What movie was so bad you didn't even finish it? I'll go first, The People vs. Larry Flynt. Of course, it didn't help that I was in high school and had no idea what the film was about until I was already sitting in my chair at the theater. After polling the internet, here are the top-voted films people started but couldn't finish due to being terrible.
1. The Dark Tower (2017)
“The Dark Tower for me. I tried to watch it twice; fell asleep twice. It was just that bad of a film,” shared one. “They were great Stephen King books, and I love both lead actors in almost every other role they've done, but that was a cow pie of a movie that destroyed the book's entire narrative,” a second added.
“The screenwriter thought they could do something new and convinced the studio it would work, and they were all wrong, which is disappointing because I rather liked Idris Elba in the lead role. I watched this on a cross-Atlantic flight; 15 minutes in, I walked out of the plane,” a third user joked.
2. Matrix Resurrections (2021)
“I thought the Matrix Resurrections was purposefully bad like a farce making fun of the ludicrousness that is recycling successful old media to hit that nostalgia button. But, on the other hand, it's pretty on-brand with the entirety of The Matrix.
“It's breaking the fourth wall with the resurrection being the thing that breaks you from the stupor of mindlessly watching recycled media to the people trapped in the nostalgia, that it's insanely dumb and to get up and get creative, move on. The Matrix is over, and so are the 90's/2000's. That said, I made it about 45 minutes before I couldn't handle anymore,” one stated.
3. Holmes and Watson (2018)
“Holmes and Watson is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I didn't make it halfway through. I don't know what happened there. I only made it 15 minutes. They showed all the good parts in the preview. Which isn't very many,” one shared.
“Came here to say this movie. A Sherlock Holmes movie that needed to understand the character more to find the humor. Felt like I was watching scenes getting workshopped, and they just quit after the first try. Destroyed all the goodwill created from Stepbrothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” suggested a second.
“Oh, I buried this memory. I forgot that I went to see it with my brother on his birthday, and I wanted to apologize when we left. Will Ferrell and John C Reilly? Of course, it's going to be hilarious! We could not have been further from the truth. We made it three minutes before we were iffy about it. Then, twenty minutes later, we were like yeah, to heck with this movie,” a third added.
4. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
“No, the adult stuff didn't bother me. I am far from a prude, but this movie, in my opinion, was just dumb. I made it through like the first 45-ish minutes and gave up,” admitted one.
“The books read like a teenager wrote them with remedial writing skills. It's so bad. I haven't seen the movies, but I can't imagine they're any better,” another said. “I got to about the 20-minute mark. The dialogue was some of the worst I'd ever heard. Who talks like that?”
“Same!” a third exclaimed. “My partner and I like watching bad movies to make fun of (Hallmark and Lifetime are great for this). We watched the Twilight Series for the same reason. So one night, we decided we'd try Fifty Shades of Grey. We never even got halfway through. It was too boring to even make fun of!”
5. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
“Not surprising, but one Transformers: Age of Extinction. My friend and I wanted to watch it and rip it apart, but it was so bad it wasn't even funny.”
“Honestly, they get to a point where the plot is ‘giant robot fighting giant robot with LOTS of explosions!' And virtually zero story aside from ‘those robots are bad, and we're the good robots, so we need to explode them before they do more bad' and it's sensory overload to the point where it's just plain boring,” shared one.
“All they have to do is zoom out a bit and not have all of the action touching our pupils. It's always close-ups of one on one robot fights, then on to the next. I'd rather see a full-scale robot battle with more things fighting each other, like the zoomed-out battle scenes in Helm's Deep where you can appreciate the scale of the battle,” a second added.
6. The Bee Movie (2007)
“The Bee Movie for me,” admitted one. “Walked out when the human fell romantically in love with a bee.” Another confessed, “I hated this movie for a different reason. As a beekeeper, I was annoyed that all the bees were portrayed as male. All worker bees are female. If you see a bee flying around, away from a hive, there's a ~90% chance it's female.”
Finally, a third added, “Oh, she didn't just fall in love with a bee; she dumped a boyfriend for a talking bee, a boyfriend who quite fairly isn't a fan of bees since he's allergic. So not only is she crazy enough to date a bee, but she also broke up with a real human being to date the said bee. This movie is off the freaking chain.”
7. The Emoji Movie (2017)
“At seven, my kid hated The Emoji Movie. It must be bad if you can make a 7-year-old child hate a cartoon movie,” one replied. “My dad and brother love this movie. They may sit down and watch it together once or twice a month. I will never understand it. I have even given it a chance a few times. But I find myself exiting the room around the same time every time,” shared another.
8. Jack and Jill (2011)
“I watched this one for free with a friend going through a breakup. We wanted our money back after 25 minutes,” admitted one. “I saw it in theaters and knew I wanted my money back within the first 45 seconds.”
“Something about that movie. It's the only Adam Sandler movie I hate.” “Jack and Jill. Though it was one of my first dates with my now boyfriend, we got to bond over ragging on the movie together,” a second confessed.
9. WW84 (2020)
“It didn't help that the first 30 minutes or whatever are two separate intros to the movie. First, the little Olympics or race they do, then the entire mall scene. The mall scene SHOULD have been the opening scene instead of the race as it's utterly pointless to anything else in the movie and way too long,” someone announced.
“Oh man, when I first heard about the opening from my buddy, I thought it couldn't be that bad; he's probably exaggerating. I went into it thinking it was going to be like 16-17-year-old Diana racing against the seasoned warriors, nope she's like 11, and it just looks ridiculous,” another agreed.
“I watched it all the way through and was so disappointed. Then I watched it a second time because the first one was so amazing. It just felt like they wrote the script to be able to bring Chris Pine back.”
10. Mulan (2020)
“The only partially redeeming thing about that film was one or two bits from the score. And that's because I like Harry Gregson Williams as a composer and only like him because the Narnia soundtrack was my childhood,” someone informed.
“They didn't even play the ‘Make a Man Out of You Song!' That was like my favorite part of the animated one,” a second user replied. “It's like they intentionally went out of their way to miss the entire point of the movie.”
“In the animated version, she's a freethinker who tackles problems the best way she can and isn't afraid to buck convention when those traditions are no longer helpful. In the movie version, her main concern is that when they find out, she's a woman in the army, that will mean she was lying, making her a bad soldier per their rules.”
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