Worst Films | The Best of 2015

It’s not all wine and roses here. Let’s not pretend there weren’t some serious stinkers in 2015, as there always are. Whether it was a surprisingly bad film that looked good on paper or one that never stood a chance, these are the worst films of 2015.

It's not all wine and roses here. Let's not pretend there weren't some serious stinkers in 2015, as there always are. Whether it was a surprisingly bad film that looked good on paper or one that never stood a chance, these are the worst films of 2015.

Sisters
5. Sisters
Director
Jason Moore
Stars
Amy Poehler
Tina Fey
Maya Rudolph
It’s hard to believe that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — elsewhere obviously comedic geniuses — could make a movie where Bobby Moynihan’s performance eclipses their own. – Brian Urrutia
Entourage
4. Entourage
Director
Doug Ellin
Stars
Adrian Grenier
Kevin Connolly
Jerry Ferrara
Kevin Dillon
Jeremy Piven
Entourage is like going back to your college town and attending all of the same parties. It’s fun for a minute until you realize that you’ve grown up and moved on. It’s time for these guys to do the same. – Jarryd Baxter
Spy
3. Spy
Director
Paul Feig
Stars
Melissa McCarthy
Rose Byrne
Jude Law
Jason Statham
I actually kind of enjoyed Spy, but I agreed to write this blurb so I'll talk some shit. Melissa McCarthy is endlessly talented and funny but somehow keeps finding her vehicles coming undone by pretty pedestrian and played-out premises. This one has a somewhat more interesting premise and great cast, but it never seems to come together into the comedy gold that she is capable of making. If anything, it's more disappointing than anything, given the excellent team that surrounded it. – Jeff Pearson
Furious 7
2. Furious 7
Director
James Wan
Stars
Vin Diesel
Paul Walker
Dwayne Johnson
Jason Statham
I really don't think I finished this movie. In fact, I'm certain I didn't. I bowed out somewhere near when Vin Diesel and Paul Walker were driving a car in Dubai through the windows of a skyscraper, into the windows of a subsequent and shorter skyscraper, and then when that wasn't enough, they did it again into a third, shorter skyscraper before finally grinding to a stop. As I type this, it's really probably the best movie of the year, but just lost on me completely. This was the first Fast & Furious movie I've ever seen that I can recall, and I was probably just ill-prepared. I was mostly concerned with the moment that these street-racing hooligans became the X-Men. – Jeff Pearson
Fantastic Four
1. Fantastic Four
Director
Josh Trank
Stars
Miles Teller
Kate Mara
Michael B. Jordan
Jamie Bell
After Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, how did we not learn our lessons and figure out how to make a good Fantastic Four movie. Fox had been making such great superhero movies recently too with X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine, and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Their next superhero film, Deadpool is also a success. Somehow they had a big swing and a miss with Fantastic Four. They had all the ingredients they needed. They certainly had a big enough budget with $120 million to blow, some great actors and actresses like Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell, and they had a promising director at the helm in Josh Trank (Chronicle). But this movie was terrible. I don’t know where the money went if not on special effects but even those were sub-par. The pacing of the movie felt off, and with a run time of only 100 minutes, it seems there just wasn’t enough time to tell a significant story, develop four or five main characters, and have a few good action sequences featuring some impressive and creatively employed super powers. Perhaps a longer run time is what this movie needed. I wish they would go ahead and sell the franchise to Disney to join the MCU and we could get the Fantastic Four movie we deserve. – Anders Oster
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