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?"
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.
@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!
@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.
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