20 Worst Movie Moments Of the Decade You Would Never Want To Watch Again
The 2010 decade is almost over now, and it was quite a mixed one for cinema lovers. While we got to some of the finest movie moments (and obviously, movies) ever, the decade also saw a fair share of the horrible movies – much like the nineties. And along with terrible movies comes dreadful movie moments – many of them – and that takes a lot of time to forget.
The 2000s were full of fire movie moments as well. From the terrible Pearl Harbour and the love triangle, to the disappointing endings of Matrix Revolutions, Signs, The Village, High Tension, and Indiana Jones 4; to the wave of terrible CGI that showed up in Die Another Day, deer attack in second installment of The Ring, terrible Catwoman’s action scenes, Transformers 2 robot ball, and probably the worst of all, the Zion rave in The Matrix Reloaded!
So, which of the horrible cinematic scenes will make it to this decade’s list of worst movie moments? Let’s find out!
Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice – “Martha!”
“Martha” is probably the most infamous scene from this highly anticipated superhero flick that has been mocked so much that it would perhaps go down as the most mocked scenes of the decade, and it isn’t exactly hard to see why.
When Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer dropped, it was quite obvious that the two superheroes would team up to fight against Lex Luthor, but the movie could have looked for better motivation than “Martha!” Not only does the “battle of the century” ends in just over eight minutes, but the moment Batman is about to bring an end to Superman’s life, Superman just yells out “Save Martha!” Batman looks freaked out and demands why he said that particular name.
Lois Lane arrives on the scene and then clarifies that Superman’s name is Martha as well. This urges Batman to completely forget everything and why he decided to kill Superman in the first place! Seriously?
This terrible scene was probably as clunky as the sudden change of heart coming from Batman that was too quick to be taken seriously by the audiences. Also, why would Superman take his mother’s first name in order to refer to her?!
The scene was mocked (and is still mocked) and unfortunately for the Warner Bros., the scene will be mocked for the coming few decades as well!
Grown Ups – Farting Running Gag
If you’re looking to get bored from start to finish, this Adam Sandler movie should do the job for you. Not only is this movie utterly unfunny and silly, but it is also one of the most poorly written movies you would ever come across. In fact, the movie doesn’t have anything that you can call a plot, and it just moves from point to point and uses the same set of lame jokes repeatedly.
Case in point: Chris Rock’s character Kurt’s mother-in-law Ronzoni can be seen seated on a porch swing that is outside their lakeside house where the “grown ups” live, and she has nothing else to do but fart – again and again! In fact, the lady farts throughout the entire movie and that is meant to be the entire joke.
The entire movie is terrible, but these running gag liners sure do stick in the memory and are a classic example of just how unfunny and lazy these modern comedies can turn out to be. This is precisely why Grown Ups, a movie supposed to be this big hilarious comedy, ended up being a complete flop movie that was staggeringly unfunny.
Truth Or Dare – The Grinning Ghosts
If you are going to watch a horror film that is PG-13 rated, you know that you’d be in for a lot of clichés, jump scares, no gore or tension, and a bait for sequel at the very end. Truth or Dare, a movie that hit the screens last year, had all those typical elements of a horror movie, but what made it totally horrible was the main villain of the movie, as it was horrendous, to say the least.
In this flick, a bunch of luckless students end up being forced to play a Truth or Dare game in the supernatural form; whenever this game asks them a question, the entity possesses one of the people who are nearest to the next victim, and puts on this silly, Nicolas Cage grin and then asks “Truth or Dare?”
While this kind of stuff might be a great way to trigger unintentional laughter and be a good meme for sure, the movie Truth or Dare was actually meant to be a horror flick and not some silly flick where the ghosts are as scary as a couple of baby kittens you come across.
There is a revival going on in the horror genre and there are quite a lot of godawful films with terrible creative decisions being made, but this one clearly stands out thanks to how stupid and silly the main villain was.
The Hangover Part II – A Shemale Hooker
The Hangover Part II is without a doubt the worst sequel ever made! ‘Sequel’ should be used in a loose manner here, since the plot takes place in an entirely new setting, and also sucks out every bit of joy that the original one had. The cast chemistry, as well as the light hearted humor that the first installment had, was nowhere to be seen in this one.
