrelly, Brett Ratner, James Duffy, and more! Cast: Emma Stone, Stephen Merchant, Richard Gere, Liev Schreiber, and more!The first trailers for Movie 43 (read our review) hinted at an over the top comedy experience that, thanks to a handful of outrageous cameos (for example: Gerard Butler as a Leprechaun), could deliver guilty low brow fun - if the numerous directors and cast members each delivered.Yet, the final film is little more than a hodgepodge of bizarre sketches that, even without the pressure of a functional overarching storyline, failed to present fresh laughs. At times, the absurdity of certain onscreen hijinks allowed a few guilty giggles but the majority of Movie 43 relies on lackluster appearances from the star-studded cast as they each attempt to squeeze humor out of one raunchy gag after another. Few succeed.

Escape from Planet Earth

Worst Movies of 2013 Escape from Planet EarthRelease Date: February 15, 2013 Director: Callan Brunker Cast: Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, and Rob CorddryWe try not to hammer kid movies too hard, since they primarily seek to entertain a target demographic with fun adventures, quirky characters, and relatively straightforward humor, but Escape from Planet Earth (read our review) earned its place on our list. While some animated films manage to pull-double duty and wow adults as well, there's also the other end of the spectrum - kid movies that can't even keep their core juice-box crowd entertained.Despite lovable aliens, futuristic spaceships, and colorful monsters, Escape from Planet Earth is a scattered, and ultimately boring, children's movie that underserves both its characters and story - with little fun to offer. The result isn't entirely surprising, given that seven different writers contributed to the script for a total of seventeen different rewrites.

The Last Exorcism Part II

Worst Movies of 2013 Last Exorcism Part 2Release Date: March 1, 2013 Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly Cast: Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, and Spencer Treat ClarkAfter a mixed reaction to its predecessor, horror fans weren't exactly enthusiastic about a Last Exorcism Part II (read our review). Still, given the original film's WTF cliffhanger, a sequel (though admittedly unnecessary) had the potential to flesh out the overarching series mythology - while also delivering the same brand of body contorting terrors that kept viewers squirming during Part I.Instead, writer/director Ed Gass-Donnelly (replacing Daniel Stamm from the first movie), delivered a paint-by-numbers sequel that fell short in every single way imaginable: convoluting the established narrative, lacking in Part I's more innovative ideas, and worse yet, offering few successful scares. The film proved Ashley Bell has more to offer than creepy contortions but most viewers still felt this is one Last Exorcism too many.

Scary Movie 5

Worst Movies of 2013 Scary Movie 5Release Date: April 11, 2013 Director: Malcolm D. Lee Cast: Simon Rex, Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen, and Lindsay LohanThe Scary Movie series was never the most subtle parody franchise on the market; yet, for a couple of installments, the movies delivered - even if most of the laughs came from combining raunchy sex jokes with spoofs of iconic supernatural film scenes. However, by the time Scary Movie 5 (read our review) was released, nearly all of the original filmmakers and actors, Keenen Ivory Wayans, David Zucker, Anna Faris, Regina Hall, as well as Marlon and Shawn Wayans, had all jumped ship.Instead of refreshing its approach, Scary Movie 5 simply embraced lowest common-denominator humor at every turn - exemplified best by an awkward (and unfunny) supernatural/sexual encounter featuring Hollywood troublemakers Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan.

6 Souls

Worst Movies of 2013 6 SoulsRelease Date: April 5, 2013 Directors: Björn Stein and Måns Mårlind Cast: Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Jeffrey DeMunnDespite a solid roster of acting talent, 6 Souls was so underwhelming that we didn't even bother to write-up a review. It never comes together fully - on a narrative level, directorial level, take your pick. Ultimately, the film is so wrapped up in its own "mystery," and attempts at psychological horror, that story, logic, and tonal consistency go out the window.As a result, 6 Souls only provides a pastiche of poorly-directed scenes which are randomly assembled in the hopes of a passing for a defined movie experience. There's a reason this flick sat on the shelf for three years before finally being dumped into theaters.


