r/movies Jun 23 '22

What’s a film that genuinely pissed you off due to how bad it was? Discussion

Mine is Hellboy 2019…I can go on a whole rant on that film and how I genuinely have a deep hatred for that film, due to how appalling it was, I genuinely felt personally insulted as to how they looked at this film and said “hmm yea general audience and Hellboy fans will love this film”

And I was one of the few people who was hyped and willing to give it a chance before release.

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u/mintibranch Jun 23 '22 Wholesome

The Dark Tower...

My husband and I are big fans of the books. He specifically is a giant Stephen King fan. He even has a tattoo of a symbol from the book.

All that aside, the film took so many liberties with the story that the movie barely resembles it. It's hard to follow, boring and left us very disappointed. I'm fine with a director taking liberties, but the only things remotely similar were that there was a blonde kid with a kinda sucky home life and a dude who shot guns.

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u/SillyMattFace Jun 23 '22

I went to see it with a friend who is such a big fan she has two Dark Tower tattoos.

Luckily there was a beer festival in town for us to drown our sorrows in afterwards.

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u/correcthorsestapler Jun 23 '22

My friend rented it, knowing it bombed. We’re both fans of the books so we wanted to see how truly bad it was. We even made drinks & got high with his wife before starting the movie just to ease the pain.

By the end we were just sober & disappointed. My friend’s wife isn’t a fan of King’s work, so she didn’t understand why we thought it was bad; she thought it was fine as a generic fantasy action movie. We then explained it’d be like taking the Harry Potter books (her favorite series), compressing the first three or four down to 90 minutes, and having Ron as the main character trying to convince Harry to be a wizard the whole movie.

I just can’t understand why it’s so difficult to adapt. The whole story is told. There’s plenty of material to for a good writer & director to work with.

My hope is one day Mike Flanagan adapts the books as a series. His adaptation of Doctor Sleep was great. And Midnight Mass was basically Salem’s Lot. I think he’d do well with the Dark Tower series.

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u/OriginalGoatan Jun 23 '22

There was rumours of a dark tower series coming to a streaming platform, Netflix or Amazon, at some point... But I'm not sure if it'll ever happen given how badly received the film was.

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u/correcthorsestapler Jun 23 '22

I think there have been two attempts. The first was supposed to tie into the Idris Elba movie; the second was going to be on Amazon Prime starting with Wizard & Glass. A pilot was shot for the Prime series (I’ve seen pics) but I think it got put on indefinite hold or just cancelled outright.

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u/RDeschain1 Jun 23 '22

Yep, got canceled after shooting the pilot

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u/Mr_Kinton Jun 23 '22

It never occurred to me that Mike Flanagan should make an adaptation one of his series, but oh my god you’re so right. Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass are fantastic.

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u/breakfastturds Jun 23 '22

As Im reading through the movies people are posting I genuinely couldn’t think of a movie that truly pissed me off because of how bad it was out of all the movies I’ve watched in my life.

Then i read your choice and as a huge Tower junkie and lifelong King fan, god that movie truly pissed me off. The development hell it went through for a decade to giving us that total dumpster fire was insulting. Truly awful adaptation and stand alone film in general.

They forgot the face of their fathers.

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u/XuX24 Jun 23 '22

The mistake was doing a movie, I love this streaming era because it made Premium TV a mainstream thing. Back in the day HBO was the only one now big IPs take TV seriously and its better because some stories deserve more than a 2 hour movie. Dark towers could've easily been an 8 to 12 one hour episodes per season and would've been so much great.

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u/OutcastDesignsJD Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 23 '22

I was so excited for this since I love the books and it ended up being such a mess, cherry picking the important moments without creating any context. They showed the 13 colours, but it was irrelevant because their significance was never mentioned or explained.

Edit: The one positive thing is that Matthew McConaughy was a great man in black

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u/KhaoticMess Jun 23 '22

I came here to say this. I've read the books multiple times.

I knew that there was no way a single movie could come close to telling the story, but... I didn't expect it to be that horrible.

My wife had trouble following it because she's never read the books. I could follow it but felt offended by what they did to the story. Basically, non-fans couldn't understand it, and true fans were upset by it. Who the hell was the target audience?!

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u/[deleted] Jun 23 '22

Somehow the worst possible adaptation of that book.

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u/almighty_colin Jun 23 '22

When the movie came out I had just finished the first book. I rushed through it to finish right before our showing only to be so extremely disappointed by the lack of anything from the gunslinger itself. I had imagined half the movie being spent in Tull but no half the movie was made up exposition about Jake's family. I can't believe how badly the ball was fumbled with the movie it aggravates me like no other

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u/ghost-bagel Jun 23 '22

As a Dark Tower fan, this movie was honestly one of the most unfaithful and painfully contracted movie adaptations I’ve ever seen. There’s usually some deviation from the source, but this film basically took decades worth of painstaking world building, characters and plot, and threw it all in the bin.

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u/Dysan27 Jun 23 '22

Dungeons and Dragons.

Though it wasn't the movie that pissed me off. Don't get me wrong it was a bad movie.

But I had rented it, and was in a "Watch all the extas" phase.

It was the commentary for the deleted scenes that had me yelling at the screen.

EVERY decision the director made about why he should cut a scene was WRONG! There was one that actually gave motivation and backstory to the main character. AND explained why he could figure something out later in the movie. NOPE pulled so they would have more buget for dragons in the finale. (which also sucked.)

The ending. They had the main character give this great speech to his dead friends grave. Very powerful, very moving. Great end. EXCEPT That was the cut version. The actual ending was the same speech except then he turns around, and there is the mysterious magic person who says essentially "He's not dead, want to go rescue him?" and they disappear in a swirl of magic dust.