Even as a standalone movie, it is the most horrible comedy flick of recent times, with most of the jokes coming of as seriously nasty. The lowest moment of the film came when Wolfpack while figuring out the events that transpired the previous night, visits a prostitute. He later finds out that the transgender in question is actually a transgender and has a penis. Phil finds himself disgusted while Stu is traumatized when he finds out about him and the hooker having anal sex.
Was that supposed to be a funny moment?
It was more like a shock and had a cruel and nasty vibe to it. Also, the way this flick treats the trans character as someone who should be treated in a disgusting way makes it a highly uncomfortable movie to watch.
9/11 – Elevator Freefall
We still cannot believe they did that!
The very fact that you get Charlie Sheen to act in a disaster movie based on 9/11 attacks, who has gone on and said some really crazy and controversial things about the event, is shocking enough, but the style in which this flick was made is very amateur and horrible, with soap-opera-like writing that would leave anyone shocked.
If anyone is making a movie based on a tragic event that is still very fresh and sensitive in the minds of people, the least they could do is be respectful and do justice to those who lost their lives, but this terrible flick even fails to do that. In fact, the closing title of the movie, which in fact dedicates itself to everyone who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks, feels more like an insult to them!
A scene in the movie shows a lift that has the movie’s main characters start free-falling at one point – a scene you’ll never forget even if you want to. The look and the entire setting of characters floating in thin air in the most absurd and fake ways possible will shock you to the core, and more so because the event is linked to none other than the horrific 9/11 attacks. This one clearly tops the list of most head-smacking horrendous things one can ever see.
The Snowman – Worst Finale To A Thriller!
When it was announced that Nesbo’s crime novels will be adapted for the big screen, a lot of people were genuinely fascinated by the news. But when the end product came out, it was not only disastrous, but also featured on the list of one of the most hated flicks of the year 2017 – and we can see why.
A story that revolves around Detective Harry Hole (played by Michael Fassbender) dealing with a completely one-dimensional antagonist is not only flat and boring, but also has a weird and stupid ending with the villain falling through a frozen lake in a random way!
Add to that the fact that there was a better-written blueprint for the villain in this novel’s finale! And not only was the villain more fleshed out and written better, the novel also had a great climax that involved Oslo ski jump.
However, we’d agree that this movie is probably the best of the twenty flicks mentioned in this list, so that is something we suppose!
Texas Chainsaw 3D – A Slaughterhouse Finale
In our opinion, the title of the movie should have been more like “Plot Holes” instead of Texas Chainsaw 3D, because that’s what it is!
A blend of stupid decisions along with equally stupid characters who go through a lot of stupid sequences, Texas Chainsaw 3D is a movie so stupid that it would definitely make Snakes on a Plane look like a documentary! Also, it fails because of its incompetence as both a sequel to 1974 original and as a horror flick.
The stupidity in the movie peaks in the finale, where the corrupt sheriff of the town leaves Heather all tied up as a bait, but as soon as Leatherface arrives, he realizes that Heather is his cousin (as they share a birthmark), and he frees her and they team up to fight the evil, corrupt sheriff of the town.
Irrespective of how you look at all this, it doesn’t fit in logically at all. Heather teaming up with her friends’ murderer, her being pissed off about Sawyer family murders despite the fact that they were nothing, but murderous cannibals, shows just how stupid this flick’s narrative is. The movie ends this nonsensical story with Heather deciding to stay as Leatherface’s caretaker once the fight is over because….reasons.
Saw 3D – Game Over For The Franchise
Despite the fact that there have been no demands for continuing the interesting, but quite inconsistent Saw franchise, it is a good thing. At least, this craziest and most bizarre of endings will allow the franchise in earning itself a second chance.
Saw 3D is a completely dull movie that falls flat from start to finish. In fact, the ending doesn’t even make the audience feel like this big movie franchise is ending now. All the movie does is show us Detective Hoffman prepare yet another tiring and bizarre game that involves a group of people who aren’t deserving enough to live through their nightmarish fates. He also kills Jill, who is Jigsaw Killer’s ex-wife, as she tried to kill Hoffman in the previous installment of the movie.
The movie follows this up with a very straightforward twist when Lawrence Gordon, who was the protagonist in the first movie, turns out another apprentice who kills Hoffman as he was told by Jigsaw (who’s now dead) to take revenge if Jill was ever harmed in the future!
The movie educates the filmmakers in one aspect – it teaches them how NOT to end a franchise. The flick not only left a ton of unanswered questions, but it also didn’t feel the need to complete any of the character arcs in a meaningful way, thus ending this once good movie franchise on a terribly poor note.
