We all have them. Books we couldn’t read to the end, television series we quit watching partway through a season and movies we just can’t watch to the end. I watch a lot of movies and I make every effort, no matter how bad the movie is, to watch it all the way through. No. Matter. How. Bad. It. Is! I love bad movies. I especially love really bad movies. However, there are a few I cannot, no matter how hard I try, finish watching.
I also want to make it clear that I’m not slagging the makers of these movies. I’m sure when they were making the movie, that they had a hit on their hands. I love movie makers who are so incredibly dedicated to their craft that they see it through to the end. It’s why I love Ed Wood Jr. so much. I find movie makers like this inspiring. It’s just… some movies are just not watchable. At least the ones I talk about below, are not watchable for me. If you loved them, kudos. We all have different tastes.
Chai Lai is a 2006 Thai action film about five female top-secret crimefighters. The movie is a Thai knock off of Charlie’s Angels. I love knock off movies made by other countries. I love seeing their take on the movie. It’s why we show so many Turkish knock-off movies at Killer B Cinema. This one though…. oh boy. It was not good. At one point I asked my husband how much time was left, I thought we must be getting towards the end, and when he said 43 minutes, I told him, I was out. I was so hopeful for this one. It had action and cheese. I love cheese. The biggest issue was it was impossible to follow. Even if it’s a horrible movie, there needs to be something that helps you follow along. Anything! I can make it through a Neil Breen movie and those never make sense, so it says a lot that I couldn’t make it through this one!
The trailer to the movie honestly makes it look like an awesome movie… don’t be fooled by the trailer.
The Wild Women of Wongo (1958) Someone… actually recommended this one to me. They thought since it was so bad, I’d enjoy it. Well, they were right, it’s bad. So bad I was twenty minutes in and stopped watching it. The other night my husband saw it on YouTube and thought it looked fun and as soon as he started watching it, I picked up my phone and started scrolling through Instagram and explained why I wasn’t going to watch it again. That’s usually the sign that I’ve checked out of a movie. He lasted maybe ten minutes. In case you want to give it a try yourself, I’ve posted the full movie below.
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968) I really, really wanted to like this movie! It stars Mamie Van Doren. I love Mamie Van Doren. It’s also a Roger Corman Production and Roger is another of my favourite filmmakers. Sadly, it was another movie that I lasted about twenty minutes. To be completely honest though, I may not have been in the right frame of mind the day I tried to watch it and I am willing to give this one another try. If I do, I will report back.
Those are three of the recent movies that I couldn’t get through. What movie have you watched that you couldn’t watch to the end?
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Thanks to fast-forward I can get through most movies 🙂 I rarely watch an entire movie in one sitting anymore so I have watched 25 min at a time of some films that I would never has sat through at one go – i.e. The Godfather, Birdman, All That Jazz –