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What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« on: November 04, 2011, 11:38:13 PM »

For me, it would be the Nightmare On Elmstreet Remake, the only movie i felt like walking out on but couldn't due to being the ride for a friend.

I like bad movies (plan 9 from outer space for example) and i just hated that movie...it was boring, tried to outdo the original movie.
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011, 11:52:17 PM »

For me, it would have to be Best in Show. It was about people who enter their dog in the biggest dog show in the country. Completely, totally, a waste of time and money. My wife wanted to see it, so I blame her for having to see it. I don't know how we made it through the whole thing. It was probably just so we could finish our popcorn.
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2011, 05:28:33 AM »

I loved Best In Show ;)

For me, the only two movies I ever walked out of were the worst... Dungeons and Dragons (blame my high school friends) and Death At A Funeral, probably the least funny comedy ever created.
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2011, 07:10:11 AM »

Lost in Space was dire (as an aside, it was the first 12-rated film I saw in the cinema legally - I'd seen a few aged 11. It was also the last one until I was at least 15, when the next age limit comes in).

Alien v Predator was fairly rubbish until the whole cinema started laughing, then it was quite good as a comedy.

I probably saw a lot of bad films when I had a season ticket at the university cinema - AvP was one, and Secret Window was another I remember being awful.

There's Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

However, Mamma Mia (friend's 21st - I'd not choose) stuck ABBA songs in my head for about 2 weeks afterwards, so it's perhaps the winner.
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2011, 08:01:21 AM »

Battlefield Earth, no contest!!!!  I had read the book more than once and anxiously awaited the movie adoption.  But it was the worst movie adoption I had ever seen.  It has to be one of the worst movies of all time.
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2011, 08:02:04 AM »

I would've liked to have seen Mamma Mia in the theatre.  But, then again, I do have quite a few of their albums on CD, and the two cameos were pretty cool, IMHO.   :sombrero:

Worst movie for me?

When a Stranger Calls was bad, A History of Violence wasn't really satisfying.  2012 was bad, really bad, and I'm glad I did not see it in theatres, even the $1 theatre here.  I tend to be every careful with the movies I see in theatres, so I've missed some of the truly bad ones.  I save those for DVD rental or cable.  ;-)
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2011, 11:39:48 AM »

My personal candidate would be Howard the Duck.
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2011, 11:50:50 AM »

I havent been to a movie theater in the better part of a decade. I guess Phantom Menace wins as the worst I paid to see

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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2011, 10:10:53 PM »

Phantom Menace, without a doubt. But I went with about 75 people, many of whom were in costume and had boffer "lightsaber" fights in the front before the movie started. So it was more about the experience anyway.
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2011, 12:37:23 AM »

Empire Records: Imagine a made-for-TV and the crossroads of an after-school special, throw in a few a few f-bombs for "street cred", and you have an idea about how uninspired and predictable  that one was.

Phantom Menace was just a tad disappointing, but there's like a thousand logical reasons and about three valid emotional reasons why it wasn't very good, for which there would be too much wailing and gnashing of teeth to get into.

I go to about two movies a year, nowadays. I don't work up much desire to waste three hours for a plot I've seen many times before, and my brain has a hard time accepting too much absurdity presented as fact, rather than comedy. I tend towards the (Western) animated stuff, lately.
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2011, 05:45:15 PM »

The remake of Alice in Wonderland from a couple years ago. Under normal circumstances I never would have gone to see it, but the power was out at our house and my sisters and I were bored.

I suppose the remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is also pretty high up there.
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2011, 07:11:07 PM »

For something on-topic, I nominate "Speed Zone" (1988).  Wretched, cheap knockoff of Cannonball Run II.

Star Trek V comes close, though.
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2011, 05:56:28 PM »

I can't really count any POS I saw as a teenager since like every teenager, I didn't know what I liked or what was even good.  Some of my favorite action movies from that period are now some of my favorite unintentionally funny comedies.  Like Independence Day or Godzilla.

