Movies you hate that everyone else likes

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Movie Talk' started by Michael Bergeron, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Like the similar thread on here asking what films you like I'm curious which ones you hate that everyone else seems to like?

    I'll start us off:

    - The Matrix (any of 'em)
    - Avatar
    - Patton
    - Slumdog Millionaire
    - Moulin Rouge!

    I'm sure there are more but those are off the top of my head. :)
     
  2. hdtheater

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    Titanic
     
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  3. darthgordon

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    The new "Star Trek?" I used quotes not because it's a proper name, but because I find it to be Star Trek in name only.
     
  4. ONEYE

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    Star Wars, all the goofy aliens, and it's just too geeky/nerdy for me.
     
  5. Lutso

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    I'm with you on the Avatar thing. I liked it the first time I saw it, but after watching it twice, I realized it was crap. Seems no one else came to that same conclusion, because apparently it got better for everyone else the second time. Although admittedly it might have just been the incessant, relentless advertising campaign (even now, a year later) coupled with Mr. Cameron's bull**** publicity act that turned me off of it.

    My personal bane is the Ocean's Eleven series. I've had people swearing to me that those movies were the best things ever made for years. I hate them. I think the whole thing is just so stupid, the way all the characters are portrayed as being so cool and relaxed, the way they put together all those corny jazz-backtracked bank-rigging scenes, it's all just enough to make me...sick.
     
  6. Sigma-LS

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    I honestly don't think Avatar is on the "everyone likes" list. I would like it if it ended when the tree got blown up. "And that's how you scatter the roaches.":cool

    As someone who came from the heart of old Indian Territory, I found all that one with nature stuff to be extremely offensive. Like dad always said "Folks always killed whatever they could get their hands on to survive. Some just didn't have big enough numbers to do major damage to the ecosystem." Farmers are different but nomads...forget about it.

    Can't really think of any super popular stuff that I hate. Mostly all I can think of are polarizing fanbase popular things like Twilight (And the Rifftrax is gold in any case).
     
  7. Jannix Quinn

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    Bale Batmans.
     
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  8. Indys brother

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    As I mentioned in a similar thread, Roadhouse. But I'll add Titanic and Avatar, too. Also anything with Jack Black, and to an only slightly lesser extent, Will Ferrel.

    Honorable Mention ('cause I don't truly "hate" it) goes to The Hangover. I get why people like it, and maybe I waited too long to see it but it just didn't live up to all the hype for me.
     
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  9. micdavis

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    The Bourne movies and the new "Bond".

    Same thing really.
     
  10. Birdie

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    Predator. I've tried, gawd knows, I've tried, but it still sucks long and hard.
     
  11. MooCriket

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    ^I thought that was a GOOD thing, Birdie. I simply cannot stomach the Twilight movies...but I know most of you guys secretly love them.
     
  12. SSgt Burton

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    Terminator Salvation

    Trek '09

    LOTR (yeah I said it ;) ).


    Kevin
     
  13. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I hate the Twilight films too but I don't think they're an "everyone loves them" kid of flick. Very divisive.

    People liked Terminator Salvation? :confused

    As for LOTR I liked Two Towers but the other two I could do without.

    Also hate Peter Jackson's King Kong remake.
     
  14. E-Wan

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    Very much agreed on these!
     
  15. MisterScrub

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    Forest Gump...
     
  16. wannab

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    Bourne(s)
    H Potter(s)
    Matrix(s)
    Mission Impossible(s)
    Charlie's Angels(s)
    All but a couple Star Trek
    4 out of 6 Star Wars
    Shrek(s)
    All but the first Pirates of..
    Transformers(s)
    The Fockers(s)
    I am Legend
    Wall E
    The Da Vinci Code
    The Day After tomorrow (basically every film he made except Star Gate)
    Oceans(s)
    The Mummy(s)
    All but the first Superman
    Borat
    Ghostbusters(s)
    All Batman movies
    Road to Perdition
    Con Air
    Die Hard 2-?
    Narnia(s)
    Something About Mary
    Monsters Inc

    Whew, I could go on and on, but you get the idea.