Worst Movies of 2013 RIPDRelease Date: July 19, 2013 Director: Robert Schwentke Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker, and Kevin BaconR.I.P.D. (read our review) wasn't just one of the worst movies of 2013, it was also one of the biggest box office bombs. Costing an estimated $130 million to produce, including a 3D post-conversion, the film only recouped half of its budget globally. R.I.P.D. had a lot going for it, a palatable Men in Black-like story (with a supernatural as opposed to extraterrestrial angle) as well as a pair of likable stars.Yet, nearly everything about the movie underwhelmed - from plasticky and pasty-looking CGI creatures, a hammy performance from Jeff Bridges, to downright distracting technical shortcomings (awkward editing cuts, ugly cinematography, and a predictable story progression). Say R.I.P. to Univeral Pictures' plans for a R.I.P.D. franchise.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Worst Movies of 2013 Mortal InstrumentsRelease Date: August 21, 2013 Director: Harald Zwart Cast: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Robert SheehanThe young adult novel adaptation craze has resulted in more than its fair share of underwhelming movie experiences. However, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (read our review) managed to be worse than the rest for one key reason - wasted potential. Some readers automatically roll their eyes at YA book-turned-movie properties, but there are some interesting ideas at play in The Mortal Instruments property (i.e. shadow hunters and demonic forces) - ideas that could have made for entertaining, albeit cheesy and guilty, viewing.Yet, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is a bland mess muddled by awkward performances, clunky direction, and ridiculous twists that squander any of the story's potential. Limited payoff and unresolved plot threads didn't help - as the movie fails to present a complete story (even if it is only the first installment in a larger series).


Worst Movies of 2013 GetawayRelease Date: August 30, 2013 Director: Courtney Solomon Cast: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, and Jon VoightIt's been a solid couple years for Ethan Hawke with starring performances in fan-favorites Sinister and Before Midnight, among others. Unfortunately, Getaway (read our review) proved that even though the actor is making a solid comeback, he's not a guaranteed marker for success. Despite an adequate thriller setup (albeit one that spirals into absurdity), the film is riddled with one-note characters, cliche vehicular action, and laughable dialogue - all played with a completely straight face.Movie fans balked at the inclusion of former child-star/singer Selena Gomez, but the real blame falls on director Courtney Solomon for making both the life-or-death plot and 94 minutes of car-racing "action" incredibly bland and outright boring.

Battle of the Year

Worst Movies of 2013 Battle of the YearRelease Date: September 20, 2013 Director: Benson Lee Cast: Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck, and Caity LotzThey're not for everyone, but certain dance movies have delivered a likable mixture of character drama and stylized moves - capable of entertaining a wide variety of filmgoers (even those with two left feet). Unfortunately, Battle of the Year (read our review) is neither a thoughtful character piece or a particularly jaw-dropping dance showcase.Instead of celebrating the unifying power of B-Boy heritage, through individual expression and varied cultural influences, the film relies heavily on xenophobia and ethnic stereotypes to fuel its drama - with little cathartic payoff. Of course, our distaste for Battle of the Year wasn't helped by watching fan-favorite LOST star Josh Holloway scrape the bottom of the Hollywood barrel.

(Dis)honorable Mentions

Worst Movies of 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3DPlus, here are five films that barely missed the (dis)honor of our list:- Texas Chainsaw 3D (read our review) - A Haunted House (read our review) - Grown-Ups 2 (no review available) - Only God Forgives (read our review) - Parkland (read our review)We're interested to hear what films were on your "worst of the year" lists, so make sure to share your own choices in the comment section!___Follow me on Twitter @benkendrick for future feature articles as well as movie, TV, and gaming news.


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  1. I’ve seen only one movie from that list and that’s R.I.P.D., which is actually quite entertaining when you go in expecting a complete turd. It’s definitely a better movie that its trailer suggests, but still far from being a good one. Catch it on Netflix on a slow Sunday and you can actually have some fun with it.

    I’m interested in The Mortal Instruments, but considering that it didn’t do very well at the box office, that the story is left open (at least according to this list) and that there probably won’t be a sequel I’m not sure I want to invest in it. But it’s probably not as bad as you guys make it out to be. ;)

    • It’s actually quite disappointing. I’ve read the book and as far as adaptations go, I can be fine with the tweaks, but this was generally underwhelming to a fault. I barely pan a movie that is not really good, but I honestly have to say that this wasn’t good. Hope that helps.

