What is the worst movie(s) you've seen?

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    Worst Ever?

    Lord of the Rings

    (I'll get the fire extinguishers)

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    And why do the americans shoot so much better than the somalis all the time?
    Just a guess... Because in the context of the movie the Americans depicted are highly trained, professional soldiers (weren't they supposed to be some type of special forces unit?). The Somalis on the other hand are probably just guys off the street who have been given guns and forced to fight for a particular warlord. They may have little formal training in the use of their weaponry and their knowledge of small unit/squad tactics might be severely lacking which could contribute to them not knowing of or taking proper advantage of available cover and suppressive fire techniques and well-coordinated assaults; all of which could potentially contribute to them appearing to be struck by fire much more than the Americans.
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    I think you may need more than that, Davros...

    Why do you think that?

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    >I think you may need more than that, Davros...

    Well, actually the question was simply what was the worst film, rather than what is the worst film & why?

    But since you're asking, then because it's the most boring, long drawn out and pointless drivel I have ever seen. What really got me is that it finished at 23:05, whereas if it had had the decency to finish at 22:50, I could have made it to the pub for last orders (bars/pubs close at 23:00 in the UK).

    Also, the film never had an ending. Rather it abrubtly stopped in the middle of the action. If I'd have known this was going to happen, I could have left half way through & made it to the pub instead.

    I think the film relies on 'intellectual snobbery', where people claim that to enjoy the film you had needed to read all the books first, and because they had read all the books they are more cleverer. King & no clothes and all that.

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    I'll be the first to say I don't really like the books (Tolkien's writing style's not for me), but I really enjoyed the movie... I think the ending was fine, since you go into it knowing there're 2 more movies coming out...

    Wait - which LOTR did you mean? Fellowship or the Two Towers?

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    >but I really enjoyed the movie.

    That's OK. Glad you enjoyed it.

    >Wait - which LOTR did you mean? Fellowship or the Two Towers?

    Errh? The first one.

    >since you go into it knowing there're 2 more movies coming out

    Bah! I'm not gonna be suckered into watching any more.
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    1. The Blair Witch Project. This overhyped movie was so awful that I kept wondering when the "scary parts" would happen. They never did. Instead, I listened to a group of people shout profanities while running around in the woods and shakily holding their camera.

    2. Hackers. Script kiddie culture adores anything that gives them a view of the life of a "real hacker." It was really a crappy love story with bad music and Angelina Jolie at her least attractive. Every time a computer screen was shown, it was some sort of unrealistic 3-D thing, which made the whole thing seem like some half-attempted joke.

    3. Any musical.

    4. Dude! Where's My Car? This movie was repetitive with a poor plot. Few of the jokes were funny at all.

    5. James Bond: The World Is Not Enough. I stopped watching it half way through. Luckily, it was only a rented video.

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    >>Well, actually the question was simply what was the worst film, rather than what is the worst film & why?

    But since you're asking, then because it's the most boring, long drawn out and pointless drivel I have ever seen. What really got me is that it finished at 23:05, whereas if it had had the decency to finish at 22:50, I could have made it to the pub for last orders (bars/pubs close at 23:00 in the UK).

    Also, the film never had an ending. Rather it abrubtly stopped in the middle of the action. If I'd have known this was going to happen, I could have left half way through & made it to the pub instead.

    I think the film relies on 'intellectual snobbery', where people claim that to enjoy the film you had needed to read all the books first, and because they had read all the books they are more cleverer. King & no clothes and all that.<<

    Woohoo, someone with the bottle to speak out!! I too am not into the whole fantasy stuff either and although I didn't think it was as bad as you did, I certainly found it no better than mediocre. And like you, I definitely notice an air of pretentiousness (is that a word?) around it. It's like, if you didn't like it, you can't have understood it or you are to narrow minded to appreciate the 'beauty' of it. Up until now I just played along with the whole 'oh yeah it's great', but nice to see I'm not the only one who didn't think it all that great.

    EDIT: just thought of another movie:

    Planet of the Apes (Utter rubbish, and after all that hype)

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    >Planet of the Apes (Utter rubbish, and after all that hype)

    Watchable, but failed to live up to much.
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    No, it was definitely pretentious. Also, half the length would be cut out if they would have cut every scene of someone staring longingly at the ring or Frodo crying.

    I still like it, though - it's an epic tale that's told pretty well, IMHO. It's also one of the only decent fantasy movies out in awhile.

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    > Planet of the Apes (Utter rubbish, and after all that hype)

    The new one or the old one?

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    New one, with Estelle whatever her name was.

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    Wait, you expected that to be good? You expected a movie with Marky Mark to be good?

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    >>Wait, you expected that to be good? You expected a movie with Marky Mark to be good?

    ::shakes head::

    I had more faith in you, minesweeper... <<

    ROFL.....

    He he, guess we are all susceptible to a bit of movie hype....

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    Originally posted by hk_mp5kpdw

    Just a guess... Because in the context of the movie the Americans depicted are highly trained, professional soldiers (weren't they supposed to be some type of special forces unit?).
    Actually it is the other way around, let me quote an american soldier, complaining how he never has fought:
    "I made coffee through Desert Storm. I made coffee through Panama."
    We see other young american newbie soldiers as well.
    The Somalis OTOH has had a long time of civil war.

    But that's what happened. IIRC, they actually did parade the guy's stripped body through the streets.
    The parading of the body is my least objection to that scene, but it's not so much a question on what really happend as how it is depiced on the screen.
    Remember the dying soldier with a photo of his family in his hand?
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