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Worst movie you have ever seen?
« on: August 19, 2013, 07:01:40 PM »
Evil Dead...the reboot 2013.

Utterly disgusting and deplorable. It has been the only film where I wanted to walk out on and wish I did. The brutal dismemberment of the cast, relentless gore...it was all so mind numbing and appaling.

Unfortunately I have developed minor sociopathic tendencies (namely lack of guilt) as of late, which I am in the process of dispelling, but it was just too much for me.

And to think I was so desensitized to grotesqueness, I guess I am not...and thank God for that.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 07:11:21 PM »
The Blair Witch Project.

Not 'so bad it's good'. Plain baaaaad. Worse, not scary.

The background story is so incredibly well crafted, including pseudo-history/documentaries/support, that I went in with high expectations of a good scare. What a damp squib - and it had nothing to do with the footage quality.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 07:12:21 PM »
Saturday the 14th, 1981, with Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss.

So horrible I actually had to leave the theater halfway through to avoid losing my popcorn.  :o

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013, 08:23:11 PM »
That's difficult, because I don't go to the theater much, and so don't find myself feeling the need to sit through a bad movie. If I decide a movie sucks I move on to something else on Netflix. I guess if I had to give one that I hated, but actually watched the whole way through, it'd be Malicious. The best part of the movie was the discovery that the lovely Molly Ringwald had some very nice breasts (what? I was 18 and single... cut me some slack). Other than that watching the movie was agonizing.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013, 08:29:06 PM »
I haven't actually seen the whole movie, but Tommy Wiseau's "The Room" is infamously bad.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 08:59:40 PM »
Troll 2.

It may be the worst movie of all time, but it's so bad that it's good. Worth watching over and over with a beer, some pizza, and good friends.




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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2013, 09:00:11 PM »
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2013, 09:54:29 PM »
I've had the misfortune of wasting a good deal of time viewing many bad movies. But for some reason, Stephen King's "Dreamcatcher" stands out for me as one of the very worst.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2013, 09:56:09 PM »
Andrei Rublev, it's so slow and incomprehensible and even has a weird sex scene.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2013, 11:15:56 PM »
Funny Games.
They break the fourth wall AND rewind the movies to prevent the death of one the antagonists. I was livid.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2013, 11:25:22 PM »
Napoleon Dynamite.  It took me over 5 hours to get through this monstrosity.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2013, 11:33:27 PM »
I've had the misfortune of wasting a good deal of time viewing many bad movies. But for some reason, Stephen King's "Dreamcatcher" stands out for me as one of the very worst.
I actually felt a little anger just remembering that I had seen this.

I know it falls somewhere in the classic "so bad it's bad" category, but Frogs really was awful.

As for the film I hated with the most pure hatred...Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2013, 01:52:11 AM »
Off the top of my head, and none of these fit the "so bad it's good" category:

Dune.

Revenge (with Kevin Costner and Anthony Quinn).

Gattaca.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2013, 02:45:48 AM »
A Clockwork Orange.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2013, 03:26:35 AM »
Napoleon Dynamite.  It took me over 5 hours to get through this monstrosity.

A girl I was dating at the time saw this in the video store and said that she'd heard good things about it. No more than 10 or 15 minutes into it, we turned it off and decided to watch PBS' annual pledge drive instead. Let that sink in.

Seriously, what an awful excuse for a movie.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2013, 03:27:27 AM »
Napoleon Dynamite.  It took me over 5 hours to get through this monstrosity.

A girl I was dating at the time saw this in the video store and said that she'd heard good things about it. No more than 10 or 15 minutes into it, we turned it off and decided to watch PBS' annual pledge drive instead. Let that sink in.

Seriously, what an awful excuse for a movie.

I didn't watch after just seeing the advertisements.  Appears that was a smart move.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2013, 03:43:21 AM »
Off the top of my head, and none of these fit the "so bad it's good" category:

Dune.

Revenge (with Kevin Costner and Anthony Quinn).

Gattaca.



More:

Two recent versions of Anna Karenina: the 1997 one with Sophie Marceau and Sean Bean (bland, bland, bland), and, worse, last year's abomination with Keira Knightley and that blond 14-year-old moppet trying to impersonate Vronsky. Ghastly.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2013, 03:46:08 AM »
The Believers (1987)

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Of course, I watched this R-rated movie as a teenager with an adult uncle who made my presence at the theater legal. Why he took me to waste my time at this movie I'll never know. I guess we were there to watch RoboCop, and this movie, The Believers, was just something more to watch while we were there.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2013, 05:00:40 AM »
Andrei Rublev, it's so slow and incomprehensible and even has a weird sex scene.
Waaa you didn't like it?

But yeah it's slow and loooooooooooooooooooooong, well the version I watched atleast.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2013, 09:57:05 AM »
Maybe not the worst I've ever seen but the worst most recent one: Prestige with Hugh Jackman. About 20 min. into it, I asked my husband, "Do you know what's going on? Are you following this?" We turned it off.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2013, 11:14:45 AM »
A Clockwork Orange.

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All of that is to say that I didn’t care for the movie despite its cult status and Kubrick pedigree.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2013, 11:18:42 AM »
Off the top of my head, and none of these fit the "so bad it's good" category:

Dune.

I saw this on HBO once and decided to watch it since a few of my friends acted shocked when I said I had never seen it.  They gave me the impression that it was a classic that no one "cool" would go through life without watching and appreciating. 

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2013, 12:23:26 PM »
Dark Shadows (2012 - the Burton/Depp version).  An insult to the original ABC 1966-1971 series and its stars, IMHO.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2013, 12:45:13 PM »
"'Til There Was You." I think it was out sometime in the late 1990s. I hardly ever walk out of movies - if it gets bad, I just concentrate on the popcorn - but I walked out of this one halfway through. A would-be comedy with a dull plot, dull acting and no laughs.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2013, 01:11:30 PM »
I will add Avatar into the mix. The movie was just awful.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2013, 01:34:45 PM »
Oh dear, there are soooo many. I think I am somewhere in between "Meet the Spartans" and "Disaster Movie".

The fact that I have actually laughed at something from Friedberg and Seltzer's movies makes me wanna hit myself with a baseball bat.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2013, 01:51:48 PM »
Prob not the worst but still bad enough for my taste- not an avid movie watcher here- Titanic and Ostrov.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2013, 01:53:33 PM »
Prob not the worst but still bad enough for my taste- not an avid movie watcher here- Titanic and Ostrov.

You didn't like Ostrov?
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« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2013, 02:01:18 PM »
Prob not the worst but still bad enough for my taste- not an avid movie watcher here- Titanic and Ostrov.

You didn't like Ostrov?
Not much. The images were nice but the story I think was predictable and falls into so many spiritual cliches all while trying to avoid them or some.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2013, 02:20:37 PM »
Andrei Rublev, it's so slow and incomprehensible and even has a weird sex scene.
Waaa you didn't like it?

But yeah it's slow and loooooooooooooooooooooong, well the version I watched atleast.

