Critically Acclaimed Movies we Hate

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Juno is an overrated crap.

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I feel like I must be the only one who hates it. I tried to give the movie the benefit of the doubt but it was just boring, and the whole silent movie homage gimmick gets old quickly.

I agree about District 9. Oh it wasn't set in the US it must be good. The whole movie was boring.

I didn't really dig Shrek 2.

Off the top of my head:
Inglorious Bastards
The Hangover
Borat
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
District 9

I liked a lot of the frequently listed, especially inception, but that's you guys' opinion.

I think that Nightmare Before Christmas can only be loved by those who saw it as kids, because when I saw it for the first time last year, I could not grasp for the life of me why people go on about how "amazing" it is.

The Informant! bored the crap out of me in a way that no movie has done before, which is an achievement considering I still like Psycho, and literally nothing happens in the movie for the first 40 minutes.

Brazil
Forrest Gump (Not a bad movie, just too hyped to enjoy)
Super 8
District 9
A Clockwork Orange (A better book than a movie, it feels like Kubrick being edgy in the 70s)

Full Metal Jacket (The first 45 minutes are the parts people seem to remember anyway, and it's the best part of the movie)

Dawn of the Dead (Romero's Version just feels too long, too overwrought with symbolism. That's not to say Zack Snyder's DOTD is better, in my mind, Romero made the greatest Zombie movie ever, Night of the Living Dead, and that's his best Zombie movie)

Precious (I'm just saying the movie would have been better if it had been more than one girl being abused... Instead of picking on one girl and making me feel truly bored with her plight. Judge me if you will, but by the time another thing piles onto Precious, It's hard to feel pain for someone whose being constantly shat on)

Zombieland (If you don't mute the first 10 minutes of the movie, and take off the mute immediately after Woody Harrelson shows up, otherwise it's kind of a fun movie. I just can't stand hearing that dreaded rulebook read in the smuggest voice I've ever heard, every other rulebook mentioning there after is fantastic)

Leon: The Professional (Insufferable. Leon has no personality, and with no personality, I expect someone to have one, even Gary Oldman would suffice)

That's about it.

I don't hate it, I don't really hate any films, but I was rather disappointed by Avatar. Everything was fantastic except the plot and some of the characters. A shame really. Cameron, watch Aliens again. Remember that?

Kaulen Fuhs:
The Wizard of Oz.

Don't know why, I just don't like it.

Try watching it with Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon when she enters technicolor OZ. Just a little experiment.

Wall-E. Not clever. Hardly cute. And fuck all of the agenda bullshit getting shoved down my throat. If you're going to do it, be a little more subtle about it, not "HERR HERRRRR FAT PEOPLE."

I don't hate it but after thinking about for a while I realized I didn't really enjoy Lord of the rings, it's just so tedious.

Titanic and Avatar

Avatar is basically pocahontahs but sci-fi'd. Its graphix are good to say the least but other than that, its pretty overrated.

Titanic just doesn't look like my cuppa tea. Romance and Tragedy. eww!

It's to the point where I feel like I'm in a minority for liking Citizen Kane. Yes, it's critically adored, but I've yet to encounter someone else who actually enjoyed it.

Anyway, I'd throw in all the action-movie classics, like Die Hard, Predator, etc. These are probably stellar examples of their genre, but I really don't like big dumb shooty explosion movies, even when they have an intelligent message underneath. Action sequences usually feel like wastes of time between the dialogue sections that matter, for me. So yeah, any action-heavy movie.

avatar
inception
the tree of life
antichrist ( the lars von trier torture porn that critics loved)
batman begins
the dark knight
scott pilgrim
begotten (so boring)
fight club

Personally I don't have any hated films. If I hate them most people hate them already.
I mean, if there is a good movie there will be A LOT of people who will dislike it either way. I tend to be quite neutral in most ways.

This thread makes me want to cry. :(

The expendables: Friends tell me its a funny shit action movie but after watching it it's not funny and hardly even action. Zero plot at all, terrible acting and all those big names thrown around? yeah they stand, they walk and have two or three proper scenes all of witch I could top in ten minutes of saints row 3.

District 9: Handy cam, reminded me of cloverfield. Could of kept my interest had they dropped the BS.

Oh yes and scott pilgrim: It doesn't help that I'm the worst kind of person to so something romantic to but all the weak "gamer" (yeah no, a few little details and then so much bright crap) references in the world couldn't make me like the main character, give two shits about the plot or anything other then floating-vegan-psysic

Anything Star Wars.

The end.

Darks63:

SckizoBoy:

Enemy at the Gates - (excuse me) RRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGEEEEEEEEE...

Yeah it sucks how they turned one of the big snipers duels of the east front in one of the most brutal battles of the eastern front into a cheesy love story, plus the laziness of everyone having a British accent .

I seem to recall two things about the movie:
- It wasn't critically acclaimed
- It wasn't historically accurate (namely, the sniper duel never happened)

Another movie comes to mind that I don't like that everyone else seems to love is It's A Wonderful Life. Can't stand it, and it only became a 'classic' because its copyright expired and no one bothered to renew it because it was a flop, thus allowing tv channels to air it without having to pay a dime.

MaximumCrux:
This thread makes me want to cry. :(

Me too. :(

I remember thinking Wall-E was mediocre when I first saw it.
I didn't care for Million Dollar Baby. I think the message of that film was essentially: "fighting is for boys, now get back in the kitchen, woman!"

Fucking Buried....

Waste of 90 minutes.

I didn't hate Star Wars, but I have no idea why the hell the series is as popular as it is. Also, I can't stand Knight's Tale. I have no idea why, but I can't.

I could not enjoy Cool Hand Luke. Sure, it had a great climax, but it was boring and I just couldn't care about the characters.

