I posted what I saw as a couple of early nominations for worst film of the year yesterday.
My brother pointed out an important omission: “Joyful Noise.”
When having to endure the trailer on several occasions, I’ve thought it looks like a comically bad film. I can’t imagine a situation where the idea of Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton as dueling choir members would sound like a good idea. But someone did, and a movie ensued. This doggy bag of a movie trailer is what they have to show for it.
Who covers “Man in the Mirror?”
Now “Get your Beyonce out of my face!” and watch the trailer:
By the way, Massawyrm at Ain’t It Cool News has posted his list of the worst films of 2011.
His top pick? “Atlas Strugged: Part One.”
I have a friend who loved this movie, but I don’t think I’ll be able to bring myself to watch it. Not only have the objective (versus those sympathetic toward Ayn Rand’s Objectivist philosophy) reviews been terrible, but I really can’t stand the tenets of Objectivism. In fact, it has inspired a lot of unattractive and selfish political thought.
What does Massawyrm have to say about the film? Here are some excerpts:
Propaganda in and of itself is a bad thing. But ineptly made propaganda is a far, far worse thing indeed. … The portrayals on all sides are offensively cartoonish, the ideas presented are only the most lizard-brained of Rand’s, and more importantly, it was written with the mindset of its agenda being more important than its delivery. The thing is a mess – a repulsive, derogatory heap of celluloid that fails on all counts.
Read the whole entertaining list here.