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Your Top-Ten worst movies ever?

Posted: Wed, 20th Apr 2011, 9:41pm

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So, I was just on youtube, watching the Star Wars Holiday Special. NEVER WATCH IT. It has almost nothing to do with the Star Wars Saga. (wich are my faveorite movies EVER!!!!) It's just Chewbacca's family basically watching T.V. However, there was a pretty interesting animated short featuring Boba Fett...

So now that that's out of my system...these are my top ten least faveorite movies:

1:Star Wars Holiday Special
2:The Last Airbender( they couldn't have gotten further away from the show or worse with the acting. And the bending was WAYYYY to dramatic.)
3:The Ant Bully
4:Pirannah (I watched 30 minutes then wanted to leave the room.)
5:Annie (The play is much better)
6:Superman Returns (I actually don't like either, but this was my least faveorite)
7:Ants
8:Grown Ups (It really wasn't that funny)
9:The Bee Movie
10:Balls of Furry (I just expected more)
Posted: Wed, 20th Apr 2011, 11:19pm

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In no particular order. Just movies that pop in my head right now that I remember not liking.

1. The Box: Boring and pointless!
2. The Hurt Locker: Will always be one of my worst movie watching experiences.
3. Eraserhead: I was forced to watch it in class. Save yourself and don't watch it.
4. Pink Flamingos: They raped a chicken... Forced to watch it in class.
5. The Human Centipede

Can't remember anymore. Usually when I see a bad movie I forget about it.
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 1:51am

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-Kill Bill: Volume 1
-Sucker Punch
-Miss March

And a few others. I rarely see a movie I don't find some merit in.
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 2:27am

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Eraserhead? Pink Flamingos? Kill Bill? and The Hurt Locker?

Okay Pink Flamingos is a pretty terrible film but thats what makes it noteworthy.

Atom, did you find Vol. 2 to be more enjoyable by chance? They're both up there for me so I'm just curious.
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 2:55am

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Wow you're surprised about Eraserhead? Truthfully I'm really surprised there's even an audience for this type of stuff. I mean...really? If a movie has ever wanted to make me commit suicide while watching it it would be Eraserhead. To think some people actually ENJOYS this is just...Wow!

Pink Flamingos was better as it wasn't boring, but I think my mind (and my life in general) would have been a little better if I never saw this filth. I should sue my Independent film teacher for forcing me to watch these Lol.

and The Hurt Locker I just expected a lot more. The movie won best picture so I was pretty excited about watching. I quickly found out while watching the movie that it was just another one of those "Oh look at me, I'm a smart movie. There's no plot, just random events. I am so thought provoking. I'm gonna win an Oscar!" type movies which I'm not a fan of. I didn't expect it to have action; it won best picture so of course I expected it to be a little slow, but that wasn't the issue.

The issue was I had to follow a douche (Jeremy Renner's character) going around doing douchy things, and getting douchier each scene in. Then Beckham dies and it's sad, but then he didn't and they never talk about that again.

I guess the goal for the movie was for me to start liking and identifying with the douche and have some sort of emotional connection with him, but I didn't get that. "Ooo, he's addicted to war and adrenaline!" Who cares!!! I'm bored out of my mind because there is NO STORY. Even the action scenes didn't add any entertainment value as they too were pretty bland. Man, screw this movie!
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 3:34am

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Several bad movies, but the one that is by far the worst compared to its general reception is Bridge to Terabithia. The characters are so flat, stupid, and annoying, but for some reason so many people seem to like it. The book was okay, but the movie was simply awful.
Other:
Wolverine
Eragon
Star Wars prequels (duh)
Star Trek Generations
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Old Dogs
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 3:58am

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I cant narrow it down to ten right now, but the number one on that list would definitely be Blue Velvet. Worst. Movie. Ever.
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 4:17am

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Not many David Lynch fans here, I see. wink

And yeah, I did like Kill Bill: Vol 2 quite a bit more. I style felt org were terribly uneven and gratuitous in the wrong parts with inartistic perspectives, and that really bothered me and has for years. As well as the lack of originality, especially in the score, but that's all more forgivable.

