Thread: Movies we regret paying for.....

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    Quote by nachtjager
    Quote by Gruffi
    One word: Titanic.

    My fiance dragged me to see it. She loved it, I HATED it.


    Everyone in the theater is dead silent, and I involuntarily let out this loud laugh.


    When I was forced to see the damn thing I looked around in the theater. I noticed that almost every guy there was either looking like they were going to fall a sleep or they had that "I´m making a run for the door" look in their faces. I was thinking stuff like why didn´t I bring my iPod, a flashlight and a book...

    That damn movie stole valuable time out of my life, and I want it back.
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    Quote by Gruffi
    Quote by nachtjager
    Quote by Gruffi
    One word: Titanic.

    My fiance dragged me to see it. She loved it, I HATED it.


    Everyone in the theater is dead silent, and I involuntarily let out this loud laugh.


    When I was forced to see the damn thing I looked around in the theater. I noticed that almost every guy there was either looking like they were going to fall a sleep or they had that "I´m making a run for the door" look in their faces. I was thinking stuff like why didn´t I bring my iPod, a flashlight and a book...

    That damn movie stole valuable time out of my life, and I want it back.


    I'm going to have to play the devil's advocate (hey, another waiste of money, Devil's Advocate) on this one, I thought Titanic was great! It was very well acted, Kate Winslet was beautiful, and Cameron did an excellent job directing it. I loved the cinematogrophy, how everything looked dreamlike and surreal and the irony that you new this paradise on the seas was soon going to go sinking beneath the ocean. I felt for Kate W's character, how she was trapped in her world of luxory and wasn't allowed to be herself, how she was forced to be engaged to a horrible burocrat, who cared for nothing except himself and his money. Also the chemistry between her and Leonardo's character was very believable, and the climatic struggle in the end where the lowly workers, who busted their ass so the rich snobs could enjoy their luxory (they even kept playing music while the ship was sinking), were being locked up so they couldn't climb on board the escape rafts made me fell outraged and I cheered when they fought back. It was exciting, romantic and dramatic, and it had all the elements of a great film. I think the reason why so many people hated is because they were biased from all the Leonardo obsessed teenage girls and because they walked into the theatre wanting to hate the movie.
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    My Best Friend's Wedding (yes a chick-flick, but I REALLY didn't like my wife afterwards)

    howard The duck

    Batman & Robin

    House of teh Dead (actually, ANYTHING directed by Uwe Boll... *shudder* Alone in the dark qualifies, too, right?)

    I wuold say American Beauty, but I didn't pay for that one (had some free movie passes. The wife and I got up and walked out about halfway through)

    I haev to say that I did enjoy Titanic, though...
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    Quote by Chyna0207

    The Village (kinda wished I would've just waited to see it on tv b/c it was a little dry and dragging, not the typical M.N.S movie to me)



    I agree with you there..that movie was drier than dry, it was parched! It had potential from the beginning but then it really fizzled

    Also "They"

    I've noticed that most of these thrillers with vague titles turn out to be crappy..The Fog, The Hidden,The Village..etc.

    I only pay my money for movies that i've heard a thorough good review of..otherwise my $10 goes towards quality bootleg dvds!
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    The 2 that come to mind immediately are Psycho (90s remake) and Cold Creek Manor. Psycho is the only movie I've EVER walked out of. But on the upside of CCM, I saw that with my wife and in-laws against my will. I wanted to see Underworld. After sitting through CCM, I got to pick all the movies we went to all summer.

    I also wasn't big on Ocean's 12 or The Life Aquatic (and I really wanted to like it).
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    Quote by KhrisK
    Baseketball?! That is one of the best movies of all time!!

    As for movies I regret paying for: The Evil Dead. That movie was so horrible, I would've been willing to kill my own mother, if that would just make it stop! Fortunately, it was a DVD, and I quickly hit eject. I've seen worse movies, but I've never actually paid money for them.


    BLASPHEMY. You can find the humor in Baseketball, but not the humor in Evil Dead? Oy vey. Anyway, my answer:

    Gone Fishin'. Worst movie of all time. (cue echo)
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    Quote by MattNash
    Let's see:
    Constantine
    Saw
    Sky Captain
    Anchorman
    Chronicle of Riddick
    Van Helsing
    Butterfly Effect
    League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
    Star Wars : Attack of the Clones
    Mummie Returns
    Planet of the Apes (By FAR, Tim Burton's worst movie)
    Blare Witch Project 2
    Lost in Space
    Spawn
    Bio Dome
    Batman & Robin
    Batman Forever
    The Phantom
    Johnny Mnemonic
    (Just think about all the money I would have today if I could just tell that little voice to shut up and not see crap in theatres)


    Wow. Ditto on almost all of those, the only strong omission being "The Butterfly Effect", with "Spawn" and "Johnny Mnemonic" being iffy. Spawn is definitely more iffy than Keanu's crap, but it was entertaining to see that Jesus dude get hit by a car after yelling "Stop, sinners!"
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    Quote by nippythefish
    Wow. Ditto on almost all of those, the only strong omission being "The Butterfly Effect", with "Spawn" and "Johnny Mnemonic" being iffy. Spawn is definitely more iffy than Keanu's crap, but it was entertaining to see that Jesus dude get hit by a car after yelling "Stop, sinners!"


