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TN Bhoy
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re: Critically acclaimed films you despise

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Casablanca. Incredibly overrated, but not a bad movie.



Do you know what "despise" means?


Carson123987
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JawjaTigah
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re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
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Pulp Fiction.

Edit: I guess I don't "despise" it. But I just don't see why it is regarded as highly as it is. It's just a stupid movie.
I did/do despise it. When I got it from Blockbuster and started watching, I was anticipating a really entertaining movie. What I saw was twisted, cynical and violent. I turned it off and returned the video to Blockbuster unfinished. I think it's a sad statement on broken values.

At the same time, that's my taste. If you liked it, I don't despise you for liking it. I just didn't, don't, and won't. That's all.


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Patrick_Bateman
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re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
I would challenge any Nolan haters to name five active directors better than him.

In my opinion: PT Anderson, Scorsese, Fincher, Spielberg (historically better, not so much lately), Tarantino (?), Eastwood (maybe?). . . I mean, Nolan is one of the best directors of our time. I don't see how anyone could argue against that.


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Davie Crocket
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re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
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Cold Mountain

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Moulin Rouge

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SouljaBreauxTellEm
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re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
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I agree here, I have no desire to see this.


Carson123987
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re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
its fricking terrible


BoardReader
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re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
Pulp Fiction, Dancing with Wolves (and Avatar), Shawshank, Moulin Rouge, anything done by Woody Allen outside of Banannas and EYWTKASBWATA, Gladiator, Kill Bills, Napoleon Dynamite, Lost in Translation, and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.


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Froman
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re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
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Do you know what "despise" means?


No. Enlighten me, please. I answered the question the way I felt like answering it.


harmonics
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re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
Gone with the Wind


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theunknownknight
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re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
TDKR


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TN Bhoy
USA Fan
Sketty, Wales
Member since Apr 2010
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re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
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No. Enlighten me, please



Movies that you hate. That you would be quite happy if they were removed from the face of the Earth.


biglego
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re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
There's a lot of overrated movies and crappy movies out there. But to despise a movie is something special, to be reserved for only the worst of the worst. The movie you would walk out on, tell all your friends not to see, and curse to yourself every time you think of it. Like the Notebook.

And Mona Lisa Smile. Both those movies literally ruined dates.


RollTide1987
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Member since Nov 2009
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re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
Holy crap! I can't believe I forgot about this one. Forget The Hurt Locker. One movie I absolutely DESPISED that was critically acclaimed would have to be Bridesmaids. I *hated* that movie. I have no idea what the critics saw. Was it the female aspect? Was it…hell…I don't even know. One of the worst two hours of my life. Kristen Wiig is one of the most overrated actresses/comedians on the planet today.


Froman
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2007
21443 posts

re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
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Movies that you hate. That you would be quite happy if they were removed from the face of the Earth.


alright. alright. I do dislike Casblanca, but I don't technically despise it. I'll think of something more fitting.


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Sentrius
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re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
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This.

It has a really shitty story. I don't care if it looks awesome in 3D.


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thatguy1892
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re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
I'm about to catch some heat but on well.

Not acclaimed by any means because if you look at the reviews for it critics agree with me. It wasn't until after it was out of theaters that people went nucking futs for it.
Boondock Saints.

Also Fight Club. Book was a lot better and I thought the book was ehh.

Oh and anything done by James Cameron after True Lies.
This post was edited on 1/26 at 5:22 pm


VOR
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Member since Apr 2009
45741 posts

re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
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Monster's Ball
The Blair Witch Project
Cold Mountain
There's Something About Mary
Mystic River


All of those were good movies although not necessarily great. Blair Witch gets a pass for sheer balls.

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Avatar


A true piece of shite in terms of script, but has about twenty minutes of visual "wow" after which my head hurt and I was ready to GTFO.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarves


The original Disney animated version was the shite.



OMLandshark
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Member since Apr 2009
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re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
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The original Disney animated version was the shite.


If this movie was released today, it would be panned. The characters suck (Snow White is incredibly stupid, the Dwarves are literally caricatures, and the Queen is the most overrated villain ever), the plot sucks, the songs may be the worst of all the classic Disney films (and this goes for Hi Ho! too), and the two love interests barely say one word to each other before deciding they're in love. Granted Enchanted did a nice little parody on how fricking ridiculous this whole thing is, and it was definitely a landmark and one of the most influential films ever, but does that make it a great movie? No.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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Member since Mar 2012
20717 posts

re: Critically acclaimed films you despise
Titanic until the ship hits the iceberg.


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