Don't Waste Your Time

Films that I regret seeing.
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1.
Fred: The Movie (2010 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  
This is the story of Fred as he goes through a weekend trying to find how to get Judy to fall in love with him. He has to deal with Kevin bulling him and various problems trying to get Judy to come over to his house. (81 mins.)
Director: Clay Weiner
“ A dreadfully pointless film about the YouTube sensation. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
2.
Big Daddy (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father. (93 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
“ Adam Sandler is beyond raunchy and very unlikable in this disastrous story. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
3.
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A young boy is recruited by his imaginary friends Sharkboy and Lavagirl to help save their planet. (93 mins.)
“ Horrid ideas mashed into one uninspiring story. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
4.
Ghostbusters (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. (105 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ It continues to baffle me why there is so much hype around the movie. They had a great concept, just the last half of the film screwed it up. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
5.
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A self-centered lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team. (100 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
“ A lackluster film about a kid's hockey team. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
6.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. (129 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
“ Messy plot appearing to be written by a fourth-grader. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
7.
Dark Shadows (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. (113 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Just. Plain. Stupid. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
8.
Bee Movie (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Barry B. Benson, a bee just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue them. (91 mins.)
“ This is why you don't let Jerry Seinfeld write and star in a children's flick. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
9.
Push (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does. (111 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
“ Most superhero movies are decent, yet this misses the mark by a long shot. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
10.
Millions (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of. (98 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ Slow and drab with a poor choice of topic.
* ” - GouramiWatcher
 
11.
Hugo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Great sound editing is much less than having a exciting or even a well written story.
* ” - GouramiWatcher
 
12.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. (106 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
“ Very bad script and characters. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
13.
Babylon A.D. (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Veteran-turned-mercenary Toorop takes the high-risk job of escorting a woman from Russia to America. Little does he know that she is host to an organism that a cult wants to harvest in order to produce a genetically modified Messiah. (101 mins.)
“ Near the top of the sci-fi wall of shame ” - GouramiWatcher
 
14.
Whale Rider (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. (101 mins.)
Director: Niki Caro
“ A tedious tale of an islander's coming-of-age experience. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
15.
Madagascar (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Spoiled by their upbringing with no idea what wild life is really like, four animals from New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar, among a bunch of merry lemurs (86 mins.)
“ Stale humor mixed with irritating characters. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
16.
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book. (90 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ Although based on the last part of the book, this movie had major screenplay issues. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
17.
Eagle Eye (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. (118 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
“ Very dark and lacked much excitement. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
18.
The Last Mimzy (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys. Soon the kids, their parents, and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them could imagine! (90 mins.)
Director: Bob Shaye
“ At least they tried to make a whimsical tale for children... ” - GouramiWatcher
 
19.
The Losers (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A CIA special forces team are betrayed and left for dead by their superiors, galvanizing them to mount an offensive on the CIA. (97 mins.)
Director: Sylvain White
“ A miserable failure of an action film. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
20.
Clash of the Titans (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Perseus demigod, son of Zeus, battles the minions of the underworld to stop them from conquering heaven and earth. (106 mins.)
Director: Louis Leterrier
“ They must have spent all of their budget on effects rather than a decent screenwriter. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
21.
Grown Ups (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend. (102 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
“ A raunchy and idiotic tale. But hey, what do you expect with an Adam Sandler movie. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
22.
Meet Dave (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman. (90 mins.)
Director: Brian Robbins
“ No explanation necessary. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
23.
That Evening Sun (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An aging Tennessee farmer returns to his homestead and must confront a family betrayal, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the loss of his farm. (109 mins.)
Director: Scott Teems
“ A dull film about a cranky old man trying to get back his farm. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
24.
ParaNorman (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. (92 mins.)
“ A film likely inspired by the Salem witch trials which may have worked if they altered the plot tremendously. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
25.
A Christmas Carol (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Weird and was not quite suitable for children. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
26.
Rango (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff. (107 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ Great animation did not make up for a lame and uninteresting story. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
27.
Super 8 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. (112 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ A film with weak and unlikable characters with a boring writing. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
28.
Salt (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. (100 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
“ Just because Angelina Jolie is the star doesn't mean it's going to be an amazing action film. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
29.
The Host (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. (125 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ Great effects but some of the worst writing in the history of filmmaking. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
30.
Shark Week (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
In April 2013, a fishing vessel was attacked off the coast of South Africa, killing all on board. A...
“ They decide to wait until the end to tell you the documentary is actually fiction. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
31.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World. (130 mins.)
Director: Harald Zwart
“ Bad script and a lame concept. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
32.
Skyfall (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (143 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ Just plain boring. ” - GouramiWatcher
 
33.
Monsters University (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends. (104 mins.)
Director: Dan Scanlon