The 25 worst movies of 2020

There’s been plenty of great films released this year, but there’s also been a lot of terrible ones

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It would be an understatement of epic proportions to say that 2020 has been a year, unlike any other, and one that will stick in the memory for all of the wrong reasons. The movie business spent months on its knees, with things only recently returning to any semblance of normality, with the majority of high profile releases either sent to streaming or delayed until next year. There’s been plenty of great titles released over the last ten months, but as always there’s also been a fair share of terrible ones, and it wasn’t too difficult to narrow things down when deciding which efforts merited inclusion as the 25 worst movies of 2020.

25. Bloodshot

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Vin Diesel loves nothing more than starring in a franchise as his continued associations with the Fast and Furious, Riddick, XXX and Marvel Cinematic Universe brands has more than proven.

However, the chrome-domed action star’s attempt at headlining his own superhero series failed at the box office and was dismissed by critics as derivative and uninspired.

The CGI was like something straight out of the 1990s, while Diesel stuck rigidly to type and grumbled his way through a convoluted plot packed with one-note characters and dull set pieces.

Interesting facts about BTS
  • The group name, “BTS” stands for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. Band member J-Hope said that they chose this name because it represents BTS’s desire “to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets.” But that isn’t the only meaning behind the name. In 2017, BTS said, as part of their new brand identity, that their name would also stand for Beyond the Scene” which extended their name to mean “growing youth BTS who is going beyond the realities they are facing, and going forward.”
  • BTS was originally intended to be a hip-hop group, similar to YG Entertainment’s 1TYM. This was because Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk met with RM and was very impressed by his rapping talents. However, Bang Si-hyuk changed his mind and decided that today’s youth needed “a hero who can lend them a shoulder to lean on, even without speaking a single word.”
  • BTS has said that all of the following musicians have inspired their music; Post Malone, Eminem, Seo Taiji and Boys, Nas, Kanye West, Drake, Charlie Puth, Danger, and Queen.
  • The band’s first English-language single, “Dynamite”, was released on August 21st. Its video broke the YouTube record for the most viewed music video premiere, grabbing the attention of three million viewers, and it set a new record for the most viewed video on the first day of release. “Dynamite” is also the first music video on YouTube to surpass 100 million views in less than one day.
  • BTS has been often labeled as “easily the biggest and most successful name in K-pop in the world” that can “do things no other name in their genre can.” Time magazine has gone as far as calling them the “Princes of Pop.”