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

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

  1. Scopitone

    Scopitone Inveterate Skipper

    Denver, CO
    The podcast WE HATE MOVIES is currently doing a summer series about the Michael Bay Transformers movies, and it's the best work they have done. They are spot on with how awful these movies are, and I am laughing laughing laughing.

    Also, the second Transformers movie is possibly the worst movie I have ever seen in the cinema. I had blocked it out until their episode about it.
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  2. Uncle Meat

    Uncle Meat Forum Resident

    Houston, Tx, US
    Just my opinion, but I think Eraserhead is one of the great movies, it is very weird, but has its own internal logic, and the "eraserhead" sequence up to the point where he wakes back up, is one of the scariest ever imho.
    I do realize that Eraserhead is very decisive, some love it and some hate it.
    Linch constantly frustrates your expectations, intentionally, especially in the timing of shots, and it gives Eraserhead a very weird feel, but it works.
    One of the few movies where you enter a totally different world, not particularly one that you would want to stay in though.
    The soundtrack is near perfect..
    He didn't make the film to make you feel comfortable...
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  3. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    I've seen so many incredibly horrible films I wouldn't know where to even start. Especially because each one that seemed the worst film ever, I would do my very best to try and never think of it again.
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  4. Jama

    Jama Forum Resident

    Toronto, ON
    I really, really love this film. Just got the blu-ray and am very happy with it :)
  5. Not including the many MST3K movies I've seen, I'd go with Prelude to a Kiss
  6. Jama

    Jama Forum Resident

    Toronto, ON
    those mst3k movies are pure art
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  7. progrocker

    progrocker Forum Resident

    The only thing keeping Kiss's "Kiss meets the Phantom of the Park" from this distinction is how hilarious it is in it's putridness.
  8. qm1ceveb

    qm1ceveb Forum fanatic

    Fort lauderdale
    The family stone and the U.S. version of Death at a funeral.
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  9. Witchy Woman

    Witchy Woman Forum Resident

    Third Coast, USA
    I recently watched Very Bad Things with Jeremy Piven and Cameron Diaz. It was awful. No wonder I’d never heard of it even though it’s been around since 1998. Christian Slater is in it too, basically reprising his role as the persuasive psychopath from Heathers. The movie should have been called Very Dumb Men.

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  10. Rachael Bee

    Rachael Bee Miembra muy loca

    I once characterized this film as Very Sick Things. I was particularly disturbed by the nasty, anti-female sexism. I almost laughed when they're sorting out the body parts for proper burials but after what came before I couldn't.

    I have it in for Battlefield Earth because for a movie that had huge expenditures for it's making, it still came out terrible. I suspect the Transformer movies should qualify for due consideration for the same reason. I, however, have yet to watch any of 'em all the way through.
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  11. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

    I saw that in the theatre when it came out. Now I hate you for reminding me of its existence.
  12. Witchy Woman

    Witchy Woman Forum Resident

    Third Coast, USA
    Ha ha, sorry about that. :p
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  13. Diablo Griffin

    Diablo Griffin Synthpop, City Pop, and Rock Enthusiast

    United States
    Monster a Go-Go is easily the worst I've seen. There's not one good thing I can say about it, and no, I haven't watched the MST3K version yet.
  14. HippieDrill

    HippieDrill Well-Known Member

    Sacramento, Ca
    As far as big budget films with big stars go you really can’t beat Battlefield Earth. If’s astonishingly bad given the amount of budget, resources, etc. that went int making the film.

    I would also say Requiem for a Dream but to be fair is wasn’t really a bad movie I just personally hated it.

    But as far as real worst movie goes I’d have to say Night of Horror (1981). It’s bad even by bad low budget independent horror film standards. Everything about from the sound, the acting, the lighting, to the dialog, story, pacing, etc. are all unbelievably inept and terrible. It feels more like a homemade film that a few bad film students made over a weekend. It’s amazing it ever got distributed on any level.

    It’s actually worth watching just to see how bad a movie really can be.
  15. HippieDrill

    HippieDrill Well-Known Member

    Sacramento, Ca
    Freejack wasn't so bad. More ridiculous than bad but for me it was still entertaining.
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  16. Zep Fan

    Zep Fan Sounds Better with Headphones

    N. Texas
    So I've got the Pluto Channel on Roku.

    Just above the listing for the News Channels, it listed a Movie playing on some channel as "War of the Worlds". I thought it would be either the 1953 one or the 2005 Tom Cruise one.

