For me, the actual worst experiences are bad comedies.
Because if you see, say, a shit action movie, you can often still extract entertainment from laughing at how shit it is. But a shit comedy has failed at its one and only purpose, so watching one is a misery unlike anything else.
I can't think of a lot of examples right now, but watching Your Highness with a friend was one of the worst movie experiences I've ever had. It's that fantasy stoner movie with James Franco and Danny McBride, where the entire joke was them doing modern swears in Ye Olde English accents. And it was dire.
Yeah, bad comedies are probably the ones that most rub me up the wrong way. I think the worst experience I've ever had watching a movie is Employee of the Month, which is one of the few films I actively hate.
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is also irredeemable apart from the bit with Cher, but I'm sure you can just watch that clip on YouTube and spare yourself the agony (and I *like* the first Mamma Mia).
The Last Knight is the worst Transformers movie by a considerable margin, which is really impressive to be honest. It's the Citizen Kane of bad blockbusters.
Trying to articulate why I hate this film actually makes me angry. That's how shit it is.
My theory is that it's because it can barely even be bothered to hide the fact that it just expects you to bask in the songs and accept that they're being spoonfed to you on a riveta bog brush of a narrative. The film basically hates itself.
I generally have a low tolerance for shit films but a few spring to mind. Highlander 2, definitely. Ghost Ship with Gabriel Byrne (rented only because my mate found the "it'll scare you shipless" strapline hilarious. Supergirl. Teen Wolf Too. And a whole load of other sequels from successful 80s films. But probably shouldn't count them tbf.
Oh thinking about Love Actually makes me think of another film I fucking hate. No fan of Love Actually either mind you but the wife took me to the cinema to see About Time when it came out and I wanted to shove my fist down my throat and crush my own heart.
What are you all on about? Adam Sandler is the American Oscar Wilde. Just take that film where he pretended to be retarded for amazing comic effect. Or that other one where he pretended to be rich and retarded with astonishing comic effect. Or those Netflix ones where he plays someone retarded with a heart of gold with astounding comic effect. It's called range people, range.
The Thin Red Line. More like the long boring line.
But ok, it admittedly is a bit boring at times.
I'd say The Neverending Story III. The first movie was a nice rendition of the first half of the book and aside from the sudden ending is still mostly quite good. The second one basically does its own take on the second half of the novel and at least back then I still liked it, but I think it's saying something that even with how clueless I was the third film still didn't leave much of an impression in any way. I would provide details, but it must have been 20 years or something like that. Bad but also unmemorable as far as my vague recollection goes. At least the second one has some cool costumes, creatures and locations.
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