James Mudge’s Best and Most Disappointing Films of 2012

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Author: Nix

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  • Lexavi80

    I can’t believe I found another person who found Skyfall to be disappointing.

    I guess we’re just you and I, buddy!

    • X_p

      skyfall was rank. id say its possibly the worst Bond movie ever! i went to see this with free passes and after, i had nothing but regret for using to watch that terrible movie.

      • Hassan Ahmed786

        I agree. I found myself waiting for the climax to kick in as well as seeing what awesome car and gadgets he uses, instead hes in a house in the middle of nowhere with a shotgun. Appalling movie

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Man James, I just gotta disagree on Cabin in the Woods. I absolutely love that movie. It’s like Scream for the next generation, it plays on the cliches, but it then makes the cliches a part of the story and mythology. I had so much fun with this flick, it and Truck R Treat are a Halloween double feature from now on. I haven’t seen a lot of the films on this list but I agree on the ones I have like Hobbit and Prometheus, and Ted, though I didn’t hate it it it was predictable.

    • Lexavi80

      Completely agree about Cabin in the Woods. I enjoyed the hell out of it! Very original!

    • Juggernaut

      I also loved CITW. Trick R’ Treat and that are two new Halloween mainstays for sure.

    • Jonas

      I don´t know, Scream was a horror (slasher) movie, Cabin in the Woods it´s just a parody. In my opinion it´s closer to the Scary Movie franchise, than Scream.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        No it wasn’t a parody, it was satirical but not a paradoy. If it was a parady the whole thing would’ve been making fun of everything, and what they did was take horror cliches and kind of give a reason behind them, but specifically for this story. It still had the real horror movie feel and though some of it was played for laughs (Merman!!) for the most part it was played seriously, it was the office stuff that was played for satire and that was because they were trying to make what they did mundane like any other government job,

        • Jonas

          Yes, Satire it´s probably a more appropriate word. I used parody mainly because that was the word, Alan Moore used to describe “Marvelman”.

          Kind of like those old Mad magazine parodies: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_of7mShM5N1g/SwbNq9yu7bI/AAAAAAAAAaU/z2WS75ieyhY/s1600/mad_sttmp_panel2.jpg

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Yeah but again, it’s not done just for the sake of satire. Thats what made it a bit more than that. had they done the satire and left it at that I would agree, but since they made it part of the story and mythology, it raises it. At least for me.

  • BelmontHeir

    I like many of your choices and also found “Skyfall” and “Cabin in the Woods” to be on the disappointing side. However, I thought “Excision” was one of THE worst movies I’ve seen all year – in fact, probably one of the worst movies I’ve seen in my life(!) – so don’t be offended if I take some of these recommendations with a grain of salt. :P

  • Jonnydownes

    I don’t agree with Ted or Skyfall being disappointing! but hey you are entitled to your oppinions as I am mine. Neither of us can change box office figures or stop/encourage enevitable sequals/reboots! (sorry about spellings i am being retarded and lazy)

  • PeterGR

    Bullshit list !!!

  • Debo4735

    I agree PeterGR this is a BS list; Ted was awsome, and for someone who only saw a few minutes of the movie shouldn’t be commenting on it. My mom was busting with laughter watching this movie, and she has never seen Family Guy. Also Skyfall was awsome and you didn’t put TDKR on the good list that was my second faverite Batman movie ever. You did get The Raid correct, but I whould have gone with The Man from Nowhere; can you say “the best knife fight ever.”

    • Juggernaut

      While I don’t agree with some of the choices you can’t discredit the list. It is HIS list! Lol. Furthermore, he said that he had only seen a few minutes of ‘Family Guy’ not ‘Ted’. If you’re going to blast him the least you could do is pay attention to what he wrote.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Here Here!!!

      • Jonas

        Also, it´s disappointing films, not worst films.

  • justjoe

    To each his own. I loved Skyfall and Cabin in the Woods and quite enjoyed Ted for what it was.

  • rt2012

    CITW was worth watching once but not more than that. I did like Prometheus but not TDKR.

    My vote for worst movie would be Dark Shadows, although I didn’t expect much never seeing the original show.

    • Jonas

      The worst movie of the year was Oliver Stone´s Savages. No contest.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      matter of opinion. Just like the list itself.

  • X_p

    ted success is a sign of a culture’s humor declining. seth is a hemorrhoid.
    also skyfall is the worst movie not just of this year but of this decade as well. no action, lame plot, bland directing, bland acting, Barden was terrible as a villain…i could go on for days on how bad that movie was.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=746875316 Jon ‘Jonny’ Preece

    taken 2. tdkr. dissapoint