    But it was neither. The acting was sub-par, the dialogue, was sub-par, the sound editing was sub-par. Looks like the emphasis on this film was the costumes and the outdoor props from the alien's destruction. It was painful to watch from a movie goer's perspective alone.

    I watched the horrible thing for about 10 minutes. It was a TV series that ran from 1988-1990. A horrid sequel to the 1953 film. Of course, it was picked up in syndication by the ultimate purveyor of such tripe, The Sci-Fi Channel.

    War of the Worlds (TV series) - Wikipedia

    So let's see what the BBC can do with a three-part series based on H.G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds. The show is scheduled to go into production next spring, and it appears that, unlike most modern adaptations, it will be set in the Victorian era.

    The production begins this Spring. Bty, HG Wells 1897 book has now entered the Public Domain.

    BBC is making a Victorian-era War of the Worlds TV series
  17. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    I tried to watch the Tom Cruise Mummy movie but I simply couldn't get through it. Amazing that a movie that is one action set piece after another can be so stultifyingly dull. Poor Tom. All he seems to do these days is make crappy movies, then try to redeem himself with another Mission Impossible flick. I guess as long as those keep pulling in millions, he is safe. He is getting a little old to be crawling up the sides of buildings though. It happens to all of us. :uhhuh:
  18. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    Titanic. 3 hours wasted.
  19. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    I enjoyed Dragonball Evolution but I went into it with no expectation that it would be like the anime. While I didn't think it was a great movie, I did enjoy some parts of the movie. I liked the interaction between Goku and Chi-Chi, and I also liked that they made Bulma somewhat useful in an actual fight.

    But it goes far afield from Dragonball. Part of the problem is that they tried to put too much into one movie. If you take the entirety of Dragonball that is more than 600 episodes...and still growing.

    That's what I liked about the movie: It was just so incredibly dumb.

    Saw it on video, don't remember much about it. Seemed to have an interesting opening song but that's about it.

    I enjoyed it, but they stretched out the end far too much. I think they could have reduced the ending by 30 minutes via editing without losing much.

    Saw the MST3K version and I didn't think it was bad. Maybe it didn't fully work but I've seen much worse.

    I think the problem was that they chose the wrong roles for the leads. Akroyd would have been better as the normal person, and Belushi as the crazy one. I saw Neighbors but didn't enjoy it.

    Saw it, was okay with some of the humor.

    I enjoyed High Anxiety before seeing any of the Hitchcock movies, and enjoyed it more once I saw them so I could get some of the jokes I didn't on the first viewing. I think it is better than Brooks' later movies.

    The opening of the movie (explaining how the intelligence of people dropped) is so perfect...and seems to be becoming more and more believable.

    What stood out for me is that it seemed to be a Hanna-Barbera production. One of the Kiss members was dubbed by an actor (I think it was Michael Bell) that we've heard in many cartoons.
  20. Rachael Bee

    Rachael Bee Miembra muy loca

    I really like High Anxiety. I always enjoy it with fruit cup.... ;) I think it's one of Mel's better films.
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  21. sgb

    sgb Forum Resident

    Baton Rouge
    My award of a "Like" is based on the assumption that your statement is tongue-in-cheek.

    I have this fear that if I'm sent to hell my punishment will be that I will be compelled to watch Mel's films and Dave Letterman reruns continuously.
  22. Manapua

    Manapua Forum Resident

    I won't say it's the worst movie I've ever seen but it's definitely up their in the Worst Movie-going Experience. Interminable is a good description for this one. I probably fell asleep 3 or 4 times and every time I woke up, the damned thing was still going! Elaine's reaction to the film on Seinfeld was dead on.
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  23. Rachael Bee

    Rachael Bee Miembra muy loca

    You might have to take the like back. I really do like High Anxiety. I don't much care for fruit cup. :)
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  24. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Crud - that sounds pretty good to me! :shrug:
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  25. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    You secretly love fruit cup - you just live in fear that Nurse Diesel will deprive you of it! ;)

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