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Right now my vote is The never ending story ...

My wife decided to put it in for the girls tonight for Saturday evening movie knight . She complained that I have the girls watch Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, star dust, & Princess bride to often .

I had forgotten how much I disliked this movie. I can't say specifically why I dislike it so, but it just rubs me the wrong way .... bad story, bad ideas, bad effects, .... Even as I watch it I want to re-like it , need for imagination or face nothing etc etc etc. But I just can't force myself to like it ...

So to make it interesting, what movie do you all dislike
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I absolutely despise Kung Pow: Enter the Fist. The only scene in the movie I even like is the cow's machine gun udders.

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After several years of my family owning a video store chain, the easier thing to answer is what movies I liked. Much much shorter list, that.

While probably not the top of my despised list, Sorceress ranks pretty high on the stink-o-meter. Makes Neverending Story seem a work of art. lol
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The Dungeons & Dragons movies for me.
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The first Dungeons and Dragons movie. Someone should have been arrested for involving Tom Baker in that mess.

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That Tom Cruise fantasy movie. Legend? Something like that. I don't even hate Tom Cruise, but I tried to watch a couple of times and just can't make it through the thing.

The first D&D movie isn't so bad if you pretend it's a generic fantasy movie and not a D&D movie. I think that a movie about a game ought to in some manner follow the rules for the game and I saw no indication that they were trying to actually use a published D&D world as a guide. (The same problem as Quag Keep has in fiction; it's "Greyhawk" but seems nothing like Greyhawk.)

Go0gleplex makes a great point, however, in that finding really good fantasy movies is hard to do.
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Legend. So bad it was good! That film was Sheguru Miyamoto's source material for Legend of Zelda. Jokes aside, Dragonslayer was awful!
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Not sure what is wrong with some of you...

But, I would say most would not like The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires.

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Oh man, I like Legend, Dragonslayer, and The Neverending Story. Those movies at least had budgets and talent...

I think I'd have to go with Ator, the Fighting Eagle; or Thor the Conqueror. Those are two Z-grade Italian fantasy nonsense films.

More recently, The Legend of Hercules was pretty unwatchable.

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Hmmm. I seem to remember liking Dragonslayer, but it's been decades since I watched it so my memory is pretty hazy.
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My problem is I like bad movies (being a huge fan of MST3K doesn't help).

I like the first D&D movie because it's bad. Jeremy Irons and the guy with blue lips makes it worth it. Such glorious ham and cheese on the screen! And Richard O'Brien!

Ice Pirates is high on my stink-o-meter. Also (thank you MST3K) the Ator sequel The Blade Master (aka Cave Dwellers), and Warrior of The Lost World (if we're gonna stretch it into post-apocalyptic).

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I seriously LOVED Ice Pirates when I was a kid. I picked it up on DVD a few years ago and rewatched it. That was an excruciating experience. I had the same reaction rewatching Yellowbeard. Childhood me was an idiot with very little taste (although the scene in Yellowbeard where the British officer kicks the street urchin down the stairwell is still funny).
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Want some bad acting, generally crap effects, and vague plot...but with a damn cool bow and gauntlet....then dig up a copy of The Archer. And yet, it still seems to be better than Ator and Warriors. ;)
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Buttmonkey wrote:I seriously LOVED Ice Pirates when I was a kid. I picked it up on DVD a few years ago and rewatched it. That was an excruciating experience. I had the same reaction rewatching Yellowbeard. Childhood me was an idiot with very little taste (although the scene in Yellowbeard where the British officer kicks the street urchin down the stairwell is still funny).

I hate to admit it, but that is true for me too .... So many movies I used to love that I watch with my girls and end up wishing I had dull sticks to jam into my eyes ...

Luckily, there are a few (very few it seems) that have stood the test of time.
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Ice Pirates and Yellowbeard, yes! I also have a soft spot for low-rent fantasy movies of the 80s. The Deathstalker series, Warrior and the Sorceress, Sword and the Sorcerer, I dig them quite a bit. Are they good? Hell no!

