In a recent post, I gave five reasons why you should watch the 1986 Oliver Stone directed war movie, ‘Platoon’. In this post, I would like to talk about the worst movie I’ve ever seen. Whether or not you see it is up to you.

I’m sure some of you may like this movie and that’s fine, you’re not wrong, but I hated it. I thought it was pretentious, boring and overrated. That film is 2006’s ‘Babel’ starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, which was directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.

As you can probably tell, I didn’t like this film. I didn’t like the plot, the script, the acting or the dialogue and thought it was tremendously bland. It simply rubbed me the wrong way and I wasn’t even in a mood when I saw it.

A big problem with this film is how much it reminded me of Paul Haggis’ ‘Crash’, another overrated film. If you liked ‘Crash’ then you will like ‘Babel.’ In fact, that’s probably the reason why I didn’t like it. Both films tell a similar story about multiple characters that are interwoven but those don’t becomes known until the end of the film. Like ‘Crash’, I felt that the performances in ‘Babel’ were flat and were trying too hard. I normally like Cate Blanchett but I lost all interest in the film during the opening scene when her and Brad Pitt were having a couple’s argument in Morocco. From there, I was put off by the actors and by the end of film, during the story about the young Japanese woman, I was totally turned off by the pretentious nature of the film and its poor excuse to push the limits in such a tame way.

Simply put, it was not my cup of tea and consider it the worst film I’ve ever seen. This from a guy who loves bad movies and owns plenty of them.

I give ‘Babel’ a 1/10. Terrible…