I hate Saving Private Ryan with a burning passion.
And for some reason I get shit when I say I hate “Revolutionary Road”
I also somewhat dislike Farewell My Concubine, which apparently is a sin.
Amelie- I said I would have liker her enormously if she’d fallen head first into a chaffcutter and got badly zapped for being so cruel … :):)
Also hated The Queen and really got attacked over that
Whatever that putz Judd Apatow has made.
Whatever that charlaton Steven Spielberg has made.
Whatever features are made by today’s Frat Pack.
Much of the “serious stuff” (such as A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, etc.) by that evermore pretentious Ron Howard.
That’s all I can think of for now. These are just my feelings, please let’s not fight over my opinions. I just want to vent my exasperation.
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION and MAGNOLIA.
More recently, AVATAR and INCEPTION.
All Christopher Nolan films, Fight Club, Donnie Darko and Forrest Gump.
Well I’m sure I’ll get lots of yelling from the forum about these but:
Pulp Fiction – I can see why people like it, and I can say positive things about it objectively, but I don’t like it
The Godfather, Part II – So not better than the first, and too much crammed in…granted I only saw it once a long time ago, but that was enough for me
No Country for Old Men
punch drunk love i just didnt like it as much as of other people
I do love Tarantino, Antonioni and Boyle most of the time. Those ones are just films of theirs that didn’t work for me.
ooooooooo I’ll actually add that one to my list too.
‘tis the season for catching shit for not liking It’s A Wonderful Life.
Also, I should add to my previous post:
Elephant by Gus Van Sant
and basically ALL the superhero movies. The only reason why Iron Man didn’t completely suck is due to Robert Downey Jr. (my opinion of course)
pi, requiem for a dream, the fountain (the wrestler was the only aronofsky movie i was impressed by)
Toy Story 3.
Fight Club – I thought it was just okay, but even that doesn’t seem to sit well with a lot of people. And the fact that I haven’t even seen 300 gets a rise out of most.
Also I have not even seen other hugely popular films such as Titanic or Forrest Gump at all. It is baffling to some, not to me.
In other news: I don’t own a cell phone.
Boondock Saints. Though, the documentary Overnight is great.
I get a lot of shit for not liking 95% of Godard. And Tarkovsky. Probably a lot of other pretentious stuff.
Every time an actor TURNS TO THE CAMERA and starts philosophizing….TO THE AUDIENCE…..an angel bows its head and weeps.
Who gives you shit for this? It’s different with different groups of people for me depending on how well they know me, people that know I find it difficult to understand irony. Not in a dramatic sense. More as in – are you taking the piss?
I catch shit from these people who have somehow grown out of Godard (read French New Wave) and have progressed to watching Spaghetti Westerns, Giallo, Poliziotteschi and B Movies. And the odd movie that comes along that they like to discuss because deals with current big political issues.
Other people for not liking Hitchcock (boring) or Bergman (too psychological) or Scorcese (overrated).Same with Kubrick. I don’t really feel any kinship with any British directors.
Then there’s the people that insist on the greatness of things like Coen Brothers, Aronfsky, Fincher, Ridley Scott, Michael Mann or whatever else is supposedly today’s shogun cinema. New French films, new Japanese films. City of God and that lark.
It’s all a bit alienating to me. Is that understandable?
Seven Samurai – it’s boring!
Raging Bull (really any sports movie)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Cyrus (and I love Duplass)
The Kings Speech was retarded. Best picture, really?
This whole thread reminds me of the scene in MANHATTAN where Diane Keaton and Michael Murphy are trashing some truly great artists because they feel so above it all (“Ingmar Bergman…God’s silence…I mean, I loved it when I was at Radcliffe but give me a break”). It just disgusts Woody who dismisses such posturing as “pseudo-intellectual crap” as this does me.
You don’t like some of the great masters and works of cinema? Fine. Make a better movie, justify your position better, or shut the hell up.
Does this constitute “giving you shit”? Good.
Bad Lieutenant, The Devil Wears Prada, hmmm… there are others but my brain is fried right now…
Tom Biddle. Get off your high horse. Its just a silly thread. I am a teacher and quite regularly get shit for not liking some films- this generates discussion, conversation about why, what constitues a good film, taste etc… Rather than being ‘pseudo intellectual crap’, its just answering a question on a site about films.These kinds of questions and variations thereof are precisely the types of questions that are commonly asked ad infinitum on these sorts of forums. A variation on why do we not all share the same taste as each other, defend this film or that one…? I don’t get what is so ‘pseudo intellectual’ about listing films that you don’t like , or that you disagree with others are. When I think of ‘pseudo intellectual crap’ – Woody Allen springs to mind immediately.
Lol! Yeah, like, Interiors. Shoot me… RIGHT NOW… before I shoot myself.
Junderhump: I am a teacher as well. I realize this is just a fun little thread appealing to film geeks of all stripes. However, to just list a bunch of movies with no reasoning behind your judgment or tossing off something like “Hitchcock = boring” and “Scorsese = overrated” without any further comment is pointless.
WHY do you not like the films that your friends like? Just a BIT of aesthetic analysis would be appreciated. If that constitutes my “high horse”, cool. I prefer the view from up here.
Possible sequel to this thread: “films you catch shit for not liking and catch more shit for the manner in which you express your dislike for them.”