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« on: September 11, 2012, 01:30:12 PM »

I had responded to the Tarantino thread started by MO and that got me thinking:

Which movies have I / you :
  • watched...
  • enjoyed...
  • never want to watch again.

It may be due to the fear that it hasn't aged well, or that there were elements I didn't like, or even a reminder of people I no longer want to think about that who were part of my life at the time.

I never want to watch:

Unbreakable - brilliant in design, but very pessimistic in its delivery of "real" superhero.
Avatar - fantastic special effects, but a very lackluster story that left me unimpressed.
Boondock Saints - watched. too. many. times.
12 Monkeys - loved it, though its dystopian future and twist ending was something I don't need to experience again. It's a credit to Bruce Willis that he managed to endear himself to me enough to not like the ending.

There are a ton more, but I gotta get back to work - so share some of your movies (if you have any).
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 01:35:33 PM »

I think almost any mystery would be on that list for me.  Once I know who done it, I don't think I can watch it again.  That's not a slam against the genre, that's just how they work for me.
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2012, 01:37:57 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on September 11, 2012, 01:35:33 PM

I think almost any mystery would be on that list for me.  Once I know who done it, I don't think I can watch it again.  That's not a slam against the genre, that's just how they work for me.

ditto.  for example, The Sixth Sense..... actually, any M. Night Ramengagnamtwinkie film would be on my list.
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2012, 01:41:03 PM »

Vanilla Sky.  Fuck you ridiculous storyline cop-out.  Fuck you.
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2012, 01:41:42 PM »

I'm pretty sure Vanilla Sky is on everyone's list.
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2012, 01:46:20 PM »

I've never like to see again:

The Hours: Two hours of repressed lesbians living in different time periods who just can't come out of the closet. It's one of the very few movies I've been tempted to walk out of. The most tedious 'fine film' I've ever seen.

The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence: Just a pointless, nihilistic horror film. I don't mind gore, but you have to make to point with it in a horror film. This one had no point but to watch someone's demented torture-murder fantasy.

The Boondock Saints: Perhaps the most overrated indie film ever made. I watched it once. All style, little to no substance. And most of what that filmmaker did was copy Tarantino's style at the time. There's a pretty good reason why that dude hasn't made any more movies (except for a vapid sequel to his only flick).. it's cause Troy Duffy truly has no talent.



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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2012, 01:50:21 PM »

I'm going to add Rescue Dawn to the list.  There were a handful of scenes that were just...let's just go with "weird." 

Oh, and despite the forum fan base, let's go with Oldboy as well.  I haven't watched it in over 7 years and still don't ever want to see it again.  What has been seen can never again be unseen.  <<shudder>>
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2012, 02:03:40 PM »

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
Nightmare Before Christmas
Wicker Man (original)
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2012, 02:41:23 PM »

It seems people might be misunderstanding the 'enjoyed it, but won't rewatch it' angle
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2012, 02:44:46 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on September 11, 2012, 02:41:23 PM

It seems people might be misunderstanding the 'enjoyed it, but won't rewatch it' angle

I was going to say something along this line, but figured I'd just let Purge emphasize his original meaning in case I was wrong.   icon_lol
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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2012, 02:49:22 PM »

Old Boy - the twist is something I never want to experience again
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2012, 02:57:50 PM »

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 11, 2012, 02:49:22 PM

Old Boy - the twist is something I never want to experience again

I made a friend of mine watch it last year and he friggin' loved the movie (he's a bit twisted).  Then he made his wife watch it a few months ago...

...I think she's still pissed at him.
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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2012, 03:10:34 PM »

Movies I liked quite a bit but that I won't be watching again:

Requiem for a Dream
Irreversible
The Vanishing (the original, not the US bullshit remake)
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Se7en
Being John Malkovich
The Descendants
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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2012, 03:15:04 PM »

I thought it was multiple choice and I went with the one in the title.   icon_confused Ah, well. 
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2012, 03:33:30 PM »

Driver.
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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2012, 03:45:59 PM »

I really enjoyed Dead Alive, but the sheer amount of grossness just makes me not really want to watch it again. I can enjoy over-the-top violence in movies like RoboCop, but Dead Alive really amps up the stomach-turning.  I'd still recommend it highly for people who like the Sam Raimi brand of crazy comic horror.
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« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2012, 04:13:51 PM »

Quote from: ATB on September 11, 2012, 03:33:30 PM

Driver.

Do you mean Drive?

Yeah, I misunderstood the thread title too. Ok, so movies I enjoyed but will never see again:

The Descendants: It's such a dry, subtle film. I appreciated it, but it won't require another viewing. It's my least favorite Alexander Payne film.

A Serbian Film: I got what the film was about. Truly horrific and had somewhat of a point to it. But, yeah, never again.

Synecdoche, New York: Fascinating Charlie Kauffman directorial debut, but Phillip Seymour Hoffman's lead character is so unlikeable and the plot such a meandering downer that I doubt I'll ever rewatch it.

The Village: I respected M. Night Shyalaman up until this film. I could see the twist ending coming too. I suspected it. No need to sit thru it again.

Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick's last movie is so trite in its treatment of the subject of sex. Enjoyed it at the time but out of all the scripts Kubrick could have filmed, why such a.. simple one? It's a movie he should have made back in the 70s, when it would have been more shocking.
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« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2012, 05:44:54 PM »

Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders.

A very moving experience for me and fantastically made.  Just connected with me on so many levels at the time.  Plus there's a great bit for Peter Falk.

However, while the pacing is appropriate for the film, it's long and moody.  I'm not sure I could saddle up for that again.
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« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2012, 07:39:28 PM »

Almost every movie I've ever seen falls into this category. There are so many thousands of movies I haven't seen yet that I very rarely re-watch those that I have.
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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2012, 10:34:30 PM »

Skyline - worst movie ever made. Ever.
Rec 3 - so very disappointing.
Serbian Film - glad I sat through it but I have no desire to watch it ever again.

