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Jim Bow
10-06-2009, 10:53 PM
My daughter asked what was the most disappointing movie I ever paid good money to see.

First thing that leaped to mind: "The Astronaut Farmer" 9 bucks plus popcorn and coke. Jeeeez.

2MeterTroll
10-06-2009, 11:05 PM
amity ville horror

got up and walked out. was about the stupidest movie ever made. attack of the killer tomatoes was big budget in comparison.

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
10-07-2009, 12:03 AM
1941, a rare flop by Steven Spielberg.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
10-07-2009, 12:21 AM
1941, a rare flop by Steven Spielberg.


I never considered 1941 a flop, I thought it was funny.
I can certainly think of worse films


http://www.freeclassicimages.com/images/1941_1979.jpg



HOLLYWOOD!!!

Nicholas Carey
10-07-2009, 12:34 AM
Woody Allen's Interiors (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077742/). woof.

Todd Solondz' Happiness (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0147612/). Not a single sympathetic character.

Warren Beatty's Reds (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082979/). Should have been cut to less than half its 3h+ run time. First (and only) film I've ever fallen asleep in.

Anything by Catherine Breillat. In particular, Romance (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0194314/). An explicit film about relationships, romance and [lots of] sex, where even the sex is unpleasant.

Lewis Teague's Cujo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085382/). Scary monster: rabid, drooling St. Bernard.

skuthorp
10-07-2009, 12:42 AM
I probably only see 2 or so a year when SWMBO can't find anyone else to go with. Only one this year so far, I'm doing well. Documentaries not included of course, I'm not much interested in fiction in print or on film.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
10-07-2009, 12:55 AM
I actually paid to see this movie.
It was as bad as the TV show, I had hoped for more.


http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/ja-40u1fq.jpg

bobbys
10-07-2009, 01:03 AM
Dont go much anymore, My wife claps and cry's and eats all the popcorn then gets sick.

Course last time we went i seen ROCKY and i cried cause i did not know Adrian was gone and poor Rocky missed her so...

Ok i cant type anymore the memoirs is coming back and its just to painful...

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
10-07-2009, 02:04 AM
I never considered 1941 a flop, I thought it was funny.
I can certainly think of worse films


http://www.freeclassicimages.com/images/1941_1979.jpg



HOLLYWOOD!!!

IMDB agrees with me: "This was regarded as such a failure in the US that when the advance teaser trailer for Raiders of the Lost Ark (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082971/) (1981) was made, it listed all of Steven Spielberg (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000229/)'s previous films except this one." I'll admit, there are probably worse films. I just didn't see those films.

LeeG
10-07-2009, 02:16 AM
I actually paid to see this movie.
It was as bad as the TV show, I had hoped for more.


http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/ja-40u1fq.jpg

yep, Borat, The Postman, and a few more

PeterSibley
10-07-2009, 02:24 AM
Russian Ark ....beautiful but pointless .

RFNK
10-07-2009, 02:31 AM
Hmmm. anything by Woody Allen after you've seen any one; the Lord of the Rings movies; Australia (although I expected it to be hopeless so perhaps I can't really rate it as disappointing ); 2001: A Space Odyssey - in fact any Kubrick movie, especially if you've read the book. Rick

goodbasil
10-07-2009, 02:33 AM
Nashville
Reflections in a Golden Eye
My Life as a Dog
Meet the Parents 2

Paul Pless
10-07-2009, 05:40 AM
Ishtar

Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA...

Michael s/v Sannyasin
10-07-2009, 07:04 AM
Memento, shot in reverse chronological order, you get to see a woman raped and murdered 50 times, a guy get his head bashed in 49 times etc.

Oscar and Lucinda, loved her, hated him... but then, maybe I never quite recovered from The English Patient.

Popeye
10-07-2009, 07:13 AM
star wars is a sham , you can't hear explosions in outer space

bamamick
10-07-2009, 07:24 AM
The second 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie (whatever it was called). It was so boring that I never made it past the first ten minutes without turning it off.

Mickey Lake

TomF
10-07-2009, 07:39 AM
I'll admit, there are probably worse films. I just didn't see those films.That line's a keeper. :D

Someone said they hated "Reds"? That one I could manage, though it was way too long. But "Dick Tracy" was truly tedious.

Popeye
10-07-2009, 07:40 AM
The second 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie . It was so boring that I never made it past the first ten minutes without turning it off.

the other people in the theater must have been upset

bamamick
10-07-2009, 07:59 AM
Well, I actually paid $19.99 for that Pirate's movie, so I feel more ripped off than I would have had I gone to the theater.

Mickey Lake

Chris Coose
10-07-2009, 08:03 AM
Considering Kill Bill is in my Top ten it is weird that I know Grindhouse to be the worst theater experience I have ever had.

