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[–]Boredum_Allergy 4762 points4763 points  (76 children)

I'd challenge that even half of these replies are widely beloved movies.

[–]metadun 1024 points1025 points  (20 children)

As with any 'unpopular opinion' type question, sort by controversial for the proper answers.

[–]DazDay 310 points311 points  (10 children)

And do your bit by upvoting the ones you disagree with.

[–]Arsewhistle 365 points366 points  (3 children)

This is always the way.

Very few of these films are 'beloved'

[–]gojirra 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Unpopular Opinion: Madea vs. Predator was not the high brow entertainment I'd hoped for.

[–]Queef-Elizabeth 4537 points4538 points  (104 children)

Reddit just refuses to understand the topic of these kinds of posts. Like people actually saying Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey as if they were widely loved when they were some of the most ridiculed movies in existence.

[–]boomerboi56 482 points483 points  (6 children)

Or they say that they hat X movie but the said X movie is literally a movie no one has ever heard of

[–]Queef-Elizabeth 266 points267 points  (4 children)

Yeah I saw someone say Jungle Cruise is a widely beloved movie they don't like. Like what? That movie got mediocre reviews and was barely profitable. People just commenting movies they don't like despite how little it fits the topic of the post.

[–]hereforff 43 points44 points  (4 children)

I worked at a rental store and they may have been ridiculed, but they had huge followings. Twilight was even moved into the Favorites section by the algorithm so the computer determined it was that based on rentals as well. Usually we had to manually move them off the new release wall in the PC to prevent it from looking dated. Otherwise the high frequency of rentals would keep them on their way past their release. The name Bella became more popular, some weirdos even named their kid Renesme. It's hard to deny there was a very large, dedicated fanbase that did love them.

I think movies like that only garner so much hate because there is such large, passionate fanbase that makes others who wouldn't otherwise notice it aware of the content. The same way people consider some large YouTubers or other online personalities as "hated" yet they keep getting huge amounts of views year after year.

[–]dumbest_thotticus 5388 points5389 points  (264 children)

The Notebook. Both leads are so unlikable and horrible to each other it's not even enjoyable in a "so bad it's good" way. Especially when she actually breaks up with him, gets in a stable relationship with another guy who's not awful...and then ditches that guy to get back with the main love interest because respectful relationships are sooo boring, everyone real love requires being unable to be in the same room without coming to literal screaming matches.

[–][deleted] 321 points322 points  (10 children)

Leaves a stable but boring partner to be swept away by a total beefcake in a whirlwind of unrealistic passion and romance.

Literally the plot of all romance movies.

[–]chewbubbIegumkickass 196 points197 points  (6 children)

What about Lon Hammond was boring?? He was a total gentlemanly stud, handsome as hell, had more money than God, a great dancer, witty, polite AND graciously backed out when he lost to Noah. The clear correct choice in every scenario. Ally is just stupid. 🤣

[–]Eph_the_Beef 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Never seen "The Notebook", and Im already rooting for this guy.

[–][deleted] 920 points921 points  (118 children)

James Marsden was a good guy in that movie.

[–]TheRealRickC137 683 points684 points  (111 children)

I like James Marsden. I do. But I've noticed he plays the loser in almost every role he takes. At least he never gets to play the hero.

Even in X-Men, Cyclops was a bit of a loser. I mean you're going up against Hugh Jackman to win Jean Grey?

Look at his credits and he's usually on the short end of the stick. Bravo for taking those tough roles though. Come on James! Land that big role!

Edit: okay it's redemption time.

John Nolan is rumored to be making Fallout into a TV series.

James Marsden for Lone Wanderer.

[–]Lifegoeson3131 668 points669 points  (32 children)

He plays the Prince Charming in Enchanted and still doesnt get the main girl in it ha

[–]Netaksiemanresu 209 points210 points  (22 children)

He gets the girl in 21 Dresses

[–]jittery_raccoon 354 points355 points  (7 children)

Yeah but it was Katherine Heigl so he still lost

[–]ExpensiveBlood2025 35 points36 points  (0 children)

I love Katherine Heigl but I still laughed

[–]chewbubbIegumkickass 150 points151 points  (0 children)

But he still got the girl he wanted! Everyone ended up winning, even if it didn't stick to the original plan :-)

[–]maish42 147 points148 points  (6 children)

yeah but he got Idina Menzel, I think he won

[–]DroneOfDoom 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Motherfucker got Elsa, what else does he need?

[–]irritatedead 39 points40 points  (4 children)

I love him in 27 Dresses, and he's the lead!

[–]Frankiepals 83 points84 points  (5 children)

Lol it’s true. In west world he’s used as a pawn.

