Does anyone truly know what makes a movie "good?"
You can think a movie is a brilliant piece of master work but read online reviews giving it only a decent score. On the flip side, you can absolutely think a film is "Meh" even if all of the internet seems to be in favor of making it their entire identity (hello, Encanto).
While everyone's tastes are subjective, and you should absolutely be allowed to enjoy what you enjoy, there are those films you feel the need to warn your friends about.
Cinematic train wrecks which should never be seen by anyone else after you were already forced to endure them.
Reddit user, Ix_fromBetelgeuse7, wanted to know what to avoid next time they had a movie night when they asked:
"What's the worst movie you ever had to sit through?"
Just because you're making movies for "kids" doesn't mean they won't be able to tell when you're trying to pull a fast one on them.
The Less Said About Baby Mask The Better
"The son of mask. I didn't feel like going to the movies. I tried to convince my mom to take me to the mall."
"You know when you loved a movie as a kid, but you go back and watch it and it kinda ruins it for you? Son of the mask doesn't have this problem, because even as a child I knew it was a turd of a film."
We Shall Never Let This Go, M. Night
"The Last Airbender. Or as it's known in the fandom,"
"There is no movie in ba sing se."
"I had never seen the show at the point the movie came out and my friends were super pumped up to see it so they brought me with thinking it'd be a good way to introduce me to the world/ lore/ whatnot... I gave them so much sh-t at the end of that movie. I did eventually end up watching the show and its one of my all time favorites! But jeez what a horrible way to get introduced to it lol"
One Look At The Poster Was All You Needed
"Jack and Jill"
"One of the worst Adam Sandler movies I've ever sat through. Some of his movies are really bad but this one is a stinker!!"
"'Getting' to watch this movie is hands down the worst reward they ever had on Survivor"
You have to wonder sometimes what it takes for actors to take on certain roles. What about the pitch made the character they were going to play so enticing?
Or was it money?
It has to be the money.
Sir Patrick, Why?
"The Emoji Movie."
"They tried so hard to be relatable, I’d rather watch the Human centipede again than that"
"I still can't believe Sir Patrick Stewart agreed to be a talking pile of sh-t... I know at this point in his career he doesn't really need the money and can just do whatever he wants to do but seriously, a talking pile of sh-t."
Altogether Now: Not The Bees
"The Wickerman with Nicolas cage..."
"Ended up laughing to death at the end though. We were stoned and so bored. They sacrificed him in the end for the vegetables to grow and we laughed so hard and got kicked out the movie theatre ..Was worth it lmao"
"If it isn't the Butthole Cut, I'm not interested"
And then there's these, the bottom of the barrel bits of cinematic "entertainment," if you can even call them that.
These things are so monstrously bad the master reels should be burnt at the altar of Terrible Films That Should Go Away Forever.
It's Not Easy Copying Mel Brooks
"I cannot figure out why I thought it would be entertaining. It wasn't even funny as a bad movie."
"There were a bunch of movies that came out after Scary Movie established itself. Disaster Movie. Epic Movie. Meet the Spartans. The Starving Games."
"I genuinely don't know the audience for these movies because they can't be cheap to make, but holy sh-t they're terrible. The actors aren't even interested in making them."
"(The only exception is Not Another Teen Movie which somehow is amazing.)"
A Joke Entry, Sure, But Two Words: Decepticon Balls
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."
"Saw this two days after my father died and my father's death ended up being the 2nd worst thing that happened to me that week."
"Agreed. Devastator did not need to have testicles. And don’t even get me started on Mudflap and Skids."
When It's Seriously Straight Up Trash
"While doing research for a class I was teaching on WWII cinema, I wound up watching a Nazi propaganda film called The Eternal Jew. It is the only film I have ever seen about which I have absolutely nothing positive to say."
"The movie is an hour of just pure anti-semitic hatred, and unlike it's better known companion in Nazi White Supremacist trash Triumph of the Will, which requires an eye-rolling acknowledgement that 'yeah yeah yeah it's an artistically significant film', nothing of the sort can be said about The Eternal Jew."
"It is poorly made and would be just pure tedium if it wasn't also such a sickening display of pure, unfiltered hatred and, because it's still popular with White supremacist groups to this day, the film is unfortunately not yet done bringing its evil into the world."
"You can complain all you want about Cats or the live action ATLA but at the very least you can compliment those films for being made with the intention of trying to bring joy into people's lives."
