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post #151 of 973
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How come Uwe Boll is still not part of that thread?

Because his movies are in threads like this by default and not worth mentioning
post #152 of 973
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

While it's a good movie, Shawshank is ridiculously overrated imo.
And speaking of Mission to Mars, it came up the same year as Red Planet, right? ...Talk about a sad year for sci-fi!

I think Red Planet was a bit more enjoyable than Mission to Mars but yeah, it was a bad movie as well. I only watched it because of Val Kilmer since it was after Batman Forever and I was getting to like Val Kilmer.

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I might get some "heat" for this one but I was really bored watching Heat too.

I feel the same way, I still don't understand what the fuss was about. I saw it in the theater and have it seen it again to this day.

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I just thought of another boring movie, Chicago, I have not idea why they made a huge deal about it. Again saw it in the theater and I was about to shoot myself in the face.
post #153 of 973
a river runs through it. if you're suffering from insomnia, this movie will cure what ails ya. boooooooooooring
post #154 of 973
All the king's Men tied with THere will be.....Snores!
post #155 of 973
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Originally Posted by grubadub View Post

a river runs through it. if you're suffering from insomnia, this movie will cure what ails ya. boooooooooooring

This movie is slowly paced, but I didn't find it boring at all. Paced similar to The Natural which I really like.
post #156 of 973
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Originally Posted by bviss View Post

This movie is slowly paced, but I didn't find it boring at all. Paced similar to The Natural which I really like.

You dont happen to fish do you?
post #157 of 973
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Originally Posted by dysfunction26 View Post

For me three come to mind immediately:

Harry Potter nd the Half Blood Prince
Riding In Cars With Boys
Battlefield Earth

Let's get a list going, I would like to see what movies you thought were long and boring.

That's not good to hear as I'm a BIG Harry Potter fan. Love the books and the movies (even though they're nothing like each other). I haven't seen Half Blood Prince yet, so I'm hoping I don't find it boring like you did.

If I had to pick a Most Boring Movie, it's got to be "Napolean Dynamite." It's strange too because a lot of people rave about how good it is. I fell asleep 20 minutes into the movie.
post #158 of 973
I'd tend to agree about Napoleon Dynamite upon one viewing. But, it's one of those flicks that you have to view more than once to appreciate.

But for my vote... "The Fountain"
post #159 of 973
Prizzi's Honor, About Schmidt, Christmas Eve Yule Log
post #160 of 973
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Originally Posted by CountryJoe View Post

Prizzi's Honor, About Schmidt, Christmas Eve Yule Log

I love About Schmidt.
post #161 of 973
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Originally Posted by johnathanwinter View Post

You dont happen to fish do you?

No, and I don't play baseball but I still really liked both of those.
post #162 of 973
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Originally Posted by SbWillie View Post

All the king's Men tied with THere will be.....Snores!

LOL, yeah that was a boring movie and I did not see what the critics saw about it.
post #163 of 973
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Originally Posted by Dbuudo07 View Post

I love About Schmidt.

And, you are entitled to your opinion. But, the question is what is each of our most boring movies. These are mine.
post #164 of 973
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No, and I don't play baseball but I still really liked both of those.

oh well, that just blew my theory out the water.
post #165 of 973
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Originally Posted by xraffle View Post

That's not good to hear as I'm a BIG Harry Potter fan. Love the books and the movies (even though they're nothing like each other). I haven't seen Half Blood Prince yet, so I'm hoping I don't find it boring like you did.

If I had to pick a Most Boring Movie, it's got to be "Napolean Dynamite." It's strange too because a lot of people rave about how good it is. I fell asleep 20 minutes into the movie.

Do not build yourself up to much for Half blood prince. Its a filler movie.
post #166 of 973
Wow some great movies listed here, but the biggest head scratcher has got to be Anchorman. Boring? Really? I could see stupid, juvenile, or offensive but I can't believe someone actually found it to be "boring".

For me: Gattaca, fell asleep about halfway through. . .

in the theater.

Recently, I found the Wrestler (the parts without Marisa at least) to be a snoozer.
post #167 of 973
HBP is the first Potter film that left me wondering what was left out of the book, until then I had been perfectly happy and even thrilled with the movie version of the HP story and universe. Sucks because it came after what was the best film so far (OOtP) and is the last film before the 2-part finale. It's not "bad" buts it's very disjointed, is way too teen-comedy styled, and ultimately disappointing.. Especially if you're anticipating it being really good and exciting like (I was) the trailers make it out to be.

Gattaca? I found that film to be an incredible sleeper (as in under-the-radar) with an interesting plot and great perormances.
post #168 of 973
Interesting list so far.... It seems like some equate a slow paced movie with a boring movie... I have many slowly paced movies that I enjoy, but (to me anyway) if the movie is boring it isn't worth watching again. Sometimes a fast-paced or action-oriented movie can be boring.

Take a movie like The Thin Red Line. The pacing of that movie is slooooow, but it is one of my fav war movies. On the other hand, Daredevil was paced much faster, but bored the hell out of me and won't ever be found again on my screen.

So if a movie is boring to you, does that equate to bad? What about the pacing? If it isn't fast enough, does that make it bad? (I go with boring usually being bad, but slow paced movies can be quite good.)

