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Kislath
2010-11-15, 11:12 AM
Worst movie ever, or just in the top ten?
You'd think brainsucking cyberzombies from space would be cool, but no.
I like movies like this. They give me hope that someday my own crap might get onscreen.

EvilDMMk3
2010-11-15, 11:15 AM
It is not that bad. Recall that Santa Clause conquers the Martians and Planet 9 from Outer Space still exist.

Top 50 maybe.

doliest
2010-11-15, 11:16 AM
I've seen far worse...but that's not saying much for a movie's quality, considering I what I own. So, top 50 sounds about right.

Vladislav
2010-11-15, 11:19 AM
It cannot possibly be worse than Who Killed Captain Alex (look it up on youtube)

Muz
2010-11-15, 12:22 PM
Perhaps there should be a ratio of budget:badness involved in this discussion?

I haven't seen the movie, but I've read reviews and (after hearing terrible things) decided to spoil myself by reading the Wikipedia plot description. Yeesh. :smallbiggrin:

pffh
2010-11-15, 12:29 PM
Awww I was looking forward to it, it looked like a good bad movie.

Eldan
2010-11-15, 01:02 PM
Which kind of bad is it, though? Laughably or entertainingly bad? Well, at least they tried bad? Oh my god, my poor eyes bad? Boring bad?

Asthix
2010-11-15, 01:11 PM
This movie (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9472381&postcount=362) would like a word with Skyline. Link to my post from the Truly that was BAD thread last month.

Dr.Epic
2010-11-15, 01:28 PM
It can't be the worst. Granted I haven't seen the film, but Battlefield Earth has to be much worse.

Kislath
2010-11-15, 01:34 PM
You'd like to think so, but no; Battlefield Earth was a cinematic gem compared to Skyline. Boggles the mind, doesn't it?

Mewtarthio
2010-11-15, 02:52 PM
I had no interest in seeing this movie before, but now I'm kind of curious.

Tengu_temp
2010-11-15, 02:57 PM
I'm sure it's no worse than Monster A Go-Go. Even MST3K couldn't make that travesty bearable to watch.

Cinema Snob seems to agree with me. He said Skyline is not terrible, just boring.


Recall that Santa Clause conquers the Martians and Planet 9 from Outer Space still exist.


Hey, Santa Claus Conquers The Martians is an epitome of So Bad It's Good! Dunno about Plan 9, haven't seen it.

EvilDMMk3
2010-11-15, 03:29 PM
So Bad It's Good!

And what was the second word you used?

Kislath
2010-11-15, 04:15 PM
Plan 9 was very bad, yes, but only because it was horribly edited. They had to piece it together from scraps of another movie due to the mid-shoot death of the star, and they didn't do it very well. If it were remade, I think it could work.
Seriously.

Makensha
2010-11-15, 04:43 PM
Have you ever seen Air America: Operation Jaguar?

To this day I wonder how I got through the movie. And I thought for years after seeing the movie that it was something from the early 90s. It was made in 2004.

I really can't imagine Skyline being any worse. I can't imagine any movies being worse except something from Asylum.

Starbuck_II
2010-11-15, 05:31 PM
I submit Soul Plane as the worst movie ever.

Dr.Epic
2010-11-15, 06:25 PM
You'd like to think so, but no; Battlefield Earth was a cinematic gem compared to Skyline. Boggles the mind, doesn't it?

It's really worse than a film with this scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xACbVe7o9Rs&feature=related)? Not to mention the dozens of plot holes in Battlefield Earth?

Cheesegear
2010-11-15, 06:32 PM
Uh...Why is it bad? Is it a bad movie? Or did you just not like it? There's a big difference.

Anyway, the OP is missing why the movie is bad, or any review at all on parts that were terrible.

LordShotGun
2010-11-15, 07:17 PM
I did'nt watch it but I did read the plot discription on wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyline_(film)) and long story short, there are alot of unanswered questions at the end that make no sense at all and basically humans lose.

So yeah. The movie ends on such a bad unsatisfactory note that I bet you felt angry at going. Humanity takes it hard with a "rocks fall everyone dies"

The Glyphstone
2010-11-15, 07:21 PM
I was amused by the note under production in the wiki entry.

