Forum:The Talk About Club

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This is a club for people who want to talk about it. Members are encouraged to hate the movie Fight Club and other terrible films, but such dislike is not a requirement. We do not yet have a position on the novel Fight Club (or, to be less polite, the creator of the club hasn't read it).Rand0 (talk) 05:09, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

What if we've never seen Fight Club? ТyAhoy! 18:40, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
In that case, you are encouraged to watch it, if and only if you so desire, and make up your own mind. Again, dislike for the film is not a requirement, it's just what we encourage. Rand0 (talk) 22:06, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
I don't like Snowbeast, that must count for something. ТyTalk 22:10, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Our opinions on which are the worst movies[edit]

What is the number one worst movie you have ever seen? Rand0 (talk) 08:22, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

I don't think there's such a thing as a bad film, just people who dislike it because it's not what they want. Though the Star Wars Holiday Special does come close to the only truly objectively terrible thing committed to film. Scarlet A.pngsshole 08:25, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
That's why the name of this section includes the term 'opinion.' Rand0 (talk) 08:31, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Spy Kids. Dir. Robert Rodriguez. Miramax, 2001. Rand0 (talk) 08:48, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
The Aristocrats and....another one I can't remember. But it fucking sucked what ever it was. AceModerator 08:51, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Isn't that just one long nob gag? Scarlet A.pngpostate 08:53, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
There's Something About Mary--Bob"What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence." 09:01, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
The Butterfly Effect. Worst pile of shite I've ever seen, including that one Wayans brother's film my friends made me pay £5 to go see with them where a couple adopts a baby for a weekend that's actually a criminal midget/dwarf or something. I remember my psychology teacher letting us watch Butterfly Effect at the end of my last year in high school and me thinking "wow, this is terrible. I wish there was somewhere I could go where this fucking movie couldn't find me." El TajDon't make me do stuff 10:15, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Armageddon. Appalling movie. DamoHi 10:30, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
But Armageddon is so bad it's good (I assume you mean the Bruce Willis fiasco). They even cut the blue wire. I love it to bits and have watched it multiple times. My main contenders are the appalling remakes of films that should never be touched - the Italian Job anyone. Jack Hughes (talk) 10:34, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Yes, really enjoy Armageddon. It surpasses badness and then comes out the other side. Unlike, for example, The Core - which is just bad. --Bob"What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence." 16:21, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
The Italian Job remake looks appalling (not seen it) but does it not hold a redeeming quality in starring Ed Norton? El TajDon't make me do stuff 10:59, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
In fact, The Italian Job remake wasn't too bad.--Bob"What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence." 16:19, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
I like Armageddon just because it's so self-aware of what it is. I know there's like 200+ scientific errors in it (that NASA apparently use to test people's knowledge) but when you consider that Deep Impact is supposed to be the "serious" and "realistic" one, it just as many gaffs. Scarlet A.pngnarchist 11:11, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
I watched the recent-ish Clash of the Titans not too long ago and it was pretty awful, especially because I like mythology. I think the most disappointing movies I remember (for me at least) were the sequels to Pirates of the Caribbean. I liked the original when I was a younger kid but the ones after were painfully mediocre. I am not sure why people my age liked Orlando Bloom? ±Knightoftldrsig.pngKnightOfTL;DRgoing galt: the literal crazy train 16:25, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

