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Highly Rated Movies You Don't Like
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What are the movies that everyone else seems to like that you don't? Here are a few of mine...

Tangled
I think this is an overrated, cliche, mediocre, mess. The whole script is plagued with overused jokes and ploys and slapstick and plot devices. Yeah, the animation is good and some of the songs are ok, but I was really bored during this, I never laughed, and overall it's just a joke that this is so highly rated.

Blade Runner
Ok, before you shoot me, I do like Blade Runner. I just don't love, love, love it. It was interesting and it had a cool atmosphere. I can appreciate the slow pace, but I think that it was a little too slow at times. And imho it just got too strange in parts, even for a sci-fi. Overall I did enjoy it but I didn't think it was groundbreaking. Maybe another viewing will change my opinion? I don't know...

The Untouchables
There were some well made scenes and instances of good scripting, but what bugs me most about this movie is the lack of escalation. The climax is kind of disappointing - there needed to be a bigger build-up of tension. Not to mention that Kevin Costner just can't play angry. He can't. His level of mad is like, oh-no-someone-hacked-my-facebook-and-wrote-a-goofy-status, not someone-just-murdered-two-of-my-friends. I found Robert De Niro a bit underwhelming as well.
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Gladiator for me. I think it's terrible, everyone else seems to love it.
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Definitely Avatar. Not big on Batman Begins either.
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nightstalkerpoet Wrote:Definitely Avatar. Not big on Batman Begins either.

I liked Avatar, but I didn't think it deserved so much praise - it's been said before: just a Pocahontas rehash with blue people and magical trees.

Batman Begins is in my Top 10.
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Off the top of my head Avatar, The Matrix, Inception, Bridesmaids.

And I don't know about highly regarded, but The Source Code, The Adjustment Bureau, and anything by Judd Apatow.
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I've always hated the hate for Avatar. I don't really think originality is the best judge for a quality motion picture.

Use to be Titanic for me, but I watched it recently and actually liked it so, how about the Sound of Music and Chariots of Fire.
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DominicCobb Wrote:I've always hated the hate for Avatar. I don't really think originality is the best judge for a quality motion picture.

My hate for Avatar has nothing to do with it being a rehash of Ferngully. It has to do with the fact that the movie is boring as f@#$, way too long, and the cgi looks like it belongs in video game cut scenes. You'd think with all the money they spent on this movie that they could get some decent realistic looking computer effects.
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Frantic Canadian Wrote:My hate for Avatar has nothing to do with it being a rehash of Ferngully. It has to do with the fact that the movie is boring as f@#$, way too long, and the cgi looks like it belongs in video game cut scenes. You'd think with all the money they spent on this movie that they could get some decent realistic looking computer effects.
That's okay. I'm also okay with people who say the characters and dialogue are lame. My response to those is first of all, it's not boring to me! second of all, it's a little to long but I don't mind; I don't really agree about the CGI; and I don't think the characterization/dialogue is really all that detrimental to it.
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Q2 Wrote:Gladiator for me. I think it's terrible, everyone else seems to love it.

*High fives Q2*, while I don't think it is terrible, I am forever baffled that it won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Also it's a goddamn Ben Hur rip off!

For me it's The Hangover. I laughed once. Extremely overrated IMO.

Also Burn After Reading. I am a big Coen brothers fan and just wasn't impressed. On the other hand, I really enjoyed A Serious Man and I think a lot of people (even Coen bros fans) didn't enjoy it.
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DominicCobb Wrote:I've always hated the hate for Avatar. I don't really think originality is the best judge for a quality motion picture.

Use to be Titanic for me, but I watched it recently and actually liked it so, how about the Sound of Music and Chariots of Fire.

Love Sound of Music. Top 20.

I didn't think the SFX in Avatar were bad, I just didn't think that the story was that great.
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