Poll Suggestion:Big Time Directors: Their One Oops!

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Even big time directors can have that one movie that looks like it should kill at the box office, but for some reason the public just does not cozy up to it. Most of these movies are actually good, they just aren't the directors best. What we do know is that the movies in this poll just barely missed the mark, or flat out lost site of that mark altogether.

Which good/not so good movie do you find to be the biggest "Oops" on this list?
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Breumaster

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James Cameron
'Piranha II'
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Zach Snyder 'Sucker Punch'
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Richard Attenborough
'Grey Owl'
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Piranha
Boxcar
Sucker
No on
Mauvaise



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Frank Darabont
'The Majestic'
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Grey and Majestic
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NarniaisAwesome

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Sugg: Joe Schumacher's Batman and Robin.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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:):)
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Thank you.  :)  
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And, as RiffTrax's commentary added to that, "The audience goeth!"
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Mr. Freeze was the only good thing about Batman and Robin!
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NarniaisAwesome

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You're actually right!  Alicia Silverstone was the most cringey performance to me, lol.
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Ed Jones (XLIX), as much as can't hate Batman & Robin (1997) in general, John Glover is the best part of this movie in my book. 
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Gitte Løyche

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Definitely Piranha II!
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Room for 2 More
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Depends on the nose. ;)
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Depends on the nose. ;)
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Nikolay,
Haha!  I assume by those three you're speaking of,
Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)
Santa Claus (1959)
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)  
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I guess because Santa is a "public domain" character, like King Arthur.  There's lots of terrible movies about him, too.  :)

Ed and Breu,
See what the mere mention of the Ice Cream Bunny has done!  Somehow gotten us speaking of nose picking!  The Ice Cream Bunny is working his strange and evil ways!  No one is safe!  :D
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NarniaisAwesome, yeah, exactly these three! Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny seems to be the least known of the three, likely because it was not featured on MST3K, although it was on spiritual successor, Rifftraxx... Wow, talk about unsuccesful directorial debut... Although it's possible it was an Alan Smithee situation. :)
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LOL!  The RiffTrax is really great, if you haven't seen it.  The movie is so insane.  The Producer, Barry Mahon, also previously made The Wonderful Land of Oz, which was also a RiffTrax.  It's just as bad.  :)
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Since the general agreement is that these movie "sucked", maybe it would be an interesting twist to ask which one has aged better than what its initial reception might have predicted, some aren't so bad after all and are more cult material than others... I think it's better to ask the question positively, because the assumption in your question is that these movies are bad while they just flopped (some because they're bad OK) and the poll could be an interesting occasion to have a second look at these so-called duds, what do you think?
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Was gonna add a sentence to that very effect shortly.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Shortly is over!!!

Dan if you can update the Description and Header based on ElMo's fine suggestion?

Thanks
Ed


Big Time Directors: Their One Oops!


Even big time directors can have that one movie that looks like it should kill at the box office but for some reason the public just rejects it. Sometimes the chemistry between the stars causes the movie to fail. Sometimes the director himself is to blame. Editing. Miscasting. Most of these movies are actually good, they just aren't the directors best. What we do know is that the movies in this poll just barely missed the mark or flat out lost site of that mark altogether.

Which good or not so good movie do you find to be the "Oops" on this list?


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Everybody who worked has at least one thing he or she had a rock bottom at.
No one can always be tippy toppy. If one tells you, it's a lie.
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Dan, I left out biggest!!!

Which good or not so good movie do you find to be the biggest "Oops" on this list?

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Ed,

Per your request, I updated the title of this thread and the original post.
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Thank you!
Thank you!
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Another re-write. I looked and realized I needed to remove the negativity from the description.
Sorry Dan.
Thanks
Ed

Even big time directors can have that one movie that looks like it should kill at the box office, but for some reason the public just does not cozy up to it. Most of these movies are actually good, they just aren't the directors best. What we do know is that the movies in this poll just barely missed the mark, or flat out lost site of that mark altogether.

Which good/not so good movie do you find to be the biggest "Oops" on this list?

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Ed,

Apology accepted.

Done.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Could you look at 1-5 pics and my bottom reply Dan?
Thanks
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1941 Steven Spielberg
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FYC
Cosmopolis David Cronenberg
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Joe added Knight
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Thank you, Ed
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Y-W Joe
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Despite having suggested these two movies, I really like them a lot, they just seem to be the films of these directors that the public and critics hated.
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I may add it if this poll goes live if something is getting no votes. (Cosmopolis)


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List is complete
1-5 have the best selections....I think!
Have I organized the best top 5?
Not expecting it to be put where we have discussed Dan, nor do I believe it is a proper poll for placement, but am I on the correct path in design?

Any Recommendations?
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I like Anthony Nelson Keys, Paul Lamanksy,Billy Wilder,Alfred Hitchcock, James Carreras,Terence Fisher,George Lucas.
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