July 10th, 2003

ronin

Far and away, the absolute worst movie I've ever seen in my life.

From a post to the SDMB asking about the movie Pink Flamingos:


I like bad movies. I actively seek out and rent bad movies for their amusement value. This evening I'm planning to rent Night of the Lepus, the giant rabbit movie that was playing on TV in The Oracle's apartment in The Matrix. And also Shark Attack 3: Megalodon!

Pink Flamingos, far and away, still holds the crown for worst movie I've ever seen. It's just so bad in every respect. Looks like it was shot with an 8mm camera, not even a camcorder. Divine is just... repulsive to look at. The singing asshole, the eating of dog crap, the snuff film wannabe scene, the rape of the lesbian prisoners. It's all so incredibly terrible. And to top it all off the film just isn't entertaining in any way. You are occasionally grossed out or offended, but mostly you are just plain bored out of your skull. The movie feels ten times longer that it should have any business being. There is no aspect I can think of in which Flamingos does not suck awfully. There is nothing even slightly redeeming about this film. If you went your whole life without seeing this film, you would have missed absolutely nothing. Hell, you might deserve a medal.

Still, I would tell you to sit through it, just once. So the next time you go to a movie with a group of friends, and it's a bomb, and someone says it's the worst movie ever... you can very certainly assure them that it still wasn't nearly as bad as Pink Flamingos.


-Ben