"You can definitely not say that about The Eternal Jew. It is the only work of 'art' I have ever encountered that I wouldn't hesitate to eradicate from the face of the earth, because nothing of value would be lost if you did."
"Eragon. That movie was hours of nonstop confusion, disappointment and BS without a minute of redeeming quality at any point in the film."
"I had the good sense to shut off trash like The Love Guru, but for some reason I expected The Happening to actually get better by the ending."
"Pearl Harbor had such a huge budget and lots of pretty good actors, but was so long and so terrible."
"Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem. Personally, I loved the first AVP movie, so I went into the sequel with high hopes, considering Requiem was riding on a simple but very good premise: a Predalien wreaks havoc on Earth. The gore was great and the visual effects were good but there were 2 major problems with the movie. 1. The directors didn't focus on the story and instead tried to make the movie more visually horrifying. Without the story, the movie falls flat. And 2. YOU CAN'T SEE A THING. Roughly 85% of the movie's events happen at night and in dark buildings. It's so hard to see anything. Watching the movie with the brightness increased alone makes the movie so much more enjoyable. Honestly, if you want AVP action, stick with the first movie."
"Battlefield Earth. In the theaters. Yikes."
"After junior prom, the other couple wanted to go see a movie. So we all go see...Anaconda. Cut to 30 minutes in, and they're all asleep and I'm just like "Why the f--- did we do this?"
"But there should be a medal for those of us who made it all the way through Battlefield Earth."
Maybe it's best we stick to streaming.
That might be best.
At least we can turn it off.
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Considering how much money these films make, I understand that I am in the minority when I say that Marvel films have absolutely overstayed their welcome. What once seemed fairly innovative—the current generation of the MCU really took off when Iron Man proved to be a tremendous hit—now feels stale.
I accept it, though. These films are not for me and never have been. That's okay. But it'd be great if we could have more room for other great blockbuster films other than yet another superhero movie.
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor Ziggi28 asked the online community,
"What franchise has been milked to death?"
"MTVs Teen Mom. Although they still act like teenagers, the moms are in their 30s."
Part of me thinks the only reason it's still on is because MTV knows several of the cast members have no other way to make money and they're waiting to see if any of the kids become teen parents.
All of Them
"A better question would be what franchise HASN'T been milked to death. Something like 9 out of 10 "blockbusters" these days are remakes/sequels/rehashes etc."
If we have to have nonstop remakes, I wish they’d at least make good remakes of bad movies/shows that had potential but were poorly executed for whatever reason, instead of mediocre at best remakes of classics.
It's a "No" for Netflix
"Certainly nothing netflix has created. Get hooked on a show with solid potential and bam....its canceled."
Netflix’s Dark Crystal amazingly resurrected a Jim Henson masterpiece, set up an entire world to explore, and cancelled it after one season.
"Is the next Halloween really going to be the last one or no?"
Don't forget, guys: Evil dies tonight!
We'll repeat it 10,000 times just so you know for sure.
Friday the 13th
"When Jason started killing in Manhattan, possessing people’s bodies, and killing on a futuristic spaceship in outer space, I felt the Friday the 13th series was getting a bit ridiculous. Although Jason X wasn’t that bad."
Honestly, the franchise died with Jason X. The remake of the first—which actually combined the plots of the first four films—was actually pretty good but didn't go anywhere after that.
"Ben 10. I enjoyed the first 3 shows, 4th one is mixed for me, but that 5th show which is that reboot that came after was unnecessary and just shows that Cartoon Network is reliant on making money from toy sales rather than telling a good story from that reboot."
There were more than two? This is news to me.
The Walking Dead
"The Walking Dead. I stopped watching when I found myself actively hoping the protagonists would be killed in gruesome ways."
I stopped after Beth died, didn't watch it for a long time, went back to it—though I started from the beginning—and gave up right when Glen was killed. It was exhausting and a meandering mess all in all.
"I just got an ad for the Jurassic World: Dominion extended edition. Pretty sure nobody has been asking for more runtime of that movie."
That movie had no reason to be as long as it is and Laura Dern and Sam Neil are really slumming it.
90 Day Fiancé
"90 Day Fiancé."
"There must be like 20 spinoffs from that show, including Pillow Talk (which has former cast members commenting on episodes) and then a Pillow Talk for the Pillow Talk episodes. Not to mention the individual spin offs like The Family Chantel and Darcey & Stacey."
I can't believe this is still on. I must be dreaming.
