Based on the trailer, I'd have to say an early frontrunner is "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" starring DL fave Jeremy Renner.
Beautiful Creatures. Twilight rip-off Starring Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson, Viola Davis, and Jeremy Irons. Someone must have lost a bet.
I'll be seeing it in the hope that it becomes a camp classic. It looks more like Dark Shadows than the Burton film.
That Warm Bodies movie with Nicholas Hoult is another Twilight rip off. Looks very stupid.
Went to see ZERO DARK THIRTY this past weekend, and saw trailers for two films with Dwayne Johnson, two films with Mark Wahlberg (one was w/him AND Johnson), two "earth far into the future" sci-fi films, one with Cruise and one with Will and Jaden Smith, and GANGSTER SQUAD.
Each trailer was loud, busy, and barely coherent.
So any one of these films could vye for the Worst of 2013,
Seeing how it was dumped in January, "Gangster Squad"
Gangster Squad was delayed to reshoot scenes after the Aurora shootings. It looks like it could go either way with that one.
So many end of the world movies- both serious action ones and hipster comedies.
Lee Daniel's The Butler sounds like a complete disaster. He can't do subtle, and the casting strikes me as a huge joke. Alan Rickman as Reagan?
Gangster Squad was supposed to come out in September but had reshoots certain scenes due to Aurora.
Pain and Gain with Mark Wahlberg looks ridiculous.
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The Will and Jaden Smith thing looks like a disaster...also it was directed by M. Night Shymalyan.
M. Night Jaden Smith Will Smith = Unbearable
still "Les Miserables".
The biggest flop will be The Lone Ranger. Expect much handwringing about Depp's racist performance in the run up to release, followed by numerous bait n switch ad campaigns that alternate between selling serious action adventure starring Armie Hammer to madcap comedy starring Johnny Depp.
Heads will roll.
"Gangster Squad was delayed to reshoot scenes after the Aurora shootings. It looks like it could go either way with that one."
Based on Sean Penn's hammy acting in the coming attractions, I think this one is destined for the dustbin.
Johnny Depp is playing the Lone Ranger? Couldn't they have cast someone at least 20 years younger?
Depp is playing Tonto.
It's a silly piece of jokey stunt casting where he will do yet another variation on Captain Jack, but in monosyllables.
I think it will be Movie 43.
Hansel and Gretel looks like cheesy fun and is not pretending to be high brow. Has a lot of cool European actors in it too.
Hansel and Gretel looks like a Uwe Boll movie. Which is to say distractingly campy and self-serious. It's been sitting on a shelf a while, only be be dumped in Janaury, no?
[quote]That Warm Bodies movie with Nicholas Hoult is another Twilight rip off. Looks very stupid.
It seems like a tongue in cheek knock off of the Twilight films, which makes me interested.
That horrible movie about about tacky Las Vegas magicians starring Steve Carrell and Jim Carey as a David Blaine rip off. The trailer was painful.
R17 it's not at all self serious. It's an R-rated horror comedy in the same vein as the director's Norwegian film, Dead Snow.
I have no idea if it'll be good or bad, but it tested ok with audiences. It was moved to Jan after Paramount had a big opening in that month with another horror film (at least that's the cover story). My guess it was moved because it's really hard to market.
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There's a bunch of horrible Melissa McCarthy "comedies" coming out that looked unwatchable to me in previews.
I actually thought "Hansel and Gretel" seemed funny, but lost interest when I saw that Renner was in it. Still, it seems much better than the saccharine "Promised Land" and those dopey CZJ films, "Broken City" and "Side Effects".