Air Force One is on TNT right now, and it's way more ridiculous and over the top than I remember from when I first saw it.
in town for free camps
If I could give your post a +100, I would.
Thank you. When I was 12 I thought that movie was the bee's knees. I saw it again in college and ... good lord ... how that pile of maudlin crap beat Shawshank and Pulp Fiction (which hasn't aged well, IMHE, but is still good) I will never understand.
I would have gnawed off my own arm to escape the theatre.
That was the movie that immediately came to mind for me.
Have you seen Man with Two Brains?
Classic Steve Martin.
Con Air is a movie that I recently realized was pretty awful.
and possibly Gone in 60 Seconds, it is beyond me why any sober director would want Nicolas Cage as the lead in their movie.
He is just a horseshit actor who stars in generally horseshit movies. If you survived the Knowing, Bangkok Dangerous, Next, The Wicker Man, or Ghost Rider without your head exploding, let me know
The Wicker Man might be the worst movie ever made
Honestly, these are two words that ought never be in the same sentence.
If you haven't seen Adaptation, you definitely should. Not exactly your classic Nicolas Cage performance. This one required talent.
He is convincing/charismatic as an actor. It's just that he's the same quirky, frustrated smartass in all his roles.
I don't know, The Rock was a great movie with Nicholas Cage. And I really liked The Family Man. Kinda stupid, but I thought it was good. Plus I like Tea Leoni.
Though I think he comes through in Raising Arizona, and he was pretty well-acclaimed for Leaving Las Vegas (though I didn't see it).
Nic Cage's accent was absolutely horrible, and doesn't get better on multiple viewings. That said, the movie was filled with the likes of Cusack, Chappelle, Malcovich, Ving Rhames, Buscemi (in the role he was born to play), so I think it is a cut above, say, Bangkok Dangerous.
did not win you over...
Too bad considering it had a good cast...
This has the makings of a Mega Thread, What is the over under on posts? 100?
I don't know what it is about them. Maybe it's an MST3K thing, but I love watching them just for their awfulness. With that said, bad movies that I once thought were good (and I'll still watch them): Robot Jox, Krull, and any of the old Sinbad the Sailor movies.
I watched two MST3K episodes today, Girls Town and Laserblast. My all-time favorites are Soultaker, Time Chasers, and of course, Space Mutiny and Manos.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, FTW.
Eegah is great but only because it's weird to see an actor (Richard Kiehl) that has been in other things
I also have to mention that TNT had Independence Day on repeat this past week. That speech at the end is pretty awful, and the one dude that does the over-exaggerated "angry" salute after is awesome.
I hate that movie with a passion. WORST. MOVIE. EVER.
I was 11 years old when Independence Day came out. Thought it was amazing at the time, but I can't stand it now -- so freaking cheesy, and far-fetched even for a movie about aliens.
I have some friends who would kill me for saying this, but Twister is fucking terrible too. Bill Paxton + Helen Hunt = Kill me now. Hard to believe "Dusty" was played by Philip Seymour Hoffman.
I agree with you on this one because I never thought Twister was good to begin with. If you don't want to get killed by an F5 tornado all you have to do is strap yourself to a pole with your belt and all of the flying debris will magically miss you!
Hey, I liked Twister back then. I sat in the very front row and went to see it the day it came out. Granted, I couldn't really see anything up front, but yeah, you know.
If you want to contend that Twister is an awful movie, I don't think anyone would line up to argue with you. But!
I've had a long talk with a friend of mine about which movie, if you could bring only one, you would have with you on a desert island, and I settled on Twister because, even after 10+ viewings, I always find something new in it. The first few times it was obvious stuff, like, "Hey, Philip Seymour Hoffman is in this movie," but lately, the revelations are more and more precise, like the fact that it stars both Todd Field (director of Little Children) and Jeremy Davies (of Rescue Dawn and LOST), and not only are their roles a mile beneath their current critically acclaimed selves, but they both do a TERRIBLE JOB. And each time you watch it, you can invent new angles that obviously weren't in the script, like the idea that Bill Paxton's character is secretly gay for Evil Cary Elwes, or Bill Paxton's wife is lying about her job as a relationship therapist and she's really a phone sex operator.
Basically, Twister is the most nuanced and entertaining movie of all time.
Wow, I didn't know anyone ever thought it was good, even at the time
Animal House is another one for me. I was at a New Years day party a few years ago and the host turned off the Rose Bowl and made everyone watch Animal House. A.H. had already lost its appeal to me, and that incident forever ruined the movie for me.
I love Animal House and can't imagine anyone not liking it, except for certain religious types. But I do agree with you that anyone who turns off the Rose Bowl to watch it is lame, very lame.
Not the religious type, and remember the theme is movies you use to like but now don't.
All of the Pierce Brosnan Bond movies don't stack up at all, especially Goldeneye. I think I remembered that movie way more fondly because of the game, but the movie is just god awful.
Also, Cocktail is the best bad movie of all time. Tom Cruise bartender battles baby.
The Goonies will always be a classic for me, but I saw an "extended" version on TV once, and it ruined everything. The extended version had a giant squid in the water where the pirate ship was, and it just got weird.
if you watch the original version, at the end when the reporters are interviewing the kids, chunk says that the best part about the adventure was with the giant squid and it never showed the squid.
if anyone has ever seen They Live with Rowdy Roddy Piper, that would be my vote. that or any of the new star wars.
They Live was just on one of my HD Movie channels. It is a classic bad movie that makes me stop and watch whenever I come across it.
"I'm here to chew bubblegum and kick some ass -- and I'm all out of bubblegum."
is a classic. It's ridiculously long-like five straight minutes of beatings-and has been duplicated by South Park for the cripple fight (yes that cripple fight, not the ND turnover debacle).
"Lifes a bitch. and shes back in heat."
that movie does have classic one liners
Citizen Kane. No, wait, I always thought that movie sucked, despite the overblown praise heaped upon that dreck by every movie critic in history.
Seriously, does anyone, who isn't a movie critic, HONESTLY like that movie? It just seems like one of those films everyone is told they are supposed to love regardless of how mediocre it really is.
Your spot on critique reminded of another critically acclaimed movie I hated The English Patient. Also I would throw in DUNE.
My feeling was that it was considered crap from the beginning, especially by those that were fans of the books. Then again, this was 25 years ago.
that Dune was always considered crap.
Well, it might have been crap, but it has inspired me to move to Arakis and get into the spice business.
Ok ok, you guys are right I was just exhibiting streaming consciousness of movies I hated. I never read the DUNE book, not a big sci-fi fan and was coerced to go see the movie with a friend who had read the book.
Please just give me a negative point, I can't take the written censure.
Even David Lynch hated Dune. True story: I saw him speak when I was an undergrad and someone asked him which of his movies was his favorite. He said something along the lines, "Your movies are like your children. You love them all equally. But if you end up with a kid like Dune you regret not pulling out."
I know Lynch is ashamed of it, but I love that movie. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, strays in massive ways from the book, and wasn't particularly well-executed. I thought it was crappy when I was a kid (as I'm a bigger fan of the books) but it's grown on me and I gotta say, I love that movie.
Yet another way in which I am alone on this earth
English Patient was awful. Stop telling your stupid story and just die already.
This reminds me of the Seinfeld where everyone around Elaine keeps talking about how awesome The English Patient was, and it drives her nuts