What was the worst movie you ever saw.
I still remember even though it was well over 50 yrs ago. Back in the 3 channels plus a few UHF we were having a sleep over and turned on one of those old sci-fi/horror shows. It was called The Wizard of Mars. (Ill have to go online and see if its listed somewhere. The thing I remember the astronauts or whatever were in an inflatable raft and being attacked by some sort of crocodile like creatures. They were obviously just painted boards but the best part is you could see the ropes pulling them. I guess it was kind of fun to watch and laugh along the way.
John Travolta's deliberate overacting is genuinely amusing.
I have no love of L Ron Hubbard.
We walked out of the movie theatre. I couldn't believe John Travolta could do something so STUPID.
I think that was the one. After about 15 minutes my wife said one more fart scene we are leaving. We didnt make it a couple minutes.
Towards the end it still is a bit rough, but the first 2/3rds really grew on me.
That it's my favorite musical. And honestly... it's up there, but I respect people's tastes.
The special effects were rudimentary at best. It was good for a laugh. But right up there with the worst movie I ever wasted my time watching. My mistake.
Horrible dialogue, and the most boring storyline you can imagine. People sitting on a couch. There, that's it. Even my mother agreed.
I am one of the most tolerant movie watchers of all time. I can find redeeming value in almost any movie. But, not this one.
Friends convinced me to go with. I said out loud at some point, "Somebody owes me dinner." People in the theater laughed...
*Not sure what the sound is for trying to hold back laughter before it bursts out! 😉
I usually do not speak aloud in a theater.
Ok, there was one other time. Went to see "Young Frankenstein", which I loved. I was with a few friends.
During the scene where the camera takes in the recumbent Peter Boyle/Frankenstein and we see his hefty boots and the soles thereof, I said, "Hmm...steel-belted radials". Couldn't resist.
"resistance* is futile" on a very rare occasion for you.
*however your quite out loud "...owes me diner..." comment is priceless! 😂
but its one of those tacky films filled with hysterically funny moments!! Unintentional laughs can be the best 😆
I take it you've never experienced the wildly intertwined branches of the universe in this manner?
Everything Everywhere All At Once will probably end up on my lifetime favorite movie list which already includes Brazil and Zardoz.
I'll have to watch it a few more times before I decide.
I also LOVED Everything Everywhere All At Once. Brazil is one of my favorites too.
Another one of my very favorites from 2006 is, The Lives of Others.
I just love the two stars so much and Jamie Lee Curtis
...but it grew on me.
Not the best movie I've ever seen, but ultimately I enjoyed it.
Sean Connery should be ashamed of himself for appearing in it.
I remember seeing this on VHS in college with the boys in a dorm room with a rented VCR.
It was so bad, parts were actually funny.
When I finally broke down and accepted my first cell phone as a gift from my husband and adult daughter*, the first thing I asked was could I have Sean Connerys voice in place of Siri, please?!
Imagine my disappointment.
* they insisted that I take the phone, because they feared for my safety as the librarian in a middle school, then a high school in Flora-damn-Bama as Juanita Jean might say. The school shooters and the lock-down drills and terror that has become ubiquitous in our country is the worst crisis in education in all my years as a teacher, then librarian, now retired. Well, school shooters and unending standardized testing, but thats a rant unto itself.
Ah. Sean Connery is still my crush. Dreamy.
You might never hear that Scottish accent in the same way ...
Connery first made remarks about slapping women when he spoke to Playboy in November 1965. "I don't think there is anything particularly wrong about hitting a woman, although I don't recommend doing it in the same way that you'd hit a man," he told the publication.
Describing an "openhanded slap" as "justified," Connery also said it could be used "if all other alternatives fail and there has been plenty of warning," adding, "If a woman is a bitch, or hysterical, or bloody-minded continually, then I'd do it."
Sean Connery, Hollywood's Quintessential James Bond, Dies at 90
Six years after his Barbara Walters interview, the actor spoke with Vanity Fair about his views. "But I was really saying that to slap a woman was not the crudest thing you can do to her. I said that in my bookit's much more cruel to psychologically damage somebody... to put them in such distress that they really come to hate themselves," he said. "Sometimes there are women who take it to the wire. That's what they're looking for, the ultimate confrontationthey want a smack."