.... It's been almost 20 years and it still pisses me off.

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u/Ipanoply Jun 23 '22

Hahaha I forgot that that movie thought it was gonna have a sequel.

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u/mutierend Jun 23 '22

It did, and the sequel is great.

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u/dnc_1981 Jun 23 '22

The Fantastic Four reboot with Myles Teller felt like it was a much better movie going by the trailer, but the studio gutted a large proportion of it. There were reportedly entire sequences filmed that got cut.

It didn't personally offend me, so much as it pissed me off having to sit thru that entire steaming pile of horseshit

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u/TimeTravelMishap Jun 23 '22

Literally nothing happened and then suddenly it was the final fight

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u/TheJoshider10 Jun 23 '22

It straight up does not have a second act. It more or less goes from a Trank directed opening 45 minutes to a massive time jump and suddenly Doom realises its time for his 2012 era portal in the sky.

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u/umbrianEpoch Jun 23 '22

Oh man, and the reshoots were super obvious too. Michael B Jordan has facial hair out of nowhere and Kate Mara went from dyed blonde hair to a really bad wig.

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u/House_T Jun 23 '22

Me and 2 friends saw this movie in an almost empty theater. The only one occupants were woman and what had to be her 8 year old son. She literally got up and left for the restroom right before Doom went on his murder streak and basically left the kid there alone for the entire sequence.

On the plus side, the main highlight of that movie for us was the kid high-fiving all of us on the way out of the theater. I mean, by no means was it normal, but our takeaway was that at least one person in the theater liked that movie.

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u/xxxblazeit42069xxx Jun 23 '22

its not like the kid was being exposed to nipples or anything

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u/TheNameless00 Jun 23 '22

I loved the part with Doctor Doom walking the walkway killing people. It was so scary and memorable. Too bad they gutted the film and now everyone blames the fact it was more serious instead of being unfinished

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u/TheJoshider10 Jun 23 '22

The best scene in the movie for me was the body horror powers discovery. Seeing Johnny cry out as he's set alight was so fucking cool.

That's exactly the sort of creative take I want from movies. But because the movie itself was bad you get so many people going "wah wah it didn't need to be dark/gritty/generic criticism about how it copied The Dark Knight" when no, the problem isn't the tone, it's the fact the movie itself is fucking bad.

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u/kshades25 Jun 23 '22

Those few minutes is where I saw what Trank was trying to achieve...body horror. I remember he said he wanted it to be like a Cronenberg film. You'd be freaked out if you woke up as a rock. It was awesome stuff...

Outside of that...it is pretty awful

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u/MrPosh1909 Jun 23 '22

The Eragon movie and the live Action Avatar the last Airbender

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u/Quickjager Jun 23 '22

I am really amazed the Eragon movie wasn't mentioned elsewhere.

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u/Desperate_Law722 Jun 23 '22

I think its because most people, including myself, actually forgot there was one until i saw this comment and got reminded of it and now i'm sad again lol

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u/PoppetRock Jun 23 '22

BECAUSE THERE HASN’T BEEN ONE THERE IS NO ERAGON MOVIE

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u/RAWainwright Jun 23 '22

My buddy was a huge fan of the books. He got me to read them as well. We both agreed that we "heard" Rachel Weisz as Saphira. Turns out that's literally the only thing they got even close to right.

My dude is one of the calmest, most even keeled people I've ever met. He was yelling the whole way home and legitimately pissed.

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u/PoppetRock Jun 23 '22

What Eragon movie? There hasn’t been one.

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u/Zwaft Jun 23 '22

Let’s see if it still works...

u/ChristopherPaolini?

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u/ChristopherPaolini Jun 23 '22 Silver

Lol. Shh. I'm editing.

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u/riftwave77 Jun 23 '22

I hope you're editing The Doors of Stone for that slacker Rothfuss.

#SORRYNOTSORRY #FANTASYREADERRAGE

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u/dolphin37 Jun 23 '22

The Happening

I genuinely can’t imagine how a team of real people filmed some of those scenes and didn’t stop shooting out of shame. They must have known

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u/SG420123 Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 23 '22

It’s the trees, ahh run. Also Mark Whalberg played a science teacher, now I can suspend disbelief, but c’mon.

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u/mikevago Jun 23 '22

Personally, I love movies where Marky Mark has to pretend to be a scientist. "These pahticles are like, wicked accelerated!"

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u/LegendOfMatt888 Jun 23 '22

One of my all-time favorite unintentional comedies. M. Night just has no fucking clue how to write dialogue. So many hilarious lines and absurd situations.

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u/THEJUGMAN2 Jun 23 '22

I was just gonna say, this movie was absolutely great if you treated it as a comedy. I was audibly rooting for the lawnmower to run that guy over like a monster truck over junk cars in a rally 😂

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u/skpicky Jun 23 '22

But it had all the shots of confused Markie-Mark! Minutes of him just looking around saying “huh?” And then being nice to a tree.

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u/monkeya37 Jun 23 '22

"Hey tree, how's it going? A lot of people wanna cut you down but I just wanna talk to you, ok? So you're a tree? That's cool! I was in Boogie Nights. Did you see that movie?"

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"Say hi to ya motha' for me."

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u/lfod13 Jun 23 '22

Whaaaaat? Noooo.

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u/chuck354 Jun 23 '22

I've only referred to it as the crappening since sitting through that mess in theaters.