For me, both films had immaculately-edited trailers that enticed me to no end, and the moniker of Quentin Tarantino behind them- and the first one I saw just felt miserably flat, while also managing to be odd, vulgar, poor in many places, and incredibly overlong.

The second film I'm more forgiving of, and the story gains pace much quicker and was stronger. And if nothing else, I can appreciate it's style. So there's that. But yeah, Volume 1 was bad in my book. Way bad.

Though this also makes me recall, by far the most arduous and hard-to-sit-through, poor, 'barely a movie' borefest I've ever seen- definitely the worst I've ever seen in theaters- and that's easily Quentin Tarantino's 'Death Proof'.

Now that was just godawful.
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 10:56am

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-Crank
-The Evil Dead 1
-GI Joe
-Twilight New Moon
-Star Wars Episode 2

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Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 11:28am

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RodyPolis wrote:

Wow you're surprised about Eraserhead? Truthfully I'm really surprised there's even an audience for this type of stuff. I mean...really? If a movie has ever wanted to make me commit suicide while watching it it would be Eraserhead. To think some people actually ENJOYS this is just...Wow!
It just became very apparent you're not into surrealism haha. I also like the fact that Lynch spent so damn long on the thing with only a 21 page script.


Atom wrote:


the first one I saw just felt miserably flat, while also managing to be odd, vulgar, poor in many places, and incredibly overlong.

The second film I'm more forgiving of, and the story gains pace much quicker and was stronger. And if nothing else, I can appreciate it's style. So there's that. But yeah, Volume 1 was bad in my book. Way bad.

Though this also makes me recall, by far the most arduous and hard-to-sit-through, poor, 'barely a movie' borefest I've ever seen- definitely the worst I've ever seen in theaters- and that's easily Quentin Tarantino's 'Death Proof'.

Now that was just godawful.
Haha I agree with all of those points yet I still love the film. I can definitely see now why some dont though. And Death Proof is pretty terrible... and I'm a massive Tarantino fan.

My list of a few terribles would be:
-Wild Style
-Borderland
-Antichrist (I do appreciate what the film tries to do, but easily Trier's worst film)
-The Puffy Chair

Lots of others that i cant think of... and Blue Velvet?? How many movies have you seen where Blue Velvet is the worse?
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 1:20pm

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Blue Velvet?? How many movies have you seen where Blue Velvet is the worse?
A lot. Dennis Hopper bugs the piss out of me in that movie.
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 1:25pm

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Not sure I have 10, but the worst films I have seen:

- Gamer
- xXx
- Die Another Day
- Mulholland Drive (though I quite liked Eraserhead!)
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 1:31pm

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-The Room
-Birdemic

If you haven't seen these, then watch them, they redefine aweful!
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 2:49pm

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No top 10, but some films I remember as my worst film experiences:

- A.I.
- Kill Bill
- Star Wars Episode 2
- The Darjeeling Limited
- Das Leben ist zu lang
- Dreamcatcher
- Transformers
- Ronin
- Signs
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 3:04pm

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Worst films would be Ishtar, was on a double bill with Roxanne and we weren't allowed to leave theater once film started. So many people left anyway and demanded money back. French Lieutenant's Woman. Never been so bored in my life. And sadly one Canadian made film on dvd called Dark Rising Bring Your BATTLE AXE. Sad when a WWE wrestler is your best actor and ninja style characters appear in your last scene with no explanation why they are there. Director said in dvd commentary thay had been cut from first scenes but he didn't have enough money left in budget to reshoot ending. My other general rule of thumb is if there are dune buggies in the film, it is going to be a bad movie.
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 4:27pm

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You guys have all been watching great movies if those are your worst lists. Some films on these lists (Kill Bill?! The Hurt Locker??!?!) are nowhere near the level of 'worst' films I've ever seen.

