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Who's the worst director of all time?

Uwe Boll 31 48.44%
 
Aaron Seltzer/Jason Friedberg 2 3.13%
 
Michael Bay 8 12.50%
 
Roland Emmerich 1 1.56%
 
Eli Roth 0 0.00%
 
M. Night Shyamalan 5 7.81%
 
Tom Six 1 1.56%
 
Paul W.S. Anderson 0 0.00%
 
Zack Snyder 5 7.81%
 
Other 11 17.19%
 
Total:64
Mandalore76 said:
mZuzek said:
Gonna go with Roland Emmerich as I consider Godzilla 1998 to be probably the worst movie I've ever seen, and it's not exactly his only bad flick either.

I think that movie would not have gotten the bad rep it has if they had not mutated a salamander and then called it Godzilla.  It's definitely not Godzilla, but I wouldn't call it the worst movie I've ever seen by any stretch.

It's not technically the worst movie I've ever seen, of course - I have seen stuff like Sharknado and whatnot - but when factoring in the budget and intent behind it, then yeah it is the worst. Sharknado is supposed to be a joke, you're not supposed to take it seriously and you know it's shovelware made as cheaply as possible. It does fail to be entertaining even on those terms, yeah, but it's still just a joke film.

Godzilla, though? That was a big ass Hollywood blockbuster. It had a massive budget and most certainly had the intent of being an entertaining flick. I watched it once as a kid, thought I didn't remember anything and decided to give it a go again after growing up to see what the fuss was all about. I went in expecting a bad take on Godzilla, but an enjoyable movie all things considered, even if it was in a dumb fun kind of way. Instead, what I got was a 2-hour cringefest of atrocious acting, a hilariously bad script where basically every plot point is extremely unsatisfying, and a feeling that what was largely supposed to be a dumb fun movie, ended up just being dumb unfun. All those things are where it fails as a movie in general. Where it fails as a Godzilla movie specifically is everything else, and it's also amazing how bad they manage to fuck that up - see, I'm no big Godzilla fan here, but even I felt personally offended by their take on the character. It all just sucked to a degree I had never seen a Hollywood movie suck.

It basically is Sharknado, but with a massive budget and studio behind it. It doesn't have an excuse for being trash.



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coolbeans said:
More people need to know about Neil Breen.

Yea, but his films always have the so bad it's good thing going on. Uwe Boll is hit or miss on that, plus makes shitty video game adaptations which pisses me off to where I can't even enjoy it even if was so bad it's good.

Mandalore76 said:
mZuzek said:
Gonna go with Roland Emmerich as I consider Godzilla 1998 to be probably the worst movie I've ever seen, and it's not exactly his only bad flick either.

I think that movie would not have gotten the bad rep it has if they had not mutated a salamander and then called it Godzilla.  It's definitely not Godzilla, but I wouldn't call it the worst movie I've ever seen by any stretch.

Agreed. I think it would be more highly regarded if it was a remake of The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. Unfortunately, they wanted that Godzilla name for hype.



why is "M. Night Shyamalan" on that list?  (unbreakable, glass, split, signs, sixth sense, the Village)

Why is "Zack Snyder" on that list? (dude directed Watchmen, 300, Suckerpunch)

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Bristow9091 said:
Well it definitely isn't Zack Snyder, say what you want about Batman v Superman (I actually like it, lol) and Justice League, but don't forget he was behind 300, Sucker Punch and most importantly (For me) Watchmen, which is still to this day my favourite comic book film, lol.

^ that.

Watchmen was a damn good movie.



Alan Smithee hands down.



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Why isn't Tommy Wiseau on the list?



I LOVE ICELAND!

KungKras said:
Why isn't Tommy Wiseau on the list?

He is a genius. A visionary. A man ahead of this time. We cant even come close to comprehend the complexity of his work. 



Vote for Michael Bay as I don't know jsut annoys me that guy lol.

Uwe Boll never heard of him so had to look him up when I saw he was leading the poll lol



 

 

thismeintiel said:
coolbeans said:
More people need to know about Neil Breen.

Yea, but his films always have the so bad it's good thing going on. Uwe Boll is hit or miss on that, plus makes shitty video game adaptations which pisses me off to where I can't even enjoy it even if was so bad it's good.

Well, what's the real criteria here then?  B/c as far as blocking, composition, visual storytelling, how to 'direct' actors, etc. Breen has none of that going for him.  The 'it's so bad it's good' criteria (which I find a bit dubious with his first film) is something to consider for entertainment purposes; however, being notoriously bad would still net you in the 'worst' category.



Chrkeller said:

George Lucas

He didn't direct Empire and Jedi, and it shows.  I-III were just trash.  Last Jedi and Force were infinity better than I-III.  The only movie Lucas directed that was good was Hope.

George Lucas created the Star Wars franchise...Last Jedi and Force were the worst of the Star Wars movies..Episode 4 is and will be the best...3 was awesome in its last 20 minutes..

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