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Phil’s 5 + 5 Worst Films of 2021

So 2021 is almost over and it’s that time a year again where everyone reflects back on their best and worst films of the year.  So first up… the 10 WORST films of 2021 (with a few honourable mentions!).  And, as always, there were more than a few to choose from..


Stinker of the Year (2020): SAS: Red Notice 

In Brief: SAS Red Notice just does EVERYTHING wrong – from it’s casting, to the execution of its action scenes and beyond.  it’s just a hot mess of a film that SHOULD (and probably COULD) have been better with more care and attention.


2. Reminiscence

In Brief: Ironically one of the most forgettable films of 2021 – a melodramatic cliche ridden sci-fi that fails to stand out in almost every way.


3. Apex

In Brief: Dull, pointless and a waste of time… and that’s just Bruce Willis in Apex – a total dud of a sci-fi action film that only services as a reminder of just how far Willis has fallen.


4. Old

In Brief: Probably 2021’s funniest film… which would have been GREAT if that’s what was intended.  Sadly it wasn’t and Old just outstays it’s welcome from almost it’s first sequence.


5. Midnight In The Switchgrass

In Brief: The second Willis entry into the list, this is another overwrought, over acted mess that, for a thriller, lacks any actual thrills.


And then there was 6-10 (and a few dishonourable mentions)…

6. The Matrix Resurrections – Oh.  Dear.  A messy, boring and overlong sequel that only just manages to be better than the last two.


7. Rare Beasts – Sadly Billie Piper’s directorial debut feels like a pretentious student film that isn’t anywhere near as funny or smart as it thinks it is.


8. Snake Eyes – GI Joe Origins… that makes you never want to see another GI Joe film that comes after.


9. Infinite – Marky Mark in a sci-fi action film that just shows how much he would have preferred to play Nathan Drake. Dull.


10. The Marksman – Liam Neeson in another dull action film that just proves that he’s far too over the hill to be doing this kinda film. He was in Schindler’s list once you know…


Dis-Honourable Mentions: Outside The Wire, The Ice Road, Wrong Turn (2021),  Initiation (2021) , Assimilate, In The Earth, Mortal Kombat (2021), Monster Hunter, Finding Ohana, Tom & Jerry, Chaos Walking, Spiral: From the Book of Saw, The Woman In The Window, Halloween Kills


The 2021 Films I just couldn’t Finish: None! 



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