Wed 2 Feb, 2005 02:33 pm
Napolean Dynamite and the Secret Window....
Two worst movies ever!
Does anyone agree?
Haven't seen either. Why do you think that they are the worst?
I didn't think Secret Window was that bad. Not the best movies I have ever seen perhaps but not one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I've see much much much worse films.
Never heard of them...that's not saying much.
I thought "Secret Window" was alright. Haven't seen the other.
Not even close, although I don't plan on seeing "Napoleon Dynamite." There are hundreds of movies worse than these two movies (I'm going by the reviews of "ND.")
The IMDb user rating is 6.3/10 on "Secret Window." That's not bad -- Ebert gave it **1/2 stars which means better than average. More revealing is that only 2.1/10 of over 11,000 votes found it awful.
I loved both of them.
What was wrong with secret window? (Other than the final corn-biting scene)
I enjoyed the secret window.
Until the last 15 mintues...
Funny thing.. I didnt even KNOW it was a Stephen King movie ... when it was over and I was rethinking the movie, I told Mr Wolf, " that ending was SOOO Stephen King Im surprised he didnt write it. He has a patent on endings like that.. he should sue....!!! "
Mr Wolf looked at me wierd, and handed me the DVD case...low and behold.. Stephen King.
The story could have had a much better ending. His writting is wonderful, great character build up, great plots.. lousy, sucky, awful, poopy, stinky endings. :p
I dont think it was the worst movie ever. I have a handful of movies in my entertainment stand that are the WORST things ever to be produced. I will list them for ya if you would like. haha.
I have not heard of either film...I don't get out much now that I live in Australia
Actually I could be wrong about "Napoleon Dynamite" as A. O. Scott of the NYT gave it a good review and the RottenTomatoes.com site racked up 71% favorable reviews. IMDb user rating is 7.3 out of 10.
"The Last Picture Show" and "The Million Dollar Hotel".
Not sure about your two, but I'd have to say that Johnny Mnemonic was easily one of the worst films I'd ever seen. If only I'd seen the reviews instead of being at another film opening I'd have never ever gone. yuck.
I also hated the 3rd Alien movie--the one on the prison planet. Too stupid, hated all the characters and they killed off these people you'd come to care about in like the first 2 minutes.
Both of these I really hated because they took a fascinating premise (or franchise) and beat the mess out of it. Just killed it.
dumb stupid icky awful and the other 3 bad movie dwarves!
secret window seemed pretty good until the ending. Napolean D was great.
I was just dissapointed with both movies... My 'friend' said that I had to see the secret window, he said it was good and scary! He was wrong, it just didn't appeal to me.....and Napolean Dynamite was just stupid (funny stupid) but it was kinda like welcome to the dollhouse... ever seen that? It is one of those movies you only need to watch once, and has no real plot
"Napoleon Dynamite" seems to be one of those movies people either love or hate--the critics are all over the map, with some ardent defenders and a lot with less enthusiasm. It's done pretty well at the box office, building a steady audience.
I haven't read much about "Secret Window" --and Stephen King being attached adds no information, as both good and bad movies have been made out of his work. However, the cast list is impressive -Depp and Turturro among others- and I have to believe there was something there, at least in the original script or concept, to get those two onboard.
Don't have a burning desire to see either one, but I'll probably catch them both on cable or DVD eventually.
My personal choices for worst movies ever (major studio catagory) are "Bird on a Wire" and "The First Wives Club". But I'll guarentee you there are people out there who love those movies; or, for that matter, any two movies you choose.
WARNING - POSSIBLE SPOILER AHEAD!
"Secret Window" is an actor's movie and is one of King's weaker stories with a Hitchcockian twist ending that doesn't seem to quite work. It's a downer ending and the reason it does work is that Depp manages to make his character appealing which is the point -- a killer may appear to have a benign almost benevolent nature on the surface.
Here's one compilation of the worst movies ever made:
Obviously, Crazielady, hasn't been subjected to the current rash of really bad movies like Guy Ritchie's "Swept Away" or Ben Affleck in "Gigle," both way down at the bottom of the barrel. They make "Secret Window" look like a masterpiece.
Ok, well I happened to think they were horrible, note the topic name says agree or not... therefore my opinion
Napoleon Dynamite is pretty funny. Perhaps you should have partaken of the good smoke while viewing it, Crazielady420.