You’re going to need an extra big mop to clean up this mess: Peter Travers is here with the stinkiest scum bucket of them all as he runs down the worst movies of 2012. But before we get to the films themselves, Travers dishes out some awards, including worst technical innovation to The Hobbit‘s controversial 48-frames per second; worst luck for an actor to Taylor Kitsch who made turns in turds like John Carter and Savages; and while Rihanna picks up worst actress for her debut role in Battleship, worst actor – for the second straight year – goes to Taylor Lautner for his role in Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part Two.
And now the countdown you’ve all been waiting for! Hear the crowd boo and hiss as Travers countsdown the worst of the worst of the worst, from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to the very unfunny Adam Sandler/Andy Samberg comedy, That’s My Boy, to the year’s worst sequel, Taken 2. And while Travers warns, “You must not take a child to The Lorax” and chastises Cloud Atlas, the worst movie of the year goes to Peter Berg’s Battleship: “Michael Bay did not make a film in the year 2012, but because he knew he should have, he gave it to his friend, Peter Berg . . . and he decided to make Battleship as if he were Michael Bay!”