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Panned/Hated Movies that You Enjoy

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by DrewDown, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. DrewDown

    DrewDown All are welcome

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    Since we're reviewing the world's most loved movies that we hate, I thought it might be appropriate to explore the reverse. What movies that failed, were critically panned, or universally hated do you actually like?

    The first that come to mind for me are:

    John Carter
    Prometheus
    Frailty
    Lolita (1997 version)
    Hudsucker Proxy
    Ravenous
    Lockout

    I'm sure I'll think of more.
     
  2. DrewDown

    DrewDown All are welcome

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    I should probably add Waterworld to this list, even if I don't really love the film. It certainly didn't bother me when I saw it so many years ago.
     
  3. Mags

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    I liked Prometheus although I wanted...more of something.
     
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    DrewDown All are welcome

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    I see that. It's like the narrative became more than they could handle. I'm hopeful that a sequel will take what worked and make it better.
     
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    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    What's the review cutoff for panned?
     
  6. gorram

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    Because of the hate in the other thread: The Big Lebowski.
     
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  7. DrewDown

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    I think it has to be consistent through time. You could take a lot of movies like Psycho or Scrooged and say that they were panned, but no one would think you're odd for liking them now. The goal is to claim those movies you like that most people don't, for whatever reason.
     
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    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    The only two come to mind right now are Speed Racer and Event Horizon. I'm pretty sure most people who like sci-fi like EH.
     
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    Big Momma's House
    Kung Pow
     
  10. DrewDown

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    I loffed at Big Momma's House...even enjoyed it.

    I am ashamed of myself.
     
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  11. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter.

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    Event Horizon was Goddam awesome. I'll say it again, the 13th Warrior. Loved that movie. After that:
    The Watchmen
    The Abyss
    In the Mouth of Madness
    Prometheus
     
  12. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    I love me some Pootie Tang. There was a time I could quote any line in that movie.

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    Does Road House belong here? I can't imagine anyone not loving that movie.

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    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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  15. DrewDown

    DrewDown All are welcome

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    People tend to dislike A.I.; I happen to love it.
     
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  16. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    If you're going to include 80s/early 90s likeable trash I can come up with about 20.

    How about The Golden Child, only because it was smashed as hard as it was. Even though it was hacked together to jack up the box office, it's not too bad 27 years later.
     
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    Tango and Cash
    Starship Troopers
    Last Action Hero
    Speed Racer +1 Hated the hackneyed "corporations are bad" plot; loved the effects/art direction
    John Carter +1 Like a Star Wars prequel with a script
     
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    Excellent choice. One of my favorites.
     
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    Kugzilla Roar. Go: Eagles, Flyers, Philles, Buckeyes, etc.

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    Hudsucker Proxy




     
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    Hog's Big Ben Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
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    Con Air and Face/Off are completely enjoyable. They're the only two Nicolas Cage movies that I like.
     
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    Neckbeard I'm Team Piggy!

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    For Half in the Wackbag we watched the 1994 live-action version of Street Fighter with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Raul Julia
    and it was a totally enjoyable, 3 out of 5, 85 minute punch festival. Nobody in the thread thought it was 1 star worst movie ever territory
    yet Rotten Tomatoes has it at 13 percent. I'd watched the entire Twilight Franchise and at least 3 other movies markedly inferior to Street Fighter
    in just that week alone. There were probably 4 movies at the local cinema worse than Street Fighter that week.
     
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    Hudson Supreme Champion!!!!!
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    Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Grease 2
    Shock Treatment (aka Rocky Horror 2)
     
  24. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    Just because it's fun to beat up on RT, these should all be at least 25% higher:

    Pulse - 10%
    Freejack - 15%
    Judgment Night - 16%
    Harlem Nights - 21%
    Predator 2 - 25%
    Men At Work - 30%
    Gung Ho - 35%
    Young Guns - 40%
    Wrong Turn - 40%
    PCU - 47%
    The Money Pit - 47%
    Me Myself & Irene - 48%
    Cannibal the musical - 56%
    The Edge - 60%
    The Running Man - 61%
    History of the World Part 1 - 62%
    Contact - 63%
    Point Break - 68% (ok maybe not another 25)
    Snatch - 73% (that's right, a 98)
     
  25. Kugzilla

    Kugzilla Roar. Go: Eagles, Flyers, Philles, Buckeyes, etc.

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    I actually laughed a lot at Hot Tub Time Machine.
     

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