We've all done it; found ourselves stuck at a movie that we really don't want to watch. Sometimes we can't just walk out or friends or parents may be disappointed. Prevention is better than cure, the YP team believes, so here are the movies we think you should avoid ...
Alien, Alien again, More Alien, anything with Alien really
When Alien first came out it was shocking and gory and one of those must-see movies. And it was all those things, but seriously, after the alien bursts out of the man's stomach, there's not much else going on. It's just a lot of creeping around on the ship with Sigourney Weaver's character trying to hunt down the alien. The rest of the movies were more of the same. Huge yawn.
Susan Ramsay, Editor
I understand that the movie is meant to inspire people who have been oppressed to rise up and rebel. The mongrels represent people who have been oppressed and they should put up a fight for themselves. But I find the way they got their message across rather disturbing. I am no dog lover but there were scenes where dogs attack humans, and scenes of dogs being abused. Those are totally unnecessary. My after-movie dinner plans were totally ruined.
Wong Yat-hei, Reporter
I know everyone loves it, but I hated it. Right from the opening scene with the ice cutters singing their song, I knew this was going to be a bad one. I should've stopped watching right then and instead spent two hours riding around town on a bicycle with no seat. It would've been less painful.
Sam Gusway, Sub-editor
Full Strike (now in cinemas if you wish to experience a truly terrible movie)
Full Strike is a rip-off of Shaolin Soccer, but with badminton. It tells the story of a band of misfits who try to redeem themselves by playing badminton, but the comedy scenes aren't funny at all. One of the supposed jokes is when a person projectile vomits in another person's face. Shaolin Soccer did the exact same trick back in 2001, and that was an original and entertaining comedy. Full Strike is just a copy of that, and is not at all funny.
Alan Yu, Reporter
In honour of World Book Day, and because we're a team of avid readers, Young Post got together to talk about their favourite characters
It's just so unlikely and pointless. WHY does the lead guy have an Aussie accent if he's an American soldier? A simple reference to growing up as an army brat in Adelaide would've been enough. HOW did they turn everyone against the environment? I left almost wanting to ... chop down a tree or something. And the ear waggling was just ridiculous - at least I was laughing so hard at every tiny wiggle, I didn't pay attention to the ridiculously awful script. If it weren't for Sigourney Weaver's awesomeness, I would've left after 15 minutes.
Karly Cox, Deputy Editor
Anything with Adam Sandler in it is going to be terrible. On top of that, golf isn't even that fun to play, never mind watch, so I don't know why anyone thought it was a good idea to make an entire movie about golf. And the main character is called Happy - happy is an adjective, it's not a name. And who could really pick up a golf club for the first time and then go on to win a professional competition? Exactly. That's just one of the many unrealistic plot holes in the film.
Lucy Christie, Sub-editor
As much as I still love Johnny Depp, I must say this was a total flop. The only reason I didn't leave the cinema was because I had to write a review for it, and I had faint hope that somehow the film would redeem itself. It didn't. Depp was annoying and awkward in his portrayal of the title character, an art dealer with a twitching moustache you just want to shave off. And Depp's manservant is crushed multiple times, but he just refuses to die. This was frustrating, because if he did die I'm sure the film would have ended much earlier.
Melanie Leung, Reporter
The Dark Knight
The music, The Joker, that motorbike scene, and most parts of the film were amazing, but Maggie Gyllenhaal ruined it for me. Gosh, she's just so darn ugly. The most unrealistic part of the movie was Harvey Dent and Batman fighting over her lol.