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Re: What's the worst movie TITLE ever?
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2007, 03:45:09 PM »
Honorable mention to any movie where numbers are integrated into the title, i.e. Se7en, 2 Fast 2 Furious, the TV show Numb3rs, etc.


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Re: What's the worst movie TITLE ever?
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2007, 03:48:53 PM »
Snakes on a Plane........ I mean come on, the title gives you NO IDEA what the movie is about at all.   

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Re: What's the worst movie TITLE ever?
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2007, 05:45:57 PM »
Girl, Interrupted

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Re: What's the worst movie TITLE ever?
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2007, 10:16:00 PM »
Heh! You guys are listing a lot of my FAVOURITE movie titles!


I <3 Huckabees
For example!

I think the King of all bad movie titles, one that continues to inspire producers to new levels of inanity (if that's even a word), is still "Dude, Where's My Car?"

But the sequel was going to have the altime best movie title: "Seriously, Dude, Where's My Car?" If only Sean William Scott hadn't refused it!

Lucky Number Slevin.
That IS a bad movie title, in Australia that movie is called "The Wrong Man"

If you ask me, the worst movie title is "21 Grams" because everybody I know has avoided it thinking it's a drug movie. It never even mentions where the title comes from, you have to have read the movie poster to know that!
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Re: What's the worst movie TITLE ever?
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2007, 11:06:08 PM »
Hey can one of you guys in another country confirm that Weird Al's classic, UHF, was changed because they didn't have UHF overseas to the much more nonsensical, "The Videot From UHF"? :^)


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Re: What's the worst movie TITLE ever?
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2007, 11:40:54 PM »
I can confirm it's a BS reason, we have UHF in use here and in Australia. Besides 'Vidiot from UHF' doesn't get around that, just makes the title worse. I had a Vidiot from UHF poster on my bedroom door for years.


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Re: What's the worst movie TITLE ever?
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2007, 01:39:13 AM »
The real worst titles are the badly translated ones (something you Americans rarely have to deal with).

In Sweden, there's a tendency to name movies after the previous successful films of the star. Therefore, since Foul Play was a big hit for Goldie Hawn in Sweden and was called "The Girl Who Knew Too Much", every single Goldie Hawn film since then has been called "The Girl Who [appropriate verb]". Every single Mel Brooks film is called "Springtime for..." since The Producers was called "Springtime for Hitler". Airplane was called "Look, We're Flying" and a great many comedies not related to that are aclled "Look We're [appropriate verb]".

And now it gets really dumb; After Dirty Dancing was a huge hit here under its original title, Swayze's next movie Next of Kin got the "Swedish" title Dirty Fighting - in English, that is. Worst part; it was a friend of mine that came up with that and he got a huge bonus for it, too.
 
So, don't even get started on bad titles. You don't know the half of it. Some other fine examples (the ones in quotes are translated by me from the Swedish - otherwise, they used a new English title here).

Stir of Echoes - The Secret Sense
Silver Dream Racer - High Speed
Deceiver - Liar
Miss Congeniality - Miss Secret Agent
Swingers - "Hey, where are the chicks?"
Bottle Rocket "(Dis)organized Crime"
City Slickers - "The Hunt for the Lost Smile"
Heathers - "Witches, homework and deadly classes"
Thrashin' - "Gang War on a Skating Board"
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back - "Stars without Brains" (does rhyme in Swedish, but still...)
Heavenly Creatures - "Black Angels"
My Blue Heaven - "How I taught an FBI Agent to dance the Merengue"
Attack of the 50 ft Woman - "Wow, my Wife is a Sexy Giant"
Dr No - "James Bond with a License to Kill"
For Your Eyes Only - "From a Deadly Viewpoint"
A View to a Kill - "Living Target"
License to Kill - "Time for Revenge"
The Eiger Sanction - "License to Kill"
Beverly Hills Cop - "The Cop in Hollywood"
The Princess Bride - "The Minute of Pale Death" (Don't ask me - no one's been able to explain this one)

And on, and on, and on...
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Re: What's the worst movie TITLE ever?
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2007, 04:31:36 AM »
Heheh...I know what you mean.  I've seen some pretty stupid translations of U.S. titles into Spanish (I saw quite a few while on vacation in Mexico, as well as during a "Guess the English Title" game in Spanish).  The worst I've ever seen was for the Tim Allen clunker Joe Somebody, which was given the incredibly unimaginative title of .  Then again, I suppose that's appropriate, given the lack of imagination of Tim Allen's movie career.
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Re: What's the worst movie TITLE ever?
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2007, 05:52:15 AM »
If you ask me, the worst movie title is "21 Grams" because everybody I know has avoided it thinking it's a drug movie. It never even mentions where the title comes from, you have to have read the movie poster to know that!

21 Grams is a clever title, but only if you've seen the ads that explain it, so then again, maybe it's no so clever... My friends thought it was a drug movie too. But drug movies do well, so maybe that was part of their strategy.

