You may want to avoid these misfires.
Sure, we still have two months left of movie-going this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t already talk about some of the year’s most unbearable films. In a year where box office numbers have dipped, it doesn’t help that these films helped contribute to people’s distaste in going to the movies in the future. Are all of these films actually bad? Well, that’s for you to decide (if you dare watch any of these), but everybody is entitled to their own opinion.
5. Get Out
I’m pretty sure I’m the only person in the world who didn’t like Get Out. Loved by critics and audiences, Get Out will probably be an Oscar contender. Though, honestly, I thought it was cliché, forced, and extremely predictable. Fight me.
4. Personal Shopper
I wanted to like Personal Shopper SO bad, but I walked out of the theater feeling like I was robbed of an hour and 45 minutes of my life. The screenplay is underdeveloped and the film felt empty as a whole.
3. The Lovers
I went into The Lovers with high expectations thinking it would be a funny take on adultery in America. Unfortunately, The Lovers doesn’t have much of plot and, as a viewer, you have no motivation to like its lead characters. While I love A24, The Lovers is arguably the indie studio’s biggest disappointment.
2. The Snowman
The Snowman is a complete mess. Not only does the film waste the talent of Michael Fassbender, it ultimately feels like a rough cut of the film. It started to make more sense when Tomas Alfredson admitted that they didn’t even shoot the entire script, but still. How this film made it out of the Universal lot and into theaters boggles my mind. I certainly wouldn’t recommend anyone with eyes to watch this.
1. 47 Meters Down
47 Meters Down may have some of the worst acting I’ve ever seen. If you combine that with one of the most unrealistic screenplays in recent memory, then you get the worst movie of 2017. I went into this with the mindset that it might be a guilty pleasure, but I was so wrong; it’s absolutely atrocious.