Welcome to the second part of my 2007 retrospective. Part one took a look at what made 2007 an excellent year for the movies. While it is true 2007 was a good year for movies, it was not without its share of stinkers; what year is? Not only that, there were a decent amount of big screen disappointments that may not be outright bad movies, but they certainly failed to live up to their hype.
So, below are two lists. The first will be the outright stinkers that I laid out cash for, followed by a list of disappointments. Without further adieu, let's just jump right into it.
First up, the worst films that I witnessed on the big screen.
Worst of 2007:
1. Epic Movie. Wow. It is amazing that stuff like this actually gets made. Beyond that, can someone tell me why I insisted on putting out money to see it? The "creative" people behind this movie obviously do not know what funny is. The best part? Someone has allowed them to continue inflicting their "humor" on society with the upcoming Meet the Spartans.
2. Delta Farce. Here's a question: did the makers of this mess actually think they were making a funny movie? Also, you have to realize that when you take Larry the Cable Guy off the stand-up stage his funny quotient deteriorates rather quickly.
3. Norbit. Eddie Murphy playing a woman in a fat suit, just what we all needed. Aside from Eddie Griffin and Katt Williams there is nothing funny in this movie. It is offensive and laughably bad.
4. Mr. Bean's Holiday. Bean is a character best taken in small doses. Even then, those small doses should not come from this movie. All this movie succeeds at is being boring, dumb, and completely uneventful.
5. Happily N'Ever After. One thing becomes abundantly clear the more you see of this movie. It was apparent that the title wasn't just a clever title - it was indicative of the lack of fun it contained. Rehashed jokes that don't land and the energy was as leaden as the story turned out to be.