Popeye
10-07-2009, 08:05 AM
yentyl

i laughed , i cried
i kissed five bucks goodbye

Phillip Allen
10-07-2009, 08:06 AM
Eragon

BrianW
10-07-2009, 08:08 AM
Considering Kill Bill is in my Top ten...

Something else we have in common. ;)

Paul Pless
10-07-2009, 09:38 AM
Eragongiven the quality of the book, the movie sucked

but, its a rare rare movie that lives up to the qualities of a really good science fiction or fantasy novel

nautiguy
10-07-2009, 09:48 AM
Dune 'nuff said!!

Norm

Robert L E
10-07-2009, 11:06 AM
The Thin Red Line has to be the worst I've seen. Guadalcanal deserves better. There was no history in the movie; just anti war psycho slop. That it got nominated for an Academy award puzzles me still.

Bob

Paul Pless
10-07-2009, 11:08 AM
Dune 'nuff said!!

NormThere's a miniseries of Dune, done for the SciFi channel that's pretty good.

bamamick
10-07-2009, 12:38 PM
I agree, Paul. I enjoyed the miniseries. Ian McNiece was perfect as the Baron, and of course, the worms were awesome. Of course, the women were pretty amazing as well :).

Mickey Lake

TomF
10-07-2009, 12:39 PM
There's a miniseries of Dune, done for the SciFi channel that's pretty good.If miniseries' are fair game, then I'd nominate the bastardization of Earthsea.

Michael s/v Sannyasin
10-07-2009, 01:17 PM
... and Riverworld

Gonzalo
10-07-2009, 02:33 PM
Sex, Lies and Videotape
The Piano
The English Patient
The War Lover

I had wanted to see The War Lover for more than 25 years, ever since I read John Hersey's amazing book on which it was based. I really was not prepared for how bad the movie was, though maybe I should have expected it.

I usually like Woody Allen, but I have to admit that the first few he made after Annie Hall and Manhattan were pretty disappointing. On a side note, I loved Manhattan when I saw it at age 28 in 1979. Four or five years ago, when my daughter was in high school, we rented it, and it almost made me sick to my stomach. I guess it was having a high school age daughter that made the difference.

John Smith
10-07-2009, 06:33 PM
There was one very forgettable move, the titile of which I can't remember. I do remember that several of us saw it, and not one of us had any idea what any of it was about.

One movie I really didn't like that I do remember the title of: "Diner"

Jim Bow
10-07-2009, 06:35 PM
Damn, I forgot "The Piano". Thanks for the memories.

Captain Blight
10-07-2009, 08:07 PM
Highlander II. Responsible for more dashed hopes than Enron and Internet porn combined.

purri
10-07-2009, 08:08 PM
Celine and Julie go Boating.

boylesboats
10-07-2009, 10:03 PM
My biggest disappointment is The Informers (http://www.theinformers.com/) ..... I ended up yankin' it outta my DVD player, and sent it back to its source with bad review..

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
10-08-2009, 01:21 AM
One movie I really didn't like that I do remember the title of: "Diner"



I saw that movie with my girlfriend back in 1982 at the theater.
After this scene she asked if I'd get her some popcorn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARvdUBkNoDU


I'll always have fond memories of that movie and that day

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
10-08-2009, 03:23 AM
Hmmm. anything by Woody Allen after you've seen any one; the Lord of the Rings movies; Australia (although I expected it to be hopeless so perhaps I can't really rate it as disappointing ); 2001: A Space Odyssey - in fact any Kubrick movie, especially if you've read the book. Rick

Wow.....wow.....

RFNK
10-08-2009, 05:30 AM
The Piano? :eek: That's on my top 5 list! Fantastic movie!!

Maybe I should explain Lord of the Rings - wonderful books but although some of the scenes in the films were beautiful (NZ alps really are magnificent) I found the characterization to be woeful and the special effects, especially the `big' scenes to be really unconvincing - stick figures in the background, huge creatures seeming to just float around on the screen - just too much obvious use of computer graphics. Disappointing from such a great director. And 2001? Well, maybe I should have been stoned to enjoy it but, as I wasn't (didn't inhale), I just didn't get it, and I can't get into Strauss. Rick

PeterSibley
10-08-2009, 05:43 AM
The Piano
The English Patient

.
Nup ,'loved em both ! The Piano was particularly good , especially if you grew up in EnZed .

Paul Pless
10-08-2009, 07:01 AM
2001: A Space Odyssey - in fact any Kubrick movie, especially if you've read the book. RickWasn't the book written after the screenplay and movie were complete?

bamamick
10-08-2009, 07:20 AM
Anyone ever see the French and Saunders skit where they are gluing weapons and costumes on ants for use in a Peter Jackson film? Funny, I thought.