The real worst titles are the badly translated ones (something you Americans rarely have to deal with).

In Sweden, there's a tendency to name movies after the previous successful films of the star. Therefore, since Foul Play was a big hit for Goldie Hawn in Sweden and was called "The Girl Who Knew Too Much", every single Goldie Hawn film since then has been called "The Girl Who [appropriate verb]". Every single Mel Brooks film is called "Springtime for..." since The Producers was called "Springtime for Hitler". Airplane was called "Look, We're Flying" and a great many comedies not related to that are aclled "Look We're [appropriate verb]".

That's not all that different from the Thin Man and Pink Panther series. (Serieses?) Each subsequent film had nothing to do with the thin man or the pink panther, but Hollywood had little respect for the audience's intelligence, even in the '40s. Does anyone know if A Shot In The Dark did poorer because it didn't have "pink panther" in the title?

A few of those are better:
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Stir of Echoes - The Secret Sense
Swingers - "Hey, where are the chicks?"
Bottle Rocket "(Dis)organized Crime"
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back - "Stars without Brains" (does rhyme in Swedish, but still...)


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Re: What's the worst movie TITLE ever?
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2007, 07:02:07 AM »
Silver Dream Racer - High Speed
Swingers - "Hey, where are the chicks?"
City Slickers - "The Hunt for the Lost Smile"
Heathers - "Witches, homework and deadly classes"
Attack of the 50 ft Woman - "Wow, my Wife is a Sexy Giant"
The Princess Bride - "The Minute of Pale Death" (Don't ask me - no one's been able to explain this one)

Heh.  These are great! I especially like City Slickers' title.   :)


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Re: What's the worst movie TITLE ever?
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2007, 03:31:43 PM »
The real worst titles are the badly translated ones (something you Americans rarely have to deal with).

In Sweden, there's a tendency to name movies after the previous successful films of the star. Therefore, since Foul Play was a big hit for Goldie Hawn in Sweden and was called "The Girl Who Knew Too Much", every single Goldie Hawn film since then has been called "The Girl Who [appropriate verb]". Every single Mel Brooks film is called "Springtime for..." since The Producers was called "Springtime for Hitler". Airplane was called "Look, We're Flying" and a great many comedies not related to that are aclled "Look We're [appropriate verb]".

And now it gets really dumb; After Dirty Dancing was a huge hit here under its original title, Swayze's next movie Next of Kin got the "Swedish" title Dirty Fighting - in English, that is. Worst part; it was a friend of mine that came up with that and he got a huge bonus for it, too.
 
So, don't even get started on bad titles. You don't know the half of it. Some other fine examples (the ones in quotes are translated by me from the Swedish - otherwise, they used a new English title here).

Stir of Echoes - The Secret Sense
Silver Dream Racer - High Speed
Deceiver - Liar
Miss Congeniality - Miss Secret Agent
Swingers - "Hey, where are the chicks?"
Bottle Rocket "(Dis)organized Crime"
City Slickers - "The Hunt for the Lost Smile"
Heathers - "Witches, homework and deadly classes"
Thrashin' - "Gang War on a Skating Board"
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back - "Stars without Brains" (does rhyme in Swedish, but still...)
Heavenly Creatures - "Black Angels"
My Blue Heaven - "How I taught an FBI Agent to dance the Merengue"
Attack of the 50 ft Woman - "Wow, my Wife is a Sexy Giant"
Dr No - "James Bond with a License to Kill"
For Your Eyes Only - "From a Deadly Viewpoint"
A View to a Kill - "Living Target"
License to Kill - "Time for Revenge"
The Eiger Sanction - "License to Kill"
Beverly Hills Cop - "The Cop in Hollywood"
The Princess Bride - "The Minute of Pale Death" (Don't ask me - no one's been able to explain this one)

And on, and on, and on...

Those are hilarious!    I cannot even pick a favorite.   Thanks for sharing.


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Re: What's the worst movie TITLE ever?
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2007, 03:57:49 PM »
Those are hilarious!    I cannot even pick a favorite.

I can: Attack of the 50 ft Woman - "Wow, my Wife is a Sexy Giant"

I'm still laughing to myself~

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Re: What's the worst movie TITLE ever?
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2007, 04:01:40 PM »
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Re: What's the worst movie TITLE ever?
« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2007, 04:13:44 PM »
Those are hilarious!    I cannot even pick a favorite.

I can: Attack of the 50 ft Woman - "Wow, my Wife is a Sexy Giant"

I'm still laughing to myself~

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That's my favorite, too.
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Re: What's the worst movie TITLE ever?
« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2007, 04:47:34 PM »

Dr No - "James Bond with a License to Kill"
For Your Eyes Only - "From a Deadly Viewpoint"
A View to a Kill - "Living Target"
License to Kill - "Time for Revenge"
The Eiger Sanction - "License to Kill"


 :D I love these -- all these movies have "License to Kill" in them except "License to Kill"!
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