    • @TheLostWinchester

      I had the lowest expectations, and saw it for free on top of that (screening) and I thought it was terrible. Honestly, it was simply annoying to watch. They had so many opportunities to make Jeff Bridges’ character a bit deeper and likeable, which would have made his outbursts and obnoxious behavior kind of funny and entertaining, but every time that opportunity came up, they squandered it and in the end, he was just obnoxious and annoying throughout the whole movie. Ryan Reynolds wasn’t much better. He just seemed like a typical bone-head the entire movie. The entire movie is such a rip-off of MIB it’s almost like they didn’t try to hide it. And there was absolutely no creativity at all, unlike MIB. I mean, “dead-o’s”??? SERIOUSLY???

      I don’t know man, honestly, I wouldn’t recommend this movie even as a free movie on a slow sunday, I say spend your hour and a half on something else… That’s just my opinion of course…

    • I rented Mortal Instruments for a dollar and I’m still upset i didn’t use that dollar for gas,food, or give to the needy. I couldn’t stay awake, that’s how boring it was ,It was just terrible.

    • If you haven’t read the books it isn’t horrible but I’ve read all the books and thought the movie could have been WAY better then what they did. S

  2. I’ve not seen hardly any of these movies but out of the crop I’ve seen last year, I would of put Lone Ranger on the list. Such a bad movie.

    • ACtually it wasn’t that bad. It suffered from being pre-judged and negative WOM.
      The actual product was quite entertaining…and I came into it quite closed minded to begin with.

    • I haven’t seen the Lone Ranger, but my brother enjoyed it. And I like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. That means our mother gave us incredibly bad taste…according to the internet.

  3. Grown-Ups 2 (no review available)
    Ha ha ha haha

    Apparently grown ups 2 is so bad that screenrant did not waste any time to review it >.>
    Still pretty mad that people went and saw this instead of pacific rim

    • @vladiator

      While I agree that it’s kind of ridiculous to think people actually got dressed, got in their car, burned gas to drive to a theater, pay over $10 to watch Grown Ups 2. But at the same time, Pacific Rim was definitely more worth the money, but still not really a great movie in my opinion. It was just too cheesy and all of the “oh, we conveniently have this at the right time” stuff was a bit annoying…

      One scene that got me to laugh when I wasn’t supposed to was when he actually said: “We can do this together!” I mean, seriously? I thought I was watching an episode of the Power Rangers when he said that. I can’t believe that made it into the final film, lol. And I know it’s been mentioned before, but the whole “Oh, now we remember we have this huge sword” thing was pretty funny. You would think that would be part of the training or something, not to mention, he has to be inside her head when they linked, yet somehow he missed that? And of course the whole point of why they didn’t use that from the beginning…

      And just the concept, wouldn’t it be 100 times easier instead of linking left and right, all they had to do was one person control the legs while the other control the arms. You won’t even need any special mind bonding with that. It’s not like none of us have played chicken fight before… You can do that through simple coordination… No danger, and no mind overload…

      And I have a lot to say about the ending, but don’t want to get too much into spoiler territory here…

      Anyway, it was kind of entertaining for the visual spectacle alone, but the actual movie was a major disappointment for me…

      • They told you in the beginning as too why they didn’t use swords. The Kaiju blood was toxic and would make a bigger mess than blunt force. The sword was also not in the original model of Gypsy.

        • Yes, because killing them and spilling blood is worst than smashing blocks and blocks worth of buildings. Not to mention, blunt force was spilling blood anyway, so then you had BOTH. What an improvement…

  4. No Smurfs 2? At all? Like, seriously? And what about After Earth yo?

    They at least deserve (Dis)Honorable Mentions

    • I agree with After Earth, but Smurfs 2 was a movie for little kids and as an adult I find it difficult to rate and/or critique films targeting such a young audience.

      • I have small kids at home. They saw the first Smurfs movie at the drive-in theater and at their Grandparents house on STARZ. They had no interest in the second after watching the trailer…and yet I took them to the Croods and Turbo after they saw the trailers.

        It should have been at least an honorable mention. ;)

  5. HAHA!!! I tried watching 6 Souls on Netflix and after about a half hour I just turned it off. That’s pretty rare for me because I’m kind of a sucker for bad thrillers but this movie was pretty unwatchable.