As an adult, I'd place the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still near the top of movies I paid to see that I didn't like.  Just wasn't good.

I rarely go to movies these days.  If I want to see a movie, I'll download it because I'm a cheapskate and a filthy pirate and the MPAA can suck it.
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2011, 07:47:40 PM »

This is easy, Turbulence in 1997 and Escape from L.A. in 1996. Both horridly stupid. A bunch of us from work saw Turbulance on a Friday night for something to do, but it was February, which is a notorious month for bad movie choices. It came down to that or the The People vs. Larry Flynt, Turbulance barely won out...

I love Escape from New York and was eagarly anticipating the sequel. What a letdown with stupid special effects, a hokey plot, and a dumb basketball game attempting to replicate the gruesome fight scene between Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) and wrestler Ox Baker from the first. It was on tv this summer and I rewatched a portion of it to remember how lame it was...
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2011, 10:35:47 AM »

Some weird, critically-acclaimed "musical" I forget the name of with Bjork (and Catherine Deneuve, but Bjork's the reason I couldn't take any more, and the reason I put "musical" in quotes).
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2011, 02:57:28 PM »

Armageddon. That's the closest I ever came to walking out of the theater mid-movie. :angry: :banghead:
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2011, 07:04:35 PM »

Some weird, critically-acclaimed "musical" I forget the name of with Bjork (and Catherine Deneuve, but Bjork's the reason I couldn't take any more, and the reason I put "musical" in quotes).

Dancer in the Dark? :D

I like her in small doses.. Especially when she was in the Sugarcubes (before going solo) but her "I'm so eccentric" thing really got old fast.  She was just in the right place at the right time to work with some really inventive producers.. I never thought much of her vocals

And yes that movie was not good
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2011, 08:21:26 PM »

Two come to mind, and both were in situations where I would have seen another movie if I could. The first was the 1987 movie Hunk(I'd be surprised if anybody else has heard of it), and the reason why I saw it instead of another movie was that a friend and I were at a shopping center with 3 theaters and we wanted to see a movie. The other two were rated R and we were underage, so Hunk(rated PG) was the only movie we could see. It was a comedy but it was stupid and one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
The other was the 1992 movie Night and the City, which starred well-known actors Robert DeNiro and Jessica Lange. The only reason why I saw it was because I had intended to go to a midnight showing of Bram Stoker's Dracula on the night it premiered at the same theater multiplex. However, the tickets sold out just before we got to the theater, and since I and the two other people I was with had planned to go to a movie, we decided to go to Night and the City because it was the only other movie showing at the same time. It was one of the most boring movies I have ever seen. I fell asleep at some point during the movie, so I don't even remember much about it, except that it was boring.
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2012, 07:06:01 PM »

Night Partol, back in 1985, would be the worst movie I ever saw in a theater. 
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2012, 11:09:25 AM »

The Allnighter....sold on the Susanna Hoffs (Bangles) love scene.  Terrible terrible movie.  Worst movie I walked out of was Nacho Libre.  I love wrestling, Lucha Libre, Jack Black, nothing could go wrong....when I finally did walk out I wished I had half an hour earlier, when I first considered walking out.  Phantom Menace was awful too.  I hear there's an edit that minimizes JarJar Binks that I wouldn't mind seeing.  Six Degrees of Separation was awful too.  Emily Rose was horrible.
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2012, 11:54:28 AM »

Phantom Menace.
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2012, 12:10:53 PM »

Battlefield Earth............hands down, worst movie I have ever paid to see!!  And yet the book that awful movie was based on is one of my all-time favorites.
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Re: What is the worst movie you have paid to see in the theatres?
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2012, 12:11:32 PM »

Battlefield Earth, no contest!!!!  I had read the book more than once and anxiously awaited the movie adoption.  But it was the worst movie adoption I had ever seen.  It has to be one of the worst movies of all time.
Battlefield Earth............hands down, worst movie I have ever paid to see!!  And yet the book that awful movie was based on is one of my all-time favorites.

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