My list would probably include:

Abel Fererra's The Driller Killer
Bruce Lee Fights Back From The Grave
Granny
Unstoppable
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies?!!
Chopping Mall

Mostly ultra-low budget horror movies, granted. But all are a hundred, thousand leagues worse than anything else listed here!

Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 4:35pm

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You guys have all been watching great movies if those are your worst lists.
Yeah. I usually avoid stuff that has zero potential to actually be any good. So ultra-low-budget horror doesn't even get into my DVD player. smile
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 4:54pm

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Reign of Fire
Push

^ The above I find frustrating to watch because they both take concepts with near-limitless capacity for cool (dragons, superhuman powers), and manage, somehow, to be flat-out boring.

Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones - Painful dialogue even for a Star Wars movie.

Crash - Boring, trying too hard.

Dead Alive - Absurd, pointless gore, not really my thing. Plus, I hate zombies.

Terror Planet - See above.

Fight Club - Fairly depressing and violent, no relatable characters for me.

Raptor Island - Normally I adore cheesy creature-features (especially with dinosaurs), but this is just hideous. The raptors leave 3-toed footprints. o.O

Not quite ten, but there you go, the eight movies I've enjoyed the least.
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Among the worst I have seen are:

The Unborn (utterly appalling)
Transformers 2 (terrible and so, so boring)
Halloween 2 (by Rob Zombie)
Equilibrium

I'm sure more will come to me, I'm not counting really bad films that I find funny like terrible straight to dvd horror films etc, but films that are so bad they offend me and make me a little angry.
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 5:49pm

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Lol Equillibrium is actually one of my favorite movies!
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 6:02pm

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Oh Rody, not even Sean bean can save it.
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 6:17pm

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I really really enjoyed Equilibrium too, despite the fact it's camp. smile
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I enjoyed it because it's camp. biggrin Also, the gun-fu/fight scenes were legitimately impressive.
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 7:02pm

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Kill Bill, The Hurt Locker, and Fight Club are on some peoples' list of WORST films? I can understand some people not liking Kill Bill... but one of the worst films of all time? That has to be a joke. And Rody, while The Hurt Locker may have let you down due to the hype from the Oscars, there is absolutely no reason that should be on your worst films list. And Fight Club, Pixelboy? That is widely accepted as one of the greatest films of all time.

Everyone does understand what "worst film" means, right? Not something that you can't particularly relate to, but something that is genuinely bad.
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 7:18pm

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Ah, I am indeed using a different definition. I don't really think there are any "genuinely bad" movies. Yeah, there are standards in place and whatnot, but they're ultimately arbitrary because you're dealing with a subjective experience. The way I see it, if you sit down and watch a movie, then find yourself wishing you'd decided to do something else, you're quite entitled to call it a "bad" movie. After all, it's just a series of images with sound over it, hah.
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Yup, same here. And in my book, Kill Bill is a "genuinely bad" movie. It made me nervous, impatient for it to end, generally annoyed me and left a big negative impression in my memory. If I would do such a thing as leave a movie, I would have left.
Sure, it's technically well made. But then again, most things are nowadays. And some things aren't, and I still enjoy them greatly.
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 7:41pm

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Of course there are tons of independent movie or Sci Fi channel originals that I could put on that list, but these movies I usually forget right after I watch them. So that's why I put movies that popped in my head as being big waste of time.

Here's another one: 100 Million BC (Asylum's 10,000 BC knock off)

My dad went to Redbox to rent that movie. When I asked him why he got it, he said that 100 Million was more than 10,000 so this movie should be better. Terrible reasoning but we watched it and it is definitely up there with bad movies I've seen. Not even the cheesy effects could add entertainment value to it.

