I will admit it, when this question hit my mind I thoroughly enjoyed a huge, spontaneous belly laugh, maybe even sprained something, I'll have to check on that later. But that may just be me being... me. :)
Now that I've filed those pesky horns on my head down a bit, I think is a very valid wiki question. Think about it; have you ever seen a movie you thought was going to be great, but it had such a dismal ending, you walked away saying,
"Geeze, what a drag! Why didn't anybody warn me that movie was such a downer?"
A book which actually convinced you for a while that everything really was your parent's fault after all?
A song you wish you'd never Googled the lyrics to?
Well, here's your chance to warn us :)
We probably won't want links posted for such things, I wouldn't want to bring anybody down...
(I hope you can accept this question in the spirit in which it is offered up... if not, at least give me some credit, this is taking some considerable guts.)
asked 12 Aug '12, 18:44
I believe the worst book I ever endured was Black Beauty, which describes, for page after page, the horrible treatment and abuse of this gorgeous black horse. I read it in fourth grade or so, and I remember thinking that that book really sucked....Who wants to read about animal abuse???
As for a movie that truly disappoints, I'd vote for The Rapture, which combines the Apocalypse, soft-core porn and other maladjusted stuff all together in a creepy movie...
I have come to hate jazz of any sort. This is because my ex use to get out of bed, turn on Sirius radio to the jazz channel, and insisted on listening to it ALL DAY LONG>>>(Insert scream here). I know that some of you feel the same way about classical music, but he tortured me with his jazz, and now I get ill when I hear it.
This is my short list. I reserve the right to add to it should I think of anything else that made me ill....LOL
Most anything gory does this to me. It has a influence that everything is not all wonderful and I have been looking at things through Rose Spectacles! Only seeing wonderful while there are people suffering. It could be total fiction but still has an influence on me seeing violence of people purposely doing very violent things to other people and enjoying it even!
I was watching a movie about the mob one night it stared Alex Baldwin as a mafia boss. In the movie he decides to cut off some guy's ear on a meat slicer! I turned that off, I couldn't watch such inhumanity to humanity perpetrated (or as since it is just a movie I should just enjoy it) simulated for my enjoyment! I don't enjoy seeing others very violently harmed! There was a Steven Segal movie were a guy had a drill stuck in his belly, there was no call for that in the movie it turned me right off!!
When I see this kind of violence I feel it is contributing to people being inhuman to each other. Not only this if it is thought of for a movie you can be sure it is being used on someone some where on earth in torture. Maybe in another country on some political prisoners, I don't need to watch this to draw my attention to that extremely negative level of belief and experience.
Other movies that can bring down my vibration are movies like Vampire movies that make it cool and great to be a vampire. Like saying look at all the wonderful powers you can gain from Satan! What is that about! God is all powerful and we have that power with us at all times through Christ within us, we are more powerful than Satan because we have Christ and he is the one fighting through us.
There was a challenge between Paul and Simon a wizard, the wizard said his powers were stronger than God's power. That Christ was no match for him! Simon rose up into the sky with an incantation! Paul prayed to Jesus and Simon fell from the sky and after that Paul was revered while Simon the Wizard was shunned by the people as he broke his ankle and wanted help. This happened again as I recall in the story of Saint Patrick versed a wizard that said "Your God is nothing to my God, I challenge you!" Saint Patrick accepted and they lit a big bond-fire, the wizard said he controlled the elements and his cloak would protect him. Saint Patrick said God will protect me! They both went into the fire, only Saint Patrick came out the wizard was killed.
When we truly are in God and in full faith knowing anything the devil can do God can do better. We experience this as we place our faith in God we find we are above anything the devil shows as "great!"
Any movie that glorifies Satan, 90% of the movie people are ripped to shreds and Satan is laughing even it shows priest or pastors trying to beat the devil but they get killed too. It is not until the very end good wins, but 90% of the programing in our brains is look at the power of evil, fear evil don't fight it. Your God wont protect you. This is what you get programed with watching these possession movies. I remember watching a movie on ghost it was suppose to be a recorded movie shot from a handy cam. Well it showed evil winning even right to the end! That made us both mad, we felt it had such a lousy ending. It was much like it was a movie to promote Satan's power! It sucked!
answered 12 Aug '12, 20:08
Most gore/horror movies... Skeleton Key (I absolutely dreaded it), Saw movies, Final destinations, Insidious, Paranormal activity, Splice, Eye for an Eye.
I liked the Lovely Bones as a whole... but I'll never read it again because it was too depressing for most of it. I also can't stand the final book of the Hunger Games.
Evanescence, Korn, Insane Clown Posse. Depressing music for me. Anything similar to those three. I love rock music but unfortunately most of it is too angry/depressing for me.
Bad rappers... and most of them are bad, IMO. Now I have heard some good rap music... meaning rymes that made sense and had good beats. A lot of mainstream stuff I've heard lately I've just found annoying.
I'm not a huge fan of any movies/games/books that are overall depressing. My exceptions are Donnie Darko & Silent Hill. As odd, depressing, dark and gorey (SilentHill) those two are, I enjoy them immensely for some reason.
answered 13 Aug '12, 00:00
In the name of love for my own vibrational state of happiness I will not look back into my past and dig out that which I would not want to have repeated in my life.
Lets just say there are books, movies and music that cast darkness on my days. Still I would suggest everyone go through the experience of reading, seeing, hearing them, if they don't have yet formed an opinion on such kind of things. But that's more for someone who's still searching for his way.
Once you know what way you want to go, you don't look at any other path.
The Green Mile - don't be fooled by Tom Hanks smiling face on the cover. Trust me you don't ever need to see someone being cooked to death in an electric chair.
Drive - Ryan Gosling but ultra slick violence - it made me feel quite unwell.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - that child catcher still gives me the major creeps - really evil.
The Smiths - "Girlfriend in a coma", "Heaven knows I'm miserable now" - it rains a lot in Manchester but really Morrissey there is no excuse for being that depressing! Brilliant though in the right context.
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