Critically Acclaimed Films You Don't Like

edited May 2016 in General Movies & TV Posts: 10,274
Starting this thread for everyone to share critically acclaimed films that you don't like. Should be interesting. Some of mine:

-The Sound of Music (1965): Meh. I liked this when I was really young, but I don't care for it anymore. Never in the mood to see it.
-Pulp Fiction (1994): Sorry everyone; I'm not a fan of Tarantino movies. I just don't get the appeal. His most critically acclaimed movie didn't do much for me; admittedly a few good scenes, but overall not a big fan. I know this one will garner me some hate.
-Star Trek (2009): I enjoy most of the original Star Trek movies, but not the reboot... Don't like the direction they went in (more action, less charm, TOO MUCH LENS FLARE).
-Touch of Evil (1958): Probably another choice that will get me hate... Honestly I can't really explain this one. I just never got into the movie. Maybe watched it on a bad day or something...
-Frozen (2013): I am generally a very big fan of Disney Animated Classics, but one of the most acclaimed ones of all, Frozen, just didn't do a thing for me. Didn't like the characters, thought development was weak, lame villain... Even watched it a second time, but it didn't improve for me at all.
-The Avengers (2012): How many friends have I made by now? Sorry, I didn't like The Avengers. Thought it was bland and the jokes got stale. This was really when I started to get sick of comic-book films.
-Avatar (2009): It really is just Pocahontas... with blue people. Outside of the special effects (obviously), I didn't care for much in this film.

What are your choices?
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  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
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    Thunderball Sorry people. A convoluted story with one of the weakest endings in the series (Where exactly does the guy who removed the fuses end up?). As soon as Bond goes underwater so does the film.
  • JohnHammond73JohnHammond73 Lancashire, UK
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    Reservoir Dogs
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Thunderball Sorry people. A convoluted story with one of the weakest endings in the series (Where exactly does the guy who removed the fuses end up?). As soon as Bond goes underwater so does the film.
    This is one of the most hurtful comments I've read here :(

    Thrashing a masterpiece.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    @FoxRox , TOUCH OF EVIL!?!
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    @FoxRox , TOUCH OF EVIL!?!

    Yup it's a mystery to me too. Just couldn't get into it.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe "I need a year off" Craig
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    UP. I hated it.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    Titanic (1997)
    The Dark Knight (2008)
    Avatar (2009)
    Shrek (2001)
    Gravity (2013)

    Just to name a few off hand.
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    Murdock wrote: »
    Titanic (1997)
    The Dark Knight (2008)
    Avatar (2009)
    Shrek (2001)
    Gravity (2013)

    Just to name a few off hand.

    Agreed with every other one starting with Titanic :)) Dark Knight and Shrek I like. Gravity's a good pick.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    Titanic (1997)
    The Dark Knight (2008)
    Avatar (2009)
    Shrek (2001)
    Gravity (2013)

    Just to name a few off hand.

    Agreed with every other one starting with Titanic :)) Dark Knight and Shrek I like. Gravity's a good pick.

    I like parts of The Dark Knight but the rest of the film feels so overblown and I can't stand the expository speech writing, it grates on me. Shrek I used to like but one was really enough for that series. I don't hate any of the films I mentioned except for maybe Gravity but none of them really do it for me now.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    The Godfather (1972)

    A bit depressing for me. It may be the music and the stuff in the Italian village. I liked the 2nd one much better but still don't have much time for this trilogy.

    Goodfellas (1990)

    Couldn't get into this either.
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    The English Patient : too mellow, cinematographically too sleak and clean to convey the personal dramatic tales on the screen. Some shots are too perfect for the harsh moments they show. At times it even made me think of a commercial for perfume.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited May 2016 Posts: 23,883
    ET (1982)
    Yuk

    Tootsie (1982)

    Superman (1978)
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    The Shining : Never understood why this crap fest gets so much love. Even Stephen KIng hated it.

    Lawrence of Arabia : beautifully photographed but I thought the film was snooze worthy.

    @bondjames I loved Goodfellas, I thought that Casino was a train wreck.

    No Country for Old Men I cannot discuss this movie without going into a tirade of colorful metaphors. I just never got it. I read the book and it sucked too.

  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Perhaps I have to watch it again @OHMSS69. Gangster is not my favourite genre anyway. I didn't mind Casino when I saw it at release. I haven't seen it since, even though I have the blu ray, I remember Pesci was great in it.
  • Posts: 251
    Avatar is interesting, as it was a huge smash and well received in its day - but now seems kind of forgotten....
  • Posts: 251
    Pretty much all of Spielberg's films (except Duel and Jaws). The rest seem just popcorn fare - fine to see once, but never feel the desire to watch any again.
  • TokolosheTokoloshe Under your bed
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    Black Swan is overrated pretentious tripe. I can only attribute its Oscar success to (almost) no critic being brave enough to point this out for fear of coming across as not being clever enough to understand it.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    Everything from the Coen brothers except FARGO.