$500,000 to physically produce the movie.
$20,000,000 after special effects were included.

At least it wasn't in 3-D.

BladeofOblivion
2010-11-15, 07:23 PM
EVERYTHING LISTED ABOVE is more bearable to watch than A Very Wookiee Christmas. AKA The Star Wars Christmas Special

Skyline was pretty bad though.

Dr.Epic
2010-11-15, 07:33 PM
EVERYTHING LISTED ABOVE is more bearable to watch than A Very Wookiee Christmas. AKA The Star Wars Christmas Special

Skyline was pretty bad though.

You mean the one thing George Lucas is ashamed of (the guy who thought up Jar Jar and produced Howard the Duck)?

LOTRfan
2010-11-15, 07:39 PM
You mean the one thing George Lucas is ashamed of (the guy who thought up Jar Jar and produced Howard the Duck)?

Shhh.... Mr. Lucas denies its very existence....

BladeofOblivion
2010-11-15, 07:40 PM
You mean the one thing George Lucas is ashamed of (the guy who thought up Jar Jar and produced Howard the Duck)?

Yes. It is an unholy Abomination of the universe itself, even if it might not entirely count as a movie.

Tengu_temp
2010-11-15, 08:03 PM
Shhh.... Mr. Lucas denies its very existence....

No. He acknowledges it. And by acknowledges, I mean "wants to personally smash every copy of the tape with a sledgehammer". It's really terrible.

TFT
2010-11-15, 08:08 PM
I found myself overall liking the movie. It has many problems(Lack of character development for most characters despite being a story driven movie, lack of direction in plot and theme, the ending(Oh, the ending. They should have ended it at the second to last scene)), but the movie itself was shot fairly well, with some good pacing(The scenes when a couple of people leave the room at the beginning, for example), and I liked the action in the movie.

And so what if humans lose? Do you fault zombie movies if they kill off all the main characters? How about Horror films? How about any tragedy in the last few thousand years? Generally no, so why fault this movie?

I'm assuming many questions weren't answered because it looked like they were angling for a sequel, what with the different "plot hooks" left behind, as well as the ending(Oh, the ending!).

It's certainly not good, but I can't say that it's bad, or even close to the worst movie ever.

AtopTheMountain
2010-11-15, 08:59 PM
I actually managed to see the movie literally without even hearing anything about it beforehand, and I didn't like it much. It's like they took Cloverfield, War of the Worlds, and Independence Day, mashed them all together, surgically removed anything resembling good dialogue or likeable characters, and made it uberdepressing and had a terrible ending. Still better than a lot of other stuff, though.

Hey, at least the special effects were cool.

Serpentine
2010-11-16, 06:06 AM
What? :smallconfused: Skyline is nowhere near the worst movie ever. I wouldn't even call it bad, really. Just mediocre.
I thought the effects were good, the monsters were pretty cool, and I liked the ending (even if it was a touch trite and all about the power of loooooove!. Everything else was just... subpar, but not awful.

Dada
2010-11-16, 06:45 AM
Has anyone really seen anything worse than this?

A shark eating a plane (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I16_8l0yS-g) and
Possibly the worst science scene in a movie ever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRqQ4mOmXVk).

The first scene has no relation to the plot at all. It's just included in the movie to show us that the shark is dangerous, I think. The science scene is even worse once you get see it in the context of the movie. Ugh.

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. Probably the worst movie ever.

Seraph
2010-11-16, 06:59 AM
Plan 9 was very bad, yes, but only because it was horribly edited. They had to piece it together from scraps of another movie due to the mid-shoot death of the star, and they didn't do it very well. If it were remade, I think it could work.
Seriously.

There's already a version of Plan 9 with competent editing and acting. its called The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Eldan
2010-11-16, 07:05 AM
Has anyone really seen anything worse than this?

A shark eating a plane (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I16_8l0yS-g) and
Possibly the worst science scene in a movie ever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRqQ4mOmXVk).

