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Old 03-23-22, 02:29 PM
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I saw THAT in theaters?

Thread dedicated to listing either really bizarre movies or straight garbage you saw in theaters. I saw quite a few clunkers especially as a kid/early teen.

Garfield (2004)
The Wild (2006)
Alvin and the Chipmunks (and the 2nd one)
Delgo (I bet none of you have heard of this)
Igor ​​​​

10,000 BC
Dragonball Evolution
G-Force
Tooth Fairy (with Dwayne Johnson)
Both Percy Jackson movies
The Last Airbender
Mirror Mirror
After Earth
Independence Day: Resurgence
Justice League (2017)
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Re: I saw THAT in theaters?

I am proud to say I saw both Howard The Duck and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace in almost deserted theatres. Back in my day, kids, we comic nerds were desperate for ANY adaptations no matter how bad or off model they were.

if you told 15 year old me in 1987 that one day Aquaman, Moon Knight and even bloody SHE-HULK would be getting multi million dollar adaptations, Iíd have fallen out of my Vans sneakers.
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Old 03-23-22, 02:37 PM
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Thread dedicated to listing either really bizarre movies or straight garbage you saw in theaters. I saw quite a few clunkers especially as a kid/early teen.

Garfield (2004)
The Wild (2006)
Alvin and the Chipmunks (and the 2nd one)
Delgo (I bet none of you have heard of this)
Igor ​​​​

10,000 BC
Dragonball Evolution
G-Force
Tooth Fairy (with Dwayne Johnson)
Both Percy Jackson movies
The Last Airbender
Mirror Mirror
After Earth
Independence Day: Resurgence
Justice League (2017)
Delgo cost millions and 20 years to make or something like that and made like $20k at the box office, right? I remember putting the poster up when I worked in a theater. Actually, MOST of these came out when I worked in a theater haha.

But for me, it's definitely D-War/Dragon Wars. A movie so bad that by the end I was shouting at the screen and no one said anything because it didn't make the movie any worse. Other stuff like Cats and The Final Destination, I actually enjoyed in an MST3K way.
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Old 03-23-22, 02:41 PM
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Re: I saw THAT in theaters?

Lots of them for sure. I didnít necessarily hate all of them at the time, but looking back theyíre not good movies or at least ones I donít enjoy. Some that come to mind are:

The Brothers Grimm
The Campaign
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Funny People
Justice League
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Paranoia
Suicide Squad

Terminator: Genisys
Terminator: Dark Fate
Texas Chainsaw 3D

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Lots more Iím not remembering Iím sure.

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Jaws 3D
Jaws: The Revenge
Robotjox
Wild Wild West
The Avengers (1998) - I walked out
Speed 2: Cruise Control - I walked out
Old 03-23-22, 03:03 PM
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Oh I'd like to add:
Batman V. Superman
Joker
(walked out)
Eragon
X-Files: I Want to Believe
The Predator
Ender's Game
(and I loved the book!)
Residents Evil 3 and 5
Death Race
Valentine's Day
(walked out)
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Never forget - at how bad this was. I saw it twice cause I actually thought it was funny.




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Oh another I forgot- A Good Day to Die Hard. On top of it not being good I bought the Blu-ray to complete my collection. Used to be more OCD than I am now.
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Johnny Be Good with Anthony Michale Hall. To this day I have no idea why my friends wanted to see it or why I went. Such a weird bad movie.
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Black Knight ( I walked out)
MTV’s Real Cancun - I was an intentional third wheel. A friend of mine was going with a broad he wasn’t interested in and didn’t want it to seem like a date.
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It had Gene Simmons, Robert Englund, and one time James Bond, George Lazenby.

Boy did I get suckered. That's arguably the worst movie I've ever seen.
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Old 03-23-22, 04:42 PM
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I insisted to my parents that we watch both this and Titan A.E., a considerably better film, in theaters.
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There are tow kinds of wovies I will list. Some of whcih I wanted to see, but turned out to be good garbage and others which were weird decisions in the the first place:
  • Batman & Robin
  • Speed 2
  • Police Academy: Mission to Moscow
  • Urban Legends 2
  • The Watcher
  • America's Sweethearts
  • Mr. Deeds
  • The Sweetest Thing
  • The Tuxedo
  • Hollywood Homicide
  • The Whole Ten Yards
  • Ocean's Twelve
  • xXx - State of the Union
  • Beowulf
  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  • A Good Day To Die Hard
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too many to name...
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When I was ten, there were few movies I could go see on my own due to the Ontario rating system, so anything rated PG I saw by default, which is why I was in theatre for such pictures as:
- Master Of The Universe
- The Wrong Guys
- Second Sight (Does anyone even remember this Bronson Pinchot/John Larroquette team-up?)

The one that sticks in my craw the most, is accompanying my younger sister into the theatre to see King Ralph, while my parents and older brother were in the next theatre watching Silence Of The Lambs
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It had Gene Simmons, Robert Englund, and one time James Bond, George Lazenby.

Boy did I get suckered. That's arguably the worst movie I've ever seen.
I just watched the trailer for this and immediately made a purchase.
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Other than a bunch of those mentioned, I saw Wing Commander in the theater
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I saw The Master of Disguise in theaters. I was a huge Dana Carvey fan, what could go wrong?

A lot. A lot could go wrong.

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Solo - No, not that one. The other one.
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I just watched the trailer for this and immediately made a purchase.
You poor, deluded fool! Who should we send the condolence letters to?
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Invasion USA. It was something for us to do when southern New Hampshire lost power. We drove until we saw lights.

The theater was shouting jokes at the screen and that was more entertaining than the movie. But the standard for action movies fell so far since then that it's now considered a good movie.
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Best Defense

A horrendous movie about Dudley Moore trying to sell a part to the US Army. It was so bad that they went out and filmed extra scenes of Eddie Murphy as a soldier, and inserted them into the finished film and then got suckers () to think it was an Eddie Murphy movie.
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When I was a child, my parents took me and my sister to see The Golden Child and Mannequin. My parents must have sat there with jaundiced eyes, but I remember being entertained. There's no accounting for the taste of children. I haven't seen either movie since.
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Iíve never walked out of a movie - I paid, might as well finish. The people who made it donít know Iím leaving in a huff.

Movies like Justice League are not great, but actually terrible movies are next level.

Iíve watched:
  • Sudden Death - The Van Damme hockey movie where he kicks a penguin mascot(edited to fix my mistake - not the Eastwood movie Sudden Impact)
  • Street Fighter - Another Van Damme classic
  • Super Mario Brothers (an actual nightmare)
  • Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (where they decided to take everything good from the first movie and not do any of it again)

Those movies are truly horrific.


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