By Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert's I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie and Your motion picture Sucks, which collected a few of his so much scathing experiences, 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 additionally video clips that he came upon beneath the barrel.
A terrible event of insufferable Length collects greater than two hundred of his experiences in view that 2006 during which he gave video clips stars or fewer. identified for his fair-minded and well-written movie reports, Roger is at his razor-sharp funny top while skewering undesirable video clips. contemplate this opener for the one-star Your Highness:
"Your Highness is a juvenile excrescence that appears 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 in every of its heroes wears the penis of a minotaur on a string round his neck. I hate it while that happens."
And ultimately, the foundation for the name of this publication, the one-star Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen:
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a terrible event of insufferable size, in short punctuated via 3 or 4 a laugh moments. this type of consists of a doglike robotic humping the leg of the heroine. so as to store your self the price ticket fee move, move into the kitchen, cue up a male choir making a song the track 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 fans alike will delight in this treasury of flicks so undesirable that you could be simply are looking to see them for a very good chuckle!
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