It seems the world of cinema goes through crests and troughs of absolute shittiness—it gets so bad that sometimes I go whole years without ever seeing a film in theaters. But every now and again I gamble on a movie and, usually I lose. What confuses me is how ANYone could like some of the turds Hollywood poops out.
Below is a list of the foremost of my conundrums of the past five or so years—that is to say, Movies I Hate that Everyone Else Likes:
Star Trek: Into Derpness
Froz’n – (I don’t HATE it, but it’s waaay overrated)
Hungry Games – (again, didn’t hate I but was very disappointed)
The Hobbo, AKA Peter Jackson Loves Your Money
The Derp Knight Rises
The Crappin’ in the Woods
Every Hairy Potter film, ESPECIALLY the Sixth, (but I didn’t hate the third one)
Stupid 8 – (again, no hate, but overrated)
Alice in Burtonland
The Princess Frog – (no hate, disappointing, yadda-yadda…)
I felt like sharing. Our consumerist culture seems to dictate that we HAVE to go to the movies and I feel that people see so much mediocrity (and outright feculence) that they forget what makes a good movie.
It’s not effects and it’s not cinematography; it’s writing.
It always has been. Films have influenced books and vice versa since the dawn of motion pictures, but I feel the two steal so much from each other in pursuit of spectacle that they lose sight of what’s truly important—forging a connection with the audience.
What’s your most memorable movie? What’s your most memorable book?
Let us know in the comments!
Whatever you answer, I bet it’s because the works connected with you—emotionally, intellectually, maybe even metaphysically. Keep that in mind the next time you watch or write something.