It sounds like a great job to be a movie critic. But that’s because you guys aren’t forced to see the 100-plus films that suck every year. Here are the five worst films of 2021, ranging from Sia and Gaga.
Kate Hudson shaved her head for the leading role in Sia’s “Music.”Vertical Entertainment
What’s that Madonna lyric? “‘Music’ makes the people leave together”? Australian singer Sia’s unwatchable directorial debut (and presumably her final bow) is offensive to people with autism, good taste or both. Music, her main character, is incredibly pained and relives the experience. She imagines her life as a series coked-up, bright pink music videos that will end. Kate Hudson shaved her head to play Music’s big sister, and Leslie Odom Jr. violently holds the little girl down to stop her from screaming. “I’m crushing you with my love!”He says. Critics, meanwhile? “Music”Check out our reviews.
‘House of Gucci’
Lady Gaga plays the role Patrizia Reggiani “House of Gucci.”©MGM/Courtesy Everett Collection
If Lady Gaga gives one more fake interview about how her preparation to play Patrizia Reggiani — the ex-wife of fashion mogul Maurizio Gucci who paid to have him killed — caused her agonizing pain, I will chuck my TV into the alley. The abysmal movie is longer than her character’s eyelashes and was directed by Ridley Scott to be neither camp nor serious true crime. Jared Leto’s acting is as Italian as a Tombstone pizza.
Angelina Jolie as Thena in Marvel’s “Eternals”Disney
Why should we call it that? “Avengers: Endless”Or “Infinity Bore” when the movie describes itself so perfectly — eternal. Angelina Jolie gives a British accent as one of the 10 forgettable Marvel heroes that can’t move their faces. It had Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao at the helm and an enticing premise — a centuries-old collective of superbeings who protect Earth. It was one of the worst MCU movies.
‘Space Jam: A New Legacy‘
LeBron James has an unlikely new teammate — Tweety Bird — in “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”©Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection
1996’s “Space Jam,”It was a movie starring Michael Jordan that was a success, but not a great one. 25 years later, they made a sequel. Asking who’s better in the lead role, Jordan or new star LeBron James, is a bit like saying “What’s more delicious: kale or spinach?”James is even worse when he is asked to be himself for about a week on a green screen. The movie, which features the Looney Tunes is essentially product placement for Warner Bros.
Melissa McCarthy plays a grieving mother in “The Starling.” NETFLIX © 2021
These should be called Melissa McCarthy Awards. She always makes it! The incredibly talented comedic actress has yet again created a piece of roadkill about a woman trying to recover her life after the death of her child. It was a great idea, but it was poorly executed. It’s almost admirable the skill required to make a movie that is so tone deafening and poorly written.