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Killing them softly, and other bad bad movies. (Edited 12/18/12 03:33PM by cubsgirl)
What movie did you so look forward to seeing to just sit there thinking, when will this movie be over with? Or, if this movie doesn't end soon I'm going to shoot myself.  Or how about, My God this movie is so bad you got up and actually left the theater? 

  This has happened to me a few times. The latest, Brad Pitt's movie, Killing them softly.  Could not wait to see it. Then could not wait to get out of the theater.  Personally, I have only walked out of one movie, that was Stephen Kings Needful Things. (Just awful). Another movie that was so awful I wanted to scream was the remake of Godzilla with Matthew Broderick. Godzilla my ass you couldn't even see the zipper. Killing them softly, and other bad bad movies.  <span style="font-size:12px;">(Edited 12/18/12 03:33PM by cubsgirl)</span> Photo


  Ok, your turn. What movie or movies completely disappointed you and you wished you would have saved the money for something fun like a lobotomy? 


(you can thank stoney for this poll)
| Closed on 01/17/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Movies | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
18 Fans 
6%a. Yeah ok, thanks stoney. (eye roll)
50%b. This one.
6%c. None.
11%d. Yum, Brad Pitt.
11%e. Godzilla rules
17%f. Beaneaters.

 &nbp;
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#1 | 569 days ago

apocalypse now. it could have easily been 4 hours shorter. and if it was, then maybe i would have not fallen asleep right before the marlon brando soliloquy. you're a masochist if you voluntarily sit through the redux.

also 3000 miles to graceland and natural born killers. but in my defense, i didn't actually want to watch either. it was his turn to choose the movie in both cases. i retaliated with sweet november.

we don't watch movies anymore.
  
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#1 | 569 days ago

apocalypse now. it could have easily been 4 hours shorter. and if it was, then maybe i would have not fallen asleep right before the marlon brando soliloquy. you're a masochist if you voluntarily sit through the redux.

also 3000 miles to graceland and natural born killers. but in my defense, i didn't actually want to watch either. it was his turn to choose the movie in both cases. i retaliated with sweet november.

we don't watch movies anymore.
#2 | 569 days ago

"I'm going to shot myself" made my eyes water. Love it.

I typically like all of the movies I pay to see. I like tons of movies that others don't though so that figures.

I felt that way with Airplane!, Caddyshack, and Bug though. I could probably watch Bug again, in its defense.

The only movie I ever walked out of was The Crazies, and that may only be partly due to it being boring, and mostly due to the fact that we were good and unsober and rudely entertaining ourselves..out loud... so we laughed our way right on out of there.
#3 | 569 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
"I'm going to shot myself" made my eyes water. Love it.

I typically like all of the movies I pay to see. I like tons of movies that others don't though so that figures.

I felt that way with Airplane!, Caddyshack, and Bug though. I could probably watch Bug again, in its defense.

The only movie I ever walked out of was The Crazies, and that may only be partly due to it being boring, and mostly due to the fact that we were good and unsober and rudely entertaining ourselves..out loud... so we laughed our way right on out of there.
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oops.   
#4 | 569 days ago

Leigh needs a time out. Go over to the corner, sit on the little stool and I want you to think about what you just said about Apocalypse Now and Marlon Brando's crazy, ad libbed Kurtz bit. I can't even with you right now...


I'm so flustered I can't even answer the question right now. The horror, the horror
Beaneaters.  
#5 | 569 days ago

cubsgirl wrote:
blush

oops.   
I like it. lol
#6 | 569 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
I like it. lol
Well of course you do, I'm the one who looks goofy.  smiley
#7 | 569 days ago

Dumb and Dumber. That was when I realized I hate "stupid" comedy. I haven't been to a movie since that I didn't at least mildly enjoy for whatever reason (I'm also a little more selective in what I will go see in the theaters now.)
#8 | 569 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
Leigh needs a time out. Go over to the corner, sit on the little stool and I want you to think about what you just said about Apocalypse Now and Marlon Brando's crazy, ad libbed Kurtz bit. I can't even with you right now...


I'm so flustered I can't even answer the question right now. The horror, the horror
that's what i'm saying! if the movie was shorter i would have seen that part. and from the way folks react, it sounds like it was probably the only part worth seeing!
#9 | 569 days ago

(Edited by The_Real_Stoney)
I can't answer this while I'm at work, this is going to require some thought and a perusing of my notes..
The most recent in the theater that I can remember was Avatar.. The visual effects were amazing in IMAX 3D but the movie itself was awful
Yum, Brad Pitt.  
#10 | 569 days ago

(Edited by Eric_)
Given how thoroughly I vet movies I would potentially see, the odds of me disliking one that I actually make the effort to see are pretty low.
#11 | 569 days ago

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
I can't answer this while I'm at work, this is going to require some thought and a perusing of my notes..
The most recent in the theater that I can remember was Avatar.. The visual effects were amazing in IMAX 3D but the movie itself was awful
i'm quite certain A LOT more thought will go into your reply to the question than went into most of the movies being panned here. we sit riveted to the Q awaiting your next entry in this poll yes
#12 | 569 days ago

