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2022-08-15 2:18:13 PM  
Hook for Spielberg? Well at least they taught us that rolling into a ball can defeat pirates.

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2022-08-15 2:56:09 PM  
I have to agree with Spielberg about Hook. What a boring farking movie. Robin Williams didn't even become Peter Pan until like three hours into the film. The John Williams score was excellent as usual though.

I also agree with Tarantino about Death Proof. His biggest talent is dialog but I hated hated the dialog and everyone delivering it. Kurt Russel was good though.

I didn't see Cop out but I can't imagine that it was worse than the Jay and Silent Bob reboot.
 
2022-08-15 3:54:43 PM  

Mugato: I have to agree with Spielberg about Hook. What a boring farking movie. Robin Williams didn't even become Peter Pan until like three hours into the film. The John Williams score was excellent as usual though.

I also agree with Tarantino about Death Proof. His biggest talent is dialog but I hated hated the dialog and everyone delivering it. Kurt Russel was good though.

I didn't see Cop out but I can't imagine that it was worse than the Jay and Silent Bob reboot.


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2022-08-15 3:57:03 PM  
Yes, cause up until that Fridge scene Indiana lived in a world of perfectly logical escapes from dangerous situations.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (2/10) Movie CLIP - Raft Jump (1984) HD
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2022-08-15 4:09:17 PM  
Uh oh they said Dune :0

....I liked Hook..... but I was like 10 so whatever.
 
2022-08-15 4:10:23 PM  
Wasn't this what Allan Smithee was born for?
 
2022-08-15 4:10:57 PM  
 
2022-08-15 4:19:02 PM  

All American Commenter: Yes, cause up until that Fridge scene Indiana lived in a world of perfectly logical escapes from dangerous situations.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/U8x2PcmL4pg]


IMHO, the sequence where the knocked over large cauldron of water (perhaps 2/3rds the volume of an Olympic swimming pool) managed to get past the lava floored giant chasm and threatened to wash our heroes off the cliff was worse.

The less said about Kate Capshaw "singing" and "dancing", the better.
 
2022-08-15 4:28:55 PM  

All American Commenter: Yes, cause up until that Fridge scene Indiana lived in a world of perfectly logical escapes from dangerous situations.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/U8x2PcmL4pg]


I don't see what was so unbelievable about the raft thing. Especially since it was actually filmed. With dummys but the raft and the snow mountain were real. The fridge scene however would have turned Indy into hamburger.
 
2022-08-15 4:30:30 PM  
-I liked Hook
-Was Cop Out that worse than Jersey Girl?
-this video does a good job of explaining what happened to Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man 3 - What Happened?
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2022-08-15 4:40:48 PM  
Cop Out is far from smith's worst film.   Actually it is probably the most professional (not best) of any film he's done.
 
2022-08-15 4:45:09 PM  
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2022-08-15 4:45:50 PM  
I liked Robin Williams when I was like 8 and he was in Mork & Mindy. Everything else he ever did was mostly just annoying. Good Morning Vietnam my ass and screw Patch Adams and all his schmaltz.
 
2022-08-15 4:47:46 PM  

Confabulat: I liked Robin Williams when I was like 8 and he was in Mork & Mindy. Everything else he ever did was mostly just annoying. Good Morning Vietnam my ass and screw Patch Adams and all his schmaltz.


Edgy take.
 
2022-08-15 4:48:46 PM  
I coincidentally watched Fear & Desire about an hour ago. Calling it "a bumbling amateur film exercise" is kind of accurate, but it still holds value from a historical perspective. Plus, the representation of toxic masculinity is ahead of its time and the callousness of war feels very genuine. Really not all that bad for a first film.
 
2022-08-15 4:48:57 PM  

mjbok: Cop Out is far from smith's worst film.   Actually it is probably the most professional (not best) of any film he's done.


I think it's mostly his hatred for Bruce Willis that makes him think that's his worst film.
 
2022-08-15 4:49:19 PM  

NuclearPenguins: Confabulat: I liked Robin Williams when I was like 8 and he was in Mork & Mindy. Everything else he ever did was mostly just annoying. Good Morning Vietnam my ass and screw Patch Adams and all his schmaltz.

Edgy take.


It wasn't until he died. Until then it wasn't much of a take at all. But then he became sainted or something. Give me five Robin Williams starring roles without at least one of them making you cringe.
 