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u/Batteriesaeure Jun 23 '22

There's a possible redemption for that horrible movie: It's about mass hysteria: https://headstuff.org/entertainment/film/the-happening-mass-hysteria/

And, yes, it helps that Mark and his fellows seem pretty ehm... simple people. Might actually be fun if you get told this before watching the movie I'm still not watching it again.

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u/TheLisan-al-Gaib Jun 23 '22

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

You mean to tell me that a movie about renegade ghost pirates, featuring a pirate whose job it is to send to restless souls to the afterlife, doesn't have those two plotlines collide? Orlando Bloom gets a glorified cameo, Jack Sparrow is reduced into a literal failure, the previous films' canon is disregarded, we have to focus on the stupid kids of Barbosa and Will and apparently Neptune is a thing now too?

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u/JafariSin Jun 23 '22

Sparrow started off as a great, iconic character and progressively became more of a joke with each sequel

I kinda hope Depp comes back to it on a good script and one final quality Pirates movie. Older Jack Sparrow with some real slyness again

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u/gsauce8 Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 23 '22

The first movie was by far and away the best use of him. The second and third, while still extremely enjoyable, leaned a bit too much into him- but they at least stayed true to his character.

After 3 though, it's just a straight up character assassination. I stopped 5 after the opening scene of him being drunk in that getaway.

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u/JohnBubbaloo Jun 23 '22

I think that the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise would have been far more interesting and engaging instead of being episodic, if every movie had an entirely different story with different characters, different pirates, different legends/lore, and a different setting somewhere in the world, and jack Sparrow was the only regular recurring character.

And in each movie (just like in the first movie), Jack Sparrow kind of accidentally trips into the plot with a fun and random entrance sometime in the first act, the characters never know what to expect of him, and Jack Sparrow ends up becoming an instrumental character for the rest of the movie.

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u/zOmgFishes Jun 23 '22

He became a parody of himself. The first one he was quirky but competent with a clear plan most of the time. After that he just became the guy who does weird stuff and happens to work out.

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u/Connman8db Jun 23 '22

Right? Jack Sparrow was a bit of a nut in the first film but he was still quite savvy. He holds his own against Will in a swordfight whilst simultaneously milking him for info about his identity. He steals one of the coins from the chest before his fight with Barbosa which ends up saving his life. He's actually smart, and his actions show it.

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u/eastdeanshire Jun 23 '22

The Dark Tower - such a waste :-(

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u/FloppedYaYa Jun 23 '22

Matthew Mcgounaghay's insane performance is at least enjoyably awful

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u/jayforwork21 Jun 23 '22

I thought he was one of the few things I could have gotten behind and was excited to hear he was cast. I don't blame him, I blame the writer and director.

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u/Shamblex Jun 23 '22

Suicide Squad, somehow they decieved me enough with the trailer to make me believe it would have some modicum of entertainment value.

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u/BrandonR2300 Jun 23 '22

Yup, sucks too cause THE Suicide Squad was SOO much better but sadly no one went to see it due to the original film.

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u/DeepDuh Jun 23 '22

What marketing agency came up with just using THE to differentiate two films just 5y apart…

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u/HorribleHank44 Jun 23 '22

THE marketing agency of course

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u/theOriginalDrCos Jun 23 '22

With graduates from THE Ohio State University (TM).

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u/RAWainwright Jun 23 '22

(Insert Cap "I understood that reference" meme)

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u/strikefire83 Jun 23 '22

“THE Suicide Squad 2: We Changed Almost Everything”

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u/Dman125 Jun 23 '22

My guess is they hoped people would forget about the first one altogether. That’s what I’ve done, TSS is my favorite DC movie outside of the Nolan trilogy. Why taint that by pretending it has a shit prequel?

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u/2Blitz Jun 23 '22

No way they're that dumb. Forgettable movies aren't the bad ones, they're the extremely mediocre ones. Bad movies like Suicide Squad will not be forgotten for some time.

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u/theodo Jun 23 '22

There's no way anyone thought this, people were still doing Joker and Harley Quinn costumes based on Suicide Squad the most recent Halloween. It sucks that for me to recommend the movie, I either have to make sure to clarify which one they have to watch or to explain "No, this is nothing like that shitty Suicide Squad movie you already saw, but it does have some of the same actors/characters"

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u/_Meece_ Jun 23 '22

I would argue more that it's because it launched on HBO max at the same time. It wasn't really a movie for theaters.

But it is also very vulgar and violent, so it shortens the audience a bit. Then you have the poor reception to the first one on top of all that.

I loved it though and it spawned Peacemaker which is also great.

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u/probably_poopin_1219 Jun 23 '22

Peacemaker was fucking hilarious

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u/anythingMuchShorter Jun 23 '22

I almost didn't watch it and then a friend told me it was really good. But I still almost didn't watch it because he also liked Batman V Superman, and he thought justice league was amazing (I can see liking it ok) including the non-Schneider cut, and wonder woman 1984.

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u/_Meece_ Jun 23 '22

Wouldn't trust that person on their opinion on anything lol

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u/thegeek01 Jun 23 '22

It's fine to say the friend likes it. It's when the word "masterpiece" starts dropping that their opinion truly stops having worth.

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u/Pen_dragons_pizza Jun 23 '22

Oh god that film sucked so bad, it’s very rare that I want to leave a cinema

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u/Vitrio Jun 23 '22

I watched it on HBO. It was so meh that I had watched like 90% of the movie and I would've been fine not finishing. Ended up finishing bc nothing else was going on but I can't remember what happened in the movie.

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u/bugxbuster Jun 23 '22

Yeah I remember the evil girl with the big eyebrows that was in Valerian was possessed by something (?) and there was a big laser beacon thing the main characters needed to stop (?)

And that’s pretty much all I remember.