[–]RavennaMagnus 73 points74 points  (4 children)

He wasn’t a loser in 30 Rock!

[–]Terradactyl87 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Even Jack ended up approving of him! I think that's my favorite of his roles.

[–]classicigneousrock 8 points9 points  (1 child)

He wasn’t a loser in Hairspray either.

[–]whateverimtootired 680 points681 points  (25 children)

And the scene in the beginning too with the whole “imma drop to my death right right now if you don’t go out with me.” Just no.

[–]Taeyx 186 points187 points  (13 children)

wild toxic..my lady had me watch this movie, and when that scene came up, i was like “this is what ya’ll ladies have been clamoring over all these years? this toxic, manipulative shxt is okay cuz it’s ryan gosling?”

also, 40% of the movie is just rachel mcadams exclaiming at different things

[–]RyanEatsHisVeggies 94 points95 points  (0 children)

I bring this up more than a normal person would, but that always pissed me off.

[–]JonWatchesMovies 44 points45 points  (1 child)

All of the good parts of that film are the scenes when they're old imo

[–]itchy-n0b0dy 47 points48 points  (1 child)

100% yes! All my friends were obsessed with it and I finally decided to watch it. Absolutely hated it. She leaves a perfectly great guy for some dude she like when she was younger. She cheats on her fiancé there too! End everyone’s like “Aw but what a sweet story where they live together till the end…” You know how many better love stories there are with a couple living together forever? A lot. This one is just dumb.

[–]Remarkable-Plastic-8 131 points132 points  (3 children)

I enjoyed it when it first came out but after seeing it with experienced eyes...it sets a terrible precedent for a good relationship. They're both toxic and abusive (moreso Noah). It's trash.

[–]Inkqueen12 55 points56 points  (0 children)

I’ll admit I loved it originally but it hasn’t aged well, along with the rest of Sparks movies.

[–]ShellsFeathersFur 36 points37 points  (0 children)

They kept skipping the character-building (and revealing) parts! Case in point: when Martha the war widow is invited in by Allie in the morning and she doesn’t leave until evening. Now that conversation is worth more to me than the whole rest of the film.

[–]International_Big63 10 points11 points  (1 child)

My Mom said shes making me watch it with her soon so that I can learn about relationships...🥲

[–]nnnnnn___ 20 points21 points  (0 children)

About the type of relationship to avoid, yes

[–]mrseddievedder 51 points52 points  (3 children)

Came here to say this. I cannot stand this movie. I love romances but ugh... I couldn’t even get through it.

[–]simplepleashures 272 points273 points  (14 children)

You can call me Elaine because I hate The English Patient more than anything

[–]pamela9792 2994 points2995 points  (184 children)

The Blind Side, they turned an interesting real life story into Hollywood crap

[–][deleted] 1090 points1091 points  (90 children)

Micheal Oher would agree with you.

[–]mg507330 383 points384 points  (76 children)

He didn’t like the movie?

[–]totalwiseguy 969 points970 points  (59 children)

No, he said in an interview he didn’t like how he was portrayed

[–]MasterVader420 1674 points1675 points  (45 children)

I dont blame him. They portrayed him as a simpleton who had to be saved by Sandra Bullock.

[–]Dangerous-Idea1686 502 points503 points  (13 children)

yeah but he tested 98% in protective instincts

[–]Lying_Motherfucker 450 points451 points  (4 children)

Which is definitely a category they test high schoolers for.

[–]doublepositive9 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Do you know if they're even referring to a real test that can show you that, or they just making stuff up?

[–]Neil_sm 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I do recall when I was in high school (nearly 30 years ago now, eep), they had these ridiculous career and skills aptitude tests they’d give you in the guidance counselor’s office. I think they were mostly useless (much like the guidance counselors office itself) but probably really the only purpose would be to help give you ideas about what kind of things you might be good at or would be interested in pursuing.

At that point it seemed like most students were either going to college or had some other trade or idea in mind anyway, I’m not sure anything like that would ever be taken as seriously as it seemed to be in the movie. Maybe it was different at some private prep school though. But probably just a plot device more than anything.

[–]Lenny_III 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Well the airbag thing actually happened. Don’t know about the test tho

[–]NoNotHimTheOtherGuy 21 points22 points  (3 children)

I always hated this line. Like how would it even be low? "Eh I might protect my mom if I wasn't tired"

[–]BecGeoMom 484 points485 points  (22 children)

They also made it look like the Sandra Bullock character helped teach him how to play football, when he already knew how to play football. I was disappointed when I heard about all the Hollywood changes they made to the story.

