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Added by Mustanaamio7 on 2 Feb 2009 07:45
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Worst Big Budget Directors of All Time

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Average listal rating (577 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 0
Worst: Armageddon

I saw "Armageddon" many times when I was a kid but then I grew up. The rest is history. Michael Bay's "The Island" is almost as painful to watch as "Armageddon" because of its horribly irritating product placement, but at least it's not filled with patriotic propaganda. Although, to tell the truth, commercial propaganda was frustrating enough already. Sadly, Bay's "Transformers" combines these two elements into a gigantic and very expensive piece of pure junk. "Bad Boys 2" is definitely the most unpleasant film I've ever seen for countless reasons. Bay is the most dangerous man in the film business and one of the main reasons for the decay of western civilization
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Worst: Norbit

Usually directors like Robbins direct with way smaller budgets but somehow this director got lucky. It's really disturbing to think that people like him are even allowed to direct in the first place, let alone with big budgets.
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Average listal rating (117 ratings) 4.4 IMDB Rating 0
Worst: Beverly Hills Ninja

There are some scripts that are so tasteless, braindead, and childish that film producers should just throw them into a garbage can - unfortunately, the producers of "Beverly Hills Ninja" weren't aware of this fact and they also let Dennis Dugan, the man behind such pitiful "comedies" like "Problem Child" and "Happy Gilmore", to direct a film based on the script they accepted.
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Average listal rating (32 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 0
Worst: The One

What about seeing a movie about a killer travelling through parallel worlds? What about not? James Wong also directed pretty implausible and "Final Destination" and "The One" makes even less sense. It is probably also the worst Jet Li -movie, which says a lot since basically none of his Hollywood films is anything other than shallow action nonsense. Wong is quite pretentious: I guess he tried to be cool and pretend to be some "Chinese James Bond" or something like that - maybe someone should tell him that just because your name bear a resemblance to famous secret agent doesn't mean you're actually cool.
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Average listal rating (20 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 0
Worst: Behind Enemy Lines

This war-action movie includes probably the worst and most ridiculous ending I've ever seen in a movie like this: The main hero runs in the middle of field and the entire army is shooting at him. And no one even hits him!
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Average listal rating (71 ratings) 3.9 IMDB Rating 0
Worst: Home Alone 3

Even more stupid and even more violent sequel than the previous one.
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Worst: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Another music video director doing a remake of an old horror classic. Everything that was done right in the old movie was done wrong in this. And I'm quite sure that I've never hated an ending so much as the one in this movie. Also the evil characters in this are not scary because they are just annoying. Gongratulations Marcus Nispel, you succeeded in leaving out all the parts which made the original movie the classic it is.
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Average listal rating (332 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
Worst: 300
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Average listal rating (85 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 0
Worst: Live Free or Die Hard

I was really disappointed by this. Bruce Willis is bland and he doesn't have any memorable one liners. Other characters are even less interesting. Worst thing about this movie is that it doesn't feel like a die hard movie at all. Somebody should have told the producers that getting Bruce Willis isn't enough.

I doubt I'll see any other Len Wiseman's movie. And isn't it pretty pompous to have a name like "Wiseman"?
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Average listal rating (53 ratings) 4.1 IMDB Rating 0
Worst: Jingle All the Way

A hypocritical and annoyingly cliched kids film. It combines all the worst elements: stereotypical characters, overacting, tasteless jokes and a plot that is both absurd and predictable. And how stupid was the kid of the story? In one scene he is actually ready to risk his own life just for the sake of the damn toy.
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Worst: Shoot to Kill
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Worst: Cradle 2 the Grave

This guy also directed movie Romeo Must Die which is as over the top, ridiculous and unrealistic as this action trash. Best thing about it are the end credits because you can spot there some pretty fine meta jokes. But skip the movie because it's just all flash without any content.

I don't hate Andrzej Bartkowiak because he have some talent. His directing is either bad or very bad but he can be a good cinematographer. For example, he was cinematographer in movies "Falling Down", "Speed" and "Losing Isaiah" and his work in those is nothing to be ashamed of.
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Worst: The Three Musketeers

Herek is a typical example of Hollywood blandness. All of his movies I've had the misfortune of seeing are just so generic, calculated, and predictable big budget junk that it is difficult to say anything about them at all, you just want to forget them as quickly as possible and move on to do something meaningful.
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Worst: Cheaper by the Dozen 2
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Average listal rating (139 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
Worst: Defiance
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Worst: Blank Check
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Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
Worst: Running Scared
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Worst: The Blue Lagoon
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Average listal rating (385 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
Worst: The Devil's Rejects

Just because you fill your movies with exaggerative violence doesn't mean you're "a master of horror". "Halloween" isn't necessarily the worst but it surely is the most pretentious remake I've seen. Zombie wanted to make characters "deeper", despite the fact that Carpenter's original film wasn't based on characters. Cinema in its entirety is an extremely versatile art form and often characters are just one small part in a movie - sometimes they don't matter at all.
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Worst: The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Man this guy is a bland and predictable director. "The Day the Earth Stood Still" is one of the most tedious and pointless films I've ever seen at a theater and "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" is nothing but a poor man's exorcist.
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Thank you for all the votes!

I'm going to add some explanations as soon as I can. Maybe later I also add some more directors.

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