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Highly Rated Movies You Don't Like
#31
QuickCut Wrote: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...

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#32



The 205 minute epic film Andrei Rublev by Andrei Tarvosky. Although often acclaimed as one of the greatest, it could very well be the most inaccessible movie ever made. The film is composed into seven episodes only loosely related to one another, and each episode was incredibly abstract and dark that it was nearly impossible to follow. The film is about the importance of art and faith in our lives, although this was explored in an incredibly challenging and metaphorical way.

Don't get me wrong, I like artsy movies like 2001 and The Tree of Life, but I just couldn't get into Andrei Rublev. The film was so slow, and it took me two weeks to finish the movie. Still, I respect it, and I hope that after repeated viewings I will appreciate the movie more and more.
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#33
hebrides Wrote:Actually, I'm with Gaith on that one.
You, sir, are a man of excellent taste and refinement. Smile


... I agree with Ebert that Fight Club (2 stars) isn't anywhere near as good as Seven (3.5 stars).
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#34
BladeRunner391 Wrote::o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o (etc.)

^^ those are happy/excited emoticons, not angry ones. You're looking for something more like this line-up:

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and maybe even...

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#35
I only saw Blade Runner once, in high school. I wasn't too impressed, because I wasn't really ready for such a slow-moving, arty movie, but in retrospect I consider it awesome, and look forward to seeing it again some day - projected on a screen, because it's the sort of experience that loses tons of effect when shoved into your eyeballs by a backlit monitor.

That said, I loved the look and the mood, and hated seeing the blue skies at the end. Do any of the versions not have that shot?
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#36
I disliked Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban because it is the first book/movie to really set up the back story, and the film drops the ball. It is the single biggest reason that the later films made less and less sense to people who hadn't read the books.

Here is why:

Lupin explains that "Your mother was there for me at a time when noone else was" but that is VERY untrue.

Lupin was best friends with James, Sirius, and Peter Pettigrew at school. The four of them collectively were the "Marauders" - They created the Marauder's Map. Lupin is Moony(werewolf), Sirius is Padfoot(dog), Peter is Wormtail(rat) and James was Prongs(a stag). Those were the creatures that each of them could turn into.

That is why when Harry sees the Stag Patronus, he thinks he sees his dad. That's why in the last one, Snapes Patronus is a doe, because Lilly's was a doe... because James' was a stag.

Also, the reason that Sirius "killed" all those people and went to Azkaban is that he originally was supposed to guard the secret of where Lilly and James were hiding. At the last second, they switched to Peter, thinking Sirius was too obvious.

When Voldemort killed them, Sirius went looking for Peter to confront him. Peter(Wormtail) was able to cast a laughing spell on Sirius, then blew up the street and killed those people, and escaped as a rat.

Because everyone though Sirius was the one protecting the secret, they never even knew they should be questioning Peter's betrayal.

... THAT is why I hate that movie. The entire story gets changed and way too much info is left out.
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#37
Wow, where to begin?

Before I get on to the ones I dislike, I must say a few quick words in defense of my beloved Eternal Sunshine. Brilliantly structured, smart, human. Jim Carrey's best performance. And I want to marry punk-rock Kate Winslet.

But I agree that Fight Club isn't worth all the adoration it gets. If you look back at The Sixth Sense after knowing the twist, everything makes sense. If you look back at Fight Club after knowing the twist, nothing makes sense.

Avatar was OK, but way overrated. It was all about the 3-D. It should have been a mild hit, not The Biggest Hit of All Time.

Same with Gladiator. Good action, but two-dimensional characters, and an ending ripped off from Braveheart. I still can't believe that thing won Best Picture.
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#38
TomH1138 Wrote:But I agree that Fight Club isn't worth all the adoration it gets. If you look back at The Sixth Sense after knowing the twist, everything makes sense. If you look back at Fight Club after knowing the twist, nothing makes sense.

I loved Fight Club. The Sixth Sense on the other hand I hated. In fact I gave up on M. Night Shyamalan after Signs. He's just a one-trick pony. Everything has to have a twist with him.

TomH1138 Wrote:Avatar was OK, but way overrated. It was all about the 3-D. It should have been a mild hit, not The Biggest Hit of All Time.

I thought Avatar was alright until the Na'vi were introduced and everything went all cgi. Definitely agree with you on everything you said about it.
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#39
(pt. 2)

Blade Runner: Saw it once in college before I really understood film. I liked it OK, but I think I would like it much better now, especially since I understand how much it influenced other movies I love, such as Back to the Future II and The Fifth Element.

Love Sound of Music.

Matrix: As with Avatar, it's all about the effects (which are phenomenal). But the story is poorly paced and the characters are inhuman and uninteresting.

Pirates 1: Great action sequences wrapped around unlikeable characters.

300: I rarely say this, but this was a pornographically violent movie. The loving way in which every beheading and death was portrayed - I think this movie was made for serial killers.

Kill Bill 1: See above comments for 300, because they all apply here. Kill Bill 2 had a story, characterization, themes, and humanity. Kill Bill 1 was devoid of all things, and inexplicably, the critics like it better.

Spider-Man 2: Hailed as the best in the series, but IMO it's the worst. One bad cliche after another.

Saving a child from a burning building? One character leaving another at the altar? (What is this, Friends?) Ripping off the Richard Donner-Superman run through the alley to change into the costume again?

Peter inexplicably loses his powers, then gets them back just as inexplicably. There's a whole scene of Peter eating lunch with the landlord's daughter that accomplishes nothing in terms of story, character or theme - I have no idea how this scene wound up in the film. Aunt May's subplot about losing the house (again) is not integrated into the larger plot in any way. It can be completely removed without anyone knowing it's missing.

Peter and MJ, who were so great in the first movie, become obnoxious and whiny here. The bad acting and the atrocious dialogue doesn't help.

And yet this film regularly gets 4 stars from movie critics and fans, who usually place it above X-Men 2 and Iron Man 2, which IMO are hugely more exciting, more entertaining, and more inventive superhero sequels on every level. I just don't get it at all.

Of course, you're entitled to disagree if you want. Smile
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#40
Frantic Canadian Wrote:I loved Fight Club. The Sixth Sense on the other hand I hated. In fact I gave up on M. Night Shyamalan after Signs. He's just a one-trick pony. Everything has to have a twist with him.

What specifically didn't you like about The Sixth Sense?

I loved Fight Club right up until the end, but, man. That "twist" was the worst thing ever.
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