What is the worst film you have ever seen?

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  1. Jack White

    Jack White Forum Resident

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    Just to add - a bleached blond Farrell as Alexander with an Irish brogue. What was Stone thinking of?
     
  2. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    I was skeptical when I went into the "Final Cut", but I gotta admit it did offer definite improvements. Not saying you should definitely give it a look - I wouldn't have watched it if I didn't review it for my site - but I think the "FC" is a decent movie... :shrug:
     
  3. biggerdog

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    I have to submit "Snow White and the Three Stooges", playing on AMC right now.

    What were they thinking?
     
  4. Blencathra

    Blencathra New Member

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    Exactly - I bet Snow White is spinning in her grave!
     
  5. The knowingness is a big part of what I don't like about Troma films. As some wag once said, "good camp cannot be created, but only discovered", and that applies to trash as well. Troma films give off an air of fanboy cleverness, a revelling in how "bad" they are, that I find off-putting. Better to stick with trash that entertains at right angles to how it was intended.
     
  6. mr.schneider

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    I have a new one to add to the list of 'steamers'.
    I only got thru 25 minutes of it and had to turn it off. This is unusual, because I'll usually watch something just to see what kind of a train wreck it is. This one was far beyond bad.
    Add- A Night At The Roxbury. What a POS.
     
  7. mark f.

    mark f. Forum Resident

    HBO has this in rotation now. I saw it in the theater when it was released though as a teenager I suppose its awfulness didn't bother me. But this is a VERY bad movie.

    Not that it had the chance to ever be a good movie but why didn't they just stage it like a musical (as opposed to trying to make it like a opera)? The parts where there is no singing are among the silliest things I've ever seen on film.
     
  8. Studio_Two

    Studio_Two Active Member

    Doesn't the Ennio Morricone Soundtrack count for something?

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  9. Barnabas Collins

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    I'd say so. The main theme is one of Morricone's most memorable, IMO.
     
  10. Worst movie I have seen during the past 5 years: The Spirit
     
  11. Mike from NYC

    Mike from NYC Forum Resident

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    You're tough to please. I didn't think Death at a Funeral or Kill Bill was that bad. I've seen worse but blocked them from my memory.
     
  12. VeeFan64

    VeeFan64 A 60s Music Kind of Guy

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    Hamlet 2. Jeeesus, so bad.
     
  13. AllegroVivace

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    Any film directed by M Night Shyamalan. Nothing makes me cringe more than stupid, big-budget horror thrillers filled with pretensions.
     
  14. ghostdwg

    ghostdwg Well-Known Member

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    I wasted 90 minutes last night watching The Happening-it was god-awful, even the presence of the lovely Zooey Deschanel couldn't save it!
     
  15. Blencathra

    Blencathra New Member

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    How about any film made in the last 3 or 4 years? That works for me:righton:
     
  16. bodhisattva

    bodhisattva Well-Known Member

    I'm sure there are technically worse, but for me it was Highlander 3, which I saw in a (reasonably full) theater on opening day.

    So the first 10 minutes or so of the movie is a montage of Christopher Lambert building some kind of super-sword - forging the metal, sharpening, etc., and then training with the sword. Right after this "epic" montage, he meets the bad guy (Mario Van Peebles, more about him later) and they swing their swords at each other and Lambert's sword literally shatters in to dust (!) Honestly Chris, maybe you should consider another line of work outside of sword-smithery! Then he goes and beds some chick he's known for about 8 seconds, and then has some kind of existential crisis as the result of his sword being destroyed. We then find him on top of a random hill in the highlands of Scotland, practicing his swordfighting in some sort of Rocky IV training montage rip-off - and then (AND THEN!) the female conquest comes trotting up the hill and says words to the effect of "I thought I'd find you here." Find you here? Find you where? You're on a hill in the middle of nowhere! By this point the crowd in the theater was openly hostile - I actually involuntarily yelled out 'OH COME ON!' at the preceding scene, such was my incredulity. I don't remember much after that but a lot of people were throwing stuff at the screen after that. Oh and Mario Van Peebles as the bad guy? Really? Whatever the opposite of gravitas is, he's got the market cornered.

    Honourable mention to Robocop 3 - I saw this at a special preview screening for press and contest winners, complete with guy dressed up as Robocop, and by the time Robocop straps on the jetpack and starts flying (how did this seem like a good idea, even on paper?) the crowd was laughing so loudly you could barely hear what was happening onscreen. I thought it was funny (in an ironic sort of way) that an original movie that had a 'violence is bad, mkay?' message, was followed up by two sequels that had an increasing message of 'violence is AWESOME!' Thank goodness it was free to watch..
     
  17. Brian J

    Brian J Well-Known Member

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    Ed Wood
     
  18. pdenny

    pdenny Blow up your TV

    Tell us you mean an actual Ed Wood film.
     
  19. Brian J

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    If I recall the fIlm was called "Ed Wood". Starred an up and comer male actor who I can't recall, nor can I recall what the movie was about. Dicaprio or Depp, perhaps. Stayed with it 'til the end hoping for something to come to fruition. Nope.
    Not certain what is meant by "an actual Ed Wood Film"?

    Brian
     
  20. Larry Geller

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    If you don't even understand the question, then it is clear that you DIDN'T EVEN SEE the film that you are calling the worst film you ever saw (or at least comprehend it on any level).:help:
     
  21. PaulKTF

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    It's a tie between Manos, and Showgirls.
     
  22. Brian J

    Brian J Well-Known Member

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    As I stated, I lasted through the whole film waiting, wanting something to save the two hours spent. Guess I just didn't get? Are you saying it may be worth another shot with a different frame of mind or some background knowledge? That has worked in the past on movies and music. Tried with Pulp Fiction, failure. Rewatched Dusk 'til Dawn after someone advised me on how to approach it, and I thought it was, 1)hilarious; and 2), very cleaver.

    Brian
     
  23. DOUBTINGTHOMAS29

    DOUBTINGTHOMAS29 Well-Known Member

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    I just watched Smokin' Aces and it was big smokin' pile of s**t.
     
  24. Larry Geller

    Larry Geller Forum Resident

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    No. I'm saying that at least you could have figured out that Ed Wood was a filmmaker (of particularly awful films, like Plan Nine From Outer Space), so an "actual Ed Wood film" would be a film that ED WOOD MADE (example: Plan Nine), and not his film biography (which you hated).
     
  25. This seems to be an example of drinking and posting. Hating Ed Wood and liking From Dusk To Dawn? I dunno...
     
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