Have you ever gone to the theaters or purchased a rental, only to be entirely disappointed by how dull it was? You're not alone. Recently, someone asked, “What's the most boring movie you've ever seen?” And here are the top-voted responses.
10. The Tree of Life (2011)
“The Tree of Life. Three hours of stock footage,” one stated. If The Tree of Life isn't your answer to this question, I assume you haven't seen it. I've been asked why I think it's so bad, and I can't explain it.
“I can't tell you what it's about, yet I vividly remember watching it. I remember thinking, this will come together. I'd better pay attention so I don't miss something. And when it never did, I felt lost and confused,” another agreed.
9. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
“Not just dull. Terrible. Nothing makes any sense in that movie. Seriously one of the worst movies I have ever seen in theatres. How is it so long? Why is it so dark both visually and thematically? Zack Snyder is a hack. He's made one movie that I liked,” someone shared.
8. Robin Hood (2010)
“Robin Hood (2010). I hope you like mud and taxes because that's all this film has,' one shared. Another joked, “Which taxes? Income tax? Property tax? Sales tax? Capital gains?” Still, others argued they loved this story version, regardless of the taxes.
7. Downsizing (2017)
“Downsizing is the most disappointing/upset I've ever been with a movie. It was marketed as a quirky comedy about a guy who shrinks, and I was very excited to see it. But, instead, it turned out to be horrible and not a comedy at all, having very little to do with Matt Damon shrinking. So I guess it's a good marketing strategy, but a terrible movie?”
6. Lady In The Water (2006)
One person said, “If I commit to seeing a movie in a theater, I'm in it til the credits scroll. Even if the movie is meh, I enjoy the experience of being out with a friend and seeing a film on the big screen that others spent portions of their own lives putting together.”
“I've never been so close to walking out of a film than watching Lady in the Water. My bum raised out of the seat and hovered for a second before I gritted my teeth and swore that the movie wouldn't beat me.”
“It tried valiantly and desperately at every turn to kill me with absolute boredom and frustration. In the end, I made it, but to this day, it's been the only one to come that close to victory.”
5. Hallmark Movies
Most of those Hallmark romance movies. 90% happen at Christmas, have near identical plots, overlapping casts, and some names like A Christmas Kiss or Christmas Town searching for Christmas money.”
“The dialogue is consistently bland and makes me hate every character the more I listen, and the characters are usually one-dimensional. The fact that I can't name a single one of the movies, and yet you could Google my criteria and probably find over 100 similar movies, should speak volumes to how bland the formula is.”
“I mean, I give credit where credit is due, they found a recipe that appeals to aging homemakers, but that just is not me.”
4. The Happening (2008)
“The Happening,” one stated, “It's a movie where people run away from nothing for two hours.” “Well, not nothing,” another joked. “It was just a CHASE SCENE WHERE THE PROTAGONISTS WERE RUNNING AWAY FROM THE FREAKING WIND!!!”
“Rumor has it that there's a director cut with other exciting scenes, including ‘watching water boil' and the even more tantalizing ‘paint drying' scene.”
3. Tall Girl 2 (2022)
“Tall Girl 2,” replied one. “It was beyond the point of just being a bad movie.” “It did,” another agreed. “They tried to address the criticisms of the first movie, but it was somehow even more disingenuous. For example, someone asks her if she thinks being tall is the worst problem someone could have, and she gives a whole speech about it.”
2. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
One person shared, “Transformers: The Last Knight. I fell asleep during one of the action scenes. It's incredible how boring and generic they could make giant robots fight. I wouldn't have thought it was possible until I saw it with my own drooping eyes.”
1. Battlefield Earth (2000)
“For some reason, I watched Battlefield Earth in theaters. I woke up at the ending credits,” someone confessed. Another added, “My buddy went with me to see it, and he said every time he woke up, John Travolta was lifting someone by their neck.”
“I watched it too. The number of times they said the word leverage was insane. Then, halfway through, my friend and I started dying whenever anyone said leverage,” a third user admitted.
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