Captain Ninja Alex's army is out in full force today, my friends!! He's hosting The Worst Movies Ever blogfest today ~ and if you want to peruse some other sure-to-be awful movie posts - please click HERE.
As for me ~ I have a feeling some of you are going to look at my list and go, "What the??? Is she crazy??? That movie is a CLASSIC! Classic, I tell you!!!" Or, perhaps, you'll think I've hit the nail on its crap-tastic head. I have friends who have LOVED a few of the movies I'm going to list here... so, clearly - it's all totally subjective.
#1 - Dance Flick:
Oh, those Wayans brothers... I could probably fill my list with films that the Wayans have had a hand in...I'm not a huge fan of the Scary Movie franchise, either. Any movie that has to resort to gratuitous gross-outs for a laugh, sexual or otherwise, just ain't my thang. Plus, this particular movie was NOT FUNNY! Or interesting, or ANYTHING. I'll just come right out and say it ~ It sucked.
#2 - Hot Tub Time Machine:
I soooo wanted to like this one. I mean, c'mon. Flash back to the '80's? John Cusack? Alas, no. Another pet-peeve of mine...when the F-bomb dominates the overall dialogue in the movie? I'm thinking there was probably a problem with the script to begin with. Just sayin'... :)
#3 - Step Brothers:
Will Ferrell is a hit and miss for me, most of the time. On the one hand, I LOVE him in Elf. On the other hand, this movie was TERRIBLE! The premise...it sort of had potential. Sort of. The execution? Gross. Not funny. At. All.
#4 - Natural Born Killers:
This is one of the few shows I can remember, where I actually wanted to leave the theater in the middle of the movie. I haven't watched it since that first time, and granted...it's been 17 years ago...(and wow, just realized Quentin Tarantino wrote this...explains a lot!) but I think it was the blatant, conscience-free violence in this that really turned me off. I'm almost scared to admit it, I know there are a lot of Tarantino fans out there...but, I seem to have a similar reaction to most of his shows. So twisted. So violent. Although, strangely enough, I really liked the Kill Bills... go figure.
#5 - Showgirls:
This movie? I just have to ask...why?
#6 - White Chicks:
Another Wayans movie...this one wasn't the worst EVER, necessarily. But, they just looked soooo fake in their white chick suits. Seriously? Who could believe they were for real? And something about the eyes looked uber creepy. Another pet-peeve - movies that propose something to be real that is just far too unbelievable...and yet people believe it anyhow. I call it the "duh" factor.
#7 - Howard the Duck:
I waver back and forth on this one. It's so deliciously campy. And ridiculous. The cheese factor is a 10+!! And yet....it's a fake-looking duck from outer space trying to get it on with Lea Thompson. Yeah...this one flickers from "worst" to "secret cult-classic love" rather frequently.
#8 - Phantasm:
This one just makes me laugh. I knew I had to put a "horror" flick on here. And I use the word "horror" loosely. I rented this for a birthday party when I was a kid, based on my dad's recommendation. He told us it was one of the scariest movies he'd ever seen!! My expectations were high for some creepy, movie fun. Well...there was fun. My friends and I still have a running joke about how not-scary this movie was. *Interestingly enough, though - this movie has a 4 1/2 star rating on Amazon.com.... and I'll admit. I still avoid mausoleums at night. Oh, and tall, creepy funeral directors. OH, and pointy, flying spheres of death.
#9 - Jaws 4: The Revenge:
So, funny story. When the 1st Jaws movie came to HBO, I BEGGED my parents to watch it. Today? I'm lucky if I touch a toe in the ocean. I'm TERRIFIED of sharks! But, I love the first movie. It's a true classic. Unfortunately - I can't say the same for the sequels. #4 had to be the worst. I mean...seriously? Was it the 1st shark's second-cousin's fraternal twin's brother on his mother's side that was coming after Mrs. Brody this time?? Too much. Oh, and Mario survives that kind of attack? Lame.
#10 - Gigli:
Ha! Just kidding. I know some "lists" out there report this to be the worst movie in creation. I've actually never seen it. My real # 10 is:
I don't know - I'm having a hard time with this one. I keep coming back to funny-man shows that just aren't that funny. Steve Carell doesn't always do it for me. Jim Carrey can be annoying. I wasn't initially a fan of Adam Sandler's...(although, I quite love him now!!) Pauly Shore. Remember him? So, here's a few options for the worst: The 40-year-old Virgin, Bio-Dome, Airheads, Billy Madison, The Cable Guy... Which one would you choose?
I know I've forced myself through some other horrible feats of film-making, but these are the ones that came to mind. Tell me, do you agree? Disagree? Have anything to add? (btw - all movie posters copied here from imdb or amazon.com)
Thanks to Alex for hosting a fun blogfest! Can't wait to see what other BAD movies are out there!! But, here's hoping the next flick you catch is a GREAT one!! Happy Monday ~ :)