Mickey Lake

John Smith
10-08-2009, 10:50 AM
Nup ,'loved em both ! The Piano was particularly good , especially if you grew up in EnZed .
Proves the old adage: different strokes for different folks.

Tastes vary.

RFNK
10-08-2009, 10:45 PM
Wasn't the book written after the screenplay and movie were complete?


Yes, the book I was referring to was A Clockwork Orange. I've seen 5 Kubrick movies, I think. 2001 was just boring after all the hype, ACO was just done badly IMHO and I found the others so boring I couldn't sit through them.

Here's a few more movies that received rave reviews that I just couldn't stand - No Country for Old Men, Paris Texas, Wake in Fright (Aussie one - totally depressing) Rick

PeterSibley
10-08-2009, 10:50 PM
Rick ,Wake in Fright was effing terrifying if you were a town boy working on the Cape at the time ...way too close for comfort :(......and you didn't see 2001 straight did you ??:D:D

Dave Gray
10-08-2009, 10:59 PM
I thought Woody Allen's "Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex" was one of the stupidest movies I had seen, even though people around me were splitting a gut with laughter.

As I recall, dimly, "Flesh Gordon" was a huge disappointment. :)

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
10-09-2009, 01:34 AM
Yes, the book I was referring to was A Clockwork Orange. I've seen 5 Kubrick movies, I think. 2001 was just boring after all the hype, ACO was just done badly IMHO and I found the others so boring I couldn't sit through them.

Here's a few more movies that received rave reviews that I just couldn't stand - No Country for Old Men, Paris Texas, Wake in Fright (Aussie one - totally depressing) Rick

Kubrick also did Dr. Strangelove, which many rank as perhaps the finest black comedy of all time. And it moves pretty quick. And also Lolita; I found the newer remake hotter but Kubrick's version has Peter Sellers in his prime, that's worth the trip.

No Country for Old Men, I found riveting. More so because of no music. Great direction, great actors, and Javier Bardem was absolutely creepy, in a really good way. I know everyone has their own tastes, in fact the friend that lent me the rental of that one found it too creepy and bloody for him, but he definitely wasn't bored, just a bit freaked.

RFNK
10-09-2009, 03:07 AM
Rick ,Wake in Fright was effing terrifying if you were a town boy working on the Cape at the time ...way too close for comfort :(......and you didn't see 2001 straight did you ??:D:D


And also if you were a bonded student teacher at the time ... yes, I was! And yes, straight and sober as a ... well, I was going to say judge but you know what I mean! for 2001. That was obviously my mistake!

I haven't seen Dr Strangelove or Lolita - I've heard good reviews but I've heard good reviews of all of Kubrick's movies, I think. I'm not really saying Kubrick couldn't make a good film, it's just that everyone seems to rave about his films and I've been disappointed by each one that I've seen. No Country I just found dark and depressing - not enjoyable, not stimulating. Of course a lot of people have enjoyed the films I've mentioned - I'm not even saying they're bad films but in each case I've read really positive reviews of them and just hated them.

For those of you who are into movies and a bit sick of Hollywood: In Vietnam I've seen a lot of movies as they're all available for about $1. Here are some of my favourites that you might be able to get if interested: Not One Less - my all time favourite movie but be careful buying it as some copies available in `the West' have hopeless subtitles; The Banquet - another Chinese movie, visual feast; House of Flying Daggers - another Chinese visual extravaganza; The Emperor's Shadow - Chinese, fantastic; The Summit: A Chronicle of Stones - a new Japanese movie; Portrait of a Beauty - Korean, beautiful tragedy; Vertical Ray of the Sun - French/Vietnamese, great filmwork, great music (Velvet Underground I think) and Cyclo - French/Vietnamese, a bit heavy but by the same director as Vertical Ray. Amelie is a great French movie but I'm sure most of you have seen that one.

By the way, Not One Less was filmed entirely without actors, using local characters only. You know you're looking at film making greatness when a director can take untrained cast and produce a great movie. To be frank, you know you're not when a director takes great actors and wastes their talent. If getting Not One Less, check the first few minutes and make sure the subtitles make sense. A friend of mine bought it in Australia through Amazon or something and the subtitles were useless. There is a version around with good subtitles. Rick

PeterSibley
10-09-2009, 03:32 AM
Another one , "About Schmidt " ...it was probably a good movie , in that it was well acted etc .tI was however the most abysmally depressing movie I've ever seen .Cruel and sad . Not recommended unless you require a motivation toward suicide .

Tealsmith
10-09-2009, 06:42 AM
Anything with Sandra Bullock.