Watched it for the first time a week ago, and I just thought it was really really overated. I really like lawrence of arabia and Bridge over the river kwai but I found that the film dragged and the “famous ending” was nothing special.
OK, I’ll bite.
Lust, Caution- hated it
Adaptation- Really hated it
Walked out of Thelma and Louise but that was a long time ago so maybe I’d stick around to see them go off the cliff now.
There will be blood- Remake of a thousand morality tales that we’ve seen before. Nice landscapes though.
No country for old Men- I’m sure I’ve seen this film a couple times before…
Saving Private Ryan- The first 20 minutes are a wild spectacle as are the last 5 but in between? yuck.
Pulp Fiction- Will they just shut up please?
Three colors: Blue. Red and white weren’t as bad.
Singing in the Rain- I just don’t like musicals, I can appreciate the craft though.
Eyes wide shut- It just came off as the project of a lonely old man dreaming of hot young girls, really disliked it.
I reserve the right to change my mind if I see any of these again recently. Exceptt Lust, Caution which will always be terrible.
There are lots more where those came from.
While I don’t hate Citizen Kane it doesn’t really do anything for me. For me films have to do something on the emotional and the aesthetic front and Kane is empty emotionally. I much prefer Touch of Evil. Probably saw Kane too young and heard too much about it.
For real Jill, Marie Antoinette was pretty but horrible. Concur.
Also, Life is Beautiful is bad.
Crash was trash. But the biggest stinker of all time versus the accolades it got has to be the English Patient. I was bored to tears by it’s unconvincing love story, until by the end I sort of felt bad for laughing out loud. people in the theater were in tears. That made it harder for me to stifle my laughter. It started from the moment ralph fiennes escaped the Nazis on the train. When he leaps off, wipes out in the dirt, gets up and starts limping back to kristin Scott Thomas. That’s when I started chuckling. When he finds her and carries her out of the cave and does the silent scream, I couldn’t control myself.
Of course I felt vindicated by thale Seinfeld episode dealing with Elaine getting stuck seeing the English Patient twice. That episode made it all worth while.
Little Miss Sunshine was very overrated. It had test audience written all over it.
Wes Anderson’s films do nothing but propagandize life. The same thing runs through Cameron Crowes films. Their films have false hearts wrapped in showy quirkiness. They are superficially entertaining, but they spend so much energy trying to get you to be impressed with the main characters and very little time grounding them in anything authentic.
Little Miss Sunshine was possibly the worst movie I allowed myself to sit through. I hated every character from the moment they first appeared on screen. I didn’t laugh even once through the entire movie and actually found myself sighing and grunting through most of it.
I really wish I had seen it with one of the 99.999% of people who thought it was hilarious and inspiring, just so I could ask them to explain it to me.
I hated Wall-E and love every other Pixar movie. It was disheartening because it was my most hyped film of the year when I went to go see it too.
Batman (The Dark Night) , i mean you could see the age of terrorism all around that film. poor, overrated. let me just stop myself
At last, some other people who hate Fight Club, brilliant!
Well, i dont know if anybody else on here loves this movie but Butterfly Effect, to me, is about the shittiest movie ive ever seen. Ashton Kutcher is laughably bad as a dramatic actor, the concept is not as cool as people think and it’s just generaly a shitty movie. Everyone i seem to know LOVES the movie. I even heard one asshole actually say it was the best movie ever. c’mon!
Dude, Singin in the RAin Rules!!!
If only for the incredable “Make em Laugh” number
This is a hard forum to deal with…The Dark Night, Crash, Little Miss Sunshine…some of my favorites. But JUNO- way too overrated. Not so fucking great.
I really dislike The Squid and The Whale. It just comes off as Baumbach coming up with this really terrible family dynamic that could never happen, replace the parents occupations with anything else and I bet everyone would have called it on it’s mediocrity. Yet, he helped write Life Aquatic which is brilliant. Go figure.
Lost in Translation is well made and might grow on me but I really don;t care for it. Boondock Saints is terribly overrated.