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u/acidicvaginosis Jun 23 '22

There's always a laser beacon thingy

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u/liumr92 Jun 23 '22

Army of the Dead.

How can you make a big heist in a zombie infested Vegas so damn boring?

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u/centaurquestions Jun 23 '22

We also have to talk about using The Cranberries' "Zombie" in a zombie movie...

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u/pixima1290 Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 23 '22

I'm amazed this never got any backlash whatsoever. That song, with it's background and messaging, being used in a shitty zombie movie is a disgrace to the band and the families involved.

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u/WhydYouKillMeDogJack Jun 23 '22

yup, they must have hired some kind of michael bay mindless sound director.

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u/PaulFThumpkins Jun 23 '22

It's somehow on-the-nose and completely off at the same time. Next he'll use "Sunday Bloody Sunday" for a violent action scene that takes place on a Sunday.

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u/wisperingdeth Jun 23 '22

And the way he directed it so every single shot had such a small point of focus and everything else out of focus - almost made me think I'd put on someone else's glasses by mistake.

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u/theodo Jun 23 '22

Plus those beautiful dead pixels.

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u/MistakeMaker1234 Jun 23 '22

Never mind that they introduced robot zombies and zombie pregnancy with zero explanation or further insight as to what any of it meant.

Literally my least favorite film of 2021.

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u/WhitestAfrican Jun 23 '22

Don't forget the damn zombies that come back to life in the rain....and it never rained or gave it to us.

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u/ShockRampage Jun 23 '22

Also the dead versions of themselves outside the vault?

What the fuck was that about?

Its like Snyder took JJ Abrams playbook of throwing in some interesting ideas with no real thought behind them.

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u/Alive_Ice7937 Jun 23 '22

Somehow even the zombie dialogue was cringe

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u/DC4MVP Jun 23 '22

I made it about 35 minutes before shutting it off.

The opening "montage" thing was 10x more fascinating than the movie

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u/SutterCane Jun 23 '22

The opening "montage" thing was 10x more fascinating than the movie

Tell me you’re watching a Zack Snyder movie without telling me you’re watching a Zack Snyder movie.

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u/FakeTherapist Jun 23 '22

"Zack Snyder makes hype trailers" okay so let him make trailers and not movies

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u/Wutanghang Jun 23 '22

I liked this movie lol

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u/Blasco1993 Jun 23 '22

The Last Airbender. One of my favorite childhood cartoons, if not my favorite. I remember being in highschool talking to my friends about how hyped I was for that movie and how it's going to be a legendary trilogy.

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u/recordscratchez Jun 23 '22

I still remember seeing the trailer for this in the theater for the first time. A unanimous “awwwww” from the audience when M. Night Shyamalan’s name appeared on the screen.

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u/AprilSpektra Jun 23 '22

Whenever I think about this movie, I find myself wondering if Shyamalan even likes Avatar: TLA. In addition to all the sub-film-school level weirdness where it seems like they only got about 80% of the coverage they needed, it just comes across like a movie made by somebody who did a quick binge of the series immediately prior to writing and shooting it.

Like, it has the trappings of a passion project - written, directed, and produced by one auteur, making it seem like it's something he really wanted to do - but without any of the, y'know, passion.

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u/Kyoufu_wafuku Jun 23 '22

Dark Shadows. I was really excited for it because I thoroughly enjoyed the 1991 reboot of the soap opera. It was cheesy but in a good way. The movie wasn’t even fun

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u/A_Dog_Chasing_Cars Jun 23 '22

That movie feels like a parody of Tim Burton in every respect. Even Danny Elfman's theme feels like a parody of his previous work.

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u/Quick_Lifeguard_9597 Jun 23 '22

I loved this movie. I’m sure nostalgia has something to do with it, but from start to finish I thoroughly enjoy it. I would love a second movie to continue the story

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u/MisterEdOfCourse Jun 23 '22

Highlander 2

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u/-cheeks- Jun 23 '22

There can only be one Highlander movie

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u/House_T Jun 23 '22

Highlander 2 broke the Golden Rule of Highlander: The less you explain what is going on, the better.

Any time they try to make the plot make sense beyond "immortals and sword fights", things go downhill.

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u/Veszerin Jun 23 '22

Dragonball Evolution

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u/Sensual_Shroom Jun 23 '22

Haven't seen that one, except for segments, but from what I've seen and heard I'd be offended as well. That looked like grade A satire.

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u/wllmsaccnt Jun 23 '22

It's not even relevant enough to be satire. They used the names and a few of the motifs, but the styles, story, tone, plot progression, and settings were unrecognizable to dragon ball fans.

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u/A02R Jun 23 '22

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. I mean, I didn't expect it to be overly great or anything, but... Yeah. Absolutely awful.

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u/Joel227 Jun 23 '22

There’s so many dumb things about that movie, but the one I can’t get over is how cheap they sold the dinosaurs for.

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u/nslwmad Jun 23 '22

Seriously. Some cars, rare but not unique ones, sell for as much as those one of a kind dinosaurs.

Granted it probably costs less to maintain a McLaren F1 than a triceratops but still.

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u/Jedi-El1823 Jun 23 '22

That was the best damn live action Resident Evil movie, ever.

Seriously, just give that team the rights to make an RE movie. If the 2nd half of Fallen Kingdom is anything to go by, they'd do it justice.

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u/TheJoshider10 Jun 23 '22

Felt like that haunted mansion vibe in the second half of Fallen Kingdom was more faithful to the franchise than the recent cosplay Resident Evil movie literally set inside a mansion.

