I’m not a negative person, but it’s come to my attention that what I intend as mockery is interpreted as bitter disdain. I just think a lot of things are funny and this is a job you can’t take too seriously. Sure, there are events that pissed me off this year like Roger Friedman happily bootlegging X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but I understand I’m not writing about the atrocities in Darfur or the meltdown of the U.S. economy. I write about movies and I’m very happy to do so.
Of the five films I think were the “worst” of 2005, all of them were screened for critics. If a film was deemed too terrible to give the public a heads-up, then I think that speaks for itself (although G.I. Joe proved an exception as the majority of my friends told me it was surprisingly enjoyable). However, I respect all filmmakers who put themselves out there and even the worst film deserves my admiration because filmmaking is a grueling process which takes months; in comparison, it takes me about an hour or so to criticize it.
Finally, two of these films I just think are silly and while terrible, they’re mostly harmless. The other three, well, I have a bit more to say about them. Hit the jump for the countdown.