Sometimes it's fun to watch bad movies. I remember seeing Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! in the theater (with the price of admission, you got a packet of tomato seeds) when I was a kid and thinking it was pure silliness, but it was a good time at the movies. In fact, some films reach cult status because of how badly they stink; case in point is the documentary Best Worst Movie about Troll 2.
For a look at this year's cinematic duds, Movietome used Metacritic data to compile the list of the 10 worst movies of 2009 so far. (Movietome and Metacritic are CBS Interactive sites.) Here's the list:
4. The Lodger
1. Miss March
I haven't even heard of most of the films on the list.
The idea of talking about the worst movies of the year so far makes me feel a little bit like Debbie Downer, especially when I know that people put a lot of effort into these projects. Although the argument can be made that, by letting folks know which movies are clunkers, you're saving them time and money. That's how I choose to think about the topic.
The worst movie I've seen in the theater this year is, in my opinion, The Proposal. I know lots of people enjoyed this film, but I found it formulaic, gross, and boring. To be fair, I prefer independent and foreign films to modern romantic comedies, so I didn't have high hopes that I would care for it. One of my relatives really wanted to see it, and I didn't have the guts to say no.
So, what's the worst movie that you've watched this year? Let's open it up to any film and not just ones that came out in 2009 and not necessarily a film you saw in the theater.
Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.