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Old 12-03-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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It's hard for me to come up with many, because I am pretty careful about which movies I do see.

But one that comes to mind is Wild Wild West, the remake of the TV show, with Will Smith and Kevin Kline. I like both of those actors, but that film was a stinker. It just didn't work: the humor fell flat, as did the action. Too bad, because I am old enough to remember the TV serious, which was imaginative and clever in its day.

Another dud was Anaconda, with Jon Voight and Ice Cube. I never saw it in the theater. Actually it was a great rental, hysterically *unintentionally* funny.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: NYC
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The worst movie ever was The Wave. My parents dragged me to it, and we all walked out laughing it was so bad.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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There have been so many bad movies, but the worst in my experience was the "Apple Dumpling Gang."

I was in elementary school in the 80's and as a "treat" we would gather in the auditorium to watch this monstrosity, several times a year. Some treat! We were also tortured with "That Darn Cat," "The Million Dollar Duck," and "Herbie."

Why my school only seemed to own awful 70's movies, I have no idea!

Doubt many of you have seen these terrible movies....
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Edwardsville, IL
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Some dogs you may remember (man, the 80s made a LOT of bad movies!):


Heaven's Gate
Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Opera
Moonraker
Purple Rain (GREAT music but a dumb@ss movie)
Hard to Hold
Buckaroo Banzai
C.H.U.D.
The Goonies
Desperately Seeking Susan
Howard the Duck
Light of Day
The Allnighter (putting hot Susanna Hoffs in a horrid movie)
The Toxic Avenger
The Care Bears Movie
Bowling for Columbine
Fahrenheit 9/11
Sicko
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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There have been so many bad movies, but the worst in my experience was the "Apple Dumpling Gang."

I was in elementary school in the 80's and as a "treat" we would gather in the auditorium to watch this monstrosity, several times a year. Some treat! We were also tortured with "That Darn Cat," "The Million Dollar Duck," and "Herbie."

Why my school only seemed to own awful 70's movies, I have no idea!

Doubt many of you have seen these terrible movies....
I think I've seen them all. The Million Dollar Duck is an unappreciated masterpiece of cold-war cinema based on the work of Isaac Asimov

(It was actually a silly movie that Gene Siskel walked out on, but I seem to recall it as amusing if goofy. It is not based on an Asimov story, but there was an Asimov story about a goose laying golden eggs due to a rare nuclear process)
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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Some dogs you may remember (man, the 80s made a LOT of bad movies!):


Heaven's Gate
Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Opera
Moonraker
Purple Rain (GREAT music but a dumb@ss movie)
Hard to Hold
Buckaroo Banzai
C.H.U.D.
The Goonies
Desperately Seeking Susan
Howard the Duck
Light of Day
The Allnighter (putting hot Susanna Hoffs in a horrid movie)
The Toxic Avenger
The Care Bears Movie
Bowling for Columbine
Fahrenheit 9/11
Sicko
Wait a minute now--YOU DIDN'T LIKE TOXIC AVENGER??????

Then again, maybe it's because I'm from New Jersey.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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I think the worst movie I ever saw was The Age of Innocence. There was such a big to-do over how Scorcese recreated dinner scenes and fashion from the time, etc., and I knew my then-husband would never watch it with me, so I waited until he went away for a weekend and rented it. Sat through all three excrutiating, boring hours of it, waiting for something to happen. Yeah, sets and costumes were nice. That's about it.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:42 AM
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Well, I must vote for:

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights!

The first one is a classic. The second one was a joke.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:13 PM
 
Location: just here
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Some dogs you may remember (man, the 80s made a LOT of bad movies!):


Heaven's Gate
Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Opera
Moonraker
Purple Rain (GREAT music but a dumb@ss movie)
Hard to Hold
Buckaroo Banzai
C.H.U.D.
The Goonies
Desperately Seeking Susan
Howard the Duck
Light of Day
The Allnighter (putting hot Susanna Hoffs in a horrid movie)
The Toxic Avenger
The Care Bears Movie
Bowling for Columbine
Fahrenheit 9/11
Sicko
LOL, you've got some good ones on there...I can't believe you've seen The Allnighter, I thought I was the only one. And I agree w/Howard the Duck, that will always be on my worst list. But I can NOT agree w/The Goonies. That movie is & will always be a classic.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I'm pretty picky on what I go see so my list will be short.


Ones I could have lived without seeing:

Twilight
Sideways
All of the Lord of the Rings
The Beast Within
Urban Cowboy
Indiana Jones-the last one..that was painful.
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