Every now and then I think of Ben and Arthur—written, directed, produced, edited, and imposed on humanity by Sam Mraovich—and just shudder.

It's a film about a gay couple that somehow sets gay rights back several decades, such is the state of this vanity project loaded with production gaffes and featuring the most painful script written by someone who truly believed they were making something brilliant.

It's an "I want my time back" film.


People were all too keen to share the movies that wasted their time after Redditor RedditMayne asked the online community:

"What movie was so bad it actually made you angry?"

"It's so sad."

"Pocahontas II. John Smith basically just dumps her. It's so stupid."

Kanga_

One of the most unnecessary films I have seen but I could say that about a ton of other Disney flicks, too.

"It made me especially angry..."

"The 1998 Avengers, with Sean Connery, Ralph Fiennes, and Uma Thurman. Saw it in the theater."

"It made me especially angry not only because it was really really bad, but also because I had wanted to see Saving Private Ryan that same night but my buddies didn't."

IronCreeksRico

It seems Marvel's The Avengers has wiped this film from public memory (even if the 1998 film is an adaptation of the British series and not a superhero film).

"No further explanation needed."

"Eragon. No further explanation needed."

PartGalaxy

I never read the books but the anger this movie inspires is enough for me to never watch it.

"I don't even know how you screw up something like the Dark Tower."

"During a time when every studio in the world was scrambling to jump on the Cinematic Universe train, and multiverses were starting to become a mainstream concept why would you take a property with those concepts woven into the very fabric of the story and completely ignore it?"

DrBoots

I have refused to watch this.

I just can't.

Amazon canceled an adaptation once, which is such a shame.

"It's not enough."

"Dragon Ball Evolution."

"I know the director apologized for making the film."

"I don't care. It's not enough."

"That crap pissed me off and I only ever watched it once."

TheMayanArab

We don't talk about this movie.

Ever.

"My coworker..."

"The Secret - This pseudo-documentary about positive thinking and 'the law of attraction.'"

"My coworker convinced our supervisor to have the whole team watch it. I managed to keep a straight face until some guy said, 'We don't know what electricity is, but we know it can cook a man's dinner'."

HawaiianShirtsOR

Some friends had me sit through this.

They are now my former friends.

"What a tragedy."

"A Sound Of Thunder, a terrible, terrible film adaptation of the late Ray Bradbury's excellent time travel short story."

"Bonkers 'physics', 90s Amiga era CGI, and Ben Kingsley's ridiculous hair. What a tragedy!"

DarthContinent

I remember when this came out.

It was 2005 and the trailer was everywhere.

Then it promptly disappeared from the planet.

"My friend and I were so excited..."

"Percy Jackson. My friend and I were so excited to get it from the video store and so upset as soon as it started."

PersonalVirus5032

Never read the series but see my comment for Eragon.

I think it applies here, too.

"I heard there were bad reviews..."

"Holmes & Watson."

"I'm shocked I haven't seen this listed. Like the movies they have made together before were absolutely hilarious. I f**king love Step Brothers."

'I heard there were bad reviews for this movie but nothing actually prepared me for what I was going to experience when I turned it on. It was beyond stupid. There is stupid comedy but this was… just not."

"I didn't laugh one time. Instead, I was repulsed and irritated. I turned it off."

"I couldn't continue. I was stressed out, actually; about how absolutely awful this f**king film is. It caused me anxiety."

"I don't know how the ending goes, and I don't care to know. All I know is I hate how much I've watched and it was enough."

ultravioletblueberry

I mean, it looked terrible from the trailers.

Why did people sit through this?!

"Killed the female hero in a dumb way..."

"Pacific Rim 2 was bad fan fiction. Killed the female hero in a dumb way and the male hero didn't even get a mention."

"The designs were as ugly as possible and moved like Power Rangers."

"And they had teenagers doing funny things in them. S**t was so bad it killed a great franchise with even toys still selling since the first one in 2013."

Accurate_Western_346

I feel like this film came and went immediately—and it sounds like for good reason.

Well, well, well...

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