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What movie do you most detest?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Ronald Epstein, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Russell G

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    I didn't think they put Affleck in Saving Private Ryan. You might be thinking of Good Will Hunting...
     
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    He is there even though he is not listed in the credits but it is him. I cannot stand his acting. You can see him during clips of the movie before you play it in a scene with Damon. He shares a scene again with Damon while they are fighting Germans at the end of the movie. The scene there is where he smiles I believe he wears a New York coat written on his back. I have seen GWH.
     
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    Ben Affleck is definitely not in Saving Private Ryan. If memory serves, the guy with the New York written on his coat is Ed Burns.
     
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    Ed Burns, the poor mans rich mans Ben Affleck.
     
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    Thankyou Guys!!!!http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0122653/ Get this a friend even happened over while i had it on and he thought it was Affleck.


    Still cannot stand Pearl Harbor. I had however the great honor of sitting with Pearl Harbor Vets who came to watch the film on the day of it's first release. The people talked of their memories about that day before the film began. Men and Women both were there. I have never felt so humbled in all my life and honored at the same time. WHAT AN EXPERENCE!!!!
     
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    Well writ and very discerning.

    I don't think the Warner Brothers execs learned a damn thing.

    You have to understand the energy over there, and the bubble they all operate in.

    They will impose the same agenda on the next one.

    The story might change, but the "misguided ends" will be the same.


    Superman Returns is certainly detestable, but not as detestable as Casino Royale.

    More on that later.
     
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    I think before I start listing movies, I first want to say that I interpret "detest" to mean something different than "hate" or "dislike" - a movie I hate is one I'll never watch again, but will probably forget soon after. I'm usually pretty good at gauging what I will and won't like ahead of time, so I'm usually able to avoid seeing movies in the first place that I just know I won't like. For me to detest a movie, it has to be more than a bad movie -- and might even be a movie that some would consider to be good. I also understand that one man's junk is another man's treasure so I don't mean to be disrespectful to anyone else's tastes; I know I hate it when I feel like someone's shit on something I love, so I'll try to avoid doing the same.


    This list is in no particular order:


    "Crash" (the 2005 film, not Cronenberg's awesome movie about car crashes, sex and dangerous obsession) - It's not the worst movie ever made. But it is so paint by numbers that I was completely bored with it. I only started to detest it when I kept hearing everyone talking about what a "profound" (the most common adjective I heard) experience it was. It was merely a film I didn't like, but when everyone around me started talking about how seeing it was a lifechanging experience, I seriously wanted to pull my hair out.


    "Finding Nemo" - I know, I know, how could I not love Finding Nemo? I didn't like it when I saw it, but that's okay, not everything is going to be a winner to me. I started detesting it when people started saying to me, "You hated Finding Nemo?! How could you hate Finding Nemo? You're just wrong. I know it's an opinion whether or not you like something, but you're just wrong." I like plenty of family films. I like plenty of animated films. I just didn't like this one. Stop looking at me like I just stepped on your baby puppy.


    "Armageddon" - I'll throw this on the list because I remember this as being the first movie in my life where I had been excited about it, went to see it, and thought it was a complete pile of trash. I wasn't expecting genius, just fun escapism with some semblance of being entertaining, and this movie did absolutely nothing for me. I liked exactly one thing in the entire film: when the government tries to recruit the guys to go into space, one of them says that we'll do it, but none of us want to pay taxes ever again. That was kinda funny. That silly Diane Warren-penned Aerosmith song still gets stuck in my head on the mere mention of this film, which I think is reason enough to detest something.


    And, although it's a genre as opposed to a specific film, I detest the entire "torture-porn" sub-genre of horror. I'm not the biggest horror film fan in the world, but that has more to do with me not being scared easily, and just getting bored at the usual horror film. And when I say torture porn, I'm not even talking about Rob Zombie's movies, which I think are maybe a bit over-the-top but fun. I'm talking something like "Hostel", which my friends dragged me to and I had no polite way out of. I wasn't scared by the content, but I was just repulsed by the filmmaker's desire to put such disgusting images onscreen with the barest semblance of plotting. I think extreme violence in cinema has its place, whether it's a truly serious film trying to convey a hideous moment, or a disposable bit of entertainment that at least seems to be about having fun (like the Final Destination movies, for instance...it's not a highbrow concept, but it's amusing the way they try to come up with more and more extreme ways to kill people off). But "Hostile" seemed, in my opinion at any rate, to have absolutely no redeeming factors.


