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#1 FearsomeFeralFreak

Posted 01 December 2019 - 12:55 PM

This post was bought about as last night I finally got around to watching 'Wolf of Wall Street'.

Its a long time since I've seen anything that bad.

I managed to get maybe 2/3, possibly 3/4, through before I turned it off.

It was just one very, very long and boring attempt to be shocking and outrageous (yawn). Largely plotless with a variety of "lets-tick-that-sexual-exploit-off-our-list' scenes (oh titter!), copious and totally unbelievable levels of drug taking (oh how shocking) and some juvenile attempt to break the world record of use of the word 'f**k'.

Anything that tries to be this outrageous just comes across as really really lame. Frankly I don't get the accolades. It just seemed so...juvenile and try hard.

What movie have you seen that people loved but you thought was crap?

Edited by FearsomeFeralFreak, 01 December 2019 - 12:56 PM.

#2 2bundles

Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:00 PM


#3 luke's mummu

Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:03 PM

Pulp fiction. When I was in my 20’s I went to a church camp based around this movie for the entire weekend. I have no idea why. As far as I can tell, the movie had nothing to do with faith or religion

Edited by luke's mummu, 01 December 2019 - 01:03 PM.

#4 Squeekums The Elf

Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:12 PM


View Postluke, on 01 December 2019 - 01:03 PM, said:

Pulp fiction. When I was in my 20’s I went to a church camp based around this movie for the entire weekend. I have no idea why. As far as I can tell, the movie had nothing to do with faith or religion

LMAO yeah no religion or faith in that one
heroin overdose, it's got that

#5 Bono25

Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:19 PM

That one with Christian bale as an astronaut, and the Sandra bollock one. Both were crap

#6 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:21 PM

The wolf on Wall Street is a true story....

Mine are Love Actually and Beaches!

#7 Dianalynch

Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:25 PM

The English Patient - hated the book, hated the movie

#8 BadCat

Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:38 PM

Forest Gump.  What an absolute load of tripe.

#9 FearsomeFeralFreak

Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:41 PM

View Post~J_F~, on 01 December 2019 - 01:21 PM, said:

The wolf on Wall Street is a true story....

Yes, I know its a 'true story". You don't think the cretin who lived this life didn't exaggerate just a tad for book sales?

Someone proven to be totally untrustworthy and dishonest writes a book about his life....

#10 red_squirrel

Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:45 PM

The Irishman - new on Netflix

I had high hopes for it but it was really bad. Come to think of it I think nearly all Netflix films are bad.

#11 jovana

Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:46 PM

2001: A space odyssey

#12 mumbag

Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:54 PM

A Clockwork Orange ... about 25 years ago.

I went with high expectations and was so annoyed by it that I punched my boyfriend during intermission for taking me!

Probably should watch it again and see if it's better with mature eyes.

#13 kimasa

Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:55 PM

Titanic is easily one of the most boring movies ever.

#14 VigilantePaladin

Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:23 PM

The English patient
Aquaman....but I love other Jason Mamoa stuff

#15 Gudrun

Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:24 PM

Moulin Rouge
Rosemary's Baby
2001 A Space Odyssey
The Poseidon Adventure
Aguirre the Wrath of God
The Lion King

Edited by Gudrun, 01 December 2019 - 02:26 PM.

#16 SeaPrincess

Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:26 PM

View PostVigilantePaladin, on 01 December 2019 - 02:23 PM, said:

Aquaman....but I love other Jason Mamoa stuff
I saw Aquaman the day after seeing The Kid Who Would be King. Basically the same story, except one was underwater.

Any re-make.

Edited by SeaPrincess, 01 December 2019 - 02:26 PM.

#17 highvoltage

Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:28 PM

Gladiator - actually walked out.

#18 FearsomeFeralFreak

Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:32 PM

Anything with Kevin Costner.

#19 Not Escapin Xmas

Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:33 PM

I watched Aquaman on the plane recently. It was so SO bad that I was looking around for someone to say OMG to. What an absolute shocker.

DH and I saw The English Patient many years ago, and when we walked out, DH said 'what was the point of that?'. lololol

#20 Bono25

Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:33 PM

Or Tom cruise

#21 notsoretro

Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:34 PM

Another who hated Beaches but then I do tend to not like the movies that are super hyped (eg Forrest Gump - lame). This is the reason I have never seen Titanic, though I may end up watching it over the Christmas break

#22 Squeekums The Elf

Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:41 PM

View Postmumbag, on 01 December 2019 - 01:54 PM, said:

A Clockwork Orange ... about 25 years ago.

Hate that one, despise it

I should ad basically every Rom com and soppy romance movie. Same boring as bat st!t storylines same cookie cutter actors, damsel in distress bs

#23 No Drama Please

Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:44 PM

View PostDianalynch, on 01 December 2019 - 01:25 PM, said:

The English Patient - hated the book, hated the movie
Haha reminds me of seinfield, where Elaine hates it and everyone gets p*ssed off with her because
it’s the most amazing movie ever (I hated it as well).

#24 PrincessPeach

Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:44 PM

The Princess Bride

Pretty in Pink

The breakfast club

#25 HolierThanCow

Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:45 PM

Breakfast at Tiffany's

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