Seeing as we’re celebrating great movies it seems only right that we poke fun at some bad ones. I’ll kick it off with a flick that was just released a couple of days ago, and is easily one of the worst major motion pictures I’ve seen in years.
David Ayer usually pumps out quality films (Training Day, End of Watch), and even his not so great ones are at least entertaining. Harsh Times, for example, is fun, but not a great movie by any stretch. My favorite review of the film said “it should have been called Two ■■■■■■■■ Riding Around in a Car”. If you’ve seen it, you no doubt understand the hilarity of that critique.
The Tax Collector is in the same vein of other Ayer hits, delving deep into the grit of LA gang subculture. He has found his niche, and typically does it justice, so I figured that at the very least it would be a good way to waste an evening. The plot had potential, but the story was ridiculous, and the acting was sub-par (outside of Shia Labeouf). Mix in a soundtrack that never takes a break (the hallmark of a crappy film) with this cliche-fest, and you get a steaming pile of ■■■■ that somehow manages to make 2020 just a little bit worse.