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Can't say I want to watch Black Adam again.

I didn't feel good about that movie at all. Even after like 10 minutes or so. But I still watched the rest of it!
 

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The Menu (2022) - a friend told me it was terrible, he was right. Fortunately on D+ so effectively free.

The key to the picture really is it is a bunch of horrible characters, none of them are likable, that all get what's coming to them with a blackly amusing twist. Fiennes is absolutely perfect as the mad chef.

Is it that all the characters are detestable that you and your friend did not like?
 

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Five exercises in tedium, which I won't be revisiting:

1.) Fellini Satyricon (1969)
2.) Blood Freak (1972)
3.) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
4.) Love Liza (2002)
5.) Borat (2006)

That's pretty much the only criteria that would convince me not to never potentially re-watch a movie: extreme boredom.

While I can (and do) intellectually and emotionally connect with most films, I'm not the sort who finds, say, an exceptional drama built around strong subject matter, so "devastating" or "offensive" that I can't ever watch it again.
 

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The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp is the worst film i have seen in the past 20 years. The English Patient put me to sleep.
Ha, The Lone Ranger is a favourite western, I love it. I saw The English Patient for the first time about eight months ago (on TV), & nearly gave up on it, but then it grabbed me & I ended up liking it & bought the Blu-ray albeit quite cheap s/hand.

Anyway, 5 out of 500 choices:

Skyfall - The worse Bond film ever.

2001: A Space Odyssey - I must have seen it 5-6 times at the Casino Cinerama, London, back in the sixties, but it bores the arse off me now.

Schindler's List - Not a lot of laughs, & I thought an awkwardly paced film, I couldn't sit through it again.

Apocalypse Now - I don't think it's aged well. I've tried to watch it a couple of times when it's been on TV, but gave up after half an hour.

Star Wars (& all the films that followed) - Fine for its time, but it looked hopelessly dated 30 years ago...& oh so many others, & many from other peoples lists (very much including The Thin Red Line).
 
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There are a lot I could pick for reasons that would perhaps be controversial to some and would require me to violate forum rules to go into detail. I'll try to name five movies that don't fall in that category that I can admit having seen at one point (as opposed to a film I long ago vowed never to see once).

Star Trek III and Star Trek IV.
-These are grouped together because I had loved Star Trek II and was put-off by III deciding to undo II by resurrecting Spock in a way that struck me as unconvincing. I would have given it a fair shot long-term but for the fact that I thoroughly disliked IV on all levels. Star Trek IV drove me out of "Trekdom" forever in that I never cared at all about any Trek property that came afterwards. I've never seen V or VI. I've seen collectively 2.5 episodes of ALL Trek spinoff series over the years, and only saw Generations and First Contact because they were social outings and I wasn't impressed by them. I own the music scores for III and IV and will relisten but I can't handle the movies again because I don't like the plot turns and would prefer to "Freeze" the Trek universe at the end of II.

Titanic (1997)
-My second "give it another shot" viewing was in 2012 and my mind wasn't changed. I have watched the 50 minute "historical edit" made by a Titanic buff that only depicts scenes that are depictions of real events and maybe I'll still look at that from time to time but the whole Jack and Rose silliness? Never again.

Blow-Up
-Until I sat through this film, "2001" was the most overrated movie of the 60s for me. This one tops it. Even though I dislike a lot about "2001" I'll come back to it for a study of the visuals now and then. This movie bored me to death on all levels, then gave me 10 brilliant minutes somewhere in the middle and then bored me to death the rest of the way as I kept waiting for SOMETHING to happen and got nothing for my effort but a wasted time of my life I can never get back.

JFK
-This is the one film I'll mention that is rooted in my contempt for a film that IMO falsifies history. I won't touch on the matter of general JFK conspiracy or not (even though I am passionate on the subject against it) but even if you are a believer in conspiracy, there is a large consensus that Jim Garrison was a thoroughly dishonest prosecutor who falsified evidence, intimidated witnesses and attempted to frame an innocent man in Clay Shaw.
 

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There are a lot I could pick for reasons that would perhaps be controversial to some and would require me to violate forum rules to go into detail. I'll try to name five movies that don't fall in that category that I can admit having seen at one point (as opposed to a film I long ago vowed never to see once).