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Jyrdan Fairblade wrote:Ice Pirates and Yellowbeard, yes! I also have a soft spot for low-rent fantasy movies of the 80s. The Deathstalker series, Warrior and the Sorceress, Sword and the Sorcerer, I dig them quite a bit. Are they good? Hell no!
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Jyrdan Fairblade wrote:
I think I'd have to go with Ator, the Fighting Eagle;
I second this. It was a terrible movie (they made at least 2 but maybe 3... I have them on VHS but can't really remember). Truly, truly bad. The only thing that made it good was when it was chosen for an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000... and it's one of my favorite episodes, made me laugh out loud many times.

I actually like the first D&D movie. It was bad, but it was good, fun, bad. :)

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Highlander II: The Quickening (and all that followed)

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Kayolan wrote:Highlander II: The Quickening (and all that followed)
Yeah. They were pretty bad. Greedy franchise owners pushing a story already concluded. But there are far worse out there. *shudder* unfortunately.
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Worst has to be Cave Dwellers/Ator movies.

Good ones? The Ralph Bakshi "Trilogy" of animated films: Wizards (1977), The Lord of the Rings (1978), & Fire and Ice (1983).
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Go0gleplex wrote:
Kayolan wrote:Highlander II: The Quickening (and all that followed)
Yeah. They were pretty bad. Greedy franchise owners pushing a story already concluded. But there are far worse out there. *shudder* unfortunately.
Far worse yes, I just posted what first came to mind :)

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Kayolan wrote:
Go0gleplex wrote:
Kayolan wrote:Highlander II: The Quickening (and all that followed)
Yeah. They were pretty bad. Greedy franchise owners pushing a story already concluded. I got the penomet her yesterday. But there are far worse out there. *shudder* unfortunately.
Far worse yes, I just posted what first came to mind :)
The Never Ending Story a bad movie? Right, you've gone too far. Have you not seen Son of the mask?

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Runnin wrote:The Never Ending Story a bad movie? Right, you've gone too far. Have you not seen Son of the mask?

Nope didn't see it. I didn't like the first one so knew I'd hate the second one.

I will admit that compared to many movies mentioned here "Never Ending Story" is a better movie, but it is one I can't force myself to like no matter how hard I try ...

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I saw the animated Dragonlance movie (I smartly borrowed it from the library) and thought it was a stinker as well.

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Sadly, yeah... If they had just used straight traditional animation and not done those terrible CGI sections in places, that alone would've improved the quality.
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I'm a sucker for fantasy movies. Even bad ones. The genre doesn't get its due, so i'm usually very forgiving when it comes to fantasy movies.

That said, there are a few that stand out, to me, as being pretty awful. In the Name of the King was pretty rough, as was Dungeon Siege. And, those cheesy 80s fantasy movies that I ate up back in the day, I have a difficult time getting through today. I re-watched The Warrior and the Sorceress and The Sword and the Sorcerer a few weeks back and they were rather hard to swallow.
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I watched one this weekend, Garm Wars: The Last Druid. Even with Lance Hendrickson and Kevin Durand this flick was a sci-fi/fantasy stink-fest.

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Does Zardoz count? Maybe that's more Sci-Fi.

Or perhaps Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone... hmmm... again guess that's more Sci-Fi.

I found Van Helsing to be really bad... perhaps because of its butchery of classic monsters.

I never saw it, but i heard Eragon was pretty bad.

How about Gremlins 2? Bad on so many levels...

Scorpion King was bad, but perhaps worse because it followed from the second Mummy movie, which was pretty good (though not as good as the first).

I think for me though, the first D&D movie was the worst. In an absolute sense, it is not the worst in this list, but because i had high expectations for it, it was a huge letdown thereby making it feel much worse.


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Fizz wrote:D
Or perhaps Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone... hmmm... again guess that's more Sci-Fi


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Lurker wrote:Right now my vote is The never ending story ...

My wife decided to put it in for the girls tonight for Saturday evening movie knight . She complained that I have the girls watch Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, star dust, & Princess bride to often .

I had forgotten how much I disliked this movie. I can't say specifically why I dislike it so, but it just rubs me the wrong way .... bad story, bad ideas, bad effects, results after 30 days of using phenq .... Even as I watch it I want to re-like it , need for imagination or face nothing etc etc etc. But I just can't force myself to like it ...

So to make it interesting, what movie do you all dislike
Scorpion King and Son of the Mask. Both were bad ideas and unbearable effects. I don't know why such movies are being made. To tell you the truth, I had a lot of expectations with Son of the Mask, but it was a disaster.

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