Well feck that shite. Crush definitely crashed. DNR.
But thank you, too. The truth matters. Fair warned, fair armed.
When I know, I cant un-know. Its time to go ahead and let him go.
Straight into the Dang Disappointment Dossier.
Now keeping company with the likes of Bill Cosby, Tom Selleck, Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton
Ive let go of a few, but still too many over the decades pffffttttt
I needs must be ever careful with the ones who make me laugh, with the silver-tongued ones scattering stardust, the tall dark handsome (and hairy) ones, the fine-fingered musicians, the skillful players.
Lucky for me, DH Happy Hussein is all that and more. He has talked the talk and also walked the walk beside me since the mid-seventies. Theres some sweet magic in our long-haul love. Seems to run in our families. I thank my lucky stars and the Source of All Being.
And so far as I know, my dear Chewbacca has never disappointed me, either.
I watched it on The Late, Late Movie on TV when I was in high school. Before our local Channel 13 became a Fox affiliate in the late 80s, it was an independent Mom-and-Pop station that played classic science fiction movies on the weekends.
Perfect for a shy, reclusive kid like me.
I had read about Zardoz in a book about eccentric science fiction films, and tuned in to watch it when I saw it on the listing.
I thought it had some interesting things to say about immortality and the horror that it would be if it was achievable. Yes, there were some truly bizarre things about the film, like the giant head vomiting out the weaponry, or Sean Connery in the laughable outfit. Im surprised he didnt walk off the set the first time wardrobe showed it to him.
...it requires a genuine level of attention, and a respect for real, hard-core science fiction. There's always so much more on-screen than you thin k there is. The reviews at the time were dreadful--the movie went way over the heads of virtually all the mainstream critics. This is the real, hard-core SF stuff.
Hear me out here. The James Bond movies started in the early 60's right after some colossal British intelligence failures. In the light of what was happening in the real world I never found them beliveable.
British intelligence? I'd rather watch Steed and Miss Peel - they never took themselves seriously.
probably for that reason I never liked him. My personal favorite Bond was Pierce Brosnan--loved Goldeneye!
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Very attractive. Shes also a David Beckham fan girl. Likes Tommy Paul the tennis player. Im seeing a bit of a pattern. Subtle, not macho looks; reserved manner.
Two hours of overlooked hypothermia from what I recall.
I'm sure I sat through worse movies, but that's the one I remember.
It wouldn't be a "worst movies" thread on DU without a trashing of "The English Patient." And as usual, I'll state that I found it to be quite good.
Half way through the movie, the projector jammed and we could see the film melting away on the screen.
The people in attendance cheered.
Unfortunately, the projectionist got it rolling again. Back in the days of double features, sometimes you had to sit through some shit movies to get to the feature presentation.
Spent most of the film wishing Heather would get killed off so the movie would end.
That's what I was going to post. I don't know why anyone thought it was scary. Just stupid and annoying.
felt like I got scammed.
I double dare you to find a worse movie.
You didn't expect me to say "Mutiny on the Bounty", did you, Captain?
Everyone acted as if they were fed from the bass-o-matic for breakfast.
My memory is deliberately vague.
Here's a top review.
It's shoddy, lazy and numbingly stupid.
"Seriously" it makes the farting scene in Blazing Saddles look like a Nobel Prize winner for literature.
"Captain" Queeg is from The Caine Mutiny. One of my favorite movies.
Double Bogey on that hole.
OP: captain queeg
Having grown up watching Elvira and then MST3K...
The most recent ones had to be the two Kill Bill movies. I just hate Tarantino with a passion, but I wanted to give him another chance, and I made it through gritting my teeth the entire time. He's a hyperactive five-year-old who's dumped out all of his toys and is desperately going through different kinds of toys/genres that he thinks are cool.
On Edit: Cats. I went to see it ironically and to try to avoid its badness. Nope. Its badness was at another level that sucks away all joy.