I've talked about pacing and today's viewers with other folks, in the non-AVS world (as small as that is), what do you folks feel about how pacing affects your enjoyment of a movie?
post #169 of 973
For me, pacing of a film, whether slow or fast, must make sense for the film. One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest is slow paced film, but it feels true to the nature of the story and is one of the best films I've ever seen. On the other hand, I was bored out of my mind during Angels and Demons and G.I. Joe. So I agree with WarrenP, pace isn't the real culprit of a boring film. Plot, story and script are the true causes for me.
post #170 of 973
I can definitely enjoy a slow paced movie if it serves the overall tone and plot of the film.

Blade Runner for instance is one of my all time favorites and is pretty darn slow, but to me it's more contemplative than boring.
post #171 of 973
Curious case of Benjamin button is a recent, good example of a slow paced film that was great and very enjoyable. Gijoe would be the opposite.
post #172 of 973
Boring is what makes it boring. Not pace.
I didn't realize The Thin Red Line was a war movie all this time. All I remember was 3 hours of grass blowing in the wind and dudes in swings all while narrating poetry over the scene. HORRIBLE. Makes my top 3 worst movies list and he has another one in there too. Even worse was it came out the same year as Saving Private Ryan. The difference is it came out on December 31 to pander to the Academy. I can see people having different tastes in movies obviously, but I just don't get how anybody can like movies by Terrence Malick, Wes Anderson, or Uwe Boll. I wish Netflix had a filter to set so I would never get fooled into renting a movie by these guys like what happened with The New World.
post #173 of 973
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Originally Posted by grubadub View Post

a river runs through it. if you're suffering from insomnia, this movie will cure what ails ya. boooooooooooring

WOW.
One of my favorite films of all time.
And it isn't because I live in an area with some of the best trout fishing in the country...

FWIW, I do recommend the novella from which it is based.
post #174 of 973
Not sure why Gattaca is mentioned in this thread but I guess everyone has their own "sleepers"

Pacing doesn't have anything to do with boring but I guess it's easier for a slow paced movie to fall into the boring section, if the story/acting isn't good enough.

Boring to me is a movie that fail to deliver what the movie is about.
If it's supposed to be a comedy but I don't laugh, then it's a pretty boring movie. If it's supposed to be a drama and it fails to draw me into the story then again it's a boring movie. If it's a thriller or "puzzle-solving" movie and you know who the bad guy is in the first 5min (unless already revealed by the story itself) then it's not a particularly entertaining movie.

So if I take Thin Red Line as an example.
The war part (what was it 5-10min out of 3 hours ? ) was quite intensive and during that time I got drawn into the movie.
The other 2.5hr+ was just plain boring.
From what I remember they were at the beach, some guy talking all the time etc. etc.
On top of it, the 5-10min of the movie that actually was interersting I had already seen in the trailers for the movie
Again it's not that it was just 10min action, the problem was 2.5hr's of one guy spacing out at the beach
post #175 of 973
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Originally Posted by Fredrik View Post

So if I take Thin Red Line as an example.
The war part (what was it 5-10min out of 3 hours ? ) was quite intensive and during that time I got drawn into the movie.
The other 2.5hr+ was just plain boring.
From what I remember they were at the beach, some guy talking all the time etc. etc.
On top of it, the 5-10min of the movie that actually was interersting I had already seen in the trailers for the movie
Again it's not that it was just 10min action, the problem was 2.5hr's of one guy spacing out at the beach

So totally agree.
post #176 of 973
Agree that pacing does not = boring.

I orignally thought of Dances with Wolves but after thinking about it, it is slow, but I was caught up in the story, so, not boring. LOTR FOTR just never pulled me into the story. I think the really sad part is I've had no desire to see the other two movies because of it. I hadn't read the book, but you shouldn't have to have read the book to understand the movie.
post #177 of 973
In regard to LOTR FOTR, I don't think you'll find the movies more interesting after reading the books
I like the LOTR movies but they are more or less true to the books.
I actually knew more after the movies because the books was translated so poorly (learned that after reading them ).
Probably going to read them in english but to be honest I've found more interesting fantasy books that I haven't had the time
post #178 of 973
Does bad = boring?

The movie that ALWAYS comes first to mind in any of these threads has not been mentioned yet. I think it was so bad/boring, it has been forgotten.

ISHTAR.
post #179 of 973
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Originally Posted by John Schneider View Post

Does bad = boring?

The movie that ALWAYS comes first to mind in any of these threads has not been mentioned yet. I think it was so bad/boring, it has been forgotten.

ISHTAR.

I agree. No discussion of what is the Worst Movie Ever Made would be complete without mentioning the irredeemably awful Ishtar. For understandable reasons, Elaine May has not had another directing gig since Ishtar, which was released in 1987.
post #180 of 973
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I agree. No discussion of what is the Worst Movie Ever Made would be complete without mentioning the irredeemably awful Ishtar. For understandable reasons, Elaine May has not had another directing gig since Ishtar, which was released in 1987.

I have never seen it. Is it really that bad? I think I read somewhere that various financial problems were at the origin of its failure.
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