Least Favorite Directors

by YourArgumentIsInvalid | created - 11 May 2011 | updated - 18 Sep 2011 | Public

1. George Lucas

Writer | Star Wars

George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Thomas Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional racecar ...

Give credit where credit is due. I do acknowledge that it was his idea that became Star Wars which we all know and love to this day. But then medichordians came into the picture, along with little kids and it all went down hill from there. The prequels were made for children right? That was why there was so much political stuff? Can't tell you guys how many times I watched C-Span on Saturday mornings when I was growing up.

2. Joel Schumacher

Director | The Phantom of the Opera

Joel Schumacher was born on August 29, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Joel T. Schumacher. He is a director and writer, known for The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Batman & Robin (1997) and Phone Booth (2002).

Being a lifelong fan of Batman, I was horrified by his films, Forever and Robin. I will say that he redeemed himself with Phantom of the Opera

3. Michael Bay

Producer | Armageddon

A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and Divinyls. His work won...

I like The Rock and his other films, even the first Transformers. But then came the second one.

4. Stephen Sommers

Producer | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Stephen Sommers was born on March 20, 1962 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Raised in St. Cloud, Minnesota, he attended St. John's University and the University of Seville in Spain. Afterward, Sommers spent the next four years performing as an actor in theater groups and managing rock bands throughout ...

GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra. DONE

5. Uwe Boll

Producer | Postal

As a child, he produced a number of short films on Super 8 and video before beginning his studies as a film director in Munich and Vienna. He also studied literature and economics in Cologne and Siegen. Uwe graduated from university in 1995 with a doctorate in literature. From 1995-2000, he was a ...

I really don't need to say anything

6. M. Night Shyamalan

Producer | Lady in the Water

Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots.

He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil ...

I liked Sixth Sense, Signs and Unbreakable. The Village came along, I didn't care for it, but I just dismissed it as that one flop every director has. Then Lady in the Water came out, I knew it was going to be crap but I still had hope that maybe he could pull one more good movie. Then came The Happening, and then Last Airbender.

My thing with him is that he has good ideas for movies, the problem is that his execution is off. He could be a solid producer and a good writer for the story of the movie, he just shouldn't write scripts or direct.

7. Brett Ratner

Director | Red Dragon

Brett Ratner is one of Hollywood's most successful filmmakers. His diverse films resonate with audiences worldwide and, as director, his films have grossed over $2 billion at the global box office. Brett began his career directing music videos before making his feature directorial debut at 26 years...

His X-Men movie was the first in a downward spiral for the franchise. I liked the first two Rush Hour movies, but then came the third one. I will say I really liked Red Dragon. Too bad that came out before any of the films that sucked, so X-Men 3 marked a downward spiral for him as well.

8. Roland Emmerich

Producer | Independence Day

Roland Emmerich is a German film director and producer of blockbuster films like The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Godzilla (1998), Independence Day (1996) and The Patriot (2000). Before fame, he originally wanted to be a production designer, but decided to be a director, after watching the original ...

Patriot was good, Independence Day was... okay. Everything else since has just sickened me. Day After Tomorrow bored the crap out of me, Godzilla was all around awful, 10,000 BC was just plain stupid (There are times where I flat out forget that I've seen that movie altogether) and I didn't even bother with 2012. What is it with this guy and crappy disaster flicks? I wouldn't have a problem with his movies if they didn't take themselves so goshdarn seriously.