Everyone has a bad travel story. We’ve all lost baggage, had someone else’s suitcase handed over to us, or had a co-passenger who snores too loud on a flight. And don’t even get us started us on people with babies on flights. However, there are a few people who’ve had worse travel stories. Who, you ask? Your favourite film characters! We’re pretty sure that having a whiny baby beats the hell out of being chased by a murderous gunman! Read on to find out some of the worst film travel stories, ever. And then think about how fortunate you actually are.
Clash of the Titans was a smorgasbord of sword wielding, Greek mythology and a whole lot of traveling. Perseus, played by Sam Worthington, has to travel all the way across a small continent, kill Medusa (who turns people into stone by looking at them, FYI) and get her dead head back home. The worst part? He’s chased by humongous scorpions who almost gut him. Ugh!
Shaun of the Dead
Let’s face it, Shaun of the Dead was epic. Another epic moment was the journey from Shaun’s house to the Winchester pub. With zombies all around, oblivious parents who have no idea what the hell is going on and the Idiot Ball, that’s a pretty bad combo. Suddenly, losing your bags sounds much better, amirite?
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Samwise Gamgee and Frodo Baggins deserve a cookie for making it to Mordor. The journey from the Shire to Mordor would make anyone shudder. Also, there isn’t a lot going for Frodo – idiot companions, the sheer distance, an addicting ring of power, man-eating spiders and a bunch of Grim Reapers chasing you. Did we miss anything? It doesn’t matter, because they made it to Mordor!
You’re a pilot, you get to fly planes and get paid for it. What could go wrong? A lot. Denzel Washington is the aforementioned pilot, who has to fly to Atlanta. What makes this the worst film journey is when your plane stops working, you fly upside down, and then crash land in an open field, killing six of your passengers. Sound like fun? We thought not.
You’re an astronaut, you’re detached from your shuttle, floating in zero gravity and your crew has holes in their heads. As horrible as that may sound, the view of Earth from space is to die for, so it’s worth the trouble.