Thursday, January 24, 2019
Thursday Movie Picks: Movies You've Walked Out on
For the fourth week of 2019 as part of Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks. We venture into the subject that is considered taboo amongst cinephiles which is essentially walking out on a film. However, there are films that are so extremely horrendous that one can’t help but walk out in disgust as it’s something that people have experienced. This was a tough subject to figure out as I admit to have seeing some horrendous films in theaters as I made a list about the worst films I had seen in theaters. Here are 3 films that I walked out on that includes one of the films on that list.
1. Big Momma’s House
Martin Lawrence is funny when he’s doing stand-up or in the TV show he was in the 1990s. In films, not so much. Having him dress-up as a big fat woman with blonde hair however is just excruciating. It was not funny and it didn’t make me laugh where I forced myself to laugh but it didn’t work. Knowing where it was going in the end, I just walked out because it was so horrendous and laborious to sit through. They made 2 more films with Lawrence as Big Momma as I’ll just quote what a young kid said at a critics screening in the U.K. when the third film came out. “This is rubbish”. That quote made all the U.K. critics laugh.
2. Alex & Emma
In late 2003, I went on a vacation cruise ship with my parents and sisters as we were all invited to go by longtime family friends. I didn’t really want to go on a cruise ship and as it ended, I never want to go there again. It was boring, it was full of endless buffets that is excessive and shows that were terrible. There was a movie theater in the ship where I did see a few films and some that were just horrible. Among them was Rob Reiner’s romantic-comedy about two novelist trying to create a book about a romance as it was awful. Starring Kate Hudson and Luke Wilson in dual roles as the writers and the characters in the book, it’s one of those boring failures of a film that makes you want to dive off a ship.
3. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, & Blonde
I do like Reese Witherspoon though I wish she made better choices as an actress and this film is just bad. Watching it on a cruise ship in a theater is even worse. The boat is rocking back and forth and back and forth and back and forth. Watching Witherspoon trying to save her dog’s mother and appealing to politicians over a bill that would kill animals with a cheerleader routine to follow. Add the boat rocking back and forth and back and forth and back and forth and back and forth. I was about to throw up and I had to walk out of that awful film. This is why I haven’t done a vacation in more than 15 years.
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