    Well, we can't agree on everything. The Butterfly Effect wasn't a horrible movie, I think it could have been better, the ending was way to happy for such a dark film (I would have ended it with him in the mental institution) and I just couldn't take Ashton Kutcher seriously (it's KELSO, for God's sake). I was very disappointed with Spawn, especially after seeing the excellent antimated show on HBO, and as far as Johny Mnemonic, if Dolph Lundgrin is the best thing about a movie, its gotta be a piece of crap.
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    I think that Keaneau Reeves has certain character types that he is really believable in... Take Point Break, for example... I thought he did a good job in that movie. And his "Ted" Theodore Logan will forever be legend. And in the first Matrix movie, he worked very well, IMHO... but beyind that, everything else I've seen him in, he really sucked. wait, scratch that... He was also in The Replacements, which I thought he did really good in, too... Of couse, gene Hackman was in the movie, too, so I'm sure that helped. And Hackman isn't completely Midas when it comes to turning bad movie roles into gold... I offer his Lex Luthor as a prime example of Hackman in a bad role. Or at least, a badly-written role.
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    Quote by nachtjager
    You mention the Life Aquatic, which I didn't see because the previews reminded me of The Royal Tennebaums. I love Gene Hackman, let it be said. He can turn some bad roles into gold (Quick and the Dead anyone?).

    I went to see the Royal Tennenbaums because all the media hype was that "this is the must see movie after September 11. It will make you feel good again." CRIMINALLY WRONG! It was boring, completely not funny, and I walked out of the movie with about only 15 minutes left. I know this because my ex made me rewatch it with her to give it a second chance. Bill Murray holds his own in it though.


    I mistakenly thought the RT would be laugh out loud....

    But on second viewing, I found it touching and amusing with moments of genius.

    I liked Owen Wilson doing a runner when they want him to go into rehab!!

    No one has mentioned Air Force One.... Jesus, this film sums up everything that's wrong with the US.... it was cliched, flag waving, imbecilic, we were supposed to cheer when the warlord was shot in the back at the end, plus the plane crash was atrocious CGI...

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    Battlefield Earth. I never read the book, but I did almost get up when the virtual cavemen spent a few hours in a flight simulator, then took to the skies in harriers, all the while shouting "Piece of cake!"
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    Titanic: I'm a girl, and I didn't see more than fourty seconds before I was bored.
    Napoleon Dynamite: Granted, I didn't buy it, a friend did. But, it sucked. It stole time from my life, and I want it back. Now.
    Rocky and Bullwinkle: Ye gods. We (me and five family members) actually walked out of the theater it was playing in and got a refund from the manager. Only movie we have EVER done that on.
    Robots: One of the BIGGEST wastes of money I've ever had the "pleasure" of buying on DVD. The plot has been used hundreds upon thousands of times before, and the whole thing just seemed to fall flat on it's face. Only way this one is coming out of storage is if a YOUNG child visits.
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    Quote by Saberclaw
    Titanic: I'm a girl, and I didn't see more than fourty seconds before I was bored.
    Napoleon Dynamite: Granted, I didn't buy it, a friend did. But, it sucked. It stole time from my life, and I want it back. Now.
    Rocky and Bullwinkle: Ye gods. We (me and five family members) actually walked out of the theater it was playing in and got a refund from the manager. Only movie we have EVER done that on.
    Robots: One of the BIGGEST wastes of money I've ever had the "pleasure" of buying on DVD. The plot has been used hundreds upon thousands of times before, and the whole thing just seemed to fall flat on it's face. Only way this one is coming out of storage is if a YOUNG child visits.


    Titanic, although cheesy, is still entertaining to me. Napoleon Dynamite is one of those films that either you love it or hate it, depending on your sense of humor. Not to say that you have a crappy sense of humor, just that it takes a certain sense of humor to appreciate it. Rocky and Bullwinkle was AWFUL....the original cartoon was and is one of the best cartoons ever made, and the live action flick didn't do it justice. I saw part of 'Robots' on the flight over to the states this Summer, and yes....it was bad enough that I switched the channel to 'Sahara'. That pretty much speaks for how bad Robots is.
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    -Spongebob Squarepants: The Movie (Sorry. That kind of Nick Toon isn't my kind of Nick Toon.).
    -SharkTale (lots of kids from age 2 to 5 couldn't keep quiet in the theater. But I do love kids. And I liked Finding Nemo a lot better.).
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    Spongebob Squarepants and Scary Movie 3
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    I went to see Titanic with a friend of mine, I guess we were around 14 or so. We just laughed and made crude jokes through most of the movie. :mrgreen:
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    Napolean Dynamite, I hated it when I first saw it. Than they started playing it at work, all day everyday for about 2 weeks but instead of hating it more, I started getting the jokes and couldn't help but smile and giggle.

    The movies I regretted paying for was:

    1. Evita - This is the only movie I ever actually fell asleep to.
    2. Hannibal - Why they made this movie, noone knows. Truly horrid.
    3. Battlefield Earth - Hahaha, I can't stop laughing just thinking about it.
    4. Spy Kids - Don't even ask me why I even went to watch it.
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    Quote by Predaking
    Napolean Dynamite, I hated it when I first saw it. Than they started playing it at work, all day everyday for about 2 weeks but instead of hating it more, I started getting the jokes and couldn't help but smile and giggle.

    The movies I regretted paying for was:

    1. Evita - This is the only movie I ever actually fell asleep to.
    2. Hannibal - Why they made this movie, noone knows. Truly horrid.
    3. Battlefield Earth - Hahaha, I can't stop laughing just thinking about it.
    4. Spy Kids - Don't even ask me why I even went to watch it.


    Have you seen the ep of The Simpsons were they parody Evita?
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    The only movie I can think of off the top of my head that I hated was 'Be Cool'. I came into that movie thinking it was going to be amazing and I was extremely disappointed.
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