I really hated Cloverfield. Not sure exactly why, but I remember leaving the theater disappointed and pissed off.
Yeah, it was cancelled because FOX sabotaged it from the beginning. They aired episodes out-of-order, aired the pilot episode after they had aired 10 episodes, and consistently preempted it for one sporting event or another, which led to diminished ratings, which led to the show's cancellation. Firefly certainly had it's detractors, but it wasn't cancelled because of any of the issues you listed....Fitefly/serenity...There's a reason it was cancelled mid-season, you know. HINT: it wasn't because it was too intelligent.
Yeah, it was cancelled because FOX sabotaged it from the beginning. They aired episodes out-of-order, aired the pilot episode after they had aired 10 episodes, and consistently preempted it for one sporting event or another, which led to diminished ratings, which led to the show's cancellation. Firefly certainly had it's detractors, but it wasn't cancelled because of any of the issues you listed.
True; I've seen shows in recent years that were cancelled after only three or four episodes aired. Joss Whedon has been quoted as saying (in effect) he'd had meetings with executives at FOX who clearly didn't understand the show, and that even he couldn't understand why FOX wanted it in the first place because it didn't fit in with their "jiggles and giggles" programming at the time (i.e., shows like Married With Children). All things considered, it's difficult to understand how or why Firefly lasted as long as it did.That may be so...but lots of other shows have been 'sabotaged' the same way you describe, and they weren't cancelled in the middle of the first season. Generally , if a show is popular, it doesn't matter how many times they move it or pre-empt it: that's only an issue for a show that is struggling in the first place...
I admit it wasn't perfect, but it's my opinion that the chemistry between the cast members is what made Firefly so popular despite it's flaws; it was the unique combination of actors and their characters that made it work. And, yeah, I have my own list of things I like (movies, television, music, etc.) despite the full knowledge that they're rubbish....But hey, I DID mention to get those tomatoes ready: there are people who think this show is great, I just can't get why. The issues I mentioned just don't bother some people. It's not like I personally can lay a claim to great taste: there are lots of things that I like that are bad...it's just I KNOW they are bad, and I like them anyhow.
No, you aren't: In fact, I think all of Tarantino's movies stink, and I don't buy that 'they are just ironic , bad on purpose'. The man can't write, and everything he does is derivative and badly done derivative at that. I can see grade Z movies that are trying to be good movies, and do without the smirky 'I'm doing this on purpose' nonsense.I am going completely against the norm here, but I think that Pulp Fiction is one of the biggest pieces of cinematic tripe in history.
While I firmly believe the original to be the best Terminator flick I certainly don't hate T2. Almost everyone I meet prefers T2 though, interesting to meet someone else who likes the first one better!This one is going to be unpopular, but you did say "Movies that everyone else likes" so here goes: