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on 10 Nov 2010 12:52

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Movies I have no urge to see

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1. Titanic (1997)
Let me guess...the boat sinks, right?

Oh, wait, that's right, there's a love story here too. And I'm sure I've never seen a love story told better than this one.

What's that? Everyone else has seen it? Well then, obviously I should see it too. Damn, what have I been thinking all these years?

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2. Psycho (1998)
Nobody should EVER remake a Hitchcock film. Especially one as flawless as Psycho.

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3. Transformers (2007)
Growing up in the 1980s, TransFormers was my favorite cartoon. The toys were also my favorites. So why the hell am I going to let Michael Bay ruin my childhood?

Besides, I've seen TransFormers: The Movie. Multiple times. I don't need a live action one with Shia Lebeouf attempting to act alongside the most overrated so-called actress of the 00s, Megan Fox. No, I don't care how hot you think she is. If I watched every movie because there was a hot woman in it, I'd have to watch more crap than my mind can think about.

And while I'm on the subject, I don't find her attractive at all. Sure, I guess I see the physical appeal, but I've read interviews with her & she's so stupid it kills any interest I might have had in her.

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4. The Grudge (2004)
I saw Ju-On.

Also, I hate Sarah Michelle Gellar.

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5. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
The first one was OK. The second one was terrible, aside from Bruce Campbell's cameo & the elevator scene. A third? Nah, I'll pass.

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6. Meet the Parents (2000)
It looks horribly stupid from the trailers, and Ben Stiller's involvement only further reinforces my belief that it's horribly, mind-numbingly stupid.

Same goes for all the sequels.

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7. Zoolander (2001)
See Meet the Parents.

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8. The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Everyone's read the book. Everyone's seen the movie.

Yeah, well, not me, mostly because I got sick of everyone talking about both incessantly before the movie came out. And after the movie came out. So it'll be about never when I finally decide to read the book or see the movie.

Don't care about the prequel or sequel or whatever either.

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9. Watchmen (2009)
I read Watchmen. Don't need a movie of it.

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10. Apocalypto (2006)
As of Passion of the Christ, I have completely lost interest in all things involving Mel Gibson.

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11. Serenity (2005)
Tried watching Firefly and couldn't get into it. So I'm not watching the movie from it either.

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12. Shutter Island (2010)
I swear I started seeing trailers for this movie in 2008. And for 2 years every trailer I saw failed to interest me. Just because Scorsese's name is attached doesn't mean I have to care. And DiCrappio is overrated in my book.

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13. Cloverfield (2008)
It's the shaky-cam! Yay! Let's watch a movie that looks like it's been shot by drunken idiots with camera phones...that'll be sooooo realistic!

If I can't stand that crap on youtube, I'm not watching it on the big screen either.

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14. The Notebook (2004)
I swear 99% of romantic films have the same damn plot. I like the 1% that distinguishes itself from the rest, and this one won't fall into that category. I can tell.

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15. Pearl Harbor (2001)
Ah Michael Bay again. Always a good reason to not see a movie. And Ben Affleck's in the lead? Great, I tend to hate him in leading roles. Oh, but it's a historical film. Yaaaaawn. Pass.

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16. Twilight (2008)
I am not nor have I ever been a teenage grrl.

Besides, I think I got the gist.

And obviously if I'm not watching this I'm not watching the sequels either.

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17. Road Trip (2000)
I do my best to avoid anything involving Tom Green.

People who added this item 2143  Average listal rating (1281 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
18. Marie Antoinette (2006)
Fuck Sofia Coppola.

I thought Virgin Suicides was ok while I watched it, but then my best friend & I discussed it for about an hour & came to the conclusion that we hated it. Also, I watched Lost in Translation and not only was I bored all the way through it (sad since I love Bill Murray), but even after sitting through it I don't understand why other people love it so much.

So I'm not sitting through any more of Sofia Coppola's films. Everyone else can have them.

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19. Pretty Woman (1990)
The horse-faced woman & the guy who puts hamsters up his ass. Great. I can't stand either of them & here they are in a movie together (and I'm sure it's not the only one, but I try to block such things out of my mind).

The only good Richard Gere movie is Primal Fear, and that's mostly because of Edward Norton. And Julia Roberts has never impressed me as an actress...the few movies she's in that I do like she's usually in a supporting role with little enough screen time for me to not start having hategasms.

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20. Ocean's Twelve (2004)
The original Ocean's Eleven never had a sequel, yet the remake has 2? Obviously 12 & 13 are just cash grabs. And as such I have no interest in either.

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21. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Unnecessary remake.

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22. Friday the 13th (2009)
Unnecessary remake.

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23. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Another unnecessary remake.

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24. Fantastic Four (2005)
I didn't like the FF when I read comics. Well, except for the "new Fantastic Four"...Spider-man, Wolverine, The Hulk, and Ghost Rider. Now if someone made that a movie, I might watch it...but odds are it would suck, because Marvel's only had one great movie so far (Iron Man) and the rest range from entertaining to crap.

So yeah, pass.