2022-08-15 4:50:49 PM  

All American Commenter: Yes, cause up until that Fridge scene Indiana lived in a world of perfectly logical escapes from dangerous situations.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/U8x2PcmL4pg]


This has been addressed a ton of times.  Of course there's a ton of ridiculous shiat that happens in the Indy films, especially the raft/parachute thing.  They're movies.  However, the fridge scene is just on a completely different level.  Even though it's ridiculous, there's an air of plausibility about the raft scene.  The fridge scene has him surviving a nuclear blast, being launched hundreds (if not thousands) of feet away, in a solid metal box, landing on solid ground.  And he just rolls out of it, breathing a bit heavily and looking like he just slept on the wrong side of the bed. And to top it off, he's met face to face with a stupid CGI prairie dog.  It's not only the dumbest scene in the film, it's one of the dumbest scenes in film period.
 
2022-08-15 4:52:24 PM  
I'm surprised Tarantino's that self aware.  My personal opinion is Hateful 8 is worse, but I'm also willing to admit it is probably a case of it just not being for me.
 
2022-08-15 4:59:45 PM  

Wile_E_Canuck: I'm surprised Tarantino's that self aware.  My personal opinion is Hateful 8 is worse, but I'm also willing to admit it is probably a case of it just not being for me.


Hateful 8 is far down on his list for me.  I didn't hate it.  I just found it annoying that he went on and on about shooting on 70mm film but then almost the entire film takes place in a single room.
 
2022-08-15 5:02:05 PM  
All I can say is that website is top ten for worst website ever made.
 
2022-08-15 5:07:00 PM  
I'm more curious what JJ Abrams, James Cameron, and Uwe Boll think are their worst films.
 
2022-08-15 5:08:17 PM  
Fincher's Alien 3 is actually redeemable. I've long defended the alternate cut released on the DVD and blu-ray editions.  They call it the "Assembly Cut," though it's not a true assembly cut, nor is it a director's cut, since Fincher wasn't involved in putting it together.

It does, however, attempt to get the film closer to what he originally intended. It's miles better than the theatrical release and in this form is actually a worthwhile Alien film.
 
2022-08-15 5:10:12 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Wile_E_Canuck: I'm surprised Tarantino's that self aware.  My personal opinion is Hateful 8 is worse, but I'm also willing to admit it is probably a case of it just not being for me.

Hateful 8 is far down on his list for me.  I didn't hate it.  I just found it annoying that he went on and on about shooting on 70mm film but then almost the entire film takes place in a single room.


The Hateful 8 is actually the Tarantino flick that I like the most, primarily because I'm a big fan of The Thing. Death Proof is the only QT movie I haven't seen.
 
2022-08-15 5:12:51 PM  
Due to the fact that I saw it 2 months after burying my father, Hook is the worst movie to ever make me cry.
 
2022-08-15 5:18:12 PM  

Confabulat: I liked Robin Williams when I was like 8 and he was in Mork & Mindy. Everything else he ever did was mostly just annoying. Good Morning Vietnam my ass and screw Patch Adams and all his schmaltz.


Worth watching World's Greatest Dad or One Hour Photo. Some good stuff there from him.

Meanwhile... holy shiat, you know there are directors other than the usual Lad Bible shiat, right, indywire? If I have to hear pale young (or middle aged) men extolling even more on Spielberg, Kubrick, Tarantino, and the usual roster of other laddish crap, I'll go insane.
 
2022-08-15 5:19:37 PM  

Chemlight Battery: I'm more curious what JJ Abrams, James Cameron, and Uwe Boll think are their worst films.


JJ's would be Star Trek: Into Darkness.

This won't be popular but Cameron's would be Titanic

Uwe Boll, pick one.
 
2022-08-15 5:20:57 PM  

Confabulat: I liked Robin Williams when I was like 8 and he was in Mork & Mindy. Everything else he ever did was mostly just annoying. Good Morning Vietnam my ass and screw Patch Adams and all his schmaltz.


Pfff.

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2022-08-15 5:23:03 PM  
Also, Blood Simple is:

1. Absolutely not the worst Coen Bros. movie.
2. Far, far, far better than any other movie listed here.
 
2022-08-15 5:28:57 PM  

Mugato: Chemlight Battery: I'm more curious what JJ Abrams, James Cameron, and Uwe Boll think are their worst films.

JJ's would be Star Trek: Into Darkness.

This won't be popular but Cameron's would be Titanic

Uwe Boll, pick one.


I haven't seen Into Darkness. Is it really worse than Rise of Skywalker? Yikes.

My hot take on James Cameron is that he's done nothing good except Terminator, and even Terminator has some of that gross James Cameron stink. My even hotter take is his worst is True Lies, notwithstanding Jamie Lee Curtis.

I don't even know how to pick a Uwe Boll movie.
 
2022-08-15 5:31:25 PM  
Cordwainer Boradwood.
 
2022-08-15 5:34:57 PM  
I know this will be unpopular, but my least favorite Spielberg film is Schindler's List, easily.

When I first saw it, it just was such a ham-handed, over the top production that I couldn't suspend disbelief... and this for events that actually happened. Trying to watch it again later was the same thing. It just had Hollywood stamped all over it.

Simply watching actual concentration camp footage is FAR more moving and sorrowful.
 
2022-08-15 5:36:23 PM  

Marcos P: Confabulat: I liked Robin Williams when I was like 8 and he was in Mork & Mindy. Everything else he ever did was mostly just annoying. Good Morning Vietnam my ass and screw Patch Adams and all his schmaltz.

Pfff.

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2022-08-15 5:43:03 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Also, Blood Simple is:

1. Absolutely not the worst Coen Bros. movie.
2. Far, far, far better than any other movie listed here.


Anyone who says Blood Simple is the worst Coen Brothers movie has never tried watching Intolerable Cruelty.
 
2022-08-15 5:43:45 PM  

Chemlight Battery: Mugato: Chemlight Battery: I'm more curious what JJ Abrams, James Cameron, and Uwe Boll think are their worst films.

JJ's would be Star Trek: Into Darkness.

This won't be popular but Cameron's would be Titanic

Uwe Boll, pick one.

I haven't seen Into Darkness. Is it really worse than Rise of Skywalker? Yikes.

My hot take on James Cameron is that he's done nothing good except Terminator, and even Terminator has some of that gross James Cameron stink. My even hotter take is his worst is True Lies, notwithstanding Jamie Lee Curtis.

I don't even know how to pick a Uwe Boll movie.


The thing I liked about "Into Darkness" was his convinvingmenges, and fark you this meanting this so much.
 
2022-08-15 5:47:09 PM  

Odd Bird: Marcos P: Confabulat: I liked Robin Williams when I was like 8 and he was in Mork & Mindy. Everything else he ever did was mostly just annoying. Good Morning Vietnam my ass and screw Patch Adams and all his schmaltz.

Pfff.

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Try The Survivors and Death to Smoochy


Death to Smoochy is weird but I'll give you that one, at least it's different. And same with One Hour Photo. If Robin Williams had let himself act instead of trying to be Robin Williams all the time, he wouldn't have been so insufferable.
 
2022-08-15 5:49:09 PM  

Chemlight Battery: I haven't seen Into Darkness. Is it really worse than Rise of Skywalker? Yikes.


I don't know, I suppose that's subjective but at least Star Wars kept the same characters with the same actors and didn't replace them with community theater imposters (I'm not actually saying the actors were bad, it just came off as a high school rendition of the original cast and the Wrath of Khan story line).

Chemlight Battery: My hot take on James Cameron is that he's done nothing good except Terminator, and even Terminator has some of that gross James Cameron stink. My even hotter take is his worst is True Lies, notwithstanding Jamie Lee Curtis


I liked True Lies. I didn't love it but it wasn't bad and of course Jamie Lee Curtis. I liked both Terminators. Titanic just pissed me off though for a variety of reasons, Kate Winslet not being one of them or two of them. I have no opinion on Avatar. The Abyss, I dunno. The Day The Earth Stood Still underwater.
 
2022-08-15 5:50:29 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: All American Commenter: Yes, cause up until that Fridge scene Indiana lived in a world of perfectly logical escapes from dangerous situations.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/U8x2PcmL4pg]

This has been addressed a ton of times.  Of course there's a ton of ridiculous shiat that happens in the Indy films, especially the raft/parachute thing.  They're movies.  However, the fridge scene is just on a completely different level.  Even though it's ridiculous, there's an air of plausibility about the raft scene.  The fridge scene has him surviving a nuclear blast, being launched hundreds (if not thousands) of feet away, in a solid metal box, landing on solid ground.  And he just rolls out of it, breathing a bit heavily and looking like he just slept on the wrong side of the bed. And to top it off, he's met face to face with a stupid CGI prairie dog.  It's not only the dumbest scene in the film, it's one of the dumbest scenes in film period.


What made it so incredibly stupid was its use of actual blast footage, which clearly shows how everything at ground zero is hit with a blast of such extreme heat, it all basically evaporates. Lead isn't heat resistant and no fridge is cold enough to counter that. Indy never would have had to worry about crash damage or radiation, because he would have instantly become a puff of greasy ozone instead.