    Doug
     
  17. Shade88

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    Almost every Will Ferrel movie, everything Jack Black, Avatar, The Matrix sequels, almost every Adam Sandler movie, Titanic... There are more, but I can't remember. lol.
     
  18. Lutso

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    This is another one I forgot about. I didn't much care for it either (and I also waited until long after it had come out). It had a few moments that made me laugh, but those were mostly Ed Helm's doing, and not necessarily the movie itself.

    Overall I just found it very unoriginal and childish. Didn't hate it, but didn't like it much either. The plot was stupid, the crudeness of it got old fast, and I found the characters annoying. I am literally the only person I know that feels this way.
     
  19. CB2001

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    In no particular order:
    Inception
    Avatar
    Titanic
    Valentine's Day
    Star Trek (the Abrams' lens-flare-a-thon and the POS Enterprise with the "iBridge")
    The War of the Worlds (Seriously, Mr. Spielberg, do you REALLY expect us to believe Tom Cruise's so called "average joe"? Not to mention the fact that I hate the freakin' characters we're following. The only one that seemed at all interesting was Tim Robbins' character and that was because of how nuts he was)

    That's about all I can think of for now.
     
  20. rodneyfaile

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    Not a movie, but I just cant stand anything Joss Whedon has done. It all looks and sounds so fake and contrived.
    Reminds me of the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers. Everyone else seems to love it.
    I think Dollhouse was his best stuff.
    I am worried what the Avengers will look like.
     
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  21. El Duderino

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    I liked Terminator salvation personally but about 95% of the other people out there did not. Not a very popular movie.
     
  22. Capn_Jack_Savvy

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    2001 - A Space Nodyssey

    Love the author love the book!
     
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    Wait ... did you finally see it?
     
  24. Wolfie

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    Ghostbusters. I guess I dont so much hate it as can completely do with out any of them.

    Blues Brothers, which probably crushes my husbands soul.
     
  25. CB2001

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    The only thing good that came out of Terminator Salvation, in my point of view, was Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series. And that's only because its a great example of machinima being used as a storytelling device (and as crazy as it may sound, there are people that like the Machinima Series more than they liked the film).
     
  26. burningman

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    * near all James cameron movies, T1 being the exception.
    * near all Tom Hanks movies, Bachelor Party being the exception
    ROtJ

    Everything with Nick Cage's hair
     
  27. jarvis

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    Another Titanic/Avatar vote here. So maybe not everyone like them. James Cameron figured out the secret recipe of stereotypical, watered down, cheesy characters and plot lines mixed with a $200 million + budget to get the most butts in seats. He's the Thomas Kinkade of filmaking.
     
  28. wooten

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    Tombstone. gawd awful. hated the performances, the crappy cinematography, the music, the whole thing. bleah. I thought Wyatt Earp was much better (although certainly not 'great' or 'perfect'.)
     
  29. JD

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    I would say Avatar, but I don't think anyone really like it.

    Most of the movies I really wouldn't say "hate," but I don't get why they are as popular as they are.

    Nolan's Batman flims - Dark Knight at least had Heath Ledger's amazing performance.

    Inception. It just wasn't that good.

    Pulp Fiction.

    Star Trek IV - this seems to be the most popular Trek movie. (In all honesty, outside of ST2TWOK, they all seem to be pretty mediorce, TNG films being the worst. I liked the JJ Trek a lot).
     
  30. Lutso

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    Anything by Tim Burton or Quentin Tarantino.
     
  32. Sigma-LS

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    Cameron bashing is fine, but Kinkade is a nice dude. I've met him twice and he has been very modest and kind. His work may not be groundbreaking but it's refreshing to see a few older styles kicking around and art that is at home in a nice classy house.

    But then again I loved the Thomas Cole and Ashcan stuff and Remington and Russel and such so cliche is probably right up my alley.:lol

    Hell the second time I saw Kinkade, he was making a sketch of the courthouse from down the street during the Art Festival in his kind of rough painting stuff. As I noticed who it was, some dude gave him a dollar because he thought the guy was a street artist! It took me a bit to wipe the grin off my face before I could walk over and say hi.
     
