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there have been bad films in recent years : 'mr .
magoo' was by far the worst ever made , the spectacularly bad 'blue in the face' , the horrible 'baby genuises' and now 'i woke up early the day i died' .
it may not however be the worst movie made but it certainly ranks as one bad movie .
the film's acting ( if that's what you want to call it ) is well mediocre to me .
loaded with a sensational cast you would think that the cast would at least save the film a bit , boy was i wrong .
after escaping from a mental institution 'the thief' played by billy zane goes out in the real world and finds that it is pretty harsh and gritty .
he turns to burglary to survive , robs a loan back , kills the loan officer and runs with thousands .
a country-wide man hunt is on for him to catch him and bring him down .
he ends up in a cemetery where he puts his money in a coffin to keep it for later , comes back and realizes that someone took it and put it somewhere .
now he is determined to kill all the visitors at the funeral earlier that day until he gets his money back , ultimately leading to a finale that is less that satisfying .
a film which was based on a 'long-lost' script by ed wood , i have only one question : no dialogue , only music and movement where exactly is the point ?
the film moves along at a rather slow pace , but does have one advantage : the soundtrack which is catchy and vibrant except the first song which can be offensive to some .
it opens with a fun , innovative opening credits sequence and quickly goes downhill after that .
some of the low points are when 'the thief' steals a woman's purse , and then she faints , sandra bernhard as a dancer and tippi hendren as a deaf woman whom 'the thief' kills to the music of 'psycho' .
come on people get some new ideas already !
what's even worse is that the film has no plot at all .
well to a certain extent it does , but who cares by the time the middle of the film arrives we're bored out of our mind and ready for something fun and exciting to happen .
'i woke up early the day i died' is a perfectly bad film .
it shows us how low filmmakers get sometimes just when desperate to make a movie .
even with the huge cast talent , the film is a waste of my time and certainly a waste of yours .
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