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  • Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    You know, the films that most people claim to hate.

    Just as an interesting counterpoint to the other thread.

    I like Moulin Rouge.
    I have a soft spot for Titanic – the schmaltz just makes it more watchable. 😀
    I love Dumb & Dumber.
    And The Blair Witch Project isn’t bad either, certainly far more interesting than the likes of Hostel or Saw.

    Be honest – what other films generally considered rubbish do you really like?

    Premier Icon wiggles
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    Adam Sandler films like the waterboy and happy Gilmore…

    They are by no means great films but they still get a chuckle out of me.

    cynic-al
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    I don’t like anything that’s shite 😛

    Seriously, Near Dark is the first to spring to mind, Blair Witch too, but I do think it’s a good film.

    Pigface
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    A life less ordinary

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Most (but not all) Jason Statham films.

    Demolition Man (it was on the other night, and I still think it’s a work of visionary genius).

    jambourgie
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    Commando.

    Not sure if it was poorly rated at the time, and I’m not sure if it was intentionally funny but..

    wysiwyg
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    Robocop 2..

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Ah, missed that thread.
    Sorry folks.

    winston_dog
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    Mr Deeds and Happy Gilmore are comic genius.

    Quite like Splash as well.

    joolsburger
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    HAppy Gilmore is a classic, I’ve never heard otherwise TBH.

    _tom_
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    Adam Sandler is an incredibly annoying cockbag in every film he stars in.

    peterfile
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    Ah, missed that thread.
    Sorry folks.

    Nah, to be fair, it’s two different things. I’ve enjoyed quite a lot of things that are well made but received poor reviews from critics and/or joe public. Definitely not bad movies, but was just surprised when I checked the ratings after I’d watched it to see it had been slated. Quite a lot of British independent movies seem to suffer on IMDB for for example. Presumably because the international element don’t “get it”?

    Dude Where’s My Car

    +1 for Statham’s stuff too.

    Houns
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    Yep Statham here too

    Premier Icon DezB
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    First time I saw Blair Witch Project was on a dodgy DVD before it was in the cinema over here. Watched it with a girlfriend in a dark room and we crapped ourselves. It was so original and damn scary. All the hype blew it out of proportion so I don’t think people got it really. Tiny budget, so different from anything else. Anyway, it was great. Haven’t watched it aince though.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Dez,
    It was so original and damn scary.

    I thought it really worked well, but I only saw it after all the hype.
    Wish I’d seen it beforehand.

    Anybody catch Monsters when it was on Film4 recently?
    Excellent low budget Brit produced sci-fi.
    Highly recommended.

    nicko74
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    Another for a Life Less Ordinary here. Great film, couldn’t believe it when I saw it had 6.something on IMDb.

    Hot Tub Time Machine

    Premier Icon Capt. Kronos
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    Hammer Horror 😉

    Premier Icon dallas95
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    Dude, where’s my car?

    and Days of thunder…

    Anybody catch Monsters when it was on Film4 recently?
    Excellent low budget Brit produced sci-fi.
    Highly recommended.

    Yeah, I saw it when it came out. Excellent film made on a minuscule budget with impressive special effects produced using little more than a couple of Apple Macs in the directors bedroom.

    _tom_
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    Yeah I thought Monsters was pretty good as well.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    King Kong (remake). Lots to criticise, sure, but plenty to like as well.
    Is Dumb and Dumber poorly rated? I went in to review it for a newspaper, expecting to hate it, laughed like a drain.

    shermer75
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    Dune.

    Not a patch on the book, but a wonderful rendition of a Gothic space opera.

    I like the chronicles of Riddick for the same reasons.

    pondo
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    Happy Gilmore is my go-to film when I just want to aim my eyes at something cheery and not think too much. Always cheers me up – “I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast”.
    “You eat pieces of shit for breakfast?”
    It’s not Oscar Wilde, but it puts a smile on my fizz. 🙂

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    Heavens Gate. A disastrous flop.
    I love it. The only cowboy film I know of that has roller skating in it.

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    Pearl Harbour. I hate that I love it….

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I did like Titanic, it’s pretty simple- the first 2 hours is showing you things, the last hour is trashing the things you’ve seen. Everything else is ignorable. Just got to watch it for the spectacle really.

    CaptJon
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    Monsters has 72% on Rotten Tomatoes, so not particularly poorly rated (although it has a lower audience rating).

    Super troopers

    hounslow
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    the Monsters director got the Godzilla remake job off the back of it so plenty of the right people liked it.
    Nth-ing Statham films (usually) and I liked Prometheus.

    neninja
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    Was having this very conversation in the pub last night. I have to agree with loads of the films mentioned above – Happy Gilmore, Dumb and Dumber, Transporter and Crank films.

    A couple more to throw into the mix are Nacho Libre and Peewee Herman’s Big Adventure.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Reminds me of another one – absolutely panned by those people referred to as “the critics”, but when I saw it I thought it was brilliant, an utter classic: Heaven’s Gate.

    and I liked Prometheus

    Yeah, me too. I think the critics panned it because the expectation was that it was going to be another Ridley Scott alien masterpiece. It wasn’t that but it was still a very good film I thought.

    brakes
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    Hudson Hawk

    now that’s a lie. no-one likes Hudson Hawk.

    nickswolves
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    I really enjoyed The Expendables and that got panned at the time by most critics!

    st
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    Another vote for Hudson Hawk here!

    coogan
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    Me too also with Life less ordinary. Film cracks me up!

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