Greetings, Glancers! As I write this on… wait, what date even is it? I never know what day it is when I’m OoO for a length of time. It’s the 28th December. I’ve only recently realised that we’re at the end of another decade, one which has seen racist assholes and incel fucks rising from the cesspool of their own impotent self-hatred to give high-fives to terrorists around the globe and shudder in mewling misguided fear when anything so much as whispers at potentially changing their fragile, pointless, little scum-filled world. But hey, it also saw the birth of my two wonderful daughters and me becoming a billionaire playboy, so it hasn’t been all bad.
As I gander through the movie blogs and groups I’m involved in, I see everyone is posting their best of year and best of decade lists. Letterbox’d seems to be what people use, but I don’t know what that is so I’m sticking with my blog. You no doubt will have seen some of my Top Ten lists going back to 1950, and in the upcoming year I’m going to repost those with added opinions. But on top of that, I’ve also decided to do the same for my least favourites.
I don’t enjoy spending time on things I don’t enjoy – I’ll give anything a chance, but if I don’t like it or if it’s not for me, then I won’t spend any more time on it. Unless it’s objectively offensive and deserving of ridicule. The world would be a better place if we all did the same – just look at all the juvenile rage about (insert x fandom here). It’s pointless. It serves absolutely zero purpose beyond stretching the devisive state we already find ourselves in. However, as a blog-writing person you’re probably half interested in the movies I either didn’t enjoy, actively disliked, or was disappointed by. So, for each year going back to, probably, 1950, I’m going to list my least favourite movies. This doesn’t mean I feel they are the worst, most incompetent movies of the year, though it might, but just that they either didn’t interest me, pissed me off, or was something I was hoping to love which didn’t live up to my expectations.
As always, join me on the journey, call me out on my choices, give me a second opinion, or agree with me. I imagine my choices won’t align with most people. In each case I’ll give my reasons. In some cases there will be films which may be highly regarded, or even films I admit are good, but that I simply couldn’t enjoy. This isn’t me slinging shit, just letting you guys know a little more about my tastes and feelings. We’re all people – – doesn’t mean we have to feel the same. We go wrong when we decide someone or some group is worthless because of a difference of opinion. You feel like that and you’re still trapped in a playground mentality. Be better. They’re just movies. Crap ones. Ha!