The version I saw had really poor subtitles and it was pretty difficult to know what was happening.
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« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2013, 02:41:25 PM »
I will add Avatar into the mix. The movie was just awful.

I know, right? I am so glad you said this! I could only watch about 30 min. I wondered what all the fuss was about. I felt like the boy in "The Emperor's New Clothes."
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« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2013, 02:48:50 PM »
Evil Dead...the reboot 2013.

Utterly disgusting and deplorable. It has been the only film where I wanted to walk out on and wish I did. The brutal dismemberment of the cast, relentless gore...it was all so mind numbing and appaling.

Unfortunately I have developed minor sociopathic tendencies (namely lack of guilt) as of late, which I am in the process of dispelling, but it was just too much for me.

And to think I was so desensitized to grotesqueness, I guess I am not...and thank God for that.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2013, 04:08:56 PM »
Evil Dead...the reboot 2013.

Utterly disgusting and deplorable. It has been the only film where I wanted to walk out on and wish I did. The brutal dismemberment of the cast, relentless gore...it was all so mind numbing and appaling.

Unfortunately I have developed minor sociopathic tendencies (namely lack of guilt) as of late, which I am in the process of dispelling, but it was just too much for me.

And to think I was so desensitized to grotesqueness, I guess I am not...and thank God for that.
The original "Evil Dead."  Don't know which was worse, the scene where the tree rapes one of the actresses, or the cheering audience.
People actually cheered? Awful. But yeah one of the girls gets raped too but I think people chuckled at the sense of utter disbelief.

The difference here is the original Evil Dead was bit of a joke with the terrible set design it was hardly realistic.

What's more surprising is you going to a movie theater! LOL.

I bet you like Indy Jones with the map sequences showing his travels to different parts of the world.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2013, 04:22:03 PM »
What's more surprising is you going to a movie theater! LOL.

I'm pretty sure that's the only movie he's ever seen, in the theater or at home. Seriously. He's mentioned that anecdote like 3 times that I can remember, and never mentioned another movie.

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« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2013, 04:38:41 PM »
Prometheus
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2013, 05:16:13 PM »
The Illusionist (1983/4, not sure)

The only film ever I actually stopped watching in the middle. I was a teen then, maybe today my experience of it would be different. At that time though, it stroke me as *the* model for presumptious European brainy self-styled "artsy" movies where vain people think that registering their conturbed souls in images can be called art. It was like watching a spoiled boy brag for half an hour on how intelligent he is.
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« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2013, 05:38:16 PM »
Plan 9 from Outerspace!  Now THAT'S a movie for ya...
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« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2013, 05:43:45 PM »
Plan 9 from Outerspace!  Now THAT'S a movie for ya...
I watched it to see the hype. It really wasn't that big of a deal, I've seen worse.

Frankly I found Burton's Ed Wood to be so much better in acting out how Plan 9 got made.
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« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2013, 05:43:45 PM »
I will add Avatar into the mix. The movie was just awful.
We need to talk about Avatar.

Besides the Dances With Wolves/Pochantas story knock-off (and you are kidding yourself if you think Cameron is a good writer), there is a lot of problems at the heart of the story. Much of it is actually racist to some degree.

But you know, much like Titanic, I was caught up in the sweeping grandeur of it all and it was one of the few movies that truly transported me to a world where I could almost touch it.

It was bizarre, but it is a very smooth film and honestly besides its shortcomings, I kinda liked it. Bit of a guilty pleasure.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2013, 05:58:06 PM »
I will add Avatar into the mix. The movie was just awful.
We need to talk about Avatar.

Besides the Dances With Wolves/Pochantas story knock-off (and you are kidding yourself if you think Cameron is a good writer), there is a lot of problems at the heart of the story. Much of it is actually racist to some degree.

But you know, much like Titanic, I was caught up in the sweeping grandeur of it all and it was one of the few movies that truly transported me to a world where I could almost touch it.

It was bizarre, but it is a very smooth film and honestly besides its shortcomings, I kinda liked it. Bit of a guilty pleasure.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2013, 06:05:15 PM »
"Superbad" - the only movie where the title accurately describes the quality of film.

Ooh and "The Last Airbender". I could not stand to even go through 15 minutes of that abortion of quality television.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2013, 06:41:49 PM »
I didn't mind The Last Airbender, despite many people saying it sucked. I also really disliked Superbad, despite many people saying it was great.  :angel:

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2013, 05:08:07 AM »
Prometheus
Honestly the retread of Alien throughout the film made me question if Rid has nothing left in the creative tank. I thought the movie was photographically gorgeous, but that abortion scene was very jarring.

Movies are getting more exploitative and repulsive just for the sake of it rather than adding any value.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2013, 05:08:07 AM »
Prob not the worst but still bad enough for my taste- not an avid movie watcher here- Titanic and Ostrov.
The rich and poor classes on the ship didn't strike to your commie heart? I'm shocked.

Well the rich ones did get to survive, or atleast some of them did...supposedly in Cameron's view some poors did make it too.

I don't know, I could defend Titanic all day long.

Sure Jack Dawson and Rose's passionate "love" would totally dissipate once they get brought down to reality, but man I sort of have a weakness for chick flicks...good chick flicks that is.

Most expensive chick flick ever made.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #45 on: August 21, 2013, 05:08:07 AM »
The Believers (1987)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092632/?ref_=sr_1

Of course, I watched this R-rated movie as a teenager with an adult uncle who made my presence at the theater legal. Why he took me to waste my time at this movie I'll never know. I guess we were there to watch RoboCop, and this movie, The Believers, was just something more to watch while we were there.
Judging by the comments on that imdb link, I guess the 1hr long nudity was enough.
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« Reply #46 on: August 21, 2013, 05:08:07 AM »
Ooh and "The Last Airbender". I could not stand to even go through 15 minutes of that abortion of quality television.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #48 on: August 25, 2013, 10:51:44 PM »
Grown Ups 2.  With Adam Sandler and some of the other actors in there, I thought there may be some humor in it, but it was a constant raunchy humor followed by another.  I finally left 1/2 way through the film.  I should have left earlier.

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« Reply #49 on: August 25, 2013, 11:19:33 PM »
Must respectfully disagree on both Andrei Rublev and Ostrov. Both were profound, deeply layered. I've seen both more than a few times and notice new depths every time, especially in Ostrov.  BTW the Director of Rublev was the mentor of the director of Ostrov.  