Star Trek III and Star Trek IV.
-These are grouped together because I had loved Star Trek II and was put-off by III deciding to undo II by resurrecting Spock in a way that struck me as unconvincing. I would have given it a fair shot long-term but for the fact that I thoroughly disliked IV on all levels. Star Trek IV drove me out of "Trekdom" forever in that I never cared at all about any Trek property that came afterwards. I've never seen V or VI. I've seen collectively 2.5 episodes of ALL Trek spinoff series over the years, and only saw Generations and First Contact because they were social outings and I wasn't impressed by them. I own the music scores for III and IV and will relisten but I can't handle the movies again because I don't like the plot turns and would prefer to "Freeze" the Trek universe at the end of II.

Titanic (1997)
-My second "give it another shot" viewing was in 2012 and my mind wasn't changed. I have watched the 50 minute "historical edit" made by a Titanic buff that only depicts scenes that are depictions of real events and maybe I'll still look at that from time to time but the whole Jack and Rose silliness? Never again.

Blow-Up
-Until I sat through this film, "2001" was the most overrated movie of the 60s for me. This one tops it. Even though I dislike a lot about "2001" I'll come back to it for a study of the visuals now and then. This movie bored me to death on all levels, then gave me 10 brilliant minutes somewhere in the middle and then bored me to death the rest of the way as I kept waiting for SOMETHING to happen and got nothing for my effort but a wasted time of my life I can never get back.

JFK
-This is the one film I'll mention that is rooted in my contempt for a film that IMO falsifies history. I won't touch on the matter of general JFK conspiracy or not (even though I am passionate on the subject against it) but even if you are a believer in conspiracy, there is a large consensus that Jim Garrison was a thoroughly dishonest prosecutor who falsified evidence, intimidated witnesses and attempted to frame an innocent man in Clay Shaw.
Titanic I can see to a degree but the spectacle makes it work for me at times. My least favorite Cameron film. As to the rest (JFK excepted) yikes I couldn’t disagree more. I don’t need to see them really because I‘ve seen them so many times. JFK never bought into Stone’s film Or the whole conspiracy created by the main character. To each their own.
 

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Five exercises in tedium, which I won't be revisiting:

1.) Fellini Satyricon (1969)
2.) Blood Freak (1972)
3.) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
4.) Love Liza (2002)
5.) Borat (2006)

That's pretty much the only criteria that would convince me not to never potentially re-watch a movie: extreme boredom.

While I can (and do) intellectually and emotionally connect with most films, I'm not the sort who finds, say, an exceptional drama built around strong subject matter, so "devastating" or "offensive" that I can't ever watch it again.

Dunno if I'd call "Xmas Vacation" boring, but I sure don't get its appeal.

Unfunny and obnoxious.
 

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5 films, PM for context, but some will be pretty obvious:
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Howard the Duck
  • Fellini Satyricon
  • The Pillow Book
 

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Okay, I'll bite (unless I did earlier in this thread and forgot about it):

Police Academy: City Under Siege. One of the absolute worst pieces of garbage I paid to see in a theatre (I had skipped the fifth installment, hadn't really wanted to see this one). I knew I was in trouble when I had the Mastermind's secret identity figured out the first minute his alter-ego appeared on screen. Citizens on Patrol was Shakespeare compared to this.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. It was the summer this movie came out that, in my mind, the Star Trek baton had been officially passed to The Next Generation. Some of the other franchise movies were disappointing, yes. This one, though, was flat-out embarrassing. The 'sexy' (?) fan dance. The bourbon-n-beans/campfire stuff. "I miss my old chair." Scotty hitting his head. Scotty and Uhura's undying love affair? Puh-leese. In my mind, pretty much every first-season episode of Next Gen (except 'Code of Honor') is better than this movie. This is the only Star Trek movie that I have never re-watched.

Howard the Duck. Sucked big-time, but we all know that.

Where the Wild Things Are. So dull I actually dozed off in the theatre. Had never done that accidentally (intentionally, I'll get to below). Thought this would be a good movie for my niece and nephew to see (I loved the children's book when I was a toddler). Hope they liked the film better than I did.

Madagascar 2. I was literally drug to see this (it was for my nieces and/or nephew). Didn't wanna see it. Knew beforehand it was supposed to suck. And, it did. I don't remember if I took a nap during, or just wanted to. Probably the biggest pile of crap I paid to go see, and, if you remember from earlier, I mentioned that I had also already seen Police Academy 6 years before.
 

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