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Worst film you've ever seen
Ghosts on Mars

 7:38 pm on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

I like to rent science fiction video films. My girlfriend thinks I'm a total geek but I can't help it. Usually they are quite decent, sometimes even good, but last night I think hit an all time low. I should have known when the intro music was hard rock guitar. About 90 minutes later I realized that I had had my life time doze of marsian colonists turned into satanist worshipers wildly swinging home made axes, mysterious gas clouds carrying the ancient real marsians and taking over the humans by entering through the ear? To top it off, this total lack of a story was accompanied by loud heavy metal music troughout the film....In fact, the only consolation was seeing Pam Grier in a new outfit ;)

What is the worst film you've ever seen?



 7:52 pm on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

The Thin Red Line (a highly acclaimed movie)
The Scorpion King


 7:56 pm on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

*groan* Ghosts of Mars... lord that sucked!

yep.... it was so bad that if you'd asked me what the worst film was without mentioning it, I would have chosen some other bad (but only marginally bad in comparison to GoM) film..... simply because GoM was SOOOO bad I have more or less succeeded in blocking it from my conscious memory.

Now of course... I can't think of any bad film BUT GoM...

which, by the way, sucked. :)


 7:56 pm on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

One of the worst but, also the best

"Earth girls are easy"



 8:00 pm on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

"Sambo and the Leopard Mens" an oldie.

Even when 5 old, I could tell this movie was really bad. Never saw anything worst then this since. <ducks> Except most Flash sites. </ducks>


 9:03 pm on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>Now of course... I can't think of any bad film BUT GoM...<<

exactly the same for me :)



 9:23 pm on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

I like to rent science fiction video films.

go2, isnt the plan 9 from outer space the worst movie ever?

there a a lot o bad movies, the worst from sci fi would be "mission to mars".
last crap i was watching was "scary movie" (1 or 2 i dont even know since i stoped after 10 minutes).

here is the site i visited several times in the past :



 9:28 pm on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

Worst big budget film - Independence Day

I can forgive the independent filmmakers of almost anything, since they usually operate on a shoestring. But when Hollywood slings an 8 figure budget and serves up nothing but some FX, Big Names and a marketing campaign, then I get ticked.


 9:31 pm on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

Independence Day

i agree. i mean if i rememebr correct they uploaded the virus from the floppy or disc to alien mother ship!?


 9:38 pm on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>uploaded the virus from the floppy or disc to alien mother ship!?

Why not? He used a Mac! ;)


 9:46 pm on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

GoM was pretty bad, so was Red Planet.. and I like Val :/

Right now SciFi's running 'Reptilian' and that's pretty darn bad.. actually makes GoM look a bit better - at least they had decent music and their cheesy lines aren't quite as cheesy as this.. (don't even ask why it's still on .. i have no idea why I'm not changing the channel)


 9:53 pm on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hackers was bad. Real bad. Clint Eastwood's critically acclaimed Unforgiven was terrible. Nearly everything with Van Damme or Steven Segal is bad but the last real dud I watched was Ali.


 9:55 pm on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>Worst big budget film - Independence Day<<

I walked out after the first 45 minutes.


 10:04 pm on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

omg, i love hackers! especially angelina.:)

Macguru, lol,i would think that such a advanced alien ship would at least use zone alarm or norton antivirus! :)


 10:13 pm on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

"The Trial" was pretty bad - as was "The Jetsons" and "Lost in Space"

As far as what I thought was a dissapointment - I never got the big deal of "Moulin Rouge"


 7:18 am on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

I have never found anyone else who shares my sentiments but I thought Gladiator was terrible. I didn't like anything about it. Road to Perdition and Signs are both up there as well.


 8:00 am on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>I have never found anyone else who shares my sentiments but I thought Gladiator was terrible.

Well DrCool you finally found someone. Romans using bows and arrows... tsk tsk tsk!
Just another movie where Wollywood puts history on the sacrificial stone of entertainment.


 10:20 am on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

D.A.R.Y.L. (movie about a robot child) was so bad that I actually walked out on it in the theater, and this is when I was probably 13 no less!

Ironic that this subject should come up right now. Day before last I actually turned off a rented movie for the first time... and I've managed to sit through some horrible films. :)

It was "The Applegates" by the same writer and director that did "Heathers". I rented it on that fact alone since I thought Heathers was brilliant.

Unfortunately The Applegates was a b movie farce that couldn't even qualify for the "so bad it's good" award. Ugh.

Mind you, neither of the above came anywhere near being highly acclaimed.

As for that... My top list of acclaimed films that in my opinion weren't worth the celluloid they were burned on:

Breaking The Waves - Cannes winner that I couldn't stand. Well, actually I did stand... in the theater... to go out for a cigarette. When I did, the three friends I went with all moved to stand up as well, in relief, thinking I was making a move to leave. Boy were they disappointed when I told them I'd be right back. ;) Should have never looked back while I had the chance.

Mulholland Drive - David Lynch certainly has brilliance, and this film had it's moments as well. Shame he didn't make an even half-hearted attempt at a cohesive storyline with this one.

Sense and Sensibility - Dull, slow, and uninspired period piece.
This coming from a man who loves period films and movies that many others think are dull, slow, and uninspired. *Maybe* I'd have been less disappointed if I hadn't known that this was directed by Ang Lee who brought us Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.


