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This has probably been done before, but what is your most hated movie and why?

I'll start with mine.

After Earth

Such a slow, boring, empty film made so much worse for me because it was a science fiction. I can't imagine how bad I would have thought it had I watched it with high expectations.
 

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This has probably been done before, but what is your most hated movie and why?
Uh yeah -- check your current news feed from today?
http://intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=22942

I rarely watch movies I suspect I will hate.

The Fantastic Four was probably the most recent movie I saw that I was pretty upset with. Lots of potential, but a half-assed editing job + studio and director fighting over content = bloody mess.


I'll start with mine.

After Earth

Such a slow, boring, empty film made so much worse for me because it was a science fiction. I can't imagine how bad I would have thought it had I watched it with high expectations.
I didn't have any expectations and thus I didn't think it was quite as bad as everyone said. It wasn't great, though; it should have been a lot better. Jaden Smith doesn't have much talent for acting, not enough to hold interest as a lead.
 

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Most of them. Recently, divergent and insurgent, but seeing as I didn't like the second half of the plot of the first book, the movies did a better job. But I still hated them. I'm not a movie watcher. On only a handful of occasions have I sought out to watch movies. The rest were forced group activities.
 

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"Mulholland Drive" by David Lynch. Such a pathetic Hollywood attempt at creating an "artsy" and "different" type of film. Meanwhile the whole thing is just bland nonsense.

No-one should waste their time watching that garbage. I don't even know why anyone is interested in the films of Lynch. You can tell from his haircut that he is a wannabe artsy genius.
 
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Mulholland dr. is shit

The reason I still haven't banished lynch to list of directors I want to pour acid on is because of his earlier films the elephant man and the grandmother
 

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Most of them. Recently, divergent and insurgent, but seeing as I didn't like the second half of the plot of the first book, the movies did a better job. But I still hated them. I'm not a movie watcher. On only a handful of occasions have I sought out to watch movies. The rest were forced group activities.
Ugh, the Divergent series. The main character is so utterly boring that I couldn't finish the first chapter of the second book. Also, why did she join the faction where there's dying everywhere and no one is smart?

Other movies I hate, hmmm...
 

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Mutant Chronicles - I didn't appreciate the movie at all. The lore was too raw for the film to work with.
M. Night Shyamalan's Avatar - I can't even stand the first 10 minutes of the film. How can they make the cheery nickolodeon atmosphere into something so depressing.
 

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I hate most movies, and it's hard to sit through an movie when you aren't into it. But of the movies I've seen in their entirety, I'd have to put Top Gun, Run Away Bride, and Patch Adams in my bottom ten.
 

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The Fantastic Four was some more then hobble movie.
100% action/effects and of that 100%,100% of it is lame.

"Dragon ball" Evolution,crappy on so many levels,taking a good show/manga to a low budget super hollywood with crappy everything.
 

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I know there will be a lot of hate for this, but I'm going with Lord of the Rings. So incredibly boring and gay. I mean it's pretty much a trilogy about small people walking.
 

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I know there will be a lot of hate for this, but I'm going with Lord of the Rings. So incredibly boring and gay. I mean it's pretty much a trilogy about small people walking.
Not gonna hate, but do you apply this to be books, too?
 

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I don't like the Lord of the Rings movies either, and I was a fan of the books from a young age. (Well, I actually rather liked "The Fellowship of the Ring" movie but it was downhill after that point.) I actually laughed out loud in the theater at some bits that were supposed to be serious (like the death of Denethor -- the text was haunting; the corresponding movie sequence was laughable).

Not that Tolkien can't be boring in spots, but he nails his mythology / historic structure + he just has some really great sequences (like the Moria bit). There's a "more than you see on the surface" aspect to his writing, characters, history, etc.

Jackson seems to focus on external details and miss the underlying structure. he also would get wrapped in overblown sequences especially where there was schlocky horror/fantasy elements. Not that it was all bad; most of the actors were decent; but... there was enough off the rails that it makes them hard for me to watch despite good bits.

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I did watch Divergent, it's not a great series and just seems to be getting worse. I wouldn't say it's one of my "most hated movies" though. Maybe because the source wasn't so hot either.