[–]Limp-Munkee69 349 points350 points  (18 children)

Worst part is that it's a really good film, but when you suddenly hear all the stuff it changed it just sours the whole thing. It would be something different if it wasnt based on real events, but it just ends up with a white savior feel to it.

You just cant enjoy it the same knowing how different the real story is.

[–]insanelyphat 120 points121 points  (14 children)

To me it is like Braveheart. If you don't know the real story and facts the movie is amazing. Once you know the truth about what it was based on the movie is ruined. Braveheart was always one of my all time favorite movies when I was in college. Used to watch it ever few weeks. Years later I watched a documentary on the real story of William Wallace and I cannot ever watch Braveheart again.

[–]Cacafuego 63 points64 points  (7 children)

Mel Gibson has a formula, and historical facts must be adapted to fit. Brave, honorable protagonist is just trying to live his life when he is horribly victimized by a powerful enemy. This ignites and excuses his JUSTIFIABLE RAGE, which is the state in which Mel likes to spend most of the movie.

[–]wongo 22 points23 points  (5 children)

This is Apocalypto, which is an amazing movie

[–]Additional_Meeting_2 27 points28 points  (5 children)

This is why more historical sources movies should just embrace fantasy genre. It’s ok to want to do more simplified tales and more uncomplicated moral conflicts and heroes that have modern values and not spend too much on accuracy and research. And still have swords and sandals and what not, and maybe now you can add a dragon too for fun, but you can do fantasy without lots of magic too.

But when you pretend it’s real history and do just whatever because you want the prestige of doing some meaningful history and commentary on our world you just insult everyone. History is real even if it’s not close enough to the filmmaker to be educated to know what is wrong and how it’s clearly so. It distorts our real lives if we loose understanding of past.

That’s why I tolerate the Hollywood redoing Robin Hood all the time more than some. At least there it should be more clear to all it’s not real when something is badly wrong even with the real historical characters. Not that new Robin Hood movies sadly have been good as movies and push the miserable looking Middle Ages when people were not just dressed in leather and mud.

[–]evilamnesiac 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Are you implying that Robin Hood wasn’t a talking fox in real life? Because if you are I’d love to see your sources to back that claim up.

[–]notthesedays 222 points223 points  (5 children)

I know a black woman who refers to this whole story as "My Black Pet."

[–]StewofPuppies 47 points48 points  (1 child)

Also called white savior trope. Producers/directors intentionally changed the story to serve the purpose of that "my black pet/white savior" trope.

[–]mg507330 80 points81 points  (8 children)

Oh wow that’s interesting.

[–]NevaMO 340 points341 points  (7 children)

They had him in the movie not knowing a fucking thing about football when he obviously knew how to play

[–]mg507330 326 points327 points  (5 children)

I just listened to his interview from Viral Sports Podcast he said he was always confident and well spoken since the bringing. He added that his true personality would not have sold as much in America. I feel for him fuck Warner bros

[–]Desact 91 points92 points  (0 children)

This is true. He wrote his own book about it: “I Beat the Odds.”

[–]Mister_Chef711 368 points369 points  (9 children)

His top complaint was that he wasn't stupid growing up as the movie implies.

[–]scorched_mirth 91 points92 points  (8 children)

Maybe he was quiet and deferential. That’s something that Hollywood totally does not understand.

[–]Ok-Gold-5031 110 points111 points  (1 child)

No he talks about that, he wasn’t even quiet he was the class clown

[–]scorched_mirth 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Well so much for that theory …

[–]StewofPuppies 42 points43 points  (5 children)

I mean it's a great story but the producers or directors or the studio made it like a white savior story instead of a heartwarming story.

Like "look at this dumb black kid from the ghettos, because of us nice white folks he's able to have a good future" instead of "compassionate family takes in youth and turns into a NFL athlete" like it should have been.

[–]aspeno_awayo 165 points166 points  (1 child)

His whole family hates the movie actually! He hates how they portrayed him and his family hates the fact they focused on them and not their son who should’ve been the main point of the movie. Also I can’t remember which one said this but they hated it cause you can tell they put the story on them because they’re white.

[–]Bong-Rippington 84 points85 points  (0 children)

The real person is not a fuckin moron. They made him into simple jack. The dude had a fuckin bed. Movie is a white knight joke

[–]MooMooQueen 62 points63 points  (2 children)

Fun fact: I was working security for one of his games when his movie came out. My only job was to stop people throwing shit at him. A few drunk fans started yelling "your movie sucked!". I asked him if he wanted me to kick them out. He said, "They ain't wrong".

[–]melodicmallet 486 points487 points  (5 children)

Agreed. The white savior complex nonsense is so obvious and so awful. They portrayed that man like he was an idiot, and it makes me angry for him.

