27 February 2009

The Worst Movie of 2008?


There are some tempting choices when it comes to determining the worst movie of 2008. 10,000 BC was a stellar example of how not to make an audience enjoy themselves. Righteous Kill and 88 Minutes, the Jon Avnet/Al Pacino double dose of ineptitude would have been worthy nominations in this or any other year. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Clone Wars, and Superhero Movie are all strong candidates as well.

But, no, the worst movie of 2008 year went unseen by my eyes until last night, courtesy of Netflix. It's called The Haunting of Molly Hartley and it is pure rotten from the inside out. Released as an October scarefest, it came and went from theaters with relatively little fanfare. This was unfortunate. Molly Hartley is a movie that deserves fanfare. It deserves to be put up on the highest pedestal, and then ridiculed by all who gather in the town square. It is worse than bad. It is utterly incompetent. Watch only if you happen to be a connoisseur of that kind of thing.

2 comments:

Jess said...

You didn't see The Love Guru apparently.

The Shark Tank said...

Indeed not. I try to make an effort not to see movies I KNOW are going to suck.