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tgoyetteWorst film in Scifi/fantasy?2014-07-14 13:35:33
tgoyettePlan 9 from Outer Space is generally considered about the worst movie ever made. Apparently they haven't seen Manos Hands of Fate, but you wouldn't want to. Let's talk about popular movies, that have made money, but are actually really bad. I'll put a shout out for Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. For all the usual reasons. What rubs you the wrong way? 2014-07-14 13:46:09
micheledutcherThe remake of the Planet of the Apes. I mean WHY? - if you're going to basically read the original script line for line - why bother? Especially when the original was SO groundbreakingly good - with Charleston Heston before he became head of NRA - Don't get me started! He was even in the remake as an ape obsessed with a gun...oops, you got me started! 2014-07-15 08:56:22
jessbaumOh man, Southland Tales bothered me so much I threatened to divorce my husband for convincing me to watch it. Granted I was really pregnant and hormonal at the time, but I hated every single thing about it. I do believe it's the same director who did Donny Darko and despite the cult following I have to say I hated that one too. 2014-07-15 11:37:06
IronspiderAnything 'Sci-Fi' with Keanu Reeves in it (except maybe the first Bill & Ted film). Sorry, personal grievance. Actually, I have to admit that, given it was a totally unnecessary remake, Reeves' performance as Klaatu did leave me thinking "He's definitely an alien...", but it's still not enough to forgive Johnny Mnemonic.2014-07-16 00:08:14
r.tornelloAfter the first one, HARRY POTTER, my god what a bore.Hardy Boys formula writing. SOS. (don't tell my wife she loves HP) Besides, And I know I mentioned it and wrote a poem about it, combat on a boom stick? Hockey on a broomstick. That's gotta hurt. Think about it,the G's on the turns, on the turns alone will crush any part of the lower body. RT2014-07-16 06:00:29
jessbaumIronspider: anytime people ask me why I didn't like the matrix I put on my Keanu Reeves voice and say, "I know Kung-Fu" that usually gets the point across. haha2014-07-17 13:07:41
Moriens13How has no one brought up "battlefield earth". How about speilbergs "war of the worlds" and tom cruise's vagina pants.2014-07-17 13:16:18
Sidewinder4Plan 9 from Outer Space had Bela Lugosi in the film after he was dead. They signed him. He died. They got a stand-in and the rest is history. Plan 9 has no plot, and bad acting with worse costumes. When the cast all left the graveyard at the same time: They ate no one, killed no one that i remember, didn't even litter, had special effects that resembled nothing identifiable. And the villains from outer space were afraid that earthlings were going to burn down the universe with the next improvement on the Uranium bomb. This "really bad" bomb would burn up light like it was gasoline. You get the picture, but i still wonder where the oxygen was going to come from. I don't remember how it ended. I fell asleep. It's not nearly as exciting as it seems. It's not really all that funny either. I'm old. When I was a kid there wasn't as much excitement on black and white TV. Hearing and seeing on TV in 1954 breaking news about what actually went on in Nazi death camps scared me as bad as my 11 months in Vietnam in 1971. But Mom did turn off the television in '54. I wish she could turn it off now. S-4 2014-07-17 21:50:36
IronspiderI guess you could add almost any remake to the list - Rollerball, WotW, DtESS, PotA (ad nauseum) - some because they're bad or pointless copies, and others because they fail to appreciate what the original film was actually about. For me the two versions of Rollerball are perfect examples of this. I'm still waiting for someone to 're-imagine' 2001: A Space Odyssey - with gun-toting aliens and Monoliths in a range of designer colours. Hal can have a breakdown, but be cured of his homicidal tendencies after a long chat with Dave Bowman...2014-07-18 00:05:49
r.tornelloThere are a lot of bad films and stories too. Many times I look to see what the author or screen writer is attempting to say even if the dialog is terrible. It's the same as crappy music with interesting lyrics. I listen to the lyrics, the story.

I liked The Matrix I. It was the classical Brain in a Vat variation.

Remakes hardly ever work, as mentioned, Lt. Harry Snotter, Stealth Broom Combat Fighter pilot.

2014-07-18 08:50:46
micheledutcherOkay, here's for the worse sci-fi soundtrack: Silent Running. OMG - when some dipsy female starts singing in this classic movie, well, just turn the sound OFF until it's over. Worst movie soundtrack ever - but totally in keeping with the hippy music of the 60s and 70s. 2014-07-18 09:07:05
r.tornelloI thought Silent Running was a WWII submarine story?? 2014-07-18 09:31:47
micheledutcherIt's a hippie sci-fi movie about the last forests in existence aboard 3 spaceships - and what happens to them after World War 9 begins. "In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft." Bruce Dern is the lead - yes, that guy from Nebraska (the movie, not the state). 2014-07-19 09:17:21
R.TornelloI was thinking of the movie Run Silent Run Deep and the story Silent Running, both about submarine warfare. I never saw the movie you mentioned. RT2014-07-20 07:38:26
r.tornelloJess Regarding The Matrix Try THE MATRIX and Philosophy edited by William Irwin, Open Court Press, ISBN 0-8126-9502-X I think you'll like it. RT 2014-07-24 10:29:30
jessbaumSounds fun, thanks!2014-07-24 11:37:01
mark211"The remake of the Planet of the Apes. I mean WHY?" Michele, if you haven't seen this yet I think it likely you may enjoy it: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRrqR9s4zlY". Moriens13 "How has no one brought up "battlefield earth" I think more people would have done had that movie's pre-publicity not stunk up the cinemas so badly that no one went as far as actually going to see it. I am quite sure it is as awful as you think2014-07-28 15:07:17
mark211The hands-down winner for me is PROMETHEUS ... It's spectacularly confused in its own right, the scenes are so disjointed that you could literally rearrange them in a random order and the film would make about as much sense as it does now. The *characters* were laughably bad - I mean, the high profile geologist or whatever he was supposed to be who dresses and talks like a hill-billy from Deliverance, right down to making a wolf howling noise? PROMETHEUS was awful on such an utterly epic scale that it even had the power to ruin the memory of the first two films in the franchise that were actually brilliant.2014-07-28 15:13:06





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