Jump to content


The signs of a bad movie list


66 replies to this topic

#21 Society Max

    Ⓜⓐⓧⓘⓜⓘⓛⓘⓐⓝⓞ

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 698 posts
  • LocationⓂⓐⓧⓘⓜⓘⓛⓘⓐⓝⓞ

Posted 29 May 2015 - 12:37 PM

Nobody has mentioned the "Awkward Sport Scene(s)"

E.g. : "Catwoman" and "The Room" ( just to name a couple )

#22 PlanBFromOuterSpace

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,692 posts
  • LocationEvans City, PA

Posted 29 May 2015 - 03:54 PM

View PostMaximiliano, on 29 May 2015 - 12:37 PM, said:

Nobody has mentioned the "Awkward Sport Scene(s)"

E.g. : "Catwoman" and "The Room" ( just to name a couple )

And of course "Daredevil"!
Child of the Eighties. Man of the Nineties. Man-Child of the Twenty-First Century.

www.facebook.com/RobBrown78

#23 Blast Hardcheese

    Advanced-er-er Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 337 posts
  • Location, Location, Location!

Posted 17 June 2015 - 02:38 PM

*Any remake of a what-will-turn-out-to-be-a-far-superior original 80's/90's film.

*When the poster for the movie compares it to another more successful movie.

*Tim Burton remaking whatever.

*Cameron Diaz in a comedy not named The Mask.

*"Starring Adam Sandler"

#24 Maximilian Overdrive

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 114 posts

Posted 18 June 2015 - 04:09 AM

View PostBlast Hardcheese, on 17 June 2015 - 02:38 PM, said:

Cameron Diaz in a comedy not named The Mask.

I recall kind of liking Being John Malkovich. I think she was tolerable and at times pleasant as an actress before the year 2000.

---------------------------------
My addition:
When instead of casting the big name actor or actress they had in mind they do the next best thing get someone that resembles that person.

#25 Smigg

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 944 posts

Posted 19 June 2015 - 10:19 AM

Okay, here's one that happens way too often in sports movies...

"The ref's on their side!!"

Because the 1,000,000/1 underdogs overcoming the 100 year in a row champions aren't enough odds to overcome, the referee's on the take too, and is biased towards the other team, the other team can't just be fucking awesome, but obnoxious and arrogant, they have to cheat too.

Which also leads to another point in sports movies that gets overused.

Ignoring the rules of the sport completely:

"This has never happened before in the history of this sport!" That's because you're not following the rules! Like the boxers who get knocked down more than three times in a round, which should end the fight in a TKO. They usually do this more in Combat Sports movies.

#26 jerrycanada

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,467 posts

Posted 19 June 2015 - 02:08 PM

When the movie is staring Michael Madsen you know your in trouble. btw to book Michael Madsen for your movie making event, it cost a Minimum of $15,000-$24,999 according to celebritytalent.net. Carrot Top is Minimum Fee of $25,000-$39,999 but he will not make your childern cry at there birthday party that's Carrot Top's golden promise. carrot top is more money but clearly well worth it LOL

I get the feeling no unreasonable offer will be rejected when it comes to the likes of Michael Madsen.

#27 Maximilian Overdrive

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 114 posts

Posted 20 June 2015 - 04:43 AM

View Postjarrycanada, on 19 June 2015 - 02:08 PM, said:

When the movie is staring Michael Madsen you know your in trouble. btw to book Michael Madsen for your movie making event, it cost a Minimum of $15,000-$24,999 according to celebritytalent.net. Carrot Top is Minimum Fee of $25,000-$39,999 but he will not make your childern cry at there birthday party that's Carrot Top's golden promise. carrot top is more money but clearly well worth it LOL

I get the feeling no unreasonable offer will be rejected when it comes to the likes of Michael Madsen.


I liked him in Free Willy

#28 PlanBFromOuterSpace

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,692 posts
  • LocationEvans City, PA

Posted 20 June 2015 - 06:44 AM

View PostSmigg, on 19 June 2015 - 10:19 AM, said:

Okay, here's one that happens way too often in sports movies...

"The ref's on their side!!"

Because the 1,000,000/1 underdogs overcoming the 100 year in a row champions aren't enough odds to overcome, the referee's on the take too, and is biased towards the other team, the other team can't just be fucking awesome, but obnoxious and arrogant, they have to cheat too.

Which also leads to another point in sports movies that gets overused.

Ignoring the rules of the sport completely:

"This has never happened before in the history of this sport!" That's because you're not following the rules! Like the boxers who get knocked down more than three times in a round, which should end the fight in a TKO. They usually do this more in Combat Sports movies.

That's why I love that scene in "Wet Hot American Summer" so much where Michael Showalter is psyching the kids up for the big game.
Child of the Eighties. Man of the Nineties. Man-Child of the Twenty-First Century.

www.facebook.com/RobBrown78

#29 jerrycanada

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,467 posts

Posted 20 June 2015 - 09:38 AM

View PostMaximilian, on 20 June 2015 - 04:43 AM, said:

I liked him in Free Willy


there you go, Michael Madsen on the subject of free willy on Celebrity Big Brother UK,



#30 SinnSage

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
  • LocationSan Diego

Posted 09 July 2015 - 04:54 PM

i just have to say that,
The Wedding Singer is a good movie,
despite having 3 elements of a bad movie:
Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, and a rapping granny.

