I can't stand films by PT Anderson Especially Boogie Nights, subject matter notwithstanding, was a horrible, ridiculous mess of a movie, shamelessly ripping off Scorsese films at every turn. No surprise though as he really just apes a better known and more talented movie maker with each new film.
I still love Event Horizon to this day. I saw it in a nearly empty theater when I was 15, and it was the most profound cinematic horror experience I'd ever had. Probably what The Shining was to a lot of people when they first saw that in theaters is what Event Horizon was for me. Of course, it stole from a ton of horror movies including The Shining and Hellraiser and I've since learned just how derivative the story is, but since I was young and impressionable, I didn't notice any of that at the time, and no horror movie I've seen since has matched the very real cosmic dread I felt when I saw that.
I would like to remind the folks here a line that JOHN CARRIDINE said years ago about quality,talent,and the double standard of the Hollywood system. I bring it up here because critical snobs on a thread like this are reading this but not responding many of their snobbish thoughts. QUOTE- The only difference between working on a major studio film and from the small companies is the actors talk faster. WHAT A GREAT QUOTE. Making it big in this world does not mean you are REALLY better or the best.As I said before on another thread people we often see in this world as great or good, sometimes are neither in talent and in morality.
consider Batman Forever to be underrated. great movie? no, but easily my 2nd favorite live action Bat film.
can't stand Taxi Driver. really wanted to like it but not my cup of tea.
Akiva Goldsman deserves more hate for Batman and Robin than Schumacher. the nipples, the bad acting, pacing and over the top production design you can blame him, but he wasn't the one that wrote the "let's kick some ice" line or the dozen freeze related puns
To random guy-If you grew up in the streets of New York back then you probably would appreciate TAXI DRIVER more and why it was a classic to some.A cousin of mine did do that job for a while back in the 70's, night shift, OH MY GOD.
Brad Wills, it seems we're also in agreement about "Last Crusade". I never understood the love for this film. To me, it has none of the energy of the previous two films, and seems very "by the numbers". Indiana and his father never seem like they're in any real danger (at least until the end) and Ford just seemed to be going through the motions, like he was already tiring of the character at this point. Sad really. But people just seemed to eat it up and go on and on about how it "recaptured the spirit of the series" after the "failure" of "Temple of Doom", etc.
Too many to mention but of the top of my irritation: I love BSG 1980 and completely dispise the new series. I love the Reb Brown "Captain America" TV films and the Nicholas Hammond "Spider-man" TV series even more, and not in an appologetic or camp or so bad it's good or guilty pleasure nonsense way, and am the only one in the world too.
I dislike most of the so called "great" or "quality" films and honestly question why they are considered so great other than it being a lazy case of most people just aping the monkey with the biggest mouth and entourage.
I consider Freddy got fingered to be the Citizen Kane of comedy.
Of those mentioned in this thread, I appreciate "Exorcist II" for what it tries to do, there are some amazing shots in there, the acting and dialogue are just sooooo bad. Spiderman 3, not as good as part 2 but definitely more enjoyable than part 1. Temple of Doom has always been my favorite. I do believe Paul W.S. Anderson got lucky with "Event Horizon" as everything else he did after it was terrible. AvP was still ok, the one that came after it stunk though.
I do feel 'alone' when it comes to appreciating certain 'bad' movies and friends of mine have asked me how I can watch movies like that, but then I see them going to the theater to watch transformers 2 or fast and ferocious part gazillion, I'd rather watch a good B-movie!
I thought James Cameron's Titanic was one of the most overrated movies I ever saw. Sure, the special effects and and sets were fantastic, but the acting was completely wooden, the characters were not really likable, and Horner's score was not at all effective.
You might feel alone in this, but you are not...cracking movie...
I found Sharknado to be one of the most consistently entertaining movies of 2013. Quality film-making it is not, but damn if it isn't great fun...and it's on my Top 20 of 2013 list elsewhere on this board too.
I am a life long Bond fan, but this film just leaves me cold. Every plot point and storyline end up meaningless. Bond literally achieves nothing, learns nothing. I'm starting to hear a few opinions beginning to change on this one, but for now I am nearly alone in my panning of this entry.
I don't hate it, just find it a big pile of "meh".
Oh, and of the films I have enjoyed but others seem to hate, well, Soldier would probably be pretty high on that list. I just love the old fashioned nature of the story. It reminded me a lot of the sic-fi survival stories I used to read as a kid.