Have you ever watched a movie you swore you would never watch again?

@eileenleyva (13388)
Philippines
March 5, 2011 2:38pm CST
I have so many movie discs in my bedroom, and sometimes, I have the urge to watch the old films. Yesterday, I took one disc and said that I can't remember the plot anymore. My daughter commented and said Isn't that the movie you don't want to watch anymore? I believe I really said that when I first watched the film years back. But I couldn't remember the storyline. So I put it on and found myself very much interested..... My daughter was amused, watching me, figuring out why I was glued to something I didn't like before. And when the movie ended, I sighed rather loudly, Gosh! it got me again! I will never watch that movie again! My daughter asked what was wrong. I said the ending did not suit my creed. The protagonist died. And evil triumphed over good! And my daughter said Ma, it's just a movie!
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22 responses
• Pamplona, Spain
5 Mar 11
Hiya eileen, Movies like that I thought I would love to see and watched right till the end yes. Then I did not like the ending. "Last Of The Mohicans" is one I love to watch till they start killing each other off. Also that so handsome Son of Chingachgook fell over the edge of the Cliff because of that awful Magua and the other Daughter of the Captain as well. Did not like that at all. Same happens to me with "Last Of The Samurai" I want them all to live and they all go and die off on me. It might only be a Movie but you want it to have a great ending like the "Titanic" you want all those People left in the bottom of the Boat to get saved as well. I know what you mean.
@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
The Last Samurai and Titanic are based on true stories. Tragic though the endings may be, these movies, because they are so well crafted, leave us intellectually satisfied, as if we learned something essential from the past.
@polaris77 (2030)
• Bacau, Romania
5 Mar 11
Yes,there are some movies I said I would never watch again,and I think I will keep the promise I made to myself;the last movie that entered on my list is 'tHE Human Centipede.'Even if I like watchng horror movies from time to time,that was too much for me.and I still wonder if the director and the producer of that movie are insane or not.Of course,there are other movies I would never watch again.
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• Philippines
6 Mar 11
Oh, I haven't watched this movie, but I have seen just now the trailer. Gosh, it was very sick, and disgusting! But I sill want to watch it though, *winks* ;) Thanks for sharing the movie, I have the thought of downloading it. :D
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7 Mar 11
It wasn't as horrific as everybody portrayed it to be, but I have no ambitions to ever watch it again simply because it was a bad film that used shock value ti attract viewers. Films that I would never even watch once are the "Movie" Movies. You know, those garbage Scary Movie and Disaster Movie ones. Awful, awful films that leave me wondering what kind of idiot actually pays to watch this trash.
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
I am not for horror movies either. I also consider them under trash films. There are scary movies that are really good, like Sleepy Hollow, or Something Wicked This Way Comes... The Horror movies leave me horrified!
• United States
5 Mar 11
Yes, lol but not because I'd forgotten why I hated it. I absolutely hate the movie "2001 A Space Odyssey", and I vowed never to watch it again after the first time I saw it. And yet I've seen it twice. lol The deal was that I had no idea what I was getting into the first time. I was watching it by myself and I think I was 13. I'd been watching lots of old science fiction movies and enjoying them. I knew 2001 was a classic, so I decided to give it a go. I decided that I throughly hated it about halfway through, but I went ahead and watched to the end to see if things got any better. They didn't. Therefore, 2001 A Space Odyssey turned into my main I-hated-that-movie-rant. You've probably heart people deliver that rant, and delivered a few yourself. On one such rant, years later, a friend of mine wasn't convinced it was that bad. So we actually sat down to watch it together. We watched it all the way through to the end. I still hated it, and while she didn't totally agree she understood my point. lol I can't even guarantee I'll never watch it again because I've already had to sit through pieces of it in film class and listen to rants about how much of a timeless classic it is (I don't get it. That's all I can say about that!)... so I'll probably be required to watch it again or be forced by film geek friends who think it is a classic. Oh well.
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
2001 Space Odyssey was probably filmed in the 80's, and back then, high technology was having a betamax unit in your home. Ha ha, I could imagine how you must feel. My daughters are also peeved by the slow tech craft. I can't even get them to watch old 007 films. Don't worry ally, in time you will be able to appreciate the things from which all the tekie stuff we enjoy now originated. When I was little, reaching the moon was just a dream. Now we can peek through the vastness of the universe...
