The 2nd Annual LION Awards…Worst Films of the Year

by Dylan · January 26, 2009 · LIONs for LAMB · 6 Comments

The votes have been cast, the independent accounting firm of Fletch & Fletch has been consulted, and the time has come for the LIONs to be handed out.

Our fifth “award” for presentation is for the Worst Films of the Year. There were a total of 50 voters, some who placed votes for five films, while others named just their top two or three stinkers. Here, we honor the top five vote-getters.

Counting down, from fifth to first (votes to follow):


5. 10,000 B.C. (18 points from 6 voters)
4. Jumper (19 points from 7 voters)
3. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (20 points from 5 voters)
2. The Love Guru (27 points from 8 voters)
1. The Happening (43 points from 14 voters)

The bonus award for Best Out-there Vote is split amongst two voters: Dreamrot of $7 Popcorn and Scott of Mendelson’s Memos each put in a vote for The Dark Knight as their worst film of the year. Really, guys – worst of the year? (It should be noted that Scott also voted for The Dark Knight as his second-best film of the year. Hmmmm.)

Next up…Best Actress. Stay tuned to the LAMB for more of the LIONs, culminating with our Top 10 Films of 2008.

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6 Responses to The 2nd Annual LION Awards…Worst Films of the Year

  1. Sarah says:

    I couldn’t agree more. These are terrible, terrible films.

    I would add a few more awards of my own, based on the top five:

    MOST CONVINCING A-HOLE: Hayden Christensen, “Jumper”

    WORST CAREER MOVE BY A WASHED-UP COMEDIAN: Mike Myers, “The Love Guru” (runner up: Eddie Murphy in “Meet Dave”)

    WORST SCI-FI FLICK BY A FORMER UNDERWEAR MODEL: Mark Wahlberg, “THE HAPPENING”

  2. Fletch says:

    I was personally sad (happy, maybe?) that Strange Wilderness didn’t get more votes. I can only assume (and hope) that it’s because so many were smarter than me and never saw it in the first place (then again, I’ve seen only one of the top 5 listed here, and that was because Jumper is on HBO right now and I had to see how bad it was…).

    Either way, Strange Wilderness sucks chrome off bumpers. There’s nothing remotely enjoyable about it.

  3. I love the movie “Jumper” and “Mummy” too. I have watch “The Happening” and it moved me. We can’t say nature has huge powers.

  4. Nick says:

    How did ‘The Spirit’ not even make the top 5? That’s insanity.

  5. Fletch says:

    Nick – it tied with 88 Minutes for 6th place if that makes you feel any better. Had it been released earlier in the year, it might have cracked the top 5…

  6. I love how someone’s least favorite film is also his second best. The most elegant way of saying “I’ve seen two films this year.”

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