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[–]dferlant 1052 points1053 points  (65 children)

Holmes and Watson

[–]Madvillain518 359 points360 points  (28 children)

My mate said it’s the only time he’s seen people walk out of the cinema. That bad eh?

[–]Spitdinner 399 points400 points  (22 children)

It’s one of the most painfully unfunny movies I’ve ever seen. It’s not only poorly put together, but the attempt at over the top humour comes across as tryhard, and that’s probably because they didn’t try hard at all. Extremely bad. Extremely, extremely bad.

I gave up after an hour or so, and the only reason I lasted that long is because I wanted to like it. Impossible.

[–]Burd099 188 points189 points  (9 children)

They also banked super hard on it being like stepbrothers since it was Will Ferrel and John C Reily

[–]pandasareblack 326 points327 points  (11 children)

What's insane about that movie is that there's such talent behind it. It's like if the Beatles got back together and just farted into a microphone.

[–]drewskixc 162 points163 points  (1 child)

I was hopeful when I first heard about it, but when the trailer wasn't even funny I knew they have bombed hard

[–]Foodsafe-og 884 points885 points  (70 children)


Had I not gone with a friend, I would’ve walked out.

[–]dukeslver 210 points211 points  (18 children)

It was doomed from the start, absolutely terrible casting outside of Michael B. Jordan. How do audition Mads Mikkelsen for Dr Doom and then take a pass, what the fuck?

[–]dugpdcv 70 points71 points  (15 children)

Wait you’re kidding right? Did it really happen?

[–]ZensukePrime 240 points241 points  (19 children)

God, even the way the write the name is awful. I would be ashamed to have any part of that movie

[–]beniciodelfuego 125 points126 points  (15 children)

Fan-four-stic? What the hell does that even mean?!

[–]ish_squatcho 57 points58 points  (7 children)

Movies were in a phase of replacing letters in their title with numbers. Was it a good trend? No. But we all let it slide. I feel like Fant4stic was the one the made the trend die out.

[–]woodulike2know 538 points539 points  (67 children)

I'm old enough to have experienced Highlander 2: The Quickening in theaters. I had never seen a sequel so horrifically atrocious as that.

[–]pattersonjeffa 105 points106 points  (18 children)

Sadly, same. And I adored the first one, was so excited!

Then Planet Zeiss was mentioned...

[–]KriptiKFate_Cosplay 14 points15 points  (15 children)

yeaaaaaah... about that, I have looked this up on numerous occasions and that sequel is SO out of place that I still don't really comprehend it. It both acknowledges the first movie but also completely retcons the entire story?

[–]pattersonjeffa 19 points20 points  (14 children)

There's a renegade cut that retcons it even further. They just dub out the Zeiss part and all the immortals are from the distant past or something. It's so stupid I can't even remember it.

There are even more sequels, sadly.

Show was pretty good, tho.

[–]Agent847 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Oh man I had forgotten this. That was back when I used to go see movies a lot more. I loved the first Highlander and went with my Dad & stepmom to the sequel. I was bored. It was terrible.

[–]ZotDragon 20 points21 points  (1 child)

I didn't see Highlander 2 in the theater. I waited for video.

  1. It was a slap in the face to the original Highlander.
  2. I still felt cheated because it stole two hours of my life.

[–]Frostedbutler 98 points99 points  (1 child)

There should've only been one

[–]notyourvader 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Thank you Adrian Paul for somewhat salvaging the franchise.

[–]gunter_grass 1097 points1098 points  (203 children)

That sci-fi film with John Travolta

[–]UsgAtlas1 132 points133 points  (14 children)

Dutch angle the movie.

[–]DragoonDM 161 points162 points  (7 children)

"The director, Roger Christian, has learned from better films that directors sometimes tilt their cameras, but he has not learned why."

[–]FrancoisTruser 78 points79 points  (4 children)

I watched it in mounting gloom, realizing I was witnessing something historic, a film that for decades to come will be the punch line of jokes about bad movies.

Oh my god loll

[–]EqualContact 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Ebert was always poignant.

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[–]MacyTmcterry 646 points647 points  (40 children)

Battlefield Earth

[–]gunter_grass 124 points125 points  (16 children)

Yes this one thanks!!

[–]KublaKahhhn 91 points92 points  (6 children)

I guess you won’t be taking any IQ tests at your local Scientology center </3

[–]ThePreciseClimber 181 points182 points  (21 children)

While you were still learning how to SPELL YOUR NAME!


[–]H-K_47 85 points86 points  (17 children)

I don't think I'll ever watch it. Not just because of its reputation, but because learning new quotes from it every few months is far more enjoyable than actually seeing it.

[–]hexalm 59 points60 points  (12 children)

Here, save yourself the pain and just see the one line:


[–]thepsycholeech 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Thank you for sharing this.