The first scene has no relation to the plot at all. It's just included in the movie to show us that the shark is dangerous, I think. The science scene is even worse once you get see it in the context of the movie. Ugh.

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. Probably the worst movie ever.

What? Those scenes are hilarious!
Of course, I just spent all day yesterday mixing coloured fluids in beakers, so...

Dada
2010-11-16, 07:07 AM
Actually.. yeah. Those scenes are so bad they're good. The rest of the movies is just so bad that you either fall asleep or get physically ill. Or both.

Herpestidae
2010-11-16, 08:49 AM
I see all of your movies combined and raise you Garbage Pail Kids.

Executor
2010-11-16, 08:57 AM
I wouldn't say it's the worst movie ever, but it is most definitely bad. I don't go to movies to be depressed and pissed off, and Skyline both pissed me off and depressed me. As said before, this movie just hits humanity with "rocks fall, everyone dies". Or, to be more accurate: "The aliens win, we suck, humanity's f****ed".

It was basically just War of the Worlds but less memorable, less well directed, less well acted and less good in general.

...Bloody xenos.

Starbuck_II
2010-11-16, 09:10 AM
EVERYTHING LISTED ABOVE is more bearable to watch than A Very Wookiee Christmas. AKA The Star Wars Christmas Special

Skyline was pretty bad though.

I loved the Starwars Christmas Special. The singing at the end was corny, but the story was good. It is Youtube so Mr. lucas can't smash it.

EvilDMMk3
2010-11-16, 09:17 AM
Possibly the worst science scene in a movie ever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRqQ4mOmXVk).
We am doing sciencing! We am starts!

Dear lord. As an actual science teacher, with actual industrial and forensics training, I weep. I think using a measuring cylinder as a receptacle was the point where I lost it. OK, using a measuring cylinder AT ALL is a lab no no (those things are horribly inaccurate) but to do a reaction in?? My 14 year old pupils know better than this!

Eldan
2010-11-16, 09:46 AM
Yeah, that's why I said it was hilarious. Three scientists, none has any glasses while staring into a reaction. From the top. Without gloves. :smallbiggrin:

Yesterday I was in the lab again for the first time in probably about a year. And we had to fully suit up, including aprons and asbestos gloves. That was fun.

Dada
2010-11-16, 09:55 AM
The most hilarious part is that they by this point in the movie don't know what they are trying to achieve. The plot goes something like this:

Military Dude: We must kill the monsters!
'Scientists': Noooes, they are far to interesting. We can just lure them somewhere where we can trap them.
Military Dude: How?
'Scientists': We don't know.
Military Dude: Get to work then.

*science scene*

*brief and very awkward sex scene which introduces the idea of luring the beasts with smell*

*science scene continued*

I guess in the first part of the science scene, they are just mixing chemicals for fun?

EvilDMMk3
2010-11-16, 10:05 AM
I guess in the first part of the science scene, they are just mixing chemicals for fun?***This poster is experiencing technical difficulties caused by [NOT FOUND:DRIVE=SANITY] and has had to shut down.***

Eldan
2010-11-16, 10:08 AM
What? Mixing coloured chemicals for fun is fun!

Kislath
2010-11-16, 11:16 AM
Okay, so the verdict is in; Skyline is perhaps not the worst movie ever, but it still sucks.

VanBuren
2010-11-16, 12:52 PM
Worst movie?

Ballistic - Ecks vs. Sever

Leliel
2010-11-16, 01:03 PM
I've seen reviews, and I've been spooked off.

I will however, say that using brains as computer processors is very cool as a concept. I'll have to keep that in mind for my Exalted game.


Come on, doesn't brainwashing all those pesky POWs into your own personal cyborg army sound like something SWLiHN woud do?

gooddragon1
2010-11-16, 01:35 PM
The star wars christmas special had a nice cartoon part to it imo.

ninja_penguin
2010-11-16, 01:56 PM
After having seen it, I would not call it the worst movie ever.

I'd put that up to Battlespace. But Skyline is still a really terrible movie.

warty goblin
2010-11-16, 02:10 PM
I've seen reviews, and I've been spooked off.

