Over the christmas period during my illness I was left with nothing to do but watch the wide selection of films available on normal TV as sky was being hogged by non ill members of the family. And I noticed that some films that were hailed as classics were on that I had never seen or had only seen bits of and after watching them wanted to write to tv producers to reclaim the hours of my life that was wasted. First off, 2001 a space odyssey (shock horror) what a waste of time, I really don't care how good the special effects were at the time, its the plot that bothered me. Lots of heavy breathing and "open the pod bay doors hal" meshed in with flashing lights and a big red one then after hal finally gets shut down the film becomes nothing but a long and probably expensive screen saver followed by a pointless and stupid ending that hardly makes sense. Next up we have assault on precinct 13 a film with so much potential, how can you go wrong with a siege plot, films like aliens, zulu, dog soldiers didn't but John Carpenter shows you how and its simple, all you have to do is reduce the potential suspense of several people defending themselves scenario down to a few minutes at the end of the film and fill in the lost time with a stupid build up thats more annoying than plot building, use piss poor characters and too few of them, include only one firefight that's shit anyway and then finish it all off with a crap ending that doesn't wrap anything up at all. Feel free to add your own.