    My #1 Worst of the Year would be Gangster Squad.
    I’ve never seen such terrible acting from a cast that I thought would be amazing. Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Emma Stone are 3 of my favorites working today and I even like Josh Brolin enough to have been excited for the movie but it just fell apart in almost every way.
    Not only that but I was hoping that Ruben Fleischer wasn’t a one hit wonder after Zombieland but after 30 Minutes or Less and now Gangster Squad I’m starting to think he may be.

  6. No After Earth? One of the worst sci-fi films I’ve seen.

  7. Luckily I haven’t seen most of these, but I actually enjoyed Escape from Planet Earth. It’s humor might not be for everyone, but I’m pretty sure it was better than that animated turkey movie!

    • My kids watched that on Netflix…and ended up leaving the room to play in their bedrooms.

      Note to self: start Escape from Planet Earth an hour before kick-off.

  8. What?!

    No Man of Steel? The worst movie of the year, by far.

    • Get out of here.

    • Surprised you’re the only here that thinks so.

    • Funny, I was wondering where Iron Man 3 was on the list.

    • Seems that almost every thread like this turns into a ironman3 or man of steel war >.>

      • Maybe it’s because I’m a Marvel reader and not DC, but I enjoyed Man of Steel, so much so I purchased the DVD, but didn’t really enjoy Iron Man 3. I liked it enough to buy it, and agree it wasn’t horrible, but as a Marvel comics fan who has been collecting on a weekly basis since 1993, the Mandarin twist really bothered me, aside from that, it was quite enjoyable. Also, I seem to be the only person on Earth who enjoyed Movie 43….

        • “Also, I seem to be the only person on Earth who enjoyed Movie 43….”

          Your comic book movie opinions from above are now null and void. ;) Just kidding…everyone has a guilty pleasure.

    • Oh, wah wah wah, superman killed, he’s supposed to be wearing tie-dye and giving peace a chance…

      • LOL good one!

    • If you can honestly, with a straight face, look someone in the eyes and tell them Man of Steel was the worst movie of the year, then you obviously do not like the comic book adaptations, or superman, or both. Which begs the question, why did you bother to watch it? There is absolutely no way on earth that Man of Steel was the worst movie of the year. There is also no way on earth any comic book fan, or Superman fan, could say that Man of Steel was not a good movie.

      • Half of critics gave Man of Steel negative reviews despite giving near-unanimously positive reviews to other, better comic book movies like the Dark Knight or Avengers, proving that they aren’t against comic book movies on principal.

        Try again.

        • He doesn’t need to try again…He stated it quite well THIS time.

          • What a job you have…

            • Ultron…

              Seriously, your passion for me is complimentary…but it is also creepy. Rely LESS on the hallucinogens and wet dreams, and go get yourself a hobby. No, I mean it…I’m taken.

              You poor creature…Awww.

              • Archaeon, you seem to forget that you are the one with a track record that speaks for itself. You are the one with a pattern that paints a very clear picture.

                While I was occasionally passing by and simply fell into your provocation (this is a one off for me but you were so nasty that I feel the need to set the record straight), you are the one that constantly and repeatedly tries to corner other people (the list is long).

                Besides, you are the one that has spent an indecent amount of time producing an insane, amount of one directional comments. That coupled up with how obvious it is that you get a massive kick from trying to verbally abuse other people, gives you a simple psychological profile:

                Did you spend too many nights alone with your comics & movies while other people were going out to parties and getting laid? Is that when you plotted to get back at the world using the faceless world of the internet? Is that why you so easily feel provoked? Is that why you now think it is ok to include words like idiot or silly in your very first responses to other comments?

                Archaeon, PLEASE don’t pity me, I am really fine. You are the bitter one with a problem.

                PS – You can still admit you are a professional DCish troll

              • To moderator: so in what part of “no profanity or personal attacks does the comment above falls”?

                I can’t reply but that is fine? pfffff….

                • Ummm…

                  They probably read all of the garbage you’ve spouted off to and about me on other threads and realized I’m merely defending myself from a bizarre internet creeper.

                  If you stop, I gladly will.

                  • Archaeon, you seem to forget that you are the one with a track record that speaks for itself. You are the one with a pattern that paints a very clear picture.

