Sharing my troubles

I would like to share some of my troubles. Here is a list of some of the worst films I've seen:

2 fast 2 furious
Alone in the Dark
House of the Dead
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

When I look at this list, I ask myself why it is I watched these to begin with. It's interesting to note that 3 films out of the 6 listed above are from Uwe Boll. He started off as a pain to me, because I seriously thought Paul W.S. Anderson to be one of the worst directors available at the time who solely concetrated on turning video games into films (and created 2 science fiction films of poor quality). Boll stepped into the picture and truely outshined Anderson's incompetence to my great sadness. What attracted me to Boll's...ummm...work is the fact that it's so bad, one can't help but not take it seriously. It's feels as if it was done on purpose and although these movies are terrible, they sort of hold a place in my heart. It's as if watching these make me realize how much better the world is compared them. Anderson's work is simply frustrating and irritating, whereas Boll's work gives a good laugh and raises questions afterwards: If this had been handled by a more competent team, how would it have turned out? Essentially the answer is always the same, it would still have been crap given the fact the source material, script, is terrible to begin with. Nonetheless, Boll's work gives way to my imagination, picturing how things could be done better. Anderson simply leaves me frustrated and insulted.

The other three are simply horrible films. Ultraviolet strikes me as perticularly bad. There is a scene in the film where Milla Jovovich's character Violet tells a boy she doesn't care if he dies as long as he isn't in her way. The following scene, she grabs him by the arm, pulls him in closer and tells him how horrible it is that the people who are after them both would want to kill the young man and that she isn't going to let that happen. This is, of course, following an horribly thought out scene where she walks on a rooftop and fights a band of triad-vampires that surrounds her. She then utilizes the fact that the circle makes them actually shoot each other if they are to fire at her. The writer really thought triad-vampires would be stupid enough to do this, and I thought the writer was stupid enough to write such a plot element.

2 fast 2 furious is by far one of the worst. I almost felt as if I was watching a bad blaxploitation film which insulted black people. Truly some of the worst dialogue and action pieces put together on celluloid in a long time coming. This is, of course, accompanied by horrendus acting and ludicrous (pun or no pun?) plot development.

Lara Croft's second entry into cinema marked my first walk-away-from film. It was purchased by my sister and sat on the shelf for a while. I, at the time, had a policy of watching any film that was purchased and added to the overall collection. So one late night, I sat down and watched it. I got about 30 minutes into it when I turned it off not to be touched again for another couple of months. I eventually finished the film, and I'd rather not discuss the experience any further.


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