BTW better titles for thread like these could be "Most disappointing Movies", because a lot of time if we already know something is crap it doesn't bother us as much as if we did expect more from it.
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You know what a really terrible film is? Cujo, it's really bad. Also Dragon Slayer is atrocious, apart from the amazingly animated dragon.
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 8:38pm

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No Twilight?
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 9:27pm

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I actually enjoyed the first twilight film. I liked how badly acted and made it was, but was so serious. So, I have to class that as a good bad film, because I enjoyed it on some level.
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Oh, I enjoyed most of the films on my list - but they are the worst films I've ever seen. Except 'Unstoppable', I didn't enjoy that at all; I was so annoyed by that film for days afterwards. Oh, and Bruce Lee Fights Back From The Grave was so bad, I took it back to the video shop for a refund, the only time I've ever done that.
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Except 'Unstoppable', I didn't enjoy that at all; I was so annoyed by that film for days afterwards.
While I was watching Unstoppable, I thought it was pretty intense, and enjoyed it much more than any other Tony Scott film (He did some cool stuff in the 90s, but apart from that, I could do without him). But the more I think about it, the more I hate it, and how utterly banal it is. It's only as intense as a film so predictable can be. Once the hero starts talking about his estranged wife, you have a pretty good idea that all of their problems will be completely erased by the end, and since it's based on a true story, you know that things aren't going to go TOO badly, or you would already know about it. Just a dull, boring film in retrospect. Which is, I suppose, not too surprising, considering it's about people driving a train. smile

I've been trying to think of my worst films list all day, and I must have blocked much of them out, because although I have seen a whole lot of truly awful films, I can only remember a handful that aren't B-movies, and therefore expected to be bad:

Transformers 2 (I didn't completely hate the first one, but I'll still never watch it again.)
Battlefield Earth
Godzilla (1998)
Indiana Jones 4 (WHY?)
The Phantom Menace/Attack of the Clones (They both have their merits, but they're also really, really bad)
An American Haunting
Drop Dead Fred
Jumper

If I thought about it for a lot longer I could probably make a more comprehensive, and complete, list.

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Crash - Boring, trying too hard.
Are you talking about the 2004 drama, or the 1996 Cronenberg thriller? If you mean the former, I agree.
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[quote="pixelboy"]b]Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones[/b] - Painful dialogue even for a Star Wars movie.


Wait, what do you meean "even in a Star Wars movie?" HUH, there are so many of you that didn't like Star Wars movies?! AHHHHH!!!!!! THE END IS NEAR!!! Ok not quite, but I still LOVE all of them.
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Azulon'sAssassin wrote:

pixelboy wrote:

b]Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones[/b] - Painful dialogue even for a Star Wars movie.
Wait, what do you meean "even in a Star Wars movie?" HUH, there are so many of you that didn't like Star Wars movies?! AHHHHH!!!!!! THE END IS NEAR!!! Ok not quite, but I still LOVE all of them.
Watch these reviews of the prequels. They are more entertaining than the films themselves, completely genius, extremely deep, and will probably change your whole outlook on those godforsaken movies. They're also each 90 minutes long, but it's completely worth it, let me assure you. And I'm not being sarcastic for once.
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Huh...reviews...Well, I guess we don't all have the same taste in movies. Still, I'll admit I like the older ones MUCH better, and I prefer episode 3 over 1 or 2.
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Azulon'sAssassin wrote:

Huh...reviews...Well, I guess we don't all have the same taste in movies. Still, I'll admit I like the older ones MUCH better, and I prefer episode 3 over 1 or 2.
Oh well that's fair enough then. They're more analyses than reviews though.
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Well, yeah. But I've been lazy today, and reviews is eisier to type...
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Azulon'sAssassin wrote:

Well, yeah. But I've been lazy today, and reviews is eisier to type...
What? You don't need to come up with an excuse for everything you know? rolleyes

*Cue Azulon'sAssassin posting some kind of excuse for why he always posts some kind of excuse for everything.*
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Pooky wrote:

Azulon'sAssassin wrote:

pixelboy wrote:

b]Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones[/b] - Painful dialogue even for a Star Wars movie.
Wait, what do you meean "even in a Star Wars movie?" HUH, there are so many of you that didn't like Star Wars movies?! AHHHHH!!!!!! THE END IS NEAR!!! Ok not quite, but I still LOVE all of them.
Watch these reviews of the prequels. They are more entertaining than the films themselves, completely genius, extremely deep, and will probably change your whole outlook on those godforsaken movies. They're also each 90 minutes long, but it's completely worth it, let me assure you. And I'm not being sarcastic for once.
Actually the first is 70 mins, second is 90 mins, third is 100 mins. Very, very long. Best 260 minutes of your life.
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Pooky wrote:

Watch these reviews of the prequels. They are more entertaining than the films themselves, completely genius, extremely deep, and will probably change your whole outlook on those godforsaken movies. They're also each 90 minutes long, but it's completely worth it, let me assure you. And I'm not being sarcastic for once.
These are so great. I'll echo Terminal Velocity and say they're the "best 260 minutes of your life." They should absolutely be mandatory viewing for any screenwriting or filmmaking 101 class. Not even kidding. I'd say the reviews of Episodes I and II are more entertaining than the films themselves. I love that in a 70 minute Phantom Menace review and a 90 minute Attack of the Clones review... he barely mentions Jar Jar. He literally picks apart every plot point and line of dialogue and proves nothing makes any sense whatsoever. Even funnier, is his commentary on the "behind the scenes" videos of George Lucas and Rick McCallum. Admittedly, I haven't watched the behinds the scenes stuff in "actual" context in a while... but it really does look like nobody has a clue what they were doing. The shots of Lucas drinking coffee while sitting in a big chair in video village are money. Manipulative as heck, but money nonetheless. razz

As for my least favorite movies? I'll just name two. But be warned, there's an upset fanboy rant ahead. razz

Eragon: Oh my god... this is by far the worst movie I have ever seen. And it's not just because it's a horrible adaptation of one of my favorite young-adult novels. The book reads like a fifteen year old's "homage" to his favorite sci-fi/fantasy stories (in fact, that's exactly what it is). On the other hand, the movie plays like blatant plagiarism of "Star Wars" and to a lesser degree, "Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter". A dark story full of interesting creatures, mysterious characters, and complicated subplots, was stripped down to a (and I quote, verbatim from the back of the DVD), "A family movie about believing in yourself." With every page of the darn book literally screaming to be put on film, this could have been an epic, sweeping film series on par with SW, LOTR, and HP. What we got was dialogue like this: "I suffer without my stone... do not prolong my suffering". The guy's talking about his stolen dragon egg... but he says "stone" because we, the audience aren't supposed to know it's an egg. Good lord. It's inept filmmaking on full display, in every department. Watch the director's commentary, and you'll get gems like this: "Some fans have complained that the elves don't have pointed ears. That's because... I wanted my movie to be different and unique." Then how are we supposed to tell they're elves, you moron? Alright, I'll end my rant now.

Star Trek: Generations: The movie starts out with a terribly awkward sequence that puts Kirk, Chekov, and Scotty on the bridge of the Enterprise-B for it's inaugural flight around the solar system. But of course, it receives a distress call, and for some ridiculous reason... it's the only ship in range. Mind you... shouldn't there be hundreds of ships near Earth - the heart of the federation? But I'll give them that, because this is Star Trek, and they had to shoehorn Shatner in somehow. But then they don't use him. At all. The scene where Kirk meets Picard is phenomenal... but the only payoff we get is a a hand-to-hand fight on a rusty old bridge? That's just lame.
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I definitely agree about the Eragon movie, but I can't say I agree about the book. I though it was boring, uncreative, and senseless, but by far the worst was its incredible level of pretentiousness. This site does a fairly good breakdown of the book, primarily its senselessness.
Generations was like a turd. Something that just dropped out of the Star Trek franchise, smelling really bad and weird. Not even enjoyably bad, just bad and really boring.
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Wow, so I'm not the only one who hated Eragon. I can give you a way they ripped off LOTR: the guy that attacks him in the end/late middle on the black (I think it was was black) dragon, looks Exactly like Wormtoungh. (The guy who stabs Saruman in the third movie.)
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Hard Candy, most irritating film I have ever seen.
Posted: Mon, 25th Apr 2011, 2:43pm

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swintonmaximilian wrote:

Hard Candy, most irritating film I have ever seen.
Saw something about that and ran out of the room. Not really, but it did look stupid.
Posted: Mon, 25th Apr 2011, 4:23pm

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I just remembered another one!