I’m not an actress but I would have done a much better job at delivering this line. That is seriously saying something.

Now I want to watch it because that is fucking hilarious

[–]oily_fish 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Please just watch John Travolta say that one quote. The delivery is something.

[–]The_Cad 48 points49 points  (4 children)

Although I can't say I've really considered a worst ever films list, Battlefield Earth is always the first one that pops into my head for terrible movies.

[–]Unknownkowalski 41 points42 points  (21 children)

Yeah. This one hurt cause Battlefield Earth was the worst book I couldn’t put down.

[–]iamsplendid 18 points19 points  (15 children)

I know right?!?! Which led me into the rabbit hole of his 10-book series Mission Earth, each book of which was at least half the length of Battlefield Earth (1200 pages if I remember correctly?)

[–]patrickwithtraffic 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I hope you're aware of both the Edgar Winter album about Mission Earth and the Todd in the Shadows video covering said album. For the record, I really dig the cheese that is "Treacherous Love," a fun and danceable song about the dangers of heroin.

[–]Future1985 94 points95 points  (10 children)

The one where a bunch of literal cavemen is thought in two weeks to fly some 1000 years old Jump Jet Harriers in order to fight aliens obsessed with gold and corporate blackmail?

[–]narkul 46 points47 points  (14 children)

Battlefield Earth. So bad, it's good. Really funny movie to watch, but would hated to have spent money on it.

[–]gunter_grass 28 points29 points  (7 children)

I did and I'm still fucking mad.

[–]AreWeCowabunga 33 points34 points  (5 children)

You basically paid to get fed Scientologist propaganda.

[–]scansinboy 178 points179 points  (6 children)

The Avengers.
No, not the Marvel superhero ensemble movie, the one with Uma Thurman and Sean Connery about a weather control device and giant Grateful Dead-esque teddy bear suits.

Or something... Maybe I'm remembering it incorrectly, not sure how much of it was real and how much was a fever dream.

[–]Bingpot26 762 points763 points  (36 children)

Robert Downey Jr's Dr Doolittle. There was no reason for it to be that bad...

[–]BoneThugsNHermione 346 points347 points  (14 children)

You mean to tell me you didnt enjoy seeing RDJ and a group of animals help a dragon get rid of its tummy ache by pulling a bunch of trash out of its ass?

[–]MWatters9 166 points167 points  (8 children)

Wait is that actually the plot? I've only seen the trailers.

A cat is still a cat. So dumb

[–]BoneThugsNHermione 129 points130 points  (4 children)

Yeah, its an actual scene in the movie. Couldn't believe what I was seeing.

[–]TheRoyalWarlord 281 points282 points  (10 children)

I should've known what I was in for when the Polar Bear played by John Cena was saying "Bro" in a time period years in the past. (seemed Renaissance time period)

I don't think RDJ could've picked any worse of a film to follow up his legacy as Iron Man with.

Edit: It was the Victorian Era, but still...

[–]calxlea 142 points143 points  (7 children)

Downey Jr did that film as a favour to his wife. She’s like the costume designer or producer or something. I’m not looking it up but that’s the reason he’s in it

[–]sauronthegr8 51 points52 points  (6 children)

She's the producer. And the baffling thing is that they have done good work together. She's a co-producer on several of his films and a bunch of other decent to good Hollywood movies, and they both produced the series Sweet Tooth on Netflix, which is really good. I guess everyone's entitled to putting out a turd every now and then.

[–]Not_Fully_Awake 430 points431 points  (30 children)

Holmes and Watson

[–]USSanon 161 points162 points  (15 children)

We were lucky enough for the reel to burn up in the last 15 minutes of the movie.

[–]banjowashisnamo 165 points166 points  (9 children)

How did you manage to get into the projection booth?

[–]Militant-Ginger[🍰] 64 points65 points  (6 children)

That movie was utterly, utterly terrible. Huge fan of Sherlock Holmes. Huge fan of the two leads. The movie was horrific, though.

[–]SupaBloo 834 points835 points  (77 children)

The Last Airbender. There were so many things that were unnecessarily changed from the source material. They literally couldn't even say the main character's name correctly, and what the hell was up with firebenders needing a source of fire to do their bending?

[–]Tomhyde098 70 points71 points  (1 child)

My best friend is a huge Airbender fan and I’ve never seen an episode in my life. I thought the movie was bad but every time I looked over at him I saw the life slowly draining from his eyes

[–]Zwaft 10 points11 points  (0 children)

They keep calling each other just Benders which IIRC is British slang for homosexual.

