By Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert's I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie and Your motion picture Sucks, which collected a few of his such a lot scathing studies, have been best-sellers. This new assortment keeps the culture, reviewing not just video clips that have been on the backside of the barrel, but in addition videos that he came upon beneath the barrel.
A terrible adventure of insufferable Length collects greater than two hundred of his experiences due to the fact that 2006 during which he gave video clips stars or fewer. identified for his fair-minded and well-written movie stories, Roger is at his razor-sharp funny top while skewering undesirable video clips. examine this opener for the one-star Your Highness:
"Your Highness is a juvenile excrescence that sounds like the paintings of 11-year-old boys in love with dungeons, dragons, warrior ladies, pot, boobs, and four-letter phrases. That this can be the paintings of David Gordon eco-friendly beggars the mind's eye. one among its heroes wears the penis of a minotaur on a string round his neck. I hate it whilst that happens."
And eventually, the muse for the identify of this publication, the one-star Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen:
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a terrible event of insufferable size, in brief punctuated through 3 or 4 fun moments. this sort of includes a doglike robotic humping the leg of the heroine. with the intention to keep your self the price ticket cost move, move into the kitchen, cue up a male choir making a song the tune of hell, and get a child to begin banging pots and pans jointly. Then shut your eyes and use your imagination."
Movie buffs and humor fanatics alike will have fun with this treasury of films so undesirable that you could be simply are looking to see them for a great snicker!
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A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length: More Movies That Suck by Roger Ebert