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post #1 of 99
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I just finished watching Kill Bill 2, and realized 2 things. One, How much I enjoy
Tarantino's work, and two, How terrible the title is. Kill Bill 2 may be the worst movie title of all time. I'd like to hear from you guys, and just submit one title that you think
is worst than my pick.
post #2 of 99
Rocky 2
Terminator 2
Beverly Hill Cop 2
The Butterfly Effect 2
The Godfather 2.......
post #3 of 99
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Originally Posted by markeetaux View Post

I just finished watching Kill Bill 2, and realized 2 things. One, How much I enjoy
Tarantino's work, and two, How terrible the title is. Kill Bill 2 may be the worst movie title of all time.

The title of the movie is actually Kill Bill, Vol. 2. As in, it's one movie broken up into two volumes, not as in they killed Bill twice.

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I'd like to hear from you guys, and just submit one title that you think
is worst than my pick.

It's been empirically proven that the worst movie title of all time is Final Destination 2, followed of course by Final Destination 3.
post #4 of 99
The Worst movie title of all time is Sssssss. Not Sssss. Sssssss.
post #5 of 99
"Dirty Pretty Things" is my choice.
Great movie though.
post #6 of 99
Battlefield Earth. Reason being is because that title sounds cool, but it didn't fit the movie since it really should've been called "Worst Big Budget Movie Ever".

Seriously though. The only thing that really comes to mind is:

"Snakes on a Plane". However, its title is so bad it's great.

We should have a thread for the most fitting title for any movie or tv series. My vote goes to "Lost". lol.
post #7 of 99
The Empire Strikes Back

While everyone is so familiar with the title now that it seems completely natural, it's actually quite childish. It doesn't even rise to the level of 'bad' of the old low-budget serials.

It is also in stark contrast with its prequel, Star Wars. Which, when the sequel was released needed no qualifiers such as IV, or A New Hope.
post #8 of 99
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Originally Posted by watchformore View Post

The Empire Strikes Back

While everyone is so familiar with the title now that it seems completely natural, it's actually quite childish. It doesn't even rise to the level of 'bad' of the old low-budget serials.

It is also in stark contrast with its prequel, Star Wars. Which, when the sequel was released needed no qualifiers such as IV, or A New Hope.

Just shows how diverse different opinions can be....

This movie is considered by 'most' to be the only Star Wars film which was adequately directed. (GL too involved in the other 5) As to the title, how is the title childish when this is EXACTLY the point of the movie? The Empire recently had their expensive Death Star destroyed by an unimportant group of rebels. Suddenly, they are taking the rebellion seriously, and STRIKING BACK.

Chris.
post #9 of 99
Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?
post #10 of 99
Of course, we haven't descended to the world of true B movie gems like "Rat Phink A Boo Boo" or "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies"
post #11 of 99
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Originally Posted by watchformore View Post

The Empire Strikes Back

Nah - Empire is a fine title. But this got me thinking about "Return of the Jedi". What exactly is that all about? Kinda odd that in the billion or so geeky Star Wars discussions I'm had in my life, I've never seen an argument over which Jedi is returning.

Luke? But was he really a Jedi before, and what is he returning to?

Anakin?

Or just the Jedi in general, now that Palpatine's reign of terror against them is over?
post #12 of 99
The Jedi in general, as in plural, is how I always took it. BTW I never had a problem with the titles on the OT, but the prequels- The Phantom Menace? Attack Of The Clones?? Are you kidding me??
post #13 of 99
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Originally Posted by ChrisMcCarthy View Post

Just shows how diverse different opinions can be....

This movie is considered by 'most' to be the only Star Wars film which was adequately directed. (GL too involved in the other 5) As to the title, how is the title childish when this is EXACTLY the point of the movie? The Empire recently had their expensive Death Star destroyed by an unimportant group of rebels. Suddenly, they are taking the rebellion seriously, and STRIKING BACK.

Chris.

No disagreement at all about the quality of the directing, only the title.

To put it in perspective, here's what some other movies using similar logic in coming up with titles might look like:

Kill Bill becomes The Bride Strikes Back

Terminator becomes Skynet Strikes Back

Revenge becomes Husband Strikes Back

Any Harry Potty movie could be Voldemort Strikes Back

Day After Tomorrow becomes Nature Strikes Back

X-Men: The Last Stand becomes The Mutants Strike Back

My Super Ex-Girlfriend becomes becomes Supergirl Strikes Back

Superman Returns becomes Lex Luthor Strikes Back

and so on.....


