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The worst movie ever...

Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by Caged Maiden, May 12, 2012.

  1. Endymion

    Endymion Troubadour

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    Highlander 2. Unlike Batman and Robin which is so bad that it becomes funny, this movie is so bad, that a blind man who would could see again would wish to become blind again.
     
  2. Justme

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    What I hate are those movies that are sequels to really good movies, but are thrown together with little forethought, just to monopolize on the popularity of the original. I remember trying and I do mean trying to set through the follow up of Starship Troopers. I don't know if it was put out as a movie you pay for but I can attest it shouldn't have gotten past the idea phase.

    Then you have the followup of The Highlander, which I thought was an excellent movie and Sean Connery's character both lived and died well. His return in The Quickening was excruciatingly bad. The rest of the movie wasn't much better.

    There have been some very well made sequels. one of which were those created after ALIEN.
     
  3. edd

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    i remember going to a cinema to watch step mum , it was empty and the worst film in the world.
     
  4. Justme

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    Well, If we are talking about any movie, No country for old men was the biggest waste of time and money I've ever came across.
     
  5. Caged Maiden

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    I second that. My husband liked it though. Weird.

    Okay, one more Pie. Except, it isn't spelled out, it's the symbol for pie, but my keyboard doesn't have the symbol. Awful. If there was a plot, it was either too sophisticated for my mundane mind or it was lost under a pile of ego self-pleasuring nonsense rubbish.
     
  6. Steerpike

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    I liked No Country for Old Men as well. Good flick :)
     
  7. Mindfire

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    You, sir, have officially jumped the shark. Ledger's Joker is second only to Hamill.
     
  8. CupofJoe

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    There are a lot of bad movies [really bad] but most of the time you know that before you start watching. I cite "Street Fighter" [1994] as a prime example. It is awful and doesn't make any sense but it is fun and is one of Gomez Addams' I mean Raul Julia's last roles.
    The film in recent years that disappointed me most was "Mongol :The Rise of Genghis Khan" [2007].
    It looks fabulous. It has some great action scene. There is great acting and real emotion in the script. You would think that everything would be great and then...
    We skip from "I shall avenge you...!" to "now I lead the greatest army the world has ever seen" [I paraphrase]. The title of the film is "Mongol :The Rise of Genghis Khan" and that's the one thing you don't get!!!

    [I really liked Heath Ledger in "10 things I hate about you" - I have a thing for cheesy John Hughes type films]
     
  9. Reaver

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    The movie version of NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN was okay, but have you read the book? Have you read any of Cormac MacCarthy's books? How does he get away with no punctuation and no quotation marks when characters speak? They're like collections of run-on sentences.
     
  10. Reaver

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    @Jabrosky: Agreed... Ledger was a terrible actor ( A Knight's Tale, anyone?) Apparently he couldn't follow directions on pill bottles to save his life either. BURN!
     
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  11. Ireth

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    Hey, A Knight's Tale is awesome. And to be fair to Ledger re: the Joker, no matter what you think of his acting skills, that man was committed to the role. The only reason he OD'd was because he went so completely into the mind of the Joker that he scared himself shitless and couldn't sleep. Maybe he thought he'd built up enough tolerance to the sleeping pills, or maybe he was so sleep-deprived that he accidentally miscounted. We'll never know.
     
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  12. Reaver

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    I respect you Ireth, so therefore I respect your insight into Ledger's death. As far as A Knight's Tale though...well like I said, I respect you. But surely you'll concede that the scene with the crowd singing "We will rock you" was ridiculously stupid.
     
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    You've got a good point there. Some movies can pull off anachronisms; others, not so much.
     
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  14. Reaver

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    I kept hoping that movie was going to end like Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It was too hard to suspend disbelief.
     
  15. Legendary Sidekick

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    Pitch Black

    I think it's either the first Vin Diesel movie or the first I had seen of Vin Diesel, so I just figured it was a straight up sic-fi flick and my brother's friend–who had introduced me to the awesomeness of the Coen Brothers and normally had great taste in movies–recommended it, so I had high expectations.

    The first thing that made me hate was the way they knew how the entire solar system functioned. Every 22 years, a huge Saturn-like planet would block out the suns. There were two and when one set the other would rise. So what bothered me was that the characters were on a strange planet and first thing they did was stumble on an accurate model of the solar system. They played with the model and said something like, "22 years? That's THIS year!" Okay… they just landed and watched the red sun set and the blue sun rise, so not even there for a day and they already figured out what year it is.

    So when the whole world goes black, people get picked off by aliens that fly faster than cheetahs run. Zip! A head flies off. Then for some reason the rest of the party is spared so people can die later. Vin Diesel knows everything, so he knows they sense blood. After the wounded guy dies, how can they sense blood? Everyone looks at the woman like, "You women and your womanly womanness! Now we're all gonna die. Thanks a lot, witch with a bee." "No, not that time of the month" she says calmly enough that everyone believes her. Oh, ho! But it IS, just not for her. Vin Diesel reveals to the rest of the cast that the teenager with the shaved head is, in fact, not an effeminate, petite boy with pretty lips and a heart-shaped face. It's a girl, cleverly disguised by her non-girly hair do! GASP!

    So… anyway, everyone dies except Vin Diesel and the girl who shaved her heart-shaped head. The woman who was supposed to show Vin Diesel that love is beautiful and forever dies so the MC can heroically avenge her. That's how cool movies use their female leads. When the fast-flying aliens fight Vin Diesel, however, they don't zip out of the darkness at eighty-eight miles per hour and decapitate him. That's how they kill wussies. When pitted against prey with muscles, they fly close and get into fighting stances so he can grab them one by one and snap their bones until the only thing that surrounds him is corpses. I think he has a glow stick or something so he can see what he's doing.

    Yup. Sat through it once in the summer of '98, and still remember it well enough to say all that^.
     
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  16. Caged Maiden

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    Oh, if we're going on about disbelief... I have to mention Reign of Fire. Dragons, powerful and mighty take over the world. But in the end, it's the lowly crossbow in the hands of an unlikely hero that saves the world. Really? That's a shame I'll never get that time back.
     
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  17. Steerpike

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    Pitch Black, I think you mean, Legendary Sidekick. I like that movie :)

    They also made a nice video game with the main character, Riddick. Not sure if it was an X-Box only title, but it was fun.
     
  18. Steerpike

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    I concur.

    /10char
     
  19. Reaver

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    Although it was full of plot holes...I liked PITCH BLACK too. I also liked Chronicles of Riddick and I'm psyched about the new Riddick movie even though it appears that they're retelling the first one.

    Hey, it worked for EVIL DEAD 2.
     
  20. Legendary Sidekick

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    Well, maybe I have different tastes then most. When watching The Man Who Wasn't There, I was one of two people that laughed very loudly when Gandolfini's character was trying to talk after his throat was sliced open. The other was one of my friends. Everyone else sat in silence. I don't know how so many people missed the joke.

    The guy was trying to talk, but all that came out was blood and "khaaahh, kkkhhhaaaahhkkkk, kkhhhhaaaaa…"


    Errrr……… get it?
     
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