The Indiana Jones movies have always required a huge suspension of disbelief, but Crystal Skull doesn't even pretend to be the slightest bit believable. You know you're in trouble when the movie starts off with magnetic gunpowder, which flies wraith-like around corners as it sniffs out sources of attraction.
 
2022-08-15 5:52:28 PM  

All American Commenter: Yes, cause up until that Fridge scene Indiana lived in a world of perfectly logical escapes from dangerous situations.

[YouTube video: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (2/10) Movie CLIP - Raft Jump (1984) HD]


That actually seems perfectly believable and they even did it on MythBusters.
You know, beside being at ground zero of a nuclear blast and then launched 5 miles inside a lead coffin with no padding.
 
2022-08-15 5:54:38 PM  

ZMugg: All American Commenter: Yes, cause up until that Fridge scene Indiana lived in a world of perfectly logical escapes from dangerous situations.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/U8x2PcmL4pg]

IMHO, the sequence where the knocked over large cauldron of water (perhaps 2/3rds the volume of an Olympic swimming pool) managed to get past the lava floored giant chasm and threatened to wash our heroes off the cliff was worse.

The less said about Kate Capshaw "singing" and "dancing", the better.


Look, the whole Indiana Jones franchise rules on "yeah that seems right" physics where everything is moving too fast for you to say anything, like a great street magician. It all falls apart when the movie sucks, like Crystal Skull, where you get to sit and think about how much you don't like it right from the moment the prairie dog pops it's head up.
 
2022-08-15 5:57:34 PM  

Moose out front: I know this will be unpopular, but my least favorite Spielberg film is Schindler's List, easily.

When I first saw it, it just was such a ham-handed, over the top production that I couldn't suspend disbelief... and this for events that actually happened. Trying to watch it again later was the same thing. It just had Hollywood stamped all over it.

Simply watching actual concentration camp footage is FAR more moving and sorrowful.


Munich was worse.
I find it hard to believe that Mossad assassins would sit around feeling bad about killing the perpetrators of the 72 Olympic killings.
 
2022-08-15 6:01:02 PM  

EdgeRunner: The Indiana Jones movies have always required a huge suspension of disbelief


To a point and I'm obviously not talking about the supernatural stuff. But the general action and stunts (I'm really just talking about Raiders here) isn't all that ridiculous as far as action movies go, especially since he gets hurt a lot. Maybe Indy keeping his hat on while moving under the truck. They had to dig a trench just to shoot that scene. But it wasn't Stallone/Arnold level of craziness.
 
2022-08-15 6:01:18 PM  

EdgeRunner: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: All American Commenter: Yes, cause up until that Fridge scene Indiana lived in a world of perfectly logical escapes from dangerous situations.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/U8x2PcmL4pg]

This has been addressed a ton of times.  Of course there's a ton of ridiculous shiat that happens in the Indy films, especially the raft/parachute thing.  They're movies.  However, the fridge scene is just on a completely different level.  Even though it's ridiculous, there's an air of plausibility about the raft scene.  The fridge scene has him surviving a nuclear blast, being launched hundreds (if not thousands) of feet away, in a solid metal box, landing on solid ground.  And he just rolls out of it, breathing a bit heavily and looking like he just slept on the wrong side of the bed. And to top it off, he's met face to face with a stupid CGI prairie dog.  It's not only the dumbest scene in the film, it's one of the dumbest scenes in film period.

What made it so incredibly stupid was its use of actual blast footage, which clearly shows how everything at ground zero is hit with a blast of such extreme heat, it all basically evaporates. Lead isn't heat resistant and no fridge is cold enough to counter that. Indy never would have had to worry about crash damage or radiation, because he would have instantly become a puff of greasy ozone instead.

The Indiana Jones movies have always required a huge suspension of disbelief, but Crystal Skull doesn't even pretend to be the slightest bit believable. You know you're in trouble when the movie starts off with magnetic gunpowder, which flies wraith-like around corners as it sniffs out sources of attraction.


I don't know what kind of bizarro logic one has to possess to claim that the movie is Just As Logical as the others when at least the others literally have magic as an excuse for any holes. That magnetic powder was ridiculous and at no point did the movie ever earn suspension of disbelief. At least in Raiders we got the ominous hum as the Nazi symbol burned off at the rat died, warning us so bad shiat and avenging angels were gonna show up later.
 
