If there's one general statement I feel I can safely make about the members of this forum, it's that we're extremely passionate about the films we love. And on that same token, we're strongly opinionated about the films we hate as well. Over the years, I've done my fair share of and whenever I discuss movies amongst friends and acquaintances of mine. Regardless of what movie we may be discussing, we always have opinions concerning what a movie could do to improve itself. The case seems to be especially true about movies we hate. I was inspired by the thread by Lew Crippen concerning folks' reactions to Do The Right Thing. I've never seen it my self, but I've always wanted to watch it for some time now. If there's one thing very evident about the discussion going on in the thread, it's that those members discussing the film all have different ideas concerning the direction the film needed to/didn't need to take. The purpose of this thread is to discern the exact reasons why people hate certain films, and whether or not this is due to fundamental differences in tastes or due to a certain expectation that all films need to meet. And to make an extension to that, discern whether or not general/ specific changes can be made to that film that would cause it to not be hated. It's basically, "I hate film X, but if they did changes Y and Z, I would like film X". I would like this discussion to consider a broad spectrum of films that would include blockbusters (eg. Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings films), heavily-panned films (eg. Michael Bay movies), or even film buff favorites (eg. 2001: A Space Odyssey). When I get the time, I'll start with Godzilla (1998). So start discussing away.