#31 joel_rosenbaum

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 570 posts

Posted 10 July 2015 - 06:43 AM

Too much exposition, for sure. I don't have a good threshold for how much is too much, but like Justice Potter Stewart once said, "I know it when I see it".

#32 Keelan Ichiban

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 9 posts
  • LocationHonolulu, HI

Posted 11 July 2015 - 11:20 AM

View PostMaximiliano, on 29 May 2015 - 12:37 PM, said:

Nobody has mentioned the "Awkward Sport Scene(s)"

E.g. : "Catwoman" and "The Room" ( just to name a couple )


Don't forget the wonderful barbecue baseball scene in the Lance Bass classic "On the Line", what a great episode!

#33 pogues

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 20 posts
  • LocationOhio

Posted 23 July 2015 - 08:53 AM

If the Director only has one name (Pitof, Catwoman) or is named Uwe Boll (In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale).

Anytime a film cuts to stock footage within the first 5 minutes (bonus points if it looks like they just recorded the footage from a Discovery Channel show).

The film is about a (or multiple) shark(s) and is not Jaws.
Artifice!

#34 Ofcoursemyhorse

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,021 posts

Posted 23 July 2015 - 09:26 PM

If at any point someone says they can make the money they need by winning a fucking boat regatta.

#35 Ryan Sz

    Technically a scientist

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,725 posts

Posted 06 March 2016 - 03:09 PM

1. Rollerblading, skateboarding, or any extreme sport performed, preferably in a montage (Hackers, the Fast movies, Punisher: Warzone)
2. Annoying siblings/family members (Teen Witch, Stop or My Mom Will Shoot)
3. Musical numbers (From Justin to Kelly, Teen Witch, Rhinestone)
4. Horrible sex scenes (Color of Night, The Room)
5. Horrible Adaptations (Mortal Kombat, Judge Dredd)
6. Awful Generic Soundtracks (Drive Angry, Sharknado)
7. Trailer features either of these songs by Saliva:


or


2016 DLM Challenge: 618 movies (478 new)
"I'm gonna fuck the 'Mind of Mencia' out of you!" - Paul Scheer
"Fuck you, I watched this fucking movie bro!" June Diane Raphael
"If I'm holding a baby and I say 'cunt punch,' it's gonna be pretty fucking funny." - Zouks
"How's yo dick?" - Nicole Byer

#36 PlanBFromOuterSpace

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,692 posts
  • LocationEvans City, PA

Posted 06 March 2016 - 11:22 PM

This week's film, "The Covenant", reminds me of another trope that pops up in a lot of bad films, where the main character(s) is set up to be THE coolest or most sympathetic person or the best at what they do in the universe that this movie takes place in, but it's completely unbelievable. It seems to happen the most in total vanity projects ("The Room", "Glitter", "Burlesque", "Cool As Ice") or in movies where the filmmakers don't seem to understand how their target demographic really works ("Hackers", "On The Line", "From Justin to Kelly", "Abduction"). Come to think of it, this applies to almost any movie starring a musician that's playing a non-musician that somehow ends up knowing a thing or two about music and BLOWS EVERYONE'S MINDS.
Child of the Eighties. Man of the Nineties. Man-Child of the Twenty-First Century.

www.facebook.com/RobBrown78

#37 joel_rosenbaum

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 570 posts

Posted 19 April 2017 - 05:43 PM

Colon in the title.

Crank 2: High Voltage
Punisher: War Zone
Leprechaun: In the Hood
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Birdemic: Shock and Terror
Speed 2: Cruise Control
Halloween 3: Season of the Witch
Easy Rider: The Ride Back
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
TMNT 2: Secret of the Ooze
Mannequin 2: On the Move
Highlander II: The Quickening
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

#38 PlanBFromOuterSpace

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,692 posts
  • LocationEvans City, PA

Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:22 PM

View Postjoel_rosenbaum, on 19 April 2017 - 05:43 PM, said:

Colon in the title.

Crank 2: High Voltage
Punisher: War Zone
Leprechaun: In the Hood
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Birdemic: Shock and Terror
Speed 2: Cruise Control
Halloween 3: Season of the Witch
Easy Rider: The Ride Back
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
TMNT 2: Secret of the Ooze
Mannequin 2: On the Move
Highlander II: The Quickening
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

I don't know, I mean "3:10 to Yuma" was pretty good.
Child of the Eighties. Man of the Nineties. Man-Child of the Twenty-First Century.

www.facebook.com/RobBrown78

#39 PlanBFromOuterSpace

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,692 posts
  • LocationEvans City, PA

Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:27 PM

I can't believe no one's said this, but how about adding unnecessary swearing/gore to a movie to make it R-rated? Usually, this is in the form of bad ADR, digital blood, or scenes that stick out like a sore thumb of a character doing or saying something that was clearly an inserted shot. I was fearing the worst when I heard that "Logan" was going to be R-rated, that it was just going to be the wrong reaction to all the praise that "Deadpool" was getting at the time, but as it turned out, they actually crafted it to be a more adult movie, so it was justified and not simply a PG-13 movie with blood and swearing grafted onto it.
Child of the Eighties. Man of the Nineties. Man-Child of the Twenty-First Century.

www.facebook.com/RobBrown78

#40 joel_rosenbaum

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 570 posts

Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:18 PM

View PostPlanBFromOuterSpace, on 21 April 2017 - 03:22 PM, said:

I don't know, I mean "3:10 to Yuma" was pretty good.

I mean, so was Mad Max: Fury Road.

But we're talking about a correlation that well exceeds the threshold for statistical significance.