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I just checked my ratings over in Letterboxd. An excerpt from my list of lowest-scored flicks:

- 47 Ronin (Keanu Reeves version)
- The Human Centipede movies
- The Host
- I, Frankenstein
- Terminator 3
- Transcendence
- Fantastic 4 (2015) - I mentioned issues with that one before.
- Dream House
- Rise of the Guardians
- Jupiter Ascending
 

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Not gonna hate, but do you apply this to be books, too?
I only read the first book and The Hobbit and though I can't say that I hated it, I wasn't particularly chuffed by it. But I immeddiately lose interest in books that have dragons and knights and elves and shit in them, so it's not specifically the book's fault.
 
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The works of fiction that I hate the most are also the ones that I like the most because they are the ones that genuinely affect me.
 

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Anything by Baz Luhrmann is painful to watch. I've noticed that the people I've met who like his films are really annoying too. I found this short review of Moulin Rouge to be particularly pertinent:

"Luhrmann rabidly Hoovers up a century or so worth of pop culture detritus and then projectile vomits it all over the screen with a vengeance."
 

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2 girls 1 cup. What was seen will never be unseen.
 
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Anything by Baz Luhrmann is painful to watch. I've noticed that the people I've met who like his films are really annoying too. I found this short review of Moulin Rouge to be particularly pertinent:

"Luhrmann rabidly Hoovers up a century or so worth of pop culture detritus and then projectile vomits it all over the screen with a vengeance."
i agree with this. I should like Baz. He's just the right kind of weird that appeals to me, but I just don't like his films. Theyre just too weird, and somewhat uncomfortable. The pacing always seems to be a little off too, but I think that's deliberate.

I really like the song/track he did a while back - Everybodys free to wear sunscreen - always makes me feel positive.

I'd be interested in seeing his theatre production (the name of which eludes me right now).
 

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The Human Centipede. I want to buy eyes that have yet to watch the film. It's pretty much self-explanatory. If you enjoyed the film, explain to me why.
 

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I hate the Star Wars prequels with a passion. Now that I have lobbed that grenade in here, which will derail the thread, I'll move on....

i agree with this. I should like Baz. He's just the right kind of weird that appeals to me, but I just don't like his films. Theyre just too weird, and somewhat uncomfortable. The pacing always seems to be a little off too, but I think that's deliberate.

I really like the song/track he did a while back - Everybodys free to wear sunscreen - always makes me feel positive.

I'd be interested in seeing his theatre production (the name of which eludes me right now).
I liked Moulin Rouge (or at least about 80% of it -- but I'm 5w4 with strong sx variant, I'm into quirk and intensity that maybe some others would feel to be too much), but don't remember much from Romeo + Juliet and only managed to sit through about 25 minutes of "The Great Gatsby." Yeah, he has a lot of quirk and/or flair in how he does things and accentuates things, which is something generally that appeals to me but from him sometimes doesn't connect. Gatsby in particularly felt sloooooooowwwww which is why I just kind of never finished the movie; not sure if it would have improved if I had just persisted. One of my kids really liked it.

EDIT: Oh, I forgot he did Australia. I actually saw that in the theater. I remember liking particular moments of it, but (1) it was too damned long and (2) it felt like 3-4 different movies dumped into one.

The Human Centipede. I want to buy eyes that have yet to watch the film. It's pretty much self-explanatory. If you enjoyed the film, explain to me why.
I found the first movie stupid (in that there were lots of rational issues with plot) as well as repulsive on some level. I can handle this kind of subject matter just fine, depending on how it's done (I liked Noe's "Irreversible," for example); but here it just came off as stupid exploitative crap.

HC2 was even worse -- it looked fancier due to the b&w format, but ended up being even more devoid of any useful content, coupled with more useless brutality inflicted on the cast; and the ending was like a slap in the face.
 
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Actually, I liked Romeo + Juiet. It was pretty good. But it was basically the creme de la creme of source material...
 

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Actually, I liked Romeo + Juiet. It was pretty good. But it was basically the creme de la creme of source material...
Moulin Rouge is actually cribbed pretty closely to Verdi's La Traviata.
 
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I liked Noe's "Irreversible," for example
i hate this disgusting film with a passion...idk but i found it to be exploitative and by exploitative i also mean emotional manipulation of viewers and shock factors...take all that away and literally nothing is left
 
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Mulholland dr. is shit

The reason I still haven't banished lynch to list of directors I want to pour acid on is because of his earlier films the elephant man and the grandmother
Yes it sucks. But have you even seen his greatest masterpiece Wild at Heart?
 