I will however, say that using brains as computer processors is very cool as a concept. I'll have to keep that in mind for my Exalted game.


Babylon 5 did it fifteen years ago. Probably did a better job of it as well.

Muz
2010-11-16, 07:37 PM
I've seen reviews, and I've been spooked off.

I will however, say that using brains as computer processors is very cool as a concept. I'll have to keep that in mind for my Exalted game.


Come on, doesn't brainwashing all those pesky POWs into your own personal cyborg army sound like something SWLiHN woud do?
Babylon 5 did it fifteen years ago. Probably did a better job of it as well.

Dan Simmons (Hyperion/Fall of Hyperion) did it before Babylon 5. (And probably others did it before him...) :smallwink:

Serpentine
2010-11-17, 03:14 AM
I will however, say that using brains as computer processors is very cool as a concept. I'll have to keep that in mind for my Exalted game.SPOILERZ AHED!I'm pretty sure they're not computers, but living things. All of them. I've even started speculating on their lifecycle... Yeah, I liked the monsters.
But anyways, I imagine it more as an obligatory parasitic thing. Except, instead of living in/on the host, they grab bits of it. The creatures apparently need the brains of other species in order to function - although they seem to be able to go without long enough to grab another if one's damaged.Unrelated spoiler question:Anyone else find it weird that someone could apparently get organised enough to send a serious assault against the queen-ship-things, but not enough to send out an emergency broadcast? :smallconfused: I think that's the plothole that annoyed me the most.

RedDeerJebediah
2010-11-17, 02:15 PM
I think All About Steve (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_About_Steve) is the worst movie I've ever seen. Never have I ever felt such a strong urge to punch Sandra Bullock in the face :smallmad:

Slayn82
2010-11-17, 07:57 PM
Well, i like the Gantz manga, so i'm pretty sure i'll see the special effects in this movie just to wonder how would be a good Gantz movie.

Faulty
2010-11-17, 08:03 PM
I have trouble believing anything can surpass The Room (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjxYLchvnRA).

Syka
2010-11-17, 10:16 PM
In my mind, the worst movie ever doesn't have to be bad. It has to be so mediocre you want to leave. Not because it's bad, but because it's just BORING.

Example: A movie we saw last year was...really pretty terrible. Horrible, in fact. I literally thought it had been made in the 80's...it was made just a couple years ago. It's just utterly horrid. I think I got dumber watching it.

BUT long after seeing it, Oz and I STILL quote it at each other. We still talk about it to people. And we'd actually see it again. It falls in to So Bad It's Good because you can MST3K it. Our entire row was laughing throughout, although we tried to be mindful of the fact the directors were in the theater, too. But even that couldn't stop the amusement.


A movie we saw at the more recent film festival, I wanted to leave during. The ONLY reason we stuck around is we are friends with the folks who made it. Our friends we came with DID leave. It wasn't bad. Parts were really good, none were really bad. It was campy, but not in a bad way. It was just...meh. It was forgettable. I didn't lose braincells, but I regret the time I lost to that movie. This movie is worse than the above fil, in my opinion.

But the "Worst Movie Ever" will vary by person due to personal tastes. I couldn't stand Brokeback Mountain because it was insufferably boring (and I love 3/4 mains!), but apparently most others disagree with me.


That said...I don't have a worst movie ever. I've been to too many festivals and seen too many indie movies done by amateurs. >> If we're talking Hollywood Worst, probably Brokeback Mountain for m.e

Kislath
2010-11-18, 01:56 AM
Wow. Thanks for that link to "The Room." Now, THAT was bad. On the other hand, it's in the So-Bad-It's-Good range, whereas Skyline falls short of the S.B.I.G threshold.

Amiel
2010-11-18, 01:57 AM
What? Those scenes are hilarious!
Of course, I just spent all day yesterday mixing coloured fluids in beakers, so...

This is the best way to watch movies.


Man, I am so disappoint, I was looking forward to the movie as well :<

Avilan the Grey
2010-11-18, 02:28 AM
...I have no doubt this movie is bad; I won't watch it. But honestly, from what I can tell, it does not even belong on the top 100 of bad movies.