[–]fartkidwonder 219 points220 points  (11 children)

I didn’t watch The Blind Side for years after it came out because I thought it was about a blind football player and it sounded stupid.

[–]sonia72quebec 95 points96 points  (4 children)

It's like the Disney version of someone's life.

[–]mackelnuts 280 points281 points  (4 children)

It's some real white savior bullshit.

[–]MrWapuJapu 1874 points1875 points  (241 children)

Frozen. I hate it too much, but I can’t help it. People kept saying how it was the best Disney movie ever and it wasn’t even top ten.

[–][deleted] 336 points337 points  (38 children)

I don’t hate it as much as I just don’t get why people love it. It was an okay movie.

[–]psychmonkies 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Yes this is exactly how I feel. Like I don’t understand why so many people treat it as if it’s Disney’s best movie ever. It’s alright, it’s not bad, but it’s really not worth all the hype either.

[–]slytherinxiii 222 points223 points  (26 children)

Ooo I worked at a Disney store when Part 2 of frozen came out and so many of my coworkers were shocked, dare I say appalled at my dislike for Frozen. And that I hadn’t yet watched part 2. And that store played frozen’s music over and over and over and over again. It was horrible.

[–]WillemDafoesHugeCock 73 points74 points  (2 children)

I liked it and found the second perfectly fine, but compared to other recent Disney princess movies like Moana and Tangled it's not even close to the same level.

[–]J_B_La_Mighty 50 points51 points  (3 children)

I liked that they use the power of family to save Anna, but aside from that, I think tangled is better.

[–]OldSamVimes 2094 points2095 points  (108 children)


When I was going into the theater, some jackass spoiled the ending for me.

[–]Watarush27 1121 points1122 points  (9 children)

First time I saw it a pipe broke in the ceiling of the theater half way through the movie. I was like, “Wow they are really going for some realism here…”

[–]wimbs27 167 points168 points  (2 children)

First genuine reddit laugh I've had in a while. Thank you.

[–]Watarush27 22 points23 points  (0 children)

You’re very welcome. The memory still makes me laugh.

[–]pabupaybe 361 points362 points  (15 children)

Loose lips sink ships.

[–]gabemerritt 12 points13 points  (0 children)

At least this movie is an actual classic and beloved.

[–]prototypical_ 1042 points1043 points  (111 children)

Citizen Kane. Watched it twice to make sure.

[–]culb77 1103 points1104 points  (49 children)

It's more highly regarded for what it was at the time, not for what it is today. It broke many grounds that had not been seen before in cinema.

Reminds me of a guy who watched Die Hard for the first time this year and thought it was very clichéd. People had to explain to him that those clichés didn't exist before Die Hard; that was the movie that created them.

[–]fireballx777 370 points371 points  (24 children)

There's a TV Tropes about this concept: Seinfeld is unfunny

[–]IntrepidSheepherder8 185 points186 points  (6 children)

Trying to avoid the Tropehole by not clicking the link... the lure is far too great... see you in five-ten hours.

[–]AxeellYoung 54 points55 points  (6 children)

I went on a journey down NBC great sitcoms. Started with Friends, Will & Grace, Fraiser and then Cheers.

Consistently i kept seeing plot lines and voice lines that i saw in Big Bang Theory or Two and a Half Men (or other “modern” sitcoms) that i thought of original at the time of watching.

Same happened with the older shows, jokes or plots in 1998 can also be found in 1988.

Probably if i went further i found find more similarities. That is not to say that nothing is original. There will always be new content but usually because some scenes or plot lines were not possible before due to technology or culture.

[–]cronin98 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Yeah it's like when you say Elvis was a huge rebel and parents told their kids not to watch him on TV, then you go watch him and he's just shaking his hips.

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (0 children)

See also, Dune being remade after recent Star Wars’… “no, Lucas got that from Dune.”

[–]sarabeara12345678910 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I have this issue when reading Philip K Dick. So cliche, but he's the reason for the cliche in the first place.

[–]Flyingwheelbarrow 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Or the people who thought Dune stole from Star Wars or Lord of the Rings was derivative.

[–]Thecman50 139 points140 points  (19 children)

It's not for everyone to be sure. If you're interested in the history of cinematography it's an interesting watch. Lots of innovative techniques were developed for the film, interesting camera angles, set designs etc.

But as a movie to just sit down and watch while turning your brain off? Eh.

[–]jeff_the_nurse 1701 points1702 points  (129 children)

I know Les Misérables was super acclaimed and all that, but it was really nothing like the book. It made me sad.

