Yeah, everybody’s doing their “top 10” lists right now, and there were a lot of mighty fine flicks this year. But what about the ones that stank up the joint? Here’s my pick for the three worst movies I saw this year. Feel free to chime in with your own choices for 2005’s dogs.
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
There were worse movies this year, but few as disappointing. A pale, limp attempt to capture the wit and snark of Douglas Adams’ sci-fi parody novels. It starts out OK but gradually gets worse and worse, descending into a parade of computer-generated effects and turning into an inane chase movie. It has the moldy feel of a failed Saturday Night Live parody from 1987.
Dukes of Hazzard
You may notice a theme here. I’m not filled with hope for the CHiPS remake heading to the big screen. This one had the talent — gorgeous Nicole Kidman, funnyman Will Ferrell — but was saddled with a ridiculously self-referential, strained plot. See, it’s a movie about the remake of the TV series Bewitched, starring a real witch who doesn’t want to be a witch any more but she ends up playing a fake witch for Bewitched. Get it? Don’t bother.