This is kinda a parallel to my other post. “Films you love but most people hate”. Just post up the movies that you really really do not like that others just seem to love. Magnolia, Rushmore (I love both PT and Wes Anderson), Inland Empire(I love lynch but this seemed to miss it’s mark.) Never Back Down. I don’t know how many have seen this but my brother and his friends are all about this film and this is the most predictable movie I have ever seen, The fight scenes are pretty good but thats it. Cabin Fever.
Fight Club, No Country For Old Men.
Second on Fight Club.
Adaptation, 21 Grams, The Boondock Saints, and The Shining.
The direction is solid, the plot whimsical, and the leading man is one of the most likable and capable actors this side of Jimmy Stewart. So why can’t I warm up to “Forrest Gump”?
I second 21 Grams.
i have a hatred for Sahara. i dont know what it is but its just the dumbest movie
A movie I will never watch again is MI:3. I was so utterly crushed by it’s ridiculous plot twist that my panties have been in a knot about it and have yet to become undone, even 2 years+ on.
And to those out there who wish to bootstomp Boondock Saints in these shadowy halls of movie discussion boards: make room.
I remember watching Secret Sunshine, I seriously wanted to like that film but simply couldn’t. It was only a few days later after thinking about did I realise I just didn’t like it.
To Jay Dingman: I’m going to assume you’re talking about the new one with Matthew McConaughey, rather than the Bogart one. The Bogart one is pretty good.
I seem to have an aversion to Charlie Kaufman, Being JM and Confessions of A Dangerous Mind are the only films scripted by him that I like, but his others are atrocious. I have yet to find a way into The Seventh Seal, though I don’t know if I’d say that I don’t like it…. yes, right now I would.
The Godfather movies – what is all the fuss about? I only saw the first one, which was OK as a film, but ultimately boring to me. No interest in seeing the second. In general, I dislike violence and consistent swearing in movies, but I am just old-fashioned (and old, as well). Sex scenes are OK, but gratuitous violence, no. I am from the Make Love, Not War generation. Yes, I don’t get out much anymore, preferring to watch the Criterion classics, TCM classic movies, etc. Stop the real world, I want to get off!
I like the first matrix but I hate the other two. Also the matrix brought in the whole slomotion fight thing and I wish that whould just go away. It was cool for just like that one movie.
Aw. I love 21 Grams.
But I can’t stand the Dark Knight. And Memento is such a damn gimmick, it makes me want to punch every critic that applauded it. In fact, I think Christopher Nolan is pretty overrated.
All my friends absolutely love The Devil’s Rejects.
I really hated it.
Oh, and I don’t like Requiem for a Dream. At first, I like the playful editing, but then it wears thin and becomes old. I like the Kronos Quartet, but god, that music was so thick throughout the whole film—it wouldn’t let up. Annoying.
And ultimately, I did not care for the story of the kids and their heroin problems. However, I thought the story about the mother and her obsession with losing weight was rather compelling, and the performance was stunning. I think that the movie should have been all about her, and with fewer gimmicks; then I would probably love it.
every single Jim Jarmusch film.
for all you Dark Knight haters, you’re not alone. read this forum thread from the summer.
I don’t hate this, I just don’t love it. Shelley Duvall just really annoyed me.
DANCER IN THE DARK
What? I have a strong dislike for musicals, so that might have something to do with this.
Life Is Beautiful
Awful, awful, and awful.
-2046 – very much like a vacuous and endless advertisement
-Babel – artificial and pretentious global ziggurat, cheap tearjerker
-Requiem for a dream – fatuous, over stylized, annoying montage, overall futility
-The Dark Knight
I won’t even bother to comment this last two, I simply detest them….
Crash and The Godfather
Don’t get me wrong, I sort of liked The Godfather. But not like other people do. And Crash sucked.
Any David Lynch. That includes Blue Velvet. Boondock Saints kills a part of my soul.
probably Jaws 3D
All the Star Wars movies!
No Country for Old Men? Great, a Coen Brothers movie with little sense of humor and a stale action plot masquerading as a parable of Good vs. Evil. Yeah, evil is an unreasonable hit man searching for a stolen bag of doe and killing everyone in his way. I guess you can say Die Hard was an allegory of Christ if you made the ending downbeat and somewhat unresolved. Oh, wait! It was also about the choices we make in life, like returning to the crime scene you stole drug money from to give a dying Mexican gangster water hours after he asked for it in order to move the story along. It had style but little of anything else.