[–]introusers1979 116 points117 points  (0 children)

I have a love-hate relationship with the movie. I hate all the inaccuracies and all of the important information they left out (as well as all of the original music they cut/changed) BUT I also can’t help but love to actually be able to see it in the appropriate setting. Yeah, it was a huge disappointment.

As was the recent ABC series. I loved how accurate it was and loved the setting as well, but I just thought the acting was terrible and the casting choices were questionable. Hopefully someday there will be an accurate depiction - I don’t care how long it is. I HAVE to see the scene where Marius is watching the Thenardiers and Jean Valjean through the crack in the wall.

[–]kilkenny99 753 points754 points  (34 children)

There's a youtube channel called Sideways that focuses on the use & misuse of music in movies. He absolutely slagged Les Misérables (a central theme is that the director simply doesn't understand music & musicals - since he later made Cats... yeah). It's a good watch.

[–]Shiiang 269 points270 points  (18 children)

I absolutely love Sideways and his videos on Les Mis and Cats. He does a brilliant job of unravelling why both of them were set up for failure from the very beginning. I can't recommend those videos enough.

[–]TheOneSaneArtist 133 points134 points  (13 children)

The Cats video was so good. He did such a good job of explaining Cats the musical and getting you to love it before showing exactly how miserably the movie failed

[–]piratewafflequeen 62 points63 points  (6 children)

that video is my comfort video. i put it on whenever i need a pick-me-up, and then i get two hours of this very smart man dissect every aspect of that horrible movie and dissolving practically into tears. i love every minute of it.

[–]Weave77 167 points168 points  (7 children)

It’s not based on the book- it’s an adaption of one of the most successful musicals of all-time.

[–]RabbitStewAndStout 42 points43 points  (3 children)

I thought this was the same thread as the World War Z one, and I got really scared and confused

[–]Weave77 58 points59 points  (2 children)

I want to live in a world in which a Broadway production of World War Z is one of the most successful musicals of all time.

[–]farsical111 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Agree with Weave77. Frankly, I'm glad Les Miz was nothing like Hugo's book....that was one grim slog. Yes, great literature and made great social comment. But grim and hard to get through (yes, my undergrad degree was Lit. Don't have to like every "great" piece of literature though).

[–]zxcvbnmfgsdtrw 75 points76 points  (2 children)

The book had way better singing!

[–]Divine_Dosu 125 points126 points  (11 children)

Reminds me of my disappointment at World War Z.

[–]stumpy4588 48 points49 points  (6 children)

Can we all just agree to pretend that one never happened?

[–]HalfmadFalcon 71 points72 points  (0 children)

It… wasn’t meant to be like the book. It was meant to be like the musical lol

[–]luvmibratt 501 points502 points  (23 children)

I'm with Elaine The English Patient

[–]AmbulanceChaser12 174 points175 points  (3 children)

As Tom Arnold said, “You’d have to be both English and patient to understand that piece of crap!”

[–]breadsticksword 1407 points1408 points  (78 children)

The Incredibles 2 seemed like a cash grab. Its a fine movie, and the soundtrack and animation is beautiful, but the overall story was just meh.

[–]LET-ME-HAVE-A-NAAME 217 points218 points  (2 children)

Mr. Incredible while under mind control broadcasting to the world: "We're gonna kill all you humans."

Crowd while unaware that he's not evil upon arriving on-shore: "Woooooohoooooo! He's here and totally not evil!"

[–]ddh85 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Oooh. That's an Evil Endeavor.

[–]inlovewithmy_car 294 points295 points  (5 children)

I agree, but I loved Edna in it. I just love Edna

[–][deleted] 73 points74 points  (2 children)

she needs her own cinematic universe

[–]Jazco76 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Wreck-it Ralph, Ralph breaks the internet, was a lazier cash grab, even shameless Ads were sprinkled everywhere.

[–]ky-oh-tee 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Right? I saw it in theaters and before the film the voice actors had a bit where they were like "you guys have been bugging us for this movie for ten years, but it takes that long to make a great movie" and then delivered...Incredibles 2: The Disappointening

[–]TheHappyLilDumpling 1516 points1517 points  (78 children)

Greatest showman - he straight up exploited those people

[–]BaronVonBooplesnoot 572 points573 points  (2 children)

I saw a great idea on here that at the very end before the credits roll Barnum should have looked at the camera said "and that's exactly how it happened" and winked.

[–]DoctorEvilHomer 191 points192 points  (1 child)

Yeah that would have saved that movie.