...Richard Burton made a *lot* of bad movies. His Trotsky has to be seen to be believed. But nothing quite reached the level of this film...
They seemed pretty tongue in cheek to me.
I remember wishing it would please get over with soon, I was bored to tears and very antsy in my seat the longer it went on.
in 2019 they had 50th Anniversary special showings in certain bigger theaters with Kerr Dulea answering questions after the film ran.
And...oohhhh, boy... sitting through the ape sequences before The Monolith...ughhh...
That part became soooo boring on my second viewing (50 yrs later). 😄😄😄 😑
Other parts were ok to still really cool, or amazing but, wow! I'm laughing now at how miserable I was at practically most of the early section.
I managed not fidget physically, at least!
It was ridiculous from start to finish. It still makes me mad. I was kind of forced to watch it because our roommate's basement room had gotten flooded and we were trying to be supportive and she wanted to watch it, but it was so unbelievable I couldn't stand it. And it wouldn't end. It was so bad it's all a blur to me now.
Came out right before the Kennedy Assassination. At Halloween.
First commercial film of Francis Ford Coppola.
Last scene: The wax head of a doll is split in half by an axe. The prior footage isn't much better.
Do a youtube search. It's out there . . . .
And I agree with a lot of them. I think being award winning doesnt necessarily mean they are good to watch.
A young boy meets the famous Lemuel Gulliver, who has just built a rocket ship that will take him exploring outer space. The boy joins him, and the two of them go to the Star of Hope, where they find a civilization that is threatened by evil robots.
Really bad Japanese anime. Horrible stuff.
Fast and Furious & sequels. Just to clarify I've never watched the sequels, but I assume if the original movie is flippin' awful, so are the sequels. In case anyone wants to be condescending about it.
All newer remakes of Planet of the Apes (I like the 1968 version, not sure if I've watched the sequels from the 70's)
Anything Star Wars
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Back when I first got Netflix, it wasn't a streaming service, I would make a queue of what my next movie would be that Netflix would send me. A co-worker suggested this movie and claimed it was the funniest movie ever. It was one of the worst movies that I ever watched and I can't ever get my time back that I wasted watching it.
Starring Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. Had a funny joke at the beginning, then just went downhill from there. Terrible movie.
One of those smorgasbord 'parody' movies that just wasn't funny in the least, using the movie '300' as a base with bad jokes, gay bashing, and a pit scene that wasn't funny the first time they did it...so they kept the bad joke up for another 5 minutes or so.
It was nothing but a product placement movie, as it's full of them.
Most of the dialog, originally recited by the actors, is read by a narrator, except for the single work "no" -- presumably because the recorded dialog was so bad. During one nighttime scene, a floodlight very obviously blows out. Low production values all around.
Only Plan Nine From Outer Space is reputed to be worse.
Maybe it was the worst in that I had pretty high expectations, having appreciated many of his previous works.
I can look back at it now and laugh, but I felt badly abused at the time.
I have to admit that I didn't watch the entire movie. There is no way I could have. Twenty minutes into it I was almost seething with anger. A relentless assault on the senses. And Nicole Kidman was in it. Never been a fan of hers.
I once saw a movie called Cigarette Burns which was about a movie that would drive the audience insane. Cigarette Burns was fiction, of course, but after trying to watch Moulin Rouge I like to tell people that such an insanity inducing movie actually does exist.
Mixing in modern pop music with the story - it sounded like something I would enjoy. But, I just couldn't get into it. Ewan McGregor looked good in it, tho'.
Mismatched couple movie The longest ride , First one that comes to mind.
In HS "1975"we were forced to go to a film put on by campus life. It opened with a revolver pointing at you on the screen and Desperado playing. At the end of the song the gun fires. I'm still ticked off about that!
Couldn't even finish watching the MST3K airing.
Demonic Native American spirits, black magic, tumors, exploding bodies
Why? It came off as exploitative with lots of gratuitous gore.
I wasnt scared. I was offended. And insulted. A waste of time and pocket change.