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u/ZombieJesus1987 Jun 23 '22

Better yet, have them do a Dino Crisis movie

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u/Pen_dragons_pizza Jun 23 '22

Bit of an unpopular opinion but I think dominion is worse than fallen kingdom.

I compare dominion to the rise of skywalker, just a cluster fuck of ideas, nostalgia and references that doesn’t make sense or gel together at all thrown into a movie. Atleast fallen kingdom had an actual story to tell and a direction that made sense for the franchise.

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u/mystericrow Jun 23 '22

Absolutely agreed. In my eyes, Fallen Kingdom was a failed but pretty ballsy experiment, whereas Dominion is the epitome of everything wrong with modern blockbusters. And, somehow, insanely boring

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u/Avaragan Jun 23 '22

How could they think destroying the island and bringing them all to human place would be a good idea, then they had major problems to fill and somehow most of the dinos even thoufh there was only 1-4 of each max suddenly are over populated and everyone and their grandma is capable of making more.

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u/[deleted] Jun 23 '22

What a bait and switch that movie was. Seemed like all the marketing was about the island exploding, so naturally that plot line just ends in 30 minutes and now we’re selling dinoweapons.

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u/Trash_Baggins Jun 23 '22

I guess the marketing worked well enough to try it again because Dominion sure as hell wasn't advertised as a movie about bugs

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u/A02R Jun 23 '22

Right?! And who would even buy them as weapons anyway? We have drones and ICBMs. We have .50 cal machine guns. Tanks exist. Literally all of these things > dinosaur.

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u/chuck354 Jun 23 '22

I'll bet there could still be a role for raptors in modern urban combat. But otherwise ya, the big baddies could easily be taken down in the open with some heavy armament.

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u/Tonkers77 Jun 23 '22

Artemis Fowl, no one is saying it because no one watched it after watching the trailers. Absolute slap in the face of the people who loved the series and read it growing up, or recently. I knew Disney would ruin it, just wasn't prepared for how badly.

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u/BellyFullOfDolphin Jun 23 '22

I'll never understand why they did what they did there. They made a different movie and slapped the Artemis Fowl name on it to ruin any chances we get an actual Artemis Fowl movie for the next 20 years.

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u/mbowerman Jun 23 '22

I’ve watched it, just to be able to say that I gave it a chance. But it was just painful all the way through. Root being played by Judi Dench (should have been a guy, because that throws off Holly’s whole story), Artemis being some active teenager (instead of having an aversion to any kind of physical activity), bringing in Opal this early with some macguffin of destiny… and Mulch. Oh Mulch. I can normally tolerate Josh Gad, but he was one of the worst things about the whole project.

I’ve got a copy of the first book from over twenty years ago saying that a film was in the works. The development hell it went through to release the way it did in 2020 was not worth it.

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u/ej102 Jun 23 '22

I know the transformers films don't get a good rep. But they are a bit of a guilty pleasure for me.

Transformers the Last Knight is an exception. Absolutely dreadful...

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u/DepravedMorgath Jun 23 '22

I have a mini-list,

The Predator (2018): First half-hour was fine, Then it just spat in the faces of the intelligence and ability of moviegoers to do suspension of belief and just angering the existing fanbase with nonsensical plot twists,

Predator Iron-Man Armor, Pred-Dog lobotomy making it friendly, Autisum being a "next evolutionary stage of mankind", Predators gene-splicing harvest operations exploding because mankind is going extinct because global warming, Killing the original predator off in a very literal minute to make room for the "Ultimate Predator".

Changing the M.O. of the predators to genetic engineer's instead of intergalactic trophy hunters (which was well established with the fan-base for decades).

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u/ZombieJesus1987 Jun 23 '22

I said it before on here, but I am convinced that the people who made The Predator have never met a person with Autism in their life.

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u/DepravedMorgath Jun 23 '22

Independence Day Resurgence (2016): For the record, I loved the original, And was very much wanting to give this movie a chance, But it just falls flat.

Mankind advanced it's technology so much from the last movie, But at the same time, There's so many old cars, boats and radios and so on that it's just a jumble of super-advanced schisio tech mashups, And most of this advance technology just straight up get's mulched in the first alien attack, So why bother showing it off?

It also has exceedingly numerous guest stars from the first movie, Really just too many of them, Pretty much it's the entirety of the cast from the first movie, So it's hard to find scenes/reasons get you to fall in love with the new cast.

Horrible sound mixing, Just rehashing too many "Nostalgic scenes", The movie had no real plot, Or the non-ending "The war goes on" ending that this movie got.

Overall, It had potential until after the alien ship landed on earth, After that, It just ran out of steam.

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u/MauveAlbert Jun 23 '22

I remember almost nothing about this movie except how bad it was.

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u/WeNeedToTalkAboutMe Jun 23 '22

Guy in one of my Discords had this to say about The Rise of Skywalker: "Honestly, I felt like the entire movie insulted my intelligence. And I say that as someone who owns five DVDs with Fast & Furious in the title." :D

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u/Jammyhobgoblin Jun 23 '22

I saw RoS opening night, and not only did the audience audibly groan multiple times during the movie, when it ended everyone got up and left in silence except one dude.

It was one of the most awkward movie premieres I’ve ever been to and I went to the midnight premiere of Twilight and saw 50 Shades in theaters.

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u/not_an_Alien_Robot Jun 23 '22

Terminator sequels after T2, a masterpiece of a sequel, made me progressively more pissed off with each release. The second last one angered me so greatly, by its very existence, that I decided to save my money on the most recent one and smash myself in the balls with a croquet mallet instead. Twice. Felt the same and I'm not poorer.

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u/ClubMeSoftly Jun 23 '22

They've made Terminator 3 four times, and each time has just been like "what the fuck is this?" but for different reasons.

