Worst Movies of October 2017

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers content that is meant to entertain as well as educate. He fell in love with film after first seeing Forrest Gump and has been hooked ever since.

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  1. Even though I stayed away from these films, I would like to comment on a few. Kicking things off with “The Foreigner”, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that it’s floundering. After all, this is the first film for director Martin Campbell since the embarrassment of 2011 known as Green Lantern. As far as my knowledge goes, he only has three standout films that are legitimately good: “Goldeneye”, “The Mask of Zorro” & “Casino Royale”. Maybe he should wait for Daniel Craig to step down before he directs again, since he scored big when he kicked off the Brosnan and Craig eras of James Bond. Next, I saw the CinemaSins episode that tackle the original “Boo!” and I couldn’t believe how lazy Tyler Perry has gotten with his Madea character in recent years, constantly shoving in repetitive and insulting jokes that somehow keeps finding an audience and it was somehow popular enough to get a sequel. Most of Perry’s work deserves its rightful scorn. Finally, when I found out that “Geostorm” was originally directed by Dean “Protege of Roland Emmerich” Devlin, it all made sense as to why we got another over-the-top and dumb disaster movie. Also, would you like to know who directed those re-shoots? Danny Cannon, the same guy who directed Sly Stallone’s Judge Dredd. Really? That’s the guy who trust with handling your re-shoots? I’m already dumbfounded on the fact that you trusted someone who worked with Emmerich for years to be your original director, but seriously? Lesson: Crap will always inspire more crap.

    • Nick Kush says:

      Lol I feel like that lesson should be pretty straughtforward. Yet, somehow people in Hollywood still fail to realize it.

      • Yup! Now, what about your thoughts from the rest of my comment? Don’t fret on being as wordy as you need to be.

      • Nick Kush says:

        I’m a big Martin Campbell fan (Casino Royale) is my favorite Bond film) so seeing his work decline has been just such a bummer to see in recent years. Maybe he does have to just go back to his bread and butter and direct Bond 25.

        I can’t really fault Tyler Perry for the Madea character. IMO the character has always been pretty lazy so Boo 2! just seems like par for the course when you ask me lol.

      • Finally, are you really surprised that someone who worked with Roland Emmerich directed another bad disaster film?

      • Nick Kush says:

        Lol absolutely not. It reminds me of the saying, “dance with the girl you brought.” At this point in his career, that’s all he knows probably 😂

  2. Bryan Caron says:

    Lucky for me, I guess, that I never got a chance to see The Mountain Between Us or Suburbicon. I did however see The Snowman, and I’m betting you’re right that had you seen it, it would have been at least number three on the list, pushing The Foreigner to #4. My picks for the worst movies of October:

    3) The Foreigner (the acting was good, and you could feel the anguish and just utter loss of life in every minute of Jackie Chan’s performance, but you’re right… the script dragged a bit without truly rising to any real intrigue);

    2) Thank You for Your Service (Again, some really great performances were hindered by a script that truly never understood how to empathize with the characters; I wanted too feel for them and their circumstances, but nothing in the film could bring me to do so);

    1) The Snowman (a sluggish film that again couldn’t find a way to bring any intrigue to its dour, sluggish script… and what made it even sadder was seeing Val Kilmer looking so worn and frail, where they seem to have dubbed his voice… just so odd and unnerving).

    • Nick Kush says:

      I heard where they just threw Kilmer in there! Maybe they did that to help his medical expenses since he has a lot of health issues. I’m obviously guessing, but from how odd it sounds I can’t really think of an alternative

  3. If you don’t have a good story, it makes for a difficult film to watch. Of course, you can make the story come alive on the screen with acting and direction, but that only goes so far. I think this is what has kept me out of the theaters lately, especially in LA where movies tend to be pricey, I know that can think of a few movies where the dialogue was okay, but the story was compelling enough to sit through it. The one I can think of is Miracle at St. Anna, but I know how difficult it is to write dialogue that sounds convincing. It is one of the hardest things to grasp and conquer for writers. I will say that good actors are in these movies, but poor concepts/stories or what have you. I’m a little surprised Suburbicon was a bust. Hope all is well with you and school.

    • Nick Kush says:

      Thanks so much for your thoughts! Totally in agreement there! It’s funny how great actor can make things sound so much better than they actually are. It’s always funny to see great actors get fed lines on talk shows and what not absolute nail it!

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