It was the only movie in town, in the only movie theater in town (one screen only) that frequently flooded, leaving the seats and carpet down front stinky and squishy. We sat up in the way back where the air was somewhat fresher and the seats were dry, but it couldnt make up for this hokey, not pokey, mess of a movie.
Based on the debut book of Graham Masterson.
Beurk! as Duo might say in French. (Insert green-faced emoji here, I dont like to post it)
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Label: R Radical Records RR-1981
Format: Vinyle, 7", Single
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Black Adam is a waste of time. It just takes a lot of things we've seen in superhero movies and puts the Rock at the center.
Even Dwane Johnson can't save this movie.
It's prequel, Shazam, was also a waste.
I'ma fan of the DC universe, but these movies didn't need to be made.
Who the fuck are these people and why should I care?
1984 was bad too.
I watched that movie to the end alone in a huge empty theater because I had no place else to go.
Many are dubbed from Italian
Only seemed to exist on Saturday afternoon TV and almost always involved Hercules.
Was at a college trip with my daughter and we went to this movie. Walked out in the middle it was so bad.
And the Blair Witch Project - awful.
Guess it made an impression on him, but he told me about it and especially due to special effects back then it sounded lame.
Not a single porn flick has made anyone's worst move list
HORRIBLE, gratuitous sexual violence. The missing woman took off because after her sexually abusing father croaked, her uncle took over raping her. She gets raped, he gets raped, Daniel Craig gets tortured...WTAF appealed to people?
The book was originally titled, "Men Who Hate Women."
I had just seen Ed Wood and wanted to watch one of his movies. I thought that surely, his movies can't actually be THAT awful. Well, it was.
Also, not any specific movie but just every remake of a really good movie in which the remakers take liberties with the original. When that happens, they ALWAYS ruin it.
Three examples: 1952 original The Day the Earth Stood Still, GREAT movie, 2008 remake, AWFUL.
1953 original War of the Worlds, GREAT movie, 2005 remake, PATHETIC.
1939 original The Four Feathers, AMAZING adventure movie, 2002 remake, they left out EVERYTHING that made the original wonderful.
I watch those three wonderful originals and rewatch them often and never will get tired of them, but I could not stand to watch those ridiculous remakes again. It's like, when they try to remake one of those great classic movies, they forget what made those originals great. They forget what made them classics.
There are admittedly a handful of worse movies, but they billed (and proudly carried) themselves as bad movies and reveled in it (Creepshow, Rocky Horror, etc.).
Matrix though, billed itself as a good movie, so I expected good direction, good writing, and good acting going in and left thinking "one out of three ain't bad, but still... one half of Bill and Ted were run over by Poe's Dream Within a Dream, and left for dead."
It featured some actors who I've liked in various past projects (Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock, Kevin James, etc.), but this was definitely not one of them.
No real plot whatsoever. That would be forgivable if the humor and jokes were funny....but they weren't.
The lack of any sort of logic or sensible plot was absolutely astounding.
Everything in the movie was supposed to take place in the course of a day, but none of it was believable. None of it.
For example, at one point in the movie Adam Sandler's kid breaks his arm. Normally that would be a multiple day hospital stay. I believe he's out within a half hour, and the movie acts like it never happens.
The rest of the movie meanders aimlessly--they're jumping off a cliff into a quarry, they're wandering around Kmart, David Spade gets stuck in a giant tire, they're at a drive in movie theater, AND NONE OF IT ACTUALLY CONSTITUTES ANY SORT OF PLOT.
The "climax" of the film, to the extent it exists, is an elaborate 80s themed costume party that everyone in the town gets invited to. This was all planned out in the course of a couple of hours, at most.
So somehow we are supposed to believe that not only did hundreds of people in this town all get wind of a party that evening, that the party was elaborate planned out with food, decorations, and entertainment from the J Giles Band, but that everyone in the town also had elaborate costumes on hand for every celebrity from the 80s that you could possibly imagine.
It truly is an astonishingly bad movie. Almost brilliant in how terrible it is.
Baby Geniuses*, with Jaws IV: The Revenge coming in a close 2nd.
* partially saw, it was that bad I didn't finish.
Not sure, though. Aint seen it and I aint gonna. The first one was enough.