Coming to an End.
Wow. To think that a whole decade has gone by already just blows my mind. I mean really think about it. That’s ten years of ups and downs, smiles and frowns, laughs and tears, achievement and tragedy, love and hate, pride and regret, and a whole lot of unpredictability that we now look back upon in amusement and melancholy. At the beginning of the 2010s I was an 18 year old boy graduating from high school and moving onto art school. Now at the end of the decade, I’m nearly 28 and the whole world is different to me now. Life seems to do that without us realizing it. We go from day to day not catching onto the fact that the smallest of details are evolving our lives into something else, maybe something better or something worse or somewhere in between. Before we know it, it’s 2019 and we aren’t kids anymore; hell, some of us might have kids or even grandkids now. We look in the mirror to find that we aren’t the same person that we once were because we’ve grown into someone else. Relationships amongst certain individuals have come and gone, our current friends were total strangers a decade ago, and our homes have shifted in location from where we once found comfort.
Do me a favor and let that sink in before going into the next decade. Keep in mind all the little things, all the people in your lives, all the ups and down you’ll face, and cherish them. Yes, including the hardships because as odd as it sounds, they’re memories to learn from. Every memory, good or bad, has value. Love as much as you can love, enjoy every single instance possible, be in every moment and don’t let life slip by because it can definitely breeze quite swiftly. Don’t be the one that reaches the year 2029 looking back at all the wasted opportunities. Seize the day, the moments, the people, the world, everything. Not every day will be perfect, not every move made will be the right choice, not every year will work out as according to plan. That all does not matter because this is your life, live it the absolute best way that you can and try not to let anyone take that away from you. Feel every emotion in the book; don’t be afraid to be sad or angry, but also don’t let those emotions rule the person inside either. Be your best you, flaws and all.
And to end this bit of “philosophical mumbo jumbo” off properly… I would like to site the profound teachings of the great Bill S. Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan.
Be excellent to each other.
— Bill S. Preston Esquire
Party on, dudes!
— Ted Theodore Logan
We’re Talking BAD Movies Now
Recently I wrote an article expressing my love for the phenomenal works of cinematic art that absolutely needed spotlighting from this exciting decade of the 2010s. Comprising a list of what I considered to be the best films of the entire decade; it was a completely subjective catalog of what I see being the greatest examples that film had to offer in the last ten years. And it was a total blast looking back on those fantastic movies! Now comes the time we take a peek into the opposite end of the spectrum; the movies that won’t be highly regarded as classics in due time. What I’m about to list off are basically the bottom of the barrel flicks that have no soul, some of the cheapest and ugliest productions ever projected on the big screen, the clearest specimens garnering zero talent in front of or behind the camera, and even in some cases lack a moral compass to such a degree that it is truly disturbing to watch. In layman’s terms, these movies are f*cking terrible!
Before getting started, there needs to be a few things discussed regarding the criteria required for the films to qualify onto my personal ‘Worst of the Decade’ list. Keep in mind that this is a completely subjective article, 100% from my perspective on the matter. So if someone reading this is legitimately upset about my entries on what I disliked from this particular decade then please, by all means, comment down below so that we may have a calm conversation on the matter. As long as a commenter is being polite and civilized in their opinions, then I don’t mind in the least talking about why I may be wrong on certain perspectives. Just don’t be a Class-A jerk though.
- Let's Talk About... The Best Films of the Decade! 2010-2019
The 2010s are coming to a close, why not take a look at the best movies this decade had to offer!
Another aspect to remember is that I have not seen absolutely everything to come out between 2010 and 2019, so there might be more obvious selections warranting a place on this list that may be missing. Meaning either I didn’t get around to seeing those particular trash heaps or I simply did not find the movie nearly as revolting as the more negative general public consensus had. For instance; Fifty Shades of Gray, Gotti, or any direct-to-video Nic Cage flick will not be making the list because there were a million times worse within their respective years alone. Plus Nic Cage is awesome and makes everything that he’s in at least a smidge easier to sit through. Oh and for anyone wondering why Star Wars: The Last Jedi won’t be on this list, it’s because this is a list dedicated to focusing on what is actually terrible cinema. Get over the self-entitled, whiny fandom privilege and go watch a movie that is actually bad. Not just a middle of the road flick like The Last Jedi.
Lastly, the manner in which I have broken down the list may seem somewhat odd and complicated. Bear with me for a moment. First of all, a big rule I made for myself was to only pick ONE movie per year between 2010 and 2019. So there won’t be a huge bombardment of selections within any single year, as much as it pains me not to include some real pieces of junk on here, I want to maintain a concise list to the best of my abilities. With that said though, I have allowed myself a few exceptions; such as a ‘Dishonorable Mentions’ section for every year listed and also there are certain years that I felt necessary to break down further in what I considered to be the worst.
To explain what I mean a little further, I have introduced two separate “awards” to the movies selected to be the worst of their respective years; worst movie on a technical quality and a moral standpoint. Even though one movie may be the worst in terms of filmmaking, production, and writing, another could exceed that said flick on ill-conceived morals that I can’t so easily disregard. Rather than ignoring one over the other, I’ve decided to include both to acknowledge what I perceive to be their atrocious merits. Not every year in my list has both of these categories and will only include one selection in each. It is only based on the particular years I had ran into such a situation.
Anyways, without further ado, here is my list of the “Worst Films” of the decade. Enjoy!
- Tooth Fairy
- Cop Out
- The Back-Up Plan
- Survival of the Dead
- The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
- Grown Ups
- The Last Airbender
- Step Up 3D
- Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
- My Soul to Take
- Saw 3D: The Final Chapter
- Yogi Bear
- Little Fockers
- Sex and the City 2
- Fred: The Movie
A Serbian Film
The Plot: An aging porn star (Srdjan ‘Zika’ Todorovic) agrees to participate in an “art film” in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film.
My Thoughts: Thinking back to 2010, I initially found it difficult to figure out what was necessarily the worst of that year. Sure, there were plenty that I didn’t care for and were certainly bad, but nothing that stood out as the clear choice. Cop Out? A bad comedy, but nothing all that special in its badness. Twilight: Eclipse? There were worse Twilight installments than that. The Last Airbender? Pretty terrible, but at least it’s hilariously bad. Then the rest of the “Dishonorable Mentions” I couldn’t even muster up a smidge of passion to get angry about. Truthfully, it seemed relatively hopeless and I was going to just select at random choice because I cared so little from the options I had rediscovered.