Laurios: No offense to you personally, but I think there’s a special place in hell for people who hate Pixar movies.
Especially for people who hate Finding Nemo.
That being said, I hated Cars. A children’s version of Doc Hollywood.
Fight Club, Requiem for a Dream, Trainspotting and Boyle’s film…
Pardon me if this is a repeat, do not have time to read the many pages of comments on this. Although perhaps it would be a good study in how certain movies are more Affective.
Juno, Little Miss Sunshine, and more recently 500 Days of Summer are examples of manufactured, Hollywood quirk. Pure formula. Each may have a somewhat original moment, but overall, are unexpected in very expected ways.
For the record, I absolutely HATED the Piano.
I won’t say that I hate it, but while I do very, very much get the humor in it, I didn’t think “This Is Spinal Tap” was really all that special.
And while I don’t necessarily hate “Slumdog Millionaire,” I don’t think that one’s gonna hold up well AT ALL over time. Yeah, that it’s supposed to be a fairy tale is just more-or-less an excuse to me, because it’s going to be overshadowed by the fact that it was financially rewarded and honored for somehow making light of, making it seem “fun” for kids and people to live in absolute squalor and appalling conditions that shouldn’t be allowed to exist in the first place.
I know these have been said but I have to say it again..just for emphasis…
The Dark Knight
all Spider Man movies
anything with Adam Sandler
The Big Chill
I also loathe movies by Spike Lee.
Lord of the Rings
later Scorsese (The Departed, The Aviator, etc)
Holywood animation (Shrek, Ice Age, etc)
2001: A Space Odyssey
all Michael Moore
Sweeney todd demon Barbour of the fleet street not hated but i have some problems with the direction
Someone has said here that he hated “Citizen Kane”. I don’t particularly hate it, but I wouldn’t call it the best picture ever – and serious critics do call him that!
I agree that it’s amazingly inventive in combining realism and expressionism. But sometimes for me it seems too inventive, to the point that its human side gets lost in the triumph of invention. Maybe it’s just that I hate the main character so much.
all tim burton’s film except big fish
yeah,hate me for this.
The Dark Knight
An embarrassingly bad film
Well, Punch Drunk Love has (seriously) 1,001 fans here (which ranks it around 140th), so ya, I’m goin’ with Punch Drunk Love.
Kill Bill Vol. 1 is the only movie that I wish I could unwatch! I found it simply to be shallow, nihilistic and unpleasant.
After watching Kill Bill Vol. 1 I know how Roger Ebert felt after watching Blue Velvet. I just felt violated after watching it.
All the film really amounts to is a series of bait and switches; setting you up with an impressive scene only to follow it up with a crass joke. The films brilliant opening close up of Uma Thurman, with the song “Bang! Bang! He Shot Me Down.” The films painful animated sequence with “Let’s get these piggy’s wiggling”. The movie shows people wallowing around in pain as blood gushes out of them like fountains. I do not find it fun to watch pain inflicted onto another human being!
All the while the film hides behind a myriad of film references. Some movies that are actually better and some that are far worse:
The Bride Wore BlackThey Call Her One-EyeLady SnowbloodFemale Convict: ScorpionGame of DeathBattle RoyaleDressed to KillStreet FighterKite (1998) animeThe Green Hornet
On top of all of this the action is very poorly directed. Tarentino very clumsily mixes samurai sword-fighting with Hong Kong style martial arts, and has no sense of rhythm or motion.
Most movies that come out now and get a lot of acclaim. I don’t know if it’s just me, but most movies that come out now leave me indifferent. Then again, most stuff that comes out now doesn’t do anything for me.
I find myself interested in things in older things than anything that comes out now (especially when it comes to music and movies). I don’t connect with this time very well (except when it comes to using the Internet —
the only thing I enjoy that most other people enjoy).
House of Games
Ever since the day I watched my first David Mamet film I have hated the man’s work. Its not that I just didn’t like the film, its the feeling behind the film that really pissed me off. I got this feeling from House of Games, that basically said, fuck you I’m David Mamet. Its the style of it , its the shitty acting, I understand they are all supposed to be uptight assholes with no emotions but come one. Its the horrible dialogue, its the robotic feeling to the entire goddamn movie, after this film I became physically ill and that is a small part of why I hate this piece of pretentious uptight motherfucking shithole that fucking David Mamet wrote and directed. So I end this off by saying, Fuck you David Mamet, fuck you.
Michael Bay, enough said.
Why in holy hell does everybody like this thing, its not good. If it was made with Joe nobodies instead of huge egomonsters celebrities than nobody would give two hoots in hell about it.
I quite like David Mamet – for pretty much the same reasons you don’t, John Smith…go figure.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (even though Altman’s my favorite director)
Thanks, JT. However I love TDBatB. :)
Yeah, I’d agree with most of JT’s suggestions, especially American Beauty, but I’m with Drew: I thought TDBatB was one of the very few decent films to be released in recent years.
Shindlers List and Saving Privet Ryan
Could I just argue that the other thread was a little different, being focused on critics, perhaps warranting its creation?
I was going to say the same thing. That would eliminate Cult films and whatnot.
Yeah, I said it.