The 13 Most Embarrassingly Dumb Scenes of 2013

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4. The entire movie that is Now You See Me

Some people really liked Now You See Me, the magician thriller starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Morgan Freeman.

I am pretty sure those same people weren’t actually paying attention, because Now You See Me makes no fucking sense whatsoever. What’s worse is that the filmmakers thought otherwise, and using special effects and the easy out of "magic," they nearly get away with it. But look closely – and frankly not that closely – and everything from the plot to the actual events that occur are just part of one convoluted, misguided mess.

3. The almost three-way in The Host

The Host, which was supposed to be the next Twilight if only because the movie is an adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s novel, is a pretty dumb movie that offers very little in intentional entertainment value. Thankfully, it has plenty of unintentional entertainment value.

In one of the more memorable scenes, the alien Wanda, who has possessed the body of human Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan), freaks out because she hasn’t heard Melanie’s voice in her head for quite some time. To elicit a reaction from her, she decides to make out with Jared, Melanie’s former flame. When that doesn’t work, both agree that she should make out with Ian, the guy who is in love with Wanda (and Melanie’s body, presumably).

It’s almost hot, but not at all. Instead, it’s just a laughably bad scene that exemplifies how ridiculous the entire story is.

2. Guardians of the Galaxy tease themselves in Thor: The Dark World

Following the credits in Thor: The Dark World, we are treated to a teaser for the upcoming Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy. "Treated" is a strong word, however, as the ultra-cheesy scene featuring an ultra-cheesy Benicio del Toro feels more like a discarded "SNL" skit than something trying to promote a big-budgeted blockbuster.

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1. Captain Kirk dies, sort of, in Star Trek Into Darkness

In Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams inexplicably rips off The Wrath of Khan and the Star Trek franchise’s most emotional moment for no particular reason. In The Wrath of Khan, Spock sacrifices himself to save the Enterprise by exposing himself to a deadly dose of radiation. He is brought back to life in the next movie, but at the time, there was no guarantee he wouldn’t stay dead.

In Into Darkness, it is Kirk who steps into the ship’s radiated core to save his crew, forcing Spock to scream "Khaaaaaaan!" in the cheesiest way possible. Unlike in The Wrath of Khan, however, you know that Kirk isn’t going to remain dead, and even worse you know exactly how he’s going to come back to life just a few minutes later.

Star Trek Into Darkness is a decently entertaining movie, but this one scene kills its momentum. As a result, it is undoubtedly the most embarrassing scene of 2013.

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By Erik Samdahl
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