Alex over at Alex J. Cavanaugh is hosting a bloghop, and though I’ve sworn to take a break from blog contests to focus on own writing, this one was just too good to pass up. It’s the worst movies EVER blogfest:
So here are my entries for the worst movies I’ve ever seen:
Wicker Man – My senior year in college a few friends and I went to see this movie on a sleepy Wednesday night. Though it was by and far the worst thing I’ve ever seen, we’ve never regretted this decision. Not only has it provided YEARS of entertainment, it is now the yardstick by which we compare all bad movies. When I’m warning my friends that some movie I just saw was terrible, the first question they ask is, “Was is Wicker Man bad?”
2012 – For those that missed out on the apocalyptic Wicker Man viewing of 2006, the backup “terrible movie” yardstick is 2012. Though the trailer looked ridiculous, my friends and I went to see it because it was slated as the big blockbuster movie for Summer 2009. All I can say is . . . really?
The Number 23 – So, as previously mentioned, in college my friends and I often ventured to the nearby theater for a mid-week movie (Wednesday nights had promotional discount rates). My friend Jonathan and I were often in charge of picking the movies, and we made the very serious mistake of selecting The Number 23 one week. A decision I’ve had to live with for four years.
Premonition – The last in the Wednesday night college catastrophe series, this movie was terrible. So terrible, my friend Sam promised never to watch a movie Jonathan or I picked out ever again. Not only were there some serious inconsistencies, but the plot itself was ridiculous and boring.
Random Hearts – Last but not least, the film which will be forever remember as the most boring movie of my childhood, Random Hearts. This movie was so bad people were cracking jokes the whole way through (these comedic routines were perhaps the movie’s one saving grace). Unfortunately, my friend Kalina and I weren’t able to fall asleep like the man sitting next to me, though we made a serious attempt.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – The movie that ruined the Indiana Jones franchise. Why George Lucas? Why?
Star Wars Prequel Trilogy (Episode I - III) – See comments for #6. Repeat.
To sum up, don’t go see movies on a Wednesday night. Don’t go see movies with bad trailers purely because they’re labeled “blockbuster hits”. And don’t go see ANYTHING George Lucas wrote, directed or produced after 1990.