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i hate this disgusting film with a passion...idk but i found it to be exploitative and by exploitative i also mean emotional manipulation of viewers and shock factors...take all that away and literally nothing is left
Yes, it has two of the most disturbing scenes I think I've seen in a work of film, but because the sequence of the scenes was shown in reverse, this changes the tone and ends up commenting on the violence versus building to and indulging in it as the focus of the film (which would make it pornographic and exploitative IMO).

[For example, one of those acts of violence is an act of revenge, and because it's run in reverse, it is no longer justified to the viewer because we see it as an act in itself and can judge it as an act in itself.]

If you've read Ebert's review of the film, you'll understand what I'm talking about.

I do agree it's a hard film to stomach, and it's understandable if some people can't watch it. But I would consider Martyrs a "less moral" movie if I had to pick.
 

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Why Batman (1989) Sucks:

  • Why are they playing club music at an upscale social event?
  • Why is Batman so stiff in his suit? How can he even take on hordes of enemies like that?
  • Bruce Wayne is dorky as hell, where is the intelligence and charm?
  • Why are they shooting projectiles in a chemical plant?
  • Unconvincing shootouts
  • Dumb Joker reveal
  • A pistol shoots down a jet
  • Where is Batman even pulling his gadgets from?
  • What is the Batman origin story? Why bats?

Overall it's a film with a loosely connected plot, with lackluster performances, and an anti-climactic ending. Possibly the worst movie I have ever seen.
 
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Citizen Kane is one of the most overrated movies ever, at least from my own perspective. It's usually touted in film courses as being one of the best ever made. Maybe for its time, it was amazing. But from my perspective, it was overly structured, and the plot was simply boring.
 

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I'm torn between Star Wars VII and The Hobbit. I think I'm going to choose The Hobbit, since it was one of the first stories I heard as a child (my dad read it to me in bed), so seeing such a mess made of such a beautiful book had a way of hurting my soul in a very special way.
And following OP's reasoning, unlike Star Wars VII, I walked in to watch The Hobbit with good expectations, since I loved Jackson's LOTR films, all of them. Now I hate him.

Oh, Lost Highway was also terrible. I always ask people's opinion of the film: if they like it and pretend they understand it, they are fakers. There's nothing to understand there. No meaning.
 

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The only Jackson LotR film I really liked was "The Fellowship of the Ring," despite my disappointment in the CGI video-game style balrog. Sean Bean also gets applause for nailing Boromir.

Everything went downhill for me after that.

I will give Jackson kudos for the props he created, but movie is more than props. His casting was decent, much of the time, at least. Also, he included the Arkenstone (which normally gets skipped) in the last movie, and that scene at the wall was totes awesome from the book.
 
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The only Jackson LotR film I really liked was "The Fellowship of the Ring," despite my disappointment in the CGI video-game style balrog. Sean Bean also gets applause for nailing Boromir.

Everything went downhill for me after that.

I will give Jackson kudos for the props he created, but movie is more than props. His casting was decent, much of the time, at least. Also, he included the Arkenstone (which normally gets skipped) in the last movie, and that scene at the wall was totes awesome from the book.
Oh I really loved all the LOTR movies... But admittedly, I don't know what I'm looking for in regards to being a critic.

I've actually never read the books either. I intend to do so, perhaps this winter.

I own The Hobbit, and I've attempt to read it like 3 time's.. But the opening bores me.

Tolkien was some sort of Occultist, so I have an interest from that angle.
 

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Oh I really loved all the LOTR movies... But admittedly, I don't know what I'm looking for in regards to being a critic.

I've actually never read the books either. I intend to do so, perhaps this winter.

I own The Hobbit, and I've attempt to read it like 3 time's.. But the opening bores me.
You'll probably be bored by the Lord of the Rings, then.

There's stuff in the middle (in the Two Towers) that bores even me.

Tolkien was some sort of Occultist, so I have an interest from that angle.
Tolkien was an Anglican (?) Christian and actually converted C.S. Lewis to Christianity. There's a lot of Christian symbolizing and philosophy undergirding his fantasy writing, which is something that got dropped in Jackson's interpretation.
 

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The only Jackson LotR film I really liked was "The Fellowship of the Ring," despite my disappointment in the CGI video-game style balrog. Sean Bean also gets applause for nailing Boromir.

Everything went downhill for me after that.

