The Lord of the Rings star denounces year-end “worst movie” lists

The Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood has slammed a list of the “worst movies” of 2022, which includes Minions: The Rise of Gru and Amsterdam.

the Lord of the Rings Star Elijah Wood answered in the negative on a list naming the worst films of the year.

The actor who starred as Frodo Baggins as Peter Jackson the Lord of the Rings trilogy, a list compiled by Variety titled “The Worst Movies of 2022” condemned on Twitter. He said, “When a film does not appear in the list of best films, it is reasonable to assume that it was not well liked. This is an unnecessary and gross exercise.” The list consisted of ten films from a wide variety of genres and directors, incl Amsterdam (20th Century Studios), Minions: The Rise of a Gru (universal pictures), Bones and everything (Warner Bros. Pictures), blond (netflix), Multiply (netflix), bubble (netflix), fire starter (universal pictures), Three thousand years of longing (MGM), spider (Netflix) and 355 (Universal Pictures).

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Many of the films listed boasted their all-star cast. AmsterdamDirected by David O. Russell, and it starred Margot Robbie, Christian Bale, and John David Washington 355 Notable actors such as Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, and Lupita Nyong’o. As for Netflix’s spiderthe psychological thriller directed by Joseph Kosinski, who directed a box office success in 2022, Top Gun: Maverick.

As for Minions: The Rise of a Gru, the animated spin-off managed to become a full-fledged meme after its release in July, as teens all over the world donned group suits to watch the animated show in theaters. Despite making it to the “worst” list, The rise of Gru It beat expectations that it would earn $70 million to $80 million in its first weekend, instead opening to $127.9 million at the domestic box office. Overall, the film has grossed a total of $920.6 million worldwide.

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Other movies like science fiction comedy MultiplyJudd Apatow bubbleAnd the spider, which premiered on Netflix, also received lackluster reviews from critics after its respective releases. while spiderwhich starred Chris Hemsworth, was reviewed by critics as an adaptation of “every style but no substance,” Jean-Pierre Jeunet Multiply It has been described as “bizarre” and “unconvincing”.

The worst movies of 2022

While many of the films on the list have received a wide range of criticisms, perhaps the most scrutinized was another Netflix release: Andrew Dominik’s blond. Based on the 2000 novel by Joyce Carol Oates blond, the biopic starring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe. After its release, it was considered by audiences and critics alike blond “Exploitative” and “Unwatchable,” with more than one person claiming they turned the movie off after “not even 20 minutes.” It even caught the attention of Planned Parenthood, which criticized the film as “anti-abortion propaganda.”

Steve Herold, a researcher who studies abortion in television and film, called blond “So anti-abortion, sexist, very exploitative.” blond It was the first film on Netflix to receive an NC-17 rating from the Motion Picture Association for what was described as “some sexual content”.

Source: Twitter, Variety

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