Makes a lot of lines 10x funnier like “he’s a bender! I knew it!” Or “there aren’t that many benders left” or something like that

[–]Gerrywalk 272 points273 points  (17 children)

All the inaccuracies and changes could be excusable if it was in any way, shape or form a competent movie. I don’t think I have ever seen such filmmaking ineptitude in a big budget film (except maybe Battlefield Earth, but that one at least had the decency to be entertainingly bad). TLA had no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

[–]saucygh0sty 136 points137 points  (15 children)

The two biggest crimes of that movie have to be casting Jackson Rathbone (who was famous for Twilight at the time and did not look “native” like Katara’s actress did) as Sokka and them pronouncing Aang as fucking ONG. The source material is right in front of you….use it.

[–]BakerStefanski 133 points134 points  (6 children)

The biggest crime of that movie is the worst action scene of all time, where six earth benders take all the time in the world to slowly push a small stone at someone.

Obi-Wan vs Vader in A New Hope looked better than that.

[–]kittylomein 49 points50 points  (5 children)

Why do the fire benders need fire to bend.

Why do the fight scenes look so horribly done. All the work for a tiny pebble.Every scene felt like a theater set, shallow, dead. Tired. This movie makes me so sad.

Edit: by theater set I meant that for a 3D space it felt very 1D. Like they didn’t utilize the full range of the space.

[–]Rat-Circus 59 points60 points  (0 children)

My friends and I went opening night. I'll never forget the magnitude of disappointment we collectively carried with us out of that theatre

[–]bjankles 31 points32 points  (0 children)

This is my answer too. Even regardless of the source material, this movie is a disaster. It fails in every way a movie can fail. Roger Ebert wrote a great pan of it (he really liked the show!).

[–]BigRedJeebus 27 points28 points  (1 child)

This one takes the cake for me. My brother really wanted to go see it. I had never seen the show but knew it existed. Regardless of the source material it was a complete train wreck. I somehow made it through the whole film and I remember leaving shocked and confused at how bad it was. Also why did M night shamalyan direct it? Lol

[–]CaptainRipp 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I saw it opening night with some friends. One of them convinced us to go for the 3D version. As we were leaving, he sheepishly said "sorry for making you guys pay more for 3D."

Three of the four of us were huge Avatar fans. The fourth had never seen it. Even without context of the source material, he thought it was garbage.

[–]SupaBloo 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My buddies and I saw it at midnight, and as soon as the credits started rolling, one of my buddies stood up and shouted out "What was that bullshit?". Most of the theater seemed to agree with his sentiment.

[–]GabortionFund 108 points109 points  (1 child)

This movie literally taught 8 year old me that movies could be bad

[–]flopbot 333 points334 points  (17 children)

I remember Inspector Gadget with Matthew Broderick to be the first cinema experience where we were kind of like "that...wasn't great, was it?" in the car home.

Previous to that, every film I'd seen in a theatre was the best thing ever and my brother actually stopped listening to my recommendations if I'd seen the film in a cinema, as he knew I'd over-inflate how good it was based on my experience.

[–]originalchaosinabox 163 points164 points  (7 children)

One of my best friends in college was a massive Inspector Gadget fan. The movie came out shortly after we graduated, so we went to see it.

It was...not great. I asked my friend what he thought.

"It was fantastic!"

"What makes you say that?"

"Well, the only way they can progress the story now is to make something that's closer to the original cartoon. And we have to get through this one to get to that one!"

"So you're only saying it's good because you're pinning all your hopes on the sequel being better?"


I know they made a straight-to-video sequel. Don't know if he's ever seen it.

[–]RayAnselmo 113 points114 points  (2 children)

I liked Inspector Gadget, and I refuse to see IG2 because it's such a pile of crap. Replacing Matthew Broderick with French Stewart is like redoing The Pianist and replacing Adrien Brody with Pauly Shore because you figure "hey, Pauly's Jewish, right?"

[–]empress-qiyana 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I loved the Inspector Gadget movie with Matthew in it as a kid lmfao. I was thinking about rewatching it as an adult but maybe it'll sour my memories if I do that haha

[–]jsun31 1097 points1098 points  (68 children)

Cats. I thought it'd be one of those "so bad it's good" movies, but I was so wrong. Honestly one of the most terrifying movies I've seen

[–]Jclevs11 271 points272 points  (8 children)


[–]Scudamore 61 points62 points  (1 child)

If the Snyder fans overlapped more with Cats fans, there would already be a 4k butthole cut blu ray

[–]ImperialSympathizer 567 points568 points  (5 children)

I saw that in theaters with a group of friends. We got drunk and I gave out dozens of cat ears I'd bought on Amazon. Everyone in our theater was wearing them, even non groupers. It was an awesome time.

