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Bad movies

Discussion in 'Other Movies' started by Neil W, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    I know enjoyment of movies is entirely subjective - there are movies the critics have loved which I have found awful: conversely, I have thoroughly enjoyed some movies which are acknowledged to be stinkers.

    But there are undoubtedly movies out there where something went massively wrong between conception and execution, or where conception was fundamentally flawed to start off with. Here are two, with reasons:

    Silent Bloodnight
    This is a slasher movie. The main character is a busty girl with an enormous forehead, frequently in a bikini (the girl, not her forehead), reporting for the local TV station. Her father is the local police chief. Did I mention that this is a Austrian slasher movie, in lovely Austrian scenery? Did I also mention that the dialogue is in English, spoken by the cast in Schwarzenegger accents, possibly learnt phoetically (it is difficult to tell, since none of them can actually act)? This one is so bizarre that I recommend it.

    Seaside deaths due to a Black Lagoon-type creature. Yep, just the one, putting the lie to the plural in the title. This one must have had a budget of all of fifty bucks, though it is difficult to see where it went on screen. Bad acting, rip-off script, non-existent production values etc., all qualities I expected, are joined by technical ineptitude on a scale rarely seen. This one is so bad that I do NOT recommend it - it cost me 50p in a remainder bin, and I was robbed.
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  2. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    I watched one Sunday night and it had Sly, Bruce Willis, Micky Rourke, Dolph Lungren and others, can't even remember the name of it. It was the worst thing I've ever seen. Like the producer just picked up all these famous guys, stuck them all in a film and thought that'd be enough. 2 hours of my life I won't get back.
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  3. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    If somebody had done something REALLY bad to me, and I had to torture them out of revenge, I would strap them to a chair and make them watch 'The Hiphop Witch' over and over again. I bought it because Eminem was in it, made it to about 12 minutes. Terrible, horrible, horrible movie.
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  4. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    This thread is reminding me of something which I can't help sharing! For those not yet in the know check out Mystery Science Theater 3000. Netflix has episodes, there are many Youtube examples...

  5. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    That's The Expendables. Its a good movie to me. Its impossible to take seriously, but sometimes that's ok. I liked it. The sequel is even better.
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  6. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Totally irrelevant but I had a dream - two dreams actually - that I met my guardian angel and he looked just like Dolph Lungren and he was wearing this unspeakably fine leather coat and had the most enchanting smile that made me know everything would always be OK. I love seeing Dolph now.

    Sorry - just had to share some craziness.
  7. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    I'd consider being forced to watch "Titanic" akin to being water boarded...check that...at least when water boarded your face gets washed with water. I can find nothing at all redeeming about Titanic...except rooting for the iceberg in the movie...:)
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  8. Sundrop

    Sundrop Sunny the Great & Wonderful

    The Prophecy with Christopher Walken was a big disappointment to me. I kept watching, waiting for it it get good, but it never did.
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  9. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    "Alien from L.A." is among the worst I have ever seen. Kathy Ireland is lovely, but no actress.

  10. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

  11. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    See, thing is, Titanic is not a bad movie. I can understand you not liking it, and that's absolutely fine, but it is not a bad movie under the standards I'm looking at. "Alien From LA" leaps off the poster as being a bad movie.
  12. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

  13. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Quiet Days in Hollywood is the first movie I think of when I think of the worst movie I think of. It's just a great example of how, when making a movie, to do everything badly. If it weren't for Hilary Swank the acting would be as bad as humanly tolerable. The director is clear only in that he has no idea what he's doing or why. I think the movie should be shown as a lesson in every film school in what not to do.
  14. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    I believe Cathy wasn't there for her acting.
  15. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I've seen this movie via the episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 which featured it.
  16. CriticAndProud

    CriticAndProud What's wrong with Idris?

    Hey you like MST3K as well ? Cool ! Being an Aussie, no-one has ever really heard of the show over here. They are missing out.

    (I think I considered Crow as an avatar for this site)
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  17. CriticAndProud

    CriticAndProud What's wrong with Idris?

  18. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    Yeah I like the original Highlander, seen it dozens of times!
  19. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    It's a really old one, but Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw was one of the few movies that I walked out of. Not even Lynda Carter naked, or at least topless, could salvage that one. Dreadful.

    Woody Allen is hit-and-miss for me. A group of us watched Match Point, and we just kinda coughed politely at the end, and the husbands told the wives that we were owed for that one. But "Deconstructing Harry" - we couldn't make it past the first 15 minutes. "Are you enjoying this?" "No." *click*
  20. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    The worst I've seen lately is Dead Man Down-I guess the fact that it was produced by WWE Films should have been a giveaway, but the cast looked so good... BH and I couldn't make it past 15 mins of that one. It was just awful.

    I'm a fan of neither Spielberg nor Allen, but I guess the production values are pretty good (even if the stories themselves are crap--lol).
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