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Worst Film You Paid Good Money For
Topic by: underdog
Posted: April 21, 2005 - 9:36 AM PDT
Last Reply: August 6, 2005 - 2:14 PM PDT

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underdog
post #1  on April 21, 2005 - 9:36 AM PDT  
What's the worst film you recall paying to see in the theater? Or at least the worst film you've seen on home video? Something so atrocious or at least horrifically disappointing that you wanted to throw your popcorn at the screen and throttle the director, or the person sitting next to you?

I recall walking out of this one, even though it's not the worst film I've ever seen - it was just frickin' annoying because it tried to be Trainspotting but wasn't close, and was so nihilistic and incomprehensibly (particularly if you don't understand Welsh). I also remember feeling particularly hateful after Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and Planet of the Apes (remake).

I'm sure I'll think of more. What about you? Vent 'n snark here!


kohnfused1
post #2  on April 21, 2005 - 10:11 AM PDT  
Vent...phft!

Snark!!, snark, ...grrrr!

Arrght!!!

Okay, now someone else.
jross3
post #3  on April 21, 2005 - 11:41 AM PDT  
I'm usually good at knowing a good movie before I go to the theater.
That's how I knew I wasn't going to like Dreamcatcher. I went anyway, because it was a group thing, and I wasn't gonna be able to get away and see Spirited Away. I tried, though. I tried to take them with me. But they were all so heavy, and I couldn't get them all through the door at once, and they kept going back in like a roach drawn to a roach motel. It was a nightmare....
underdog
post #4  on April 21, 2005 - 11:55 AM PDT  
> On April 21, 2005 - 10:11 AM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Arrght!!!
>

I heard "Arrght!!!" was actually pretty good, but only if you understand Swahili, because the translations were bad.

Dreamcatcher was terrible - fortunately, I only watched part of it on cable.
Eoliano
post #5  on April 21, 2005 - 12:31 PM PDT  
> I recall walking out of this one

Shocked, I'm totally shocked that you actually paid good money to see that movie! ;- )

I also remember feeling particularly hateful after Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

Given that title, one could expect a princely fleecing... Since I still had fond childhood memories of the Errol Flynn classic as well as the old TV series starring Richard Greene, I avoided seeing it on the big screen, plus, Costner isn't exactly my cup of tea and I couldn't imagine him in the title role, which turned out to be the case when I finally watched it on cable. Antidote: The Adventures of Robin Hood.

> and Planet of the Apes (remake).

Agreed, it was a total misfire and had few redeeming qualities. Antidote: Rent the new DVD transfer of the original.

My snarks go to Kevin Smith's Dogma and The Blair Witch Project, both of which were almost unbearable to watch, at least Dogma had Linda Fiorentino, but that faux documentary sure suckered millions of people including the media... I think I actually asked the theater manager for a refund!
ahogue
post #6  on April 21, 2005 - 1:09 PM PDT  
I must have a pretty good movie sense, too, since I haven't seen any of the films mentioned here so far -- cable, DVD or otherwise. Well, except for the Blair Witch Project. I can understand the backlash from its ridiculous marketing, but I think it was not bad in some ways.

Which is not to say I haven't been mistaken, of course. I was outraged (sounds like hyperbole but it isn't really) at both Star Wars Ep 1 and (I almost hesitate to admit it) the first Star Trek Next Generation film. I still don't know why I went to see that one. Maybe I just wanted to see a Malcolm McDowell movie? If I'm not mistaken he hadn't made one for a long time and this was among the first in what turned out to be one of the most disappointing comebacks in movie history.
manfarang
post #7  on April 21, 2005 - 1:11 PM PDT  
I tend to have the patience of a saint and will find SOME good in pretty much any film, but after 20 minutes of Blue Citrus Hearts I was forced to shout, "Basta, you pathetic, boring, pretentious piece of crap!"

I must have missed something big because it seems that everyone else has liked, if not loved,it.

ahogue
post #8  on April 21, 2005 - 1:13 PM PDT  
> On April 21, 2005 - 1:11 PM PDT manfarang wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I tend to have the patience of a saint and will find SOME good in pretty much any film, but after 20 minutes of Blue Citrus Hearts I was forced to shout, "Basta, you pathetic, boring, pretentious piece of crap!"
> ---------------------------------

That's it. I'm going to start a thread on Most Ridiculous Movie Titles.
underdog
post #9  on April 21, 2005 - 1:24 PM PDT  
> On April 21, 2005 - 1:09 PM PDT ahogue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> Which is not to say I haven't been mistaken, of course. I was outraged (sounds like hyperbole but it isn't really) at both Star Wars Ep 1 and (I almost hesitate to admit it) the first Star Trek Next Generation film. I still don't know > ---------------------------------

Ack! I forgot to mention The Phantom Menace! Yeah, that filmgoing experience far exceeded the pain of any of the others I mentioned. TERRIBLE and terribly disappointing.

I love the Simpsons parody of it (in the episode where they go to visit the George Lucas-type guy and Homer and Marge become alcoholics). They nailed the slow talky political scenes that no one cared about and all the other nonsense.

Sigh. Awful.



hamano
post #10  on April 21, 2005 - 1:32 PM PDT  
When I go to see something like The Phantom Menace, I'm expecting to see a George Lucas film so that's okay... Jar Jar notwithstanding...

Ridley Scott's Black Rain left a bad taste in my mouth though. Those are the worst, when a usually good director puts out something crappy. Wim Wenders' Until the End of the World was kinda disappointing, too.
Eoliano
post #11  on April 21, 2005 - 2:13 PM PDT  
> Those are the worst, when a usually good director puts out something crappy.