                    While I was occasionally passing by and simply fell into your provocation (this is a one off for me but you were so nasty that I feel the need to set the record straight), you are the one that constantly and repeatedly tries to corner other people (the list is VERY long, I am just one more).

                    Besides, you are the one that has spent an indecent amount of time producing an insane, unhealthy, sad, pathetic and embarrassing amount of one directional comments (get a life!). That coupled up with how obvious it is that you get a massive kick from trying to verbally abuse other people, gives you a simple psychological profile for you.

                    Archaeon, PLEASE don’t pity me, I am really fine. You are the bitter one with a problem.

                    • Hmmm…interesting. Wrong…but interesting.

                      Tell me something, you research analysis maestro you: If you have considered me and my personality so carefully…if you have arrived at so definite and self-convincing a conclusion…if what I appear to be to you seems SO unappealing and, in fact (apparently, given your response even after I called for a stop to our little back-and-forth) irritating, WHY did you engage me, “knowing” what you did?

                      What does that say about YOU?

                      On that pitying note, I bid you adieu.

                    • First of all, I did NOT engage you, YOU engaged ME. It was only after that back and forth that I learnt that you sort of do this for a living.

                      Why did I re-engage after knowing it and what does that say about me? Well, basically it says that I don’t like coward bullies that hide behind the faceless world of the internet to get a hard on by insulting other people. That’s why I exposed you. That’s all, but now I am done and I promise you won’t ever hear back for me.

                    • OMFG, the two of you get a room already…

                    • LOL KenJ!

                      I thought they were the same person. I’ve been picturing Two-Face on a laptop leaving comments ;)

                    • KJ and PP…

                      Very cute…talk to the creeper above; I neither need nor want Ultron in my life. I’m perfectly fine without such an obnoxious headache…


                    • @Archaeon

                      It takes two to tango man. Do this from now on if you really don’t want to deal with him. IGNORE HIM. There was a guy on here that would try to undermine everything I said as well. I started to just ignore him. Seemed to work…

                    • Ken…

                      I’m guessing you did not see that I had said my “goodbye” to him…? He decided to respond AGAIN, for whatever dumb reason. I was not going to (and did NOT) respond to him, as I am done with him.

                  • @Archaeon Arch, you can make your point or disagree without using terms like “pathetic” when referring to others. Please try harder.

                    Paul Young – Moderator

                    • Paul…

                      Fair enough…you’ll notice, however, two things (I hope):

                      1. I’m done with him…not so sure about the reverse.
                      2. I have many a straightforward, even friendly, discussion with MANY posters…and will continue to do so.

        • The fact that they gave Avengers unanimously positive reviews should set off alarms because the Avengers is one of the most overrated movies I have ever seen. And to compare it to The Dark Knight is just insulting, although I will say that it is a better film than The Dark Knight Rises which was hugely disappointing.

          • I disagree with the last part of your statement…While I found “The Avengers” quite entertaining, I thought TDKR was the perfect way to end a wonderful film trilogy.

  9. +1

  10. Man of Steel was pretty sh*tty, only part I liked was Krypton …. I actually liked Ripped but like the guy said I went into it expecting nothing and the 3d was good

    Does anyone know anything about the counselor?

    • Thought Man of Steel was sh*tty but liked RIPD, now thats logic. *Sarcasm*

      • +100000

    • So you liked the least aesthetically original part of the film but liked RIPD?

      • *disliked

        We need an edit button on SR! >_<

  11. I heard paranoia sucked

    • It does!

      Not as much as Die Hard 5 and this list though.

      • heh! Die Hard 5… that was a joke. What will Die Hard 6 be about, he has to break out of the nursing home?

        • Crap. Did someone at 20th Century Fox leak the latest Die Hard script again?

  12. 30 Nights Of Paranormal Activity With The Devil Inside The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2013)

    ^this abomination.

  13. I’m not really understanding the RIPD hate.

    It was panned on RT and now SR but I rented it over the holidays and actually found it to be entertaining. Not saying it was a masterpiece of movie making or Oscar worthy but compared with other movies I saw last year, it didn’t deserve worst or even bad movie.

    Actually, the only real stupid thing about RIPD was the cheezy, “assemble ancient device reversing the gate to the afterlife” thing. Once I got past that, the premise was fun, acting decent likable characters and worth at least a rental.