SIGNS is by far the worst movie ever fucking made. Hands down and without a doubt: just plain awful! The Symphony of Punk Can't sleep, clowns will eat me! 12:48, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Generally everything by The Asylum, but The Robe has a special place in my hierarchy of loathing. ТyComplaints 13:11, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
There are a number of criteria for awfulness. To reach my personal "Jack Hughes Crap Movie Top Ten (tm)" the film has to be a serious, high budget release which is awful without intending to be. One of my all time greats was The Black Hole (1979) which had Dr Who props and scenery and a Disney budget. Spielburg's 1941 is another contender. With that director and that cast what could possibly go wrong - well, everything. I believe Pearl Harbor is another contender but I knew better than to go and see it. Jack Hughes (talk) 13:29, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
The Princess Diaries, I can't remember how I ended up watching that, must have been a hell of a long flight. But I agree that SIGNS was also bad. Redchuck.gif ГенгисmaraudingModerator 16:28, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
I take it no one else has seen The Room: starring, written by, directed by, and produced by Tommy Wiseau, a weird looking and sounding guy from some indeterminate European country. Watch clips of it on youtube and you'll immediately want to watch the whole thing. Every second of it is about the most bizarre thing you'll ever see: it's like aliens made a sappy melodrama. Cow...Hammertime! 17:27, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Ahh I remember now fucking Mission to Mars. My god it was fucking awful. AceModerator 20:07, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Ashoka the Great is an ashockingly bad historical biopic. Thorvelden (talk)
My platonist brother dragged me to see The Fountain. Agonizing. UnerringlyErrant (talk) 22:02, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
I have seen The Room. Yes it was dreadful-a friend of mine (who loves it for comedic reasons) recommended it to my boyfriend and I. My boyfriend loves bad movies so I have seen and heard about quite a few. Birdemic is one I have not seen but apparently was so horrible it is a cult classic among B-movie horror fans. Some of the worst stuff I have seen would be Journey to the Seventh Planet, the Scientology Orientation Film, Image of the Beast, and Lucy-saw that movie this year and it was just bad. Arachne1988 (talk) 23:02, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
I love The Room! I remember showing my mother the wikipedia page for it and hearing her burst out laughing a few minutes later. “Watching this film is like being stabbed in the head.”Samstr (talk) 21:54, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
Jack and Jill, the cinematic atrocity inflicted upon us by Adam Sandler. Tfaddict (talk) 00:02, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Moulin Rouge WēāŝēīōīďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 00:10, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

I would say Jaws: The Revenge, but that's really a no-brainer. I wager Terminator 3 for ruining the best movie of all time.TheriziπosaurusG (talk) 01:37, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

RW bad SF award.[edit]

I don't know if anybody already does this - they probably do - but what about an annual RW award for the (SF) movie which most utterly ignores, distorts or misinterprets the laws of physics.--Bob"What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence." 16:24, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

I did a scathing review of the first episode of the original Lost in Space. I think I still have it somewhere. ТyYes? 20:10, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Fucking mission to Mars. The man living in a tent, flapping open in the breeze, on Mars for years who is able to breathe because he grew plants. AceModerator 20:13, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
I think I've actually seen that. Doesn't it have stock footage from War of the Worlds or is that Robinson Crusoe on Mars? ТyNo 20:14, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
I have never seen this movie. Common sense is telling me that if he somehow even had mythical super-oxygen plants, they'd only be able to make enough for him alone. So now I am imagining some kind of weird dirt-dome helmet with plants in it and his face totally obscured by leaves. ±Knightoftldrsig.pngKnightOfTL;DRlavishly loquacious 13:51, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
I know everyone loves how sciency The Martian is, but you can't seal hold in normal air on a near-vacuum planet with tape and pieces of tarp. That really bothered me.TheriziπosaurusG (talk) 01:35, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Good films[edit]

What film do you think is the best? I humbly propose Pacific Rim. Tfaddict (talk) 00:10, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

I have a deep and abiding love for any Mel Brooks comedy. And Kung Fu Hustle. --Maxus (talk) 00:48, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
Two words: Fury Road. BORT (talk) 01:50, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
I dunno, by default I'll choose the last movie I saw in theatres. Oh god. I think that was Happy Feet. ArcticVixen (talk) 17:03, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
I'm rewatching Princess Mononoke fo anime club. Needless to say, I watched it when I was 9 and now my whole idea of the movie is all wrong... Ɀexcoiler Кingbolt: hablale a este hijo de la verga!

Look! 03:36, 8 December 2015 (UTC) Interstellar is my current favorite. I'm not a gigantic fan of movies though. Pbfreespace3 (talk) 01:46, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Pacific Rim was somewhat entertaining at best, but groan-inducing at worst, since it forces you to not take it seriously. I think Godzilla 2014 was much better. My favorite movie that came out recently is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but the all-time best is probably something like Terminator 2, Jaws, or Aliens.TheriziπosaurusG (talk) 01:31, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

"Jurassic Park" being my all time favorite movie ever, I was quite excited when "Jurassic World" came out last summer. However, I really can't help but feel there's some anti-feminism BS going on with the park manager there. But whatever, it's the fourth Jurassic Park film, it's a miracle it even exists anyway. Besides, you're there to watch people/things being destroyed by dinosaurs, not pick up values. I'd probably give it a solid 67% and an endorsement of "Dinosaur Summer Blockbuster".Bad @ splleing... (talk) 20:36, 7 March 2016 (UTC)