Sometimes I feel like I’m the only person in the world who HATED “Little Miss Sunshine”. I have yet to meet a person who shares that opinion. Help me out here!!
I didn’t hate Little Miss Sunshine, but it wasn’t so great. I do, however, hatehatehate “Office Space”. I may be the only one.
I hate Fight Club. I’m sorry. I know I’ll probably get flamed but I did and I can’t lie about it.
The only reason I did, is because I didn’t really buy into Edward Norton’s character being Durden, Fincher just never sold it to me. And so I saw the twist coming and didn’t buy into it because I was never sold on Norton’s character.
I didn’t hate Juno, but I thought it was greatly overrated. It was terrific to see a smart young adult on the screen; it doesn’t happen enough. But absolutely no effort was given to show how she might’ve gotten that way: her precociousness seemed fully formed, as if it came out of nowhere. I’dve been pleased just to see her for a moment or two with a book, say. Instead we got a screenwriter’s dream of what a bright young adult should be like, but it was very clearly a creation, and to my mind, an inauthentic one.
Sorry Adam; I loved Office Space. I’ve never known anyone who’s worked in an office who did not want to murder the printer at some point. At any rate.
I love all these movies.
Except Juno. God I loathed that movie.
I Loved Little Miss Sunshine, It’s in my top ten favorites. The one movie I can’t stand that everyone else likes is Dances with Wolves. Its boring, too straightforward and I cannot stand kevin costner as an actor.
I agree about Juno. I didn’t hate it, but it got too much recognition.
I have a strong feeling I’m the only one who hated The Nightmare Before Christmas. Even though I’d call myself a fan of Tim Burton, I find this movie unbearable. Maybe, I just associate it too much with all the goth kids who shop Hot Topic for Jack Skellington hoodies.
Crash (Haggis’ piece of shit, not Cronenberg’s masterpiece), post-ET Spielberg movies, Juno, Iron Man The Dark Knight, and actually every superhero movie ever made.
Any film by Wes Anderson.
Juno and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
Crash is truly horrible.
I’m with David, I hate Fight Club. Unfocused movie that doesn’t really know what it wants to be, and hinges on a twist that was absolutely predictable. Add to that a silly resolution and you have a crappy movie with a couple of okay scenes.
Oh good, I’m not alone in my loathing of Juno! I also can’t stand Pirates of the Caribbean and nearly walked out of the theater. Needless to say, I didn’t bother with the sequels. I don’t hate Office Space but I do think it’s terribly overrated. It has a few funny scenes, but the rest is mediocre at best. Wes Anderson is also starting to annoy me. I feel like I’m committing Auteur blasphemy when I say that… His films are well-cast, beautifully shot, with great music…but they never really resonate with me and seem to go out of their way to be “quirky” and idiosyncratic.
I agree about Juno. I yelled at my TV when Diablo Cody won the best original screenplay. That film was utter trash—who the hell even talks like that, especially in high school?
I do love the fact that Crash is a well-hated film on these forums. Shows that we may have hope in this world…
I agree with the whole Crash and Juno flaming, not so much Fight Club but then again I’m a fan of the novel to and just about everything
Chuck’s done. I actually through a shoe at my television when Juno got Best original Screenplay, just like when they looked back at all the other best picture winners and I went after Dances with wolves, I hate everything Costner has done except for Silverado.
Now onto the films which I’m going to draw flack about, everything Kubrick, I just never connected, Strangelove is decent, 2001 is a very pretty turd, Full Metal Jacket is nothing to get excited about, Clockwork was boring and uninteresting and terribly acted which makes me sad because I like McDowell, Spartacus is okay and I am sorry but I missed The Shining.
Also I think Tarantino is overrated and I don’t think Pulp Fiction is as Amazing as everyone else thinks it is, it’s good just not great.
for me it’s that brian de palma flick the black dahlia. I am fascinated by the story itself BUT hated that movie!
KARL: I’m interested in your opinion because I love hearing why people don’t like or don’t respond to Kubrick films. Have you seen any of those movies on more than one occasion? I can see why 2001 isn’t some people’s cup of tea, but did you not enjoy all of FMJ or just the second half? I find the first half of that film up until Pyle’s demise to be very entertaining and engaging.
Were there certain elements of Clockwork that you didn’t like? I have felt that ACO is a hard one to get into if you don’t buy into it within the first 15 minutes.
Another good question to ask is what are your favorite films or types of films you like? The films people enjoy really give insight to the types of films they tend to gravitate and respond to.
Mystic River. I hate manipulative movies like this. Sure the acting was good, except for Robbins who I thought was over the top, but i just don’t appreciate the twists in the movie. While we’re on the topic of Clint Eastwood add Million Dollar Baby to this list as well.
I agree about Little Miss Sunshine — I hated that movie with a passion. I think the recent trend of “quirkiness” substituting for actual character development or compelling storyline is depressing and just shows how cynical Hollywood can be ("Oh, America likes ‘weird’ now! We’ll give ‘em ’weird!’) Juno was better, but the dialogue once again tried too hard to be quirky and ended up really grating.
Thank you, Catherine!
I also hate everything Tim Burton did except “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”, and “Ed Wood”.
“Lost in Translation” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.
Pathetic. Not just style over substance, but style against substance.
I gotta say “Eastern Promises”. And not only did I not like the film, I also thought Viggo Mortenson’s performance wasn’t very good.
Bottle Rocket, Bottle Rocket, Bottle Rocket. Any Wes Anderson for that matter.
Juno, Crash (2004), Sweeney Todd, Broken Flowers, Moulin Rouge, 81/2, My Own Private Idaho, Mystic River, and every Disney movie ever made.
I agree with Juno, it’s widely overrated.
It seems like everyone loves Stand By Me. I mean, it was an okay film, it had its moments, but I really didn’t enjoy watching it that much.
The happening is more like: what just happened?