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 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   steffromuk   (Member)

While listening to one of my favorite scores from Amazing Elliot Goldenthal, "Batman Forever", I was trying to list all the masterful scores that were created for awful movies. And there are so many!!

So here are few I can think of so far (of course the appreciation of how good or bad a movie is is purely subjective):

Batman Forever
Batman and Robin
Sphere
Under Fire
The Burbs
Star Wars Episode 1
Indiana Jones 4
Brothers Grimm
The Ninth Gate
Cloverfield Paradox
Solaris (2002)


Your turn!

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Can "masterful" be more loose, like: terrible movie, but a good score that's way better than the movie?

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

THE 'BURBS HAS NO FUCKING PLACE ON A BAD MOVIE LIST

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Under Fire is an INCREDIBLE movie.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier always leaps to mind when this subject comes up.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   steffromuk   (Member)

Timothy J. Phlaps

as I wrote "of course the appreciation of how good or bad a movie is is purely subjective"

I'm sure Many people would disagree with you if you make a list, and that's OK wink

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

Legend, SpaceCamp... so many to choose from.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   dtw   (Member)

Supergirl.

Agreed with the "Get ’Burbs off that list" sentiment though :-P

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

The one that always come to mind for this question: RED SONJA. Terrible, terrible movie, absolutely masterful score by Morricone.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

Pretty much everything assigned to John Scott.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Super Mario Brothers, it is surely in the top 10 worst studio pictures ever made. It is a trainwreck.
I cannot recall the score that well, but it is Silvestri, so decent at least.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

SLAPSTICK OF ANOTHER KIND - terrible movie, but a fine score by Morton Stevens.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

The Matrix trilogy.

I've never witnessed such an impossible diametric of quality between film and score, and I doubt I ever will again.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   PeterRandall   (Member)

Lost in Space - Bruce Broughton - In league with his other greats, but the movie is torture - even with Gary Oldman

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

Supergirl.

Agreed with the "Get ’Burbs off that list" sentiment though :-P


Yes there’s the matter of opinion and the matter of fact.

Batman & Robin: terrible movie = universally recognized fact
The Swarm: terrible movie = fact
The Burbs - watchable movie, far from terrible - fact!

Please edit your initial post and remove The Burbs from the list. You can replace it by King Kong Lives

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   steffromuk   (Member)

Sorry for the fans but I watched THE BURBS for the first time a month ago. So I'm not tainted by nostalgia and I can safely say it has its place in my list.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 1:36 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

While listening to one of my favorite scores from Amazing Elliot Goldenthal, "Batman Forever", I was trying to list all the masterful scores that were created for awful movies. And there are so many!!

So here are few I can think of so far (of course the appreciation of how good or bad a movie is is purely subjective):

Batman Forever
Batman and Robin
Sphere
Under Fire
The Burbs
Star Wars Episode 1
Indiana Jones 4
Brothers Grimm
The Ninth Gate
Cloverfield Paradox
Solaris (2002)


Your turn!


To be honest, I don't find many 'awful' movies on your list. Some are rather mediocre, true (INDY 4, CLOVERFIELD PARADOX), but the rest is pretty good, IMO. Films like SPHERE, UNDER FIRE and THE NINTH GATE, for example, are absolutely amazing films!

As for my own suggestions, this is a topic we've done so many times over the years, that I don't have the energy to do another. To quote Bruce Marshall: "Use the search engine, dammit!". smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   townerbarry   (Member)

While listening to one of my favorite scores from Amazing Elliot Goldenthal, "Batman Forever", I was trying to list all the masterful scores that were created for awful movies. And there are so many!!

So here are few I can think of so far (of course the appreciation of how good or bad a movie is is purely subjective):

Batman Forever
Batman and Robin
Sphere
Under Fire
The Burbs
Star Wars Episode 1
Indiana Jones 4
Brothers Grimm
The Ninth Gate
Cloverfield Paradox
Solaris (2002)


Your turn!


You Mean Under Fire with Nick Norte and Gene Hackman? That was a damn good film....

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • Sorry for the fans but I watched THE BURBS for the first time a month ago. So I'm not tainted by nostalgia and I can safely say it has its place in my list.

    Maybe explaining why you disliked it would go a long way towards sympathy. Admittedly, I didn't like it at first, but subsequent viewings got me onboard.

    That said, you're just wrong putting any Star Wars film in that list. WRONG, I SAYS.

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     Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 1:45 PM   
     By:   townerbarry   (Member)

    While listening to one of my favorite scores from Amazing Elliot Goldenthal, "Batman Forever", I was trying to list all the masterful scores that were created for awful movies. And there are so many!!

    So here are few I can think of so far (of course the appreciation of how good or bad a movie is is purely subjective):

    Batman Forever
    Batman and Robin
    Sphere
    Under Fire
    The Burbs
    Star Wars Episode 1
    Indiana Jones 4
    Brothers Grimm
    The Ninth Gate
    Cloverfield Paradox
    Solaris (2002)


    Your turn!


    You Mean Under Fire with Nick Norte and Gene Hackman? That was a damn good film....


    You meant to say...

    Jaws 4
    Supergirl
    Earthquake
    The Village
    The Swarm
    Dune

     
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