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HopeydaFish 12-27-2005 09:23 PM

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Ah. I see. Thanks. The ending doesn't seem quite so tacked on when you know the real story.

Ringo_Mojo 12-27-2005 09:28 PM

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I got the ending, but i still didn't like AI, mostly because it was so messed up, it was like three very different movies tacked together.

But i don't think it belongs on the list because its not really a Spielberg movie, its a Kubrik movie that Spielberg picked up after he died. I'd like to think that if it Speilberg had died before filming Jaws and Kubrik picked it up that it would have sucked ass too.

Blarg 12-27-2005 09:46 PM

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If Kubrik had done it, we definitely would have been rooting for the shark.

KneeCo 12-27-2005 09:48 PM

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I voted for Hook, but I think there are three or four other movies on the list that are easily as bad.

Los Feliz Slim 12-27-2005 09:58 PM

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A.I. is winning this poll? That's a genuine surprise. The movie is very good.

It's always worth a laugh when somebody says they don't like the film because aliens show up at the end.

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Am I allowed to hate AI because of the cute little bear from the fabric softener commercials?

That movie sucked dick.

EDIT: Since when is "dick" allowed?

12-27-2005 10:11 PM

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I can't see how AI or War of the Worlds doesn't win this.

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See The Color Purple.

I dare you.

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Well I haven't seen The Color Purple... but I've heard good things.

Ringo_Mojo 12-27-2005 10:23 PM

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If Kubrik had done it, we definitely would have been rooting for the shark.

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I'm sure the shark would have had all the good lines....

"How do you eat women and children?"
"Easy, you don't lead 'em as much."

ChipWrecked 12-27-2005 10:24 PM

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I see that only a few people besides myself even saw 'Always', which accounts for the other votes.

cdxx 12-27-2005 11:12 PM

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I haven't seen War of the Worlds, but I have a hard time believing it is worse than A.I.

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KDawgCometh 12-28-2005 01:33 AM

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The Color Purple and Amistad are obvious choices. Why you would choose to make those movies is beyond me.

I haven't seen The Terminal but I can't see how it could be good.

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the color purple only gets saved for me for Prince's soundtrack for it.

1941 is such a massive dissapointment that for me, it has to be the only choice

ChipWrecked 12-28-2005 02:11 AM

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the color purple only gets saved for me for Prince's soundtrack for it.

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Brilliant!

Ulysses 12-28-2005 02:13 AM

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sam,

I've seen them all except for Always and Munich. I picked The Terminal. 1941 was my second choice.

Blarg 12-28-2005 02:35 AM

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the color purple only gets saved for me for Prince's soundtrack for it.

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Brilliant!

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Haha!

KaneKungFu123 12-28-2005 02:38 AM

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why do you nerds hate WOTW so much?

KDawgCometh 12-28-2005 02:42 AM

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El D, I just saw Munich tonight, go see it the next chance you get. Its really good

SmileyPSU 12-28-2005 02:45 AM

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I'm going with Hook

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This was the worst movie I ever saw as a kid, save The Sound of Music.

EDIT: Why is everyone hating on War of the Worlds. I watched it tonight and thought it was a decent movie. I thought it was a pretty intense movie up until the ending, which really is out of Spielberg's hands. Oh well, agree to disagree...

Ulysses 12-28-2005 02:50 AM

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K,

Yeah, planning to see Munich this weekend. Also cautiously considering The Ringer, Hostel, or Wolf Creek.

Blarg 12-28-2005 03:09 AM

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Wolf Creek sounds terrible. Well, to me anyway.

LAGmaniac 12-28-2005 03:23 AM

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I don't get all the hate on A.I. and War of the Worlds, I liked them both. The endings were a little weak but I don't think that they ruined the entire movie.

Ulysses 12-28-2005 03:24 AM

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Blarg,

It sounds pretty terrible to me as well.

12-28-2005 04:32 AM

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I figured Batteries Not Included would be on the list.

tomdemaine 12-28-2005 04:44 AM

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I don't get all the hate on A.I. and War of the Worlds, I liked them both. The endings were a little weak but I don't think that they ruined the entire movie.

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cdxx 12-28-2005 04:45 AM

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why do you nerds hate WOTW so much?

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that's a question for scifi purists. i didn't hate it that much (hence not a nerd?) AI is clearly the worse movie.

SNOWBALL138 12-28-2005 05:00 AM

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I chose the terminal. I was going to choose hook, or AI, but then I remembered that they at least had a minimal amount of eye candy going for them.

Reef 12-28-2005 05:04 AM

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I'm going with Hook

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This was the worst movie I ever saw as a kid, save The Sound of Music.

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Hmm, I really liked this movie as a kid

LoaferGee12 12-28-2005 05:29 AM

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Good to see no one's voted JP yet.

Dynasty 12-28-2005 08:09 AM

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I've seen them all except for Always and Munich.

