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Old 04-29-08, 04:59 AM
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MAJOR LEAGUE. I don't understand the love for this 80's movie when the movie of a bunch of losers becoming winners has been done before in the 70's.
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Old 04-29-08, 05:06 AM
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My lot... including some not mentioned so far.

- Austin Powers movies. All of them. One joke does not 3 films make. Had a mild affection for the first when it came out, though most of that was because I couldn't get Liz Hurley out of my head, but it got quoted to death, and the sequels make me queasy just thinking about them.

- Indiana Jones. Sure, they're mildly entertaining, but they did nothing for me on any sort of level, but yet, they have an inexplicable fan following. Sorry fellas, big thumbs down from me.

- Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. Utter BS dressed up as art and sold as the alternative-thinker's manuscript for life.

- Gone With The Wind. Maybe it's just horribly dated.

- Transformers. For all the reasons mentioned already.

- Napoleon Dynamite.

- 300.

EDIT: Oh, and Reservoir Dogs. Don't remake French movies and try and pass yourself off as original.

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Old 04-29-08, 05:15 AM
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Old 04-29-08, 05:45 AM
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I freakin hate Pirates of the Carribean. I literally slept through all 3 installments.
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Old 04-29-08, 05:51 AM
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Two movies that always come to mind:

TaxiDriver- I love Casino, Goodfellas, RagingBull, MeanStreets, but I can't stand TaxiDriver, and I just don't get it. I just found it boring.

Forrest Gump- Another movie I don't get the love for? I thought it was OK, but people were raving about this movie in the summer of '94.



I will say I saw both of these movies after it was hyped to me by friends to see them, or they were a hit at the boxoffice, so I am wondering if I went in with too many expectations hearing from people how great they were? Just a thought.

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Old 04-29-08, 06:49 AM
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Star Wars. Ugh.

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Old 04-29-08, 07:02 AM
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All of these leave me scratching my head over their popularity:

Braveheart
Caddyshack
Clerks
E.T.
Forrest Gump
Independence Day
Star Wars
Titanic


Now I'm not saying they are all bad...a few are decent (Star Wars, E.T., Forrest Gump)...but I just don't get the huge amount of love shown for them.

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Old 04-29-08, 07:10 AM
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Of the ones I have had the misfortune to see:

Titanic, Forrest Gump, Austin Powers
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Anything related to Star Trek.
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Juno.

Can't. Fucking. Stand. It.
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Old 04-29-08, 12:42 PM
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Crash (how is it still so high on Netflix's Top 100?!?)
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Old 04-29-08, 01:37 PM
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Forrest Gump (1994)
Love Actually (2003)
The Notebook (2004)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Sin City (2005)
Children of Men (2006)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
The Boondock Saints (1999)
Far from Heaven (2002)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Sliding Doors (1998)
V for Vendetta (2005)
You Can't Take It with You (1938)
The Austin Powers Movies
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Old 04-29-08, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by project86
And Lord of the Rings, I just don't like Fantasy movies in general. If they made one movie about it and it lasted the length of one, maybe I would watch it. It's such a simple story drawn out for 6-8 hours.
Considering the three books are 1216 total pages it would be hard to fit it all into a single movie. A simple story, it's not. But your not a fantasy fan, so I can't ride you too hard.
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Old 04-29-08, 02:25 PM
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Old 04-29-08, 02:26 PM
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Old 04-29-08, 02:31 PM
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i could come up with a hundred movies to contribute to this thread, but wouldnt it be great if we could somehow establish the least hated movie of all time? take a list of the most beloved movies of all time (100? 500?) and have everyone (on dvdtalk? i dont know who "everyone" includes) list 5 movies they hated the most and then see which ones have the least amount of haters. I'd watch the top 20 on that list.
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Old 04-29-08, 02:35 PM
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Transformers (While I didn't see it, I just know I'd have disliked it...I had a Transformers toy when I was a wee lad, and it didn't work...worst toy ever...spiteful? Yes, I am).
You just know you wouldn't like it but you have never seen it?
Shouldn't be in this thread then.
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Old 04-29-08, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by vedderstapp
- Austin Powers movies. All of them. One joke does not 3 films make. Had a mild affection for the first when it came out, though most of that was because I couldn't get Liz Hurley out of my head, but it got quoted to death, and the sequels make me queasy just thinking about them.
I agree with the the 2nd and 3rd being bad. I guess I should just say "2nd" because I never really saw the 3rd, but I figured it was more of the 2nd movie since it was more popular.