Rublev was a little uneven…and a little confusing to start…but it didn't stay that way, and the scene in the captured church and the sequence about the boy bell maker…just phenomenal…to me…a masterful commentary on the soul of the russian people in the face of oppression both foreign and domestic. It was like a redemption from Dante's Inferno. The boy Peter only just barely connected to the tradition of his fathers, charged with a task far beyond his skills, only knowing about finding the right kind of clay to build the mold, clueless about the proper ratio of silver to make the bell, humiliated by his own inadequacies, in mortal fear for himself and his workmen who will be executed if they fail, who exhausts himself trying to oversee the creation of a giant of a bell (a singing icon, a blagovest/ringing gospel)…a bell born out of seeming hell fires of melted silver…refined in a furnace of affliction, poured into the earthly mire (of the right kind of clay), and the boy's sole hope and refuge…prayer to the blessed Theotokos, prayer from the depths of weary despair.  And then they haul out the bell, inch by inch from the earth….it is like the very resurrection of the russian people, an ascension and the great question hanging between the groaning hawsers is will it ring or will it crack asunder. In the silence the clapper swings closer and closer to the lips of the bell…and then….it SINGS…a great silver well of sonorous glory…and the boy collapses in relief weeping from both exhaustion and joy and release from what was but moments before a sentence of certain death….and witness to these things was the disillusioned iconographer Andre Rublev, who from that witness found his faith again, and went on to do with line and color what the boy had done with the bell. He prevailed out of kind of hell, he brought forth light out of darkness, his icons illumined and taught the russian soul in the hour of their downtroddenness.  ….so for me…not an easy movie to be sure, but for sure a great one…indeed it is ranked…or was among the top 15 greatest works of cinema of all time. And since then I would easily add to that number the magnificent Ostrov.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #50 on: August 26, 2013, 09:04:29 AM »
I will add Avatar into the mix. The movie was just awful.
We need to talk about Avatar.

Besides the Dances With Wolves/Pochantas story knock-off (and you are kidding yourself if you think Cameron is a good writer), there is a lot of problems at the heart of the story. Much of it is actually racist to some degree.

But you know, much like Titanic, I was caught up in the sweeping grandeur of it all and it was one of the few movies that truly transported me to a world where I could almost touch it.

It was bizarre, but it is a very smooth film and honestly besides its shortcomings, I kinda liked it. Bit of a guilty pleasure.

I hated Avatar. Perhaps watching it on a small screen protected me from its seductions, but in essence it is a really dumbed down Dune rip-off.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #51 on: August 26, 2013, 09:12:36 AM »
I will add Avatar into the mix. The movie was just awful.
We need to talk about Avatar.

Besides the Dances With Wolves/Pochantas story knock-off (and you are kidding yourself if you think Cameron is a good writer), there is a lot of problems at the heart of the story. Much of it is actually racist to some degree.

But you know, much like Titanic, I was caught up in the sweeping grandeur of it all and it was one of the few movies that truly transported me to a world where I could almost touch it.

It was bizarre, but it is a very smooth film and honestly besides its shortcomings, I kinda liked it. Bit of a guilty pleasure.

I hated Avatar. Perhaps watching it on a small screen protected me from its seductions, but in essence it is a really dumbed down Dune rip-off.

I've only seen some of Avatar, and hated what I saw. I don't know what was worse - the faces of the blue people with their eyes too far apart like they had a congenital deformity, or the trite storyline and premise. I've almost erased all memory of Dune these past 28 years, but if Avatar is a Dune rip-off, then it explains my opinion of Avatar.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #52 on: August 26, 2013, 09:21:40 AM »
Not a great film fan. Have a pile of unwatched DVDs here.

My nomination: District 9, followed by the equally ridiculous Independence Day and the whole Alien series.

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« Reply #53 on: August 26, 2013, 09:43:19 AM »
Not a great film fan. Have a pile of unwatched DVDs here.

My nomination: District 9, followed by the equally ridiculous Independence Day and the whole Alien series.

( :-[ I blush to admit that I enjoyed Independence Day, though I hated myself for it afterwards!
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #54 on: August 26, 2013, 09:43:36 AM »
I will add Avatar into the mix. The movie was just awful.
We need to talk about Avatar.

Besides the Dances With Wolves/Pochantas story knock-off (and you are kidding yourself if you think Cameron is a good writer), there is a lot of problems at the heart of the story. Much of it is actually racist to some degree.

But you know, much like Titanic, I was caught up in the sweeping grandeur of it all and it was one of the few movies that truly transported me to a world where I could almost touch it.

It was bizarre, but it is a very smooth film and honestly besides its shortcomings, I kinda liked it. Bit of a guilty pleasure.

I hated Avatar. Perhaps watching it on a small screen protected me from its seductions, but in essence it is a really dumbed down Dune rip-off.

the worst part were all those people that became depressed after wathcing that movie.  They were sad that the world is not like the planet in Avatar.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #55 on: August 26, 2013, 10:13:09 AM »
I will add Avatar into the mix. The movie was just awful.
We need to talk about Avatar.

Besides the Dances With Wolves/Pochantas story knock-off (and you are kidding yourself if you think Cameron is a good writer), there is a lot of problems at the heart of the story. Much of it is actually racist to some degree.

But you know, much like Titanic, I was caught up in the sweeping grandeur of it all and it was one of the few movies that truly transported me to a world where I could almost touch it.

It was bizarre, but it is a very smooth film and honestly besides its shortcomings, I kinda liked it. Bit of a guilty pleasure.

I hated Avatar. Perhaps watching it on a small screen protected me from its seductions, but in essence it is a really dumbed down Dune rip-off.

the worst part were all those people that became depressed after wathcing that movie.  They were sad that the world is not like the planet in Avatar.

I must admit, I never found Avatar that bad. The plot was certainly predictable and overused, but it wasn't as if I hated it.

I remember reading about the depression stories, so when I went to watch it, I kind of expected to see a breathtaking and diverse landscape. What I got was basically jungle with giant trees and floating islands and while it was certainly a beautiful scenery, I didn't really see what made Pandora so much greater than Earth.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #56 on: August 26, 2013, 05:57:36 PM »
I will add Avatar into the mix. The movie was just awful.
We need to talk about Avatar.

Besides the Dances With Wolves/Pochantas story knock-off (and you are kidding yourself if you think Cameron is a good writer), there is a lot of problems at the heart of the story. Much of it is actually racist to some degree.

But you know, much like Titanic, I was caught up in the sweeping grandeur of it all and it was one of the few movies that truly transported me to a world where I could almost touch it.

It was bizarre, but it is a very smooth film and honestly besides its shortcomings, I kinda liked it. Bit of a guilty pleasure.

I hated Avatar. Perhaps watching it on a small screen protected me from its seductions, but in essence it is a really dumbed down Dune rip-off.

the worst part were all those people that became depressed after wathcing that movie.  They were sad that the world is not like the planet in Avatar.

I must admit, I never found Avatar that bad. The plot was certainly predictable and overused, but it wasn't as if I hated it.

I remember reading about the depression stories, so when I went to watch it, I kind of expected to see a breathtaking and diverse landscape. What I got was basically jungle with giant trees and floating islands and while it was certainly a beautiful scenery, I didn't really see what made Pandora so much greater than Earth.

We watched it when it came out on Sky, and liked it enough to buy the DVD. None of us (read: yours truly, the mister, the monster-in-law and the young master) was depressed at the end. It was a welcome interval of beauty. But then we're on the glass-half-full side of life. :D
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« Reply #57 on: August 26, 2013, 09:02:19 PM »
Why has no one yet mentioned Titanic???

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« Reply #58 on: August 27, 2013, 01:41:07 AM »
I will add Avatar into the mix. The movie was just awful.
We need to talk about Avatar.

