Two Cents Worth: Best/Worst of 2013

Well, we’ve officially reached the halfway point for 2013 so I thought I might mold today’s Two Cents Worth to that theme.  I’d love to hear from all of you as to what is your favorite and least favorite film from 2013 so far.  Not necessarily the best and worst films of the past six months, but your personal most beloved and most hated.

For my most hated, there are a lot to choose from.  Between Scary Movie 5, Movie 43, A Haunted House, and oh so much more, it’s been a great year for awful movies.  Still, for imagesme nothing can top the massive reeking pile of garbage that was The Big Wedding.  You can follow that link to my review if you want to read my full synopsis, but at some point this movie’s repulsiveness defies words.  At the end of the day, though, it’s not the awkwardly sexual and painfully unfunny script that earns the film it’s place as the worst film of the year so far; it’s the fact that there are so many people I love that get dragged along with it.  DeNiro, Keaton, Surandon, Williams, they’re all sucked into the blackhole of this terrible, terrible film.

Now that all that’s out of my system, I can go into my favorite movie of the year.  As a disclaimer here, I haven’t had enough time to see the vast majority of this year’s limited releases.  As such, titles like Mud, Before Midnight and Sound City aren’t counted in this Star_Trek_Into_Darkness_32category.  Picking from the year’s nationwide releases, however, there are a few that rise above the pack.  Out of everything that’s come out this year, though, I’ve got to say that the one I enjoyed the most in every respect was Star Trek: Into Darkness.  As a devoted albeit late-blooming Trekkie, Into Darkness was one of my most anticipated movies of the year and when I walked out of the theater I was not even remotely disappointed.  I won’t deny that it has a lot of flaws and I can understand how certain call-backs to the original films might not connect with  some people, but I absolutely loved how Abrams made use of the alternate timeline mechanic to produce a Star Trek film that manages to strike a balance between entertaining modern audiences and respecting the legacy of the original films.

Now it’s time for you to give me your Two Cents Worth: What have been your favorite and least favorite films of the year thus far?

P.S. Click Here for my full ranking of every film that’s come out this year

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I'm a student at the University of Washington Majoring Business. I've always loved movies and my goal is to work on the financial side of the film industry. Until then though, I figure I'll spare my friends from my opinions and shout them from a digital mountaintop for anyone who's interested. After all, if a tree falls in a forest and nobody blogs about it, does it really happen?
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25 Responses to Two Cents Worth: Best/Worst of 2013

  1. I loved Star Trek Into Darkness, Trance and This is the End, off the top of my head. I also liked Iron Man 3 a lot more than most people seem to have.

  2. ckckred says:

    Best film would be Before Midnight for me, followed by To The Wonder and Mud. Worst would go to The Great Gatsby.

  3. Hunter says:

    I agree with you on your favorite. LOVED Star Trek Into Darkness. It’s going to be hard for anything to top that for me in the second half of the year I think. Worst would be Oblivion. I didn’t think it was that bad, but it definitely wasn’t good either and overall pretty forgettable. I don’t see EVERY movie though either.

    • r361n4 says:

      *high five* Glad to see so much support for Into Darkness, it didn’t exactly blow my mind or anything but then again neither did Avengers; they’re just really entertaining and that’s what I wanted from them

  4. Worst would be The Hangover Part III (which isn’t even that bad, but I just haven’t seen a truly terrible film this year). Best… I’m torn between Iron Man 3 and Into Darkness.

  5. Jordan Rath says:

    Worst is Movie 43 by a mile for me.

    Best would be a tie between The Great Gatsby (not sure why it receives so much hate) and Iron Man 3. The Place Beyond the Pines, Fast 6, This is the End, Man of Steel, and Oblivion are all somewhat close contenders though.

    Great article!

    • r361n4 says:

      I didn’t love Gatsby but that’s more personal preference, I didn’t think it was terrible or anything (my girlfriend absolutely loved it though). Glad you liked Iron Man 3 too, it got a lot of hate that I didn’t quite understand

  6. Worst so far is Red Dawn (The Last Exorcism: Part 2 is a close second). The jury’s still out on the best; loved Berbarian Sound Studio and really enjoyed Star Trek, but watching Mud tonight so hoping that might change.

  7. Beer Movie says:

    After Earth is my least favourite of the year so far. Not really sure of favourite so far, but Star Trek is definitely up there for me too.

  8. filmhipster says:

    I really liked Stoker and V/H/S/2…Star Trek was pretty awesome as well though.

  9. Mark Hobin says:

    It’s not my favorite of the year, but I really loved Star Trek Into Darkness. It was my favorite blockbuster of Summer ’13. Iron Man 3, Fast & Furious 6 and Despicable Me 2 were enjoyable fun too.

  10. My favorite film so far is Before Midnight. Haven’t seen anything too terrible yet to be my least favorite.

  11. 70srichard says:

    So far, the best hands down is Mud. After that: Evil Dead, Star Trek Into Darkness,42.
    Worst : A Good Day to Die Hard, Hangover III.

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