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Well Bay and Shyamalan have actually made some good to watchable films (The Rock, Bad Boys, The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs) so I am not sure I'd even put them up there with those other three. I'd say Uwe Boll is the worst because not only is he a terrible director but an arrogant ass as well.
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If we're going off the list...
Bay gets a lot of crap with his movies, but the man knows how to film action sequences like no one's business. I think he's got a good movie in him...somewhere.
Shyamalan's success I think is nothing more than one hell of a fluke. He's had one, maybe two good movies in him, but he's been on a steady decline ever since Unbreakable.
Dugan's movies are VERY profitable, if nothing else. So I guess he has that going for him.
Friedburg and Seltzer come in a VERY close second. All of their movies are nothing more than pop culture references stretched over 90 minutes. Their movies come off as nothing more than lame parodies you would find in old issues of Cracked magazine--they're not even good enough to be in MAD. The ONLY reason they are remotely successful was because their names were attached to the first two installments of the Scary Movie franchise. And the reason for that success was because of the Wayans Brothers: Shawn, Marlon, and Keenan Ivory--Not those two other hacks.
Boll is someone who I think has contempt against anyone in the industry who is successful than him--which is just about everyone else. His early movies were funded through some weird tax laws, challenging critics to boxing matches when they trash his movies as well as insulting them...and that's not even getting into some of the technical aspects of his films, which are...well, most of you seen his movies.
He been called the "Ed Wood of the 21st Century", but I think it's unfair against Wood. He may have made bad movies, but there's a charm to Wood's movies that you get when you watch them, regardless of the quality. There's a joy in watching them--something that is nowhere to be found with the works of Uwe Boll.
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i understand why people hold unhappiness in between them and appreciating mr.bay, but its not justified to count him among these as a bad director. what real sin has he commited to deserve being so shut out? maybe another director could have done transformers better, but would it have been as successful? certainly not by enough to have allowed for the existence of the sequels. it was definitely his take on it that made that possible. some of his worth while movies are; whether you will admit it or not, the transfomers movies were worth seeing. especially if you could cut little pieces away like; jon voit, andthony anderson, john turturro, the urban bots. pain and gain wasnt so awful; it squeezed a remarkable performance from dwane johnson, and that is noteworthy. bad boys2 very much deserves credit among action movies. bad boys the original of course. armageddon and the rock each had their own flaws but can stand up for themselves just fine. all of those count for most of his stuff anyway, i'd say that makes for a respectable reputation. brett ratner deserves to be considered among the likes of uwe boll far and long before michael bay. not to mention darren aronofsky.
</creepy whisper> black swan is not good enough to merit forgiveness for what you have done darrenaronofsky.
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I've watched a lot of movies but apparently not enough to really know who's really the worst...though once I've seen a movie that I didn't enjoy watching I couldn't care less about who directed it except The Last Airbender because the series was really good only to be ruined in a movie...really pissed me off.
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sixth sense, unbreakable, and signs were all watchable. i liked another earth despite its detractors. i accepted it as his apology for the happening. airbender is a little unforgivable though. maybe five or so great movies down the line, and he would also have to a brilliant interpretation of the series he defiled. people were just mad that will smith sat down through out the movie, and that his son is not near as charismatic as he is.
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Bay is funny honestly i like the guy and his movies ni mean Bay is like "Dont Ask, Dont Tell..." but Shyamalan is the worst director ive ever seen i think, if im not wrong, that the only good movie he made i like was The Sixth Sense (7.0) the rest i cant rate them above 6 honestly...
The Village (5)
Lady In The Water (5.5)
The Happening (5)
The Last Airbender (3)
Devil (This is horror? Please 5)
After Earth (6)
The problem with Shyamalan is that the guy, in at least 90% of his movies, always use, or tries, the same "evil-supernatural-twist" tool and the guy tries hard to make a good one but they're lame!!!!!! The guy cant do it!!! The guy is not a good director in the supernatural field!!!
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None of these guys are the worst ever, if for no other reason than that we know who they are. Ed Wood got a freaking great movie made out of him because of how much he sucked. Uwe Boll gets people pissed off. Love these guys or hate them, there's one thing I can say about all of these directors and it's that people CARE about their work. You can sell yourself as great or you can sell yourself as $hit, but you're accomplishing a big part of success if you're loved or hated enough to be remembered.
At least those guys tend to get another chance. Do you know who doesn't get another chance? The people who are so bad that we completely f***ing forgot about them.
So...none of these guys are CLOSE to being the worst directors ever, because they got big enough to be noticed, and they got people talking about them even when they sucked ass (or BECAUSE they suck ass). The worst director ever is someone who nobody here could be bothered to even remember.
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