Monday, September 19, 2011

10 worst SciFi/Fantasy/Comic book movies

Today, Alex Cavanaugh is hosting the 10  worst movies Blogfest.  As my sight is themed, so shall be my list.  I could almost fill the entire list with comic book movies from the 90s, but I think I will stick to one obvious choice.  So here we go.

10.  Roger Corman's Fantastic Four-  This one apparently was never meant for human consumption.  The studios paid Corman to film this low budget hokefest so that they could retain the film rights.  The new Corman could do it for under a hundred bucks, so they wouldn't be losing much money.  I feel sorry for Corman, then I remember all the schlock he has produced and feel better.  None of the actors new what was going on either, though.  I do feel sorry for them.  Not lower on the list due to never being released.  You might also like the 90s Captain America Movie, the 90's Justice League movie, or eighties tv Spider-man movies.

9.  Catwoman-  While we are on comic books lets look at one of the biggest disappointments of all time.  Halle Barry is very hot and she has been able to act outside of comic book movies.  When it was announced that this vixen was going to play Catwoman, I think every fanboy was looking forward to it.  Then the movie turned out to not be a movie about The Catwoman and just a movie loosely based on the comic book character.  By loosely based, I mean she had a similar costume.

8.  Roland Emmerich movies in the past decade-  Of all of the ones that I have seen, Eight Legged Freaks was the best and belongs nowhere on this list,  10,000 BC, Day After Tomorrow, and 2012 are all crap though.  I mean they are all spectacles to behold as they are beautiful high budget films, but this just goes to show you that you do need a well written story and good direction.  And an editor.  And scientific consultants.

7.  The Happening/Avatar-    I will admit that I was an M. Night apologist.  I even kind of like Lady in the Water a little, sort of.  But, the happening was total crap and it was supposed to be horror and it was just dumb and we had watched it right after being disappointed in sweeney todd at Halloween scary movie fest.  Avatar-The last Airbender shoves entire season of awesomeness into one two hour movie.  Who whould have thought that the parts they cut out would have been what made it awesome.  Well that filme franchise is dead.

6.  Sweeney Todd-  I know some people loved this movie, but I was not one of them.  It was horrible.  I hope that Bonheim-Carter, Depp, and Tim Burton never work together again.  Please!

5.  The Transformers Franchise-  My immediate response was that I liked the first movie.  But then I made the mistake of thinking about it.  I have never watched this movie a second time.  I have not seen the third movie but it is going to be available on DVD about 3 months after hitting theaters and that is never a good sign.  The second may be the worst of the three as it made absolutely no sense.  A huge complaint of mine is how over complicated the robots where.  I couldn't tell what the heck was going on.

4.  The new Nightmare on Elm Street-  Hey, I have an idea, lets get that guy from the watchman to play freddy!  Turns out they also needed a guy from the watchman to write a movie.  How do you remake an iconic 1980's slasher film in order to relaunch the franchise?  Not like this.  Again, they threw money at it in the hopes that people wouldn't notice the writing.  How much do writers make, it can't be that much.

3.  Starship Troopers 3-  I loved the book and the movie for Starship Troopers.  The second movie, while disappointing wasn't that bad, but the third movie is a disaster.  Oddly, they first movie is my favorite and it is the only one I don't own, as I have a penchant for picking up really bad movies.

2.  Mortal Combat Annihilation and Uwe Boll video game movies-  Video game movies are another genre you could almost fill the list with or even just Uwe Boll movies in general, but let us not give him any more time and move on to the movie that Annihilated the Mortal Combat film franchise.  MK2 was following up on the successful MK1 movie.  The only people that went to see this film were people, like me, who played the game and liked the first movie.  I honestly asked for my money back (they said no).  It was the only movie I ever went to that people got up and left in the middle and didn't come back.

1.  Necropolis- I picked this one up out of a bargain bin on VHS.  It might be the worst movie ever made, but that does give it some entertainment value.  All those people trying to bring back the 80s should check out this movie and realize what they are really trying to bring back.  I gave this movie away and it was given away again by that person.  I imagine that this movie is making the rounds and one day, you too may get the chance to view it.  Just a little preview of the horribleness.  A witch trying to raise the dead has demon servents and she has to grow additional breasts so she may feed them.  No kidding.  So bad, you have to see it.