    I would have put movies like, “The Purge”, “This is The End”, “Planes”, “Jobs”, “The Host” or even “Evil Dead” on the list before RIPD.

    • Evil Dead? Really? That flick was fantastic…

      • OMH no it wasn’t (at least imho) The changes they made from the original story felt fake (but not in a campy good way like the original) and it just ended up being a, “how many ways can we show excessive gore” fest.

        Some of the gore scenes did have entertainment value but overall it left me bored stiff.

        • I went into the film not expecting it to be campy nor comparable to the original film, and with this line of thinking I enjoyed it for the gorefest it was meant to be. I understand not enjoying it when comparing it to Sam’s original flick, but without doing so I thought it was a very good horror film. I tend to enjoy loads of blood and gore though. To each their own.

  14. Broken City ? …I have it on my Netflix list, still gonna see it

  15. I would also put the Lone Ranger on that list. How about a list of the most disappointing movies of the year? My two biggest let downs of the year..

    Iron Man 3 -so many things wrong about this movie, just ruined the character, and really made the iron man suit itself into something cheap and disposable.

    Star Trek into darkness – Dumb plot that makes no sense, total misuse of the Khan character, and totally failed at trying to rip off the Wrath of Khan’s ending.

    • I just rented Lone Ranger and thought it was pretty decent. However, I did go into it expecting crud. So I guess there was no where but up.

      The main thing I hated about Lone Ranger was the use of the WIlliam Tell overture for the entire 10 (or so) minutes of action. The music took the suspense out of that whole sequence plus it just felt out of place.

  16. Haven’t seen a lot of these movies listed. But the one movie that I didn’t like and regretted seeing in theaters last year was The Purge.

  17. Worst movies of 2013 for me: (in no order

    Movie 43/Inappropriate comedy (both involve terrible skits although movie 43 might be more heartbreaking since it used actual oscar talent.)

    Texas Chainsaw 3D: Actually had a good laugh because of how terrible it looked.

    Evil Dead remake: God awful remake with zero likeable characters, blood over gore, too many wtf moments for a film trying to be taken seriously (e.g. the revival of mia who became COMPLETELY FINE), and stupdity. I know the original had some of these as well but raimi made it work to that film’s advantage where as this plays it straight.

    After Earth: Who ever knew you can take out will smith’s charisma and add in his son as well. The result is a bore.

    The Counselor: I didn’t know you can have terrific actors, a well regarded director, and a fantastic novelist doing the screenplay and it can still be s*** and boring. Convoluted plot doesn’t help.

    That’s it for me. I didn’t see die hard 5 although I heard its terrible.

    • Sorry but there’s grown ups 2. What can I say that hasn’t been said? Stupid.

    • See, I’m not the only one who thought Evil Dead 2.0 was horrible!

  18. I agree with most everything on this list, especially Movie 43, but I must be one of the only people on the planet who actually liked Broken City. It was a slick, stylish murder mystery with decent acting performances and a killer score from Atticus Ross.

  19. I don’t normally have “Worst Of The Year” lists because I generally watch a trailer, decide whether I’ll like it or not and if not, I avoid that movie forever. I generally only watch/play TV/movies/video games that look like they’ll interest me so I’m never let down because I’m generally right 98% of the time (Man Of Steel and The World’s End were the 2% last year for not being as good as I assumed they would be).

    Saying that, I finally saw Star Trek Into Darkness yesterday on TV (actually, I recorded it on friday afternoon but didn’t have time to watch until yesterday) and while I’ve never enjoyed Star Trek, I thought I’d give it a shot since I enjoyed the first one.

    Big mistake. It was 126 minutes of not much happening with elements of events happening and then being quickly rectified within 10 minutes (Kirk relieved of his Captaincy then given it back, amongst other instances).

    Wouldn’t say it’s the worst movie of the year though because at least it’s probably more watchable than every attempt at comedy and horror that released in 2013.

  20. My worst of the year was easily The Counselor. It was such a convoluted mess that I couldn’t even figure out who several of the characters *cough*BradPitt*cough* were supposed to be or what basic plot points were. I *still* have no idea what the counselor that was doing that was so bad, or where he was flying back and forth to for about half the movie.