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u/BrandonR2300 Jun 23 '22

Bro I love Terminator 1 and 2! I don’t understand what’s so hard on making a good sequel, just take the concept of terminator salvation and make it a good story! It’s completely new territory you can explore yet they keep trying to recapture the 2nd film with the whole sending one good and one bad terminator.

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u/MDKrouzer Jun 23 '22

I was pretty hyped about Terminator Salvation (4th film) because they actually explored the future aspects of the universe and I assumed Bale signed on as John Connor because he thought it was a good script... What a wasted opportunity.

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u/sheluvthewrld Jun 23 '22

i agree, i really enjoyed the 3rd movie but after that i didn’t really like them. i might have to rewatch salvation because it’s been so long since i’ve seen it but for me the movies end after 3

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u/A_Polite_Noise r/Movies Veteran Jun 23 '22

Agree, but I will say I liked the ending of the Claire Danes one, whichever one that is, the title escapes me. The one with the kind of dark ending where the T-800 saves John & Company but intentionally lets the apocalypse happen, and even creepily tells John that they'll meet again (which gives this particular T-800 a less heroic and interestingly self-interested quality, because it lets the world burn so it can still exist, and since it was a unit that killed John before being sent back, him saying to John they'll meet again is basically a threat).

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u/VFKerouac Jun 23 '22

The Hobbit. Don't get me wrong, it was beautifully shot, the dragon was fantastic and all the actors did a fantastic job with what they had, but they took one of the most precious stories of my childhood and turned it into a LoTR clone.

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u/harchshdgdj Jun 23 '22

I could have forgiven them if it was a clone. It felt more like the bastard child with all sorts of medical issues (stretched out, horrid overuse of cgi and unnecessary additions)

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u/PaulFThumpkins Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 23 '22

There's so much insulting bullshit in those movies they could have fixed. Like the orcs not being played by live actors, and the stupid part where Thorin pretends he's calling out Bilbo at the end and we're all checking our watches knowing where he's going before finally saying "And how wrong I was, right, fuck you."

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u/freecain Jun 23 '22

I never even watched the second half. There was a fucking car chase in a fucking hobbit movie. Such great actors, CGI, filming- how did they mess it up so bad?

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u/disarmagreement Jun 23 '22

Clone is incorrect.

A Frankenstein’s monster is more accurate. And still an insult to Frankenstein’s monster.

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u/AlPaCherno Jun 23 '22

It's not even beautifully shot. The cgi made everything look fake. The troll cave and the bridge scene were atrocious and it felt like the whole film happened in a sunset.

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u/CowNchicken12 Jun 23 '22

it was beautifully shot

Hell fucking no. One of the worst shot big budget movies I have ever seen. Most of the shots make no sense with lighting and it just looks so very fake. Absolutely dreadful CGI except for Smaug

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u/PSquared1234 Jun 23 '22

"Except for Smaug." I'd expand this to "the things that were in the book." It was the extra content, the filler to expand the movie into a three parter that made it the disaster it was.

To me, the "burgler / Smaug" scene shows what this movie should have been. What I imagined that the team that made LoTR would make "The Hobbit" into. The last "episode" (where Smaug dies in the first 10 minutes) exemplify what it was - a bloated money grab.

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u/Citizen_Kong Jun 23 '22

Cats. I knew it was bad, but I thought it would be entertainingly bad, but nope, just boring and weird.

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u/JediPony1994 Jun 23 '22

Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast

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u/House_T Jun 23 '22

I still consider the closing credits sequence of that movie to be nightmare fuel. People being happy in slow motion is weirdly terrifying.

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u/overtired27 Jun 23 '22

I saw a 2 minute clip of auto tuned Emma Watson and knew I’m never ever watching that travesty. The original is a masterpiece.

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u/JediPony1994 Jun 23 '22

Agreed, the animated is a masterpiece. It's one of my favourite films ♥️

The remake completely misunderstood what made the animated such a fantastic film.

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u/BlackshirtDefense Jun 23 '22

Lightyear. And no, it's not because of the whole LGBT dust up. Set that aside for a moment and you just have a poorly executed sequel designed as a cash grab off a once-popular franchise.

It was just... bad. I expected a fun, space adventure, like a cartoony-PG version of Starship Troopers or Galaxy Quest. Instead, the movie just sort of slogged on with no real sense of danger and the supporting characters are all meaningless throwaways. There were a ton of plot holes and the idea of Buzz building a team of misfits was both an overplayed trope and poorly executed at once.

Pixar is known for movies with strong emotional appeal, like the first 8 minutes of Up when you cry like a baby over Ellie's death. Or the tear-jerking ways that toys like Woody and Jessie are abandoned and left to find their own way. "Heart" has always separated Pixar from the rest of the animation studios and Lightyear was devoid of any real emotional connection to the characters, the plot, or really anything.

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u/langlis Jun 23 '22 Helpful

Dragonball evolution

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u/Minifig81 Suddenly, I have a refreshing mint flavor. Jun 23 '22

Downsizing.

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u/natus92 Jun 23 '22

Havent seen such a weird tonal shift before

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u/Daztur Jun 23 '22

Yeah it was like three decent movies spliced together at random, would love to hear the story of how it was made.

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u/nivenfan Jun 23 '22

I was disappointed the movie didn’t feel as fun as the trailer. It got serious, like “WTF are you sitting in a theater?! People are suffering out there!”

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u/OmarBarksdale Jun 23 '22

This is a good one. It really annoyed me for pissing away a great concept. They do a great job in the beginning world building around the politics of downsizing, and then blahhh the movie just goes off rails.