Besides the Dances With Wolves/Pochantas story knock-off (and you are kidding yourself if you think Cameron is a good writer), there is a lot of problems at the heart of the story. Much of it is actually racist to some degree.

But you know, much like Titanic, I was caught up in the sweeping grandeur of it all and it was one of the few movies that truly transported me to a world where I could almost touch it.

It was bizarre, but it is a very smooth film and honestly besides its shortcomings, I kinda liked it. Bit of a guilty pleasure.

I hated Avatar. Perhaps watching it on a small screen protected me from its seductions, but in essence it is a really dumbed down Dune rip-off.
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« Reply #59 on: August 27, 2013, 01:41:07 AM »
Why has no one yet mentioned Titanic???
Cause as I said best chick flick evar
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« Reply #60 on: August 27, 2013, 05:13:58 AM »
Why has no one yet mentioned Titanic???

Because it's way easier watching than any past or future documentary.
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« Reply #61 on: August 27, 2013, 06:31:24 AM »
Why has no one yet mentioned Titanic???

Because it's way easier watching than any past or future documentary.
Yeah those docs are boring.

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« Reply #62 on: October 15, 2013, 09:32:42 AM »
Um, The Mangler.  No way any other movie on earth beats this one for bad.  Another Stephen King story that just didn't translate well at all to the screen. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113762/

Here's the summary description, and you can not argue with this:

"A laundry folding machine is possessed by a demon from Hell."

In one of the final scenes, one where Ted Levine is trying to exorcise the demon from the machine, I swear I caught him trying to suppress a grin.  Screenplay by King along with Tobe Hooper, directed by Hooper, and yet production quality rivaled by every student film ever shot, including ones where the student failed the project due to forgetting to remove the camera's lens cap.  Beyond bad.  This is a brand new kind of bad.  There's just no topping it, and all that considering I did spend money to see Johnny Depp's embarrassing reboot of Willy Wonka. 



And who is panning Avatar???  I loooooooooooooooooved that movie!  There were a few spots where cheesy (aka corny) dialog early on nearly caused me to eject the disk, but I finished it and was very glad I did.  I had borrowed it from the library, and after seeing it, bought the DVDs.  Seriously love that movie.   >:(
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #63 on: October 15, 2013, 09:34:47 AM »
Why has no one yet mentioned Titanic???

Because it's way easier watching than any past or future documentary.

I already knew the ending.  Watching Dicaprio die is always a treat.
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« Reply #64 on: October 15, 2013, 06:05:26 PM »
Napoleon Dynamite.  It took me over 5 hours to get through this monstrosity.

Napoleon Dynamite.  It took me over 5 hours to get through this monstrosity.

A girl I was dating at the time saw this in the video store and said that she'd heard good things about it. No more than 10 or 15 minutes into it, we turned it off and decided to watch PBS' annual pledge drive instead. Let that sink in.

Seriously, what an awful excuse for a movie.

Napoleon Dynamite.  It took me over 5 hours to get through this monstrosity.

A girl I was dating at the time saw this in the video store and said that she'd heard good things about it. No more than 10 or 15 minutes into it, we turned it off and decided to watch PBS' annual pledge drive instead. Let that sink in.

Seriously, what an awful excuse for a movie.

I didn't watch after just seeing the advertisements.  Appears that was a smart move.

I've watched some real garbage in my time and I have to think hard about what I've bailed on and guess what?

We all agree.

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« Reply #65 on: October 15, 2013, 06:07:44 PM »
Must respectfully disagree on both Andrei Rublev and Ostrov. Both were profound, deeply layered. I've seen both more than a few times and notice new depths every time, especially in Ostrov.  BTW the Director of Rublev was the mentor of the director of Ostrov.  

Rublev was a little uneven…and a little confusing to start…but it didn't stay that way, and the scene in the captured church and the sequence about the boy bell maker…just phenomenal…to me…a masterful commentary on the soul of the russian people in the face of oppression both foreign and domestic. It was like a redemption from Dante's Inferno. The boy Peter only just barely connected to the tradition of his fathers, charged with a task far beyond his skills, only knowing about finding the right kind of clay to build the mold, clueless about the proper ratio of silver to make the bell, humiliated by his own inadequacies, in mortal fear for himself and his workmen who will be executed if they fail, who exhausts himself trying to oversee the creation of a giant of a bell (a singing icon, a blagovest/ringing gospel)…a bell born out of seeming hell fires of melted silver…refined in a furnace of affliction, poured into the earthly mire (of the right kind of clay), and the boy's sole hope and refuge…prayer to the blessed Theotokos, prayer from the depths of weary despair.  And then they haul out the bell, inch by inch from the earth….it is like the very resurrection of the russian people, an ascension and the great question hanging between the groaning hawsers is will it ring or will it crack asunder. In the silence the clapper swings closer and closer to the lips of the bell…and then….it SINGS…a great silver well of sonorous glory…and the boy collapses in relief weeping from both exhaustion and joy and release from what was but moments before a sentence of certain death….and witness to these things was the disillusioned iconographer Andre Rublev, who from that witness found his faith again, and went on to do with line and color what the boy had done with the bell. He prevailed out of kind of hell, he brought forth light out of darkness, his icons illumined and taught the russian soul in the hour of their downtroddenness.  ….so for me…not an easy movie to be sure, but for sure a great one…indeed it is ranked…or was among the top 15 greatest works of cinema of all time. And since then I would easily add to that number the magnificent Ostrov.

Ostrov is one ridiculous pedantic cliche after the next. It is LOL bad.

Goofy. Said it when I first saw it thinking it would have to be halfway decent from all the recs and then realized how somewhat sane people can be blinded by really terrible superhero stories if they have the correct metaphysical window treatment.
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« Reply #66 on: October 15, 2013, 06:14:59 PM »
I've probably seen more movies here than anyone for many reasons, one being that I was often without a decent housing and a movie house was easy to sneak into and while away the day. So I learned how to put up with garbage in exchange for running water and some heat and air quality relief.

So I've rarely walked outta a place cause a movie was so bad. There were one or two times, I am trying to remember what they were.

Heck I won't even stop a movie on DVD or whatever. Most stuff is decent for critiquing those people who find the junk redeemable anyhow, but what movie probably caused the most agita for the rest of folks watching with me, cause I was often choking on laughter?

That obscenity LotR.

I saw all three in a row with intermissions on the hour or so. It gave me enough time to relieve myself of my beer and order more. But what a buncha hackery. I like bad movies. I like special effects. Whatever. These films were the worst. And anyone who attempts to defend them on any principle other than some idiosyncratic sentiment for the arguably as bad kiddie stories they were based on has no welcome at my table.
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« Reply #67 on: October 15, 2013, 06:17:32 PM »
Just remembered one of the movies I walked out on or stumbled out on.

Was seeing it on the largest screen I had ever seen excluding drive ins.

Master and Commander.