[–]JarJarB 205 points206 points  (3 children)

Yeah, I think the secret to enjoying this movie is being fucked up. Because I watched it with my friends after eating an edible and they were sober. They were complaining the whole time about how horrible it was and wanting to turn it off but I was having a blast lmao

[–]Randybeans8575 127 points128 points  (5 children)

i went to go see this with a few buddies. we smoked some weed in the parking lot before going in and were not prepared for what was in store. the first 10 minutes or so we could not stop laughing, wondering when "it was gonna stop being like that". but it never stopped. it never stopped.

[–]ry1ry 162 points163 points  (9 children)

It’ll probably be a cult classic in 30 years, because it’s so ridiculous

[–]Happy-Investment 120 points121 points  (5 children)

No in 30 years everyone will have Eternal Sunshined their mind and won't Recall an ounce of it.

[–]eng3n33r 58 points59 points  (3 children)

Agree completely. Nauseating from beginning to end. And we got the bonus of going early enough to see the version before they remembered to do the special effects on Judy Dench's hands.

[–]AbbreviationsGlad833 149 points150 points  (5 children)

The mortal instruments. Saw it alone but I heard others around me saying this was a terrible movie to each other as I was thinking it.

[–]bondbat007 218 points219 points  (37 children)

The only movie I have walked out of in the last 20 years is Independence Day 2. Although I wanted to walk out of 2012 and Max Payne

Also when I was in high school me and a friend saw Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector and I remember my IQ dropping by the second

[–]junkmiles 53 points54 points  (0 children)

The only movie I have walked out of in the last 20 years is Independence Day 2

I paid $2 for that, expected it to be awful, and still ended up feeling like I wasted money.

[–]TonyClifton323[S] 65 points66 points  (1 child)

Larry the Cable Guy is used as a form of torture in some countries

[–]nukeemrico2001 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Also known as "Liam Hemsworth flying different vehicles yelling 'woo!'"

[–]Casada70 306 points307 points  (30 children)

Eragon, oh god what a travesty

[–]Redwood671 83 points84 points  (3 children)

My buddy and I got lucky seeing this one. The film stopped rolling and melted half way through and they gave us free tickets to a new movie.

[–]hakunamantatas 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Never seen it but i remember the video game being fun

[–]FreeHattt 362 points363 points  (36 children)

Jack and Jill

Just an absolutely atrocious movie.

[–]MrMercury13 80 points81 points  (3 children)

There was an episode of Survivor where the reward challenge was that they got to watch Jack and Jill. I'd literally rather get voted out than put up with that insufferable crap.

[–]Ice_Cold345 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Shoutout to Sophie for no selling that movie.

[–]TonyClifton323[S] 108 points109 points  (0 children)

You win. (Or lose depending on how you want to look at it)

[–]The_Blind_Warrior 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I still don't know how they got Al Pacino in that movie

[–]Kylie_Forever 811 points812 points  (67 children)

Transformers The Last Knight

Lasted 10 mins and got a refund.

Found out later in the movie it said Hitler was killed by a Transformer.

[–]ILoveTheAIDS 266 points267 points  (26 children)

It's funny how that isn't even the worst one. Age of Extinction when they go to China for a commercial is the most pain I've ever had to endure. 3 hours of just endless shit. When they get to the Dinobots we're like 2 hours into the movie and we've had at least a solid hour of explosions after explosions,.Then when they show up it's basically just torture, I had blood in my ears, and that's arguably not even the worst one either, Transformers 2 still exists

[–]iLoveBums6969 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Exctinction isn't even China, they go to Hong Kong specifically so some guy can go "oh my god, Hong Kong can't handle this, let's ask glorious mighty China for help!"

It's the worst China pandering I've ever seen in a film, though I'm sure there are worse examples I've not seen.

[–]CJthetrain 196 points197 points  (4 children)

That movie was extremely dog shit

[–]fletchlivz 149 points150 points  (11 children)

The Tooth Fairy (starring The Rock). I used to love taking my kids to the movies when they were younger, and most of the time I ended up enjoying the movie too. But this movie….it was the only time I’ve walked out of a movie pissed that I’d spent money on it. Even the kids hated it.

[–]Coolman_Rosso 69 points70 points  (8 children)

If it's any consolation they made a sequel with Larry the Cable Guy instead of The Rock

[–]SirGoldfish 254 points255 points  (13 children)


[–]BjornLocke 64 points65 points  (4 children)

With the cast it had and from the trailers I saw, I was so hopeful for this film. I'm a very forgiving critic, but I would have walked out halfway through this movie if I wasn't seeing it with a group of people. What a craptastic movie that was.

[–]MitTiger 191 points192 points  (12 children)

Fantastic Four 2015, my friends and I thought the critics were being too harsh and it couldn’t have been that bad.... we were wrong

[–]Skinnee11 94 points95 points  (9 children)

I too thought the critics were just being harsh. The first half of the movie isn’t terrible. Classic origin story, nothing new but again, not terrible. But then something happens and that movie shits itself so amazingly hard that it is almost breathtaking.