The Legend Of Hercules – Arena Battle
January is the slowest month of the year when it comes to movie releases. It is that time of the year when the studios decide to dump all their trash and hope it somehow earns a bit of money. The Legend of Hercules is probably the epitome of this kind of movies. It had a staggeringly high budget, but the storytelling approach was rock-bottom as it scrapes the very bottom of a cinematic barrel that only a few flicks have managed to reach.
Take this scene for example, where Hercules (played by Twilight fame Kellan Lutz) battles a group of gladiators in an open arena in the most awful of shot sequences. The budget of the movie was $70 million, but the entire sequence looks more like a PS1 based game. Even if we ignore that, the set-piece has nothing worthwhile, but endless slow-motion shots of the combat movies being played out, which results in absolutely no excitement or thrill a gladiator fight should generate.
The most distressing part about the flick is that it is based on Greek mythology, which should make it amazing, but the movie doesn’t even show the slightest of respect for it and ends up more like a video game than a movie.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Another Case of Poor End To A Once-Brilliant Franchise
The X-Men franchise used to be quite consistent and very entertaining series of superhero flicks that had an amazing cast, so it was quite disheartening to see it end the way it did with X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
After a period of troubled time during the movie production, Fox ultimately decided to send Dark Phoenix to the theatres to end up as a flop, but even if X-Men characters are supposed to be a part of MCU now, the makers should have put in more effort. The fans of this awesome franchise definitely deserved a better send-off, as did the X-Men themselves.
We don’t think there’s been a worse franchise ending than this, except for probably the Saw franchise. A finale that featured a dull train sequence with a one-dimensional villain from Jessica Chastain (who’s normally great), and a terrible conclusion for Jean Grey’s character arc as Phoenix; the movie doesn’t even remotely feel like it is the end of such a glorious franchise.
The Beast is now the head of the academy, Charles Xavier and Magneto are busy playing chess in a café in Paris while Jean Grey flies as some weird phoenix and that’s it! Not one character gets a full arc in their respective stories, and nothing feels satisfying about the franchise ending at all.
We can do nothing but hope any other movie franchise doesn’t end this badly.
Suicide Squad – The Enchantress
Despite the common perception people have about Hollywood, it is actually churning out more good than bad movies on an average by a fair margin. However, there have been some duds over the last few years, and Suicide Squad is one of them.
A soulless, terribly made movie that was all mess from start to finish, Suicide Squad was not only the worst movie of the DC Cinematic Universe, but it also featured one of the most pathetic movie finales of the decade.
Suicide Squad was a highly formulaic superhero flick, especially the climax, as it’s another one of those skybeam battles, but it makes it worse by giving a very poor spin on it. Add to that the fact that none of the members of the Suicide Squad ever feel like one coherent unit, and there’s no tension either and to top it all, it has the honor of having the worst superhero movie villain ever – Enchantress. Enchantress is a pathetic villain that fails to scare even baby cats, and the CGI monstrosity is probably as bad as the actress playing the role, Cara Delevingne.
After the Suicide Squad and Justice League debacle, we are not sure what lies ahead for DCCU, but one thing is for sure – they’ll have a hard time topping this one in terms of awfulness! Is it the worst superhero flick of the decade? You bet!
A Good Day To Die Hard – The Finale With Helicopter Battle
Another case where a good franchise was ruined with a terribly written, boring and soulless final installment, A Good Day To Die Hard is probably the worst movie ever since Indiana Jones 4 was released.
With a lack of any tension, character development, A Good Day To Die Hard is a movie that is stunningly flat, has an awful storyline, and an even poor finish where Jack and John McClane team up to fight some Russian gang planning…something at a city that is right next to Chernobyl. This end to the Die Hard franchise was possibly the worst endings even if we compare the action films, and that is quite ironic because it is an installment of one of the most epic action movies ever made!
Also, the lesser we talk about the cringy father-son arc and the whole reconciliation – where John McClane (played by Bruce Willis, obviously!) and his son (played by the atrocious Jai Courtney) decide to patch things up – the better it is.
Overall, the franchise’s fans were seriously let down by the sheer lack of any seriousness in the movie-making process of this final installment. We agree that the other four installments were totally awesome, and this is a major reason why seeing it end this way destroyed the hearts of many.