    No Country For Old Men must be the most boring crap I've ever seen.
    Take away Bardem's stupid wig and the movie falls apart.
    And that wig even got an Academy Award.

    The Dark Knight
    As a huge Batman fan and Batman Begins belonging to the holy triumvirate of favourite movie ever (Star Trek First Contact, GoldenEye the other two) I was more than underwhelmed and annoyed by The Dark Knight.
    I hate Ledger's performance and quite frankly, the only reason he got nominated and won was his untimely death. If that hadn't occurred, the movie would not have been as successful, nor received any Oscar nominations.

    Birdman / The Revenant

    Must both be the stupidest crap I've ever seen after No Country For Old Men (of all critically acclaimed movies).

    Birdman I had the unfortunate luck of seeing at the movie theatre.
    Half of the audience walked out after the first half. Yes. They did. And I should have too.
    The Revenant, knowing how crap Birdman was I didn't watch it at the cinema but only recently at home.
    Boring, annoying and quite frankly without Tom Hardy that movie would just be utter garbage.
    The Academy has lost a lot of respect from me giving this charlatan of a director not only one but two! Oscars in a row.
    Amores Perros is one of my all time favourite foreign language films. I can't believe this masterpiece is from the same director.

    Star Wars The Force Awakens

    I don't hate it as I hate some of the above, but it's so hugely overrated that it is almost grotesque.

    Skyfall

    Again, neither do I dislike it or even hate it, because each and every Bond movie I consider at least to be good. Skyfall is no exception.
    Still, it is by far, the most overrated Bond movie. Take away all that 50th Anniversary nostalgia and there you have a perfectly normal Bond movie that not even comes close to the greatness of Casino Royale.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    Murdock wrote: »
    Titanic (1997)
    The Dark Knight (2008)
    Avatar (2009)
    Shrek (2001)
    Gravity (2013)

    Just to name a few off hand.

    I'm with you with those except for THE DARK KNIGHT. I enjoyed it (not as much as the first one), but it is almost solely because of Ledger's performance. All of those are popular, but I wouldn't call them acclaimed. Critically anyway, they won't stand the test of time.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    I'm surprised TDK is coming up here. One of the great experiences I've had in the theatre. I still prefer BB but TDK is a class act imho, and influenced a certain Bond film.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    @bondjames I'm sure you had the same thoughts I did when I saw TDK for the first time on the big screen. Within the half way point of the film I knew I was seeing something special.
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    I actually prefer TDK over BB. With the many dilemma's Batman and other characters face in this story, I think if offers more levels than BB. And Heath Ledger as the Joker is extreme - it didn't have the "hero conquers all"-feel to it, and I liked that. This movie had the safety off, and really had me in fear for some of the main characters' lives.

    The Dark Knight Rises on the other hand I found to be quite overrated and an unworthy finale of the triptych.
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    The Dark Knight is one of my all-time favorites - if not my favorite. I saw it in the theater more than any other film, and I still watch it a lot today. I admit it has its flaws, but it's supremely entertaining. Just a great film experience.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Gravity
    Birdman
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
    edited May 2016 Posts: 2,988
    bondjames wrote: »
    Thunderball Sorry people. A convoluted story with one of the weakest endings in the series (Where exactly does the guy who removed the fuses end up?). As soon as Bond goes underwater so does the film.
    This is one of the most hurtful comments I've read here :(

    Thrashing a masterpiece.

    @bondjames Sorry man. Just my thoughts. But what do I know anyway? I'm just a crazy Brosnan fan.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited May 2016 Posts: 23,883
    bondjames wrote: »
    Thunderball Sorry people. A convoluted story with one of the weakest endings in the series (Where exactly does the guy who removed the fuses end up?). As soon as Bond goes underwater so does the film.
    This is one of the most hurtful comments I've read here :(

    Thrashing a masterpiece.
    @bondjames Sorry man. Just my thoughts. But what do I know anyway? I'm just a crazy Brosnan fan.
    No worries. I was just kidding around. I love it but I understand why others find it drags. :)

    We have to do something about that Brosnan thing though.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Digitalia
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    Was Guardians Of The Galaxy critically acclaimed? If so, that one.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    bondjames wrote: »

    Superman (1978)
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    Titanic - James Cameron version, though I recognise the technical achievement the film itself I don't like at all.

    Forest Gump - watched it once, never again.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Titanic - James Cameron version, though I recognise the technical achievement the film itself I don't like at all.
    The art direction & SPX were impressive no doubt, but I'm with ya there f&i.
    My others would be Steel Magnolias (ugggghhhh, I hate to even type that title name) and Deer Hunter (that final scene made me feel like I was watching a Saturday Night Live parody...).
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