By Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert's I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie and Your motion picture Sucks, which accumulated a few of his such a lot scathing stories, have been best-sellers. This new assortment maintains 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 reports considering the fact that 2006 within which he gave video clips stars or fewer. recognized for his fair-minded and well-written movie experiences, Roger is at his razor-sharp funny top while skewering undesirable video clips. give some thought to this opener for the one-star Your Highness:
"Your Highness is a juvenile excrescence that seems like the paintings of 11-year-old boys in love with dungeons, dragons, warrior ladies, pot, boobs, and four-letter phrases. That this is often the paintings of David Gordon eco-friendly beggars the mind's eye. considered one of its heroes wears the penis of a minotaur on a string round his neck. I hate it whilst that happens."
And eventually, the foundation for the name of this ebook, the one-star Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen:
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a terrible adventure of insufferable size, in short punctuated by way of 3 or 4 a laugh moments. this sort of comprises a doglike robotic humping the leg of the heroine. so that it will store your self the price ticket rate cross, cross into the kitchen, cue up a male choir making a song the song 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 enthusiasts alike will take pleasure in this treasury of films so undesirable that you could be simply are looking to see them for an exceptional giggle!
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