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The Worst Movies of 2008

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I usually don’t do lists on the worst movies of the year because I am usually pretty good about avoiding the crap Hollywood unleashes on us (especially in January). Now if I were a paid movie critic, I am sure that this list would be overflowing with cinematic accidents. It's easy to pick apart all the bad horror remakes and lament on Hollywood's constant urge to raid the treasure chest for classic material to exploit. Sometimes it's not about making a good movie as it is about pushing a brand name that the public knows and loves.

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You'd figure Hollywood would have learned its lesson by now and stop remaking all these Japanese and Asian horror movies because audiences have been avoiding them these days, and you can get a hint of their awfulness from a mile away. I for one even saw that when I looked at the poster for "One Missed Call," the first official movie release of 2008, and I stayed far away from it as a result.

The list I have here is actually pretty short, but all the movies on it are more than worthy of a good spanking if you will excuse the term. They messed up on a lot of different levels and wasted a lot of good talent on material that should have been much, much better. I actually don't regret seeing these movies though because, if nothing else, they each give you ideas of how NOT to make a movie. Each movie you see can be a great learning experience, and that includes the bad ones.

If there is any consolation, none of these movies were anywhere as bad as 2007's vile piece of toxic waste that was "Norbit" with Eddie Murphy. These ones did come fairly close though. I am presenting them in chronological order from when they were released during 2008.


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