I will give Jackson kudos for the props he created, but movie is more than props. His casting was decent, much of the time, at least. Also, he included the Arkenstone (which normally gets skipped) in the last movie, and that scene at the wall was totes awesome from the book.
The Two Towers is a fav around my house. RotK was a bit over the top even for me.
 

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The Two Towers is a fav around my house. RotK was a bit over the top even for me.
I just remember sitting in the theater and laughing out loud during some of the "dramatic" moments. I can't even remember them all now. But it did not bode well.


Oh yeah, one of the many absurdities: You have a beautifully written scene about Denethor self-immolating (and trying to take Faramir with him) because rationally he has lost hope based on what Sauron's been feeding him through the palantir, leaping on the pyre and holding the palantir in his hands and burning alive while everyone else watches, so that forever after unless the wielder was of strong mind, he would only see two hands withering in flames. Evocative, no? And a decent director could pull this off emotionally in some way.

Instead, Denethor comes off as a raving nutjob, and somehow he gets set on fire, and he runs screaming and flailing way out to the edge of the parapet so that -- with the long-angle lens far above the city -- we can watch the little flaming speck of Denethor plummet to his doom wailing to the ground below.

... o-kay. The character sucked as written anyway, I guess he deserved a ridiculous death.

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... which I guess segues into the fact I finally rewatched "The Exorcist" last night. The first time I watched it was about 15 years ago, and I wasn't impressed.

I gave it a "pity watch" last night just to see if it had improved, but no. I guess it's not my "most hated" movie (how can I hate a movie directed by William Friedkin, starring Max von Sydow and Ellen Burstyn?), aside from the fact it's always hogging a top spot on Best Horror Flick lists and that irks me because it's emotionally flat, the scenes don't segue well (they seem to just be a bunch of various episodes tossed together), and I actually found myself laughing out loud at about 65% of the "horror" scenes because they were so over the top.

I think some of the noises were unsettling. And I'm sure it was shocking for a 70's audience to hear a little girl using Big Person Swear Words + jamming that crucifix into unmentionable places, etc.; but "shock" doesn't a decent movie make. Bored, I was; there was nothing to grab onto even psychologically.

I've been to the stone staircase in Georgetown. I think I have a picture of it somewhere on my laptop.
 
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You'll probably be bored by the Lord of the Rings, then.

There's stuff in the middle (in the Two Towers) that bores even me.

Tolkien was an Anglican (?) Christian and actually converted C.S. Lewis to Christianity. There's a lot of Christian symbolizing and philosophy undergirding his fantasy writing, which is something that got dropped in Jackson's interpretation.
Yea, I don't know the nature of the occult work he included in his stories.. I'll take your word that it is Christian.. Might explore it later.

Shame they had to drop some stuff.. I personally wouldn't have minded another 4 hours screen play :rolleyes:
 
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"Mulholland Drive" by David Lynch. Such a pathetic Hollywood attempt at creating an "artsy" and "different" type of film. Meanwhile the whole thing is just bland nonsense.

No-one should waste their time watching that garbage. I don't even know why anyone is interested in the films of Lynch. You can tell from his haircut that he is a wannabe artsy genius.
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Mulholland dr. is shit

The reason I still haven't banished lynch to list of directors I want to pour acid on is because of his earlier films the elephant man and the grandmother
I tried to watch Mulholland Drive and I didn't finish the last 45 minutes of it. Seriously disappointed by it, because Blue Velvet was pretty suspenseful which at least made it enjoyable (still tried to be artsy I think, but not to the degree of this garbage, and at least it was entertaining).

I hate most of the movies I've seen because I only watch mainstream commercial crap that plays in the theaters and the occasional torrented film that gets recommended to me. I'm sure there are decent ones out there, but I haven't seen many of them.
 

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"Mulholland Drive" by David Lynch. Such a pathetic Hollywood attempt at creating an "artsy" and "different" type of film. Meanwhile the whole thing is just bland nonsense.
That you didn't get anything from it doesn't make it nonsense.
Mulholland Drive is the 21st century's greatest film according to film critics

I don't agree that it is the greatest but I think it definitely belongs on that list.

No-one should waste their time watching that garbage. I don't even know why anyone is interested in the films of Lynch.
Same point, the fact that you don't get it doesn't make it worthless for everyone.

You can tell from his haircut that he is a wannabe artsy genius.
I also don't agree that David Lynch is trying to be something he is not. He appears quite authentic to me.
 

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The Plague Dogs (1982).

