Login  
 
 
Go Back   Chamber of Secrets > Diagon Alley > In Cinemas & General Movie discussion

Worst movies ever!



Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #181  
Old July 8th, 2012, 3:33 am
Wab's Avatar
Wab  Undisclosed.gif Wab is offline
The Next Great Adventurer
 
Joined: 5434 days
Location: Mornington Crescent
Posts: 15,280
Re: Worst movies ever!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fawkesfan1 View Post
Never saw Spaceballs, but I didn't mind Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Found Blazing Saddles to be less funny.
Saddles is one of my all time favourite movies.


__________________
A patriot is someone who wants the best for his country, including the best laws and the best ideals. It's something other people should call you -- you shouldn't call yourself that. People who call themselves patriots are usually liars. -- Donald Woods

You got what anybody gets . . . You got a lifetime. -- Death of the Endless
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #182  
Old July 8th, 2012, 6:40 pm
LightningScar97  Male.gif LightningScar97 is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 2939 days
Location: Colorado,USA
Age: 21
Posts: 29
Re: Worst movies ever!

Battlefield Earth


Reply With Quote
  #183  
Old August 19th, 2012, 8:39 pm
StarsAndShadows  Female.gif StarsAndShadows is offline
Banned
 
Joined: 2233 days
Location: Under a bright star
Posts: 105
Re: Worst movies ever!

The sequel to "Village of the Damned", the 1950's B&W version. The movie's so bad that I've forgotten its title. It may have been "Children of the Damned".


Reply With Quote
  #184  
Old August 20th, 2012, 5:41 pm
Goddess_Clio  Female.gif Goddess_Clio is offline
Seventh Year
 
Joined: 2547 days
Location: The pirate ship Revenge
Age: 33
Posts: 1,853
Re: Worst movies ever!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fawkesfan1 View Post
Never saw Spaceballs, but I didn't mind Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Found Blazing Saddles to be less funny.
Perhaps showing my age (I was a young and impressionable kid when these movies came out) and my less than discerning taste in stupid comedy but I love Spaceballs and Men In Tights! "We're men - Manly men! We're men in tights! YES!" And the verbally dyslexic Sheriff of Rottingham... my symapthies got out to him as I, too, am plagued by a similar condition

Also, my family finds Spaceballs to be an incredibly quotable film; when we're feeling silly on road trips and are at metered on-ramps getting back on the freeways, invariably once we get the green light someone in the car will yell, "Ludacris speed! GO!!!" or whenever sizes of anything comes up one of us will say to the other, "I see your Schwarts is as big as mine!"


__________________
"I could have been in politics 'cause I've always been a big spender."
Reply With Quote
  #185  
Old August 22nd, 2012, 3:29 am
ashleysnape  Undisclosed.gif ashleysnape is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 2234 days
Posts: 3
Re: Worst movies ever!

she wolf in paris , a very old movie that sucked big time!


Reply With Quote
  #186  
Old August 22nd, 2012, 4:43 am
WelkinCooper  Female.gif WelkinCooper is offline
Second Year
 
Joined: 2577 days
Location: Singing at the Hog's Head Inn
Posts: 213
Re: Worst movies ever!

Robot Monster (1953) is ghastly awful and the 'monster' is pathetic. Costuming must have had a budget of about 50 cents.

Another movie that has the distinction of being the only one I ever fell asleep in the theater while watching is Eyes Wide Shut, memorable for how boring the supposed erotic scenes were, and the total lack of chemistry between the then-married co-stars, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, both of whom I've liked in other things.


__________________
Snape thread? Aren't they all Snape threads?
Reply With Quote
  #187  
Old September 3rd, 2012, 12:41 am
Ripper  Male.gif Ripper is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 2252 days
Location: Beyond the Burnt Stump
Posts: 54
Re: Worst movies ever!

Nacho Libre. Dire.


__________________
"ONLY CONNECT..."


Reply With Quote
  #188  
Old September 3rd, 2012, 7:53 am
StarsAndShadows  Female.gif StarsAndShadows is offline
Banned
 
Joined: 2233 days
Location: Under a bright star
Posts: 105
Re: Worst movies ever!

