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Which director has *CONSISTENLY* made terrible movies over the past 10 years?

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View Poll Results: Consistently awful director (over the past 10 years)
Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X3, The Family Man)
10.53%
Michael Bay (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Bad Boys 2)
16.54%
Len Wiseman (Underworld, Underworld 2, Die Hard 4)
3.01%
Paul Anderson (Aliens V Predator, Soldier, Event Horizon)
9.02%
Antoine Fuqua (Replacement Killers, King Arthur, Tears of the Sun)
1.50%
George Lucas (several well-scripted independent films)
14.29%
Renny Harlin (Exorcist: The Beginning, Driven)
3.01%
Rob Cohen (xXx, The Fast and the Furious, that dragon movie)
11.28%
Roland Emmerich (10,000 BC, The Day After Tomorrow)
17.29%
Other (please list who...)
13.53%
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Which director has *CONSISTENLY* made terrible movies over the past 10 years?

Old 07-30-08, 01:35 PM
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Which director has *CONSISTENLY* made terrible movies over the past 10 years?

There's a bunch. The main offenders are up there. You know the drill: you read about some great new movie coming up, cast looks solid, even the script sounds promising, and then you read "Attached to direct this picture is ________" and you walk outside to kick a pigeon.

The POLL is forthcoming. Your thoughts?
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Oh, I went with the Ratner. I never a movie as consistently trite, emotionally shallow, and cheaply melodramatic as "The Family Man". It actually had -- wait for it -- a sickly-cute precocious girl with a speech impediment AND a magical mystical negro.

No cliche remains unturned in a Ratner movie!
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Have to go with Rob Cohen.
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I voted Bay. Armageddon alone would be reason enough, but everything else he's done sucks almost as bad. And he fucked up Transformers.
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Event Horizon was 97.


I vote Brian Robbins.
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Had to go with Bay, he is rock bottom American cinema as far as I am concerned. He is the Billy Madison speech, not only are his films shit, but American cinema is actually shittier for the movie having been made.
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Roland Emmerich for me -- The Day After Tomorrow, 10000 B.C. and Godzilla are 3 of the most unwatchable big budget movies of the last 10 years.

Rob Cohen's dragon movie was from '96, so I call your Dragon Heart and raise you Stealth.

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Quentin, you never know if he will finish what he claims to start.

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I went with Ratner. Did he ever make a good movie? X-Men 3 was just okay.

And he's remaking The Incredible Shrinking Man with your friend and mine, Eddie Murphy.
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Antoine "Training Day" Fuqua?

I gotta go with Lucas. The others on the list at least have the potential to get better while Lucas can only get worse.
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Uwe Boll
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Originally Posted by Paul1957
Uwe Boll
+1

No one else on this list can even touch Boll for sheer amount of crap spewed onscreen over the past decade.
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Originally Posted by Paul1957
Uwe Boll
Ineligible. I only wanted to list *directors*.

[That's my BS excuse for forgetting the guy, and I'm sticking to it.]

Besides, ranking on Uwe Boll films is like ranking on Golan-Globus films from the 1980s. They're just so meant to be awful
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Originally Posted by RyoHazuki
Event Horizon was 97.


I vote Brian Robbins.


(It's been awhile...)

Incidentally, Peter Berg might make this list too. He's not consistently awful, just *ALWAYS* mediocre. I don't know which is worse.
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Originally Posted by Paul1957
Uwe Boll
I also agree with Uwe Boll
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If anyone hasn't read this quite related AV Club article, you should: 10 Directors You Didn't Know You Hated. Some of the people mentioned here have their own entries in that article, along with many "overlooked" auetuers.
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Shyalalalaman. Sixth Sense is a classic but every movie since has only increased in suckyness.
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Originally Posted by iamiam
Shyalalalaman. Sixth Sense is a classic but every movie since has only increased in suckyness.
This one.

How are he and Uwe not on the list? Bay gets a pass for Bad Boys, and Wiseman in my opinion shouldnt be on here, but to each his own blah blah
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Everybody on the list has made at least one semi-descent flick. Uwe Boll? Not so much.
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I'm choosing Roland Emmerich since everything he makes is complete cookie-cutter drivel. But everyone on that list is still guilty as far as I'm concerned.
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Almost everymovie Micheal Bay has done I really liked, I loved transformers
Len Wiseman is pretty good director loved Underworld flicks, Die Hard 4 was pretty good
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Michael Bay does not deserve to be on this list.

Why is Joel Schumaccher (sp?) not on the list?
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If I could pick more than one option, Paul W.S. Anderson and Roland Emmerich would be part of a three-way tie. I have soft spots for Event Horizon and Stargate, though, so it makes it easy to single out Rob Cohen, who has never made a film that I thought was worth a damn.

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