We all have things we regret in life, so how about the times you actually shelled out your hard-earned cash to get the full theater experience for a movie that turned out to be not at all worth it?
For me, it’s a toss-up between Dungeons & Dragons, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Which really stung because I was desperately looking forward to both of them.
“The Judas Project” - A friend duped me and a buddy into seeing it because our city’s weekly entertainment rag gave it a glowing review. At one point my buddy remarked, “Who knew that UN headquarters was simply a wood-paneled conference room in a business park in Atlanta.”
I saw Cabin Boy in the theater when I was a teenager. We were not amused.
National Treasure, aka the only movie I ever walked out on. The moment Nic Cage was in the arctic in a boat, looking at a pipe, or something like that, and said something about “iron will… pen…
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE!”
… at that point I was like… NOPE. Not gonna sit here and watch a madman rant for two hours about tenuously connected crap that no sane person would ever be able to piece together.
I’ve walked out of the theater on 2 movies: The Avengers (No, not THAT one. The 1998 one with Uma Thurman and Ralph Fiennes) and Alexander (what a mess). I did have a free preview ticket for Alexander, but I can’t get that time back…
I like that movie, but you make a very good point. There is quite a bit of plot driving character.
Wing Commander was pretty bad, but honestly, I knew it was going to be going in, but I had committed myself to seeing a bad movie.
The only move I contemplated walking out on was The Thin Red Line. Everyone I was there with admitted that if one of us had said they wanted to walk out, we all would have.
A movie I saw that I really didn’t care for (it was a ‘date’ movie) was Glengary Glen Ross. I guess I didn’t get the whole premise of it…
“Up Close and Personal.” My friend and I actually walked out it was so bad.
Gravity was the worst movie i have ever seen. I was so disappointed, I couldnt even fall asleep during it.
Either Freddy Got Fingered or Dungeons & Dragons.
Worst movie to other that i enjoyed was probably Almost Heroes, but that i regretted seeing…,possibly Troy
Phantom Menace. Certainly the absolute worst with regard to the expectation-to-disappointment ratio. Or maybe the second Matrix movie.
it’s a toss-up between Ultraviolet, and Electra. Disappointing on every level.
Oh, there have been a few:
Prospero’s Books (probably the worst one)
Shadow of the Wolf
Kenneth Branagh’s Frankenstein (I had a pregnant friend with me and was concerned the movie would hurt the baby)
ST: Insurrection (not the worst one, but the one that made me the angriest)
House of the dead, absolutely. My expectations were super low and yet it managed to be so unbearably bad and entirely unwatchable that my friends and I walked out about half way through.
The 2019 version of Pet Sematary. Not even John Lithgow was able to save that movie.
Ringo… Wait no… the Cat and the hat tops Ringo by far.