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The Most Boring Movies You've Ever Seen

 
 
cavfancier
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 03:19 am
I'm generally a Polanski fan, but The Ninth Gate bored me to tears, despite having a strong cast, and Satan.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 06:14 am
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You can't say that the Blair Witch Project just wasn't frightening, when a lot of people were frightened by it.


agrote-Why can't I say it? I found it absolutely mind numbing. This question was not looking for a consensus. It wanted to know which films each member found boring.

I don't care if each person in the entire world thought it was wonderful. IMO, it was a piece of ridiculous junk!

I wonder about those people who found it so frightening. It is only a guess, but I would imagine that it was the more unsophisticated, younger folk who were scared by this movie.
cavfancier
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 06:21 am
Sheesh Phoenix, lighten up on our new young friend. I happened to like Blair Witch, for artistic reasons more than for the scare factor, but Blair Witch II was a monumental pile of crap. The Nicole Kidman movie agrote refers to was 'The Others' which also sucked. I happened to really enjoy Lost in Translation as well.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 08:26 am
I always seem to be defending "Blair Witch" for some reason. It was not a piece of crap, it was a great horror movie. The only movie I ever saw that actually had me looking over my shoulder after I left the theater. I saw it the first weekend it came out though, and didn't know all about it ahead of time. I think the people who didn't like it are reacting to all the hype it got, and not the movie itself. Agrote, I'm with you buddy!
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MyOwnUsername
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 11:37 am
I don't really think Blair Witch was really good movie, but I think this movie, actually movie crew, deserve congratulations. They made movie with practically no money and earned millions with smart and effective marketing job.
I mean, surely there are still people that believe it was for real.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 11:47 am
I haven't seen Blair Witch, but I do want to. Like above, they did an incredible job of marketing, hyping the movie up. I remember hearing, before it came out, that some documentary of people in the woods was coming out, and all this stuff happens, everyone thought it was supposed to be real. No real previews, ect. They made all that money on a low budget film by rumors going around.
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NickFun
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 12:08 pm
I can see them writing the movie now: I'm going to climb into a tent and cover my head with a blanket while saying, "I'm so scared"! It will make millions!
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 12:22 pm
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I don't really think Blair Witch was really good movie, but I think this movie, actually movie crew, deserve congratulations.


Absolutely! It takes a lot of talent to make gold out of straw.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 12:28 pm
Citizen Kane
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 12:29 pm
The Bicycle Thief
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agrote
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 01:00 pm
Phoenix32890 wrote:
I wonder about those people who found it so frightening. It is only a guess, but I would imagine that it was the more unsophisticated, younger folk who were scared by this movie.


No, I don't think so. Well, not over here anyway, half the people loved it, and half hated it, and that pretty much applied to every age group. I was pretty young when I first saw it, and I loved it, but most of my friends, the same age, hated it. My Dad liked it, he's old and wise :wink:
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 01:26 pm
Lost in Translation was so boring I turned it off and took it back to Blockbuster Video.

A lot of people are going to want to tar and feather me for saying this but... I thought Scarface was a boring movie. Not so bad as Lost but so down there on my list of movies I'd watch again.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 01:45 pm
I don't understand how anyone could be bored with Scarface. But then again, I loved Blair Witch Project, and a lot of people think that only a complete idiot could like that movie.

Different strokes...
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drom et reve
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 01:46 pm
I loved 'Lost in Translation;' I found it true, amusing, and captivating until the end. Things did not happen, but they did, if you see what I mean. I found it overpowering.

I never liked 'Blair Witch;' my eyes mess up when people use cameras like in it. Perhaps Phoenix is right about whom the film affected. Half-connectedly, I remember watching a documentary about some kids who kidnapped a girl and pretended to want to kill her (she did not know that this was 'just' for their version of 'Blair Witch.') It got into a whole trial.

As for boring, boring films-- Dogville. I found it over-long, over-moralizing, oversimplified, and over-pretentious.

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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 01:47 pm
Kicky---
My husband thought Scarface was great. I usually love gangster, shoot 'em, crime flicks. I love Godfather, Reservoir Dogs, Untouchables, etc...but man, Scarface just didn't do it for me.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 02:24 pm
Scarface...unreal movie.

Don't ask how I ended up watching this movie, but the most boring movie I can think of I've seen recently is "How to lose a guy in 30(or 60?) days." I would rather drive a nail into my foot then watch that again. Again, don't ask how, but "Charlie's Angels 2" was much better.
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agrote
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 04:03 pm
dròm_et_rêve wrote:
I never liked 'Blair Witch;' my eyes mess up when people use cameras like in it. Perhaps Phoenix is right about whom the film affected. Half-connectedly, I remember watching a documentary about some kids who kidnapped a girl and pretended to want to kill her (she did not know that this was 'just' for their version of 'Blair Witch.') It got into a whole trial.


I saw that documentary - they didn't actually cite the blair witch project as their influence - the documentary was called 'the real blair witch' or something like that, but the kids were just fans of horror films in general. But blair witch isn't your average horror film - it's not cheesy or funny at all, as many of the horror films which appeal to younger people are. and it doesn't rely on gore to be scary, and the characters (SPOILER!!) don't survive to the end of the film, which I think is nice.

So the fact that a handful of kids enjoyed horror films and decided to make their own has little to do with whether or not the blair Witch Project is for kids or not, I reckon.
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drom et reve
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 04:43 pm
agrote wrote:
So the fact that a handful of kids enjoyed horror films and decided to make their own has little to do with whether or not the blair Witch Project is for kids or not, I reckon.


Yes, agrote; that's why I said 'half-connectedly.' Half-connectedly is usually my grounds to start on a random anecdote or story.

I am not saying that Blair Witch is bad because it got teenagers doing something dreadful-- replicating it with a victim--. In fact, I hate the attitude that things should not be made 'just incase such and such arises.' I'm just saying that, perhaps, the film was more effective with younger people, and citing an extreme example of this.

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fbaezer
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 05:14 pm
Since cav, craven and edgarblythe have been so heretic, I'll contribute with my list:

Walkabout
Brzezina (The Birch Trees, Wajda)
Blowup
The Born Losers
Queen Kelly (Von Stroheim)
Il Gattopardo (Visconti)
8 mile
Trois couleurs: Bleu (Kieslowski)
The Conversation (Coppola)
Les Amants (Malle)
Reflections in a Golden Eye
What? (Polanski)
A River Runs Through It
The Blair Witch Project (But of course)
C'era una volta il West
Waking Life
The Agony and the Ecstasy (AKA The Agony and the Agony)
Born Free
Paris, France
Never on Sundays
Ulee's Gold
10 (with Bo Derek)
Stealing Beauty (Bertolucci)
Saturday Night Fever
My Girl
Vivre pour vivre
Godspell
Airport
Jésus de Montréal
Casino Royale
Dartagnan
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2004 05:18 pm
That's quite a list, fbaezer!

Here's my humble entry:

Paris, Texas
 

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