2022-08-15 6:03:30 PM  

Mugato: EdgeRunner: The Indiana Jones movies have always required a huge suspension of disbelief

To a point and I'm obviously not talking about the supernatural stuff. But the general action and stunts (I'm really just talking about Raiders here) isn't all that ridiculous as far as action movies go, especially since he gets hurt a lot. Maybe Indy keeping his hat on while moving under the truck. They had to dig a trench just to shoot that scene. But it wasn't Stallone/Arnold level of craziness.


Hell, one of his big tricks was using a whip to cross a chasm and he doesn't even do THAT quite right. In the first two he's always just barely scraping by so that you're just so excited to see him not die that you don't ask too many questions.
 
2022-08-15 6:14:50 PM  

Fano: I don't know what kind of bizarro logic one has to possess to claim that the movie is Just As Logical as the others when at least the others literally have magic as an excuse for any holes. That magnetic powder was ridiculous and at no point did the movie ever earn suspension of disbelief. At least in Raiders we got the ominous hum as the Nazi symbol burned off at the rat died, warning us so bad shiat and avenging angels were gonna show up later.


I still can't decide what disappointed me most about Crystal Skull. That the fourth movie in a series legendary for its inventive and unforgettable action sequences has exactly zero good or memorable stunts in it, or that it forgot which franchise it even was, and ripped off The Mummy Returns in so many blatant and low-rent ways in the final act.

On careful reflection, I guess the answer has to be Shia LaBeouf.
 
2022-08-15 6:16:49 PM  

Fano: I don't know what kind of bizarro logic one has to possess to claim that the movie is Just As Logical as the others when at least the others literally have magic as an excuse for any holes.


Well there are two separate suspensions of disbelief, It's really not that difficult a concept. The supernatural stuff is the supernatural stuff. The normal mortal human stuff is the normal mortal human stuff. Unless a character has super powers, he has to follow the laws of physics. When the supernatural stuff comes into play then that's when that takes over.
 
2022-08-15 6:42:05 PM  
I'm more curious what JJ Abrams, James Cameron, and Uwe Boll think are their worst films.

You Monster!!  Uwe Boll has NEVER made a bad film
 
2022-08-15 6:46:42 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: All American Commenter: Yes, cause up until that Fridge scene Indiana lived in a world of perfectly logical escapes from dangerous situations.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/U8x2PcmL4pg]

This has been addressed a ton of times.  Of course there's a ton of ridiculous shiat that happens in the Indy films, especially the raft/parachute thing.  They're movies.  However, the fridge scene is just on a completely different level.  Even though it's ridiculous, there's an air of plausibility about the raft scene.  The fridge scene has him surviving a nuclear blast, being launched hundreds (if not thousands) of feet away, in a solid metal box, landing on solid ground.  And he just rolls out of it, breathing a bit heavily and looking like he just slept on the wrong side of the bed. And to top it off, he's met face to face with a stupid CGI prairie dog.  It's not only the dumbest scene in the film, it's one of the dumbest scenes in film period.


Also, the lead lined sticker. That makes it so much worse, not better.  It makes you think about how ridiculous it is when there was a possibility of just going with it, like the raft.  Makes your brain go "so there's a millimeter thick sheet of lead in the fridge and that's why he's ok? You think I'm that stupid?  I'm out of here".
 
2022-08-15 6:48:44 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: I'm more curious what JJ Abrams, James Cameron, and Uwe Boll think are their worst films.

You Monster!!  Uwe Boll has NEVER made a bad film


Uwe Boll stopped making movies the second he couldn't get tax breaks for them. He doesn't really count anyway, no one was under any illusions about him.
 
2022-08-15 7:04:01 PM  

Mugato: Fano: I don't know what kind of bizarro logic one has to possess to claim that the movie is Just As Logical as the others when at least the others literally have magic as an excuse for any holes.

Well there are two separate suspensions of disbelief, It's really not that difficult a concept. The supernatural stuff is the supernatural stuff. The normal mortal human stuff is the normal mortal human stuff. Unless a character has super powers, he has to follow the laws of physics. When the supernatural stuff comes into play then that's when that takes over.


Well the usual trick around here, because I've never seen anyone who really LOVES Crystal Skull, is they defend it by saying "the first 3 are JUST AS BAD, with their magic cups and murder boxes and such, as if the magic taints the mundane stuff.
The hill I will die on is to state that the mundane stuff in the first 3 is more realistic than the 4th,  although I will accept that everything about the mine cart ride in ToD runs on rule of cool and is just plain awesome in a way that nothing in 4 can be. It's MEMORABLE and literally nobody could give a fark there isn't enough water to make that stunt work.
 
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