Feature Presentation…MONDAY MOVIE MEME
This week’s movie topic is all about Popular Movies You Hated…
District 9 So many people (and bloggers) told me I would love this film and I convinced Jason he would too. Um, neither of us liked it at all. And, yes, we understood the underlying messages of the movie (we knew them going in), but we didn’t get all the hype. After I told a friend that we didn’t care for it she asked if I realized who the guy with the flower was at the end? Yes. Didn’t save the movie for me.
The English Patient We watched it because it won the Oscar and I only made it to the end by sheer will. I cannot remember anything I liked in this one. I feel like Elaine from Seinfeld after she admits to her boss that she hated The English Patient and he fired her. Please don’t stop reading my blog because I hated The English Patient, please?
Pulp Fiction When I saw it the first time at the theater I was unprepared for all of the violence and I hated it. Watched it again years later and still disliked it. I am sure I’m missing that cool Tarantino gene where I understand the genius of every movie he makes.
Amadeus It’s been awhile since I’ve seen this one, but when Jason & I ranked the AFI’s Top 100 movies of all-time (we spent many years and watched them all) this one came in at the bottom of my list. To be honest, I only remember that I couldn’t wait for it to end and not much else. Many people I love really like this one, so maybe one day I’ll give it another shot.
Brokeback Mountain This one I didn’t hate, but almost as bad, I was bored. I know it broke new ground with A list actors in a gay love story, but I just kept waiting for something to happen. This is a problem I have with a lot of westerns. The one saving grace for me in this movie was Heath Ledger. He was phenomenal.
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