What’s the Worst Big Budget Film?

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by ScaryMonster, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

    I don't really care about what others like to watch, unless I want to spend some time with her.

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    Have I been disappointed by movies I had high expectations for? Yes, I have, but I consider that a small price to pay for all the great movies I have seen and I'm not about to give up watching movies because of a few I didn't like much.
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  3. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

    Does anybody else remember watching the following movie:

    The Box

    2009 PG-13 115 minutes

    A disfigured man named Arlington Steward (Frank Langella) informs Norma (Cameron Diaz) and Arthur (James Marsden) Lewis that they have 24 hours to decide if they want to push a button inside a box that will give them a cool million -- but a complete stranger will die at the same time. Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) writes and directs this thriller based on sci-fi writer Richard Matheson's short story.

    Cast: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn, Holmes Osborne, Sam Stone, Gillian Jacobs, Andrew Levitas, Lisa K. Wyatt, Michele Durrett, Basil Hoffman

    Director: Richard Kelly

    Genres: Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Supernatural Thrillers

    This movie is: Dark, Scary

    To this day, whenever I think of this movie, I wonder if I would have pushed the button.
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  5. wsionynw Master Queef Valued Senior Member

    Michael Bay's Transformers 1 and 2, I didn't bother to watch 3.

    Love Actually makes me want to hurt myself.

    Battle Los Angeles, boring and stupid.

    The Green Hornet, a bad idea done badly.
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  7. adoucette Caca Occurs Valued Senior Member

    Yeah, most of them make a LOT of money

    "Waterworld" - 1995 ==> over $100 million in profit.
    "Batman & Robin" - 1997 ==> Over $110 million in profit
    "Batman Forever" - 1995 ==> Over $225 million in profit
    "Godzilla" - 1998 ==> ~$250 million in profit
    "Star Trek Insurrection" - 1998 ==> $52 Million in profit
    "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" - 2010 ==> Over $220 million in profit
    "Wild, Wild West" - 1999 ==> $52 Million in profit
    "Battlefield Earth" - 2000 ==> LOST $15 million
    "Catwoman" - 2004 ==> LOST $18 million
    "Spiderman 3" - 2007 ==> Over $630 million in profit
    "Judge Dredd" - 1995 ==> Over $28 million in profit
    "Captain America" - 2011 ==> Over $160 million and growing
    "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" - 1987 ==> Broke even
    "Daredevil" - 2003 ==> Over $100 million in profit
    "The Happening" - 2008 ==> Over $100 million in profit
    "The Hulk" - 2003 ==> Over $100 million in profit
  8. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

    Not quite - he did direct the "Aaron Burr" ad from the Got Milk? ad campaign.
  9. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

    I liked Waterworld. Great movie.
  10. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

    Yeah, remakes are just lazy. If it doesn't merit being called a "reboot," then it shouldn't be made (i.e., Batman Begins is acceptable, Stieg Larsen remakes are not).
  11. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

    I will confess for a certain soft-spot for Waterworld, but it's as much because it's so ham-fisted and corny that it's semi-hilarious. And I like all the associated legends of retarded production costs, the fact that it basically ended Costner's career as a blockbuster leading man, etc.
  12. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

    Inception. Most money spent to make the worst movie.
  13. spanglo Registered Senior Member

    Nicolas Cage has starred in a number of shitty movies within the last few years, and although Ghost Rider was the worst of the lot I'm not sure if that qualifies as big budget. But if it does, then Ghost Rider and Escape from L.A. are my 1,2 worst big budget movies ever made. Hard to believe there's going to be a Ghost Rider 2! Number 3 would It's Complicated... which was definitely big budget and agonizing to watch such talented and likable actors struggling with unfathomably bad material.

    If the movie is a lousy sequel to a movie I especially liked, then I will tend to hate it more than the sum of its parts, and even hate it more than a far worse movies. The sequels/prequels to The Matrix, Spiderman, Transformers, Star Wars, Highlander, Boondock Saints, Dumb and Dumber come mind.
  14. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

    I agree, it was rather long however which was its weakness to me. If they could have cut about an hour or so out of it I'd think it would still be a good movie but not as long.
  15. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

    Question? Whenever you watched a movie you've really liked and they made a sequel to it, have you ever not watched the sequel to it?
  16. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

    Argh, Escape from LA was super terrible, and not in the good way. Still love the first one, though.
  17. ScaryMonster I’m the whispered word. Valued Senior Member

    I didn't mind water world, but Kevin Costner made a lot of shitty films namly:

    Swing Vote (2008)
    Mr. Brooks (2007)
    The Guardian (2006/I)
    Rumor Has It... (2005)
    The Upside of Anger (2005)
    Open Range (2003)
    Dragonfly (2002)
    3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
    Thirteen Days (2000)
    For Love of the Game (1999)
    Message in a Bottle (1999)
    The Postman (1997)
    Tin Cup (1996)
    The War (1994)
    Wyatt Earp (1994)
    A Perfect World (1993)
    The Bodyguard (1992)
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    Not complete crap, but the sort of films that make you wish you hadn't bothered sitting through them.
  18. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

    Does that mean " because you watched the whole thing" it's not complete crap? Whatever, sometimes when I watch the whole thing it's only because it's better than the alternatives at the moment. But that could also be like voting for the lessor of two evils.
  19. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

    Into steerage with you.
    Remove that peasant from number three lifeboat.
    Lord Ponsomby's cat needs his place.
    And tie the scoundrel to the yardarm.
    (I May be confusing this with "Mutiny on the Bounty")

    Brilliant film.
    Biased though. I could watch a film of Kate Winslet playing dominoes.

    In fact, if I'd been a passenger on the Titanic playing dominoes with Kate Winslet,
    I'd have probably stayed.

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    Lord Kremmen: Oooh, Kate, yer crafty fugger. Played the double six eh?
    Kate: You're the best domino player I've ever played. Come to my cabin.

    Ditto Drew Barrymore. ( You'll have to think of your own domino related sexual fantasy)

    I'm a hopeless judge on this.
    Looking at the other films so far listed, I haven't watched 95%+ of them.
    I can't find another apart from Titanic.

    I saw a James Bond film once.
    I've never managed to watch one since.
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  20. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

    Kate Winslet does not make film good!

    I concur with Dywyddyr in that "Titanic" was poor - certainly not (imho) deserving of the accolades it achieved, and not a film I have sat through more than once.

    Alexander was pretty ropey, although I did get the Director's Cut DVD in the hope that it was the studio who ruined it so badly... but it didn't help much!

    Batman & Robin was just awful.

    I'm sure someone with a decent ability to direct a film will one day make a prequel-trilogy to Star Wars episodes 4, 5 and 6.

    The latest Indiana Jones and the Implausible Plot With Aliens was dire, with Harrison Ford looking far too old to play the role, and looking like a pastiche of himself.

    Pilates of the CurryBean should have ended after the first film... as I found the second and third to be almost painful to watch.

    And by far the worst... the entire awful, abysmal, painful, pathetic and insulting "Twilight" saga.

    Anyhoo - just my views.

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  21. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

    that one right there. stupid beyond belief!
  22. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

    ditto. LOVED the first one. My son was surprised when I pointed out the references to it in Metal Gear Solid

    I hear they are working on a prequel of how Snake lost his eye in teh Battle of Leningrad
  23. spanglo Registered Senior Member

    Yes, a few: Pirates of The Caribbean, Speed. I feel like there's more, but I'm having trouble recollecting.

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