Monday, 19 September 2011

Worst Movies Ever

Alex J. Cavanaugh is hosting a blogfest of the Worst Movies Ever...


I'm sure there are other (and probably worse) offenders, but these are the five that sprang to mind:


1) The Island Of Dr. Moreau
The one hundred year anniversary of the HG Wells novel was sadly celebrated with this messy waste of one hundred minutes of your time.


2) Slacker
Pretentious and unwatchable twaddle.


3) Mr And Mrs Smith
This films veers from romance to action to comedy and back, but deals with each genre equally badly.


4) Hellboy
Ron Perlman is wonderful, but this movie is appalling, I've never read the comic so I've no idea if this is representative or not.


5) Psycho
Specifically the 1998 shot-for-shot colour remake. What's the point?

23 comments:

li said...

Agree with Mr and Mrs Smith - silly premise, over-the-top action sequences. And the funny bits weren't funny; the trailer was the best part of the movie.

Jess said...

Yeah same I really didn't like Mr. And Mrs. Smith. That was terrible.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That movie might've killed Wells had he not already been dead. Don't know though - I am a confessed Hellboy junkie!
Thanks for participating in the blogfest.

Ben said...

I thought these movies were from mediocre to passable. Watch PSYCHO original and remake back to back. I know it's reductive, but that's how it should be watched. It's like a technicolor freakout. The studio only permitted Gus Van Sant to do this because he made a shitload of money with Will Hunting

Budd said...

I too am a fan of hellboy.

iZombie [2vs8] said...

hellboy, oh boy... so i take it you didn't see the sequel either?
:)
i love bad/worst movies, these lists are tough!
jeremy
twothumbseightfingers.blogspot.com

The Golden Eagle said...

I've heard of a couple of these movies, but haven't seen any of them. I have read some H.G. Wells, though--it's too bad it wasn't a good movie!

baygirl32 said...

haven't seen any on your list

julie fedderson said...

The entire time I was watching Mr. And Mrs. Smith, I thought the two had no freaking chemistry at all. Color me surprised when I found out this was supposedly the movie they started their affair with.

Jennie Bailey said...

I never did see Hell Boy. I have gone back and forth on renting it and seeing how fabulously rotten it is, but I haven't made the commitment just yet!

Pat Hatt said...

There is never a point in remakes, except for a quick cash grab, they all suck, great list of crap..haha

L.G.Smith said...

Mr. And Mrs. Smith is the only one of those I've seen, and, yeah, not so good. Could never convince myself to watch something called Slacker I don't think.

Melissa Bradley said...

That remake of Dr. Moreau was hideous from first frame to last. LOL And I could not agree more about Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Psycho...There was no point to the remake at all. What a waste. I avoided it when it came out, waited til DVD. Couldn't afford the ten dollar nap.

Clarissa Draper said...

I agree with you with psycho. I don't get the point...

Lisa Potts said...

I definitely agree about the new psycho. Give me Tony Perkins any day!

M Pax said...

I didn't see the point in remaking Psycho and thought it stupid. I never saw the remake, because you can't make perfection better. The original is one of my all-time favorites.

I'd forgotten about Mr. & Mrs. Smith, probably because I couldn't get past the 1st 10 mins. And I don't care for Angelina. I avoid any movie she's in.

Karen Peterson said...

The Psycho remake made me angry. Mr. and Mrs. Smith was cheesy, but there was something about it that I just couldn't hate. Oh, that's right. Brad Pitt.

Ridley said...

Worst movie I've seen is The Skydivers.

"Coffee? I like coffee."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rb-WYV4Jz4&t=9m57s

The Human Centipede is second. Shame on me for sitting through its entiritey.

Ridley said...

And its entirety. :/

S. L. Hennessy said...

Sadly, the movie is NOT representative of the comic. And then they made a second one...why?

Dave said...

Thank you all for reading.

Having looked around the other blogfest posts I'm reminded of how awful The Happening; The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen; Jeepers Creepers; The Lost World: Jurassic Park II; Inception; Quantum Of Solace and Me, Myself and Irene are as well.

Brent Wescott said...

Hellboy had its tonal problems, but Ron Pearlman is indeed a badass. The sequel is actually much better. Cooler story, consistent tone, better creatures and effects. You should try it.

Dave said...

Thanks Brent, maybe I will.