Australian film fans vote the worst movies of all time
Low blow for Mick
By Ben McEachen
February 04, 2004
IF you are already tired of the annual onslaught of lists and awards in the movie world, spare a thought for Paul Hogan.
The larrikin comic has made the worst movie of all time, according to Australian film fans.
Hitting the stands today, the March edition of the specialist film magazine Empire lists Crocodile Dundee in LA as its top turkey.
It beat silver medallist Batman and Robin, featuring George Clooney in a cape, to head up a condemned group of 25 stinkers, as voted by almost 1000 people via the magazine’s website.
Empire editor Matt Coyte said he was amazed at the results.
“There were a few things I was surprised about,” Mr Coyte said.
“I was surprised by No. 1. I was surprised that things like Swept Away didn’t come in closer (it reached 19). Glitter’s up there at four, but I thought Swept Away was worse than that.”
Seems Australia does not take too kindly to singer-turned-actress movies. Madonna‘s Swept Away and Mariah Carey‘s Glitter were joined by Britney Spears‘s Crossroads (it made the Top Ten).
The Spice Girls achieved third position with their Spice World and our own Kylie Minogue took part in the No.12 dud, Street Fighter.
Other trends also did not go well for the Australian film contingent. While there was a strong showing of hated sequels, Grease 2, Highlander II, home grown howlers were prominent. The Wog Boy and Jimeoin’s The Craic rubbed people the wrong way. Shot in our outback, Kangaroo Jack made 14th position.
“I didn’t think that they’d turn on Paul quite so much,” Mr Coyte said of voters’ loathing for the third Crocodile Dundee movie.
Perennial favourite on “worst movie” lists, Ed Wood’s much maligned Plan 9 From Outer Space , made in 1956, found its way to No. 23. It was the only film included made before the 1980s, apart from 1977’s Exorcist II.
“There are so many old films that are good to look at that a lot of people haven’t seen some of the more notorious rubbish,” Mr Coyte said. “Whereas, you can’t help but happen upon modern rubbish.”
Source: News.com.auThanks to Memphis