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Retro Robot's BOTTOM 5 HOLLYWOOD FILMS 1980-1999

Unread postby RetroRobot » 15 Mar 2014, 05:13

BOTTOM 5 HOLLYWOOD FILMS 1980-1999

This was done somewhat quick and crude, but these are about right for my bottom 5. Also, I didn't go for complete bottom of the barrel- no budget schlock, but rather films that had some kind of potential if someone had cared or had some actual talent. Though some of them are just films I hate for whatever reason or just pure shit.

1980

The Exterminator
Hollywood Knights
The Octagon
Popeye
Xanadu

1981

Going Ape
Knight Riders
Saturday the 14th
Student Bodies
Zorro the Gay Blade


1982

Grease 2
Halloween 3
Megaforce
Trail of the Pink Panther
Q- The Winged Serpent

1983

The Curse of the Pink Panther
Deathstalker
Porky’s 2
Smokey and the Bandit 3
Superman 3

1984

The Exterminator 2
Police Academy
Rhinestone
Supergirl
Top Secret

1985

After Hours
Gymkata
Moving Violations
Police Academy 2
Porky’s Revenge

1986

Eliminators
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Firewalker
Howard the Duck
Police Academy 3

1987

Dirty Dancing
Ishtar
Leonard Part 6
Police Academy 4
Superman 4

1988

High Spirits
Little Nikita
Police Academy 5
Tiger Warsaw
Twins

1989

Dead Poet’s Society
Halloween 5
Look Who’s Talking
Police Academy 6
Star Trek 5

1990

Bonfire of the Vanites
Dances With Wolves
Ghost Dad
Men at Work
Wild Orchid

1991

Cool as Ice
Father of the Bride
Hook
Hudson Hawk
Oscar

1992

Beethoven
Lethal Weapon 3
Memoirs of an Invisible Man
Stop or My Mom Will Shoot
Toys

1993

Cop and a Half
Jason Goes to Hell
Mrs. Doubtfire
Robocop 3
Super Mario Brothers

1994

Cops and Robbersons
Flintstones
Junior
Next Karate Kid
Street Fighter the Movie

1995

Batman Forever
Father of the Bride 2
Jerky Boys
Johnny Mnemonic
Tank Girl

1996

Barb Wire
Birdcage
Jack
Jingle All the Way
Swingers

1997

Batman and Robin
Father’s Day
Flubber
Jungle 2 Jungle
Titanic

1998

Avengers
Lethal Weapon 4
Lost in Space
Patch Adams
Psycho

1999

American Pie
Bicentennial Man
Ed TV
Star Wars The Phantom Menace
Wild Wild West
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Re: Retro Robot's BOTTOM 5 HOLLYWOOD FILMS 1980-1999

Unread postby Markgway » 15 Mar 2014, 10:41

Re. 80s:

7 shared choices. :thumbs:

Q - The Winged Serpent was on my shortlist, but I didn't include it simply because I never actually finished the film. I turned it off after about a half hour. Perhaps I was too hasty but it looked crap.

Police Academy was on my top 10 list! :cool:
You must really hate this series (you included Part 5 twice!) :D
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Unread postby RetroRobot » 15 Mar 2014, 13:00

Oops, like I said, quick and crude. I of course meant part 6. Could have gone with Pink Cadillac too.

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Unread postby Markgway » 16 Mar 2014, 00:04

Re. 90s choices:

Dances With Wolves
Hudson Hawk
Lethal Weapon 3
American Pie

Three of those were on my TOP lists and LW3 was on my short list!

I understand that Hudson Hawk is extremely offbeat and American Pie too crude for some tastes (normally I hate this sort of movie myself) but surprised to see Dances with Wolves and Lethal Weapon 3 (which isn't a classic like 1 & 2 but is still miles better than 4) on your shit list.

I'll complete my own 90s lists very soon.
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Unread postby RetroRobot » 16 Mar 2014, 02:44

Hudson Hawk is a debacle in my opinion. But it had potential to be at least a goofy heist comedy on par with something like Woo's Once A Thief, if they restrained themselves a little. But it just goes way over the top in almost every scene. Poorly constructed, cartoonish characters, awful performances etc.

I don't find American Pie crude at all. I find it boring and painfully unfunny. Were people supposed to laugh at peepee and weewee jokes in 1999. Ooooh, tits... how raunchy. It's not like they hadn't been doing this stuff since the 70's. And on a personal note, I wanna blow my brains out everytime I see Sean William Scott trying to be funny on screen.

Dances With Wolves I just find pretentious, culturally ignorant, waaaaaaaaaaay too long and the whole "white savior" thing was old by that time, and even older now, though they're still doing it.

Lethal Weapon 3 had none of the energy of the first two. The cast chemistry felt incredibly forced, and Joe Pesci was ten times as annoying as he was in part 2. The villains were boring, and Rene Russo's character felt shoehorned in to spice up the tired formula. But yes, nowhere near as bad as part 4.

Oh well, it's all opinion.

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Unread postby Markgway » 16 Mar 2014, 04:12

RetroRobot wrote:Hudson Hawk is debacle in my opinion. But it had potential to be at least a goofy heist comedy on par with something like Woo's Once A Thief, if they restrained themselves a little.


I definitely prefer Hudson Hawk to Once a Thief, which is middling John Woo at best. Definitely a love it or hate it kind of film; you either get its humour and eccentricity or you don't.

I don't find American Pie crude at all. I find it boring and painfully unfunny.


Fair enough. I figured most complaints were about its crudity (though I'm sure that's since been surpassed). I found it surprisingly engaging. Sure, it's an update of old hat like Porky's but the script is sharper and funnier, IMHO. Even Sean William Scott is good here. The sequels were terrible, granted.

Were people supposed to laugh at peepee and weewee jokes in 1999.


I think it was more along the lines of semen and cunnilingus jokes. :oops: ;)

Ooooh, tits... how raunchy.


Yeah, but look at those tits....

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Dances With Wolves I just find pretentious, culturally ignorant, waaaaaaaaaaay too long and the whole "white savior" thing was old by that time, and even older now, though they're still doing it.


That's not what I took from it... but OK.

Lethal Weapon 3... Joe Pesci was ten times as annoying as he was in part 2. The villains were boring...


Pesci didn't annoy me until Part 4 (but even then was less annoying than Chris Rock). Stuart Wilson did a good job as a villain without gimmicks or cartoon henchman.

Oh well, it's all opinion.


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Re: Retro Robot's BOTTOM 5 HOLLYWOOD FILMS 1980-1999

Unread postby grim_tales » 16 Mar 2014, 06:27

Lethal Weapon 3 is an enjoyable movie, I actually liked American Pie, beneath some of the crude jokes I thought it was rather sweet :oops: :)

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Re: Retro Robot's BOTTOM 5 HOLLYWOOD FILMS 1980-1999

Unread postby RetroRobot » 16 Mar 2014, 15:19

Markgway wrote:Yeah, but look at those tits....


She was cute, but fake tits does nothing for me.


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