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• United States
8 Mar 11
Well like I said in my first post... at the time I watched 2001 A Space Odyssey, I'd been on an old science fiction movie marathon. And I actually ENJOYED a number of them like When Worlds Collide, War of the Worlds, Forbidden Planet, and Them. And for all of them the special effects were groundbreaking at the time and just plain stupid looking now. (This was during and way before the high technology point of the Betamax.) But I enjoyed them anyway, because of the stories, the heart, the characters... 2001 A Space Odyssey was painfully slow, very confusing, and those singing monoliths make my ears bleed every time! I have no aversion to old movies... I love quite a number of them! (I should probably mention that we still have a working beta player at our house. Does that blow your mind? lol) And I have no aversion to lame special effects... I also watch and enjoy loads of low-budget independent films which do not have the shiniest effects known to filmmaking. I have a very different beef with 2001 A Space Odyssey. Don't think I'll ever "appreciate" it as a movie. I can certainly appreciate today's advancement of technology just fine without it.
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@GardenGerty (112390)
• United States
5 Mar 11
I have seen movies like that. Movies that are wonderful, up until the end and you end up so disillusioned. I am even more prone to finding books like that. I really like to be entertained in a positive manner, so I prefer happy endings and right endings.
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
That is also my primary purpose for watching movies - to be entertained and to feel good. I also do not want my heart going on a cardiac arrest because of some silly, horrible movie.
@se7enthbird (8325)
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
there are a lot of movies that my brother wanted me to watch so i just give in.. but some of the movies he wanted to watch are not the type of movies i like. har har har your daughter is correct its just a movie... but sometimes specially when you paid for it in the theater and after that it was not that good movie... its not really cool at all. its not money's worth. i can not remember any title right now... or maybe those movies are not really worth remembering har har har. have a great weekend.
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
We only watch blockbusters in the theaters. The so-so films, we wait for the discs and watch at home. But hey, you are one good brother. I cannot indulge anyone watching some movie I am not interested in.
• Philippines
9 Mar 11
thanks, how kind of you to say that, but if you have a sibling who lives abroad that you only see every 5 years i know you yourself will give in too just to be with him, or if he sends you this dvd im sure you will watch it so when he ask what can you say about the film there is something you can say.... but i guess i can say i am a good one for doing that. my wife does not want to watch movies even her sister send it to her if she dont like it har har har.
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
10 Mar 11
You are so funny! And yes ,u r a terrific kapatid!
• United States
6 Mar 11
Too many times. There are a lot of films, that when I saw them once, I swore up and down that I would never see them again. One of them was "Date Movie", saw that film once, and I never wanted to see it again.
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
Yes, watching films is a gamble. That is why I also confine my viewing to stellar productions. Thing is, I am still psyching myself to watch Black Swan even if the reviews are good.
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• United States
9 Mar 11
I heard was a good movie as well, but many of my friends came out of the theater after watching that movie feeling self conscious about their bodies.
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@send2noel (140)
• Saudi Arabia
6 Mar 11
too many low budgeted movies suck! i've seen quite a few and even with famous actors which i would normally rate - junkies!
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
Good actors were recognized for their intelligence and talent. Many started with junk stuff, too.
• Saudi Arabia
9 Mar 11
u r right. before they became famous, they were into small roles or at times, as mentioned during the last oscars, some has to show some skin to be noticed (not exactly how it was said). a good fine actor will always shine in his performance no matter how small or significant his role is.
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@warvial (1154)
• Singapore
6 Mar 11
I often encountered that. But for me, they really are films that you shouldn't ever touch it again. I remember one of them is Devil's Reject. I got duped into thinking it has anything to do with the supernatural but it's wasn't (I know, I shouldn't have trust the title) Nowadays, I tend to go back to the old films despite their sudden cut off ending but they just seems better than nowadays film (which tries to squeeze a tons of things, from linking story plots to having special effects and then wrapping things up nicely at the end).
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
That is the reason why I watch movies again, I see some stuff that I did not notice on first viewing. Somehow, watching the flicks a second time makes it better...
@warvial (1154)
• Singapore
10 Mar 11
That is so right! When I re-watch old films, regardless of how many times I re-watch it, I am always surprised to see some scene which I don't even know it was there.
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
6 Mar 11
I think I said that for the movie "Be Cool". I remember hating it so much and I fell asleep when I watched it and this was in the theaters! I've never done that to anything else. But now, I don't know why I hated it so much, so I may just watch it again to find out why! Hahha.
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
The movie experience wasn't so cool, huh, but of course we discover that sometimes, we could accept things as they are...
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
8 Mar 11
And we may have changed since then to actually like it now.
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@alaskanray (4642)
• United States
5 Mar 11
LOL...what I want to know is, if you never want to watch it again, why is it still in your collection? I resell mine on half.com as soon as I decide they don't rate a place in my collection. I only keep movies in my collection that I can watch over and over again and still want to watch some more. Those are few and far between. The last movie I remember watching that I subsequently banned from my home was the Hunchback of Notre Dame (the Disney version). I found it very disturbing, especially given the demographic that it was marketed to. I think it was highly inappropriate. Of course, there are many other films that are not allowed in my home but that was supposed to be a children's film and it was far too mature for any child to watch, in my opinion.