Even with the cheap beer and having the theater to mine and girlfriend's ownsome didn't offering anything better to than leave.
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« Reply #68 on: October 15, 2013, 06:20:54 PM »
OK, so as a form of punishment I had to translate more of The Iliad than anyone should unless they are getting paid. To this day I ask people their favorite English translation as a Rorschach test.

In spite of the some Greekists desire to ruin the text for me, I still like a lot of it but . . .

Troy?

Someone managed to spend a hundred million dollars to make The Iliad more boring to watch than translate.

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« Reply #69 on: October 15, 2013, 06:23:48 PM »
I will add Avatar into the mix. The movie was just awful.

Another laugh fest. Unlike LotR I no longer had recourse to alcohol. The worst movie I know I have yet to see reminds me of it:

After Earth

I might murder the entire Smith family if I see it, so I am going to punish the world for allowing this film to be made by not seeing it.
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« Reply #70 on: October 15, 2013, 07:21:13 PM »
Not sure whether The Room or Birdemic: Shock and Terror! is worse.  The level of badness is so high they're actually pretty entertaining, especially with Rifftrax.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #71 on: October 15, 2013, 07:35:34 PM »
Does this include or exclude any movies watched while watching Mystery Science Theater 3000?
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« Reply #72 on: October 15, 2013, 07:50:49 PM »
Does this include or exclude any movies watched while watching Mystery Science Theater 3000?

Too meta.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #74 on: October 15, 2013, 08:11:52 PM »
I am posting without reading the thread first because I don't want my answer to be influenced by other answers, and partly because I want to see how many people agree with me when I read through. So:

Lady in the Water. Mind-numbingly stupid. I got roped into going with a couple of friends and fell asleep in the theater.

Skyline Aliens came to earth for brains, and more specifically, L.A.? Sure. That'd be my first stop if I were looking for brains. And they don't appear to be over the water, so let's head to the water? Maybe that's because people don't live on water... but what do I know? I don't live in L.A.

Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull I also fell asleep in the theater during this one.


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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #75 on: October 15, 2013, 08:24:20 PM »
Okay, read through. I like Avatar, but I won't pretend that the reason isn't ultimately Sam Worthington. I know he's blue for most of the movie... but sometimes he's not, and I just think those times are worth seeing, okay?

As for Troy, I like that too. Although now that I think of it that might have a lot to do with Eric Bana.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #76 on: October 15, 2013, 08:27:42 PM »
I dislike "300"..Big Gerard Butler fan but this was disappointing. I didnt like the style ...at all.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #77 on: October 15, 2013, 08:30:17 PM »
I will probably get ripped for this, but I did not like Terry Gilliam's Brazil AT ALL.  I just did not get all the hype about it.  :-\
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #78 on: October 15, 2013, 08:32:28 PM »
I will probably get ripped for this, but I did not like Terry Gilliam's Brazil AT ALL.  I just did not get all the hype about it.  :-\
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #79 on: October 15, 2013, 08:33:12 PM »
No.............wait..... "The English Patient"

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #80 on: October 15, 2013, 08:35:07 PM »
I will probably get ripped for this, but I did not like Terry Gilliam's Brazil AT ALL.  I just did not get all the hype about it.  :-\
Neither did I man.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #81 on: October 15, 2013, 08:38:35 PM »
I will probably get ripped for this, but I did not like Terry Gilliam's Brazil AT ALL.  I just did not get all the hype about it.  :-\
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #82 on: October 15, 2013, 08:42:45 PM »
I will probably get ripped for this, but I did not like Terry Gilliam's Brazil AT ALL.  I just did not get all the hype about it.  :-\
Neither did I man.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #83 on: October 15, 2013, 08:47:25 PM »
I will probably get ripped for this, but I did not like Terry Gilliam's Brazil AT ALL.  I just did not get all the hype about it.  :-\
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #84 on: October 15, 2013, 10:18:57 PM »
Years ago I saw Friday the 13th for free, since I had a friend who changed the movie reels in a theater during part of his college days.  I regretted even seeing it for free.  Too bloody for me.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #85 on: October 24, 2013, 09:27:07 PM »
"The Notebook"............. 

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #86 on: October 24, 2013, 09:35:59 PM »
Transformers, Darjeeling Limited, and 300 are movies that come to mind as pretty terrible.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #87 on: October 24, 2013, 09:42:24 PM »
"The Notebook"............. 


I don't know about it being the all-time worst movie ever, but I hate The Notebook for how it portrays dementia.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #88 on: October 24, 2013, 09:47:10 PM »
"The Notebook"............. 


I don't know about it being the all-time worst movie ever, but I hate The Notebook for how it portrays dementia.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #89 on: October 24, 2013, 10:44:20 PM »
"The Notebook"............. 


I don't know about it being the all-time worst movie ever, but I hate The Notebook for how it portrays dementia.

Wife and step daughter force me to watch it, again and again.. Like torture... Please send help.


When Gena Rowlands has her big psychotic break at the end, it's because James Garner has been forcing her to relive The Notebook every single day of her life.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #90 on: October 24, 2013, 11:49:27 PM »
Hope Springs with Meryl Streep and tommy Lee Jones. A boring depressing snooze festival but then again I hate chick flicks. My sons trained me to like blockbusters like Iron Man and Captain America. My all time favorite movie was Narnia. The aesthetics were breathtaking.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #91 on: October 25, 2013, 12:06:44 AM »
Hope Springs with Meryl Streep and tommy Lee Jones. A boring depressing snooze festival but then again I hate chick flicks. My sons trained me to like blockbusters like Iron Man and Captain America. My all time favorite movie was Narnia. The aesthetics were breathtaking.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #92 on: October 25, 2013, 07:18:18 AM »
Cold Comfort Farm.  My dad, my sister, and I all fight about who is to blame for renting that stupid VHS to this day.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #93 on: October 25, 2013, 08:37:31 PM »
"Once" was short on plot development and long on lots of songs that all sounded the same.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #94 on: October 26, 2013, 10:16:36 PM »
Hoping on seeing the worst film every soon.

Ugghh. I have no idea what I inhaled today but I've been sneezing for hours, my eyes are swollen, and my throat feels like it is closing up.

Allergies season was supposed to be over.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #95 on: October 26, 2013, 10:17:08 PM »
"Once" was short on plot development and long on lots of songs that all sounded the same.

Looked absolutely awful from just the trailer. Terrible.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #96 on: October 28, 2013, 10:18:19 PM »
"Once" was short on plot development and long on lots of songs that all sounded the same.

Looked absolutely awful from just the trailer. Terrible.

I didn't have the advantage of seeing the trailer beforehand. Afterward, I read reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. They were by and large positive, which just again confirmed my dim view of humanity.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #97 on: October 28, 2013, 10:20:07 PM »
Hoping on seeing the worst film every soon.

Ugghh. I have no idea what I inhaled today but I've been sneezing for hours, my eyes are swollen, and my throat feels like it is closing up.

Allergies season was supposed to be over.

I need a bad movie to make this seem good.

That is the purpose of bad movies, although some are so bad they would make your symptoms worse.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #98 on: October 28, 2013, 10:25:46 PM »
OK, so I am going to see Sharknado this week. I hope to add this to the list of "worst movies."
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #99 on: October 28, 2013, 10:34:41 PM »
OK, so I am going to see Sharknado this week. I hope to add this to the list of "worst movies."
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #100 on: October 29, 2013, 08:31:41 AM »
OK, so I am going to see Sharknado this week. I hope to add this to the list of "worst movies."

Purposefully bad movies don't count.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #101 on: October 29, 2013, 08:38:21 AM »
My favorite bad movies tend to be the ones made with immense hubris and delusion on the part of the director, combined with an incomprehensibly high budget. #1 example: Uwe Boll, director of such masterpieces as House of the Dead and Alone in the Dark. Year after year he churns out these horrendous stinkers, which are universally hated by critics as well as box office flops, yet he keeps getting funds for his films due to German tax laws which allow investors to write off failed film investments.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #102 on: October 29, 2013, 09:41:29 AM »
I like the question, but it's tough to say.

Plane, Trains, and Automobiles was a very big disappointment. So was 2001: A Space Odyessey. But I can't say either of them was extremely bad, if you leave expectations out of the equation.

Of movies I can think of at the moment, I might have to say Tuck Everlasting.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #103 on: October 29, 2013, 09:42:26 AM »
No.............wait..... "The English Patient"

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #104 on: October 29, 2013, 09:44:01 AM »
I must admit, I never found Avatar that bad. The plot was certainly predictable and overused, but it wasn't as if I hated it.

I agree. I don't know if I liked it, but I didn't hate it.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #105 on: October 29, 2013, 06:06:09 PM »
Must respectfully disagree on both Andrei Rublev and Ostrov. Both were profound, deeply layered. I've seen both more than a few times and notice new depths every time, especially in Ostrov.  BTW the Director of Rublev was the mentor of the director of Ostrov.  

Rublev was a little uneven…and a little confusing to start…but it didn't stay that way, and the scene in the captured church and the sequence about the boy bell maker…just phenomenal…to me…a masterful commentary on the soul of the russian people in the face of oppression both foreign and domestic. It was like a redemption from Dante's Inferno. The boy Peter only just barely connected to the tradition of his fathers, charged with a task far beyond his skills, only knowing about finding the right kind of clay to build the mold, clueless about the proper ratio of silver to make the bell, humiliated by his own inadequacies, in mortal fear for himself and his workmen who will be executed if they fail, who exhausts himself trying to oversee the creation of a giant of a bell (a singing icon, a blagovest/ringing gospel)…a bell born out of seeming hell fires of melted silver…refined in a furnace of affliction, poured into the earthly mire (of the right kind of clay), and the boy's sole hope and refuge…prayer to the blessed Theotokos, prayer from the depths of weary despair.  And then they haul out the bell, inch by inch from the earth….it is like the very resurrection of the russian people, an ascension and the great question hanging between the groaning hawsers is will it ring or will it crack asunder. In the silence the clapper swings closer and closer to the lips of the bell…and then….it SINGS…a great silver well of sonorous glory…and the boy collapses in relief weeping from both exhaustion and joy and release from what was but moments before a sentence of certain death….and witness to these things was the disillusioned iconographer Andre Rublev, who from that witness found his faith again, and went on to do with line and color what the boy had done with the bell. He prevailed out of kind of hell, he brought forth light out of darkness, his icons illumined and taught the russian soul in the hour of their downtroddenness.  ….so for me…not an easy movie to be sure, but for sure a great one…indeed it is ranked…or was among the top 15 greatest works of cinema of all time. And since then I would easily add to that number the magnificent Ostrov.

Ostrov is one ridiculous pedantic cliche after the next. It is LOL bad.

Goofy. Said it when I first saw it thinking it would have to be halfway decent from all the recs and then realized how somewhat sane people can be blinded by really terrible superhero stories if they have the correct metaphysical window treatment.

I LOVED Ostrov
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #106 on: October 29, 2013, 06:12:00 PM »
Must respectfully disagree on both Andrei Rublev and Ostrov. Both were profound, deeply layered. I've seen both more than a few times and notice new depths every time, especially in Ostrov.  BTW the Director of Rublev was the mentor of the director of Ostrov.  

Rublev was a little uneven…and a little confusing to start…but it didn't stay that way, and the scene in the captured church and the sequence about the boy bell maker…just phenomenal…to me…a masterful commentary on the soul of the russian people in the face of oppression both foreign and domestic. It was like a redemption from Dante's Inferno. The boy Peter only just barely connected to the tradition of his fathers, charged with a task far beyond his skills, only knowing about finding the right kind of clay to build the mold, clueless about the proper ratio of silver to make the bell, humiliated by his own inadequacies, in mortal fear for himself and his workmen who will be executed if they fail, who exhausts himself trying to oversee the creation of a giant of a bell (a singing icon, a blagovest/ringing gospel)…a bell born out of seeming hell fires of melted silver…refined in a furnace of affliction, poured into the earthly mire (of the right kind of clay), and the boy's sole hope and refuge…prayer to the blessed Theotokos, prayer from the depths of weary despair.  And then they haul out the bell, inch by inch from the earth….it is like the very resurrection of the russian people, an ascension and the great question hanging between the groaning hawsers is will it ring or will it crack asunder. In the silence the clapper swings closer and closer to the lips of the bell…and then….it SINGS…a great silver well of sonorous glory…and the boy collapses in relief weeping from both exhaustion and joy and release from what was but moments before a sentence of certain death….and witness to these things was the disillusioned iconographer Andre Rublev, who from that witness found his faith again, and went on to do with line and color what the boy had done with the bell. He prevailed out of kind of hell, he brought forth light out of darkness, his icons illumined and taught the russian soul in the hour of their downtroddenness.  ….so for me…not an easy movie to be sure, but for sure a great one…indeed it is ranked…or was among the top 15 greatest works of cinema of all time. And since then I would easily add to that number the magnificent Ostrov.

Ostrov is one ridiculous pedantic cliche after the next. It is LOL bad.

Goofy. Said it when I first saw it thinking it would have to be halfway decent from all the recs and then realized how somewhat sane people can be blinded by really terrible superhero stories if they have the correct metaphysical window treatment.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #107 on: November 03, 2013, 07:05:58 AM »
Maybe not the worst I've ever seen but the worst most recent one: Prestige with Hugh Jackman.  

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #108 on: November 03, 2013, 07:16:03 AM »
Any movie by Aku Louhiniemi. It's a Finnish director whose every movie consists of heavy drinking, domestic violence and fornication. American movies contain those too but they tend to be entertaining whereas Louhiniemi's movies are just depressing.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #109 on: November 03, 2013, 02:58:59 PM »
I LOVED Ostrov

+1 I've watched it several times and I always find something spiritually benefiting for me. ANd I think it's good realised, the play of the actor is very convincing.



For sure I have something like "first 5", but that's what I rembember for now.

Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke - a Bollywood film I've watched a few years ago.