Be sure to check out the other blogfesters!

32 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes! The Happening and Catwoman were on my list as well. I need to start counting how many times those two appear.
Thanks for participating in the blogfest!

iZombie [2vs8] said...

i am not speaking to you, but when i started to read avatar... i am like yes the first bashing of the blue cats... alas it's the other white meat.
:)
i love bad/worst movies, these lists are tough!
jeremy
twothumbseightfingers.blogspot.com

Clarissa Draper said...

I love the premise on that last film. Poor actress, she had to keep adding breasts, she probably needed physical therapy after shooting that film.

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Yeah, they've certainly complicated the Transformers. Outside of Bumblebee and Optimus Prime, I couldn't tell which Transformer was which. Bad move for what would otherwise be an enjoyable movie.

Lydia Kang said...

I'm impressed with how long my "Do not watch" movie list is growing.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I'm happy to say I haven't seen most of these, but did watch The Happening and Avatar. They definitely weren't as good as they should have been.

Like you, I'm amazed at what some people like or dislike, but I guess we'd be a very boring bunch of folks if we all agreed on everything.

Pixie said...

I still very much love the first Transformers movie. All the others on your list I will agree to.

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

yes! the mortal combat movie was awful!!! but i do admit to watching it... multiple times...

The Golden Eagle said...

I have to agree with Lydia--I'm going to have a rather long list of movies to never see by the end of this blogfest!

Christine Rains said...

Good list! I was furious they made a new Nightmare on Elm Street. It was my favorite series of horror films as a teen.

Stephen Tremp said...

I'm disappointed they botched the new Nightmare on Elm Street. The series was such a great idea for a villain.

RaShelle Workman said...

Sweeney Todd was twisted.

DEZMOND said...

CATWOMAN was a crime against cinema!

Paul Joseph said...

I can't say I enjoyed Sweeney Todd either. I'm glad you included this in your list.

Amy said...

Great list! I agree that all of them are just awful! :)

Dom said...

I love how Starship Troopers 3 has nudity for no reason. Oddly enough, when I watch the movie I think to myself..."you know what, I don't want to live forever."

S. L. Hennessy said...

Starship Troopers 3. Why?

P.S. Cool blog by the way. I love finding new blogs to follow via blog hops.

getyourselfconnected said...

Good list!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I've seen one or two Roger Corman films that were okay, but after Carnosaur, I stayed away.

Pat Tillett said...

I haven't seen all of these and now I don't think I want to! I didn't totally hate Sweeny Tood, but almost...

Tim Brannan said...

Damn.

Now I am going to have to find Necropolis!

Lynda R Young said...

Oh my gosh I'd forgotten all about Mortal Combat. lol.

msmariah said...

Great list. I'm with you I hated the transformer franchise and Uwe Boll video game movies. I have to say I haven't seen Necropolis. I guess I'm glad I didn't.

Jennie Bailey said...

I had some random guy at the mall recommend Fantastic Four to me just last week. I had already seen it, and hated it, but I humored him and pretended that I hadn't. I can't believe how he went on and on about how great it was - the action, the acting. Ugh.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

I saw catwoman only once. Bleh... It's amazing to see which bad movies have played a common thread today!


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Small Town Shelly Brown said...

I was kinda holding on to hope for Shamalan as well but those last ones were pretty bad. My kids loved Avatar but me, not so much.

Civil War Horror said...

I like how on the Necropolis box they felt they needed to actually define what a necropolis was! Are there horror fans who don't know? talk about not trusting your audience!

Ciara said...

I LOVED Starship troopers but I never saw past the second. :) Great list.

Donea Lee said...

Totally agreed on Catwoman. I soo had higher hopes for Avatar! And the fantastic four - sadly, rather pointless. And I just can't bring myself to watch the new Nightmare. W/O Robert England? Lame. :)

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Oh, Fantastic Four and Catwoman, yikes! I just shuddered!

Arlee Bird said...

I do like the Roland Emmerich films. They are ridiculous and hokey, but they are an fx ride that is as fun as going to Universal Studios or some other theme park with virtual rides.
Corman made a Fantastic 4 film? Guess I'm glad I missed that one, but I did used to enjoy those Corman films when I was young.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Arlee Bird said...

Sorry for stopping so late. I'm just really behind I guess.


Lee
Tossing It Out