Every year there are some films that are so cringe-worthy, they become the source material for memes almost instantaneously.
Luckily, the YP Team has sifted through the crud and has come up with a comprehensive list of flicks you should certainly avoid on your next night in.
Ya, ya, you're a captain, we get it already
After appearing in five Pirates of the Caribbean films, Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow character - an eccentric pirate with a drunken swagger - is no longer funny and entertaining and has just become boring and monotonous.
Joshua Lee, Reporter
I'm getting out...of the cinema
I watched Get Out, starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams, because I was told it’s a “great film, and not at all scary”. I can confirm it is indeed a great film BUT VERY, VERY SCARY. Not just on-the-edge-of-my-seat scary, but shoving-myself-as-far-back-
Ginny Wong, Subeditor
From Michelle Obama to Paddington Bear: who we would want to deliver us our Christmas presents (sorry, Santa!)
Not quite The Princess Diaries
A Christmas Prince on Netflix. An aspiring journalist (who miraculously has a super nice and neat work space - I’ve been there, sweetheart, I know that’s not possible) is sent to Aldovia (umm...) to get a scoop on an irresponsible prince as he’s about to either refuse to ascend the throne. The acting is stiff and unbelievable, the plot is predictable and flimsy, and the dialogue is cringe-worthy. To be honest, I switched it off after 15 minutes.
Heidi Yeung, Webeditor
No No Power Rangers!
Power Rangers. I grew up watching the Japanese series, seeing this superhero team fighting villains on TV. The suits and action really drew me into the show, but sadly, the American reboot did not satisfy me. There was too much build-up focusing on the group of college students, who were desperately fighting to prove they were the world’s saviours. The only great part was when the battling against the final boss kicked in and I quietly hummed to Go, Go Power Rangers in the cinema.
Sebastien Raybaud, Reporter
Sad reacts only
The Emoji Movie. A positively dull, pointless and contemptuous production, which is essentially one giant ad for apps. You would have thought that Sir Patrick Stewart voicing a poo emoji would be sort of cool. Wrong. Avoid at all costs.
Rhea Mogul, Web Reporter
The biggest disaster...is the acting
Geostorm. Gerard Butler is unconvincing as a scientist, saving the world from an unconvincing disaster, (spoiler alert, because no one saw this coming) concluding with an unconvincing victory over the eponymous geostorm. ’Nuff said.
Edmund Ho, Reporter
No Sir Anthony, nooooooooooooooooo
Transformers: The Last Knight. Too long, and too boring given the simple plot. Barely any special effects worthy of note, either.
Young Wang, Senior reporter
Transformers: The Last Knight was pretty horrible, and I actually like Mark Wahlberg and giant muscles, erhhhh…robots in general. They also had Sir Anthony play a buffoon, which was unforgivable.
Jamie Lam, Subeditor
Daddy's home but he forgot to bring good writing
Daddy’s Home 2 is a lowbrow Christmas comedy about a father and stepfather trying to make Christmas a perfect family time for their children. Jokes are totally not funny, and the comedic tricks are often repetitive. There’s too much unnecessary violence (a total failure trying to be comedic) with a lot of inappropriate language. I would never watch it again, and I’m glad I didn’t have to pay for my ticket.
Nicola Chan, Reporter
Not even Zac and The Rock could save this movie from drowning
Baywatch. I put it on on the plane, and unfortunately not even Zac Efron’s abs could keep me awake.
Nicole Moraleda, Subeditor
Baywatch failed to meet my already low expectations. Solid performances from the Rock and Efron do little to salvage this travesty. “Shallow” is an understatement – there’s not even a semblance of a substantive plot. You are essentially watching attractive people run around (often in slow motion) for around two hours.
Ben Young, Subeditor
Not as much awesome sauce
I honestly didn’t dislike any film I saw this year, so I’m just going to say Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The movie was great, but let’s face it: it would be nothing without its totally awesome soundtrack.
Charlotte Ames-Ettridge, Subeditor
So bad, it's scary
A Ghost Story. Now I know that it has had rave reviews but I found it incredibly tedious. Luckily there were other options to view so after the long scene of the couple sleeping I went somewhere else.
Susan Ramsay, Editor
I’m so sad that this is the case considering how much time I have for several of the cast members, but Table 19 was abysmal. Yes, I chuckled a couple of times, and I cried real tears, but felt manipulated into it. Anna Kendrick and Stephen Merchant are far, far better than this unfunny, mawkish dross.
Karly Cox, Deputy editor