Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Ambulance Chaser, Dec 21, 2004.
I liked the new Italian job, 7 years in Tibet was pretty crappy though.
Mission Impossible 2, terrible James Bond wannabe film.
There are so many bad movies, I don't know where to start. Â However, the one really awful movie that other people seem to think is a monumental artistic masterpiece that I found to be complete crap is:
Akira Kurosawa's "Dreams"
What a load of heavy handed, boring time-wasting drivel. Â
The movie is a series of vignettes. Â There are a number of visually striking scenes, but they are inevitably sandwiched between bombastic lectures on the dangers of technology and nuclear power.
The scene of the 6 nuclear power plants all exploding at once was particularly funny. Frightened people running around in front of a flaming Mount Fuji backdrop that is so two dimensional and fake that it looked like something from a high-school film project. I expected to see a guy in a Mothra or Godzilla suit jump out of the flaming crater.
The "blizzard" sequence was similarly distracting in that the snow and terrain are so fake looking that it was hard to feel very worried about the poor mountaineers.
Many of the sets and effects were very reminiscent of the old Star Treck sets.
The dialogue and story lines have no subtlety at all. You simply get the impression that the director is taking advantage of the captive audience to introduce you to his world view. I'm all for movies with a deep message (and I share most of the views espoused in this movie), but there is no subtlety at all in this movie's presentation of it's agenda.
If you want to see a truly beautiful and engaging Japanese movie with a similar theme, watch Princess Mononoke. Dreams is simply a waste of time. It's a overbearing lecture on Kurosawa's pet philosophies, masquerading as a movie.
Dreams was certainly self-indulgent but certainly doesn't deserve a spot alongside some of the movies we've mentioned so far. Princess Mononoke was a disappointment to me (being the huge Mizyazaki fan that I am).
I actually really liked MI2 for a number of reasons, but it certainly was different than its predecessor, quite a fun movie to watch though.
I'd like to retract my previous statement in regard to how terrible Lost in Translation was. I rented it the other night and didn't mind sitting through it the second time around and enjoyed it quite a bit. Maybe I wasn't able to enjoy it the first time because I was tired, but I really didn't like it the first time.
So Lost in Translation can be erased from my list.
Any of the last 3 Bond films. Ian Fleming must be turning in his grave.
Invisible cars indeed, pah.
Interesting that my parents had the same reaction you did the first time through (I was especially shocked that my mom didn't like it). I forced them to watch it a 2nd time which led to a 3rd time, and now they love it.
I must just be weird - I can't stand Titanic. It's one of two movies I've ever walked out before it was finished - the other being Spiderman 2 (and I didn't even pay for that one). I've tried to watch it several times - I just can't stomach it. Fortunately, I've never seen many of the films on others worst lists - I guess I'm not only weird, but lucky
I recall seeing "Titanic" on New Years Eve in a packed movie house. We had to take our seats one hour prior to the showing. Behind us sat a 7 year old kid who, throughout the movie, yelled "They're going to die." By the end, I wanted to put that kid on that boat. Yes, it is a terrible movie.
My grandmother was supposed to be on the Titanic. At the last minute, she switched to the Carpathia. Unfortunately, her sister took her place on the Titanic, and like most of the Irish, drowned.
What about that film "Plan from Planet 9?"
Or something of that name. It's a cult film.
From # 64, the essential that should be nailed to Lucas' forehead for making Episodes I and II: "Just because you can do something on a computer, doesn't mean you should." Amen.
LabelKing, do you mean Plan 9 from outer space?
Sadly I have never seen it, but the film about the directors life- Ed Wood was highly entertaining.
Jerry Seinfeld: Just a movie? You don't understand. This isn't Plans One through Eight from Outer Space. This is Plan 9. This is the one that worked. The worst movie ever made.
Yes "Plan 9 from Outer Space."
Fake Bela Lugosi's, and all.
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