1) Austin Powers 2 - just what I needed, a poor remake of "Spy Hard"
2) The Generals Daughter - Dull, dull, dull, dull, dull. Can we all go back
to not liking Travolta now please?
3) Jakob The Liar - Robin Williams The Crap
4) Virtual Sexuality - US cinema goers were probably spared this film
written by a UK agony uncle about a teenage girl who changes in to a teenage
boy . It also managed the impossible - to make buxom twenty-something women
dressing as schoolgirls dull. Now that takes talent.
5) Taxi. The French try to resuscitate their film industry, by making a crap
action flik that even Steven Seagal would have considered beneath him.
The Loss of Sexual Innocence
Drop Dead Georgious
Eric -- On what flight did you see Molly?
Never seen it
That was Baaaad, but wasn't it a 1998 film?
That was bad. But I found it funny in a bad sort of way. Especially the way
that, with Jurgen Prochnow (sp?) in it , they felt the necessity to go thru
loads of submarine cliches ... in space.
Never heard of it
>The Loss of Sexual Innocence
Oh god - saw the poster, read the plot, avoided like the plague.
>Drop Dead Georgious
Worth it for the one scene of dancing with a crucifix. The rest was dull.
However not as dull as the General's Daughter.
I agree. When that guy said "We're still in the game, right", that was the
last nail in the coffin for this movie. Couldn't Cronenberg at least have
thought of something for the players of the game to DO? They were just
wandering around aimlessly. Never seen a worse computer game I think!
Mr. Wag T.
The movie wasn't enough of anything. The characters were motiveless (and
poorly acted), the game was not credible (either as a study of virtual
reality or as a *tool* for Cronenberg to study the nature of reality) and
the endings on endings at the end was just dull.
>2) The Blair Bitch Project
The BWP and The Matrix deserve some mention IMO opinion for the way an
unending volume of hype about groundbreaking, brilliant movies was undone
when the two decidedly average films were watched.
existenZ was terrible. While I liked the "dream" quality of some of the
scene, it really went nowhere fast, and the ending was so predictable.
Wild Wild West
Jakob The Liar
"Hope is a good thing. Probably the best of things. And no good thing ever
-- Andy (The Shawshank Redemption)
I got an idea for the sequel though. "Being Keanu Reeves" I envision
it sort of like that 'movie within a movie' in Boogie Nights --
with Keanu doing is lame-o Karate moves in LA storm drains.
I'm shocked to find myself actually agreeing with Eric, at least about
JULIEN DONKEY-BOY & DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, the only 2 films on this list I've
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I'd throw in with him on "The Loss of Sexual Innocence", a film of
phenomenal, ass-sucking badness if ever there was one. About an hour into
the screening, I realized I had friends who were painting their apartment
right at that moment -- literally, watching paint dry -- and knew they had
to be having a better time than I was.
I was shocked to discover that there was a press screening. I also just
discovered that there isn't going to be one for "Supernova."
I didn't realize it had ever opened theatrically -- I thought it had
its premiere on American Airlines. I remember seeing the trailer --
oh, great, the OTHER Other Sister -- and then seeing it on a flight to
> > I'm shocked to find myself actually agreeing with Eric, at least
> > about JULIEN DONKEY-BOY & DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, the
> > only 2 films on this list I've seen.
> I'd throw in with him on "The Loss of Sexual Innocence", a film of
> phenomenal, ass-sucking badness if ever there was one. About an hour into
> the screening, I realized I had friends who were painting their apartment
> right at that moment -- literally, watching paint dry -- and knew they had
> to be having a better time than I was.
Just goes to show that taste in movies is one of those things it's
hard to generalize about. I'd put LOSS in my top 25. Sure it's one
of the artsiest-fartsiest movies ever made. But it mostly worked
for me; and the scene at the airport was heartbreakingly poignant.
Take away the overly pretentious Adam & Eve stuff, and it might have
made my top 10.
The other movie that wouldn't come close to making my bottom list is
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS...a mockumentary too sidesplittingly funny (in a
year short on comedies which actually made me laugh) to downgrade.
