The Absolute Worst I Saw In 2012
Dishonorable Mention: The Campaign, This Means War, Wanderlust
Originally, I thought this was going to be an American attempt at the British hit TV show, Misfits. Unfortunately for audiences, it wasn’t 1/1000 in quality. The over-done “found footage” approach was given some originality and turned out to be the best part of the movie. A hilariously anti-climatic ending capped off the tale of what happens when you give an emo kid superpowers.
The movie itself isn’t as offensive as the amount of money it made. Seth MacFarlane has changed modern humor and it certainly is not for the better. The absolute lack of effort and overwhelming amount of ego this man puts into his work has supplied a generation with a brand of “comedy” that I will never quite understand. Ted is a shining example of this. I just didn’t find the appeal and was grateful when the credits began to roll. Then again, MacFarlane is a millionaire and hosting the Oscars… So, yeah, I’m the asshole. Continue reading