What is the worst film you have ever seen? (Pt. 3)

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by MilesSmiles, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. ducksdeluxe

    ducksdeluxe Not my cat!

    The Sadist (1963), one of the super six from the legendary Arch Hall Jr. Stumbled across it on TCM (!) late one night. Stunningly bad, without the MST3K quality of Eegah!, unfortunately.
    The Hindenburg (1975)-just terrible. Superstar cast brought us to the theater, we left feeling like we'd been mugged for our cash.
    Natural Born Killers-I have the Oliver Stone box set still in plastic, when I open it I might Frisbee this disc. Absolutely vile. Well made has nothing to do with it.
    And I have to say it, but this last Hobbit installment was an insult to my intelligence. Those are the movies I hate the most.
  2. captainsolo

    captainsolo Forum Resident

    Murfreesboro, TN
    I thought it was like this, with no flavor or reason for being other than Newman wanted to reprise the character and Scorsese really wanted to make Last Temptation. It's really more like The Verdict minus all the tension, drama, character and purpose and replaced with beer signs, soundtrack moments designed for selling singles, award bait etc.

    Mine without a doubt is the abomination that is the 2006 Casino Royale. To this day I can hardly bear to even think of it. I like all moments of Bond, lighthearted and dark, worship the novels as equally as the films, and even like most of the continuation books. But this was just indescribable. It made the fourth Indiana Jones film that NEVER HAPPENED look not so bad.
    And I adore the 1967 film as the greatest bad film ever made.
  3. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Armageddon is the best of the three! I have no problem with any of them...I enjoy popcorn movies.
  4. Trashman

    Trashman Forum Resident

    Funny, if I had to choose, I'd rate Armageddon the worst of the three...for the worst depiction of "science" ever in a motion picture. Though Pearl Harbor is a close contender for worst depiction of "history" in a motion picture.

    Regardless, I also enjoy popcorn movies. But I prefer popcorn movies that don't insult my intelligence in the process. Using real science and real history can be just as entertaining...and it doesn't really require anything more than a knowledgable writer and a good fact checker.
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  5. jackson123

    jackson123 Forum Resident

    Iron Man.:hide: No joke I fell asleep everytime I watched it. Just could not get into it.
  6. johnny q

    johnny q Forum Resident

    Bergen County, NJ
    Some of the Jaws sequels take the cake for me - the one in 3d?
  7. happy2behere

    happy2behere Forum Resident

    NY NY
    Myra Breckinridge really is as bad as it's reputation. God awful.
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  8. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Is "Jaws 3" worse than "Jaws: The Revenge"? Dunno, but at least the latter has some merit as a "so bad it's good" film, whereas the former is just awful and totally forgettable...
  9. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    Jewel of the Nile was really, really bad. They just resigned the actors, pointed the camera and waited 88 minutes. When a Billy Ocean song on the soundtrack is the film's highpoint you know you're in trouble.
  10. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    Michael Bay is low on my list, too. An old pal of mine insists (with some justification) that a lot of bad modern movie trends started with Armageddon, particularly in terms of the ugly green/cyan look, the super-fast cutting style, and the shaky-camerawork visuals. I generally dislike all of the above. It doesn't help that the movie is also stupid, which kind of trumps everything.

    Wow, I really liked the movie a lot! I went into it with fairly low expectations, but I think Robert Downey made the material twice as good as it deserved to be. When you go into a film expecting about a D, and you get a B, the experience feels like an A+.

    It also helped that the movie made sense, wasn't too stupid, too some cliched characters and situations and put a spin on them to make them surprising and different, and also was funny when it needed to be and very serious when it needed to be. Although... I confess I much prefer the first half of the movie to the second half, and I didn't care for Jeff Bridges as the villain.
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  11. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    That's definitely an acquired taste. I kinda see what the filmmaker was trying to do, and it's good if you a) love 1940s WWII pictures, and b) know and love the Fleischer Superman cartoons. Beyond that, I think it has moments that are very good, but it's an awful movie overall... which is a shame, because I know the director sweated blood over this project for years and years.
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  12. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Well just the fact that they are landing on an asteroid and drill is insulting, but It's so much fun! facts? no,...just pure entertainment.
  13. Ed Hughes

    Ed Hughes Forum Resident

    Agreed! Horrible Horrible movie.
  14. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    Wasn't there a Hammer Horror film called 'Frankenstein 1970' where the cast just talked philosophy for 90 minutes and you never saw the monster?
  15. dogpile

    dogpile Generation X record spinner.

    YYZ - Canada
    I can't remember the movie title it was so bad :eek:
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  16. happy2behere

    happy2behere Forum Resident

    NY NY
    Red flag for the Billy Ocean attack. His music is a standout among the the mid 80s crap.
  17. Jaap74

    Jaap74 Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    The Black Swan, was like watching a woman during "that time of the month" for a couple of hours.....
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  18. johnny q

    johnny q Forum Resident

    Bergen County, NJ
    Don't know the answer to that question...it is literally the battle of the "craptaculars!" :)
  19. razerx

    razerx Who me?

    The East
    Chubby Rain starring Kit Ramsey. I saw a "documentary" on the making of Chubby Rain and highly recommend it. :D
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  20. sound chaser

    sound chaser Forum Resident

    North East UK.
    Sgt. Bilko. Sheesh.
  21. Rocker

    Rocker Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    The super-fast cutting is what really kills Armageddon for me. It has a lot of other faults too, of course (how could it not, being a Michael Bay film?), but it would have been a million times more tolerable overall if the editing wasn't so damn ridiculous. Most of the action scenes border on being completely incomprehensible. It's as if the editor had taken the rolls of film, chopped them up into lengths of about a half-second each, thrown all the pieces up into the air, and then randomly edited the fragments back together. :rolleyes:
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  22. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    yes...we did not like this as well. Downey is always fabulous in my book.
  23. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I had a taste for it...a grand idea of a movie...had no problem enjoying it.
  24. Complier

    Complier Forum Resident

    Harrisburg, PA
    Blues Brothers 2000
  25. Casagrande

    Casagrande Forum Resident

    Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)

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