- "highly rated" films that you just didn't like.
am watching the troll hunter atm (never seen it before),and am enjoying it,but the tv announcer compared it to the blair witch project.hence my thread.
i really couldn’t see what all the fuss was about with the film 😐
waay overhyped/overrated imho.
what would your choice(s) be?Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
I used to like Raiders of the Lost Ark until Amy pointed out on the Big Bang Theory that the story wouldn’t have changed if Harrison Ford Hadn’t of been in it. The Nazi’s would still have found the Ark, taken it to the Island and still died, even if Harrison had never of existed.Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Aliens – shouty, childish toss.
All the Matrix films – like being trapped in a corner at a party by a teenager who’s just discovered acid.
Top Gun – just acknowledge that it’s a gay love story – no-one minds anymore, it’s not the 50’s.
Point Break – see above.
JFK – Oswald did it.
Platoon – pointless egofest masquerading as middle class American angst.
Donnie Darko – if I have to find a website to explain what actually happened, it’s a badly made, pretentious bunch of arse.
Straw Dogs – funnily enough, most people DON’T enjoy being raped.
Alfie – the repulsive adventures of a ****.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
It’s funny, all the comments about the likes of Raiders, Aliens, 2001, Star Wars, Bladerunner, etc; I saw most of them first time around, as soon as they were released, long before there was any kind of media bigging them up, so I made my own mind up.Posted 4 years ago
And all of those films made a huge impression on me. Know why? Because all of them were absolutely unlike any film that had gone before. They were all, pretty much, ignored by the mainstream movie-goers too, it was only after some time that they started to get attention.
People now have the benefit of hindsight that wasn’t available back in the sixties/seventies/eighties, or whenever.
There was no Internet, or anything like that, the chest-burster scene in Alien was shocking the first time you saw it, it was totally unexpected, even to to cast; nobody other than the director and crew knew what was going to happen, so the shock on the actors faces is genuine.
Everyone now is so bloody blasé about films that were absolutely ground-breaking when released.lapdogMember
Shawshank redemption is predictable Hollywood feel good toss. Why do people like this derivative rubbish?
I have to disagree with those that dislike Bladerunner and Alien – they are game changing masterpieces. I even liked Prometheus and am really looking forward to the sequel.Posted 4 years agooldnpastitMember
Cloud Atlas. Heard the hype and watched it, totally lost after 15mins and it was no clearer by the end!
The book is amazing. Completely unlike any other book (well, except for all his other books). The film does well to come close, but is always going to be hard to make sense of on its own.
The first 3 modern episodes on the other hand…..
+1Posted 4 years agoPeterPoddyMember
Lost In Translation. Dull dull dull
Agreed. I saw it at the cinema and kept looking around to see if anyone else was enjoying it.. The place was pretty much silent. I think most people think it’s shit.
Also, American Beauty. Very very average at best.
The thing is, I reckon, is that people see a review or opinion from some cool person or critic of films like this that says how hip and cool etc the film is, then realise that’s must agree with them to be hip and cool also. Same goes for some music.Posted 4 years ago
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