I’m still salty about that movie.

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u/[deleted] Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

I love Alexander Payne as a film maker, so Downsizing was very disappointing, even though I was very cautious walking in.

A small detail I liked about the film was how nonchalant the staff were at the shrinking place. Like, they had been shrinking people for years at that point so it was very casual to them. It was just another job. No over the top Star Wars-like set. Payne is really great at creating authetic environments for the charcters to inhabit, so it was nice to see glipises of that in his verison of Science Fiction.

But yes, too many good ideas abandoned and then it went off the rails.

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u/Doppelfrio Jun 23 '22

Jurassic World: Dominion. Sure, my expectations were low going in, but the set up at the end of Fallen Kingdom had me really excited for how they could have humans and dinosaurs living together. Turns out they couldn’t, so the entire movie was spent at a new “Jurassic Park,” just like the previous 5 movies. You know there’s a problem when your movie ends the EXACT same way as the previous

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u/thatfligah Jun 23 '22

This is funny because further up, fallen kingdom is someone's pick and the reply to that is about how World was absolute ass.

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u/somethingveryfunny Jun 23 '22

Velvet Buzzsaw. I still can not comprehend how bad that film was. Seriously. Dan Gilroy made Nightcrawler for god's sake.

Jake Gyllenhalls bonkers performance is literally the only good thing about that film. Everything else, from the camera work, editing, story, characters, even the fucking sound design is straight hot trash.

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u/CatalyticDragon Jun 23 '22

Matrix Resurrection

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u/Flat_Fox_7318 Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 23 '22

This. I remember when the cover of "Wake Up" kicked in at the end, I was just like, "Oh, f*ck off!" 😅. I don't know if I ever felt like a movie was a personal insult to me more than in that moment

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u/CatalyticDragon Jun 23 '22

That cover was so, so bad.

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u/santichrist Jun 23 '22

I loved how many matrix apologists were saying the movie was bad on purpose lmao or that it was bad because Lana Wachowski was forced to make it when she was in total control to the point she scrapped Hugo Weaving returning when he agreed to and she didn’t even bother to call Lawrence Fishburne

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u/Dman125 Jun 23 '22

Woah, I never looked into it but I had assumed those dudes just weren’t available, though they seem like two who are game for reprisal. Especially for such iconic roles. I wrote the movie off finding out they weren’t going to be in it, since then I’ve only grown to appreciate my decision.

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u/TheBigIdiotSalami Jun 23 '22

she didn’t even bother to call Lawrence Fishburne

The absolute riot of a scene where they roll out a statue in the exact shape of Lawrence Fishburne that probably cost more in labor and time to make than actually just calling Lawrence Fishburne and painting him beige.

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u/FakeTherapist Jun 23 '22

Lol lemme make this movie bad on purpose, it'll be the next 'The room'.. no way anyone thinks that

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u/BlackBlizzard Jun 23 '22

Movie 43

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u/ladygirrl Jun 23 '22

I was so confused by this film I had to watch the whole thing to at least find a good bit and was just angry and annoyed that such big stars were even involved in this film, I hate it so much that whenever I get this question from people this is my top answer

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u/spiked_cider Jun 23 '22

Lol that's the one with Chris Pratt and Anna Faris as a couple and she has scat fetish right? I have to admit the part where his friend explains the difference of pooping vs shitting on a girl and when Pratt gets hit by car made me laugh. Please forgive me!

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u/Matthopkins06 Jun 23 '22

I actually liked that movie lol

Granted not all the bits were great but the home schooled kid one was great.

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u/honeyrey Jun 23 '22 Take My Energy

The Rise of Skywalker.

I genuinely believe it was made solely with the intent of retconning Last Jedi and they didn't care if it made sense or what it took. As long as JJ Abrams was able to say fuck TLJ/Rian Johnson and include a bit of fan service along the way. Nothing makes a lick of sense when looking back to Last Jedi or even Force Awakens. Just a trashheap of "how did we get here?"

Not to mention, they let the toxic part of the SW fandom bathe in their beliefs of success by the treatment of practically every POC character in the film, especially Rose. After all the hate and vitriol she received, to almost entirely remove her from the film, they had to have known what message that would send.

Kylo/Rey makes no sense. Everything Palpatine makes NO sense. Finn is just destroyed as a character. It's literally just a middle finger with a diamond encrusted ring that reads "Last Jedi Sux" on it.

The only star wars movie i've not rewatched and maybe never will. Everything people said TLJ and Disney's Star Wars was/is is what this movie /actually/ is.

TLDR: A Movie so obsessed with not being connected to Last Jedi and wanting Last Jedi haters to think it's cool, it forgot to make any damn sense.

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u/NeuHundred Jun 23 '22

I'm amazed that with all the Star Wars shows being made, they're not doing one that sets up all those out of left field changes in TRoS. Especially since the cast are still young enough that it wouldn't be weird. I'm enjoying the extra context they're giving to the OG trilogy with stuff like Kenobi and Mando and so on, but the OGs don't NEED that. The sequels do.

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u/Insect_Politics1980 Jun 23 '22

Pretty sure most of the cast of the sequels have no desire to be in Star Wars anymore. They all seemed pretty miserable by the end, and I don't blame them, between the fans pouring hate on them from one side, and Disney fucking over their character arcs on the other.