Marie-Antoinette (the Sofia Coppola version) - the poor queen must be spinning in her grave.


Reply With Quote
  #189  
Old September 4th, 2012, 5:06 pm
Goddess_Clio  Female.gif Goddess_Clio is offline
Seventh Year
 
Joined: 2547 days
Location: The pirate ship Revenge
Age: 33
Posts: 1,853
Re: Worst movies ever!

Quote:
Originally Posted by StarsAndShadows View Post
Marie-Antoinette (the Sofia Coppola version) - the poor queen must be spinning in her grave.
To me this movie suffered mostly because of Kirsten Dunst being cast as Marie. She didn't have the gravitas to pull off that role and looked too contemporary. (the same criticism I have for Kierra Knightly as Elizabeth Bennet) Also I never really understood the very modern, graphic-pop type marketing it got. I remember the commercials being very confusing; was this a stylized, fantasy movie a la Heath Ledger's A Knight's Tale where it's set in the past but has modern twists on fashion and music or was it a period piece? Watching the movie it comes off as a straight up period piece so I remain confused by its marketing campaign.


__________________
"I could have been in politics 'cause I've always been a big spender."
Reply With Quote
  #190  
Old September 4th, 2012, 7:03 pm
1BellaLestrange  Female.gif 1BellaLestrange is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 2792 days
Posts: 92
Re: Worst movies ever!

The Village by M. Night Shyamalan. That movie was absolutely awful in my opinion.


__________________
Sig by: NikkyNik
Today at Starbucks I had them write Primrose Everdeen on my cup. When it was ready and the barista called it out I yelled, "I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE!" took my cup and left.
Reply With Quote
  #191  
Old September 4th, 2012, 11:13 pm
RikuStark's Avatar
RikuStark  Female.gif RikuStark is offline
Fourth Year
 
Joined: 2607 days
Location: In the TARDIS
Age: 23
Posts: 598
Re: Worst movies ever!

Quote:
Originally Posted by StarsAndShadows View Post
Marie-Antoinette (the Sofia Coppola version) - the poor queen must be spinning in her grave.
I actually liked that movie, from what I saw of it...

Green Lantern. *shudder*


__________________
Gryffindor on Pottermore & CoS.
Wand: 12 1/2 in, Apple, Dragon, Pliant
Reply With Quote
  #192  
Old September 27th, 2012, 5:19 am
jordmundt6  Undisclosed.gif jordmundt6 is offline
Curse Breaker
 
Joined: 5636 days
Posts: 7,954
Re: Worst movies ever!

Green Lantern has a lot of faults (not least of which, in hindsight, is the criminal misuse and underuse of Michael Clarke Duncan's voice talents) but it wasn't in the same failure weight class as, say, Batman & Robin. Captain America was meant to be a retro piece and it suffered from that extended musical interlude in the middle, but I actually thought it was a decent movie.

Kirsten Dunst is a little hit-or-miss. She has talent, and when she shows up she does well, but occasionally, the results are bad (*cough*Spiderman 3*cough*). I think an example of a truly bad movie with her in it is probably Elizabethtown. It runs just over two hours. The DVD I watched felt like four.

More recently, New Year's Eve, and The Killers were tremendous disappointments (the only funny joke in The Killers was a single line about stag antler decor; eesh). What To Expect When You're Expecting was about like New Year's Eve except that Liz Banks' character was more aggressively unsympathetic than Katherine Heigl's character. Ouch.


__________________
I finally made it!

No worries. No spoilers here.
Reply With Quote
  #193  
Old September 27th, 2012, 2:20 pm
Dedalus Diggle's Avatar
Dedalus Diggle  Male.gif Dedalus Diggle is offline
Zonko's Employee
 
Joined: 5571 days
Location: Daisy Hill Puppy Farm
Age: 60
Posts: 3,692
Re: Worst movies ever!

There was a Woody Harrelson movie called Defendor that is really really hard to watch. The main character is a poor dolt who desperately wants to be a Batman-type protector of the innocent, but he keeps getting his tar whupped, though he actually gives some victims a chance to escape.It has a small sort of cult around it, and I confess I would like to see the end of it (I could not make it through in one sitting), but it's like watching Schindler's List or The Passion of the Christ, in that you have to endure a steady stream of misery after misery. But unlike those two movies, it is not nearly so well made.


