Top 5 Worst Movies of 2007

I wasn’t going to do this list this year, feeling so good overall about the year in movies. Then this happened, and I figured I might as well. I’ll be force-feeding myself some more 2007 movies in the coming weeks, so there’s a good chance that something else I’ll see would have contended for this list, but I figure at some point you have to accept that you’re either not going to see everything, or you’re never going to make a list (I choose A. On that note, expect my best movies of the year list soon).

More than any other list I write, I must stress that this is the Top 5 Worst Movies of 2007 That I Saw. Some of these are plenty bad, but I’m absolutely certain that I haven’t seen most of the worst movies of the year, as I generally make an effort to avoid bad movies (whereas I am pretty confident that I’ve seen the majority of great movies, so I like that list more). Still, it’s always fun to make fun of stuff, so here we go.
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Movie Review: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Lazerbug needs to stop going to the same movies as me on the same night.

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine, Edgar Ramirez, Albert Finney

Directed by: Paul Greengrass
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Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Okay, then we're team Voldemort.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton, Gary Oldman, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Isaacs, Alan Rickman

Directed By: David Yates
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Movie Review: Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

Lazerbug stole the red poster from me.

Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Carl Reiner, Shaobo Qin, Eddie Jemison

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
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Top 5 Worst Movies of 2006

I’m still hoping to catch a couple more movies before I’m ready to do my year end best movies list, but I figure I’ll be optimistic and do a worst movies list now (optimistic because doing so contains the hope that none of the movies I’m waiting to catch will be on this list).

First off, I have no pretensions that this is the defining list of bad 2006 movies. In fact, movies on this list have appeared on Best of 2006 lists elsewhere. The truth is, I go out of my way to avoid bad movies, so if I happen to catch one, it’s a movie that looked like it would be good. A reason for this is that I’m not a fan of genres that often produce really bad movies, be it mindless action movies, teen comedies, slasher flicks, or fantasy/sci-fi (before you write your angry responses, I’m not saying those genres suck, I’m saying that they produce some really sucky movies from people just trying to make a buck off of genre fans. They can also produce good movies).

So this is my list of movies that looked good when I went to see them, and ended up sucking. I’m not avoiding controversy here, so feel free to bring the anger if you wish (or, even better, telling me when I’m right). Also, I reviewed each of these movies, so if you want to read my review, click on the hypertext accompanying each write-up.
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