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What movie did you hate that everyone else and the critics loved?

Asked by Snoopy (5773 points ) August 23rd, 2008
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anthony81212's avatar

I can’t think of any off the top of my head, but it was usually the other way around for me. I loved a movie and the critics bashed it to bits.

Lightlyseared's avatar

I wouldn’t say hate exactly, but I didn’t think Dark Knight was as good as everybody made out. I went in really wanting to like it I just didn’t. I think there was just too much stuff going on and there wasn’t enough of the Joker.

anthony81212's avatar

@ LS – I agree. I didn’t think the movie lived up to the hype it generated.

BarbieM's avatar

Titanic! I sat through that movie, and I so didn’t get what everyone else was gushing about.

heysupnm's avatar

The Talented Mr. Ripley… Nominated for 5 Oscars

do_re_mi's avatar

Titanic was one of the most contrived films ever.

There are a lot of vomit inducing, clichè ridden films which everyone absolutely loved:
Forrest Gump
Crash
300
American beauty
Juno
V for vendetta
Little miss sunshine
etc etc

hammer43's avatar

the matrix 2 and 3, and the rocky horror picture show

Trance24's avatar

Where to begin….?

wilhel1812's avatar

The Simpsons Movie

cyndyh's avatar

Did you see the movies that were up against Forrest Gump for the oscar? Any one of them should have gotten it over that move. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t think it was all that.

Lightlyseared's avatar

what I loved about all the Forest Gump Oscar acceptance speechs was the way they thanked everybody except the guy who wrote the novel.

cyndyh's avatar

Great. Because the writer could hardly have mattered, huh? :-/

dalepetrie's avatar

Titanic was my pick…it was a chick flick with special effects. What a way to build your box office take….play to the lowest common denominator in both sexes.

I think my all time least favorite was What Women Want…I thought it was a contrived piece of crap whose only purpose was to make people laugh by juxtaposing this manly action star in a setting where he was trying on panty hose.

And another horribly overhyped, overrated film that was full of cliches was My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Now I have to disagree completely with most of Do Re Mi’s answers, particularly Crash, American Beauty and Little Miss Sunshine…3 of my all time favorites that worked on SO many levels for me…I did not find any of them to be cliched or at all what one would have expected, and they all spoke truthfully to me.

do_re_mi's avatar

completely agree with your reasons for hating titanic & what women want. My big fat greek wedding was horrible too. And not at all funny..

To me, crash was much a do about nothing. The script was beyond terrible in my opinion and while I respect your liking it, I must say it didn’t work for me on any level. The whole anti racism message was very silly in context of the film. mainly because the stories were shallow, the characte s weren’t plausible at all & the acting was terrible. I think the directing was bad too. The script of million dollar baby wasn’t great but the directing & performances were brilliant & made the movie just work.
Sandra bullock getting mugged & becoming paranoid until her faith in other races is restored by her maid hugging her was too much for me to tolerate.

American beauty is by no means as pathetic as titanic, but, in my opinion, it’s too over rated. Good ish directing & cinematography. Very clichè at times, some clichès work but for me this just didn’t.

I’ve seen little miss sunshine a few times incase i’d missed something the first time round but I still don’t like it.
Completely see your point though. Afterall, we all see different things in films that make them either appeal or not.

deaddolly's avatar

I THOUGHT ’ NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN’ wasn’t as good as everyone said.

cyndyh's avatar

I loved that movie.

I hated the Matrix.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

the first matrix was cool to a point, but the sequels sucked donkey testicles.

cyndyh's avatar

Oh, I just hated the first one in the theater. Some of the visual stuff was pretty cool, but story-wise? It just sucked to the point that I couldn’t even make myself suspend disbelief enough to go with the story.

dalepetrie's avatar

Well, maybe if they’d found someone who could act to play the lead….

cyndyh's avatar

I know. When you see Keanu you just think of him saying, “I am an F.B.I. agent…..uh….dude.” LOL!

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

There are many, but to name a few—-

“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969).

“A Clockwork Orange” (1971)

“Enter the Dragon” (1973)

“Titanic” (1997).

Trance24's avatar

Twilight….bleck

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