__________________
Where are they now? (part 42)
(an occasional series following wizardry after the Second Voldemort War)
Rubeus Hagrid continued as groundskeeper and Professor of Magical Beasts.

Here he is on a summer vacation trip to the Canary Islands with Fluffy, his second favorite dog.
Reply With Quote
  #194  
Old September 29th, 2012, 3:28 pm
Voldemort_Jones  Undisclosed.gif Voldemort_Jones is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 2638 days
Posts: 73
Re: Worst movies ever!

the american


__________________
And Henceforth
All across the web
December 26 shall be as festive as CHRISTMAS ITSELF!!!!!!
For Phantom has fallen this day!!!!!!!
12-26-14
The Fall of Phantom
Never forget
Reply With Quote
  #195  
Old January 6th, 2013, 12:28 am
asdfasdf17  Undisclosed.gif asdfasdf17 is offline
Third Year
 
Joined: 2439 days
Posts: 440
Re: Worst movies ever!

Some of the movies I had to watch in Film Studies were unbearably boring but the one that comes to mind is Shane. It was awful.


Reply With Quote
  #196  
Old January 6th, 2013, 5:51 am
ccollinsmith's Avatar
ccollinsmith  Female.gif ccollinsmith is offline
Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!
 
Joined: 3190 days
Location: The Village
Posts: 2,270
Re: Worst movies ever!

Quote:
Originally Posted by asdfasdf17 View Post
Some of the movies I had to watch in Film Studies were unbearably boring but the one that comes to mind is Shane. It was awful.
Modern audiences have a hard time "getting" Shane because we're so far removed from the production code. In fact, I didn't really get it the first time I saw it because I didn't really understand the straitjacket it was bound up in.

On second viewing, though (when I knew a lot more detail about what the production code allowed), I found the film quite creative. It's pushing the family-friendly boundaries about as far as it was allowed to in 1953 under the Hays Code, and so the love triangle is all put into subtext. It's actually one of the most tension-laden films I've ever seen. The interaction between Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur smoulders... precisely because absolutely nothing can happen between them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by WelkinCooper View Post
Robot Monster (1953) is ghastly awful and the 'monster' is pathetic. Costuming must have had a budget of about 50 cents.
I can't begin to tell you how much I love Robot Monster. It's one of the most surrealistic movies I've ever seen, between the weird ape-suit/diving helmet costuming, the bubble machine, and Ro-Man's soliloquies. But then I do have a weakness for the theater of the absurd.

(No, I'm not arguing that it's a great - or even a good - or even a not-that-terrible movie. I'm just saying that I absolutely adore it. We own it on DVD. Thanks for reminding me that we are way overdue for a viewing. )

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wab View Post
Saddles is one of my all time favourite movies.
It has one of my all-time favorite moments in film... Count Basie.

Hmmm... so what are some new titles I can contribute to this thread?

How about Jess Franco's Jack the Ripper, starring Klaus Kinski? How do you make Jack the Ripper boring? How, for that matter, do you make Klaus Kinski boring? Well, Jess Franco found a way. It's an absolutely appallingly bad film... with terrible story, terrible production values, and terrible acting.

But it's still nowhere near as bad as Al Adamson's Dracula vs. Frankenstein or Ray Dennis Steckler's The Incredibly Strange People Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies - both of which I probably mentioned upthread.

Now those are the dregs of cinema.


__________________



Hogsmeade Awards 2013: Voted #1 - Biggest Cat Lover | Voted #2 - Most Creative Member |
Voted #2 - Most Likely to Make a Doctor Who Reference


VIVA LA GLITTELUTION!

Last edited by ccollinsmith; January 6th, 2013 at 6:32 am.
Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back  Chamber of Secrets > Diagon Alley > In Cinemas & General Movie discussion

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:27 am.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Original content is Copyright MMII - MMVIII, CoSForums.com. All Rights Reserved.
Other content (posts, images, etc) is Copyright its respective owners.