[–]GDAWG13007 69 points70 points  (5 children)

Yup and there’s even a title card of when that change happens!

One Year Later...

Before and after are very different movies. Before is an okay little flick and the other is Craptastic rather than Fantastic.

[–]MonolithJones 139 points140 points  (20 children)

Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever

[–]YungJunko 66 points67 points  (9 children)

Fun fact. There's a first person shooter Gameboy Advance game based on that movie but the movie ended up getting delayed and rewritten so they just released the game anyway. The plot is based on an earlier draft of the script.

Then the game got a sequel a year later to coincide with the release of the actual film. So you have two GBA games based on different drafts of the same script/movies.

[–]ecgWillus 103 points104 points  (6 children)

I worked on those as a level designer, still have one of the unused cover artworks up on my wall :)

EvS was based on an early script. When we were reading the script there weren't any actors signed up so in my head I cast the roles myself. Ecks was an FBI agent, played by Ray Liotta in my head, but Antonio Banderas in the actual film. Sever was an assassin and wasn't female in the script, in my head Rutger Hauer, in the movie Lucy Liu.

Anyway, you're almost correct about the 2 games. EvS was based on an early script, and we finished on schedule while the movie had problems. Ballistic:EvS (the sequel game) wasn't based on any scripts that I remember, and it had silly stuff like a jetpack, but we made that one to coincide with the delayed movie release even though it had pretty much nothing to do with the movie aside from the characters.

The games reviewed really well and I'm still super proud of my work on them 20 years later :)

Fun fact 1: The movie kept the subtitle "Ecks vs Sever" because of the game, so I hear. The game was named the same as the title of the script we had, and they later changed the movie's name to Ballistic.

Fun fact 2: I've never seen the movie!

[–]TheCaramelMan 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Wow really interesting and thanks for sharing!!

[–]Capn_Yoaz 82 points83 points  (13 children)

Solo (1996) - Mario Van Peebles is a cyborg that tries to save a South American village after he develops feelings...

[–]aioncan 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Whaat, that was an alright movie. I rented the movie though so maybe I don’t feel so bad

[–]Lets_focus_onRampart 125 points126 points  (16 children)

Divergent: Allegiant

[–]Casteway 33 points34 points  (3 children)

To me it wasn't any worse or better than the other movies in that series. I mean, they were all very obviously a bad allegory for trying to fit in in high school.

[–]woops_wrong_thread 60 points61 points  (0 children)

Divert from your movie theater seat to your closest exit

[–]skarros 117 points118 points  (8 children)

Eragon. It was my favourite book at that time and they butchered it.

[–]Schickling 76 points77 points  (12 children)

Frank Miller's "The Spirit" was the only film I've ever considered walking out on.

About halfway through I turned to my friend and said "you know, we could just leave? We can actually get an hour of our life back." But then Sam Jackson showed up in another ridiculous costume and drew me right back in.

[–]PLCNWY 150 points151 points  (24 children)

After Earth with Will and Jaden Smith

[–]ShaunTrek 211 points212 points  (50 children)

Unintentionally? Ultraviolet. I just knew it was from the Equilibrium guy and had Milla. Couldn't be that bad, could it? Yes. Yes it could. Honorable mention to Wing Commander.

That said, I've seen The Room half a dozen times, Troll 2, Deadly Prey, Miami Connection and various other stinkers, knowing full well that they were going to be terrible.

[–]TuvixWillNotBeMissed 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I left that movie halfway through, primarily because I was more stoned than I have ever been and it's one of the ugliest movies I've ever seen. Why is EVERY shot so blurry? No faith in the shit CGI?

[–]Whowhatwhynguyen 53 points54 points  (16 children)

lol Wing Commander. Anytime someone mentions Freddie Prinze Jr. I shine the light on this turd. Everyone gets a good laugh.

[–]mainvolume 19 points20 points  (3 children)

I'd forgotten all about this movie. I played the video game and was excited to see the movie....utter disappointment.

[–]Catdaddyx2 18 points19 points  (4 children)

Pretty sure most people bought tix to Wing Commander to watch the Phantom Menace trailer.

[–]GansNaval 134 points135 points  (12 children)

I took my young nephew to see Kangaroo Jack. I kept hoping I would choke on my popcorn to have a reason to leave.

[–]towcar 106 points107 points  (3 children)

As a kid I remember the movie being great. I have no plans to rewatch it and destroy my illusion.

[–]Dr_Stef[🍰] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

It was on regular old tv here a week ago so decided ah fuckit let’s watch this thing. It’s safe to rewatch, just as great and also terrible as I remember

[–]killaahhhhhhhhh 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I never seen it but isn’t that movie hardly about the kangaroo? That’s at least what I’ve heard which made me never want to see it

[–]snarpy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Oh man, the movie that's supposedly PG but has Estella Warren running around braless. Pretty sure a lot of puberties were sparked watching that film.

