Directors I hate

The title speaks for itself.

These are the directors that makes me take a step back, when seeing their name on a movie poster, and wonder 'Is it worth it?'
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1.
Ridley Scott
Producer, Blade Runner
Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham). His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him throughout the United Kingdom and Europe before they eventually returned to Teesside. Scott wanted to...
“ I have seen about 10 of his films, including "Blade Runner", "Kingdom of Heaven", "Thelma and Louise", "Gladiator", "Prometheus", "Black Hawk Down", "Hannibal", "Legend", "G.I. Jane", and the horrendous atrocity of "Robin Hood", and only ONE has ever impressed me - "Alien". And that's still my least favorite in the series (not counting the AVP movies).
His movies are overrated, and none of the stories have any meat. They are bare bones.

Ridley Scott is my #1 least favourite director of all time ” - film-allan
 
2.
James Cameron
Writer, Aliens
James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition...
“ This addition to the list really hurts me...

I used to have him on my favorite director list, but after thinking about him and his recent movies, I decided to put him here.
Spending 12 years to develop a horribly written CG remake of Pocahontas (John Smith - Jake Sully - J.S. - coincidence?) was very disappointing. I had come to expect more from him after classics like Terminator 1 & 2 and Aliens.
Everybody went to see Avatar - why? Because of the 3D, which was made purely of *beep* covered in *beep* During Jake's many video logs, if it was good 3D, wouldn't his nose be the closest thing to the camera? His face, and all other objects in the movie, was interely flat!

Alright, I would have been able to forgive him just this once, but after watching interviews with him, and a video were he yells at a guy on the street, who just wants his Avatar poster signed, was hurtful to watch. "You saw the movie - I don't owe you a god damn thing!" he said.
He has become so arrogant, power hungry and blinded by his own technology, that he can't tell a decent story anymore, or appreciate a simple fan's gratitude for his work. I see him sitting in his golden pool, lighting a cigar with his 100 note bills, pondering which other Disney movies he could rip off...

Recently he announced that he wasn't interested in directing anything but Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and "maybe Avatar 4". You're going the Lucas route, huh? Wanna sell a dancing game for Kinect too?

He used to be one of my heroes, and one of the main reasons I wanted to be a filmmaker myself, because of his great understanding for the film media, and his cleverly crafted stories, but now... I don't wanna talk about it anymore... ” - film-allan
 
3.
George Lucas
George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional race-car driver...
“ I loved Lucas of the 70s, but then he became power hungry, and found out he could sell toys, he stopped being original and creative, sat back and rereleased Star Wars again and again and again and...
This promising young director became what I hate about Hollywood; a power hungry, money grabbing, lazy hack. ” - film-allan
 
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“ Shared with Aaron Seltzer.

"Epic Movie", "Disaster Movie", "Vampires Suck"... Need I say more? ” - film-allan
 
5.
Uwe Boll
Producer, Postal
As a child, he produced a number of short films on Super 8 and video before beginning his studies as a film director in Munich and Vienna. He also studied literature and economics in Cologne and Siegen. Uwe graduated from university in 1995 with a doctorate in literature. From 1995-2000, he was a producer and director with Taunus Film-Produktions GmbH...
“ I have never experienced a worse director. How he got behind a camera, is a mystery too big for the Scooby gang to handle.
I saw (or at least tried to see) "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale", and found undiscovered respect for the directors below him on this list - but they're still bad too. ” - film-allan
 
6.
Michael Bay
Producer, Transformers
A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and Divinyls...
“ Explosions right. You gotta have explosions, right?

I like his early Meat Loaf music videos, but his movies are laughably pretentious. And why does a movie like "Transformers" or "Bad Boys II" have to be 2 hours and 30 minutes long?!

AND STOP DOING *beep* REMAKES OF HORROR CLASSICS! ” - film-allan
 
7.
Luc Besson
Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue and The Fifth Element, as an adolescent bored in school. He...
“ I like "The Fifth Element", and I loved "Léon", but I simply can't stand him for writing the really bad "Taxi" movies, making the very boring "Joan of Arc" and writing and directing the embarressing "Arthur and the Invisibles" trilogy. ” - film-allan
 
8.
Renny Harlin
Director, Die Hard 2
Born in 15 March 1959 as Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola, he is the most successful Finnish film director in the history of Hollywood. Harlin started his career in film business in the beginning of 1980s when he was directing commercials and company films for companies like Shell. Later he worked as a buyer for Finnish film distributor and met Finnish Markus Selin in Los Angeles...
“ A guy I have never seen a good movie from. "Die Hard 2" is the worst in the series and so is "A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: Dream Master". "Cliffhanger" and "The Long Kiss Goodnight" are crap. "Deep Blue Sea" and "Cutthroat Island" were embarressing ” - film-allan
 
9.
Michael Mann
Producer, Heat
A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch. He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile, in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release, Thief starring James Caan as a safe-cracker who falls under the spell of the mob...
“ "Heat" has nothing, "Miami Vice" has nothing, "Public Enemies" has nothing... ” - film-allan
 
10.
Oliver Stone
Director, Platoon
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success. William Oliver Stone was born in New York City...
“ Although I enjoyed "Platoon", "Wall Street" and to a certain extend "JFK", he has never directed (or written - I'm looking at you "Scarface") a single movie I liked. "Natural Born Killers" was annoying, "Alexander" was laughable, "World Trade Center" was boring and uninteresting and "W." was unwatchable. ” - film-allan
 
11.
Brian De Palma
Director, Scarface
Brian De Palma is one of the well-known directors who spear-headed the new movement in Hollywood during the 1970s. He is known for his many films that go from violent pictures, to Hitchcock-like thrillers. Born on the 11th of September in 1940, De Palma was born in New Jersey in an American-Italian family...
“ I kinda like "Carrie" and "Mission: Impossible", but I will never forgive you for "Mission to Mars" and "The Black Dahlia". ” - film-allan
 
12.
Wolfgang Petersen
Director, Troy
This director seems to shine most when making movies that can best be described as part action movies/part disaster movies. Beginning with Outbreak (1995) about the outbreak of a killer virus. This film had shades of an Irwin Allen disaster movie, The Swarm (1978), about the outbreak of killer bees. Both films had the military and scientists clash, also both had choppers all over the place...
“ Although I love "The NeverEnding Story", you are present because of "Air Force One" and "Troy" ” - film-allan
 
13.
Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann grew up in rural Australia. He first became enthralled by the world of movies and the power of storytelling at his father's theatre. He also encountered a variety of interesting people while working at the local gas station, and Luhrmann went on to use these experiences as a source for his own creativity...
“ "Romeo + Juliet" and "Moulin Rouge" annoyed the *beep* out of me, and "Australia" is just "Gone With the Wind" with another title ” - film-allan