Monday, February 25, 2008

A Banner Year for Crap

A little over a year ago, the fine critics at The AV Club noted that, in their reviews, they rarely give anything an "F;" they're sort of like Pollyanna, always finding something to admire about all but the very worst films, albums, and games.

Well, that was then. In the first two months of this year, Meet the Spartans, The Hottie and the Nottie, and Witless Protection have all received the lowest possible rating. I'm not exactly surprised that these movies are awful; did anyone have high hopes for the latest lazy all-purpose spoof, Paris Hilton vehicle or Larry the Cable Guy fart-fest? But I sincerely hope that this just means that the worst films of the year are being unloaded early, and that this isn't the harbinger of the shittiest year in the history of cinema.

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