Oldboy - I loved this one and have seen it 4 or 5 times
Dead Alive was a great gorefest. I actually met Timothy Balme this weekend at a horror con in Indy and he was really cool and interesting to chat with.


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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2012, 01:28:24 AM »

The one that stuck with me for this criteria is Up In the Air. I thought the movie was excellent, but I never want to see it again because it also made me quite angry by the end.
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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2012, 01:35:06 AM »

I absolutely LOVE 2001: A Space Odyssey, but I can't watch it again. Too long and barely anything happens.
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« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2012, 01:52:30 AM »

Quote from: Eel Snave on September 12, 2012, 01:35:06 AM

I absolutely LOVE 2001: A Space Odyssey, but I can't watch it again. Too long and barely anything happens.

Yeah, that's one for me, too, but every once in a while, I think I'm going to get it next time (and forget about the way too long negative image trip at the end before the mind fuck).

The robots singing "Daisy" on the most recent Doctor Who episode made me laugh and toy with watching it again.
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« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2012, 02:24:56 AM »

Quote from: Eel Snave on September 12, 2012, 01:35:06 AM

I absolutely LOVE 2001: A Space Odyssey, but I can't watch it again. Too long and barely anything happens.

I know 2001 is the superior film, but 2010 is vastly more entertaining.
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« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2012, 12:59:29 AM »

I hated 2010. I hated it so hard.
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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2012, 01:34:21 PM »

Quote from: Eel Snave on September 13, 2012, 12:59:29 AM

I hated 2010. I hated it so hard.

Tough year for you, huh?
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« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2012, 02:04:44 PM »

Quote from: Crusis on September 11, 2012, 10:34:30 PM

Skyline - worst movie ever made. Ever.

I see that and raise you Immortals.  My god, that was awful.

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Serbian Film - glad I sat through it but I have no desire to watch it ever again.

I made the mistake of reading a summary of this film once after someone mentioned it as possibly the most horrific thing ever put on film.  Call me a wuss, but I was honestly really shaken simply by reading its summary on a Wiki page.  I can't imagine actually watching it.
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« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2012, 07:45:02 PM »

Shotgun Preacher - good story,painful and would not watch again.
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« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2012, 12:16:18 AM »

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Serbian Film - glad I sat through it but I have no desire to watch it ever again.

I made the mistake of reading a summary of this film once after someone mentioned it as possibly the most horrific thing ever put on film.  Call me a wuss, but I was honestly really shaken simply by reading its summary on a Wiki page.  I can't imagine actually watching it.

I completely agree.  I regret even reading what the movie was about.  I was disturbed by the wiki summary for several days afterwards.  I do not understand why a movie like that should exist.
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« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2012, 03:21:47 AM »

Quote from: Roman on September 14, 2012, 07:45:02 PM

Shotgun Preacher - good story,painful and would not watch again.


I completely agree. I loved the fact that there were no halos to be found.
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« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2012, 03:58:12 AM »

Quote from: Rowdy on September 15, 2012, 12:16:18 AM

Quote from: Gratch on September 13, 2012, 02:04:44 PM


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Serbian Film - glad I sat through it but I have no desire to watch it ever again.

I made the mistake of reading a summary of this film once after someone mentioned it as possibly the most horrific thing ever put on film.  Call me a wuss, but I was honestly really shaken simply by reading its summary on a Wiki page.  I can't imagine actually watching it.

I completely agree.  I regret even reading what the movie was about.  I was disturbed by the wiki summary for several days afterwards.  I do not understand why a movie like that should exist.

Jesus H. Christ. Just read the Wikipedia article.

Fuck no, I'm not going to ever watch that movie.
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« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2012, 05:56:15 AM »

I agree with Eyes Wide Shut. I was knocked out by it at the time, but I don't think it's aged well. Plus I was in a poison relationship at the time which made things way more awkward than they already were. Pulp Fiction is another one (to piggyback on the Tarantino thread) that I loved for a long time, but that has not aged well in my opinion. Also, as many know, I never took to Blade Runner beyond appreciating the aesthetics. Seen it several times to make sure I wasn't crazy, but I still don't like it.

As for movies I hated the first time and never want to see again, Sin City is right at the top of the list. Just hated every second of that movie.
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« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2012, 03:56:43 PM »

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As for movies I hated the first time and never want to see again,

sigh...purge, just go ahead and change the initial post to include movies people hate too.  some folks REALLY want others to know what they don't like I guess.   icon_lol
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« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2012, 05:55:39 PM »

It's the internet.  Where else are we supposed to bitch?
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« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2012, 06:30:49 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on September 15, 2012, 03:56:43 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on September 15, 2012, 05:56:15 AM


As for movies I hated the first time and never want to see again,

sigh...purge, just go ahead and change the initial post to include movies people hate too.  some folks REALLY want others to know what they don't like I guess.   icon_lol

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« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2012, 06:32:41 PM »

Quote from: Rowdy on September 15, 2012, 06:30:49 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 15, 2012, 03:56:43 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on September 15, 2012, 05:56:15 AM


As for movies I hated the first time and never want to see again,

sigh...purge, just go ahead and change the initial post to include movies people hate too.  some folks REALLY want others to know what they don't like I guess.   icon_lol

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« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2012, 09:36:13 AM »

Inception. It was genuinely one of the finest pieces of filmmaking I've ever watched, almost note perfect and yet while I was glad I watched it I did not enjoy myself. I feel no need to ever sit through it again.

Spun. One of the most genuine films about addiction ever made. I needed a hot shower afterwards and I simply can't see myself revisiting it.
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