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Every year studios manage to make god awful movies and they still somehow get released. There were plenty of those last year, so I'm wondering...
What was the worst movie you managed to sit through in 2009?
For me its a tie between Dragonball Evolution and Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. I mean I saw some crappier movies than those 2, but these actually came out in the theatres.
Transformers 2 was a huge let down
The worst possible movie of the entire year was the newest Harry Potter movie. I don't think i have seen a more pointless, boring, and uneventful movie in a long time. I would rather watch Pee Wee's Big Adventure twenty times in a row than be exposed to Harry Potter and the Half-Tard Prince ever again.
Friday the 13th was god-awful
Avatar. Terrible script, terrible acting and horrendous sub-plots.
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Transformers 2 was, without a doubt, the worst film of last year. Although, with all of the praise that Avatar is getting, it makes me hate it more and more.
Easily Transformers 2 and possible GI Joe I at least sat through the rest of Racisformers but GI Joe got turned off from on demand after my friend called...oh and I really don't understand why people hate Avatar i thought it was quite beautiful and rather decent...I don't want to argue though you're entitlted to your opinion
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When I first saw Avatar I thought it was fine. It had great visuals but it also had a cliched storyline that wasn't that great and it was incredibly predictable (I'm a guy who prefers story over visuals anyday). It was midly enjoyabe, but the fact that it is getting all these award nominations (Best Picture front runner) and that so many people are calling it a masterpiece, just makes me frustrated. Now, I'm a young kid (16 right now) with an old film soul (my favorite decade for film is the 70's), and when I see people say that an average film is a masterpiece and they don't even know about Moon, A Single Man, or A Serious Man (all three in my top 5 of last year) then I start to lose a little faith in the public.
Moon was awesome. Very intense, very psychologically stirring. It was a brilliant film.
Moon was very excellent! It's my third favorite film of last year. I'm glad somebody else saw it.
Kevin Spacey is one of my top 5 actors, so I make a point to see anything with him in it, though he wasn't "in" moon per-se, it still counted. I'm glad I went and saw it, it was very interesting.
I thought Avatar was a great movie. I wasn't expecting a award winning story. The reason the director said he didn't make the movie before was that he was waiting for technology to catch up. So of course when I heard it was coming out, I was wanting to watch it for the graphics. I understand the story was predictable, but nowadays the majority are. At least for me they are, I'm a film buff and have seen too many movies for my own good. A lot of great movies are for the most part predictable and nothing really seems original if you break it down. That's why recently you will mainly see movies based on true story, remakes and comic book/video game movies. I don't go watch a drama movie for its action sequences even though it may have them. So for me Avatar was a great movie visually. James Cameron developed his version of a camera for the movie and it came out good. The fact that many other directors might possibly use this type of camera to film certain scenes in the future is kind of a break through in my opinion. For the amount of awards that Avatar didn't win, I don't think its overrated.
Well, even if the story for a movie is predictable, which I will agree most movies are these days, I still hope that the movie's predictable storyline is at least well-executed. I didn't like or care for any of the characters nor did I think the relationship between Neytiri and Jake felt believable. If anything it seemed kind of rushed and tacked on. Now I would say that I am a film buff as well, and nowadays, I just can't seem to get excited for a movie that just has pretty visuals. I want, scratch that, NEED to have at least a decent and well-executed story to go with the movies I watch. I can't just turn off my brain for two and a half hours, like what a lot people say when they are trying to defend a visually appealing movie with a dum and incoherent story *cough* Transformers 2 *cough*. Don't get me wrong, Avatar is no where near as bad as Transformers 2 but when I see Avatar get all of these award nominations and then it competes with the likes of UP, A Serious Man, and Inglourious Basterds at the Oscars for Best Picture of all things, thats when I get a little mad. I highly respect your opinion RH_Kensei since I love to debate about film, so I can see why you think Avatar is great but I just found it vastly disappointing and overrated.
Lol ya I can watch movies with storylines about nothing. I can pop in a movie like ninja assassins or Transformers 2 to watch it for specific reasons and not be annoyed at the pointless storyline. I guess because for me I know what I'm expecting to watch and am watching it for a specific reason. It's the movies when I do expect something out of it and it doesn't happen how I thought it would. So when I went to watch Avatar and the story wasn't the best as the rest of the nominated movies, I didn't feel let down. I wasn't expecting it to be. This years Oscars sucked, I thought it was a let down. But that's a different subject. TBBucs20 I respect your opinion as much as anyone else that wants to talk about movies. Debating about them is fun. In the end people have different tastes and its fun to talk about them.
I do the same thing when it comes to those kinds of movies. I really like Transformers 1 because it new it was kind of stupid, it had a ton of action, I liked the characters to an extent, and it was kind of nostalgic since I loved the toys and tv shows when I was younger. Transformers 2 on the other hand, tried to be complex with its storyline and it ended up being REALLY dum and incoherent. The characters were barely in it and when they were, they were just used for slapstick jokes. The worst part was that I couldn't even enjoy the action because of all of the fast cuts and the close ups. It got to a point where I didn't even know who was fighting who and what was even happening! So there is a fine line between the dum movies I enjoy and the ones I hate. For example, Crank 2 knows its dum and uses it to its advantage by trying to top itself at being over the top and ridiculous. Transformers 2 is dum but tries to sound smart. A lot of the problems in the movie make it more frustrating to watch than enjoyable. I'm glad you agree with what I said about debating films. It really is fun!