"Right At Your Door", an utterly boring movie. Probably one of the worst mainstream films I've ever seen, and certainly one of the worst movies I saw at the cinema. Here's what I wrote about it in 06 just after I'd seen it:

I wrote:

Thinking about seeing "Right at Your Door"?

Here's some advice. Don't.

That film was possibly the dullest and worst movie I've seen in years. The characters are paper thin with NO development beyond the most clich├ęd dialogue imaginable, and well, nothing happens. There's a terrorist attack, and the opening scenes are pretty good, but it's as if the writer didn't know what to do after that. It's a good concept that would maybe have made an interesting 45 minute TV drama... but as a feature film? It's dull, really, seriously dull.

Go and see Crank instead!
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Unsurprisingly, 'Bikini Blood Bath' was terrible.
Posted: Tue, 26th Apr 2011, 3:20pm

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pdrg wrote:

Unsurprisingly, 'Bikini Blood Bath' was terrible.
Wait, there's actually a movie called "Bikini Blood Bath?" I want to know what it's about, and feel disgusted at the same time...I'm scared.
Posted: Tue, 26th Apr 2011, 3:35pm

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Crank
Eragon
The Happening
AVPR (though to be fair, I only watched for 20 minutes before giving up. Did it get better?)
Ben Stiller's Filmography

Films I'm pretty sure would be on the list but I haven't watched them:
Crank 2
Twilight: Anything
Posted: Tue, 26th Apr 2011, 4:53pm

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Anybody ever see Frankenhooker? (Admit it, the title alone makes you want to see it, or at least search it wink )
Posted: Wed, 27th Apr 2011, 3:21pm

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Another movie I thought was pretty bad was Legion. So an archangle from Heaven is fighting not only the Devil (who takes the form of a five year old boy?!) but also the forces of Hevean, all because both God and Satan don't want a child born. Also at the end Michael (the angel fighting both forces) cuts off Gabriel's hands. Gabriel keeps saying "FINISH IT!" and Michael lifts his sword, the music gets really loud and dramatic and Micheal says..."No."



I'm not sure if I missed something in that movie, but if anyone has a different opinion, please feel free to share it.
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You're not missing anything, it's just a terrible movie.
Posted: Wed, 27th Apr 2011, 3:35pm

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Hooray I was right!
Posted: Fri, 29th Apr 2011, 3:41pm

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Aculag wrote:


Godzilla (1998)

pixelboy wrote:

Crash - Boring, trying too hard.
Are you talking about the 2004 drama, or the 1996 Cronenberg thriller? If you mean the former, I agree.
Firstly, I am sad for the lack of love for Godzilla '98 I certainly don't consider it a masterful work of cinematic art; but as far as American giant-monster movies it stands up pretty well. Certainly better than Cloverfield, in my opinion.

Also, yep, I meant the Crash from 2004. Actually, I've not seen the other.
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The Cronenberg one is great as it happens
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pixelboy wrote:



Firstly, I am sad for the lack of love for Godzilla '98 I certainly don't consider it a masterful work of cinematic art; but as far as American giant-monster movies it stands up pretty well. Certainly better than Cloverfield, in my opinion.
He eats cheetohs though...
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doppelganger wrote:

He eats cheetohs though...
Hah, do you mean that TV ad where 'Zilla eats a truckload of Doritos? I though that was pretty amusing, really.
Posted: Fri, 29th Apr 2011, 7:17pm

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3dmus wrote:

The Cronenberg one is great as it happens
Yep. Cronenberg is just great in general, frankly. I consider Naked Lunch and Videodrome to be required viewing.
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5 Minutes of Heaven

This is the film that validated my theory on how to pick a terrible movie. Look for a movie that you've never heard of with a big to fairly big star (in this case Liam Neeson). My theory states that if a big star is in a decent movie, you'd have heard of it.
This film is terrible.