Almost 3 hours of stupidity, chaos, naivety and so on. All the time you don't know what's the main plot and what are the reasons of such behaviour of the protagonists. Only last 15 minutes are quite interesting and dynamic

Epic - a this year animation. It's just a collection of various motives, quatations etc. from other movies and books. Tries to be funny, but it's not at all. And too much green. Don't like the look of the characters. I have no idea why with my friend we chose this movie to watch it in cinema.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #110 on: November 03, 2013, 04:56:30 PM »
Any movie by Aku Louhiniemi. It's a Finnish director whose every movie consists of heavy drinking, domestic violence and fornication. American movies contain those too but they tend to be entertaining whereas Louhiniemi's movies are just depressing.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #111 on: November 03, 2013, 04:59:33 PM »
The Room by Tommy Wiseau. It was vulgar, poorly filmed, poorly thought out, badly acted in, the characters' personalities, what little there were made me want to cringe; and only thing it had going for it was how absolutely bizarre it was. It's like the Dungeons and Dragons movie of the 2000s.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #112 on: November 03, 2013, 05:01:34 PM »
Any movie by Aku Louhiniemi. It's a Finnish director whose every movie consists of heavy drinking, domestic violence and fornication. American movies contain those too but they tend to be entertaining whereas Louhiniemi's movies are just depressing.

Who wants to watch a movie about ordinary life in Finland?

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #113 on: November 03, 2013, 05:37:20 PM »
Not including movies where I went in knowing how bad they would be (such as the truly awful Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) just to see if they were as bad as the hype-

Not including non-Terminator Cameron movies (to this day I still have yet to watch Titanic and I agree completely about how bad Avatar is)-

Not including bad movies made with the intent to be bad (Troma films- though their worst films are a darn sight better than half the junk big studios pour out)-

V For Vendetta. I wanted to like this movie. It is one of my favorite comic books. Unfortunately, the people responsible for this train wreck completely missed the point of the comic book.

The Star Wars prequel trilogy. You'd think I'd have learned my lesson after Phantom Menace. Unfortunately, people whose taste I'd otherwise trust kept telling me that each new installment was "actually pretty good". Such was my hope that I saw each one. Addendum- Attack of the Clones- a bad movie, but Yoda with a saber was worth the price of admission. I just wish I'd paid my $10 and walked in during the last half hour.

Other than that, I can't really say that I've seen any movies so bad that I was tempted to walk out of the theater. I generally only go to movies that either come with a recommendation from trusted sources or where the drawing power of the source material is so great that I'm willing to put up with the flaws to see how it all plays out.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #114 on: November 03, 2013, 05:51:30 PM »
V For Vendetta. I wanted to like this movie. It is one of my favorite comic books. Unfortunately, the people responsible for this train wreck completely missed the point of the comic book.
No surprise, its the Wachowski Bros.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #115 on: November 03, 2013, 05:59:49 PM »
Nine with Daniel Day Lewis.  

Gangs of New York

Lincoln.

Cabin Fever.  The only movie of the four I saw in a theater.  I wanted to leave about 10 minutes into it, but my buddy (and ride) wasn't budging.  

 I could probably think of more but there's a reason I've forgotten them.

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« Reply #116 on: November 03, 2013, 06:06:34 PM »
Gangs of New York

Still haven't seen it...
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #117 on: November 03, 2013, 06:29:32 PM »
Nine with Daniel Day Lewis.  

Gangs of New York

Lincoln.
Apparently Day-Lewis' legendary method madness disappoints.
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« Reply #118 on: November 03, 2013, 09:21:44 PM »
Nicholas Cage is a terrible actor.
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« Reply #119 on: November 03, 2013, 11:11:43 PM »
Nine with Daniel Day Lewis.  

The worst movie based on a musical based on a movie ever.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #120 on: November 03, 2013, 11:22:52 PM »
Nine with Daniel Day Lewis.  

The worst movie based on a musical based on a movie ever.

That particular category is not known for great movies.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #121 on: November 04, 2013, 01:32:01 AM »
I would say most recently it would be Columbiana staring Zoe Saldana. It was bad in the way that it was just about the most unrealistic movie ever. Yea, a one women army that manages to take out whole SWAT teams as well as drug kingpens and their cartels by herself... ::)
I died laughing at a few of the scenes and threw up my arms at the ridiculousness of her taking out a SWAT team. I know it's Hollywood, but come on at least try to make it somewhat believable.
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« Reply #122 on: November 14, 2013, 01:37:50 AM »
Cabin Fever.  The only movie of the four I saw in a theater.  I wanted to leave about 10 minutes into it, but my buddy (and ride) wasn't budging.  

I didn't care much for the movie. It was ok. Not horrible or worst ever. However, the DVD has 5 commentary tracks. I like this. When I become President of America I will sign an executive order saying that all DVDs released must have at least 4 commentary tracks.

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« Reply #123 on: November 14, 2013, 07:30:12 PM »
I didn't care much for the movie. It was ok. Not horrible or worst ever. However, the DVD has 5 commentary tracks. I like this. When I become President of America I will sign an executive order saying that all DVDs released must have at least 4 commentary tracks.

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« Reply #124 on: November 15, 2013, 02:39:24 AM »
I haven't watched many movies, but After Earth is the worst movie I have ever seen.
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« Reply #125 on: November 15, 2013, 03:38:27 AM »
Natural Born Killers, along with the way people tried to explain the brilliance of the juxtaposition between hypocrisy and... whatever, always struck me as being a profoundly horrid movie.  And for as controversial and "groundbreaking" as it was claimed at the time, pretty darn forgettable.
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« Reply #126 on: November 15, 2013, 03:50:48 AM »
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #127 on: November 15, 2013, 05:39:41 AM »
Happiness

I'm not sure if that counts, because it was just too messed up to stomach watching the end of it.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #128 on: November 15, 2013, 07:15:23 AM »
Natural Born Killers, along with the way people tried to explain the brilliance of the juxtaposition between hypocrisy and... whatever, always struck me as being a profoundly horrid movie.  And for as controversial and "groundbreaking" as it was claimed at the time, pretty darn forgettable.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #129 on: November 15, 2013, 07:18:28 AM »
Crash

This may not be the worst movie I've ever seen, but it's certainly up there. Talk about clichés and stereotypes. This movie was a complete joke. How it received such good ratings is beyond me.


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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #130 on: November 15, 2013, 08:58:26 AM »
Crash

This may not be the worst movie I've ever seen, but it's certainly up there. Talk about clichés and stereotypes. This movie was a complete joke. How it received such good ratings is beyond me.


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Interesting. I never saw it (except for a small fraction of it) but I think you're the first person I've heard speak ill of it.
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« Reply #131 on: November 15, 2013, 09:45:17 AM »
Crash

This may not be the worst movie I've ever seen, but it's certainly up there. Talk about clichés and stereotypes. This movie was a complete joke. How it received such good ratings is beyond me.


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Interesting. I never saw it (except for a small fraction of it) but I think you're the first person I've heard speak ill of it.