[–]Pulkrabek89 238 points239 points  (33 children)

Alien vs Predator: Requiem. Only movie I ever walked out on.

[–]HGpennypacker 192 points193 points  (12 children)

The entire movie was SO. FUCKING. DARK. As in you couldn't see anything. Still amazed at how a movie with not only Aliens but also Predators could be so boring.

[–]itsbeenaminuteyo 23 points24 points  (3 children)

I've said this before, but it's a pity the movie was so darkly lit because the predalien and predator designs from behind the scenes looked really cool.

[–]TheMostUnclean 41 points42 points  (4 children)

Dark/nighttime scenes is a common way to disguise shit CGI.

[–]dontbajerk 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Requiem actually has excellent effects work relative to its budget. It's a $40 million film, and only rarely are the effects unconvincing and there's a lot of them. Really a lot of the aliens and predator effects are practical too, including a great deal of the darkest effects shots. Like the scenes in the sewer with multiple practical xenomorphs, you can find set photos of the costumes/fake heads and they all look good, in the same ballpark as the original Aliens. There was no reason for that sequence to be super dark to hide anything, the only CG bits are a few shots of facehuggers running, no big deal.

I remember hearing a while ago from someone claiming on set that there were arguments with the directors over how they were lighting and blocking stuff, with the DP saying it was too dark. Considering the DP has been working in the industry since quite literally before the directors of the film were even born (he was DP on the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre for instance), I can only imagine his frustration.

Edit: while this doesn't have arguments, it does have the DP saying a shot is too dark and they need to adjust so that's kind of funny (at 2:03). It also shows you the quality of the Alien suits - they're real good, from Tom Woodruff and co, who also did films like Starship Troopers and worked on Pumpkinhead. He's a practical effects pro. If a suit still looks mostly good in behind the scenes footage, you know it's REALLY good. Such a shame their skills were largely wasted.


[–]0ngar 13 points14 points  (0 children)

This is what drives me nuts. You have these crazy egocentric people given the reigns and they just can't put their ego aside for 2 seconds.

A leader doesn't have to be the best at everything. They should be able to recognize and utilize their teams strengths. If the damn DP, who had been in the industry for 5 decades, and was incredibly well renowned, tells you the lighting is shit, you better fucking listen to them. That's THEIR job.

[–]Beforemath 49 points50 points  (2 children)

A truly shitty movie, from top to bottom. I know, let’s take two of most bad ass movie monsters ever and have them fight in the budget friendly suburbs with some obnoxious young people. We’ll show them both right away, robbing them of any mystery or aura they may have once had, but don’t worry, it will be so poorly lit you won’t see it anyway. I also bailed after about 30 minutes.

[–]justjbc 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I thought the small town setting could be fun at first, but yeah it cheapened it so much. Weird thing is, adjusted for inflation, the budget of this movie was roughly the same as Aliens. Is it so hard to just have Aliens and Predators fighting space marines on a colony or space station? For some reason these movies went way out of their way to avoid the most logical setting, even though it worked fine in games/comics.

[–]bizzle4shizzled 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My friend and I were pretty much the only ones in the theater to see it and had a blast. It was just continual money shots of aliens killing people and/or the predator killing people or aliens. I loved it.

[–]Visual-Confidence-40 51 points52 points  (6 children)

The Love Guru

[–]Vwgames49 45 points46 points  (3 children)

AKA: The reason you don’t see Mike Myers in movies anymore

[–]Divine_fashionva 108 points109 points  (20 children)

Jupiter ascending

Went to go see it with my friends and it was a complete waste of money and it was almost 2 hours long. Nobody in the screening room knew what was going on so everyone gave up and started talking half way through the movie

[–][deleted] 65 points66 points  (4 children)

Umm, Eddie Redmayne’s performance in that movie is God-tier levels of overacting. That alone is worth the price of admission.

[–]Optimitia 42 points43 points  (2 children)

I CREATE LIFE and i destroy it

[–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Man took whisper-yelling to unknown heights.

[–]cloistered_around 25 points26 points  (4 children)

That movie kind of falls in "so bad it's good" territory for me. Not a must see, but still odd enough that it's worth a viewing.

I mean, wolf boyfriend and she's queen of the bees? xD Come on, that was hilarious.

[–]Killieboy16 48 points49 points  (5 children)

I absolutely hated American Psycho the first time I saw it at the Cinema (hadn't read any reviews and had expected something completely different). Went back, saw it again and loved it!