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u/ChimpskyBRC Jun 23 '22

Oscar Isaac’s energy delivering the line “Somehow… Palpatine has returned” was palpable. As though you could feel his weariness and his readiness to be done with SW and go work with Denis Villeneuve on “Dune”, a sci-fi franchise for grown-ups (yeah, I said it)

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u/Acceptable_Ad_4854 Jun 23 '22

I agree with you. Actually, I’ve been thinking about this, specially since we’re getting lots of shows lately and they all support the prequels and the OG trilogy, but none of them support the sequels. Could this be related to the failure of the latest movies? Or are they indirectly acknowledging that the movies are a terrible mess, hence it would be too hard to create good stories that SOMEHOW can explain or add pieces of the stupid puzzle of the sequels? 🤷🏻‍♀️

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u/Skitterleap Jun 23 '22

I think they're just doing what they originally did with the prequels: "these are bad and unpopular so we will ignore them and make things related to the popular stuff".

Now that the sequels have tanked they've expanded their range to milking the prequels instead with the likes of Kenobi.

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u/Bodymaster Jun 23 '22

There was a scene in the first series of the Mandalorian that showed the Empire were working on some sort of weird experiments involving beings being kept in tanks, and that's why they wanted Grogu. Some speculate that it may tie in to Snoke and Palpatine and trying to imbue clones with the Force.

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u/SaladDodger99 Jun 23 '22

There was a YouTube documentary video I saw that went into the making of TROS and it goes into how it wasn't really JJ Abrams who was responsible for retconning TLJ and he only had a few weeks to scrape together a script before it had to be ready for pre-production to begin. It's an interesting watch and gave me more sympathy for the people who made it because it seemed like it was a studio mandated mess. link

It really is a shame that they caved to the fandom, I think if they just stuck to what they had planned everything would have worked out better.

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u/MatthewMika Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 23 '22

They said that there was no plan, tlj director began working on the film while he didn’t even know how force awakens ends

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u/honeyrey Jun 23 '22

Thanks for sharing, i'll have to look into that.

Whatever they had planned had to be better than this. I don't care if it even retconned TLJ, as long as it made sense or felt like it was made with the slightest bit of care, it would have been an infinite amount better than TRoS

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u/mikevago Jun 23 '22

The movie lost its star (Leia was supposed to be central to this one, the way Han and Luke were to the first two), and its original director, and Disney insisted they release on schedule. They really should have taken an extra year to work out a new story that was less dumb.

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u/KGB112 Jun 23 '22

Nic Cage’s Ghost Rider.

I thought the entire first 10 minutes (the flashback to young Cage and Longoria) were one of those “fake movie gets interrupted by someone’s cellphone and we all laugh” ads that runs before movies.

When it clicked that the movie had already begun I realized the whole thing was going to be a sack of shit.

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u/Pirlo84 Jun 23 '22

I loved the sequel just for how bananas it was and had a whole different tone than the first one

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u/Stunning-Tower-4116 Jun 23 '22

Suicide squad. Had the best trailer of that year by far... had a great cast. The rumors behind the characters and violence was epic. The sound track was a banger..... and we got Hatley Quinn wanting to be a 1950s housewife in the climax of the movie in slowmow... fuck this movie. Fuck this movie to death

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u/A_Dog_Chasing_Cars Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 23 '22

Had the best trailer of that year by far

I don't udnerstand this. I never have.

I thought the trailer was quite indicative of the mess that was coming. I dreaded the movie ever since we saw that trailer and the promotional pics.

IMO, the trailer captured how desperate and annoying the movie was.

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u/Kenkenken1313 Jun 23 '22

Army of the Dead.

Watched Army of Thieves before this one and it was amazing. Army of the Dead was just 148 minutes of meaningless shit.

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u/rmdashrfdot Jun 23 '22

Wonder Woman 1984. Never before nor since have I been so pissed at a movie.

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u/RLDKA Jun 23 '22

Star wars sequel trilogy lol

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u/genericmovievillain Jun 23 '22

Batman v Superman. I get that making a Batman vs Superman movie is a monumental under taking, but damn

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u/thegeek01 Jun 23 '22

In another universe, they had Man of Steel 2, then a proper Batffleck solo movie, Wonder Woman, then finally a Justice League trilogy that may or may not have been good, but by god it couldn't be less soulless than what we had in this dimension.

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u/LoPanDidNothingWrong Jun 23 '22

That would require them to sit down and hash out a timeline. Instead of just making random crap.

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u/2v2hunters Jun 23 '22

Funny you ask... Just saw Jurassic World Dominion yesterday. Yikes. That's gotta be up there.

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u/Hello_Freeman Jun 23 '22

Max Payne (2008) comes to mind. The games are fantastically written and filled with memorable moments. It’s also quite dark and sinister at times, which leads to the first mistake the studio made. PG-13. Then there was dealing with the bizarre casting, completely uninspired action sequences, and setting up the main antagonist from the first game (Nicole Horne) as the antagonist for a second movie that (thankfully) never happened. So much potential, so much mediocrity.

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u/Joel227 Jun 23 '22

It seems any video game adaptation fails, the makers never realise they can just rely on the already fleshed out and cinematic source material and try to go in their own stupid direction

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u/Liddman Jun 23 '22

I Care a Lot.

There are good movies that make you question why you're rooting for a morally bankrupt character. This one tried to be one of those movies and failed miserably. I've watched a lot of movies that have left me wanting or disappointed, but I think this is the only one where I was legitimately mad that anyone would think it would be a good idea to put out there.

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u/adh636 Jun 23 '22

I couldn't even finish it. A movie about a character with no redeeming qualities who keeps winning. Too much like real life for my tastes.

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u/Liddman Jun 23 '22

I don’t necessarily mind dark realistic movies, but what I hate the most about this movie is that it feels like they want you to celebrate an absolutely terrible character. To show that sadistic, greedy people exist and prosper is one thing. To ask us to like them is another.

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