Johnny Depp is one of my favorite actors, from the time I saw him on 21 Jump Street to Lone Ranger (Yes, I liked the movie despite it being universally panned by critics and fans alike), I've always loved his work -- Loved Edward Scissorhands, Loved Pirate of the Caribbean, Loved Sweeney Todd, but I remember watching one of his earlier works, under the radar movie, that I thought was one of his best movies ever called "Ed Wood". Ed Wood was about an ambitious film maker, who loved making films and despite not having the talent, his relentless drive to follow his dream of making movies was admirable. From this movie, it featured his "prime" movie. I watched what was considered the worst movie ever made, "Plan 9 From Outer Space.
"Plan 9 From Outer Space" was so bad it was laughable. The movie was considered a horror movie, but it was unintentionally funny because of it's many visual gaffes, lapse in time, and just laughable dialogue...from the opening monologue by a guy name "Criswell", which didn't fit into the movie at all "Future events such as these will effect you in the future" Laughable. A few days ago, I watched the movie on Youtube, and watched it...damn it was funny....I actually bought the DVD awhile back.
So in honor of this masterpiece of horrific piece of film making, I'm going to give you the 3 worst movies I've ever watched (1:30 Hrs or 2 hrs of my life I can never get back):
THE HOST (2013): Laughable dialogue, ridiculous storylines, terrible acting combined made it 2 hours of my life I couldn't get back. Very surprising coming from the author of the Twilight Series. I remember sitting in the theather and turning to my wife several times stating how stupid his movie was. It was so melodramatic when it didn't need to be. The Host was trying to much to be emotional, that they didn't take any time to develop the story. Movies are supposed to move you emotionally, not move you closer to the exits. I don't know, people with blue eyes as enemies just wasn't believable.
SECOND SIGHT (1989): Growing up a huge fan of the television series, Perfect Strangers, I was looking forward to watching this movie, even though I knew it would be stupid. Anytime you have a pyshic in a comedic role, good things aren't bound happen, but hey, it's Balki Bartokomous, it's got to be funny. I remember watching it and not laughing one bit. If a movie is supposed to be a comedy, but you aren't laughing, it's probably not going to be any good. I kept watching for Cousin Larry to make an appearance so I can see the "Dance of Joy" Alas I saw was Bronson Pinchot bumbling around shaking like a madmen whenever he had a premonition...Awful!
MANNEQUIN 2 (1991): The First Mannequin starting Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattral (Pre Samantha Sex in the City days) was one of the most underrated movies of it's time. I watched this movie many times because it seems to always be on in the afternoon weekday HBO slot, and I thought it was funny. Then they made the sequel...and it was terrible. First of all, if you can't get the original cast together to do a sequel, it probably won't be as good as the original. I remember seeing it and how disappointed I was. They made no reference to the original, and the acting was god awful. I hate when studios decided to make sequels to movies that don't really need too just to make a buck. Some movies are timeless, the original Mannequin, was just that...don't ruin it.
There are lot of bad movies out there, but those are my top 3 worst of all time. Nothing can beat the laughable, but timeless Plan 9 From Outer Space. Wish that movie was on Netflix right now...really need to get my fix.. :)