The worst movie titles ever
Via MovieCityNews: Chicago Tribune Pop Machine blogger Mark Caro asked his readers for the worst film titles ever. Caro notes that titles with multiple segments (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider — The Cradle of Life) and excessive length (Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?) almost never work. Still, some of the selections he and his readers came up with are baffling. C’mon, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo is a classic! And what’s wrong with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? And how — how on earth — could they list the forthcoming Snakes on a Plane, which we think is the best movie title ever? (In fact, we’re hoping Samuel L. Jackson’s character lives long enough to make a sequel, Sharks on a Plane.)
One final thought: We agree that it’s lazy and crass to name movies after pop songs. (Unless it’s a concert movie or music biopic where the title is obviously relevant, like Walk the Line.) In fact, we contend that there has never been a good movie named after a pop song — except Pretty in Pink, of course.
Which bad movie titles would go on your list?