For the second week of 2021 as part of Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks. We go into 2020 releases as it was a really shitty year overall as even cinema took a hit due to the pandemic where many movies didn’t get the chance to be seen in theaters and there’s also a lot of films people missed out on. Then there’s films that just absolutely fucking suck that people need to avoid. Here are my three picks of 2020 films that I hope to never see:
1. The Kissing Booth 2 I do like Joey King and I do think she’s a talented actress yet I don’t understand why she takes part in awful films. From her collaborations with Roland Emmerich to this inane franchise of teenage love that doesn’t have any realism nor does it have anything empowering to women. It is about a girl dealing with a long-distance relationship with a guy who is really an asshole as his brother still has feelings for this girl as he is the best friend. The fact that the film is over 2 hours long is just ridiculous.
2. Songbird It is bad enough everyone here has to deal with this awful pandemic but a movie about life during a pandemic that is produced by Michael Bay? If it has his name, stay the fuck away from that piece of shit. I’d rather die from COVID than watch a second of his bullshit. It’s a lame ensemble film about people living in the pandemic during a time where people can’t get out and set in a suspense film. You know the film is fucked when the leading role is played by a no-talent pretty boy but it gets worse when it doesn’t do anything.
3. The Tax Collector I don’t understand the hype for David Ayer as a filmmaker as I’ve seen a few of his films and I’m not impressed. The fact the guy said “fuck Marvel” at Comic-Con only for Suicide Squad get trashed by the critics and audiences and then having a film like Bright get a worse reception. This film about a couple of Latinos who collect taxes for high-ranking gang members feature Shia LaBeouf as a Mexican with real tattoos. LaBeouf as a Mexican is just ridiculous but the fact that he got real tattoos as a way to be authentic is proof of why method acting has to fucking go. It is a film that wants to be a gritty crime film set in the streets but it ends up being stupid.
© thevoid99 2021