Top 10 Worst Movies Of 2017

It’s time to celebrate Hollywood’s 2017’s pile of trash

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the time when I look back at the most boring, infuriating, and just plain terrible films of the year. Of course, every year has there own pile of garbage that needs to be recognized along with the best. 2017 has been, for the most part, a great year for movies but we’ve also gotten some truly terrible films. Yes, we’ve received movies from failed cinematic universe starters to unfunny comedies to stories about crazy women to talking machines. All of these films either gave me a headache, bored me out of my mind, made me roll my eyes or made me fall asleep. Since I had to endure them, I compiled this list so you don’t have to. Without further ado, here are my 10 worst movies of 2017.

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‘The Snowman’ Review: Michael Fassbender Leads A Chilly And Dull Murder Mystery

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Michael Fassbender lacks charisma in this melted murder mystery

There are two things required for any great murder mysteries: interesting characters with plenty of development and a suspenseful whodunnit mystery. The Snowman lacks in both departments. Like Last year’s The Girl On The Train, this snowy murder mystery is the latest novel-turned-movie to fall way short of the greatness of Gone Girl and from all three movies, it’s the least competent.

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‘The Light Between Oceans’ is one well acted drawn-out episode of ‘Days of Our Lives’ – REVIEW

Derek Cianfrance misses the boat going for more melodrama than actual drama leaving the audience looking at their watches

Oscar season is finally here…or we taught. The Light Between Oceans was supposed to be the movie that set the bar for this season’s Oscar. Unfortunately, if that’s the case then the bar isn’t too high. By the premise, this is your typical Oscar-bait movie. A lighthouse owner (Michael Fassbender) meets a beautiful woman, named Isabel (Alicia Vikander). As they get married and try to have kids, nothing goes their way. Isabel just can’t have a baby. However, their luck changes one day as a boat drift into the ocean close to their home with a baby girl inside. Overcome with emotions, Isabel sees the perfect opportunity to finally have a kid of her own, except this isn’t her biological child. The film is directed by Derek Cianfrance, director of The Place Beyond The Pines and Blue Valentine.

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As the movie opens, the audience is greeted with a beautiful waterfront sunrise shot and a man applying for a job at a lighthouse. Right away, the tone is established as calm and delicate. As we get introduced to the lighthouse man and his love at first sight, the viewers immediately see an extraordinary chemistry between Fassbender and Vikander. This chemistry transcends in their incredible performances as well. They both deliver poignant moments and convey emotions beautifully. Now, the story is set and it can start to develop.

Conversely, the story doesn’t start instead, Cianfrance opts to give his audience members some melodramatic cliché love scenes wrapped with gorgeous cinematography. The problem is that these scenes, while beautiful to look at, don’t convey any emotions at all. The terrible classical score and the excessive effort in trying to make its audience cry doesn’t help exude emotions but instead helps hide them even further. The close up on teary eyes and tears in people’s face is somehow suppose to make the audience cry. Instead, it feels awkward. This goes on and on, only stopping at actual dramatic moments like Vikander’s character’s child lost. Even after this event, the movie still doesn’t start its story and keeps giving the viewers more emotionless character moments.

However, Cianfrance tries hard to make something out of every scene and to give him credit, he does succeed in some scenes. Though, most of the time, the atmosphere is too soapy and melodramatic to get any feeling for what is happening.

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It’s only after an hour and a half that the story actually starts and while it does get more engaging, the melodrama is still present. Cianfrance is still forcing emotions out of its audience and all that effort is focused on that particular goal, make you cry. The story suffers for it and Cianfrance chooses the easy clichés instead of telling an actual love story.  What are good plot points become less impactful because of the movie’s inability to make its character moments feel genuine from the start.

The Light Between Oceans suffers from its own efforts resulting in a more sophisticated version of Days of Our Lives. The exquisite performances giving by Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender are drowned in melodrama leaving for a more over the top feel.

REVIEW: C