  33. Qrest Fourstar

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    Barton Fink
    ANYTHING by Tarantino
    2001
    The Dark knight
     
  34. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oh! Add Kill Bill for me. :D
     
  35. BB43MAN

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    Hate anything by that wierdo Tim Burton. Geesh, where did that guy come from?
     
  36. mrbungle

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    avatar and LOTR.............................

    and anything by tim burton except beetlejuice.......
     
  37. hdtheater

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    Another vote for all LOTR movies. But most of all, The Matrix movies. What I hated the most about those movies is the people that felt they had to sit me down and explain it to me. I got it, but they still are still terrible.
     
  38. Jeyl

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    Star Trek (2009)
    I'm a trekkie, film lover and a supporter for change, but I hated Star Trek (2009). I like progressive Trek, not backtracking Trek. I never wanted the old Trek back, so saying that this film sticks true to the original does nothing for me, and even that I'll debate. Freaking Uhura. How can anyone say that she's 150% more important than the original? Her portrayal was an insult.
     
  39. Jeyl

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    Oh, one other thing. ANYTHING WITH OWEN WILSON!
     
  40. Frosteon

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    Also dislike Bale Batman. Seriously, it's a couple hours of complete utter crap. too much blabbering nonsense, the fights were less than what They could have been. I felt robbed of the hours I put into watching those films.
     
  41. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I didn't like Batman Begins but Dark Knight was good for the Heath Ledger bits.
     
  42. rodneyfaile

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    Doc Holliday: I'm your huckleberry...
    Johnny Ringo: My fight's not with you, Holliday.
    Doc Holliday: I beg to differ, sir. We started a game we never got to finish. "Play for Blood," remember?
    Johnny Ringo: Oh that. I was just foolin' about.
    Doc Holliday: I wasn't.
    Doc Holliday: Say when.

    Ringo dies
     
  43. primer

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    How about Donnie Darko? I saw it a while back and wasn't impressed, even though lots of people were crazy about it and recommended it. Should I give it another chance?
     
  44. CB2001

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    Heck yeah you should give it another chance. I love that one. The most interesting twist on time travel I've seen next to Stephen King's The Langoliers.
     
  45. jlee562

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    I didn't hate the Nolan Batman films, but I certainly think they're highly overrated. I never bothered with Begins when it came out, but like most, wanted to see Dark Knight because of Ledger's performance. So when Batman first opens his mouth and speaks in Dark Knight, I almost burst out laughing. Was Christian Bale serious with that obnoxious gravely voice? That's really the best he could come up with? The narrative flow of Dark Knight was really weird too. For the first half of the movie, I swore Two Face was going to be the villain in the next movie. And then it had about 5 or 6 false endings.
     
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  46. GeorgeC

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    Frankly,

    I'm surprised that more people don't appreciate the 1990s animated Batman TV series and the movie spin-offs.

    Any of those are better than ANY of the live-action Batman films I've seen... Including the James Bondish-Nolan films.

    I never bought clever gadgets and black costumes as being what made Batman... let alone an actor I haven't care for in the films I've seen him in.

    Kevin Conroy IS Batman!!!!
     
  47. clonesix

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    I sitting here watching Star Trek The Motion Picture, and cannot believe how bad it is. How did Wrath of Kahn ever get made after this turkey?
     
  48. slave1pilot

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    Inglourious Basterds

    What a steaming pile.
     
  49. SSgt Burton

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    Because at the time, it made A LOT of money (82 million was nothing to sneeze at in the late 70s- and as an example that was more than 3 times what "Blade Runner" made). Fans went to see it. Non fans went to see it. And to be blunt, it was riding the coattails of the success of Star Wars.


    Kevin
     
  50. cayman shen

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    Saving Private Ryan and Gladiator. I just thought they were both really trying too hard. I actually almost laughed at the end of Ryan when the old guy fell to his knees. How corny.
     

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