Films you don't like that everybody else loves.

by FILM 1 month ago
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  1. FILM
    Updated: 5 days ago

    We all know the feeling. You sit down to watch a film everyone's raving about, then get up 2 hours later thinking "What, why?"

  2. FILM
    Updated: 1 month ago

    There was once a time when I thought Argo was going to be one of my favourite films. I was a big fan of Affleck's "The Town", and everything about his newest venture seemed right up my alley. Once the Oscar wins and critical acclaim started rolling in I knew I had to see it, so I went and bought a copy. Several hours later I'm left scratching my head and wondering how this seriously average thriller got so much love. The only thing I liked about it was the direction by the ever-trustworthy Ben Affleck.

    I know some people are going to hate me for this, but I know I'm not alone in saying Blade Runner, in my honest opinion, is very overrated. I appreciate the immersive and detailed universe built, and love the philosophy the movie poses, but aside from that I just didn't feel very entertained or invested at all. I can completely see why people like it though, I think it was more of a matter of taste than anything else.

  3. Chris
    Updated: 1 month ago

    Sausage Party (2016)! I had heard nothing but great and hilarious things about that film when I went into it. About 20 minutes into it, I wanted to shut it off. It was the dumbest movie I have seen in a long time and I hardly laughed at all.

  4. Barneyonmovies
    Updated: 1 month ago

    @FILM I liked Argo but I agree, it's not as incredible as it was made out to be.

    For me, The Shining, Sicario, Layer Cake, Everybody Wants Some, Hacksaw Ridge and even John Wick - despite their general acclaim - are all films that immediately spring to mind!

  5. Chris
    Updated: 1 month ago

    @Barneyonmovies Ahh Sicario is one of my favorites!! Haha but hey I guess that is what this thread is all about.

  6. Chris
    Updated: 1 month ago

    A couple more of mine are Spy (2015) and The Witch (2015)

  7. buffed_film_buff
    Updated: 1 month ago

    Vertigo. There's no doubt it's masterful, because Hitchcock has a gift, but for some reason I was so disappointed after watching it and I still don't really know why.

  8. FILM
    Updated: 1 month ago

    @buffed_film_buff I know what you mean. I'm a fan of Vertigo but there are often films that you enjoy purely on a technical level instead of becoming invested in the characters and story.

  9. SceneItReviews
    Updated: 1 month ago

    @Barneyonmovies That's super unfortunate! I love all those films. A few movies that everyone likes that I don't like are probably... The Birds, and the original Toy Story. I feel like i'm the only one that thinks the movie doesn't hold up, and the sequels are far superior.

  10. JRhagan
    Updated: 1 month ago

    YH I was underwhelmed by Argo. But I absolutely love Hacksaw Ridge and John Wick though@Barneyonmovies

  11. JRhagan
    Updated: 1 month ago

    I absolutely love the original toy story, but I do think the sequels are better. Speaking of Disney though; I feel like Frozen was a disappointment for me. Maybe because I waited so long to watch it, and expected to watch a Godfather level movie @SceneItReviews

  12. buffed_film_buff
    Updated: 1 month ago

    Another one I just thought of was (500) Days of Summer. I love Joseph Gordon Levitt, and this is my sisters favorite movie of all time, so it was bound to be pretty great. I was supremely disappointed- it had its charming moments but I don't remember walking away from a film so annoyed

  13. FILM
    Updated: 5 days ago

    Alright guys, I take it back. Having watched Blade Runner (1982) twice more I think it's simply amazing. Never mind what I said before, this is one of the best Sci-Fi films ever made. God knows why I didn't like it at first.