... it's not the obvious saccharine smarminess that people like about "sleepless in seattle"? i mean -- there's nothing unexpected about it, right, so it must be. (apart from the bit where the guys get all choked up talking about "the magnificent seven".)
The Princess Bride absolutely stinks in comparison to the book. I wonder if I'd like that movie if I hadn't read the book? (and it's currently one of two of my 3 year olds favorite movies, which means I watch it 37,000 times a week, which is yet a whole different reason to dislike it)
Now, let's see, what did I see that I disliked that everyone else loves... hmmmm... that's going to take some thought... I'll be back...
I did like the book more, I'll admit, but the movie still rates as one of the best I've ever seen, if for the sword-fight scene alone. That was one of the very few fight scenes that I've seen translated from book to screen so fantastically well. Maybe I wouldn't have liked it as much if I had read the book first?
Big. It has its moments, but it's not a good movie, it drags, it's boring, and the level at which you have to suspend your disbelief is prettty remarkable.
1.) The lead charachter is cruel to his mom--by not coming back home, by not trying really hard to fix the problem.
2.) The romantic relationship is so implausible it's boring.
3.) He'd get a senior level executive position in a toy store? Not even in the 80's.
4.) Ok, the white tux was funny.
5.) the social mores would have gotten him fired.
6.) Movies that take shots at the stupidity of adult culture...are so John Hughes.
7.) One chuckle in a 2 hour movie? I just couldn't get over how mom felt.
The Sixth Sense. If it had been half the length it might have been a reasonable film.
Sixth Sense was okay, and Unbreakable was tolerable. Everything besides that from Shyamalan? Hurl-provoking, seriously.
It's a Wonderful Life.
Depresses the hell out of me. No matter what you do you can't escape from the life you're born into, but it's ok because people like you really, they just don't tell you until you're suicidal. Hate it.
(I confess, I don't like James Stewart, he irritates the life out of me, but IaWL is the worst example that I've managed to sit through)
The Wizard of Oz - I've yet to find anyone else who hates it. I cannot stand it, and unfortunately my son LOVES it, so it is watched often around here.
My husband hates Wizard of Oz too. We tease him about it all the time.
"Hey, I liked _The Piano_. Holly Hunter was naked for most of it."
"She was nude in *one* scene."
"Depends on how you watch it."
--Jeff and Sally, _Coupling_
*shifts his eyes left and right, making sure no-one is poised to strike as he writes this*
Monty Python's Meaning of Life.
I hate it.
I thought it was dull as hell, except for the salmon mousse.
3000 Miles to Graceland
The Big Lebowski
I liked The Big Lebowski, but I would have liked it a LOT more if it wasn't for the John Goodman character. He annoyed the buggery out of me.
And I'm 100% with you on Napolean Dynamite. WHAT is the appeal!?
Napolean Dynamite. I despise that movie.
I can't stand it, really. I laughed once the first time I saw it, and since then have had to sit through that putrid mess a couple of times with friends who assure me that it really is brilliant and I just can't see it.
People either love it or hate it, it seems.
Kill Bill, both volumes. I tried, I really did. Everyone kept saying how much I'd love it. So I tried to watch them. Twice. And my God, no. It was just so ... Tarantino trying to be epic, when he's best in one-room, closed-area tight-knit plot to match his tight writing style.
Snatch. Everyone I know thinks it's the funniest damn thing. I think it's just a bunch of guys mumbling.
It's SO niche-targeted, there are butch gay guys I know (who like Jason Statham) who can't stand it.
I liked it, but I knew others wouldn't. Lots of elements that would have increased a limited (not even universal) sense of appeal were missing.
Like, say, female characters with lines. I hear people like those.
Reservoir Dogs. Maybe it's just because I first saw it at a time when such pervasive nihilism was already happening in my real life, but I don't like that movie.
Yikes. Very difficult to answer. I'd have to say Titanic. At least that's the first movie that comes to mind.
Wait! Ye flippin gods I can't believe I forgot to mention this one.
Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail.
I simply cannot stand that much cornball anymore.
Fight Club. People keep telling me it's the best movie ever, I thought it was just dumb.
Likewise. Some parts of it were well-made, but to me, it generally came off as utterly pretentious. Yeah, yeah, society sucks. Yeah, reclaiming blah blah blah. Go have your midlife crisis somewhere *else*, Chuck.
My two top choices have already been mentioned, but I hate them so much, I have to say them again.
It's a Wonderful Life (it would be much more wonderful if I never had to hear about this movie, ever again) and Reservoir Dogs (which seemed to me nothing but an exercise in whether it is really possible to write a movie in which everyone dies. Answer - yes, but not a good one).
Tim Burton movies (except Batman Returns)
HA! I knew I'd find one if I just kept scrolling enough! I couldn't finish watching Clerks. And I went in with such high hopes, too! I mean, Kevin Smith's freshman attempt, right? Meh. I could see some hints of his later stuff, but the writing was bad, the acting was worse, and it's not like there was anything in the cinematography to redeem it.
Spaceballs. Especially as a Star Wars geek, I'm supposed to like it, but I just thought it was stupid and not funny at all. Ugh.
Like many of Brooks' films, I found it gets funnier in repeated viewings. Still, not going to make that one part of the permanent collection for sure.
It's not just a particular movie... everyone seems appalled whenever I tell them I don't
think Johnny Depp is the bee's knees. He's just okay. Not particularly good looking, only fairly good at acting. I guess my best example of this is Pirates of the Carribean
- I fell asleep during the movie. I don't know, I guess I'm missing some genetic code or something.
I second that... I did like Pirates of the Caribbean, but I'm not really that crazy about Johnny Depp.
Dumb and Dumber.
Meet the Fockers
I find nothing funny in either of these films. Tasteless and stupid. A waste of time watching either.
I also agree with another commenter about Monty Python's Meaning of Life. *shudder*
I made it maybe 45 minutes in to Forrest Gump and finally just gave up and shut it off. Napoleon Dynamite I was forced to sit through while donating platelets at the bloodbank. *shudder* I've seen porn with more plot.
I was forced to sit through it and listen to my friends rave about it. I cringe when I see it in the TV listings, even though I know I can steer clear of the channel.
Remind me not to rave about it around you.
Princess Bride! That's Meeeeeee! I love the book though. Love love love the book. Hate the movie. Yuck.
All of the Star Wars. Lucas is batshit insane if he thinks after all these years he can 'fix' what happened in the bar, to make Han Solo into a batter person. Han being a bit of a loser and a jerk was the only redeeming feature of the first movie. Luke was such a whiner, I just wanted to slap him and tell him to grow up.
His concluding movie did not support Leia telling Luke she remembered her real mother. So he has the memory span of a potted plant.
Ewoks are stupid.
Wow. You are so wrong, but I'm amused by the rant.