"Grey's Anatomy. It’s so repetitive and just ridiculous now. I gave up in season 10, then tried again and caught up a few seasons but it’s just kind of relentless, ruins good characters and rapidly churns out new, forgettable ones."
This should is the definition of a soap opera. And to think it was once a big Emmy contender for a few years!
Admit it: You're so over these too, aren't you? We might as well be living in a time loop because some of these franchises keep coming back over... and over... and over...
Have some thoughts of your own? Feel free to share them with us in the comments below!
We've all displayed embarrassing behavior or actions at one point or another, and we can't seem to shake off the regretful moment.
It just replays in our minds like an endless boomerang.
We are equally embarrassed for those who may have done something spontaneously foolish and have no clue of the mortifying impact of their actions.
It's called cringe, and strangers online had plenty to say about the all-too-familiar phenomenon when Redditor brownGoddess01 asked:
"What is something you find REALLY cringe?"
There is a time and place for things. That doesn't mean the unspoken rule is broken.
"A disastrous engagement during someone else's wedding."
"This happened at my cousins wedding. My other cousin was proposed to by her bf during the reception. The cousin getting married eventually got a divorce and the cousin who was proposed to never got married. My grandma went to her grave calling the guy who did the proposal 'El Diablo.'”
Inappropriate Declaration Of Love
"I used to work wedding receptions. One time during the speeches I witnessed the best friend of the bride profess his love to her, in front of the groom and everybody. It was one of the most awkward/cringiest moments I’ve ever witnessed."
There are some things we do that we can't take back.
How Far We've Come
"my past self."
"That means you’ve grown. Respect."
The Moment We'd Like To Forget
"My mind randomly replaying an embarrassing moment I've done that I want to forget."
"Listening my recorded voice."
Some people love living their lives on camera. Some participants don't have a say in the matter. And others just don't wanna see it.
All The World Is A Stage
"Family bloggers. Constantly having your life recorded as a child can really f'k you up. Especially since a lot of the time the parents are just using their children for content."
"I will extend this to normal people who post every second of their child’s lives, they often hide under ‘it’s so my family can see it’ but it’s not really, is it? Or else you’d have an account just for family not your 900 additional ‘friends’"
Crying You A River
"Recording yourself crying on social media."
"when individuals share sobbing selfies. No joke, when my friend's sister and her children put their dog to die, she tweeted selfies of them both crying. and the deceased dog."
"Like, is it a private moment of mourning and not a chance for a selfie?"
"All these 'prank' videos getting millions of views."
"Edit: To be specific, I’m referring to 'prank' videos that are clearly staged."
Unsolicited Life Coach
"People whose lives are an absolute self-induced disaster and post selfies with motivational quotes telling other people how to think and live."
Being in the entertainment industry and knowing how humbling it is when there are more rejections than there are bookings, we tend to be our own worst critics.
So there's nothing more cringey than revisiting an old recording of myself performing at a high school talent show when my interest in theater was fresh and exciting and I already thought I was a pro.
Unfortunately for teenage me, I was blissfully unaware I had ways to go before honing my craft.
Let's just say that all those old VHS recordings of me performing an imitation of Michael Crawford as the Phantom of the Opera need to be burned.
Sex. It's great, but there can be a lot of drama involved.
We're human, how could there not be?
One way to make it easy is to say the right name when you're in the heat of things.
Seriously, we know this sounds like a small thing, but it's monumentally important.
Make sure you know your date's name.
If you don't, take your date to Starbucks and have it written on their cup.
It might be REALLY important later in the evening.
Redditor throwaway2356765 wanted to know your best excuses in the worst moments of intimacy.
"How do you apologize to your girlfriend after accidentally calling her by your ex’s name during sex?"
Sex makes our minds crazy. I say all sorts of nonsense.
ExtremesRun Away Nuclear Bomb GIF by IdentityGiphy
"Burn the house down. Fake your death. Move to Peru. There's no recovery."
"You're gonna have to run out the clock on that one. Just say you're sorry and take the consequences."
"Yup. Persistence is key. Apologize a thousand times until she forgives you. Cook her favorite meals a thousand times until she forgives you. Massage her back a thousand times until she forgives you."
"'I'm so sorry [Ex's Name].' Trust me it'll work."
"Unironically maybe if you can convince her you have early onset dementia."
"Call out a guy's name next time and really throw her for a loop."
"Call out your own name."
"Or her father's name."DZLars
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"Call out Kermit’s name next time."
Sex makes us all crazy.
