So Alex J. Cavanaugh has come up with another question for us on his blogfest . Name the worst movies you have ever seen.
This has been a challenge for me because I actually do not watch bad movies. I am very picky when it comes to movies and if a movie is bad I almost always know before it starts that I will be wasting my time. However, there are a few occasions when I have been drawn in, maybe by star quality, director, producer, etc. to watching a movie that I already knew was going to be bad from the get go. There is a certain fascination with morbid reality. Like watching a car crash, you cannot help but stop to look and watch. There are many books like that as well. You know the author, you love the work, but you are so lost in the history of that work that you deny the fact that your senses are telling you that you hate what you see, you hate what you read. Fiction as well as life is like that. So are the movies.
Now you need to know what I like to see and read in film before you can understand what will turn my popcorn to bile in my throat. I read everything from Dr. Seuss to Stephen King. I love old and new movies, everything from Hitchcock to David Lean, John Houston to Frank Capra. I love everything from musicals to science fiction. I still think Sean Connery, Michael Douglas and Robert Redford are sexy, I would love to have the chance to dance with Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire, and Jimmy Stewart would be my ideal father and Katherine Hepburn my mother. In todays world Ron Howard and Tom Hanks rule. That is why The Dilemma and The Lady Killers were such a disappointment to me, and Tom Hanks in the movie Larry Crowne with Julia Roberts was downright embarrassing. Another Actor who I had a lot of respect for is Nicolas Cage. Then he made movies like The Weather Man, Season of the Witch and Ghost Rider (they are making a sequel, yes they are.)
Well there you have my picks for just a few of the movies that I considered a waste of time, money and popcorn. Looking forward to seeing what you have on your list of movie nightmares.