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Old 01-11-06, 01:30 PM
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What universally hated movies do you actually like?

A co-worker and I were talking about movies we like that everyone seems to dislike or even hate.

Here's a few of mine:
Armageddon: Sure, it's over the top (understatement) but, dammit, I enjoy it.
Halloween III: Love it, watch it every year. I even put that "2 more days to Halloween" song on a Halloween CD I made this year.
Superman III: Sure, it turns the Superman series into the equivalent of Adam West's Batman. I love it!
The Hulk: I actually like this movie quite a bit, it's not a favorite but it's darn close. I even like the psychobabble they threw in this with the conflict between father and son.


Now I'm not talking about movies that I think are merely OK. I mean I actually enjoy watching them from time to time.

Fess up.
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I love Armageddon.
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Old 01-11-06, 01:36 PM
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Hudson Hawk: I personally think it's funny and smart
Alien 3: David Fincher's direction, considering the cuts made by the studio, is still incredible
Cobra: epitome of the 80s macho action star with Sly Stallone (I can't believe Bridget Nielsen looked like that before, she looks so wasted in the Surreal Life)
Year of the Dragon: realize this was hated but not sure if it was universally hated. Cimino's direction is brutal with Mickey Rourke's and John Lone's perfomance being amazing
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The prequels!
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Old 01-11-06, 01:39 PM
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Armageddon (in fact most of Michael Bay films )
Tango and Cash
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House of the Dead
Old 01-11-06, 01:40 PM
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Godzilla. The Matthew Broderick one.
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Pootie Tang.
Old 01-11-06, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by dadaluholla
House of the Dead
you're being sarcastic aren't you? I watched this the other day and I didn't think it was THAT bad. Dumb maybe, but fun...
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I thought Anchorman was the funniest movie I've seen in years (except for the last ten minutes).

The Rock (probably the least despised Bay movie, but most people hate it)

The Life Aquatic: lots of critics panned this as precious and pretentious and the weakest of Anderson's movies, it's probably my favorite of them.

Oh yeah, I also really liked The Hulk, once again except for the incredibly bizarre last fifteen minutes.
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I also liked Armageddon, and

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
The Postman (the Kevin Costner flick)

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Originally Posted by Terrell
The prequels!
Same here...
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Originally Posted by Cardiac161
Hudson Hawk: I personally think it's funny and smart
Old 01-11-06, 01:58 PM
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From this past year there are three movies I enjoyed that have ended up on many worst lists of 2005:

Cursed
Domino
Mindhunters

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Originally Posted by Hiro11
I thought Anchorman was the funniest movie I've seen in years (except for the last ten minutes).
Since when was Anchorman universally hated? Maybe it is on the forums, but everyone I know loves it, and it was highly successful.

Anchorman is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Can't get enough of it.

Pootie Tang is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, as well. "They made me take a shower!"

I really enjoyed What Lies Beneath.

I loved The Last Days of Disco. I think it's out of print on DVD and I can't find it anywhere.

And here's one that I'm ashamed of. I admit that I loved The Best of the Best.
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Originally Posted by Cardiac161
Hudson Hawk: I personally think it's funny and smart


Another strong agreement, here.
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Originally Posted by Doughboy
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Amen, brother! Dare I say, it's even one of my FAVORITE films- I cry every time they walk over the bridge...
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There are too many...

Armageddon and Bad Boys II but those are only really universally hated among movie aficianodos. Most of the mainstream public loved them.

The major ones that I really like a lot:
Another 48 Hrs.
Beverly Hills Cop II
Beverly Hills Cop III
Commando
Crocodile Dundee II
Daredevil
Krull
The Man in the Iron Mask
Moonraker
Multiplicity
Murder at 1600
Predator 2
Rambo III
Tango and Cash
Tomcats

There are many more that aren't bad but those are a few that I actually really liked
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Add me to the list of Alien<sup>3</sup> fans.
Old 01-11-06, 02:15 PM
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you'd be surprised how many people actually do like Armageddon; they just usually don't state it. Whereas, the haters are very vocal about their opinion.
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Super Mario Brothers and Wild Wild West are two bad movies that I absolutely love.

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