Thursday, October 8, 2015

Beyond the Books: The Worst Movie I've Ever Seen

This week I'm linking up with KissinBlueKaren for Beyond the Books.  This is a meme where we all answer a non-bookish question.  It's always so fun to see everyone's answers and get a peak at the blogger beyond the books.  This week's question is - What is the worst movie you've ever seen?

This was a tough one because I have SO many choices!  I think like most people with kids I have sat and wished for death through tons of movies.  Some I ended up enjoying (Kicking and Screaming with Will Farrell) some I secretly enjoyed (The Lizzie McGuire Movie and Princess Diaries 2) but there were lots of bad ones.

In terms of worse I have 2 finalists - one is the winner of worst movie and the other is the winner of worst movie experience.

The Worst Movie Award goes to:
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The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl

This was the movie I seriously considered trying to drill through my forehead into my brain with my thumb nail.  I was expecting it to be bad and it was just as bad if not worse than I expected.  Luckily, it wasn't a big favorite of the kids' either so I only had to see it once.

The Worst Movie Experience goes to:
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Spy Kids 3-D

I actually kind of liked the first 2 Spy Kids movies.  They were campy and the dialogue was awful but they were also kind of fun and I liked that the older sister was so tough and smart.  However, it had worn more than a little thin by the 3rd entry.  But what makes this really bad was something else.  If you can't tell by the clever title the movie was shown in 3-D and the glasses were the red and blue type which means you need to be able to see clearly out of both eyes for it to work. I have really bad vision which is perfectly correctable with contacts - one of which had been bothering me that day so I took it out.  3-D movies with only one functioning eye is not a good time.  The movie was so blurry I ended up with a migraine level headache AND motion sickness.  I was quite convinced that Spy Kids would be the death of me.

My Worst Non-Kid Related Movie is:

The Big Lebowski

This is apparently a huge cult classic but I HATE this movie.  I think the primary problem is that I knew a bunch of people who LOVED it and watched it ALL the time and then they would discuss it.  I went from thinking it was kind of dumb to absolutely loathing it.  I get a bit rant-y anytime it's referenced.

What is the worst movie you've ever seen?  


  1. Like you, we have seen some real stinkers. There have been many we gave turned off after 15 minutes so I won't count those.
    The bar for the worst has to be Dogville starring Nicole Kidman.

    That's what we ask when saying a movie is awful, "Worse than Dogville?" I know it won awards and us artsy but it was amazingly dull to us.
    Now, don't block me or unfriend me but my husband & I love Big Lebowski! Every time we watch it I want a White Russian.

  2. Sharkboy and Lavagirl- classic! I think i saw parts of it... and remember laughing. I did see Spy Kids 4.

    I haven't seen the Big Lebowski...

  3. I can't watch 3-D movies either. Going to the movies is expensive enough in regular format, but to shell out even more and not be able to enjoy it without feeling like you are going to throw up, just isn't worth it to me.
    I think the worst movie I've ever seen was A Clockwork Orange.
    Great topic by the way. It makes for a nice discussion.

  4. I haven't seen any of those. I'm honestly not sure what is the worst movie Ive seen, there are some strong contenders. And I understand what you mean about coming to hate a movie after so much talk about it.

  5. I haven't seen ANY of these movies! I think that might be a good thing. Although I am curious about The Big Lebowski because it's a cult classic.

  6. As a mum, of course I've watched kid movies with my girls. I can see why you didn't like Shark Boy and Lava Girl. The special effects was okay. The Spy Kids movies were good for us. I liked the concept for sure. The bad guys were a bit weird. Have you seen the animation film, "The Nut Job"? We laughed a lot at that one.

  7. Well yay I've not seen any of those. Definitely doesn't sound like I'm missing out. lol

  8. I wasn't a fan of the Big Lebowski either, but heard that a lot of people loved it. A serius movie fan, the list is overly long and probably wouldn't fit on here. (lol) Off the top of my head, if a zombie is a character in any movie, it's a clunker for me. (lol) Great topic! Hugs...Ro

  9. Not watched any of those but I do know that I did like the first couple Spy Kids but they just kept getting worse and

  10. OM! One of my kids was OBSESSED with Shark Boy and Lava Girl. It was really bad, but I have fond memories of that kid watching it over and over. I can't honestly say I ever watched the whole thing. Great list!

  11. I haven't seen any of these, and, to be honest, I can't say I've had the urge to. Good thing, I guess!

  12. I'll have to agree with you on Shark Boy and Spy Kids 3D. As parents we get stuck watching these movies with our kids lol. But these were really bad!

  13. I don't watch a huge amount of movies and have zero tolerance for ones I hate so I can't really think of any awful ones that I sat through. I've been lucky enough to avoid of all of your nominations :D

  14. Haha! First off, seeing a 3-D movie with contacts or glasses in/on does not always make for a great experience. I wear contacts as well and I don't know what it is, but my contacts always end up bothering me more than normal.
    I'll always remember when one of my best friends in high school was so excited to see The Mothman Prophecies. It wasn't my type of movie, but we got a decent size group to go see it. Yea, that was a God awful movie. We spend the whole time making fun of it and than the following weeks and years making fun of Matt for thinking it would be so awesome.

    Happy reading!
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

  15. I do not enjoy live action kids' movies and always made sure to have something pressing to do when it was time to see them (and I always stressed how wonderful a bonding experience it was for my son and his father, hehe). I have never seen a 3D movie. I watched a 3D cartoon on tv with Sebastian once, but it was lame because only sections of it were 3D and you had to keep taking the glasses off and then putting them back on. I adored The Big Lebowski, but I have only seen the entire three or four times. My ex would watch it every time he found it on tv. I still love this feature and I see that Greg is going to do it now, too. Maybe I will also join in in the future. :)

  16. I haven't seen either of these. I've been curious about the first Spy Kids movie, so I may still give that one and the second one a try, but I'll stay away from the 3rd movie.