I'll be the second. Absolute pablum and schlock. I've seen episodes of Hanna Montana which broke more ground.
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« Reply #132 on: November 15, 2013, 09:46:14 AM »
Natural Born Killers, along with the way people tried to explain the brilliance of the juxtaposition between hypocrisy and... whatever, always struck me as being a profoundly horrid movie.  And for as controversial and "groundbreaking" as it was claimed at the time, pretty darn forgettable.

Agreed.


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Likewise. Has Oliver Stone made anything worth watching?
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« Reply #133 on: November 15, 2013, 09:48:52 AM »
I haven't watched many movies, but After Earth is the worst movie I have ever seen.

As I've said, I know it's the worst movie I haven't seen.
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Godzilla 1985 was very cheesy


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« Reply #135 on: November 15, 2013, 09:58:37 AM »
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« Reply #138 on: November 15, 2013, 10:24:12 AM »
Again not the worst, but I'll throw Tromeo and Juliet in here. It's a Troma take on Shakespeare, what could possibly go wrong?  ;D

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« Reply #139 on: November 16, 2013, 01:09:34 PM »
What's more surprising is you going to a movie theater! LOL.

I'm pretty sure that's the only movie he's ever seen, in the theater or at home. Seriously. He's mentioned that anecdote like 3 times that I can remember, and never mentioned another movie.

Though you are definitely providing the lulz in this thread ackronos. :)
Just came across this.  No, although I'm not a big movie goer, I've been there more than once.  Thought the last time was less than pleasant-I took my nephew to see the new smurf movie.  And I hate smurfs.

I went several times, btw, to the Passion of the Christ, and was a regular goer to Rocky Horror Picture Show in its hey day.

I see a lot on DVD and VCR even (I can't count how many times I've seen the Ten Commandments).  I watch the old international classics on cable: the last I saw was Kwaidan (though it was late and I feel asleep in the middle).
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I've also watched (or often rewatched, like Nosferatu or Häxan) on Youtube etc.

The last movie I saw was cable last week, the original "X-Men," having watched the sequel a week or so ago.
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« Reply #140 on: November 16, 2013, 01:09:34 PM »
I will add Avatar into the mix. The movie was just awful.
We need to talk about Avatar.

Besides the Dances With Wolves/Pochantas story knock-off (and you are kidding yourself if you think Cameron is a good writer), there is a lot of problems at the heart of the story. Much of it is actually racist to some degree.

But you know, much like Titanic, I was caught up in the sweeping grandeur of it all and it was one of the few movies that truly transported me to a world where I could almost touch it.
I touched the actual Titanic (a piece of it, at least), and an ice chunk at the temperature that night.  Not sure you'd want to go there.

I loved the buffalo scene of Dances with Wolves in the theater.  Not sure about the accusations of racism.

Cameron wrote Avatar, didn't he?  Yeah, that was preachy.  Sort of like a porn flick with substituting tree hugging for lust.
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« Reply #141 on: November 16, 2013, 01:09:34 PM »
Prometheus
Honestly the retread of Alien throughout the film made me question if Rid has nothing left in the creative tank. I thought the movie was photographically gorgeous, but that abortion scene was very jarring.

Movies are getting more exploitative and repulsive just for the sake of it rather than adding any value.

Maybe I'm a closet conservative.
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« Reply #142 on: November 16, 2013, 01:09:34 PM »
Not a great film fan. Have a pile of unwatched DVDs here.

My nomination: District 9, followed by the equally ridiculous Independence Day and the whole Alien series.

( :-[ I blush to admit that I enjoyed Independence Day, though I hated myself for it afterwards!
why?  I know it is American absorbed, but so?  Isn't that balanced by "Mars Attacks!" (I love the death ray in that film-or is more accurately a death sound wave?)?
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« Reply #144 on: November 16, 2013, 05:42:06 PM »
Right now I'm watching "Land of the Pharoahs."  Not the worst, but close.  But then, perhaps it is because of the (to me) glaring anachronisms and other inaccuracies.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #145 on: November 17, 2013, 09:17:00 PM »
The Room by Tommy Wiseau. It was vulgar, poorly filmed, poorly thought out, badly acted in, the characters' personalities, what little there were made me want to cringe; and only thing it had going for it was how absolutely bizarre it was. It's like the Dungeons and Dragons movie of the 2000s.

I just listened to an NPR story about The Room. It's like Rocky Horror. People watch it 50 times. They throw spoons at the screen. It's a party.

Yes, it is supposed to be the worst movie of all time, especially since the director intended to make something deep.

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« Reply #147 on: November 17, 2013, 11:10:52 PM »
Fly over viewing. They couldn't get the liquor to me fast enough when I was staring at this:



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« Reply #148 on: November 17, 2013, 11:12:11 PM »
Sort of like a porn flick with substituting tree hugging for lust.
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« Reply #149 on: November 17, 2013, 11:12:43 PM »
Mars Attacks is pure and utter brilliance!!'

Thanks for bringing that up again Isa.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #150 on: November 23, 2013, 03:05:33 PM »
I haven't watched many movies, but After Earth is the worst movie I have ever seen.
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Fly over viewing. They couldn't get the liquor to me fast enough when I was staring at this:



Saw this at the used DVD place. I nearly bought it to destroy it to save another soul from its horror.
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« Reply #152 on: November 23, 2013, 03:20:24 PM »
I haven't watched it myself, but I have heard that Garbage Pail Kids should be one of the worst.
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« Reply #153 on: January 11, 2014, 03:50:26 AM »
The Last Airbender.  Total garbage.  I suppose I have seen worse, but not one that ruined a wonderful show.
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« Reply #154 on: January 11, 2014, 06:54:26 AM »
I'm definitely a film-nazi. I couldn't point to one singular film that I would call "the worst" but I can come up with about 1 a day that has evoked my hatred. A semi-recent one that comes to mind was Melancholia. This was obnoxiously pretentious piece of junk. I normally like 'artsy' independent films, but this just pissed me off to no end.

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« Reply #155 on: January 11, 2014, 09:00:59 AM »
I haven't watched it myself, but I have heard that Garbage Pail Kids should be one of the worst.

I tried watching this with my friends last Christmas. We were hoping it would be one of those so-bad-it's-good type of movies. I mean, how can you go wrong with Garbage Pail Kids? The movie was surprisingly tedious and unwatchable. We gave up after about a half hour, and switched to a definite classic: The Stuff.

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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #156 on: January 11, 2014, 09:09:11 AM »
Definitely top of my list: Movie 43.  Literally feel like St Peter is going to spend about 70% of his time asking me about that one when I get to the pearly gates.
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Re: Worst movie you have ever seen?
« Reply #157 on: January 12, 2014, 02:55:33 AM »
I'm definitely a film-nazi. I couldn't point to one singular film that I would call "the worst" but I can come up with about 1 a day that has evoked my hatred. A semi-recent one that comes to mind was Melancholia. This was obnoxiously pretentious piece of junk. I normally like 'artsy' independent films, but this just pissed me off to no end.

Yeah, that movie was horrible.  I can't believe I watched the whole thing really. 
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