Kris Strife
2010-11-18, 05:24 AM
I loved the Starwars Christmas Special. The singing at the end was corny, but the story was good. It is Youtube so Mr. lucas can't smash it.

Finally, someone other than me who liked it. :smallbiggrin:

Serpentine
2010-11-18, 06:28 AM
Yeah, meh. It* was medicre but overall fun. I think I'd give it 2 stars - worth seeing (or rather, not something I'd recommend not seeing), but not really worth going out of your way to see.


*Skyline

Renegade Paladin
2010-11-18, 08:16 AM
Worst movie ever, or just in the top ten?
You'd think brainsucking cyberzombies from space would be cool, but no.
I like movies like this. They give me hope that someday my own crap might get onscreen.
Manos: The Hands of Fate.

The defense rests. :smalltongue:

Avilan the Grey
2010-11-18, 08:31 AM
Manos: The Hands of Fate.

The defense rests. :smalltongue:

Heh. I never actually saw that one but:

Plan 9
Escape from Frogtown
Demon Warp
Dark Ride
Dirty Love
Gigli
They Saved Hitler's Brain
Insectocide
Any original Sy-fy movie ever made

Zen Monkey
2010-11-18, 09:58 AM
One of the later Howling movies may be the worst movie ever made. It's extremely low budget, shot in a restaurant and a cheap motel. It tried to be 'realistic,' so it has scenes of people doing realistic things: a ten minute scene of people sweeping the restaurant floor (no dialogue), a cigarette break, etc. There are even people in the movie by accident, such as a scene where someone emerges from a neighboring motel room and quickly ducks back into their room when they see the camera and need to get out of it's way.

Serpentine
2010-11-18, 10:23 AM
Not the Australian one?

Faulty
2010-11-18, 10:30 AM
Another bad one was Vampire on Bikini Beach. So bad it's good at first but then it just got dull.

Zen Monkey
2010-11-18, 10:31 AM
Not the Australian one?

No, it was a later one set somewhere in the American southwest. The Australian one, Rise of the Marsupials, did have some problems of its own. In one scene, two old men are having a conversation on a park bench. Suddenly, a shot of a man falling from a tall building is spliced in, and then it cuts back to the men on the bench. There is no explanation for the scene, and it doesn't appear to take place in the same area. It's just a random shot that doesn't even seem to be from the same movie. Ah, quality cinema.

Serpentine
2010-11-18, 10:33 AM
Cool, someone's seen it.
Cuz I know someone who was in it. Bahloo, apparently, if that means anything to you.

zyphyr
2010-11-20, 12:12 AM
Zardoz.

That is all.

Turcano
2010-11-20, 07:40 PM
Most of the movies listed are indeed terrible, but I don't think they can hold a candle to the horror that is E.T.: The Porno.

An Enemy Spy
2010-11-20, 07:51 PM
Bad movie? Yes.
Worst movie? Not even close.
While Skyline is one of the lousiest films in recent memory, it is also very forgettable. To be considered among the worst, you must be so utterly, astonishingly bad that for generations, your name will live in infamy for even being associated with that film.

Falgorn
2010-11-21, 06:54 PM
Like others have said, it seems...forgettable.

It probably can't hold a candle to Leprechaun: In The Hood, though. That was just bad.

Rob Roy
2010-11-24, 06:23 PM
Most of the movies listed are indeed terrible, but I don't think they can hold a candle to the horror that is E.T.: The Porno.
If I ask what that is, will I need brain bleach? Wait don't answer that, I can guess.

Eldan
2010-11-24, 06:55 PM
It's a porn about ET. There's a video review somewhere out there. I think on Thatguywiththeglasses site, but I'm not sure.

DarthArminius
2010-11-24, 07:02 PM
L A D Y I N THE WATER

Turcano
2010-11-25, 03:18 AM
If I ask what that is, will I need brain bleach? Wait don't answer that, I can guess.

The Cinema Snob did a review (http://thecinemasnob.com/2010/01/04/et-the-porno.aspx) of it; even though it's censored, the answer is still probably yes.