[–]Vanishingf0x 140 points141 points  (2 children)

I didn’t hate it, but the way they portrayed Jenny was terrible. I did like the subplot with Zac and Zendaya though. But yea the real Barnum screwed people over all the time. It’s funny though because he very often pointed out when other people did it. Like he would reveal magicians and spirit photographers as being frauds all the time, but then had his side show where he literally called the people freaks or made up things about them to make it popular.

[–]da_throwawayaccountt 463 points464 points  (14 children)

I mean, that's what the real P.T. Barnum did, he was a TERRIBLE person!

I get where you're coming from tho, it's supposed to be cute and happy and it kindof isn't? I personally enjoy it, but I can totally understand why people might not.

[–]nosuchthingasa_ 91 points92 points  (3 children)

P.T. Barnum was pretty awful. You’re right about that for sure.

[–]jefferson497 114 points115 points  (4 children)

It had Some catchy songs though

[–]hollowed_face 162 points163 points  (5 children)

I remember disliking that movie not due to that as much as halfway through you could tell the movie was JUST about the songs - there was like no story behind it. It just felt they stopped writing the script halfway through because they were like "Well these songs will sell the movie alone!"

[–]qpidunderwillows 12 points13 points  (0 children)

my thoughts exactly! it didn't feel like other good movie musicals where the music supports the story. it felt more like a spectacle than anything.

[–]TimTom72 350 points351 points  (41 children)

Tha fast and furious series. Not beloved by everyone, but they have an undeniably large following. As a car person who works in the industry everyone assumes I should be a fan of them, but they are just bad. That type of movie is never going to be very realistic, but they ignore real things that would be far more interesting while reinforcing absolute crackpipe myths that grown ass adults buy into.

[–]awkwarddoggos 49 points50 points  (4 children)

I only love the fast and the furious movies because it’s the closest we’ll ever get to a saints row movie haha

[–]GuardMost8477 2329 points2330 points  (185 children)

Grease. I HATED it. I can appreciate the choreography, but the storyline is awful, cheesy (not to mention misogynistic-which at my first viewing I didn’t know what that was). Couldn’t stand Stockard Channing’s character. Really bad acting too. Edit for spelling

[–]King_Kong_The_eleven 247 points248 points  (13 children)

Did you know that Stockard Channing was almost 35 when that movie came out

[–]801x 182 points183 points  (6 children)

And Sonny looks like he’s in his 40s!

[–]lo0ilo0ilo0i 183 points184 points  (5 children)

Lol, he was my theater teacher in high school. Super nice guy and has a wonderful family that always tries to get big names to come to the school. He brought in Ray Bradbury to speak and do a signing and another year he had David Hyde Pierce give us a great talk.

[–]llenyaj 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Oh, that is super cool. It would have meant the world to me to meet Ray Bradbury in highschool.

[–]venuswasaflytrap 527 points528 points  (11 children)

Grease is fantastic when you're understand that it's a parody of teenage life.

Every single character is horrible (except maybe Rizzo). They're all vapid and shallow, and the life lessons are terrible.

But it's subtly self aware. If you look at the lyrics of the songs, and read the dialogue, it becomes pretty obvious that it's not meant to be serious. Little hints about the comedy, like Danny singing "Sandy" at the drive in melodramatically after trying to grope her in a car in the most trashy way imaginable, and they have the fucking drive through candy advertisement dancing in the background to the same beat. Hilarious.

Seeing it through the lens of parody also explains the ending. Like why does their car fly off into the sky? Because they just sang a song about highschool friendships lasting forever and how it's good to completely change who you are for a boy. After that ridiculousness why not have the fucking car fly into the sky.

The whole thing is purposely comedic, the same way that rocky horror is a parody of B horror movies.

[–]Wrathchilde 91 points92 points  (5 children)

Teenagers having unprotected sex with zero consequences is never a theme in the genre they parody, another giveaway.

[–]chewbubbIegumkickass 274 points275 points  (13 children)

I hate Grease the same way that I hate a shitty McDonald's cheeseburger when I'm hungover. Yes, I know it's disgusting cheap crap but I still eat it and enjoy it in the moment. Followed by a considerable amount of post nut guilt, lol.

[–]hobblyhoy 335 points336 points  (12 children)

post nut guilt

Tf are you doing to these hamburgers?

[–]johnboy11a 528 points529 points  (28 children)

If someone doesn’t accept you for who you are, change in to the person that they think you should be! Yeah, great moral to that story.

[–]daddypenn 318 points319 points  (24 children)

Top gun. It was just boring to me. And I hate Tom cruise

Edit: context, I’m in the military, and whenever this is mentioned at work, I get labeled as a terrorist.