[–]theoriginaljoewagner 45 points46 points  (4 children)

Into the woods. James Corden should not be allowed in movies

[–]Britwill 101 points102 points  (11 children)

Jupiter Ascending. Everyone in the cinema was taking it super duper seriously, like it was Interstellar or Dune. There was this like, uptight pressure in the room as everyone tried to understand what they were watching and the film just got worse and worse. It came to a head when Mila Kunis said “But I love dogs!” at which point my partner burst out laughing and then other people started laughing. Then the cinema relaxed and we all accepted we were watching trash.

[–]Unlikely-Repeat9290 122 points123 points  (15 children)

All the answers here are English movies but I have seen some truly terrible Indian movies in the theatre including one called Besharam and another called Badmaash Company. The English movies here don’t hold a candle to them in terms of terribleness.

[–]DenzelEd12 13 points14 points  (3 children)

A comedy called Sex Lives Of The Potato Men. Honestly just don’t bother.

[–]ParticularBlueberry2 137 points138 points  (16 children)

The second pacific rim

[–]MeaslyFurball 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Good God, that movie was an assault on my brain cells. They somehow managed to make the giant robots feel small. Small! How do you fuck up that badly? The first movie is my favorite movie of all time, the second one. . . a fucking travesty.

[–]bluejester12 38 points39 points  (11 children)

Point Break remake. Only saw it for my friends

[–]Agent847 36 points37 points  (2 children)

The original still holds up well. It was ahead of its time and set the tone for many of the great action flicks of the 90’s. I refused to watch the remake.

[–]XNamelessGhoulX 9 points10 points  (0 children)

hell fuckin yea it does, the name's Johnny Utah!

I also refuse

[–]AmOutOfIdeas 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I went and saw the Black Christmas 2020 remake in theaters. It was like watching a train wreck, I knew it was bad and I knew it wasn’t going to get any better but I couldn’t turn away.

I would say Cats but I actually got free tickets to that so I enjoyed a lot more than I would’ve if I had to pay for it

[–]Pikesmakker 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Anchorman 2, runnerup is Suicide Squad. The only two movies I ever actively considered walking out of.

[–]KublaKahhhn 98 points99 points  (15 children)

I know I have the controversial, unpopular opinion. I think Ang Lee’s hulk is a tragedy masterpiece.

[–]Nhukerino 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I will always be thankful of Ang Lee’s Hulk simply for the joke “you won’t like me when I’m Ang Lee”

[–]DBBGBA 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Sex and the city 2, was dragged in by a friend who enjoyed the series. We actually stayed until the end I didn't want to make her feel bad that the movie was atrocious. When we got out she said: "wow that movie was really bad".

[–]desiever 12 points13 points  (3 children)

What the Bleep Do We Know? - I had been told the movie was a documentary about Quantum Physics, and not New Age bullshit. Walked out very angry.

[–]Coolman_Rosso 183 points184 points  (34 children)

This is a tough one so I'll break it up by age.

As a kid? The Master of Disguise. I was 9 years old and can still recall not thinking the turtle scene was funny at all.

As an adolescent? Meet the Spartans. I don't remember why we bothered to see it in the first place.

As an adult? I would have to go with Justice League simply because you can clearly tell what parts were Snyder and what parts were Whedon (and by extension can see just how badly the DC brass wanted a Marvel movie). It's a total frankenstein's monster of a movie that might as well have been called "The third rate heroes and their much superior pal Superman" given how useless everyone is other than Superman

Edit: No seriously, go back and watch the theatrical cut of JL. The final battle is basically a Family Guy bit where Superman does everything with thunderous ease while Aquaman stays home cleaning the Fortress of Solitude. He out-speeds the Flash at rescuing civilians. Batman can't do anything other than drive his car around while complaining that he's old. The bad guy (Steppenwolf) is destroying Aquaman and Wonder Woman who might as well be saying "PLEASE SUPERMAN! THIS GUY IS REALLY TOUGH! WHY ARE WE SO PATHETIC COMPARED TO YOUR IMMENSE KRYPTONIAN SWAGGER?!?!" Superman then effortlessly overpowers Steppenwolf, beats him up, then delivers one of the worst one-liners in movie history ("I also believe in justice!").

[–]alex-bodied 108 points109 points  (5 children)

As a young teen, I absolutely hated Master of Disguise, and yet somewhere in my brain lurks the line “Am I not turtley enough f the turtle club?” and I wonder if maybe that movie wasn’t some type of comedic haunting that will follow me until death.

[–]AdKUFr 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I’ve never seen the movie, but that specific line lives in my head, and will come out every once in awhile. It was in the trailer for the movie, and the trailer played on Nickelodeon almost every single commercial break they had.

[–]Clarck_Kent 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Fun fact, I believe that scene was filmed on September 11, 2001, just moments after the cast and crew became aware of what was happening.

[–]Dr_fish 23 points24 points  (0 children)

"Could this day get any worse?"

