Movies, the ones I didn't quite like...
Everybody likes them but me...
1999 6.9 71. Thor (2011)
These movie made me stop going to the movie theatre to see movies that my friends want to see. Really, the film is boring, its silly and the whole time it feels like a comedy. It is badly written (the bad blue guys are just there and have a terrible design). I cannot take it seriously, and for what I remember it is just boring dialogue with special effect background. No good action, bland characters and slow. At the end you feel like nothing really happened. It didn't interested me at all, it was bad. Roger Ebert puts it better:
"The story might perhaps be adequate for an animated film for children, with Thor, Odin and the others played by piglets. In the arena of movies about comic book superheroes, it is a desolate vastation. Nothing exciting happens, nothing of interest is said, and the special effects evoke not a place or a time but simply special effects."
1934 6.3 72. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Forget that the movie its about Jesus and his crucifixion. If you watch this as another movie it is plain bad. Why it fails? because the movie all the time feels like a third act. There is no introduction or even a middle part, it just go straight to: let's make Jesus bleed. Mel Gibson is a really good director and I understand he wanted to show the suffering, and he assumes we all know the story; but with that in mind, it just left us with a gore fest, and a boring one by that matter. The whole movie is screaming: "feel bad about him, see how he suffered for you."
4245 7.2 7.73. 300 (2006)
Movies right now seem to incorporate more and more chances too attract female audience. Men in six packs fight with comic book like special effects and shadows. For me it was boring, yes the style is really the motivator but even that doesn't attract me. There is nothing that motivates you to keep watching.
1560 6.7 6.84. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
These movie is a video game, and it is awful, just plain awful. People please stop watching these movies because in the next five years I won't be able to see a film in a theatre because all there will be are Marvel movies, Twilight like movies, remakes and rip-offs. The writing in this one was bad. It starts with a long pointless introduction of character with little action, the middle part resumed in a montage and bland action packed ending too resume it all.They try to make the characters deep but they just say stuff about them and I don't care about any of them. And the technology applied in the movie, for me, was a bad decision. If they wanted to maintain the classic era feel, that was not the way, it didn't mix well like Sky Captain, but thats me.
2125 7.9 8.35. The Avengers (2012)
Why everybody liked this movie so much... I really don't know. My dad wanted to see it so I went with him and my sister. I was mostly bored during the whole movie. When I get bored I watch at other people seeing the movie and mostly all of them were smiling, why? I don't know. It has the same formula: a long introduction, some middle ground and action pack ending. Loki didn't make it for me as a bad guy and the only characters who shined where the Iron Man and Hulk. It has a lot of pointless scenes (like Iron Man vs Thor as Loki watches). And that formula of they don't like each other, someone dies, now lets fight together. I am not against it but 1 hour and 50 minutes they don't like each other. I taught the point of the film was to have them fight a bad guy who was planning a take over the world plot and see them use there techniques to triumph against him. Oh and the dragons at the end what was that? In the final battle you just see them attack in a cool fashion at an angle at a lot of visual effect aliens. And they are so good that they don't even struggle. For me it fails as a popcorn movie. Batman Forever was more entertaining than this film.
Also Iron Man falling in no gravity space was the cherry on top.
754 6.7 7.76. United 93 (2006)
5389 7.5 87. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
3669 6.7 78. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Ok the movie isn't bad but I hate the fact of the AI kid. In my understanding the movie is supposed to take the idea of Pinocchio, and sort of make us ask the question if it looks like a duck and quacks, is it a duck. But almost everybody I know embraces the idea that the kid in a sense is human. I despised the kid from the beginning. He is a machine and the movie shows us that in the beginning, the pool scene, where his auto-self reacts; and near the end (spoilers) where he smashes his another him's head. For me this shows why he can't never be human, he is still constrained by instinct. By encountering something new his program doesn't know how to react so either he got stock or he eliminated the problem. The only thing I have against the movie is that for me it tries to tell you out loud the boy is a human and can be like Pinocchio, but (in the Disney movie) Pinocchio was suppose to be a boy made of wood, not a wooden men emulating a boy. For me the ending should have been him being stuck in the ice forever.
Also the design for the advanced robots in the ending was a bad decision. They looked like aliens and, the first time that I saw it (which by that time in the movie I was incredibly pissed off) I thought they were aliens. I saw it again a few days ago and it is not bad, but...
3172 8.3 8.89. GoodFellas (1990)
Ok I have to retract from what I have said from this movie all my life. Saw it for the fifth time today (after don't know how many years) and I have to admit this movie is excellent. Now I see why it is loved and admired by so many people. It is a full movie and it lacks nothing. Even if now I see this, the movie still doesn't captivate me in that way. I can see it is great but I can't admire it that way.
1374 7.5 7.610. Hugo (2011)
3665 6.5 6.511. Alice in Wonderland (2010)
There are no words to describe how bad this movie is. The whole time it felt like a video game, and pointless, just a lot of Tim Burton gothic, dark style. I watched it with a friend of mine who really likes Tim Burton (he rented the movie and went to our house to watch it), and he hated it. I like Tim Burton's movies but I don't understand the following he has generated over this last few years. Him, Zack Snider and Christopher Nolan are emulated as the greatest directors of all time and I don't get it.