I have no technical or artistic beef with this film... I don't even feel like it wasted my time. "Hated" is probably not even the right category for this, to be honest.

My beef with this film is that it really bummed me out... for like 13 years and counting; to this day I cannot think about it without getting a little sad. Maybe I was having a rough day when I saw it.

I would rather subject myself to Pink Flamingos again than have another look at The Plague Dogs.

Perhaps "most ambivalent towards" is more apt than "most hated."

(It's doing it now ffs.)
 

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I actually appreciate Muholland Dr. ... so fuck you all. :D

I think one issue is that it was originally conceived as another TV show that didn't get picked up (is that right?) so then he salvaged the footage and ended up repurposing it, then shot more to fill in the gaps? I'll have to look that up again, but that's what's coming to mind. And it would explain why the imagery seems so disconnected at times... it's kind of a unique process, filming for one thing, then reassembling for something else.

I remember my first time watching it -- the acting and tone seemed to be shit, then I realized that (spoiler alert) what I was seeing wasn't necessarily what was real but just someone's concept of reality. Then it started making more sense although it will never make complete articulatable sense.

I think people who need more literal interpretations and who need everything explained rather than feeling and intuiting their way through are going to capital-H Hate that movie. Even after you watch the movie multiple times, there is no one-to-one correlation rationally.

Lynch might not appeal to some, and he's not perfect (so when he screws up, he screws up big), but I appreciate his willingness to go out on a limb with suggestive film versus by-the-number literal narrative.


The Plague Dogs (1982).

I have no technical or artistic beef with this film... I don't even feel like it wasted my time. "Hated" is probably not even the right category for this, to be honest.

My beef with this film is that it really bummed me out... for like 13 years and counting; to this day I cannot think about it without getting a little sad. Maybe I was having a rough day when I saw it.

I would rather subject myself to Pink Flamingos again than have another look at The Plague Dogs.

Perhaps "most ambivalent towards" is more apt than "most hated."

(It's doing it now ffs.)
Never heard of Plague Dogs. Now you have me intrigued.

I haven't seen Pink Flamingo yet (which shames me, since I live in Baltimore). It's on the 50 Notorious Films list, and something I need to watch just so I can make another notch on my film belt.
 

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I actually appreciate Muholland Dr. ...
It's been a long time, but I remember digging when I saw it. David Lynch is always good times.

Never heard of Plague Dogs. Now you have me intrigued.

I haven't seen Pink Flamingo yet (which shames me, since I live in Baltimore). It's on the 50 Notorious Films list, and something I need to watch just so I can make another notch on my film belt.
Not sure if I could do Plague Dogs again... this one might belong in my "once is likely enough for me" file. It's definitely worth a look, and hopefully the mileage varies a bit for other viewers.

Ping Flamingos is like a high school drama club improv sketch gone lord-of-the-flies insane. If you get a chance to see it, it's certainly a... spectacle. This is proof that the world was already pretty sick before we all got on the Internet.

Not sure if it was unique to the DVD release I watched or not, but they included reactions of viewers leaving the cinema... priceless.
 

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It's been a long time, but I remember digging when I saw it. David Lynch is always good times.



Not sure if I could do Plague Dogs again... this one might belong in my "once is likely enough for me" file. It's definitely worth a look, and hopefully the mileage varies a bit for other viewers.

Ping Flamingos is like a high school drama club improv sketch gone lord-of-the-flies insane. If you get a chance to see it, it's certainly a... spectacle. This is proof that the world was already pretty sick before we all got on the Internet.

Not sure if it was unique to the DVD release I watched or not, but they included reactions of viewers leaving the cinema... priceless.
Well, I survived A Serbian Film. I guess I can handle Divine eating things she has no business eating.
 
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Citizen Kane is one of the most overrated movies ever, at least from my own perspective. It's usually touted in film courses as being one of the best ever made. Maybe for its time, it was amazing. But from my perspective, it was overly structured, and the plot was simply boring.
Yep. It's not the worst movie I've seen but definitely one of the most overrated by film buffs. I like plenty of older movies too, and have even seen a few other Orson Welles films, all of which were better than Citizen Kane.
 
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I absolutely hate Austin Powers. I understand that it was created to be over the top but it is weird and creepy and at times it appears that Austin resembles a paedophile. I severely detest Batman versus Superman. The story had so much potential but there were so many ideas that were so separate but they were all combined to become one plot and it was extremely confusing.
 
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