Thursday, February 3, 2005

Movies I hate ...

After the Oscar nominations were announced I started thinking about my favorite movies and also about the movies I hate. Here's my list (in no particular order):

Terms of Endearment (1983) Whiny and wimpy. I wanted her to DIE already.
Dressed to Kill (1980)Frightening misogyny. Gives transexuals a bad name.
Saving Private Ryan(1998) Just like every other WWII movie but this time with horrific special effects. The 20 minute violent sequence at the beginning had no redeeming value.
Cast Away (2000) Meaningless drivel. Tom Hanks spends a few years on a desert island and learns nothing.
Walking Tall (1973) The first movie I ever paid to see and walked out of.
The Scent of a Woman (1992) This movie ruined Al Pacino for me.
The Piano (1993) Women were supposed to "understand" this movie. I didn't get it.
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) One more reason why I hate Richard Dreyfus.
Chasing Amy (1997) Kevin Smith's wet dream about lesbians, featuring a disgusting Ben Affleck.
Shrek (2001)Tasteless and lowbrow animated garbage.
There's Something About Mary (1998) Grown men love this movie. They think it's funny. It's not.


Aardvark Al said...

You didn't include Plan Nine from Outer Space.

dottcomments said...

The movies on this list are those that critics or other people really liked, in fact some of them won awards or made tons of money at the box office.

I agree, Plan Nine From Outer Space is terrible.

Steve Caratzas said...

What a great selection of atrocious films!

I do have a minor quibble:
In my opinion, the 20-minute bloodbath at the beginning of Saving Private Ryan is the only thing of redeeming value in the film.

Your synopses of Cast Away, Mr. Holland’s Opus, and Chasing Amy are spot-on, time capsule-worthy indictments.

Anonymous said...

"A disgusting Ben Affleck"

"One more reason why I hate Richard Dreyfus."



dottcomments said...

Steve, the Normandy scenes in Private Ryan left me with a bad case of PTSD. I felt personally assaulted ... and I am not usually sensitive to violent scenes in movies. I just think Spielberg got a bit cocky with this one.

Steve Caratzas said...

Fair enough.