First of all, I don’t consider Pompeii one of the worst films of the year but it’s in the list for being one of the most disappointing. Telling the story of the Vesuvius had so much potential and it was completely wasted in a lame romance, lame characters and quite horrible acting. What could have been an epic experience became one more disaster movie where, except for the eruption, not even the especial effects were that good.
#4 A Million Ways to Die in the West
The worst thing a comedy can do is not make you laugh and A Million Ways to Die in the West not only failed to make me laugh but it made me feel treated like an idiot. The majority of the jokes were so silly and immature and I was expecting so much from Seth MacFarlane. Most of the cast was so horrible, even Liam Neeson was painful to watch.
#3 The Expendables 3
Just because you can fit all those well-known actors into a single movie, doesn’t mean you should. Especially if you’re not going to try to tell a decent movie. If you rely just on the calibre of the actors instead of the story you’ll end up with something like The Expendables 3, a mushup of beloved action movies that border the caricature of its characters.
#2 Transformers: Age of Extintion
I’m so tired of Michael Bay doing the same thing over and over again and if it was actually good it might not matter as much but come on, how many horrible movies does he need to make before changing something in his filmmaking? This story is so lazy, is like he didn’t even try. And it’s so long. I was just waiting for it to end from the first fifteen minutes and it felt as if it never would.
Transcendence occupies the top spot in my worst films of 2014 because I was actually looking forward to it. It had a nice cast, I was excited about seeing Johnny Depp going back to play a “normal” person and not a caricature as he only does these days, it had such an interesting premise… and completely blew it. The story was ridiculous, Johnny Depp did nothing with the character and worst of all, it was unbelievably boring.