A very midrange sort of movie.
>In no particular order...
The Mod Squad
Being John Malkovich (pre-empting some griping, yes I'm serious with
this one. I have NEVER fallen asleep at a movie before, but BJM put
me out cold. Dull, dull, dull.)
and likely the worst movie I've ever sat thru...
"You'll regret being so damn abusive when the electric
UFO Gods transphase in from Dimension Ten to appoint me
manager of the universe. I said that out loud, didn't I?"
Warren Ellis, Planetary #2
Yeah, I was pretty disappointed with this one myself. Don't know if I
would call it hte worst of this year, but highly disappointing after
hearing all the praise of it.
: and likely the worst movie I've ever sat thru...
Gah! I watched it cause I liked Heathers and I was like, "well, it is a
Heathers wannabe, it should at least be entertaining." It was a watered
down Heathers wannabe that totally missed the point why Heathers was so
popular (the witty script and the ability to make fun of itself even, both
missing in Jawbreaker).
These opinions are mine, not those of Georgia Tech. It is the opinion of
Tech that I should be writing a paper on some topic or another.
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Not me, Steve.I haven't seen MOLLY but I have seen DROP DEAD GEORGOUS and it is
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Oh good,I'm not the only one that really enjoyed Drop Dead Gorgeous.
Try "Smile" instead. DDG was just a collection of badly edited cliches in
search of a plot.
Girl, if you want a real laugh have a listen to the director's commentary on
the DVD. He thinks he's Fellini. Seriously.
why even bother watching those movies? do you actually have to plunk
down $8 to discover that, gee, general's daughter and austin powers
the five worst films i saw this year were
1. deep blue sea. i knew it was gonna be trash but critics said cool
special effects. only amounted to special defects.
2. three kings. much hyped movie is a braindead music video that
PRETENDS to understand the gulf war. very offensive.
3. matrix. big dumb calvin kleinish movie that gives us christianity
and buddhism through much strutting around in leather jackets and
shades through an hail of bullets. a movie for total losers and
4. fight club. such talent so badly wasted in what amounts to a
garbage heap. often clever, at times brilliant, always retarded.
5. phantom menace. ridiculous but i at least mildly enjoyed this one.
and i relist the best films i've seen this year. there are still many
highly touted films i havent' yet seen but the best among those i've
secret defense, eyes wide shut, dr akagi, 1st hr of emperor and the
assassin, thirteenth warrior(my personal fav), princess mononoke
(subtitled version), black cat white cat, blair witch project.
and i mildly enjoyed election, thomas crown affair, and a few others.
BOW TO GAZA AND HE MIGHT SPARE YOUR PUNY ASS.
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Before you buy.
: why even bother watching those movies? do you actually have to plunk
: down $8 to discover that, gee, general's daughter and austin powers
Actually, I liked Austin Powers and so did many other people. It got mixed
reviews, but nothing on the level of, say, Wild Wild West. So yeah, you
needed to discover whether or not you'd like it or not.
Species 2 was ages ago...
Yes, definitely include this
>Drop Dead Georgious
DDG sucked majorly, big letdown, although, Kitsten Dunst is always good
I would also nominate Idle Hands
But that did have that super-hot chick to kind of redeem it. But then again,
the offspring playing at a high school dance does make for a stupid movie.
Thin Red Line
Wild Wild West
The Haunting. Jan De Bont should not be allowed to direct another film.
I agree -- this movie was hilarious!
The Matrix does not deserve to be anywhere on the list.
Well, just because no one's mentioned it yet, I have to add a plug for "The Omega Code".
Feature-length TBN ... oh, the horror ...
Apart from the fact that it was heralded as a new age in film, when it was
just a retread of the sci-fi action film that dominated the last few decades
with Woo rip-offs.
Certainly not the worst film, but honourable mention for the unending hype.
1) Baby Geniuses ( I can't believe this wasn't mentioned!)
2) Wild, Wild West ( Liked the show!)
3) The 13th Floor
4) From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
5) Bringing Out The Dead