Wednesday, January 15, 2014

WORST MOVIE TITLES: S ???




And it seems to be the title was initially even stranger. What are you candidates? (Hat tip to my friend Anthony for suggesting this)

20 comments:

Todd Mason said...

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. STAR WARS. Yes, really. Albeit the sequels/prequels have managed to outdo them.

Todd Mason said...

And that one was "dollars"...$

As opposed to SSSSSS, the snake-monster film...

Bill Crider said...

I think Quigley Down Under was a terrible title for a good movie.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

QUANTUM OF SOLACE and the very banal I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER.

Todd Mason said...

A VIEW TO A KILL might still be the most awkward Bond title by me. Though THUNDERBALL is the most ineptly salacious.

pattinase (abbott) said...

My friend suggested SORCEROR, which he said had nothing to do with the movie. I haven't seen it and can't say. But I can see how Sorceror can be a metaphor for almost anything.
A lot of bad Bond titles, yes.

Todd Mason said...

SORCEROR, as you probably know, is a remake of THE WAGES OF FEAR...I haven't seen the later film yet, but I doubt the remake could match the brilliant beginning and long slide to the forced, pseudo-profound ending of WAGES.

John said...

You missed an S in that title, Todd. Someone I knew once told me when he was a kid watching that movie on TV the announcer repeatedly said, "We now return to The Seven Esses.

BTW, this is a repeat topic. I had a strong sense of déjà vu about this and I was right. Here's the post from last year.

Kelly Robinson said...

xXx was a pretty stupid name for something that was an action movie and not a porn flick.

Anonymous said...

The Long Kiss Goodnight (Geena Davis & Samuel L. Jackson)

I can never remember the name of it and have to keep looking it up. It can't have helped find an audience.

Otherwise, all those romantic comedies with Jennifer/Kate/Katherine/whoever have titles as forgettable as the movies themselves.

Also, two awful titles (though one of the movies was not awful) of Diane Keaton movies: Something's Gotta Give and Because I Said So.

Oh yeah, wasn't there a Warren Beatty-Dustin Hoffman movie, Bill?

Jeff M.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I thought when my pal suggested it to me it seemed familiar. Well, after 7 years of this blog, I bet I have done it at least twice. And will probably do it again.
Those romance titles are impossible to remember. They might as well call them the Jennifer Aniston and Whoever film.

Al Tucher said...

SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE, definitely. Also, I LOVE YOU TO DEATH, a hilarious comedy with a great cast and a horrible title.

pattinase (abbott) said...

It seems very hard to pick a good title when you think about it. Maybe good titles would be a more fun topic. Next week

David Cranmer said...

I'm with Bill on Quigley and Todd on Sssssss. How many S's was that anyway? And I would like to add Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Wow. Never heard of that one.

George said...

SNAKES ON A PLANE

Todd Mason said...

Well, I remembered this was a repeat as well, but was too lazy, unlike John, to go look. I think I cited new responses.

Some of these bad titles are bad titles to a point, though...I suppose RAIDERS was, too, but not sufficiently.

BALLISTIC: ECKS VERSUS SEVER was perhaps one of the most typo-prone titles ever (for a trivial film that coasted on the charm of the principals)(I still liked it better than many explosion films), after SSSSSSS (though I suspect that announcer has kept the number memory fresh for John and others for quite a few years now).

Todd Mason said...

xXx is pretty impressively inane as a title, too.

I think we did good titles at about the same time, before...

THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT is a bit cute (a Shane Black trademark), but as a tribute to THE LONG GOODBYE as well as revisionist explosion movie I like, I'll take it. (Charly Baltimore has been sleeping, doncha know.)

Cap'n Bob said...

Leonard Part 6. Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Great one Patti - sorry to be late to the party. "Sorcerer" is actually the name of the truck but it's not exactly made clear ... my favourite dumb title would have to include that 1967 Rosalind Russell epic, "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad"