Scenes of Badness: Change-Up, Sherlock & Savages

As I am wont to do, I can spend an entire day – such as yesterday – watching movies, the worse the better.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is pure caricature but offers a visually poetic penultimate moment where massive bullet shells pummel a forest in 180-degree, slow-motion, sepia-matrix technology.Screenshot (442)Re-cut and re-imagined, it could be installed in a gallery.Screenshot (443)

The Change Up – yet another Freaky Friday – is a predictable disaster of mediocre dialogue and morality, except for an off-kilter scene involving babies, blenders, knives and outlets.Screenshot (472)

Oliver Stone’s Savages is an aimless train wreck of drugs, violence and sex narrated by a omnipotent dumb blond. Screenshot (501)“Just ’cause I’m telling you this story doesn’t mean I’m alive at the end of it. It’s that kind of a story.” Yeah, it is.