When you watch movies, what is it that sticks out in your mind? Have you seen a really bad one? What made it so bad?
I watched the disgrace that is Grown Ups that came out last year. We decided to watch it at Thanksgiving, with all of our family because my mom and I had been unwittingly duped by those devious previews. Not only was it crass and unfunny. It was a waste of good acting talent. I think they tried to inject humor into the same type of plot line that made the Bill Chill so awesome as a dramatic film, but it was a massive fail on several accounts.
Back in the late 80's, I think, I saw a movie called "Assault of the Killer Bimbos" rated PG. The premise and script were so bad, the bad acting made it funny at the time. I have been more selective about movies ever since.
I almost love bad movies more than good movies, there's something about a truly awful movie that's enjoyable... maybe I just like the pain in some demented way. Some of the worst I've ever seen:
Troll 2 (the best worst movie ever made, Netflix it ASAP)
Manos the Hands of Fate (not for the faint of heart, try the MST3K version)
Paranormal Activity (should be called unrelatable angry couple the movie)
The Core (not much to say, just BAD)
Any recent Resident Evil Movie (okay they aren't that bad but if you pay attention the characters WHISPER ALMOST EVERY LINE OF DIALOGUE)
Another personal favorite is the B-movie THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS where giant floating brains from space possess people.
Birdemic: Shock and Terror is another gem of a bad film.
X-Men Origins Wolverine was pretty agonizing.
That's just a few, like I said I'm a sort of bad movie connoisseur. Usually what sticks out is the bad characters/bad acting. The un-relatability of characters or the fact that it's never established why we should care about them.
Hey, do I know you? lol Our family is the same way--we actually hunt for bad movies when we go to video stores, haha. Manos...that was the first one I thought of when I saw this question!
Ever watch the SyFy movies? Sharktopus? Crocosaurus? Mega Piranha? SyFy has become THE channel for B movies, lol...we love them!
We'll have to check out Troll 2...I don't think we've caught that one yet...
Oh yeah, those SyFy movies are terrible. The best one, or at least the one that's gained the most underground fame is Shark Attack 3: Megalodon. There's a really bad one on Netflix I've been meaning to watch, it's called Mega Python Versus Gatoroid.
My love for bad movies started as a kid, I loved old black and white B-movie sci-fi with goofy monsters and bad acting and Godzilla movies. Things like Mystery Science Theater only expanded my love for bad films.
That's how it all started for my son...he's 22 and when he was 8 or 9, he begged us to get him every Godzilla movie there was, lol. Then he discovered Mystery Science Theater on the Internet, lol.
We've seen Mega Python Versus Gatoroid a couple of times now--it's hilarious. And having Debbie Gibson and Tiffany starring just makes it even better, lol.
To get into the holiday spirit this Christmas, you may want to check our "Santa's Slay", if you haven't seen it yet, haha...and yes, the misspelling of "sleigh" was intentional...
Knockoff. I watched about the first 15 minutes before I walked out of the theatre. It's the worst movie I ever tried to see. I'd rather talk about my feelings with a woman in public than to watch that one.
Too many to name. However, the worst of the worst is "Star Wars: Holiday Special", as it's the only film I'd ever give ZERO out of four to. Seriously, you'd have to go out of your way as a film maker to literally not earn a single point from me, as I would even give films like "Double Dragon", "Mario Bros." and "Batman & Robin" at least ONE or half a star for trying to be good...or accomplish something.
I watch a ton of movies....so I have see way too many bad movies.....the bad movies I like are the ones that know they are bad movies....but they march on anyway. My favorite bad movie is...The Dark Backward....which is about a comedian that grows a third arm out his back. It is terrible...but seeing the stars doing their roles is hilarious. And surprisingly it does have some stars....Judd Nelson(Breakfast Club), Bill Paxton(Big Love, Titanic), James Caan(The Godfather), Lara Flynn Boyle(The Practice), Rob Lowe(West Wing) and of course the legend Wayne Newton.
Yes. I'm trying to remember the name of it (them)....
Beetlejuice is one. It was so bad because it was just silly/crazy/forgettable.
Wow, Did you just say Beetle Juice? Wow, I mean, we are all entitled to our opinions, but BEETLE JUICE? It's A FRIGGEN AMAZING FILM!!!!! Ok, ok thank you for answering, Wow....
Beetlejuice is basically an inside joke. You get it or you don't.
why? I mean, when you generalize the genre like that, you're talking about a lot of movies, some of which garnered serious critical acclaim. Alien, The Exorcist, The Sixth Sense, etc.
I for one, am averse to most comedies, but there are exceptions to that rule, Analyze This, Thank You for Smoking, Tropic Thunder (was crude, but it was undeniably funny), the list goes on.
Typically when I watch a movie, it goes through a screening process of sorts - the idea being to weed out anything that wouldn't be to my taste. To watch something without the screening process is like a craps shoot - maybe you get lucky, maybe you don't. The last really terrible movie I watched was the Mechanic (2011). It might've actually been watchable if I hadn't seen it all before. Jason Statham as a bad-ass assassin, and his old boss turns out to be the bad guy - why am I not surprised? I was so bored, it wasn't even funny.
But my dislike of a film could stem from any number of places. Could be I don't enjoy that type of comedy, could be I'm bored because the film is too conventional, could be there's content I find objectionable, could be I hate the ending (endings are a sticking point with me). Could be any number of things.
Good question though!
Lately I've been very picky about what movies I see but in the 90's I'd watch just about anything.
I'm not crazy about anything featuring Freddie Prinze Jr, but Boys & Girls in particular was such a train wreck it made She's All That look like Schindler's List.
Another monstrously bad movie would be Romeo Must Die, which features martial arts superstar Jet Li fighting against one of the most intolerable screenplays in the history of movie making.
And the most disappointing movie for me would have to be Even Cowgirls Get The Blues. I love Tom Robbins' books, I think Gus Van Zant is a fine director and I absolutely adore Uma Thurman. And that movie just flat out sucked.
I think the worst movie I ever had someone sit me through to watch with them was Battlefield Earth. Absolutely horrible.
The absolute worst movie sequel of all time recognized by theater owners and reviewers alike is "Exorcist Two" released in 1977. It was such a horrible mess as to be near unwatchable. Never in movie show biz history have great expectations been so resoundingly crushed.
I don't remember some of them, but Batman and Robin with George Clooney was embarrassing, as was Superman IV Quest For Peace. What were they thinking??
I loved Beetlejuice! Actually, I kinda liked Grown Ups, too.
Really bad movies:
i was going to comment on this but I figured I'd do a hub on how crazy some of you judge bad movies! Thanks for the inspiration!
I couldn't get through Nanny Diaries. Surprisingly maybe, I couldn't get through Dream Girls either (and that was a big disappointment). I wasn't a big fan of Leap Year either.
The other day I watched "Somewhere" directed by Sofia Coppola. The reviews were over-the-board outstanding, "one of the best movie of the year," etc etc. It was like watching the paint dry. Oh yeah, it also says "hilarious." Well, I burst out laughing at the end because the movie was so bad, I found the reviews hilarious. Or maybe.. just maybe.. I just didn't get it. LOL
I think the worst film I have ever seen was "The Bat" with Vincent Price. I know Price played most of his roles with "tongue-in-cheek," but this one was especially bad. This hasn't stopped me watching it several times though.
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