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Always is a good film. It's not a must-see. But, it's a should-see.

samjjones 12-28-2005 10:17 AM

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I don't get all the hate on A.I. and War of the Worlds, I liked them both. The endings were a little weak but I don't think that they ruined the entire movie.

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If A.I. ended when Haley Joel Osment was on the bottom of the ocean looking at the Blue Fairy saying "Make me a boy" over and over again, and faded to black, cue John Williams score, it would have been a MUCH stronger ending, IMO.

pryor15 12-28-2005 10:46 AM

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War of the Worlds ... by FAR. That was the worst written storyline in history.

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um...wow.

methinks Orson Welles would disagree.


anyway, isn't 1941 the clear choice here?

samjjones 12-28-2005 10:48 AM

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War of the Worlds ... by FAR. That was the worst written storyline in history.

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um...wow.

methinks Orson Welles would disagree.


anyway, isn't 1941 the clear choice here?

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I cannot in clear conscience vote for "1941". The John Williams score and the Eddie Deezen dummy save this for me.

TheNoodleMan 12-28-2005 02:10 PM

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Wow, it's refreshing to see quite a few bad movies on this list, and realize that even the best in their fields make mistakes.

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Variance is a bitch

HopeydaFish 12-28-2005 02:50 PM

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I don't get all the hate on A.I. and War of the Worlds, I liked them both. The endings were a little weak but I don't think that they ruined the entire movie.

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If A.I. ended when Haley Joel Osment was on the bottom of the ocean looking at the Blue Fairy saying "Make me a boy" over and over again, and faded to black, cue John Williams score, it would have been a MUCH stronger ending, IMO.

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Yeah, that's why I thought that the ending was tacked-on afterwards. At the time, I thought that they'd originally ended the movie with him at the bottom of the ocean but that test audiences hadn't liked it, so they added the aliens/robots ending.

Turns out that the horrible ending was meant to be there all along.

SmileyPSU 12-28-2005 09:12 PM

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I'm going with Hook

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This was the worst movie I ever saw as a kid, save The Sound of Music.

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Hmm, I really liked this movie as a kid

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The first time my parents tried to get me to watch this, I started crying and threw a tantrum halfway through because I hated it so much. I've never seen it since. I couldn't tell you what it's about. I couldn't even tell you why I hated it so much because it's been so long. I just know that whenever that movie gets mentioned the sheer disdain that I had as a kid comes back out, and I have to complain about it.

And I liked Mary Poppins when I was a kid so it's not like I was anti-musical or anti-Julie Andrews. Just hated that damn movie so much.

yoadrians 12-28-2005 09:38 PM

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War of the Worlds was at least entertaining. AI was pretty interesting. There are a few I haven't seen (1941), but out of the ones on the list, I think Amistad is an easy choice. Very, very boring.

cdxx 12-28-2005 09:40 PM

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War of the Worlds ... by FAR. That was the worst written storyline in history.

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um...wow.

methinks Orson Welles would disagree.

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could you mean H.G. Wells?

people, we already had this discussion. WotW is not the worst movie ever. that is clearly battlefield earth. WotW ending is not the worst movie ending ever. frankly, i can't even blame spielberg for staying faithful to the book ending. i doubt better execution would make it any better. fwiw, the book is a classic in spite of qualms over the ending.

diebitter 12-28-2005 09:41 PM

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War of the Worlds ... by FAR. That was the worst written storyline in history.

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um...wow.

methinks Orson Welles would disagree.

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could you mean H.G. Wells?

people, we already had this discussion. WotW is not the worst movie ever. that is clearly battlefield earth. WotW ending is not the worst movie ending ever. frankly, i can't even blame spielberg for staying faithful to the book ending. i doubt better execution would make it any better. fwiw, the book is a classic in spite of qualms over the ending.

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Ahhh, someone else who's fortunate enough not to have seen Highlander 2, huh?

SmileyPSU 12-28-2005 09:57 PM

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could you mean H.G. Wells?

people, we already had this discussion. WotW is not the worst movie ever. that is clearly battlefield earth. WotW ending is not the worst movie ending ever. frankly, i can't even blame spielberg for staying faithful to the book ending. i doubt better execution would make it any better. fwiw, the book is a classic in spite of qualms over the ending.

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Ahhh, someone else who's fortunate enough not to have seen Highlander 2, huh?

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I raise you The Omega Code starring Casper van Dien.

Blarg 12-29-2005 12:44 AM

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In a way, I think someone seeing Highlander 2 is being dispensed some justice.

Niwa 12-29-2005 12:56 AM

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A.I ftw.

theBruiser500 12-29-2005 09:09 PM

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The Color Purple and Amistad are obvious choices. Why you would choose to make those movies is beyond me.

I haven't seen The Terminal but I can't see how it could be good.

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the terminal is good


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