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Old 05-19-2005, 05:08 PM   #1
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Name a Good Movie You've Hated...

Alright;

You've read the reviews and you've checked out the ridiculous number of awards this movie has been showered in. You've seen the 'cinematic elite', from the most-acclaimed cineastes to the most prolific film critics, praise this film unabashedly, almost shamefully - and yet, you yourself can't stand this film.

Maybe you can even recognise the praise-worthy elements others see in it, maybe on some level you can even admit to yourself that it 'is' or 'could' be seen as what most would call a 'good movie', but it still doesn't take away the bitter taste in your mouth after seeing it, it still doesn't recover those lost 120-odd minutes from your life which you will never be able to recover. It still doesn't stop you from wanting to leap into the picture and kill all of the protagonists, the writers, the produces and, worst of all, the director responsible for this assault on your senses.

The fact that everyone else loves it, the Academy heaps awards on it religiously, and you're apparently in the minority, only rubs salt to the wound.


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My two worst offenders are 'A Beautiful Mind', a movie I simply refuse to say is good on any level, and the flatulent, overrated mess that 'A Clockwork Orange' is.

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Mystic River. When this movie came out, everyone fell all over themselves heaping praise on it and on Clint. I HATE this movie. I came away from the theater feeling cold and in desperate need of a shower. I hate everything about it, including (and perhaps especially) Clint's behavior during the 2003 awards season.
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Mystic River.
(Spoilers for Mystic River present)

Good choice. I HATE this movie, also. I find it preachy, insensitive, melodramatic and ultimately hysterical - though Sean Penn is good (I think he's good in pretty much anything), Tim Robbins' performance was, frankly, ludicrous and whiny, and I was glad to see Sean Penn's character shoot him in the face. The film suffers from a sickness many films these days seem to suffer from; terrible 'overcasting'. You've got relatively famous actors being put in tiny, inconsequential roles, such as Laurence Fishburne as 'Whitey'.

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I hate everything about it, including (and perhaps especially) Clint's behavior during the 2003 awards season.
This, I don't know about. What was up with Clint? What did he do?

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Traffic. Plotline jumped around too much, and about half the movie was subtitled. I suppose it didn't help that I was half asleep through whole movie
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I couldn't even get through it.
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and Moulon Rouge.

I guess I have a thing against musicals.
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-Cold Mountain
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Mystic River
Million Dollar Baby
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Usual Suspects. I stopped watching it half way through

To tell the truth, I did a media degree, and watched so many 'groundbreaking' or 'legendary' films, that now I prefer mindless rubbish
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I didn't consider Mystic River to be anything special, and I was unaware of the acclaim surrounding it when I watched it. I don't hate it, but I wouldn't rate it either. My reasons for watching it weren't motivated by the storyline anyway.

It's not really a critical success as such, but I think 'Napoleon Dynamite' and 'Donnie Darko' are absolutely awful films. Can't stand either of them.
I also think the movie 'Thirteen', which did recieve alot more recognition that the latter, is frustrating and ridiculously melodramatic in places.
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I have to agree I hate A Beautiful Mind.

But I absolutely despised the first two "Lord Of The Rings"; too long and boring. The third one was "alright" but for me, nothing like the masterpiece everyone painted it to be.
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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and
Star Wars.
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I hate most movies that have A-list actors.

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