 12:52 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

This won't win any friends with this crowd, but:

Lord of the Rings. Worst movie I've seen in years. Bad casting, bad acting, bad script, bad predictable formula plot (5mins into it, you knew the whole story), bad directing, depressing sets, even more depressing costums wrapped in the most over hyped promo package since ShowGirls and HudsonHawk. Three hours of drivel. No, I didn't read the books and there is no way now after seeing that movie. (least ShowGirls had gratuitous nudity). Bless the guy that thought up fast forward!


 2:00 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

on the other hand - i jsut saw movie Donnie Darko(it sounds like stupid teen comedy but it is not). wow! i was totaly amazed, one of the best movies i have seen , including phenomenal soundtrack! was well worth the download :) it is litle old , i belive last years movie but if you havent seen it then go rent it. brilliant!has anyone seen it?

talking about crap movies - now i rememebr -texas chainsaw masacer or something. this movie is everything but horror :)


 4:27 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Boy, I sure disagree with some of this.

Lord of the Rings. Worst movie I've seen in years.

I really disagree here. LOTR was perhaps the best movie ever made. Perfect casting. Plot virtually identical to the book. LOTR defined the formula. Perfect acting. Perfect direction. Totally excellent movie. In fact, one of THE BEST of all time.

Gladiator was terrible

Not terrible, but surely not as good as it could have been. By that era, the republic was so dead that no one even knew what it was, much less tried to recreate it! No roman senator would have backed recreating the republic - they were too tied to the emperor.

Hackers was bad.

Liked it myself.

Independence Day

Loved it. One of the best.

Clint Eastwood's critically acclaimed Unforgiven was terrible

Excellent movie.

"Lost in Space"

First half is terrible, second half okay.

Want some bad movies:

Star wars episode 1 (haven't seen 2)
The remake of the Time Machine
The remake of planet of the apes (real stinky)
Taxi Driver

Richard Lowe


 4:53 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hey Brett

Lord of the Rings....

...bad predictable formula plot (5mins into it, you knew the whole story),...

The reason you were able to predict the story 5 mins after it began is because the plot of this epic has been copied by virtually every other fantasy movie and book since LoTR was written. It has become formulaic, but when these books were written, there was no formula. It is the formula! The movie makers aren't going to give it a fresh new plot just for a few surprises. I think it's important that they are sticking to the original plot/theme (more or less). I have to say that after seeing Fellowship of the Ring, I was very happy with the casting, costumes, settings, etc. A couple of the actors could have worked a little harder... maybe they'll get it right in the next one :)


 4:55 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

I have to agree with most of what richlowe said, except for Hackers, Lost in Space (terrible), and Taxi Driver (a beautiful classic)


 5:27 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Brett: I agree - LoTR was terrible. Of course, it didn't help that I dumped a cup of coke into my lap 5 minutes before the movie started. I was in the ladies' room holding my pants under the dryer and saying, "no no, I *spilled* something" to anyone who walked in. Only got my jeans marginally dry and had to sit in cold, sticky coke for the entire movie.


One of the worst movies I've seen (and no one I've ever mentioned this to agrees with me) was 'Rushmore.' Ugh ugh ugh.

'A Knight's Tale' comes in at a close second.


 6:35 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

One of the worst, Being Human, mostly because they needed a script.


 6:56 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

>The Thin Red Line (a highly acclaimed movie)<

I think Sean Penn is a fantastic actor, but that was the absolute worst movie I have ever seen.


 10:38 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Joey And The Dough Boys - A WW1 Epic


 10:49 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Once I saw this incredibly weird SF movie. It all happened in some spaceship. Lotsa darkness and people weren't talking to each other. I didn't understand a thing. Eventually this heavy metal type of dude screamed at an approaching lady saying: 'Don't touch my f***in hair!'
And that was it. THE END.

I don't remember it's name-I was gonna recommend it to you:)



 11:03 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Stumped... ah, I mean, that I can't come up with the worst, even if the genre is SciFi.

Fact is, if it's bad, I can't remember it at all.

So far, almost everything that's mentioned here seems to be OK, or have some entertainment quality.

Can't believe LoTR is mentioned. Haven't seen Gladiator yet. The others, Lost in Space, Independence day, etc..well, what did you expect? Yeah, we be bad..but there've been a lot worse.

Much easier to remember are the ones you like the best (from the fifties):
The Day the Earth stood Still
War of the Worlds
Invasion of the BodySnatchers (1950's)
Many more grade B's here that I love....

Then, in another genre, not quote SciFi:
Dr. Strangelove

---------Stopping here because I could go on and on---------


 11:12 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

OK, just remembered the worst I've ever seen. You see, on TV, I can turn it off, but if I paid for it...that's another thing.

This was early 1970's if I remember the date correctly.
'A Bridge Too Far'

Nothing but blood and guts, they showed closeups of the guy's guts being spilled. I had to walk out of the theater. It was an all-star cast. Second to worst part of that - they had Ryan O'Neil playing a GENERAL - he looked like he was 30 years old or younger. I think Custer was the only US Army general under that age; he got demoted, though.

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