The Film Doctor's 10 most disliked films of 2010
10) Grown Ups
Smirking comics in their 40s display male infantile aggression in front of their kids before the inevitable mass group hug. Sandler's domesticated constraint, like the canned pleasure of the amusement park, settles over his film like fallout.
9) Eclipse (of the Twilight Saga)
I mostly remember the heavy odor of estrogen in the theater and Edward's puling last question for Bella: "Will you marry me?" An uneasy werewolf/Cullen family alliance battle a bunch of damp vampires from Seattle.
8) From Paris with Love
I normally like Luc Besson's work, but here Travolta revels in his American homicidal boorishness and we're supposed to approve?
7) The Wolfman
Benicio del Toro snarls it out with his dad (Anthony Hopkins) under lots of makeup. Emily Blunt keeps leaving the estate, and who can blame her?
6) Alice in Wonderland
All of the wit, madness, and menace of Carroll's two classics get ground into the usual bland, safe, predigested Disney pap. Johnny Depp moons around as the sentimental hatter. Alice gets empowered.
5) Clash of the Titans
Watch the unusually tendrilly and toothy underwater mega-turtle Kraken bubble out of the sea to devour everyone. Yikes! As Perseus (Sam Worthington) says to his troops before going to meet Medusa (in her black bra), "I know we're all afraid, but my father told me some day, someone was going to have to take a stand. Some day, some one was going to have to say enough. This could be that day. Trust your senses, and don't look that bitch in the eye!"
4) Knight and Day
Tom Cruise just wants to be loved.
3) Piranha 3D
This Jaws-wannabe wants to be hip, but piranhas gnaw like Brillo Pads on their victims, leaving behind so much diaper rash gore.
Amanda Seyfried tries very hard to be mysterious and alluring.
The supreme embarrassment, this year's Land of the Lost, a soulless, Godless stretch of craven time-sucking attention-whoring dreck. Watch MacGruber cheerfully defecate on a corpse. With his beard-stubble and mullet, Will Forte may think he's cute, but his brand of terminally ironic humor has all of the appeal of watching a humanoid twitch on screen.