That's another story entirely... A few that immediately come to mind are Altman's Ready to Wear (though Altman frequently disappoints me anyway), Coppola's Jack, Scorsese's Bringing Out the Dead, and though I loved his "earlier funny films" and especially his performance in "Down by Law", I thought Benigni took a real nosedive with Pinocchio [g], but then I hated Life is Beautiful...
hamano
post #12  on April 21, 2005 - 2:29 PM PDT  
> On April 21, 2005 - 2:13 PM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> That's another story entirely... A few that immediately come to mind are Altman's Ready to Wear

Aw, I liked Pret-a-Porter! But I have a weakness for the whole "high fashion scene"... I watch America's Next Top Model, too. And I'm always forgiving of models-turned-actresses, even if they can't act.
kohnfused1
post #13  on April 21, 2005 - 2:33 PM PDT  
> On April 21, 2005 - 2:13 PM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > Those are the worst, when a usually good director puts out something crappy.
>
> That's another story entirely... A few that immediately come to mind are Altman's Ready to Wear (though Altman frequently disappoints me anyway), Coppola's Jack, Scorsese's Bringing Out the Dead,> ---------------------------------

I wasn't going to say anything (until someone else came along, thatis), but yeah, "Bringing out the Dead" was pretty dreadful. And yes, I paid to see it in the theater.
Shaky
post #14  on April 21, 2005 - 2:42 PM PDT  
House of 1000 Corpses. Rob Zombie as director had my curiosity up. Now I know.
kohnfused1
post #15  on April 21, 2005 - 3:03 PM PDT  
> On April 21, 2005 - 2:42 PM PDT Shaky wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> House of 1000 Corpses. Rob Zombie as director had my curiosity up. Now I know.
> ---------------------------------

I rented it (wherehouse for a dollar) out of curiousity, but man, after 10 minutes, I was racing to push the eject button on my dvd player.
ahogue
post #16  on April 21, 2005 - 3:22 PM PDT  
> On April 21, 2005 - 3:03 PM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On April 21, 2005 - 2:42 PM PDT Shaky wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > House of 1000 Corpses. Rob Zombie as director had my curiosity up. Now I know.
> > ---------------------------------
>
> I rented it (wherehouse for a dollar) out of curiousity, but man, after 10 minutes, I was racing to push the eject button on my dvd player.
> ---------------------------------

Wow, now I'm almost tempted....
kamapuaa
post #17  on April 21, 2005 - 5:07 PM PDT  
Phantom Menace had its points I thought. Uhmmm...those round robots that rolled looked like they could have been in an alternate reality "City of Lost Children." I was more disappointed in the 2nd movie, which was totally inane and had the worst romance dialogue ever, and Yoda fought like Sonic the Hedgehog.

Probably my worst would be "Powder," which I saw not knowing what it was. I was shocked that some people really liked it. Strangest of all, it obviously had a weird child fetish to it, and then later I learned that the director Victor Salva was a convicted child raper. Yuck.
Eoliano
post #18  on April 21, 2005 - 5:29 PM PDT  
> Aw, I liked Pret-a-Porter! But I have a weakness for the whole "high fashion scene"... I watch America's Next Top Model, too. And I'm always forgiving of models-turned-actresses, even if they can't act.

Which reminds me of another Altman failure about ballerinas... do you forgive them too even if they can't act?
hardcle
post #19  on April 21, 2005 - 5:34 PM PDT  
I like the vast majority of movies that I go to see or rent. I find out enough about the movie ahead of time to know whether or not I'm going to enoy a movie or not.

So, against my better judgement on one Thanksgiving evening I got roped in to going to see Ringmaster with family and friends.

It was one of the worst cinematic experiences I've had in my life. As I sat and watched it, I swear I could actually feel myself getting stupider.

I've since managed not to get in that situation again.
Battie
post #20  on April 21, 2005 - 5:37 PM PDT  
> On April 21, 2005 - 12:31 PM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------

> My snarks go to Kevin Smith's Dogma and The Blair Witch Project, both of which were almost unbearable to watch, at least Dogma had Linda Fiorentino, but that faux documentary sure suckered millions of people including the media... I think I actually asked the theater manager for a refund!
> ---------------------------------

I liked Dogma. *sniff* I STILL like Dogma. But then...I also liked Space Marines. For two reasons: My Billy Wirth fetish and the villain played by John Pyper-Ferguson. He was freakin' HILARIOUS. Best villain I've ever seen...and I'm extremely partial to villains. ^_^ I almost fell in love... :P

I hated The Blair Witch Project with a passion. Luckily, I was only suckered into renting it!

Nah, y'all are quoting okay, if sometimes boring, movies. There have been maybe two or three movies I could NOT sit through. I can only remember one (though I almost walked out of the wolf-eats-child scene in The Exorcist: The Beginning--saw that in theaters, got sick to my stomach and I was watching horror before kindergarten, LITERALLY). Ghouls. It was cheap, stupid...and, above all, disgusting. I saw every form of drug use except needles before I stopped the DVD. It accomplished sickening me...but nothing else. The main character was despicable in the extreme (and not in a villain way, but in a disgusting human way), and the gore, while cheap and beyond fake, was disturbing (like a naked woman being disemboweled and eaten alive). When they started putting "flashbacks" of the main character and his ex having sex with all these gory scenes from previous parts of the movie...it stopped. ^_^ IMDb has a reviewer that mentions Troma...but I sometimes LIKE Troma! >_<

I guess gore can get to me, despite my veteran horror fan status. :P The gore in Irreversible was pretty bad, but the gore didn't get me nearly as bad as the rape. (I had nightmares, amongst other things.) Guess it wasn't a bad movie...but I wish I'd never seen it, even if it did *sort of* pose interesting questions about any person's ability to do violence.
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