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What is a tipoff that a movie will be terrible?

Asked by GeorgeGee (4925points) October 23rd, 2010

I know when I hear “A delightful comedy that’s fun for the whole family” that it’s going to be a real stinker. How about you?

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furball11's avatar

When the preview shows explosions and car chases, etc.

aprilsimnel's avatar

For me, it’s when the entire story of the picture is in the 2-minute trailer.

Thanks, Hollywood! You just saved me $12.50!

filmfann's avatar

Keanu Reeves
John Travolta
Tom Cruise
Will Ferrell
Sylvester Stallone

any movie Mick LaSalle likes.

tearsxsolitude's avatar

I totally agree with @filmfann
The only Keanu Reeves movie I enjoyed was The Replacements and I soooo can not stand all those other actors. You know who rocks though?
Jason Statham and Mark Walberg and Garrett Hedlund!

mrmijunte's avatar

When the Weinsteins are behind it. Shame on them for raping my beloved Hellraiser!

Nullo's avatar

The premise.

Trillian's avatar

If Michael Pare or Eric Roberts are listed anywhere. Or Angelina Jolie or Daryl Hannah.

weeveeship's avatar

When the trailer looks more like a car commercial than anything else.

poisonedantidote's avatar

My top 10 ways of telling a movie will be crap:

#10. A bald guy on the cover with a goatee pointing a gun.
#09. The cover shows a couple with one or both of them pulling a silly face.
#08. The cover depicts miscellaneous teenagers on a white backdrop with big red letters.
#07. The story is about a police officer and a dog.
#06. The cover shows a big computer generated monster fighting or destroying something.
#05. The cover shows the outside of a spooky looking house.
#04. The cover is littered with sexy girls who’s only purpose is to be sexy.

… and the top 3 ways of knowing a movie will be crap are:

#03. The protagonist used to be a normal guy until something weird happened to him.
#02. The movie is based off of a popular video game.
#01. The main selling point of the movie is that the movie is in 3D.

Berserker's avatar

Based on a true story lol.

Yeah I take that back. TCM is the shit, I just don’t like how some movies become so popular due to people being so damn gullible.

ucme's avatar

Two words, Chick Flick!

Austinlad's avatar

When the critics and your best friend won’t stop raving about it.

JilltheTooth's avatar

When the release keeps being delayed and the main actors keep being changed before release.

GeorgeGee's avatar

@JilltheTooth What? How could Kevin Costner ever be replaced? :D

Blondesjon's avatar

It stars Jennifer Lopez.

The word “romp” is used in the description.

All of the critic blurbs are from the same reviewer working at some third rate, small market radio station.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

When it’s a sequel, and the original’s star(s) won’t touch it with a ten-foot pole.

weeveeship's avatar

When it is a sequel to a cartoon.

Can’t think of any that were good. Some were mediocre while others were downright horrible
Wait: Exception is Toy Story 3. I think that Toy Story 2 was only mediocre, though.

El_Cadejo's avatar

If I see the trailer on pretty much every commercial break, thats usually a good tip off that its going to blow.

Half the time I look forward to the release of these movies just so I can stop seeing the fucking trailer.

janbb's avatar

Anything with “2” in the title.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Toy Story 2 was fuckin awesome…

janbb's avatar

@uberbatman Exception that proves the rule?

El_Cadejo's avatar

fair enough :P

Blondesjon's avatar

Evil Dead 2 was also the best of the bunch.

janbb's avatar

Jeez guys, lighten up. It’s Sunday night for fuck’s sake.

El_Cadejo's avatar


weeveeship's avatar

godfather 2!

aprilsimnel's avatar

Is Pauly Shore in the cast? That’s usually a huge honkin’ clue.

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