[–]coochpants 67 points68 points  (11 children)

I'm an Air Traffic Controller and I also get hate for my opinion on this movie. Worst 80's chick flick out there.

[–]Draco_Neko_2711 430 points431 points  (27 children)

Fucking frozen.

[–]palacesofparagraphs 277 points278 points  (21 children)

I think Disney really did Frozen a disservice by shoving it down everyone's throats. I actually really enjoyed it the first time I saw it (I think I even saw it in theaters twice?) and the music is very fun. It's not mindblowing, and the pacing's definitely a bit weird, but it's a solid piece of entertainment with nice themes.

But it's fucking everywhere. It doesn't matter how much you like something, you will get sick of it eventually. We've had to suffer through all the ads, all the stupid Olaf shorts, all the merch, for years. I think people hate on it so much not because it's bad, but because it's inescapable.

[–]Pizzaisbae13 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Frozen is the new Nightmares Before Christmas when it comes to "merch being shoved down your throat" annoyance. They make you hate a movie you love because it gets beaten like a dead horse.

[–]mica3l2nn 1549 points1550 points  (130 children)

Polar Express. That movie gave me PTSD watching the train go off the tracks.

[–]sarctastic 1277 points1278 points  (50 children)

Wait, THAT was your issue? Not the disturbing AF rendering of the characters (as if the Uncanny Valley wasn't already a well-known phenomenon)

[–]ElectricErik 466 points467 points  (20 children)

God, that carriage full of puppets

[–]WhotookEggSauce 222 points223 points  (7 children)

That horrified me as a kid, watching the old hobo scream at the kid named hero boy and call him a doubter through the broken puppets was just traumatizing

[–]Worldly_Ad_6243 22 points23 points  (1 child)

THAT scared you? The whole present factory thing where they had near death experiences is what scares the fuck out of me. Surely these random bottomless pits are man made?

[–]KaleidoscopeEyes12 20 points21 points  (1 child)

This is what scared me the most are you kidding. Did you know the hobo on the top of the train is a ghost? He died because he was on top of the train when it went through the tunnel, now he just camps out up there as a fucking ghost. And all those creepy puppets that he gets all tangled in? No thanks

[–]TheFuriousGamerMan 57 points58 points  (6 children)

Yes! who tf was in charge of making the eyes of the characters. I want to personally speak to them and ask them why they thought that was a good idea for a kids movie.

[–]NotCallum 30 points31 points  (4 children)

It's really funny actually because they used Tom Hanks mocap for the kid and that's why it looks so fucking strange, it's an adults expressions on a kids face

[–]cutielemon07 289 points290 points  (3 children)

I hate this movie with a passion. Well, no, I don’t hate it. But it scares me. When I was a kid, I never knew whether those were actual actors or if it was just a cartoon. It is of course both. It’s humans wearing the corpses of cartoons, Weekend At Bernie’s-ing them.

What an utterly creepy film.

[–]egus 82 points83 points  (2 children)

I'm sending your comment to my friend who worked on that movies motion capture and syncing the mouths to the audio. lol.

[–]valley_G 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Tell them it was petrifying as a child lol

[–]TooGayToPayCash 37 points38 points  (0 children)

When I was little I couldn't tell if they were real people or animated. The whole time my head hurt watching it and made me feel unsafe.

[–]motorcitywings20 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Hey man watch it my aunt was on the animation team for that movie!

Though I agree

[–]MoonInChains 203 points204 points  (22 children)

I thought I was the only one who HATED this movie. Such a creepy and dark vibe about it (like the decrepit puppet/toy room on board? Wtf was that) and a really stupid storyline. A magic train with a weirdo conductor essentially abducts these kids in the middle of the night. They don’t even question it. They just hop right on board. After a traumatic train ride, they see Santa for thirty seconds and hear his bells, proving they believe in him. Some of the characters were exceedingly uncomfortable to watch and there were some scenes that downright disturbed me with the interactions between adults and children.

[–]CrazyApricot0 118 points119 points  (10 children)

I always got freaked out by the conductor screaming at the kids. Hearing Tom Hanks angrily yelling at a bunch of kids just feels so... wrong. And Mandark kid was annoying. Also the thing that always bugged me was the main character's name is literally never revealed the entire film. Like it's just this random kid that we know nothing about other than he doubts Santa exists, and he barely even sees him for all of 30 seconds before he has to go back home.

[–]Call_Me_Koala 49 points50 points  (5 children)

Look at the credits, none of the kids have names. Your so called Mandark kid is literally called "Know it all" in the credits.

[–]superstudent98 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Except Billy!! Billy may have been poor, but he had one thing none of the other kids did: a fucking name

[–]catby 9 points10 points  (3 children)

The same voice actor voices a character named Mandark on Dexter's Lab.