(Edited by cubsgirl)
WISAC1 wrote:
i'm quite certain A LOT more thought will go into your reply to the question than went into most of the movies being panned here. we sit riveted to the Q awaiting your next entry in this poll yes
smart ass.  smiley
#13 | 569 days ago
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Master of Disguise  -  this was beyond terrible indecision
This one.  
#14 | 569 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
that's what i'm saying! if the movie was shorter i would have seen that part. and from the way folks react, it sounds like it was probably the only part worth seeing!
Alright then. Here's a juice box. you can come back and sit on the couch and play the Xbox for a bit. No screaming and don't start antagonizing Stoney about Moonrise Kingdom because it was a little over hyped, had scene after scene that seem forced which contributed to it being a mild disappointment... imo.
Beaneaters.  
#15 | 569 days ago

Titanic
This one.  
#16 | 569 days ago

My ADD doesn't work in the movie theater.  I have to wait for video and DVR a lot.    Gonna try to go see Lincoln.   

The last movie I walked out of were ALL of the Twilight movies that my daughter made me go to.  They have a bar in the theater.
Yum, Brad Pitt.  
#17 | 569 days ago

cubsgirl wrote:
smart ass.  smiley
it's the movies that are thoughtless, not the good people here. and thank you for the compliment.
#18 | 569 days ago

Howard the Duck....and Harry and the Hendersons.  Never walked out from the theater, but HAVE fallen asleep in the theater.  Howard the Duck and Harry were watched at home
This one.  
#19 | 569 days ago

icfeet wrote:
Howard the Duck....and Harry and the Hendersons.  Never walked out from the theater, but HAVE fallen asleep in the theater.  Howard the Duck and Harry were watched at home
This one.  
#20 | 568 days ago

icfeet wrote:
Howard the Duck....and Harry and the Hendersons.  Never walked out from the theater, but HAVE fallen asleep in the theater.  Howard the Duck and Harry were watched at home
Sir?! Are you saying you DIDN'T love Harry and the Hendersons?!
#21 | 568 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
Sir?! Are you saying you DIDN'T love Harry and the Hendersons?!
I CERTAINLY hope NOT!
Beaneaters.  
#22 | 568 days ago

kteacher wrote:
I CERTAINLY hope NOT!
I agree, that would just be disturbing. 
#23 | 568 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
Alright then. Here's a juice box. you can come back and sit on the couch and play the Xbox for a bit. No screaming and don't start antagonizing Stoney about Moonrise Kingdom because it was a little over hyped, had scene after scene that seem forced which contributed to it being a mild disappointment... imo.
#24 | 568 days ago

except for some nudity, these....
 and 
This one.  
#25 | 568 days ago

My nephew talked me into taking him to see Crocodile Dundee III back in the day.  I walked out a little over 30 minutes later after he fell asleep and I finished my soda.
This one.  
#26 | 568 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
Sir?! Are you saying you DIDN'T love Harry and the Hendersons?!
I probably liked it as much asyou like Airplane!  It's been 25 years, and I remember not liking it too much then
This one.  
#27 | 568 days ago

icfeet wrote:
I probably liked it as much asyou like Airplane!  It's been 25 years, and I remember not liking it too much then
Oh doctor, you may have just become the least favorite uncle.... Idk, we shall discuss later. Good day!
#28 | 568 days ago

Two immediately come to mind.  One was mentioned in the poll description.  The Devlin/Emmerich 1998 Godzilla remake.

The other one was the only movie I actually fell asleep watching.  And it is loved by a lot of people too...   Blade Runner.    God that movie was so DULL!!!!!   I even gave it a 2nd chance years later thinking I might appreciate it as an older, wiser person.  Didn't work.  I didn't fall asleep watching the disc but it was still one of the most boring movies ever made.
#29 | 568 days ago

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
I can't answer this while I'm at work, this is going to require some thought and a perusing of my notes..
The most recent in the theater that I can remember was Avatar.. The visual effects were amazing in IMAX 3D but the movie itself was awful
Great call!  I was really looking forward to that one.  Boy...  What a CRAP fest that was.  Technically brilliant.  Terrible movie.
#30 | 568 days ago

I have to add History of Violence to this. I didn't watch it in the theater, but I would have walked out if I had. I love Viggo, but that was just a bad movie. 
#31 | 568 days ago

Jess wrote:
I have to add History of Violence to this. I didn't watch it in the theater, but I would have walked out if I had. I love Viggo, but that was just a bad movie. 
I feel like History of Violence needs it's own column or poll. The unintentional comedy was off the charts, the Maria Bello cheerleader scene, Richie, Carl, the Joey alter ego, naked death match, etc. all made the film enjoyable in a B movie way, but (big BUT) you're right it's not a good film at all. It could have been a so bad it's good movie, but it isn't.
Beaneaters.  
#32 | 568 days ago

davonthedl wrote:
except for some nudity, these....
 and 
Hmmm.... I think if you don't like Road House (and Big Trouble in Little China) maybe you aren't viewing the movie as it was intended to be viewed. lol 
#33 | 568 days ago

whoa whoa whoa.. I can't believe I saw Road House on here, first of all.