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"Oh man, trust me as someone who calls everyone by another person's name... there is no amount of apologies to make up for that in this case. Just hope she cares enough to forgive - she won't forget though and may bring it up many times."
"Not sure, but if it helps to know, I accidentally called my wife our dog’s name during an argument."
"Update: It totally killed the tension, and we laughed about it. I am safe."
"I just had a baby and now no one’s name is sacred in my house. Every cat’s, dog’s, or human’s name is Interchangeable with the others."
"Tell her you called her name while having sex with your ex and you're just trying to even everything out."
"Perfectly balanced, as all things should be."
"Just say you're sorry and you didn't mean it, but don't expect that she will get over it easily."'
"This seems like the most sensible answer. My answer was basically grovelling, grovel and grovel some more and hope she can forgive you but don't expect that to happen right away but definitely expect to hear it in every argument for a few years to come as well."
#1 AnswerLouis Litt Genius GIF by SuitsGiphy
"The only way to salvage this is at the time by adding ' ...was never this good!'"
Be better y'all. It's an intimate moment and your partner deserves the basest level of respect that come with knowing their name.
Do you have other ideas to share in the unfortunate event of this happening? Let us know in the comments below.
High school... how the trauma follows everyone.
Who has a perfect high school experience?
I wish I could do it all again.
I would've listened more.
Redditor Resplendenced wanted to talk about the good ole days, and how we could've utilized them more.
"What is your biggest high school regret?"
I don't hate high school. But I don't love it. Long story.
Who Cares?Eddie Murphy Whatever GIF by Coming to AmericaGiphy
"Giving a crap what those people thought of me."
"This is why I was never interested in traveling back to go to a high school reunion. So pointless."
"Not being more confident. My inner voice talked me out of a lot of things that would have made my teenage years more rewarding and productive."
"This times 1000. Shoot your shot, and act like nothing happened when it fails. Confidence is 100% people pretending to know what the hell they are doing regardless of whether they actually know or not. Nothing that happened in high school is going to matter when you are 40. Just keep that in mind."
"Should’ve talked to more people."
"You kind of go through assuming other people don’t want to talk to you. Little do you know they think the same thing. I wish I was just nicer and more open to everyone."
"Do you think the majority of the people genuinely wanted to talk to others? And if so, do you also think this still applies years after high school, or does it dwindle? Just wondering cause in my adult years it's hard finding friends."
"Not understanding that it was just temporary; the toxic behaviour of other students, the bullying, the fake friends and stresses imagined. In the end, it was four years of my life and I let it impact me more than I ever should have."
"I came to say this!!! I’m a teacher and I tell my students all the time that this is temporary. They have to do 4 years then they’re free to do whatever makes them happy. They can go out in the world and get a job, go to college, trade school, etc."
"But there will always be a**holes who try to get you down no matter where you go, so you need to start practicing at a young age how much you allow them to effect you. I went to school with the same people K-12 in my small town and I still talk to 1. I left and didn’t look back, so I tell my kids they can do the same. Even when I visit my parents I don’t go out and see any of those people."
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"Not realizing what a hottie I was. My self esteem was awful back then."
We're all hot in high school. We just don't know it.
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"Not finishing school and dropping out. Although, I had no direction or any parental care at the time and was depressed. I did get my GED and i’m in my final year of getting a bachelors in computer science. Not bad for a high school drop out."
"Falling in with an unhealthy friend group. They were controlling and possessive, and I ended up isolating myself from other, possibly healthier, friendships. I was always warned about abusive romantic relationships. I didn't realize friendships could be abusive as well."
"Not dating and socializing. I never wanted anything to do with anyone, as much as people tried. I missed out on basic experiences which didn’t bother me back then but now I’m like i wish i did more high school kid things lmao."
"I was coming here to say that I should have completely skipped dating, so nearly the opposite of you. Dating in high school was horrible, emotionally destructive stuff."
"I wish I joined the school paper or something like that."
"I was the photo editor on my HS paper because I had a nice camera. It was like a key to the school. I could walk the halls and if questioned I was on paper business. I knew everyone and everyone knew me. Took pictures of all the pretty girls and took some to the darkroom to learn to develop so to speak. Cause I bought a fancy camera I had an amazing high school life."
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"Not caring about college/my grades."
"I had the opposite problem, caring too much about my grades leading to massive sleep deprivation."
Oh High School... what a time.
Do you have high school regrets? Let us know in the comments below.