I see what Phat Magik means about Lost in Translation. I used to have a personal vendetta against that movie. I absolutely hated it so much that I couldn’t even watch it to the end. Then one day I did, and it wasn’t so bad. Definitely not brilliant, but I have a new appreciation for it.
I haven’t seen it, but it seems everyone that I know (hyperbole) in my university is raving about the new Star Trek movie. It’s getting me annoyed because everyone who’s talking about it seems to think this is the most important film ever committed to celluloid, either for the sci-fi genre, for the entire history of cinema or for this year. I mean, come on.
Many films are bad, like Lost in Translation, but the one I truly hated was Memento. Can someone please give me back my 2 hours?
The Happening too! M.N.S. has done better…
Same here with WALL-E. It was so overhyped and when I finally saw it the film didn’t in anyway live up to what I was told. Sure it had amazing visual effects and animation but the supposed ‘brilliant’ non-speaking first 30min was just boring to me.
Also – all my friends love the Boondock Saints and I think it is one of the worst films I have ever seen.
The Shawshank Redemption – the overt attempts to get the audience all emotional only made me laugh.
The Sound of Music (1965) – More like the Sound of Mucus
Zabriskie Point (1970) – Now this is laughably hilarious, poorly acted pile of trite is considered a classic. I think critics got it right the first time.
A Clockwork Orange (1971) – Putrid acting that makes a stack of ham look natural.
Wanda (1971) – Is it any ‘Wanda’ why Barbara Loden never made another film again?
Reds (1981) – Typical Hollywood marxism: the young are photogenic and good-hearted; the old are ugly and repulsive.
Out of Africa (1985) – Quite possibly one of the worst movies to ever win the Best Picture Oscar.
Do the Right Thing (1989), Jungle Fever (1991) and 25th Hour (2002) – Blacks good. Italians bad. Koreans ugly. Such is the life in a Spike Lee joint.
Forrest Gump (1994) – Oh, kill me now.
The Passion of the Christ (2004) – The first snuff film to ever become a blockbuster.
Last Days (2005) – I could hardly wait for that loathesome prissy rock star to shoot himself.
I second Doctor Zhivago. Yaaawwwnnn.
I was in the shower just now when I remembered how much I hated Enchanted.
And eff A Christmas Story. Worst. holiday. movie. evar. In case you’re wondering what the best is, it’s Elf.
I wouldn’t say I hate these (not prone to extremes, me is), but I certainly don’t like them despite their virtues:
A Clockwork Orange
Woman of the Year
The Mother and the Whore
The Idiot (Kurosawa)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
Mother and Son
and I stop.
i didnt like juno or superbad at all. i hate all these new “teen” comedies.
and my vote goes to…. and my vote goes to…. Lost in translation! which is often mentioned in this thread… the story goes nowhere, and I felt empty when the movie was over. to add to the shame: the upper microphone can be seen in several scenes! any decent cinema school would reject this in any homework….Lost in translation! which is often mentioned in this thread… the story goes nowhere, and I felt empty when the movie was over. to add to the shame: the upper microphone can be seen in several scenes! any decent cinema school would reject this in any homework….
I hated Let the Right One In (with the exception of the pool scene, I’ll give it that). I think I’m the only person on the planet that didn’t love it but I didn’t. I thought it was underdeveloped and silly. It could have had me with the cinematography but I couldn’t get past how unfulfilled I felt after watching it.
I also couldn’t get into There Will Be Blood and don’t really get the excitement over P.T. Anderson. I feel like I must be missing something because everyone thinks he’s great but… meh.
Some others include The Rules of the Game (I tried, I really did… maybe I was just tired when I watched it?), Pulp Fiction, The Kill Bill movies (I’ve never admitted that before) and Knocked Up… not funny at all.
well clearly you have some problem grasping the direction of these films (honestly all of which you have mentioned are 4 star films) im not trying to sound snobbish but you need to re watch those films again, especially LTROI and TWBB, with a different frame of mind. Just let the story happen and dont try too hard to find some sort of hidden meaning. haha and kill bill and pulp arent comedies…
o and I heres a few I dont really care for:
The French Connection
A Few Good Men
Network. I didn’t hate it, but I was definitely not a fan.