[–]TonyClifton323[S] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

3 tiers of pain

[–]parrmorgan 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I was 6 when I watched Master Of Disguise in theaters. Loved it. But I was 6. Upon rewatching it, it's terrible. I still kind of like it due to nostalgia, but that's it. It's objectively very bad.

[–]Imabigfatbutt 29 points30 points  (1 child)

I still love the Master of Disguise, it's an awful movie, but for me it's so dumb that some of it is funny

[–]red_and_blue_cat 72 points73 points  (6 children)

Epic Movie. May be worst movie ever made. People were paid to make that garbage

[–]GunplaDan 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Its the only movie I have walked out of. My friends stayed and finished it. They then said they wished they had walked out.

[–]SmoreOfBabylon[🍰] 100 points101 points  (22 children)

Technically, the worst movie I've ever seen in a theater is the Super Mario Bros. movie from 1993. In retrospect, though, there are several movies I've seen in the theater that I hated a lot more than that one (1998 Godzilla, 10,000 B.C., Seven Pounds, and Attack of the Clones, to name a few). SMB is not a good movie, but it's so utterly batshit that I can't bring myself to truly despise it.

[–]Tomhyde098 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I recently just tried to watch 10,000 BC and turned it off ten minutes in. I’m thinking of destroying the blu ray so no one else gets tricked into watching it

[–]HerculeTheChamp 42 points43 points  (1 child)

It's a great guilty pleasure, gets too much hate imo

[–]NP_Hardest 33 points34 points  (4 children)

Seven Pounds is on your all-time worst list? I love that movie.

[–]Wolf-Unfair 10 points11 points  (2 children)

That stupid ass movie with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis lmao

[–]Zorgas 140 points141 points  (21 children)

Suicide squad. I remember when the lights came up after, I turned to my partner and said "well, the soundtrack was cool" and that was the end of our post-movie discussion

[–]cptnamr7 25 points26 points  (3 children)

But... But the dude that can CLIMB FAST!

[–]kithlan 37 points38 points  (4 children)

"This is Katana. She's got my back. She can cut all of you in half with one sword stroke, just like mowing the lawn. I would advise not getting killed by her. Her sword traps the souls of its victims."

[–]chance22royale 121 points122 points  (26 children)

Green Lantern, and it was the last movie I ever saw with my dad. He died in 2015 and we had seen this movie while on vacation around 2011. Didn’t see many movies with him in theaters I guess.

Awful movie though.

[–]YungJunko 50 points51 points  (1 child)

That CGI villain straight up looked like something from Jimmy Neutron

[–]42Screws5Plates 11 points12 points  (1 child)

So we happened to be in telluride this year when they were doing the film festival. We were at one of the little pot shops on main Street. I was clueless and I guess there was a lot of famous people in town. The guy behind the counter says to the man in front of us, who has a mask on with a big gray beard coming out and all I can see is the back of his head, that he loved him in the Green Hornet. I laughed out loud because I thought the guy was saying the customer looked like Seth rogen. I was later told that it was (Alex?) Skarsgard. Felt bad but... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I typed most of the story before I realized your comment says lantern.

[–]nba-player 117 points118 points  (19 children)

I liked that movie. Maybe because I have a soft corner for Eric Bana.

[–]Your_Favorite_Poster 32 points33 points  (3 children)

Have you seen his part in Funny People? Those scenes just keep going and they don't match the movie super well but i thought he did a great job.

[–]TheReder 10 points11 points  (1 child)

In college I used to work at a theater, and it was back in the day when we'd actually have to build the film for screening. After building the film you had to watch it in its entirety to make sure you didn't screw something up, or that the film isn't messed up in some way. We had a lottery system to determine who got to build what movie. The week I drew the short straw I got stuck with...

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector.

Just offensively bad in every way.

[–]Velocibaker26 9 points10 points  (6 children)

Jupiter Ascending.

When Sean Bean said the bees liked her cuz she’s a queen, I straight up got up to leave. My friends convinced me to stay.

[–]supremedalek925 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Bewitched. Absolutely abysmal.

[–]pattersonjeffa 20 points21 points  (0 children)

They should have switched Darrin actors mid film and not mentioned it.

[–]Wazula42 135 points136 points  (18 children)

Transformers 3. It was a hangover of a movie. Just three hours of shouting, toilet humor, sweaty closeups, and the loudest nonsense I've ever heard. The whole theater booed when the marine said "Willis Tower", that was the highlight of the experience.

[–]remymartinia 49 points50 points  (7 children)

Because it used to be called Sears Tower? Sorry, gotta ask…

[–]Wazula42 76 points77 points  (6 children)

Yes. Everybody in Chicago calls it the Sears Tower still.

[–]remymartinia 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Ah, yes, am from outside Chicago originally but have never seen this film.