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« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2008, 12:58:16 PM »

Boobies;  Chicks in tight tank tops, falling in water, running in slo-mo. 

I'll sit through pretty much anything as long as it doesn't contain the following:

  • Antagonistic, self-righteous characters
  • Totally irrelevant subplots, thrown in just to kill time
  • Completely flat, uninteresting main character
  • A message
  • Introducing characters in a completely overblown, Rambo-like fashion (Can you say Ghost Ship?)
  • Rap music
  • MTV-style editing

You forgot about little kids that they try too hard to make cute.  I had to turn The City of Lost Children off after I saw that kid give a littrle burp, oh yes how adorable is that.  Those crazy French.

Barbeque sauce tastes good on EVERYTHING, even salad.

Yes, salad.
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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2008, 02:35:01 PM »

Yeah, I forgot a lot of stuff actually  TeddyR  The stupendously annoying comedy relief character (that the movie makers obviously thought was hilarious), any handheld camcorder footage (unless it's Blair Witch or maybe Cloverfield)...we should make a complete list.

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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2008, 09:44:04 PM »

Some of my friends from a forum I help moderate are helping me with an article about elements of bad movies.  We're just randomly coming up with aspects of bad movies.

We came up with a few:

*Unintentional humor
*Outlandish dialogue
*The ability to do "Samurai Theater" during a movie - Steven Weber demonstrated this on Wings one time, and it was hysterical (for example, he was watching a movie with slaves on a huge boat, and was singing "Row Row Row Your Boat")
*A co-worker and I both saw William Castle's movie "Mr. Sardonicus," and while the grimace Mr. Sardonicus's face froze in was supposed to be terrifying, we both kept imitating it at work, and cracking each other up.  Again, a good example of unintentional humor. you done it. I'm going to imatate Mr.Sardonicus at work Monday...scary thing one at work will know what the yell I'm doing....or why....

HA!!!  We still talk about it too!!!!  And we saw the movie last summer!

Some movies are just so bad, you have to stick around to see how they end.  My mom stayed up until 3:30 (or even later, I'm not sure) on a Friday night/Saturday morning watching the movie "Rebecca," even though she admitted the acting was just a little over the top, but she couldn't turn it off.  She also kept complaining during "A Kiss Before Dying" that "Sean Young is an awful actress, and this movie is terrible" one time, but when I told her to turn it off, she admitted she "needed to see how it ended."

Endings you see coming 20 minutes before the movie's actual end is another criterion of bad movies.


It's like people only do things because they get paid.  And that's just really sad.
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