But the reason I quoted this was because you reminded me about Mike Meyers tendency to recycle jokes in sequels. I'll always be thankful that he made "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" but I can't forgive him for running the series into the ground with unnecessary potty humor and recycled jokes.
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Old 04-29-08, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by rehmus
i could come up with a hundred movies to contribute to this thread, but wouldnt it be great if we could somehow establish the least hated movie of all time? take a list of the most beloved movies of all time (100? 500?) and have everyone (on dvdtalk? i dont know who "everyone" includes) list 5 movies they hated the most and then see which ones have the least amount of haters. I'd watch the top 20 on that list.
That would be a fun exercise although it would work better if each person listed their least favorite 10
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Chicago and War of the Worlds (Tom Cruise)
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Old 04-29-08, 03:40 PM
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I can not stand:

Titanic: the only thing that I found interesting was when the boat broke in half. Otherwise, it's just sappy romantic drivel that only tweener girls and old ladies who actually faint on their couches enjoy.

Forrest Gump: an OK movie ruined by undue praise. It's an average movie, but some people will rant about how it's a classic. It's not. It hasn't aged well, either. That it beat The Shawshank Redemption for Best Picture is beyond my comprehension.

Scarface: I don't completely hate this one, but it just doesn't deserve the praise it gets. It has such a dated look and feel to it. I don't find it relevant by today's standards. It's a movie that was good in its prime, but not anymore.

Suspiria: it looks good with the emphasis on color, but the story drags. I haven't got to the end of it yet and I've tried really hard.

Boondock Saints: as long as I can look at it as mindless adventure/gore, it's fine. But when someone tries to make it out to be some great thesis on religion and righteous vigilante justice , I lose any goodwill I have for it.
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completely agree about The Boondock Saints. I thought it was pretty dull.
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Old 04-29-08, 05:13 PM
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I should have never clicked on this thread. Some of this is just inexplicable to me. I understand people have different tastes. Of COURSE I get that a lot of people wouldn't like Transformers or 300...


I even get that Blade Runner or Fight Club aren't going to be for everyone simply because of the genre or dark humor....


..but the Godfather?

...Shawshank?

CASABLANCA?


I'm not mad at you guys. And I'm not trying to sound superior... I just... pity you... is all....






You make me sad.




Come, Patsy!



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I'm glad so many others despise Transformers.

Even before I saw it, I had pretty low expectations. I'd seen most of Bay's other films and while he does know how to blow stuff up real good, almost any scene with human interaction seems to be drawn directly from some collective pool of movie cliches.

My one hope with Transformers was that, with no major movie stars in it, Bay would focus on giant robots beating each other up and then it wouldn't suck completely. He should be able to do that, right? Right?

No. Bay can't help himself. Every movie he makes has to be as bloated and ridiculous as his 80s hair style.

Before things start to blow up, we get ONE WHOLE HOUR of annoying, cliched human interaction.

A lead character who's still in high school. WOW!!! Never seen that before. And what do you know, he's got a crush on some girl. But he can't have her because she's dating a jock who's all wrong for her. BOO!

But maybe our hero can impress her if he gets a car. So he does, and it works! Now she's interested. But she's got a secret criminal past. OH NO! Will he still like her?

No time to think about that now! The giant robots are outside my house! I better make sure my clueless parents don't see them!

And don't forget the evil and/or antagonizing G-Man. I wonder if he'll get his comeuppance?

And on and on and on. . .

By the time I actually got to the big action scenes, I had spent so much time alternating between boredom and annoyance I wanted to both take a nap and punch someone in the face.

Transformers?

Michael Bay?
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