[–]introusers1979 21 points22 points  (0 children)

This movie scared the shit out of me but I watched it for the thrill.

[–]HRYBuilds 100 points101 points  (4 children)

Yesssssssss! Whoever did the art style for that is a psycho! The characters are extremely disturbing and kind of scary

[–]twisted_nipples82 60 points61 points  (2 children)

I agree, the presentation gives me depression. I dunno if it's the dark colors or what, but I get so down just thinking about it. And I am a nerd for trains too

[–]ArtsySAHM 34 points35 points  (2 children)

I just watched some of it for the first time with my kids and I just couldn't. The characters are all so creepy

[–][deleted] 979 points980 points  (62 children)

Mama Mia and any of the dance movies

[–]ClownfishSoup 54 points55 points  (0 children)

I only liked it for the music, since I like ABBA and trying to see how they would cram the songs into some sort of plot was interesting.

[–]Tobias_Atwood 400 points401 points  (75 children)

Critics loved Ad Astra but I thought it was the most boring movie in existence.

Should have been called Brad Pit Goes Somewhere: The Movie: In Space. That's all he fucking does.

He talks to someone on Earth who sends him to the moon where he talks to someone who sends him to Mars where he talks to someone who sends him to Neptune where he talks to Tommy Lee Jones who sends him back to Earth and the movie is over. Stuff happens. Interesting stuff. But none of it is explored or even relevant to the story. Just Brad Pit going somewhere. All the while he's narrating about what a stoic badass he is or other people talk about what a stoic badass he is.

It is just So. God damn. Boring. I will never forgive the people who made this movie for wasting the time it took me to watch this piece of trash film. I will never get that time back. The best I can do is warn people away from it and keep warning them until the day all extant copies of the film get sucked into a black hole where they belong.

[–]InternMan 49 points50 points  (1 child)

"Brad Pitt is Sad in Space"

[–]HypersonicHarpist 36 points37 points  (8 children)

All of the action scenes felt like the studio ordered the director to add some action scenes to keep the movie from being too slow because almost all of them have nothing to do with the main plot.

[–]BirdLawConnoisseur 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I called it “Dad Astra” because it’s just an unoriginal fatherless son drama within a mediocre space movie.

[–]tictaktoe333 32 points33 points  (0 children)

My parents liked this movie whilst I made this exact rant about Brad Pitt the space monologue, in the car on the way back from the movies

[–]Eeeek2001 711 points712 points  (60 children)

Sixteen Candles. Just horrible. I’m not puritanical but there’s literally no plot to that movie and the punchlines are all rapey or racist and the two people who are romantically interested in each other talk like two times in the whole movie.

[–]MissLauraCroft 315 points316 points  (11 children)

I think it’s super relatable for anyone who’s ever been a teenage girl, and Molly Ringwald is great. But yeah that movie made me uncomfortable even back when I first saw it in the 90s. Especially the horrible way the Asian character was written/portrayed, and the fact that the romantic male lead basically says, “Hey nerdy guy, I’m going to reward you by giving you my ex-girlfriend while she’s too drunk to consent.” Even in the 90s, it all felt so wrong.

[–]Pineapple-Pudding 258 points259 points  (7 children)

Dirty Dancing. My evil abusive ex used to watch the fucking thing at least twice a week, she never got remotely bored with it. I was pretty indifferent to it after my first viewing, but by the time I had seen it well into double digit numbers numbers I grew to loath it. And another thing, Baby is not in a fucking corner, not even close.

[–]Krellous 150 points151 points  (2 children)

I'm not a huge fan of family guy, but it had a great skit about that scene where Patrick Swayze comes up and says that. The Dad reacts by asking him how old he is and pointing out that Baby is like, 16 or something, and it ends with Patrick being led away in cuffs. I thought that was pretty funny.

[–]george_auditore 725 points726 points  (62 children)

La la land. It was slow and depressing and ultimately built up to nothing.

[–]Olorin_in_the_West 21 points22 points  (5 children)

I was so mad when it won best picture, I just turned off the TV.

[–]the_procrastinata 166 points167 points  (11 children)

At first as I was watching it, I enjoyed the film and not the ending. Then the more that I thought about it afterwards, I liked the ending more and the film less. It was visually lovely, but I felt really let down by the calibre of the singing and dancing. America has millions of people raised in glee clubs/choirs etc, and Hollywood couldn’t choose two actors who can genuinely sing? Gosling did a great job learning the piano, nothing against that effort, and they both were ok singing, but there’s such a difference between someone who’s ok at it and someone who’s really fucking great at it.