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Old 07-23-04, 08:18 AM
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Worst opening credits of all time?

What movie has the worst opening credits? I got the idea from the 'best opening credits' thread.

I couldn't think of a 'best', but Panic Room shot into my head as 'worst'. I just don't like those opening credits!
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Really? I thought the opening credits to Panic Room were the only decent thing about the movie.
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Any movie that opens with "alternative."
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Shadow of the Vampire, hands down. I went to see the film opening night, and the opening credits for my showing are still running.
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Hated Signs'.
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Originally posted by Groucho
Shadow of the Vampire, hands down.
Funny, I loved Shadow of the Vampire's credits. The haunting music and visuals quickly establishes the German Weimar period-like atmosphere of the film and sets the mood perfectly imo.
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Re: Worst opening credits of all time?

Originally posted by Seantn
I couldn't think of a 'best', but Panic Room shot into my head as 'worst'. I just don't like those opening credits!
I really liked those opening credits. Reminded me of something Hitchcock might have done.
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Originally posted by Rivero
Funny, I loved Shadow of the Vampire's credits. The haunting music and visuals quickly establishes the German Weimar period-like atmosphere of the film and sets the mood perfectly imo.
I guess that would be fine if they didn't last so long.
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Hands down... 3000 Miles to Graceland.
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Yeah, I have to submit a vote for Shadow of the Vampire as well.
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I remember voting for Shadow of the Vampire last time this question was asked.

You have to laugh while watching these things - it's unbelievable! Reminds me of the protracted space ship entrance at the beginning of Spaceballs. But longer...
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Hated Signs'.
Ack, I thought those were great, the way they fit with the opening theme got me really revved up
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Pee Wee Herman's Big Adventure I saw this movie for the 1st time 6 years ago and the opening credits are still running.
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Any movie that starts out "formatted to fit your screen"
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SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE.

Man, what a half-assed job.

SUPERMAN movies are supposed to have these grand, larger-than-life opening titles.

SUPERMAN IV's opening feels like a cold, limp noodle.
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The Fugitive

Credits are running!

Still running.

The movie's underway!

Still running.

We're well into the film's first action!

Still running...

Kimble is convicted!

Still... running...

FIFTEEN MINUTES IN, it stops running. I guess they wanted the credits to suit the movie's theme, and...
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The first thing that popped into my head was The Jackal. First off, the movie was mediocre, but the credits were just lame.
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Anyone else wannna use the "credits are still running" joke?
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What are credits?
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Actually, I'd go with the first SUPERMAN. Sooooooooooooo lonnnnngggggg!
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
Anyone else wannna use the "credits are still running" joke?
You think they'd be tired by now. If they're still running maybe someone should go catch them.

Man I'm funny.

Worst opening credits? I remember not liking the The Getaway (1994) credits. Usually I'm not paying attention to the opening credits as they seem worthless to me.
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I remember a John Water's movie (Multiple Manaiacs?), where the open credits consisted of a slow camera pan down a long sheet of paper with the credits typed on it. Really bad guitar music played in the background.

I dislike any openeing where the screen is black and they play the credits over nothing for a minute or two. If you're gonna go that route, do like Woody Allen and keep it under 30 seconds.
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Without a doubt...."Grease."

Man I hate that cr*ptastic animation!
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Have to disagree with sierra disc, I watched Superman recently and while the credits are abit long I think they are brilliant, the effect through the rear speakers are good, but on superman 2 they didn't bother as much.
I wouldn't say they were the worst but I have noticed that alot of the comic book movies have the same sort of credits and the music is becoming very similar.

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