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Writer's Block: Rotten tomatoes

What is the worst movie you've ever seen? Did you sit through it or walk out? What made it so dreadful?

Wow, that's hard. There are so many howlers out there. The first really bad movie I recall seeing is "Only Two can Play" with Peter Sellers, which was a radical departure from his usual brilliance. I think my father's appearance in "Little Cigars" was probably the movie that made him wake up in the middle of the night in cold sweats screaming "What the hqiz was I thinking?

I think the worst movie I've seen in recent times is "The Lake House" starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. Mr. Cranky's epithet of "cosmic piece of dung" is eminently applicable to this befuddled, confusing abortion, which started out bad and ended worse.

Fortunately, there's no absence of good films out there to eliminate the taste of retching up bile.

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Jan. 19th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
This is one question I don't consider worth answering. As Richard Roeper put it when he alphabetized his bottom 40, "After a certain point, awful is just awful."

Fortunately, I haven't seen 40 films I hate. I can't even think of one I'd give one star on Netflix.
Jan. 21st, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
I don't see in black and whites such as "worst." I have categories for everything, and I also change my mind very frequently.

Here's a quick list of my personal preferences.

Most abhorred film: Sleepers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleepers_(film). I was manipulated by Mr Slander into watching this at a cinema with his work colleagues, and thus couldn't get out of it once the film had started. I never enjoy seeing violence, and in particular it was the abuse of minors by authority figures.

Movie found the most dull: Deep Impact (far too slow moving compared with Armageddon)

Most dissapointing film: Inspector Gadget. The first Matthew Broderick film I'd seen since War Games, but sharing NO canon with the animated series whatsoever and lacking a decent storyline regardless.

Most tedious and irritating fim: "Face off." I'd expect a lot better of a movie with Travolta and Cage, but it seemed to be nothing but moving directly from excessive gunfights in one location to the next without any advancement in the plot. I wholeheartedly share the viewpoint with the critic who wrote "a good director would choose the best of the six ways and put it in his movie. Woo puts all six in. If you keep your eyes closed during a Woo movie and open them every six minutes, you'll see everything you need to know."

Most pointless films: "American Beauty" and "The Castle." What the hqiz?


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