I'm as movie snobbish as they come, but I don't actually hate very many movies.  I can find something to appreciate about most things.  I'm not looking for tight plot points and cinematography in Freddy Got Fingered, but I have a f*cked up sense of humor so I find parts of it very funny.  At the same time, a film like Koyaanisqatsi or the other two qatsi films is fascinating to me for me because it's open for individual interpretation.  I can guarantee 98% of people wouldn't make it through 10 minutes. 
That being said, there are always disappointments.  The biggest are usually blockbusters.  By nature, they have enormous advertising budgets so you see commercials, ads, internet videos for up to a year before they come out.  Frankly, this is just setting these things up for failure because all that adwork does is eliminate the sense of unknown and most surprises that could be in store.  In my opinion that's why a lot of people are disappointed in mainstream movies these days because you've already seen the entire story in the 2 minute trailer that's playing everywhere.
End of rant.
Anyway, you want to see really bad movies that are actually produced in hollywood, look at about 85% of the sh*t Nicholas Cage is in
Yum, Brad Pitt.  
#34 | 568 days ago

Starship Troopers
This one.  
#35 | 565 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
Starship Troopers
absolutely
Godzilla rules  
#36 | 565 days ago

for me, it was LOST IN SPACE, very disappointing considering the cast. WOuld have helped if they had a decent script
Godzilla rules  
#37 | 564 days ago

Nowadays I average ONE movie a year. I dozed off during 'Blindside', Sandra Bullock won the Oscar for Best Actress,all she did was talk.talk,talk - Ben Oher's character was too bland.

*The Naked Gun 33 1/3 was 33 1/3 times better* 
None.  
#38 | 563 days ago

hclcdestin wrote:
Nowadays I average ONE movie a year. I dozed off during 'Blindside', Sandra Bullock won the Oscar for Best Actress,all she did was talk.talk,talk - Ben Oher's character was too bland.

*The Naked Gun 33 1/3 was 33 1/3 times better* 
Imagine that. Talking in a movie...
#39 | 563 days ago

hclcdestin wrote:
Nowadays I average ONE movie a year. I dozed off during 'Blindside', Sandra Bullock won the Oscar for Best Actress,all she did was talk.talk,talk - Ben Oher's character was too bland.

*The Naked Gun 33 1/3 was 33 1/3 times better* 
Can understand dozing off during The Blindside.  What an overrated cliche ridden bore. The audience saw everything coming from miles away and Bullock's performance wasn't anything special in any way.
#40 | 561 days ago

(Edited by MIKELIN8)
I do not ever walk out of a movie theater disappointed, except for the time I went to see "The Fifth Element". All of the reviews had touted it as a 'Space Opera', so I went in expecting to see something in the manner of "Star Wars". I walked out after the film, so disappointed. It took a few viewings on TV to realize that it is actually a comedy, wrapped up as a space opera.  

I have fallen asleep once in a movie theatre...I went with some friends to see "Solaris" starring George Clooney and Natasha McElhone...that movie was misnamed...instead of "Solaris", it should have been named "Sominex", because it was a huge sleeping pill...nothing happens!
This one.  
#41 | 549 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
Leigh needs a time out. Go over to the corner, sit on the little stool and I want you to think about what you just said about Apocalypse Now and Marlon Brando's crazy, ad libbed Kurtz bit. I can't even with you right now...


I'm so flustered I can't even answer the question right now. The horror, the horror
i agree... A. Now was an amazing film.  Brando was remarkable and so was Duvall and Sheen!  Charlie Don't Surf!!!!  Smells like Victory!   Dennis Hopper?  Come on.  ... Like a diamond bullet... and a great musical score...

Remake of PSYCHO with Vince Vaughn shot by shot edit by edit of the original ... Huge Mistake!. And the remake of CAPE FEAR.  Using the original score for the first one by Bernard Herrmann.  The music made since to Mitchums underplayed sinister style and when played again DeNiro's over the top performance came off as bad music.  Big artistic mistake by Scorcese.... and of course just for the sake of sheer stupidity and crap DUMB AND DUMBER.
This one.  
#42 | 549 days ago

I did walk out on the original Last House On The Left... pure swill!  Had to go home and take a shower to clean myself off.
This one.  
#43 | 548 days ago

Lawless- a complete waste of time, it was so bad they had to import the Hillbilly's from the Uk and Austraila......I mean, give me a break.
#44 | 546 days ago

(Edited by Yosefederation)
caddyshack II or weekend at bernies II. As funny and great  as both originals were, the sequels were on opposite end of the spectrum bad. If the originals hadn't been so funny/slapstick good, maybe I wouldn't have expected so much from their sequels. jmo
This one.  

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