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My least favorite movies

  • Nov 19, 2009
I warn you. There are some popular movies on this list and obviously my mileage will very compared to yours, so before I get flamed please read first. Here in no particular order....
1
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Overlong, an unlikeable lead with a romance that no one believes, seen it before action scenes and it's DULL. Everything a Star Wars movie shouldn't be.
See the full review, "So when Obi Wan said "He was a good friend" he COULDN'T have meant the guy in this movie.".
2
Watchmen
REAL long and REAL pretentious and extra violent for the sake of violence take on Alan Moore's comic masterpiece about masked superheores in a fictional 1985 and facing a nuclear war. Read the book. I need to watch it again but I was not impressed by this
See the full review, "I'll Watch something else, thank you.".
3
Fight Club
Here come the flames. An outlet for venting ones agrophobia like hitting a pillow when your angry or even that someone who has a good life somehow doesn't see the forest for the trees and realize how much worse things can be, instead of having a good paying job and nice apartment you could live under a pile of leaves in the woods. If you belive that humanity hasn't advanced a single solitary molecule since prehistoric days then this could be your movie. Millions love it, I dont' see the appeal.
4
The Matrix Reloaded (Widescreen Edition) (2003)
A little unfair to put it on the list for following up a fantastic film but seriously the series took a turn down dork street with anime influences, psuedo spiritual buddist gibberish to make the movie sound more intellectually refined then it is and a real cop out on a cliffhanger ending that could have been much better. Watch the chase on the free way with the Twin Phantoms and then turn it off.
See the full review, "Well, they got the "LOAD" part right".
5
The Village (Widescreen Vista Series) (2004)
Bryce Dallas Howard aside, this movie is a BORE. Going in hoping for some of the same suspenseful shocks like Signs had I could see the ending coming a mile away. Thats always a bad sign.
6
The Hot Chick
Stunningly unfunny film with Rob Schneider finally wearing out his welcome as his armed robber character switches places with a hot chick. Anna Farris, please try and put this one behind you.
7
Date Movie
What started the trend of real low and talentless movies that serve only to summarize a year in movies through shameless and half hearted parodys. This was the first of the line and sadly not the last.
8
The Man With the Golden Gun
Hard to pick a single Bond movie. It's always this one, Moonraker or The World is Not Enough but this one usually takes the cake. Too lightweight, Roger Moore's worst job as Bond, an annoying Bond girl and Christopher Lee as the villian being the only bright spot of the movie short of the exotic locations. Not a terrible movie but far from great.
See the full review, "Shine it all you want, fools gold loses it's luster eventually".
9
Independence Day
A Million cliches a minute from stereotyped characters to it's minute plot of an alien takeover and every unoriginal idea in the book. The first movie to really dazzle people with it's special effects and have a real insulting at times script. May be fun to look at but thats it.
10
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
If handled a little better, this could have been really good. The premise has promise but the hero "G Girl" a silly name if there ever was one has powers that are whatever she needs them to be. Full of lame sex jokes to fill a Two and a Half Men episode and not being all that funny. This isn't a BAD movie but it isn't something i need to see again anytime soon either

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January 19, 2010
Good list. I actually liked Independence Day. Sure it was corny, that was the charm of it! I have to agree with you on Watchmen. My Watchmen review made me unpopular with my geek friends.
 
January 19, 2010
I agree with several of them, though I love Fight Club and Watchmen. I liked The Village and Independence Day. Well one man's trash is another man's treasure as they say.
January 19, 2010
How true...
 
January 19, 2010
The only two movies I disagree with are "Independence Day" and "The Village." Otherwise, nice list.
January 19, 2010
I liked Independence Day too, Will Smith "kicking some alien butt" was hilarious.
January 19, 2010
Indeed! I've liked 90% of Will Smith's movies, if not a little bit more. He is a versatile actor and seems to be an all-around nice guy!
 
January 19, 2010
100% agreement on Attack of the Clones. The Phantom Menace gets a lot of the prequel hate, much of it deserved, but there's still the skeleton of a decent story and some great scenes (primarily the final lightsaber duel). Attack of the Clones is almost totally irredeemable, however.
January 19, 2010
I love Star Wars and I HATE, no LOATHE Attack of the Clones. Short of the closing with Yoda and the Clone and Droid battle, it was terrible. I like Phantom Menace and Revenge of the Sith but the chemistry-less romance with a prissy leading man killed this for me and Anakin is practically half the movie
January 19, 2010
I think the biggest problem for me was that the prequels, which were supposedly about Anakin's turn to the Dark Side, basically skipped the turn. In Phantom Menace, he was a cool little kid with some external problems. In Attack of the Clones, he was a little punk with daddy issues. The external issues had become internalized, and THAT should have been the story. Not Count Dooku.
January 19, 2010
I think what I hated most about Anakin is that Obi Wan said in the first movie, "He was a good friend" and it is established that they ARE supposed to be friends but are never friendly at all towards each other say the first scene and thats all. A friend of mine who loves this movie says that they aren' supposed to be but I know hes covering for his favorite since hes a diehard Star Wars fan and he knows this one gets hate. Things improve but not by a lot in ROTS.
 
January 18, 2010
John, how could you???  J/K :P  I actually dig a few of these, but I see where you're coming from.  Maybe I liked The Village because I still haven't seen Signs yet.  I thought it was a very thought-provoking film, but it looks like it has ended up on several "least favorite films" here on Lunch.

Awesome list, John, I may disagree on some of these, but I sure did enjoy reading your list! :)
January 18, 2010
The Village isn't BAD but I saw the previews hoping for another Signs and short of a few thrills, some I saw coming a mile away it was a turn off and without even trying to spot the twist I saw it coming when I thought that if that movie did well, would Fox put on a special about similar occurances. When it comes to movies or TV shows, if I can see whats coming a mile away, it means it should be rewritten most of the time since the paid writer didn't fool the viewer who thought the same thing. If they do what you expect they better find something to make it effective. Admittedly I didn't see the Fight Club ending but I still didn't care for the movie and thought it was insulting for the most part and still hated it.
January 18, 2010
I thought that the concept of The Village was just insane! And maybe I extra liked Fight Club because Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham-Carter, and Edward Norton were in it :P Did you read the book?
January 18, 2010
No, I never read the book.
January 19, 2010
The movie stays pretty true to it, but there's just something about the book that the movie doesn't pick up on that makes the book worth checking out.
 
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