The Emoji Movie – Product Placement At Its Peak
The title of this movie is probably as misleading as it could get. The Emoji Movie isn’t even a movie, it’s just an excuse for cynical and quite creepy advertising for literally everything that you can get on your phone, apart from its claim that emoji is undoubtedly the single most important invention that has ever taken place in the communication history – a silly line that gives you the idea of how terrible the movie is going to be.
The entire set pieces in this movie are set around Just Dance and Candy Crush, while another scene features characters riding a Spotify ‘wave’. The movie is not just terrible in terms of writing and creativity, it is also a movie that is only looking to extract more money out of your pockets. There are already twenty minutes of adverts when we go to watch a movie, and even though they are terrible, at least they remain honest about their primary role.
The Emoji Movie does product placement in every possible way, and despite that, it fails to sell the audience anything. And irrespective of how much a person may love apps like Spotify and Just Dance, this movie, thanks to its terrible screenplay and equality terrible jokes, will keep you away from those apps for quite a while.
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I – Edward-Bella Honeymoon
If there was ever a movie moment that would make you cringe so much that your face hurts, this movie sequence is definitely on top of that list.
After the first installment achieved great success at the box office, Twilight franchise went deep down into the fantasy fare and the second installment ended up being probably the worst sequel of the 21st century. Breaking Dawn Part I though still a lot better than New Moon, is really a sort of movie where nothing really takes place.
In this flick, we get to know that Edward and Bella are finally married and they visit an island for their honeymoon – one that looks quite horrendous from the get-go. The pathetic pop music choices and romantic montages bring nothing but cringe on the audience’s faces, while the dialogues are more than dreadful and there is no solid chemistry between the pair.
Once they consummate their marriage, it is revealed that Bella got bruises because of being intimate with a vampire. Throughout the rest of that romantic montage, Bella tries hard to convince Edward to get close and intimate again. She wears sexy clothes and poses for him in order to persuade him. It is even worse than it sounds!
The most tragic part was the fact that the makers failed to make use of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s talent, who are quite good actors.
The Last Airbender – Rebellion of The Earth Tribe
If we consider all the blockbusters of this decade, The Last Airbender will probably top the list in terms of being the worst of the lot. The whole casting controversy was already a tricky situation for M. Night Shyamalan, and people were expecting the movie to be bad – but not this bad. The Last Airbender is a torturous experience for the viewers, especially the scene we’re about to discuss now.
In this particular scene, the protagonists of the movie, Sokka, Aang, and Katara fuel a rebellion by an earth tribe that rises against the injustice done by their Fire Nation captors. And although the entire sequence was meant to be more of a triumphant moment, it is very much likely that the audience will instead root for the Fire Nation to suppress the revolution by the insufferable characters.
With horrible dialogue (“The Avatar would have to be an airbender. Are you an airbender boy?”), super boring direction and horrendous acting, especially from the likes of Nicola Peltz, this scene really amplifies all the worse parts of the movie by quite a margin. Also, the whole sequence feels quite laughable because all people do throughout this scene is simply do horrible air karate dances that is supposed to move the objects and people float away through the air in a slow manner!
The Book Of Henry – Sniper Rifle
The Book of Henry is so ridiculous that we cannot put it in words. Still, let’s give it a shot!
A child genius Henry (played by Jaeden Martell), finds out that his cute neighbor Christina (played by Maddie Ziegler) is being ill-treated and abused by Glenn (played by Dean Norris), her stepdad. He then devises a plan to deal with the whole situation, since Glenn is basically living off social services, but then Henry dies one day because of a brain tumor.
It doesn’t matter anyway, because he has left behind a tape for his mother, Susan (played by Naomi Watts) in which he asks her to follow through with his brilliant plan that involves shooting Glenn with a sniper rifle – a plan that she almost puts to action before realizing that she is an adult and she shouldn’t follow her dead son’s childish plan. So, she then goes and confronts Glenn and makes a promise that she is going to expose him one day.
Meanwhile, Christina’s school headmistress watches her perform a sad ballet and concludes that she is an abuse victim (really?!), and knows that Glenn must be the abuser, so she reports him who then commits suicide while Christina ends up with Susan as the latter adopts her.
Now, if you read the entire thing with a straight face, you sir or ma’am, deserve an Oscar!
