What "Great" movie do you not like?


(Phil H) #1

There has been a discussion on another thread caused by one of our members stating that they weren’t that keen on Once Upon a Time in the West. This has got me thinking that it would be interesting to know who else has a universally accepted “Great” film that they really don’t like that much.

I’ll start things off by admitting that I have never been able to understand all the fuss about ‘Citizen Kane’. I read everywhere that it is the greatest movie ever made but I just don’t see it. I don’t even think it is the best film Orson Welles ever made.

Anyone else?


(Cian) #2

I agree, Citizen Cane is crap. I don’t really think much of Casablanca either.


(Søren) #3

Love Once Upon A Time in the West, don’t care that much about Once Upon A Time In America.


(alk0) #4

Maybe it’s a not a ‘great’ movie, but it’s a movie almost everybody likes, i hate it with passion - “The matrix”


(Cian) #5

…and don’t even mention the 2 sequels. Complete and utter shit.


(valenciano) #6

[quote=“alk0, post:4, topic:644”]Maybe it’s a not a ‘great’ movie, but it’s a movie almost everybody likes, i hate it with passion - “The matrix”[/quote] visually it is quite cool and it set a lot of standards. but i dont like the neo nor the trinity character. and the philosophy part is lame. i would have betrayed all of them for a good steak. who cares about illusion.

Cannot think of a popular film that i dislike. im not that fond of “lost in translation” boooring even though it had scarlotte johansson :stuck_out_tongue: :-*
well and goodfellas was boring.

ohh i got one. Taxi Driver, okay cool lines and crazy guy this de niro. thats it.


(JONAH HEX) #7

HIGH NOON - Annie Hall- North by north west-the deer hunter… on a similiar note there are certain directors who are supposed to be great that totally suck imo -ROBERT ALTMAN king of boring dialogue scenes and made THE worst movie EVER- dr.t and the women.oliver stone is also overated (platoon his only good movie) alexander was a complete mess…and the most overated actor of all time leo decaprio.


(Søren) #8

Speaking of boring dialogues/monologues I’m not too fond of Kill Bill 2 either… People just going on and on and on about things that shouldn’t be interesting and isn’t. Kill Bill 1 was alright though, but nothing special.


(alk0) #9

I hate the standard it set. It made all the movies made nowadays full of CGI but without any other qualities. I wasn’t stunned by CGI in this movie either. The Neo character is lame so are all the other ones. Keeanu Reeves is a terrbile actor, he couldn’t act his way out of a paperbag. I don’t see any philosophy in this movie to be honest. It think it was made up by some fans to justify their fanboy love for this movie


(Lode) #10

Cannot think of great movies, only of popular ones… “Pirates of the carribean”, “Harry Potter”… But that’s a fact :slight_smile:


(me) #11

I like the Godfather and all but it just doesnt hold up to all the other gangster movies. I can watch Goodfellas and Scarface so many times but when when it comes to the Godfather im lucky if i can see once a year.


(Lode) #12

Ah. I didn’t like Scarface that much. Now I remember :slight_smile:


(valenciano) #13

i think goodfellas is boring and predictable, but pesci is great in this one. I liked scarface even though i only saw the cut version. but it has a very different vibe than the classic mafia films

[quote=“alk0, post:9, topic:644”]I hate the standard it set. It made all the movies made nowadays full of CGI but without any other qualities. I wasn’t stunned by CGI in this movie either. The Neo character is lame so are all the other ones. Keeanu Reeves is a terrbile actor, he couldn’t act his way out of a paperbag. I don’t see any philosophy in this movie to be honest. It think it was made up by some fans to justify their fanboy love for this movie[/quote]well the philosophy is there:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plato’s_cave it is called plato´s cave. i had it in school before the movie came out. so everybody was like it is so new and interesting. and i was like: no it is antique to be precise!

[quote=“JONAH HEX, post:7, topic:644”]and the most overated actor of all time leo decaprio.[/quote] well i have not seen a lot of movies with him. but his early ones are quite impressive. basketball diaries is interesting and well played. and in “what´s eating gilbert grape” he is great at playing a retarted boy, who knows why he is good at this. :wink: i think he got bashed for being a teenie star. like brad pitt.


(alk0) #14

Yeah i knew this philosophical theory, but i don’t think they thought of it when making this movie. I think it’s more like “oh what can we suggest we’ve been inspired with to make our movie seem inteligent?” :stuck_out_tongue:


(seanmallory) #15

I hate Blowup…
And I think Ladri di biciclette is boring. In his time, maybe good, but in our days… ::slight_smile:


(Bluntwolf) #16

I agree with Valenciano concerning the Leo DiCaprio thing ! I think he does well in ‘Basketball diaries’ and ‘Gilbert Grape’ but later stuff I despise !!! ‘Gangs of New York’ and ‘Blood Diamond’ for instance didn’t convince me a bit !!! ‘Blood Diamond’ could’ve been good without Leo AND Jennifer Conelly (or what’s the name?) !!! With 'em I’ve witnessed some really bad acting :stuck_out_tongue: :-[


(DutchEngstrom) #17

[quote=“Phil H, post:1, topic:644”]There has been a discussion on another thread caused by one of our members stating that they weren’t that keen on Once Upon a Time in the West. This has got me thinking that it would be interesting to know who else has a universally accepted “Great” film that they really don’t like that much.

I’ll start things off by admitting that I have never been able to understand all the fuss about ‘Citizen Kane’. I read everywhere that it is the greatest movie ever made but I just don’t see it. I don’t even think it is the best film Orson Welles ever made.

Anyone else?[/quote] The trouble with Kane is that it’s dated now, and doesn’t hold much connection to a modern audience. I find it boring myself, whereas 20 years ago, I thought it was still cutting edge. My personal pick for this thread is Ghandi. How long was it? 20 hours? Seemed like it! Just to watch a male version of Calista Flockhart.


(Stanton) #18

Ghandi and Ben Hur are by far the worst films which were “Academy Awarded” as best picture.


(Bluntwolf) #19

Pretty Woman


(Phil H) #20

No doubt Pretty Woman was god awful. But surely no one could ever have considered ‘great’!