at odds with critics?

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  1. mcmullanbrush

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    anyone out there really love a film thet the critics hated, or really hated a film that the critics loved?
    i for instance found the truman show to be rather predictable and bland
     
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    Well, for one thing, almost anything with Jim Carey in it (with the possible exception of 'The Grinch') . He annoys the knickers off me yet the critics can't seem to get enough of him.
     
  3. mcmullanbrush

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    i agree, just because he is slightly less rubbish then he used to be doesnt make him any good
     
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    Have to say Blade 2. Loved the first one and was really looking forward to the second.

    Was very disappointed with it. Shame.

    Don't think many will agree tho' :)
     
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    I thought the first blade was a let down. I thought the full monty was well over rated.
     
  6. Dubbing Mixer

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    I had a bit of a problem with 'Trainspotting' too. All the critics raved about it, and I like other examples of Danny Boyle's work but I really thought 'Trainspotting was nasty, without a great script or great acting to redeem it.

    Now I'll sit here and wait for the flames :)
     
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    I saw Fellowship of the Ring last week and to be honest was not impressed. I enjoyed the book as a teenager, but was disappointed with the film version.
    I think it is always hard to see a film version of a book you liked.
     
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    Blade Runner

    Thought it was dry and boring.
     
  9. Ian J

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    I rather liked Evolution which was not only slated by film critics but also by DVD reviewers in HC mags and you can't get much lower than that.
     
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    I liked Congo
     
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    I second the motion for removal of lord of the rings from the history of existance.......well i dont like it......

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    I really wanted to like it... but I just felt a little disappointed when I saw it. Maybe a film is just never going to be the same as when I read it in my early teens. :(

    Cheers,
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    not sure about the film but its so true about the critics in hc and dvd magazines. you just have to stick a 12minute documentary and a trailer on a disc and it gets 5 stars no matter how garbage the movie is
     
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    Moulin Rouge...Expected so much more but it was just one long extremely boring film.
     
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    Thought Gosford Park was a load of old pony.

    I can't understand how anyone would think that Trainspotting promotes the use of heroin though. No more so than Leaving Las Vegas promotes alcohol, anyway. :(
     
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    "I can't understand how anyone would think that Trainspotting promotes the use of heroin though" - Agreed !!!!

    Rather bizarrely I loved Trainspotting but thought that Shallow Grave was overrated
     
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    I was bored stiff by Spy Game.

    'ABC Radio says - sizzles with suspense'

    Sizzles my a___e.

    We made a special trip a while back to see Pitch Black. Didn't live up to expectations (with me anyway). Vin Diesel - I really don't see what all the fuss is about.

    Sometimes I think it just depends how you feel on the day - I have changed my opinion on some stuff after a second viewing.

    Laurel
     
  18. mjn

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    here goes...

    Shallow Grave...couldn't watch more than 15 mins, before turning it off, as my mind was starting to wander...

    same with Usual Suspects.....just didn't keep my attention...

    Any film with Jim Carey, quite possibly the most annoying person in films....

    Being John Malkovich...which was just plain weird, but at least i watched it all though....but over-rated...

    The Matrix...loved by everybody but me....

    ok, now films that critics hated, and i liked....

    Driven...dunno why..but watched it 3 times, and thats once more than the matrix!!

    Rush Hour 2...how can anybody not like this film..
     
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    so ya cant take drugs but its ok to scalp da white man and kill a few injuns ...interesting
     
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    Why does anyone watch a film that he doesn't like, twice.
     
  21. Dubbing Mixer

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    Just to make sure!
     
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    a beautiful mind.overrated pile of dung

    being john malkovich.utter ****

    spy game.boring boring

    traffic.words escape me.


    on the plus side,

    lotr.superb,robbed at the oscars.

    oceans 11.next years best picture contender.

    rush hour 2.hilarious

    but each to their own.
     
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    er...because in case i missed something the first time round!!

    and i'd thought i'd give it a 2nd chance!!
     
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    Two films come to mind,

    Ghandi.......another 3hrs of my life wasted
    Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence........and a crappy new year!!
     
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    I enjoyed A Knight's tale which was slated by the critics. i thought the story was very funny, the music excellent and even the wooden acting of Heath Ledger didn't spoil it for me
     
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    I liked the Mummy, the Mummy returns, The Truman Show (its the only film of Jim Carrey's I like, he so irritating in everything else) also the film Legally Blonde.

    I hated Titanic, Blade Runner, the Matrix
     
  27. mcmullanbrush

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    okay i have built up the confidence to say it, i just dont get 2001.
    i love all of kubricks other films completely but despite trying several times i just dont get it for gods sake!!!!!!
     
  28. Dubbing Mixer

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    I thought 2k1 was OK but the effects were pants even for the time. This thread is interesting because it demonstrates just how diverse we really are. I don't see any real common themes emerging. I loved Usual Suspects and the Matrix and LOTR and Harry Potter but hated others which fans of these really liked.

    Moral. There's room for all of us and the more movies that get made, in as many diverse genres as possible, the better.

    Vive La Differance!
     
  29. mcmullanbrush

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    i agree with dubbing mixer, this is an interesting strand. whoever started it must be an incredible guy
     
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    Critics are right 99% of time - if something is a load of pointless crap then it is a pointless load of crap (most recent summer blockbusters spring to mind). Humour is a tricky one because people have different senses of humour. I think the Cable Guy is fantastic but thats just my humour, majority of critics hate it.

    You have to remember that the critics do usually know best, and while their job title suggests the oppisite: they do actually love films. When looking at something like Blade 2, Resident evil (know what I mean) etc, you must remember that they have to be consistent with what they praise and what they dont. You just can't compare Blade 2 for example to something like Almost Famous, Jaws, Magnolia, or the Royal Tenenbaums - its just not going to happen they're in completely different leagues. That is to say if you watch films for more than just entertainment.

    As for Trainspotting. Maybe it did promote drugs, maybe it didnt. What it definately did do, is tell the truth. They researched into the film very heavily, the actors were taught how to inject the heroin etc by real users, no B.S. The point was, that drugs are ****ing great they give you a release from life but there is no need for your life to be so ****ty that you would need them. And I dont care if you thought it was disgusting its one of the few truthful brittish films. I'm sick to death of the films we produce hear that are either crap gangster films or they are about people facng adversity because of a major industry closing down (coal - Billy Elliot, steel - fully monty, coal - brassed off) - mostly they are pretty good films but they just cover old ground, putting a different spin on it.

    Woah. Ho sh*t.
     

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