Skip to comments.The Worst Movie Ever? Stars Shun 'Movie 43' And Critics Fume Over Gross-Out Comedy
Posted on 01/25/2013 1:41:42 PM PST by SMGFan
Seen those posters on the tube for 'Movie 43', seen its all-star cast? Wondered why aside from those posters that proclaim it hilarious and show us the incredible cast, you haven't heard hide nor hair of it?
Well wonder no more, because the film has been released, and immediately nearly everyone who's seen it is kicking up a stink.
The film consists of various short movies, acted out by its A-List stars, with a tendency towards gross-out humour as is to be expected with Peter Farrelly involved in direction.
The amazing cast includes Hugh Jackman, Gerard Butler, Richard Gere, Jason Sudeikis, Liev Schreiber, Seth McFarlane, Kate Winslet, Kate Bosworth, Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Emma Stone, Uma Thurman and Anna Faris, but the movie hasn't been press screened, nor promoted and its apparently with very good reason.
Lou Lummenik for The New York Post wrote: "Well, if you mashed-up the worst parts of the infamous 'Howard the Duck,' 'Gigli, 'Ishtar' and every other awful movie Ive seen since I started reviewing professionally in 1981, it wouldnt begin to approach the sheer soul-sucking badness of the cringe-inducing 'Movie 43,' which has been dumped on an unsuspecting public without advance press screenings."
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Maybe it will be one of those “so bad that it’s good” things....?
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I assume Mark Worgan, the writer of this piece, meant to
Sounds like Obama needs to throw a party for the movie and its stars in the White House. Press not invited.
The modern age of spoof is depressing. They don’t spoof anymore, they just refer, actually making a joke apparently takes too much time, but putting together scenes everyone will recognize from movie trailers is somehow supposed t obe funny. It’s all the Wayans brothers’ fault, they started it with Scary Movie. Mel Brooks needs to hold a symposium before he dies, how to spoof.
this guy obviously never saw ‘plan 9 from outer space’
“I’d call it, The Aristocrats.”
I’ve actually seen a few television ads for this film. I could tell from those that the film would be an absolute stinker.
I will see “Parker” this weekend and will post a review.
Were Airplane and The Naked Gun really that much better?
I don't know if Scary Movie was that awful, but all the sequels were pretty bad.
I blame Family Guy. The whole idea that you don't have a joke or comic situation that fits into the plot but just drag in some non sequitur, some off-the wall comment or scene that has nothing to do with story. It makes a show like 30 Rock unwatchable (assuming it would be watchable otherwise).
There are clips and trailers online for it...watched a couple....it stinks!
nothing can be worse than the standard adam sandler movie.
“invent unbelievable character with impossible diction. make same humor. overcome absurd obstacle. get girl”
waterboy, little niki, billy madison, don’t mess with zohan, etc, etc.
It sounds like they’ve done nothing more than rip off “Kentucky Fried Movie,” or John Landis’ hilarious “Amazon Women on the Moon,” but added “A list” actors.
I have to admit I might check it out once it gets released for free viewing on Amazon Prime, but it does sound like something of a stinker.
It’s been in the can for a long time, and a lot of marketing money has been spent trying to figure out what to do with it, to no avail. So now they’re dumping it out.
“The amazing cast includes “ ... no actor I have any regard for.
Airplane was, that’s one of the funniest movies ever made. Naked Gun was OK. Scary Movie wasn’t awful, but it provided the blueprint for the awful that has come. At least Family Guy is trying to be funny, non-sequitor humor can work, the classic WB cartoons are filled with it. But these current spoofs have devolved to “you will recognize this scene, so laugh dammit”, might as well just be a guy holding up pictures.
When I saw the trailer on TV, my first thought was that this was a remake of "Payback" with Mel Gibson and Mariaa Bello. It was a good, fun, "rootin' for the bad-guy" sort of movie," movie... Gibson's character, "Porter," was a serious bad guy, but he had been done wrong by other "bad guys," and just wanted to set things right. Of course, that took a lot of killing...
I'd like to hear how "Parker" is, and if you haven't seen it, afterwards be sure to check out "Payback."
Was it as bad as SONG OF NORWAY?
Fans of 2 1/2 men are sure to like this film.
****.. Over Gross-Out Comedy***
Was it as good/bad as DEAD ALIVE (BRAINDEAD)? I liked this one!
The thing is, "Airplane" was the first of it's kind, really sort of ground-breaking, and personally, I think it's the best. The problem was that they kept on doing them (and the Naked Gun movies), and while the first one was incredibly funny, they really were stretching for material on the sequels.
But I still think "Airplane" was a classic, and today I'll still watch it, mostly because I can repeat all the lines of dialog.
Sometimes I think it’s broader than just that (in terms of spoofs). It’s the way almost all dialogue tends to have underlying quirky subtexts nowadays. Innuendos, sarcasm, alternate meanings, etc. The whole culture is awash in this. It’s one of the reasons I love to sit back and watch older movies and shows, where everything seems so straight-forward and “no nonsense.” Unpretentious. Reflective more of an adult world that just didn’t abide by such coy self-consciousness.
I always stay away from “gross out” movies, stupid is not funny to me.
I actually think there’s a lot more quirky subtext in older stuff, especially when the Hayes Code was in place. I think the big difference now is that the quirky subtext isn’t nearly as sub, they really want to make sure you notice how subtle and quirky they are. In the old days they were trying to sneak stuff past censors and studio heads so it was a lot more subtle.