I'm an anime fan who didn't like Akira.

Gattaca: Dialogue on par with Final Fantasy XIII and the endless, endless preaching killed this movie for me. One of the main conflicts seemed to contradict itself as well:

Some of this stuff may have been intentional, but to what end? Andrew Niccol is to subtlety as Michael Bay is to wit, so it's not like there's any subtext that isn't painfully and repeatedly turned into text.

It's entirely possible that I missed that one plot point that explains it all. If that's the case, I blame the movie. Fuck you, movie.

Crash (the Paul Haggis one): No. For obvious reasons, I won't go the satirical route and fill this space with rabid and incredibly overt racial slurs to show off how subtle and widespread racism is in society. I also won't pretend be an bizarre ethnic stereotype for comic effect. Lutefisk.

MaximumCrux:
This thread makes me want to cry. :(

You and me both. All I've been taking in from reading a lot of this is that people don't seem to like good films -- at least mostly. As for the OT the only critically acclaimed movies I didn't like were Avatar, Titanic, and Hurt Locker: all of those movies had potential to express something interesting, but totally missed it.

regalphantom:
I didn't hate Star Wars, but I have no idea why the hell the series is as popular as it is.

It's a little thing called the 70s, and another little thing called reviving the entire sci-fi genre.

Freaky Lou:
It's to the point where I feel like I'm in a minority for liking Citizen Kane. Yes, it's critically adored, but I've yet to encounter someone else who actually enjoyed it.

I feel the same way with 2001: A Space Odyssey. Sure, it was 2 and a half hours, half of which was watching a space ship float around, but, dammit, I loved it.

The fucking Deer Hunter.

Couldn't even finish it, the acting was atrocious, there was no reason for me to give a damn about the characters and my god, is it slow.

And then I rewatched Apocalypse Now and felt better.

TheAmokz:

Scarim Coral:
I guess I'm the first to say Avatar. Sure the 3D and the fantasy setting were good but the plot and the rest of it wasn't.

Glad i'm not the only one.

No words can describe my hatred towards that movie.

Thank you both, indeed thank everyone who who recognized avatar as a piece of shit.To all of you I say 'Go neiri an bothar leat'. That phrase is Irish/Gaelige and it means may the road rise with you.

Now that the pleasantries are out of the way, lets vent. Fuck that movie, it was unoriginal in every way possible. It was so shockingly predictable that at times I thought I could sing along. Perhaps most sickening was the sheer adoration this film received. How many of you felt alienated from those who lurved da shit outta dis muvie. I certainly did, it made me think of the nofx song 'The idiots are taking over'. I can understand people having different tastes but why avatar?! AND WHY YOU JAMES CAMERON?! YOU WERE GOOD ONCE, ALIENS AND TERMINATOR 2 ARE IN MY TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES OF ALL TIME AND I'M SURE THEY ARE IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF MANY OTHERS. PLEASE JAMES YOU WERE GOOD ONCE, REJECT THE DARK SIDE AND RETURN TO US.

Wait he also made titanic... Yeah fuck him.

217not237:
I feel the same way with 2001: A Space Odyssey. Sure, it was 2 and a half hours, half of which was watching a space ship float around, but, dammit, I loved it.

I haven't seen it, but from what I know of it, the whole HAL-killing-everyone thing wouldn't have had nearly as much impact if not for the very methodical pace building up to it.

Ronmartin:
I don't know if they were critically acclaimed, but my top two turds were enjoyed by people who I had previously not suspected of mental disability, and I couldn't stand them.

Transformers. While the later ones were renowned for their awfulness, I never saw them because subjecting myself to sequels of this stewpot of awfulness would be akin to drinking poison through my tear ducts. It couldn't decide whether it wanted to be about robots, soldiers, or angsty, lusty, ugly, stupid teenagers. Need I say how I felt about Shia's character?

Elf. This movie was played every FUCKING year in my high school to the delight of, it seemed, everyone but me. Dear God, have mercy on the human race. That is all.

Transformers was little more than a GM car commercial of feature film length.

Elf was on USA Network every day around Christmas for the past too many years. And... I cannot stand Will Ferrell.

I think a few people are confusing "critically acclaimed" with "popular". Avatat has cropped up a few times and, while it was popular, the only critical praise it got was for its use of 3D, which was the main purpose of it- to try and show that 3D could add to the movie experience and wasn't just a gimmick. No one thought it had a grounbreaking plot or anything more than passable acting.

The 1995 Ghost in the Shell film. I'm sure it was awesome back then when anime was pretty rare in the US, but it has not aged well. The constant exposition just kills it.

I have a whole lot more movies everyone else hated that I really liked (Wachowskis' Speed Racer being the most obvious culprit).

Elf.

I'm sorry, but I just don't think Will Ferrell is funny.

The Harry Potter film series is mostly trash, Chamber of Secrets and both parts of Deathly Hallows are the only good movies out of the batch.

Half-Blood Prince got 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it's one of the most technically and conceptually flawed movies I have ever seen, and it's not just because it completely shit all over the book's plot by making it Harry Potter meets Twlight.

Freaky Lou:
It's to the point where I feel like I'm in a minority for liking Citizen Kane. Yes, it's critically adored, but I've yet to encounter someone else who actually enjoyed it.

I LOVE Citizen Kane and regularly watch it at least twice a year. Sadly I too rarely come across anyone else who likes it. Most people who mention it tend to call it boring, stupid and/or outdated. These people can be safely dismissed as dullards and philistines of the highest order. How did we end up with a society of people who are more than happy to flaunt their poor taste and ignorance as though it were somehow admirable?

That may seem a little over the top, but damn it all people there are RULES.

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