1037 7 7.212. Escape from New York (1981)
1853 7.5 7.713. Coraline (2009)
521 7.4 7.714. Cabaret (1972)
1701 7.5 7.715. 127 Hours (2010)
I have noticed that I don't quite like movies that are focused on the same damn place (unless they are 12 Angry Men which was filmed marvellously or... maybe... Phone Booth which is a guilty pleasure... I liked it). This movie seemed eternal to me, but it was ok (I woudnt watch it again). The only thing that strike me was the beginning with the girls, the Sigur Ros song at the end and (spoilers) when he is cutting one of the nerves in his arm. That scene was amazing, the sound they used and the tension the scene shouts at you because they are the nerves; it just shocked me. Also I have notice I don't like Danny Boyle movies that much either...
891 7.7 7.916. An Andalusian Dog (1929)
1986 7.2 7.617. Garden State (2004)
The first time I saw Garden State I loved it, I found it really entertaining and good. I saw it the other day, after maybe 7 years, and wow I just couldn't... understand how the hell I liked it so much the first time. Through the whole film I wanted to slap every character in the movie. The first time I laughed, now I didn't even smile. I just wanted to... and Natalie Portman's character... so much stupidity in the characters...
1684 7.8 7.918. Drive (2011)
I wanted to like Drive. The movie reminded me a lot to Le Samourai, it is almost identical (even if I didn't like Le Samourai either). For me it had a lot of potential but it wasn't executed well. The movie should just have been a full focus on Ryan Gosling's character (like Shame of Fish Tank). It had some good scenes like the scene with the hammer and the strippers, and all the scene where he is driving while music is played in the background.
One of the reasons a friend of mine liked it was that shock from the violent scenes. Yes they were violent but nothing to be shocked about. The music in the movie was awesome and it was so well incorporated to show Gosling's character. But for me the movie should have been entirely about style and the character; with less dialogue, letting the scenes speak for themselves. The movie should have been like A Colt is my Passport. I kinda feel like the story or the other characters didn't relate or blended with the style the movie wanted to show. I'll have to see it again sometime.
Haven't finished because I just couldn't
Most of these movies where goddam awful. I had to turn off Visitor Q after 10 minutes and Slacker after 20.
4088 7.2 832. Avatar (2009)
Yes it was good and really entertaining (and its publicity campaign deserves an award, it made me watch the goddam film) but thats it. This movie was praised as god and it had people feeling depressed, literally, because they didn't live in Pandora. Also fans these days are just off, they get devoured to much in what they like.
3368 7.3 7.933. Casino Royale (2006)
I have to admit I was raised watching Pierce as Bond and loved him. Also I haven't read any of the books or seen much of the old classics (which I repent on it) but this one... Where's the grace in the character? For me Bond is a man's man. He is clever, intelligent, elegant... I know this was supposed to be the beginning but for me the character was so far off. The beginning is great and Eva Green looks astonishing but thats it. Also the torture scene was filmed poorly, for me it was laughable. The first time I saw it I hated it, the second time it was descent. Daniel Craig doesn't cut it for me, but I think it is because of how the Bond character is written. Where's the charm?
5949 8.4 934. The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight is really good and entertaining. Yes it is above average but why has it made such a shock on people, haven't they seen other movies? Yes it has a good story and a good performance in the Joker. It has action, good writing and great scenes (even thought the idea of the BatiHummer did never grow on me). But I don't see why should this movie excel to more than that. Why so much praise and Nolan-praise?
4468 8.4 8.835. Inception (2010)
Good movie, good action... thats it. Yes it incorporates a lot of visual illusions a la Escher but, well... I remember after it came out everybody was shouting: "god praise Nolan for capturing the face of god in celluloid plastered with Leonardo's face." But now, people don't talk about it much, just a pass by... Well I think the movie could have been so much better because of the potential of the idea. Also that face in the picture: awesome. I don't like the now day to day praise of memes but that picture is funny.
1278 6.9 6.836. The Tree of Life (2011)
I really disliked the film. Ok the images he presents are wow and the movie looks great but... it is too pretentious for me (for lack of another word). The story, the pacing... It felt like 2001 A Space Odyssey (although that movie is incredible and admirable). The Tree of Life didn't make it for me.
2667 7.3 7.637. Watchmen (2009)
This movie never felt that deep to me. The first time I saw it I was watching the theatre ceiling, but when I saw it again on tv and it was ok. It feels like an average movie with a not so average plot... thats it. The only props I give to the movie is that she (above) and her outfit were sexy.
7492 8.4 8.938. Fight Club (1999)
4303 8 8.539. The Departed (2006)
It is really good but the only thing that ruins it its that if you see it first than Infernal Affairs it ruins most of the original's charm. Infernal Affairs is way superior, but a lot of things are lost because you already know whats going to happen. Watch Infernal Affairs and then The Departed. Damn you Scorsese.
3246 7.5 8.140. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
1742 6.5 6.741. Underworld: Evolution (2006)
Bad, just bad...
There are worse movies, but with these ones ther seems to be somebody that like them, while I despise these movies...
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