There's really fun blogathon going on Dell on Movies. It's about letting your readers know what beloved movie you hated and what hated movie you loved.
Here are the rules:
1. Pick one movie that "everyone" loves (the more iconic, the better).
That movie must have a score of at least 80% on rottentomatoes.com. Tell
us why you hate it.
2. Pick one movie that "everyone" hates (the more notorious, the
better). That movie must have a score of less than 30% on
rottentomatoes.com. Tell us why you love it.
3. Include the tomato meter scores of both movies.
Well, I had plenty to choose from for either of the categories. I actually had really good time with Twilight movies and nearly fell asleep during Hunger Games. I couldn't even rewatch Inception, not even Stephen Dillane rescued Zero Dark Thrtyy for me and man was I underwhelmed by 12 Years a Slave. I'm no saying these are bad films, I'm just saying I don't get the praise.
As for the movies I loved, Sleeping Beauty, about which I wrote recently, holds 49% on RT. I'm pretty sure there are several others like that, but generally my bigger problem is watching the movie people are raving about and thinking 'Seriously? People actually liked this?'.
But I chose two examples that immediately came to mind:
Movie I hated:
Never before in my life had I actually bought coffee in the cinema before. Twice. But that was a necessity as I seriously thought I'm gonna slip into a coma I'll never wake up from because of this movie. Jesus F Christ was that movie boring.
Trees. Water. Sky. Grass. Sean Penn in elevators. Jessica Chastain wandering around. More trees. More sky. Dinosaurs.
Brad Pitt actually rescued the movie from being a complete disaster and played an interesting character and was very convincing. But other than that, this was a torture to sit through. If you paid me money I'd not see it again.
Ron Swanson once said: "I think it's pointless for a human to
paint scenes of nature when they could just go outside and stand in it."
Movie I loved:
I was a bit shocked to see the score for this one., Sure it's not the greatest movie, but it's very fun in a campy kind of way and Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are both really cute in this.
It's also one of the better movies out there about witches and sisterhood - Bullock and Kidman have lovely chemistry together. Not only is the movie entertaining, it has great music, great romance and great story. Plus it has Goran Visnjic and Aidan Quinn and they are very easy on the eyes. What's not to like?