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
The Disney version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame is almost, I believe, as faithful to Victor Hugo's classic novel. Actually, I think the animation is even helpful, as children is introduced to a part of past when such cruelty, power play, maltreatment of people severely deformed, prejudice towards gypsies, all these and more, intermingle with kindness and love and hope.
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• United States
9 Mar 11
The scene that bothered me was the priest's song when the image of the gypsy leapt out of the fire and danced seductively. I'm sorry, but such a suggestive scene did not belong in a children's movie. My sister and her hubby had a problem with the leaping from the towers and the thought that it could encourage children to try it at home. I found the whole story highly inappropriate for children.
@dorannmwin (36665)
• United States
8 Mar 11
There have been some movies that I've watched that I know that I will never watch again. The most recent movie that I can think of that falls into this category is Blue Valentine. I went over to my friend's house and watched this movie with her and I absolutely hated the movie. The reason that I didn't like the movie was because of the fact that the plot was so very confusing to me. There are other movies that I am not fond of the ending, but that doesn't typically turn me off to a movie.
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@maczolo (16)
• Tanzania
6 Mar 11
yeah it happens sometime because your may find out you have alot of movies in your place. you keep watching every day at the end you find you dont have any new movie to watch, then it motivates to watch old movie that you had no plan to watch
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
9 Mar 11
Yup. That's the scenario usually. And I always hear the word Gotcha! during the credits...
• Mexico
6 Mar 11
Hi eileen leyva: It has happened to me, specially when I was a little kid and I don't know why but I always end watching horror films. I find them disgusting and I also had nightmares. I said to me, I'll never watch these movies again but somehow I usually watch them with my brother and my cousin. Maybe I was trying to proove that I was brave. ALVARO
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
9 Mar 11
You are brave, as I am. Those horror movies just make freaks out of us!
@Elixiress (3891)
6 Mar 11
As a general rule I only watch a movie once, I do not enjoy knowing what is going to happen so it is pointless to watch a movie over and over again. One film that I saw that I thought was rubbish was the Paranormal Activity. My sister wanted to watch it one evening, so I watched it as there was nothing else to do and I seriously wish I hadn't.
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
9 Mar 11
Paranormal is actually the "in thing" these past few years. I think the film industry had saturated the vampire and werewolf stories. But paranormal is something on the supernatural and movie scriptwriters should truly make an extensive research so they could come up with good, believable plots.
• Oman
6 Mar 11
Yes I did! It's PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. Imagine to never sleep soundly and comfortably for two weeks after watching it! It scared me a lot and it even appears in my dreams. I find it absurd since it tends someone to entertain the devil. This is how I find it. Yours might be different (or even the same) when you watch it for yourself.
@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
And my neighbor told me that Child's Play kept her scaredy stiff for two months!
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
The last movie I vowed to never watch again was "Quarantine". It's such an ugly movie. hahaha, also the "Paranormal Activity 2" because it did not gave me chills unlike the first one. So far, those are what I remember for now. ;)
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
Really, but I do not even know such movies exist...
@jennbart (1332)
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
yeah! I wont watch any sarah geronimo movies anymore. so sickeningly " sweeet" so sweet I want to gag. I was forced to watched that with a friend and I didnt like it very much.
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
It has nothing to do with being unpatriotic, but you will never get me to line up for Filipino films in theaters. But I do watch some when they air these movies on television a decade later. Is Sarah an actress? I thought she was a singer!
@thatgirl13 (7306)
• South Korea
6 Mar 11
Well i'm a really scaredy person so each time i watch horror movies, i swear to never watch such movies again. But yes i end up watching it and making another empty promise again.
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
A film freak frailty, don't worry, you are not alone!
@zills66 (1421)
• Saudi Arabia
6 Mar 11
those movies that were made during the 70's or 80's while the massacre flicks were still in are the ones i like least and swore i would never watch them again. those movies i think are only good in one viewing and that's all.
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
Massacre movies are also no-no for me. But there were really good movies in those decades, such as Jaws and Poltergeist. Na nana na na na na na na... wow, I can't help but hum...
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
Yes as a matter of fact I have. It was a rather scary Japanese horror film. The first time I watched it I got all psyched up and I can't sleep. There's someting about watching horror films during night time that really scares me. It feels like the ghosts are there in the dark corner of the house. It was the movie The Grudge. I swore never to watch it again cause it's very scary. But I did watch it again some time when my brothers wanted to. I didn't have the same reaction. I just smiled while looking at their faces while they watched. I already knew what to expect of the film so I wasn't startled anymore.
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@eileenleyva (13388)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
As we watch the scary films we love on Halloween night! We never fail to feel afraid even if we already know the story by heart!