Poll: Bad movies by good directors

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  1. RobR

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    What are some bad movies made by good directors? My picks:

    U-Turn Oliver Stone

    Mission to Mars Brian De Palma

    Visit the other thread "Poll: Good movies by bad directors"
     
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    mars attacks by tim burton
     
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    Memoirs of An Invisible Man, Village of the Damned - John Carpenter
    A.I., Hook, Saving Private Ryan - Steven Spielberg
    Boxcar Bertha - Martin Scorsese
    Pirahna II - James Cameron
    Quintet, Ready to Wear, Popeye - Robert Altman
    The Howling - Joe Dante (sorry; despite its "classic" status, this film is neither funny nor scary--just boring)
    The Blues Brothers (yep, the original), Beverly Hills Cop III - John Landis
    Zardoz - John Boorman (may I pray Jack Briggs doesn't see this post [​IMG] )
     
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    I agree with several of the choices so far, and have a few of my own.
    Mission to Mars, DePalma
    Mars Attacks, Burton
    Alien3, David Fincher (not terrible IMO, just not as good as a Fincher film should be...)
    Damn, my mind is completely blank right now. I'm sure I'll think of some more later.
     
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    Um, U Turn is NOT a bad movie.
     
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    Gus Van Sant's Even Cowgirls Get the Blues - yuck!
     
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    John Carpenter's Vampires

    Driven by Renny Harlin
     
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    I thought both dePalma and Carpenter can go either thread (good director - bad movie, bad director - good movie).
     
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    Speilberg:

    Jurassic Park

    A.I.

    (There's probably others amongst the ones I haven't seen)

    Kubrick:

    The Shining

    Scorcese:

    New York, New York

    Woody Allen:

    Alice

    Shadows and Fog

    I don't know too many bad movies by good directors of the distant past, since I basically don't bother watching the ones that have bad reputations. I suppose I should see them just to see them, but I'd rather spend my time watching movies I expect to be good.
     
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    From the other thread, I think Showgirls by Verhoeven should be mentioned here. Personally, I like everything else by Verhoeven that I've seen.

    PS I thought U-Turn is excellent.
     
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    Also,
    Bamboozled and Summer of Sam by Spike Lee. (Loved that dog that said "Kill, kill, kill" though.)
    I'm surprised that others here like U-Turn as I personally think it's a piece of incoherent crap compared to Natural Born Killers. What story? What's the point?
    I agree with the others regarding A.I. and The Lost World. Spielberg was obviously lost when he made those movies [​IMG]
    Hey, Kubrick has never made a bad movie, really!
     
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    Man, Al Brown is going to come into this thread and bitch slap some of you guys. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    - Walter.
     
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    >>I agree with the others regarding A.I. and The Lost World. Spielberg was obviously lost when he made those movies
     
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    Nope, I'm pretty certain he directed it. Probably his worst movie. How Rain can say JP and The Shining are bad though...[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Gladiator and Hannibal by Ridley Scott. I know a lot of people like these movies but you couldn't pay me to sit through them again...
     
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    Rising Sun - Phillip Kaufman
    Dead Poets Society - Peter Weir
     
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    >>Gladiator and Hannibal by Ridley Scott. I know a lot of people like these movies but you couldn't pay me to sit through them again...
     
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    Die Hard 3 - John McTiernan
     

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