This flick is as stupid, offensive and misjudged as a movie can get. Not only is it completely illogical (why on earth couldn’t Henry simply plant an audio device in Christina’s house in order to get evidence rather than planning to kill an adult? Why would his mother really consider murdering another person just because her eleven-year-old son asked her to?) but horrendously awful when it comes to dealing with serious situations in a proper manner.
Grown Ups 2 – Frat Boy Battle
Grown Ups 2 features protagonists and most populous of a small American town fight out a battle with a frat boy army that is led by Taylor Lautner in the final act of the movie. It might not be wrong to call this movie the most dreadful to watch, but the finale also serves as an interesting microcosm of everything horribly wrong with this flick.
The movie’s issues are all present here, whether you talk about the poor taste this film possesses, to the terribly bad jokes and almost all of its repellant and one-dimensional characters all in one place. And if you’re looking for impressive stuff, then the only thing impressive about it is that the final five minutes of this movie pack more stupid jokes than a majority of comedy movies have in the complete movie.
A few stupid examples: Shaq O’Neal throwing a grown-up man over a huge house with nothing but his bare hands, or a schizophrenic man freaking out and then making out with a stray dog, and to top it all; the deer that took a piss on Adam Sandler’s face in the opening scene of the movie, comes back and goes for Taylor Lautner’s crotch this time! By the end of this movie, you will definitely end feeling as though you’ve been locked in a prison for the last few years!
Thank you so much, Adam Sandler.
The Devil Inside – Weblink
The horror movies that were made in the “found footage” style gained significant traction amongst the audiences, especially during the early part of this decade when Paranormal Activity flicks were quite big hits. However, almost all of them were horribly bad, and The Devil Inside was the worst of the entire lot. It is absolutely not scary at all, totally formulaic, and horrendously incompetent to say the least, but the most cringe-worthy of all the scenes was the movie’s ending.
The movie ends with the protagonist of the movie, Isabella being possessed in a car that later crashes, killing both the priest and the cameraman of the movie, before the flick cuts to a back screen where an inter-title appears that says the case hasn’t been solved till date and that viewers can go to this website – that’s it!
Talk of a lazy, pathetic ending and this one will immediately pop up in anyone’s head. But, the audiences back then didn’t think so. In fact, the movie was hugely popular and made a ton of money at the box office, which clearly points to the fact that people actually liked it, which was nothing but the filmmaker showing the middle finger to the audience.
And to add injury to insult, the website wasn’t even around for much longer after the movie came out!
Movie 43 – Hugh Jackman With Chin Balls
If someone came a decade ago and claimed that the absolutely brilliant Hugh Jackman, who is one of the best A-list actors in Hollywood, would act in the decade’s worst movie playing a character who has his balls hanging from his chin, every person would have laughed it off as an unfunny joke.
Sadly, this did happen.
Unfortunately, we’d never know why all these talented actors accepted to be a part of this loathsome, stupid and unbelievably unfunny comedy that consists of some of the most horrible comedy shorts that anyone has ever seen. Thankfully, they decided to get rid of the worst short first.
The opening short we’re discussing here is really disturbing, written in a poor manner, very repetitive, and staggeringly unfunny. It is one of that utterly mundane stuff that no matter which words you choose, you cannot do justice to how painful that short felt for the viewers. Add to that the humiliation of watching Kate Winslet (yes, she also agreed to do this flick) and Hugh Jackman in this utterly useless pile of garbage.
Morpheus’s famous line from The Matrix is apt for this movie, “Unfortunately, no-one can really be told how bad Movie 43 is. You have to see it for yourself.”
Jack And Jill – Al Pacino Humiliated
If we compare this one to the other nineteen, we’ve discussed in this list, this one is clearly a class of its own while the others pale in comparison.
Jack and Jill is definitely one of the worst movies ever made, and the testimony to that is the fact that this movie got every single one of the Razzie awards the year it was released. But is Jack and Jill worth all this hype? Hell. Yes.
With the least unfunny script of the century and worst performance by Adam Sandler (who plays obnoxious twins) ever, Jack and Jill is a nightmare.
The movie stays true and consistent to its awfulness, and there’s another aspect that pushes this movie further down the abyss: the presence of Al Pacino in it, playing himself. He falls in love with none other than Jill, who is played by Adam Sandler in drag!
The sheer sight of a great actor falling in love with possibly one of the most pathetic characters ever written is a horrendous spectacle you need to see for yourself to believe. It is definitely meant to be mean-spirited and is one of the worst comedies that you’d ever see.