    I've only seen a few of his films, but nothing I've ever seen by Lars von Trier has been enjoyable to me. I detest them because he usually gets good actors and critics always seem to love what he does, and I just don't see what's going on there that's got any value. My opinion, of course. But goes back to what I was saying before about detesting movies and hating movies and knowing what to avoid - I'm not gonna rush out to see another one of his films, so it's not really an issue for me. But man, were the few films of his I saw painful to sit through.


    I guess I'll end this with a movie I saw the same week, with the same friends, as "Hostel" - the film version of the musical of "The Producers" - I saw it on Broadway and hated it, so I don't know why I expected the movie to be any different. Actually, I didn't. I just hate that they took a movie that was just fine, something that had stood the test of time, and turned it into a musical for reasons I can't possibly fathom. They replaced so many of my favorite bits of business from the original film with songs that just weren't funny. It seemed like a cash grab, plain and simple, and I wanted to expect more from Mel Brooks than that.


    I'm sure there are probably more, but if there are, I'm grateful that they've at least temporarily passed from my memory!
     
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    M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening" just made me plain mad. I've seen lots of bad movies that didn't elicit this anger reaction in me. If a movie's bad, that's okay, they don't all work out. But this was one of the few movies where I felt like the world was made a worse place by its very existence. A big sloppy mess calling itself a movie.
     
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    "The Happening" didn't quite make me as mad as you, but it certainly didn't make me happy either. I think what pissed me off more about that movie was how the studio kept promoting it as "M. Night Shyamalan's first R rated movie!" (as if what a film is rated should matter to how good it is), and it felt like it was basically a PG-13 movie with just a little extra blood added at the beginning to be able to advertise it as an R. That pissed me off.
     
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    My wife and I had free movie tickets and used them on this movie. And we both felt that we were ripped off. That is how bad this movie was. Not only do I never intend to spend a dime on another Shyamalan film, I won't ever waste my time, which is MUCH more valuable.
     
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    Well i like all the movies, i don't remember anyone the detest movie..
     
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    Recently saw "The Divide". Horrific brutality, pointless and completely depressing. Everyone connected with it should be embarrassed. Detest may not be strong enough a word....
     
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    For me, it's a toss-up between THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION and MAGNOLIA.


    Probably leaning more to SHAWSHANK because it's so utterly stupid (at least in its last half-hour), but so widely embraced by people who should know better, who sound like cultists when they talk about it. MAGNOLIA because it was such a chore to sit through, like an R-rated soap opera, but with a cast filled with ugly, annoying people, while, as a film, it's widely praised for reasons I can't comprehend. Both films were way too long.
     
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    "Liquid Sky." I spent $1.50 to see it in college and felt cheated of my money and time.
     
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    Specifically, Winter's Bone.....saw it for free. Still overpaid.


    Generally, any film with a big "message" written all over it or that tries to politically-"correctify" (my word) the world we live in. And yes, I am a cynic.
     
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    I was the "movie" guy when my friends and I were ypunger and I rented this for us to watch.
    I was no longer the movie picker after that.

    Can't think of a movie I detest but I'll never again watch the bloated borefest that is Gone With the Wind.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


    I might detest Eraserhead if I think about it long enough.
     
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    Not even close......The Human Centipede. Ugh, utterly disgusting, IMO.
     
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    For me it is Citizen Kane.


    This has to be the most over-rated piece of self-indulgent crap ever made. Made worse by the fact that for some reason this movie is counted as one of the best movies ever made. I don't get it. I think this is the movie equivalent as the Emperors new cloths.
     
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    For me it would be Ridley Scott's Prometheus. I detest it because I went into it with such high expectations. Dreadful story, the most thinly sketched characters I think I've ever seen in a film, which sadly led to some goofball acting by a decent cast, and I walked out feeling amazed Scott had not just tossed this script in the bin. Never want to see this film again.
     
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    I would say Step Brothers, it was funny for about 30 minutes then started to get on my nerves. By the end, I hated everybody, they made Mary Steenburgen look bad.


    The only movie I can remember wanting to walk out on was Scott Pilgrim, they main characters were annoying as hell and killed the movie for me.
     

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