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25. Daredevil (2003)
Did I mention I really don't like Ben Affleck in leading roles? Oh, and the trailers all looked awful.

People who added this item 1927  Average listal rating (1253 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.2 
26. Ghost Rider (2007)
I used to read Ghost Rider, and I remember his alter-ego having a full head of hair. So...why is Nic Cage in this role? Oh, right, he's an "action star". And yet I can rarely take him seriously when he does action movies. Hmmm....


I don't care how great you say they are, these movies I will never watch...

There are lots of others out there, of course, but these are the ones that either annoy me that they even exist or that people insist are great movies.

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Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 10 9:41
LOL, yep I can understand most of these.

Gah... Cloverfield (2008)... yes and a whinny idiot holding the camera, following his I'll-do-anything-to-save-the-girl idiot friend. I have pretty much never wanted to see a Godzilla film from the perceptive of the cast of "American Pie" shot with a malfunctioning video camera.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 10 18:46
Hahaha yes, exactly.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 14 7:59
Very good list !
Honestly, you should give a try with Apocalypto. It has nothing to do with The Passion of Christ (I'm not a big fan of this one...) and it is actually pretty good. For the rest, you make a good case.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Dec 2 16:14
hahaha I think Iron Man and Ghost Rider are the worst Marvel Movies. Iron Man was lame in my book..either way great list, agree with most.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Dec 2 20:29
wow.. tell us how you feel...
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Dec 4 18:57
I love these kinds of list... And I agree with most of what you said. I wish that I could say I hadn't already seen the majority of the movies on your list.
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 3 0:02
i read your first comment about titanic and i pressed vote! lol
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 6 0:27
Great list - LOL -
Liked your comment on Titanic - even though I enjoyed it,
I understand that there are many who don't or don't care about it - it is a movie people either love or hate -
So agree on the Ocean's movies - they were a complete money grab - and I think most remakes are unnecessary.
Posted: 2 years, 12 months ago at Sep 4 0:40
I wholeheartedly agree with the majority of these. I wish I never saw some of these (eg. Transformers, Ghost Rider).
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Oct 28 3:50
I wish I hadn't seen any of these films apart from The Da Vinci Code which was rather good (though the book is much better).

Ps. Nine tries and I finally survived to the end of Titanic. Just had to always contienue from where I paused the DVD last time...
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 8 23:20
Do yourself a favor and see Shutter Island, dude.
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Nov 3 17:45
"The horse-faced woman" :)))))

Great list!
Posted: 7 months, 2 weeks ago at Jan 17 13:55
I appreciate the commentary. The unnecessary horror remakes are one of my biggest peeves.
Posted: 7 months, 2 weeks ago at Jan 17 14:04
How did I ever miss this list? ;D

There are a few here that I enjoyed but I understand the sentiment and love the comments. I'm sure you know by now that I can't stand 'found footage' films but you might get a kick out of hearing that, out of those I've seen, Cloverfield was the best. ;D
Posted: 7 months, 2 weeks ago at Jan 17 15:03
They are all horribly bad....

"The horse-faced woman & the guy who puts hamsters up his ass."....LMFAO!!

Posted: 7 months, 2 weeks ago at Jan 18 3:36
#1. Great effects. However, I felt the movie should've scrapped the entire love plot line and concentrated people who were on the ship.

#2. Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates = EPIC FAIL!

#3. Transformers - Found this movie tolerable. But yeah, I can see why fans of the show hate it.

#4. As a descent remake, it's all about opinion.

#5. Definitely the worst of the three.

#6. Beside some jokes that work, it's definitely not one of the greatest films I've seen.

#7. I found it tolerable.

#8. I have no opinion on this. Oh and spoilers who haven't read the book or saw the movie, the secret is that Jesus has a living descent.

#9. The trailer looked great. But when finally saw the movie, felt sluggish, too much exhibition, the flashbacks were confusing and felt the characters were too mean spirited.

#10-#12. Haven't seen them. So I have no opinion.

#13. Although I give the filmmakers credit for doing a point of the the civilians - not knowing what the alien looks like - definitely too much shaky camera.

#14. Same as #10-12.

#15. This is even worse than Titanic. Why? Because it's a triangle love story between three fictional characters that takes place during one of the greatest tragedies, makes the soldiers look irresponsible by showing by performing dangerous stunts, cheating at eye tests with a cheat sheet and having the nurse letting them through and as well as having one of the soldiers running out in a towel while brushing his teeth and not helping his fellow soldiers.

#16. ...Do I have to say it? -.-

#17. Tom Green? Fuck it.

#18-#19. Also didn't see it.

#20. The remake I found tolerable. But the sequels were definitely not needed.

#21-#23. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre I found tolerable. The Nightmare remake was embarrassing, and I haven't seen any of the Friday remakes.

#24. Not as bad as the sequel that was released two years later.

#25. The only person I liked in that movie was Michael Clark Duncan. Sure, Kingpin was originally white. But I see Duncan as a total bad ass in this film.

#26. The performances from the actors aren't there and the direction is horrible.

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