Awful Movies: Are there any?

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  1. Ben Tallen

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    You know I've been bumming around HTF for a while now and I just have to ask, are there any movies out there that we can all agree really suck? Not including movies like "Plan 9" but movies that don't even have the it's-so-bad-it's-good appeal. Just an idle thought.
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  2. Rain

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    Hmmm...my magic 8 ball is telling me that a move to the Polls area is imminent.
    Some movies that I think really suck:
    Hannibal
    Batman and Robin
    Titanic
    Red Planet
    Erin Brokovitch
    Titan AE
    Those are a few that it was truly a challenge to sit through for me.
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    Mate, those are complete masterpieces compared to "The Munchies", which is a work of art, how not to make a film!
    If you really wanna laugh at some appalling filmmaking watch The Munchies, it really is quite shocking, I still have it on tape from when I recorded it off TV (the old BSB satellite UK service).
     
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    "Battlefield Earth."
    The only thing good Freddie Prinze Jr. has been in is Sarah Michelle Gellar.
    [Edited last by Ken Seeber on September 13, 2001 at 03:53 PM]
     
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    Let's see, there was a wretched adaptation of "Bonfire of the Vanities," which should have embarrassed all concerned, including Tom Hanks, who should have known better.
    Peter Bogdanovich's "At Long Last Love" in which several "actors" broke into song, causing all manner of confusion as audiences headed for the exits.
    An embalmed Lucille Ball "acted" her way through a leaden version of "Mame." Strange movie in which the photography is sharp except for the soft focus shots of Ball.
    As much as I love Liz, she also should have know better than to appear in a musical. "A Little Night Music" was still born from frame one. How to take a great musical and turn it into a dead turkey.
     
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    The topic was movies that are truly awful. Not movies that dissapoint. Out of the above, the only movie (mainstream) that I can see that would meet the criteria is Battlefield Earth. Batman and Robin is running very close, however.
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    Jeepers Creepers is absolutely horrendous..terrible script, terrible direction, terrible acting, terrible editing, terrible movie period..get the point?
     
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    I just have to chime in with a vote for Armageddon - I really thought it was terrible. I wish they'd take the negatives for both it and Batman & Robin and wing 'em into an active volcano... Yuck!
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    I definately second 'Batman and Robin.'
    'Bonfire of the Vanities' is more of a crime agianst nature than a bad film. It diplays adeptness in some scenes, but does not strike a single chord concordant with the tone and message of the book. One of the great commentaries on the '80's turned into ham-handed satire.
     
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    Mars Attacks!
     
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    The St. Francisville Experiment
    Truly a chilling experience, but not a damn bit scary. It's just that horrible. Way past the "it's so bad it's funny." I reccomend that everyone watch it, so that they know more clearly where the bottom of their rating system truly begins.
     
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    John S.
    Your post on The St. Francisville Experiment reminds me of a quote from "Ghost World".
    "This is so bad it's passed good and went back to bad."
    But nothing, NOTHING can beat the "film" horror (I use "film" because this thing was actually shot on video) of "Blood Lake". I mean it. So amateurish and ill-conceived, it ain't funny.
    A friend of mine showed it to me. He has a strong penchant for horrible material and this delivered in all respects.
     
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    I think we've deviated from the original topic and started mentioning our personal worst. I think that Battlefield: Earth in a unanimous choice for worst of all time.
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    I've got to say my worst all-time movie is "Popeye" with Robin Williams. What a boring mess!
    Also, I can't stand "3000 Miles To Graceland" or any of the Ilsa movies.
     
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    00 Schneider [​IMG]
    one of the worst I have ever seen.
    You guys have NO idea what crap of movies are produced here in Europe.
     

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