Behind Enemy Lines has got to be a strong contender... do they really think that anyone in this day and age believes any of that stuff.... tap dancing through mine fields whilst the baddies struggle to point their rifles in the right direction..... right of course... thank you good night.
Black Hawk Down. Trust me. I saw it in the States at Christmas.
Reality - Yanks panic, get shot down, panic some more, decide everyone with black skin is a terrorist, send in Apaches to fire rockets into demonstration slaughtering 90 unarmed men, women and children
Film - Yanks get shot down thanks to bad luck, fight bravely against overwheling odds, against scores of state0of-the-art armed an well trained enemy troops, emerging victorious in the nick of time.
Moral - This is why they're so fecking dangerous on ops.
Ok some war films are bad but we don't exactly cover ourselves in glory. I would like to bring to everyones attention the training film corncerning the use of ear defence inside an armoured vehicle. You must remember, the one with the bloke with dodgy hearing in the pub with his girlfriend. Not since Pinnocchio has there been such wooden acting. I just hope the guy was a better soldier than actor.
We should also be ashamed of the fire safety one with the chap in brown Y -fronts smoking in bed. Was it designed to warn us about the highly flammable matresses or the dangers of poor underwear selection.
It has to be Enemy at the gate. Only the yanks can turn a true and gutsy story about snipers into a soppy good for nothing love story. Running a close second is Courage under fire, but at least that has the redeaming fact that it has Meg Ryan in it.
There is only one real contender for WWFE, the well researched and logical Independence day.
The winning concept is that bill gates has already exploited the emerging markets of the far-flung galaxies, and the aliens are using a microsoft operating system and 3.5" floppies in their spaceships.
Independance day does suck big time when an American pilot can knock out a hard as f*** alien and have a line in it stating he wants to kick ET's butt... ET is great. But the winner has to be unit fire fighting drills with the fire cart zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Whilst I'm in this thread, does anyone remember the SF GPMG film ' The Long and the Short of It.' It existed briefly in the mid-nineties until they showed it to the first female. It was horrendously sexist i.e a short fat girl was used to illustrate one type of beaten zone (inf spotters help me out with the terminology) and a long skinny one for the other type of beaten zone. Even I considered it offensive!
The concept of worst film needs to be a sum of bad plot, bad acting, bad special effects and bad portrayal of facts if historical. The winner actually on all counts and most impressively with an enourmous budget is.......
Utter utter utter shite!
The acting is terrible, the plot is completely predictable, there is outrageous revisionism and every cliche in the book is explored.As for the special effects when the Arizona blows up it looks like it had a years supply of cheap Taiwanese fireworks.
Tora Tora Tora is 20(?) years earlier and 20 times better.
The only bit i enjoyed was when the pilot told his girlfriend he had volunteered for UK when in fact he had been posted. In real life he would have volunteered and told her he had been posted.