Nothing today, either in the theaters or on TV can compare to the comedies (with some BRILLIANT spoofs) from years past. Watching some of the sketches from Johnny Carson (Jack Webb & the Copper Clapper Caper) or nearly anything from The Carol Burnett Show has any equal today.
Lots of competition for “worst movie ever”
I’m pretty well-versed in pre-code fare (heck, I’ve seen every Wheeler and Woolsey movie, for example... and a film of theirs like “So This is Africa” is indeed brimming with innuendos and endless other cultural references... very akin to the modern spoof genre).
I’m getting at something beyond that, in terms of all dialogue, spread throughout every genre. It might even be related to the aspect of over-direction in films, in which so many filmmaking techniques are overused, bringing a self-conscious attention to themselves.
It is from the same series written by Richard Stark.
There is a movie from the 1950s with Linda Darnell and Dana Andrews, from which the movie Airplane derived much of its plot. The original movie, Zero Hour, was a serious movie, but when you watch it after watching Airplane, it is hilarious. The ground crew head guy even said, “I picked a bad time to quit smoking.” I caught it on TCM sometime last year, and wish it would come on again.
Airplane! was a spoof of “Zero Hour”.
They had something that today is a lost art, Subtlety.
Amen to that, brother. Seth McFarlane is a 1 man wrecking crew of the Chritian American character. The under-30 crowd grew up watching his sewage and consider it the norm because they don't have anything else to compare with it. The world will be a better place when he departs it, but to quote Shakespeare's Mark Antony from Julius Caesar, "The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.
In McFarlane's case, his evil will continue to spread via syndication.
“Its all the Wayans brothers fault, they started it with Scary Movie.”
I don’t know what went wrong with the Wayans. They knew how to make a good spoof when they make “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka!”, but they’ve lost it. Even the first Scary Movie was alright. I guess when they figured they could churn them out every year as a never-ending franchise and make big bucks, they just got lazy.
Yeah they were so funny in the early days. In Living Color, Sucka (still one of my all time favorites). Somewhere in the 90s they just lost the funny.
“a remake of “Payback””
I haven’t seen the previews for this new film, but I thought you might like to know that Payback was itself a remake of Point Blank, so the new film could be based on that one instead.
The USC film school mentality (have a technique, make sure everybody knows it) has certainly done some bad stuff. So many movies now you can tell exactly who directed in the first 30 seconds of trailer. Interesting you bring that up today, last night I watched an interview with Robert Wise, and he mentioned how he was often criticized for not having a discernible style and his answer was “I use the style that’s correct for the movie”, which is why he directed some of almost everybody’s favorite movies and nobody knows it.
modern Hollyweird is where:
creativity equals - using dialogue that has more foul language per minute
creativity equals - using foul language dialogue that is more foul than before
creativity equals - using more foul language for the sake of using more foul language, period
creativity equals - leave nothing of violence to the imagination - more blood, more guts, more souless truly evil charaters commiting horrendous violent acts
creativity eqauls - showing horrendous and detailed bloody violence for the sake of showing horrendous detailed bloody violence
creativity equals - leave nothing related to sexual intimacy to the imagination - more full frontal nudity equals greater creativity; more detailed up-close viewing of initimate sexual acts equals greater creativity; increasing how many characters in a script are involved in sexual intimacy, on screen, equals greater creativity - in essence, anything that constitutes more “sex” equals greater creativity
creativity equals - more “sex” for the sake of more “sex”
creativity equals - increasingly rob childhood of it’s innocence more by continually putting more sexually suggestive language into movies marketed to children and putting more sexually suggestive language into more child characters in all movies, and continually lowering the ages of child characters who demonstrate an interest in or an intimate knowledge of adult sexual intimacy
creativity equals - more “sex” for more kids
[add your own additions of the obvious ways in which Hollyweird substitutes the coarsening of society for the creativity it does not have]
Hollyweird has morphed the idea that “free speech” meant that certain things COULD BE SHOWN on occasion, to the socially demeaning idea that EVERYTHING MUST BE SHOWN all the time, everywhere and in everywhere possible; that just because free speech makes it POSSIBLE, that means it is NEVER to be left out, and NOT LEAVING IT OUT is what MUST BE DONE.
Hollyweird celebrates the likes of Quentin Tarantino, and the Hollyweird community ranks him as one of their top directors - he, a man who writes and directs movies from the mindset of a violent sexed-up raunchy 13 year old boy (a phase the adult Tarantino never mentally grew out of).
We’re not the only ones who are taking hits in this economy. I’ve seen semi-retired actors, big name actors, doing commercials, tv, lousy movies in an ever increasing rate for the last four years. And yet, they continue to rally around the narcicist in the White House as they sell of their expensive cars, properties, etc.... I don’t get it.
“Id call it, The Aristocrats.”
Now that’s funny.
I loved Kentucky Fried Movie. Another good one that came out around the same time was Groove Tube. Some funny stuff.
Some other movies the critics really hated, but the public liked:
The Passion of the Christ (49% rating)($612m box office)
The Last Airbender (6% rating)($132m box office)
Patch Adams (23% rating)($135m)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (19% rating)($131m)
My money for worst film ever is Scott Baio in Zapped. Pink Flamingos starring that great thespian Divine comes in close second.
Nobody emotes like Statham....
Watch any “ROAD” movie by Hope and Crosby or any Martin and Lewis movie and you will see real subtle comedy.