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    Question What's a film that you dislike but everyone else seems to love?

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    No Country For Old Men
    There Will Be Blood
    Citizen Kane
    Kill Bill
    Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    To be fair, it's been a long time since I saw the last one, maybe I'd like it a second time around. Dunno.
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    Baby Driver

    That's actually the only one I can think of, besides just movies in genres I don't generally like (Horror, for example)

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    James Cameron's Avatar. Granted, I've only met a few people who would say they loved it as opposed to others who have more divisive feelings about it. The fact it's the highest grossing movie of all time until recently baffles my mind and I'm likely not going to bother with the sequels.

    Maleficent is another film like that. I know too many people who have an overwhelmingly positive opinion about this flick and I feel it is utter fan-fiction garbage. I can't believe it got a sequel.

    Forrest Gump is another that is interesting as a period piece but the premise and what happens within is too ridiculous to take seriously.

    Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children which may not be as divisive of an opinion now, but its honestly a weak film overall that works better as a mindless spectacle than as an actual film.

    I feel like I'm missing a really obvious one for myself. Like a go-to-one that for some reason my mind has slipped. I'll muse over this a bit more.

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    Definitely Donnie Darko.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Kanno View Post
    Maleficent is another film like that. I know too many people who have an overwhelmingly positive opinion about this flick and I feel it is utter fan-fiction garbage. I can't believe it got a sequel.
    The thing about Maleficent is that I think a lot of the people who like it (myself included) are very much aware that it is complete garbage. But it's my garbage, you know?

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    Also every Wes Anderson film

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post

    The thing about Maleficent is that I think a lot of the people who like it (myself included) are very much aware that it is complete garbage. But it's my garbage, you know?
    Man, it can't even fall into "so bad, it's good territory" for me. It's likely because Maleficent if one of my favorite Disney villains and trying to contort that plot in a way to make her an anti-hero ruins everything about her character. Why can't villains just be evil? Give me a start of darkness tale where the protagonist sticks to their guns as a villain by the end.

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    I honestly just don't consider her the same character. OG Maleficent will always reign supreme

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    Pretty much anything by Darren Aronofsky.

    I've mentioned here before that Black Swan is incredibly overrated. The dialogue was wooden with zero life to it. This didn't help the acting which was completely unremarkable, particularly Portman. Though admittedly she was better in this than in Star Wars... though that wasn't hard. Vincent Cassell's was the only decent performance in the whole thing. Also, the imagery that Aronofsky used... there were a lot of blatantly obvious black and white contrasts throughout along with some uses of reflection. It was clear why he used these to remain in keeping with the films theme. It was just clumsily handled with zero subtlety.

    While we're talking about zero subtlety, his most recent film Mother! was even worse. I get that he was purposely attempting an allegorical tale but it was so in-your-face that there was little else to it. He seemed to forego all other elements to the movie other than imagery and allegory. Quite possibly the most pretentious movie ever made by far-and-away the most pretentious director ever.

    I've had a lot of people recommend Requiem For a Dream which I might check out at some point. I might be too late though for me to watch anything else by him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spuuky View Post
    Also every Wes Anderson film
    yeah, I disliked Grand Budapest when i watched it. Didnt mind Isle of Dogs though

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