  21. Find Ryan Reynolds a genuine curiosity, from wondering if he actually has the ability to walk and talk at the same time to actually being surprised and admiring of the potential. Most of the misses are big budget, so he is either making poor choices or the talent involved behind the cameras are dictating too much towards a demographic.

    ‘Buried’ and ‘The Nines’ should be his focus for the next few years. Small movies that offer the public something more than what is being promoted by the studios. Scarlett Johansson did this, disappearing for a few years, learning her craft via Broadway and ending with critical acclaim for ‘Under The Skin’. If you want to go even further back, Leonardo DiCaprio.

    • I agree. The Nines and Buried were good films, and I actually liked him in Van Wilder, the role suited him, as it did in Waiting,but he seems better to me than his career dictates. He needs to change something. I love Scarlett, I think she has made some good acting choices, as has Leo. My favorite young actor is Joseph-Gordan Levitt personally.

  22. Agree: Movie 43, The Last Exorcism Part II, Scary Movie 5, R.I.P.D., Getaway, Battle of the Year, A Haunted House

    Disagree: Broken City, Texas Chainsaw 3D

    Iffy: Escape From Planet Earth (not that good, but Epic, Turbo, Planes, and especially Smurfs 2 were all much worse), The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (not good, but went in expecting a lot worse), Grown-Ups 2 (not that good, but it’s no Jack and Jill)

    Haven’t Seen: 6 Souls, Only God Forgives, Parkland

    Movies I’d Add to This List: Phantom, The Smurfs 2, Peeples, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, After Earth, Turbo, Planes, The Lone Ranger

    • I liked Hansel & Gretel. I’m too old to watch films such as Smurfs, Turbo, and Planes, so can’t comment on those, but Peeples looked horrible, I just refuse to watch anything Tyler Perry touches. I haven’t seen Phantom or Lone Ranger, but enjoyed Movie 43. I also liked Only God Forgives, but I understand it’s not for everybody. It’s the type of film that takes patience. I thought Die Hard and Red Dawn both sucked as did Grown Ups 2 and I didn’t enjoy Oz the Great and Powerful, Olympus Has Fallen, Jobs, Paranoia, Hangover 3, the Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The Best Man Holiday, Mama (Though I know most people liked it), I Give it a Year, the Colony, the Last Stand, Man of Tai Chi, Battle of the Year, the Canyons, Haunted House, Haunting in Connecticut 2, Paranormal Whacktivity, Inappropriate Comedy, a Haunting at Silver Falls, and Crazy Kind of Love…

  23. A scary movie without Anna Farris was never going to work.

    I wish Ryan Reynold’s could break his curse and get a decent film. The guy is watchable but every film he does is a dog.

    • I personally don’t think a Scary Movie worked with Anna Farris.

  24. I don’t get the hate for After Earth. I actually quite like it and watched it three times already. Sure, it’s very predictable, but when you don’t get hung up on the whole nepotism thing, Jaden’s subpar performance in previous films, his weird behavior outside of movies and, most of all, if you go in without any prejudice concerning M. Night Shyamalan’s previous film, you’ll see that After Earth is actually a nice sci-fi adventure.

    The coming of age story is nicely done, the theme about fear being a choice has more depth than any of the Abrams Star Trek movies ever had, the effects are good, the reason for the voyage is actually good and the performances are not too bad either. And the whole Ursa thing adds a nice touch instead of just having to overcome Earth’s wildlife. I can see why some people wouldn’t like this movie, but I absolutely don’t see how it could possibly earn a place on a Worst of the Year list. That would be just ridiculous.

  25. Getaway was good. RIPD was good except for lazy CGI. I agree with the rest.

  26. According to box office mojo for Ryan Reynolds: Opening Gross Average (17): $23,690,356 (Wide Releases Only)

    According to box office mojo for Jeff Bridges: Opening Gross Average (30): $11,855,910 (Wide Releases Only)

    Why would anyone in their right mind cast these two in a big budget wide release feature unless it’s some kind of bizarre tax write off deal?

    I will grant you Bridges has been in some amazing movies and is a hell of an actor.

  27. yay! I saw none of these!

  28. I thought Broken City was a pretty solid flick, my wife and I both enjoyed it which is as rare as a 1897 stamp.