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thecuriousorange

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Films with honkingly-bad titles
« on: June 27, 2019, 04:46:23 PM »
Hobbs & Shaw

I've never seen any Fast or Furious films, but I quite like Jason Statham and The Rock, so if this bit of of nonsense had a better title I would maybe give it a go. When I see it advertised, or glimpe a poster, i just think, "What a waste".

If it were called Headbutting Exploisonfest  or even something as formulsic as Extreme Carnage i'd be on board.

Alpha Papa was also a woeful title.


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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 04:58:36 PM »
John Carter (2012), not 'John Carter of Mars', nope, just 'John Carter'.

Sure, 'A Princess of Mars' wouldn't get the boys in, but nobody knew who the fuck John Carter was, and even the adverts just basically blurted out the name with no other info. So people just shrugged and passed it by.

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 05:08:34 PM »
Free Willy

There's not even any cocks in it, just some dolphin fannying around or something.

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 05:15:31 PM »
The Last Airbender suffered the same fate as popular-beat-combo The Morning Benders, damned by a name that can't cross the Atlantic without being met with schoolboy sniggers.

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 05:22:56 PM »
The Last Airbender suffered the same fate as popular-beat-combo The Morning Benders, damned by a name that can't cross the Atlantic without being met with schoolboy sniggers.

And that other film, 'Benders Say No', have you seen it?

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 05:29:06 PM »
There's a great list here.

I've had friends offer to put on at least 3 of those films in my time and every time it's the same response from me; "uuhhh... have you got anything else?  We could watch that, I guess, but uhhh....".

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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2019, 05:33:59 PM »
Free Willy

There's not even any cocks in it, just some dolphin fannying around or something.

Free Willy (Balls are extra)

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2019, 05:39:47 PM »


Although to be fair, I think they just directly translated the French title, which I assume has some clever wordplay/double meaning the Gallic tongue.

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2019, 05:40:45 PM »
Wedge-Cock Tuesday

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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2019, 05:41:41 PM »
Les Femmes de l'ombre

crudely goes as women of the shadows or shadow women

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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2019, 05:42:45 PM »
Les Femmes de l'ombre

crudely goes as women of the shadows or shadow women

Well either of those would have been better titles!

Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2019, 05:51:14 PM »
sorry, distracted by distant memories of The Cement Garden and Charlotte Gainsbourg in the summer of 1993.

yes.

Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2019, 05:54:48 PM »
1993's Kevin Klein / Sigourney Weaver comedy Dave.

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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2019, 06:38:44 PM »


Although to be fair, I think they just directly translated the French title, which I assume has some clever wordplay/double meaning the Gallic tongue.

I think "Chariles Angles In WWII Save The Day" would have been a great title

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« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2019, 06:45:57 PM »
1993's Kevin Klein / Sigourney Weaver comedy Dave.

Worth pointing out this is actually a good film though. But, yeah: “Dave.” https://youtu.be/92w7mzSX5P0

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« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2019, 06:46:23 PM »
Blood and Chocolate, ew.

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« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2019, 06:48:13 PM »
Young Man With A Horn.

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« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2019, 06:51:59 PM »


The sequel, Twat of the Sea, was a big disappointment

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« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2019, 06:56:39 PM »


The third film tries to rack them up:  A Cock of the Land of the Sea.

Absurd.

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« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2019, 07:08:58 PM »

Depens?
EDIT: Chariles Angles too. LOL. I assumed it was something you made yourself as a joke but Image search shows that it's all over the place.

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« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2019, 07:22:49 PM »


This one was crap as well.

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2019, 07:58:39 PM »
But the sequel, Fanny and Alexander, was fabulous.

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« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2019, 08:21:07 PM »
Prequel Fanny By Gaslight isn't bad either

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2019, 08:26:14 PM »
The series lost its way with the gender-flip reboot, Dick.

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« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2019, 08:31:34 PM »
Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium? Fuck off. Was "Mr. Baloystrops Magical Toy Shop" taken?

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« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2019, 09:16:24 PM »
John Carter (2012), not 'John Carter of Mars', nope, just 'John Carter'.

I only just realised that "John Wick" is something different to this, and that a notorious space flop wasn't somehow on its third instalment.

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« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2019, 09:24:22 PM »
The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus

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« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2019, 11:30:23 PM »
The Invention of Lying