Now, while these aren't all sequels, it's actually easier to use 'strikes back' with sequels since so many of them revive a villian to enact some type of revenge upon the hero of the first movie. But, for some reason, using 'strikes back' isn't nearly so common in titles as are 'revenge' or 'vengeance' or 'returns'. Obviously, 'strikes back' doesn't seem to hit a chord with movie producers.

As far as the content of Empire Strikes Back, the striking back is definitely a major plot thread of the movie, just as rescuing Princess Leia is even more integral to A New Hope, and yet that film is not titled Rescue of the Princess, or Quest for the Princess.

Of course, I don't expect everyone (or even anyone) to agree with me, especially those who grew up hearing the title as The Empire Strikes Back. As I said before, it is so ingrained into public consciousness now, that it seems perfectly natural.

Good movie? Absolutely! Good title? No way!
post #14 of 99
IMO A New Hope is much lamer than Empire Strikes Back. In fact, that might be the lamest subtitle of the entire series. I always forget it's even called that- I still think of the movie as just "Star Wars". Which is also pretty lame when you think about it
post #15 of 99
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Originally Posted by Kilgore View Post

Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?

You beat me to it. Although the next post would probably win with:

"Rat Phink A Boo Boo" or "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies"
post #16 of 99
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Originally Posted by FredProgGH View Post

IMO A New Hope is much lamer than Empire Strikes Back. I still think of the movie as just "Star Wars".

Good, because that's the name of the movie.
post #17 of 99
I agree with... 'Snakes On a Plane'
post #18 of 99
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Originally Posted by wmwilker View Post

Rocky 2
Terminator 2
Beverly Hill Cop 2
The Butterfly Effect 2
The Godfather 2.......


What is wrong with those titles?

Rocky 2?
post #19 of 99
The Ant Bully
post #20 of 99
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Originally Posted by Kilgore View Post

Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?

Not bad, but I think it's topped by:

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

post #21 of 99
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Not bad, but I think it's topped by:

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan



Definitely a winner where bad grammar is a consideration! ;-)


So many titles are bad in a good way. The above example for its humor value, and many long B-movie titles for the campiness factor.
post #22 of 99
Scent Of A Woman.

.....just stupid.

Ed
post #23 of 99
I hate these movies which I consider completely overrated and probably the worst overrated movies ever:

-Pulp Fiction
-The Shining
-Casablanca
-The Shawshank Redemption
-Schindler's List
post #24 of 99
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Originally Posted by plasmasex View Post

I hate these movies which I consider completely overrated and probably the worst overrated movies ever:

-Pulp Fiction
-The Shining
-Casablanca
-The Shawshank Redemption
-Schindler's List



So, we should all just start listing all the movies we hate regardless of their title?
post #25 of 99
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Originally Posted by plasmasex View Post

I hate these movies which I consider completely overrated and probably the worst overrated movies ever:

-Pulp Fiction
-The Shining
-Casablanca
-The Shawshank Redemption
-Schindler's List

The title of the thread is Worst Movie 'Titles'. NOT which movies do you think are overated. I see nothing wrong with any of the titles you listed. However, on a side note, I think there's something terribly wrong with your judgment if you really think all the movies in your list are overrated.
post #26 of 99
I vote for Balzac.
post #27 of 99
The Shining isn't really a very great title but that's Stephen King's fault... It's better than The Stand though (as a title, that is). We should probably have a "no adaptations" clause; movies with original screenplays (and titles) only...
post #28 of 99
All of Tarantinos movies pretty much suck. Something about taking a Hollywood mainstream movie and just calling it an independent movie name pretty much kills it for me. The local poparthouseindy theatre down the street, plays enough "Indie" films already. I don't need Hollywood multi-millionares faking more.

Reservoir Dogs-Indy name Hollywood movie, not about dogs, nor reservoirs.
Pulp Fiction -What does this have to do with the movie? It's a movie it's all fiction!!!!!
Kill Bill-Ooh it rhymes. Whoopdie do.
post #29 of 99
Ha, Ha - Balzac

If you prounounce the Z an S and the C a K it's meaning is scrotum in my native language!
post #30 of 99
"Surf Nazi's must die".......
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