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What is the worst romantic movie you’ve yet encountered?


I vote for The Space Between Us.
 

I only watched it because it’s about Mars. Though movies about the Red Planet tend to suck (and include some of the worst office bombs as John Carter on place 7 and Mars Needs Moms on place 18 for loss adjusted to inflation), which is called the Mars Curse. And oh dear, this is no exception.

 

It probably does not get any cheesier, cringier and clunkier than that. And why Britt Robertson, who is in her late twenties, and clearly looks like a grown adult woman, plays a high school girl is a mystery to me. xD

 

To be fair The Space Between Us was very unintentionally funny and so still kind of entertaining. Highly regarded romantic movies just tend to bore me.

 

 

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Twilight. Bella wants to alienate herself from the entire human civilisation and become a blood-sucking demonic entity to please her romantic partner. She's an idiot, yet the viewer is supposed to empathise with her.

 

Also, whenever I see in a movie a character despairing because he's away from his girlfriend, I always think: why doesn't he just visit a prostitute? The sex would be the same, or perhaps better since a P is more experienced 😉

 

@DeltaV,  I never heard of the Mars curse but that's a cool concept. I really enjoyed the Martian and John Carter is a nostalgic visit to the world of 1920s sci-fi. Also cool, despite the romantic subplot which doesn't make sense. Humans and Martians would be separate species, so they shouldn't mate with each other.

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Where do I start? Suffice to say I don't go for films that have romances in them...I'm firmly in the action movie side.

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20 hours ago, Chandrakirti said:

Where do I start? Suffice to say I don't go for films that have romances in them...I'm firmly in the action movie side.

Unfortunately any mainstream movie can come with romantic sub plot(s).
Even where this makes literally no sense at all.

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On 6/16/2019 at 5:12 PM, Spacenik86 said:

Twilight. Bella wants to alienate herself from the entire human civilisation and become a blood-sucking demonic entity to please her romantic partner. She's an idiot, yet the viewer is supposed to empathise with her.

Oh that one… xD

On 6/16/2019 at 5:12 PM, Spacenik86 said:

I really enjoyed the Martian and John Carter is a nostalgic visit to the world of 1920s sci-fi. Also cool, despite the romantic subplot which doesn't make sense. Humans and Martians would be separate species, so they shouldn't mate with each other. 

The Martian was one of the few successful movies about Mars, and probably the only one I liked so far. I never watched John Carter, but I’ll give it a chance.

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On 6/16/2019 at 5:12 PM, Spacenik86 said:

Twilight. Bella wants to alienate herself from the entire human civilisation and become a blood-sucking demonic entity to please her romantic partner. She's an idiot, yet the viewer is supposed to empathise with her.

 

OHMY, I read the book years ago when everybody was reading it and I literally throwed it away when she was desparing for months 'cause her boyfriend left her and she even tried to kill herself and COME ON--- is this how people feel love??? And all the girls were delighted by this stuff! I don't think it's a good example for teenagers. 

 

Btw, I vote for Moulin Rouge. All that drama-- all that songs-- ew. 

((Actually i don't watch many romance movies, usually if someone put one on I run away))

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23 hours ago, DeltaV said:

The Martian was one of the few successful movies about Mars, and probably the only one I liked so far

Total Recall? xD (the Arnie original of course! I haven't seen the remake)

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15 minutes ago, NullVector said:

Total Recall? xD (the Arnie original of course! I haven't seen the remake)

Yes, you’re right… it’s about Mars and I liked that one very much. The remake was a victim of the Mars Curse, though.

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I actually enjoy a good romantic movie, especially romantic comedies. But I've seen some pretty dire ones, and my personal least-favourite is "He's Just Not That Into You".

 

There isn't much of a plot - it's just a bunch of people and their romantic entanglements. What made it so irritating is the relentless sexist stereotyping. Despite the women being beautiful and intelligent with interesting careers, they are all total messes without a man to depend on. They're portrayed as clingy, needy and desperate, while the men are all emotionally-constipated and commitment-phobic. Bleurgh.

 

Also, the fourth Twilight movie. A teenage girl gets knocked up with a vampire baby that makes her all emaciated and weak and damn-near kills her - I just think it would work better as a horror movie than a romance.

 

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Saw the first Twilight movie, never get so bored in my life. There is no plot at all : just two te ens falling in love for 2 hours.

And let's not forget how the love triangle is solved in twilight 4 : in fact Jacob was never in love with Bella, he was in love with the part of her that will become her daughter (but somehow not the part of Edwards that will become hus daughter,  I guess someone doesn't know how biologique works...). He literally has a crush on a baby (well they don't call it a crush, but he asks Edward if he can call him dad,  meaning he intends to marre his daughter when she will be old enough). What was the author thinking?

 

 Also, Sierra Burgess is a loser. The girl catfish a guy, kisses him while he was thinking he kisses someone else.  But he  still dates her at the end because she write a song to apologize. What?

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sixteen candles. they spend the whole movie just getting to the point where they meet each other, and then they kiss after talking for like 30 seconds. how is that romantic?

also definitely maybe. he's a complete idiot and douchebag, and she forgives him after he shows up years later and gives a halfhearted apology.

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