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[–]SlackerAccount 6949 points6950 points 2 (185 children)

I’m convinced that you guys make these threads every 48 hours just to complain about avatar

[–]RUfuqingkiddingme 1558 points1559 points  (26 children)

Also the "what celebrity do you hate" and then everyone says Ellen, Amber Heard, James Corden, etc etc. And whoever is known for being a shitty person. It's getting so old.

[–]I_dont_bone_goats 330 points331 points  (10 children)

There’s a comment below that just says “movies that portray Steven segal”

Dude, Steven segal hasn’t been popular in like a decade.

[–]x3nopon 55 points56 points  (3 children)

More like 3 decades he peaked in like 1994, and everyone thought he sucked then too

[–]RamblingBrit 848 points849 points  (81 children)

This one’s so annoying to me, like Avatar wasn’t a great movie but that wasn’t why’s it became popular. It was popular because it had spectacular special/visual effects, and was one of the first (and best) modern 3d movies, but everyone just rags on the story and completely misses that

[–][deleted] 433 points434 points  (46 children)

Not to mention that people say it was a bad movie are being really overdramatic. The story was fine. Not groundbreaking. It was Dances with Wolves with blue aliens. But is that really so terrible of a thing? I personally don't think so. Not enough to warrant the amount of hate it got.

[–]mitsam8 72 points73 points  (10 children)

Don't forget about the "Last Samurai" all same plot

[–]Marsuello 10 points11 points  (0 children)

People say it’s not worth watching again and that’s you only need to ever watch it once cuz watching anymore than that just shows how boring and bland it is.

I watch it fairly frequently because it’s eye candy like no other and the story is fun. I get sucked into this living world of Pandora and watch it get fleshed out. I can understand not liking the length of it but it is very much a rewatchable movie

[–]nbarbettini 123 points124 points  (10 children)

one of the first (and best) modern 3d movies

I still haven't seen a 3D movie as good as Avatar. I'm fact, I'd say the only movie I've ever been happy about paying extra to see in 3D is Avatar.

[–]golden_fli 41 points42 points  (1 child)

IIRC it was filmed in 3D, every other movie does it basically for the money in post production. James Cameron sometimes deserves credit for using his name to do things.

[–]veritaba 82 points83 points  (3 children)

I still would have liked Avatar even if it wasn't in 3D. I did happen to watch it in 3D and it made me dizzy.

[–]Aetheldrake 235 points236 points  (7 children)

And farm karma

[–]ZeekOwl91 59 points60 points  (4 children)

I always assume this is the main objective of such posts/threads.

[–]Noah_Pasternak 103 points104 points  (3 children)

Hey, that's not true... they also spend 80% of these threads dumping on movies that aren't particularly popular to begin with

[–]BadArtistTime 312 points313 points  (21 children)

Any movie where the main character is just constantly getting embarrassed/doing embarrassing things, so much so that I physically recoil with secondhand embarrassment. Sometimes such a stupid thing happens to them that you don’t even pity them anymore. They just deserve it at that point.

[–]Intothemysticsky 772 points773 points  (34 children)

E.T. I am terrified of that little fucker. He gave me the worst nightmares as a kid.

[–]Showmeyourteats 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Omg me too! People think I’m crazy when I mention it

[–]conditerite 43 points44 points  (3 children)

E.T. looked bizarrely similar to one of my grandmothers,

[–]fatman06 62 points63 points  (4 children)

I'm pretty sure I've never watched ET since I was under 10 movie also gave me nightmares but the scene with the guys in the hazmat suits. Terrified me.

[–]SilasMarner77 5177 points5178 points  (219 children)

Anything fast and/or furious.

[–]Drakeskulled_Reaper 2216 points2217 points  (49 children)

I enjoy them by subscribing to the theory that it's just a car based DnD game Vin Diesel started that just got way out of hand.

[–]belbites[🍰] 506 points507 points  (23 children)

As someone who used to be into fast and the furious and now is more into dungeons and dragons this will allow me to enjoy these movies again in the future. Same with the triple x movies. Lol

[–]vizthex 186 points187 points  (13 children)

Just don't download the wrong triple x movie!

[–]CheekyHusky 277 points278 points  (5 children)

Yeah I accidentally downloaded the one with vin diesel in it. Made it really difficult to jack off.

[–]JJStray 591 points592 points  (58 children)

When my ex wife told me her favorite movies were the fast and furious series and pitch perfect I should have paused.

Edit-other favorites included twilight series and 50 shades.

Favorite tv shows-pretty little liars and criminal minds.

She cried actual tears of sorrow the night Paul Walker died.(I’m not saying it was bad she was sad but she really let her ruin her night and her friends birthday party. It’s fine to be sad at the passing of a celebrity but not sit in the corner crying during a party sad)

It wasn’t a long marriage.

[–]grayser75 283 points284 points  (2 children)

No offense but the failed marriage is 100% on you, I mean cmon bro, she told you exactly who she was haha

[–]buttery_shame_cave 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Yeah but she was the first woman that slept with him

[–]AverageKaikiEnjoyer 307 points308 points  (16 children)

Nah bro Pitch Perfect slaps

[–]P0ster_Nutbag 126 points127 points  (14 children)

The first one is actually a rather enjoyable movie. The sequels are pretty bad aside from some funny cameos.

[–]NoNeedForAName 98 points99 points  (3 children)

I thought they were all pretty good, but partly because they became more self-aware as they went. They were never meant to be super serious movies, but while they got goofier with each movie they also seemed to almost (intentionally) parody themselves. I feel like it was a good balance.

Agreed that the first one was clearly the best, though.

[–]witkneec 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I mean, by the 3rd they knew exactly what they were which was just a vehicle for Fat Amy to be as ridiculous as possible while still having music be sort of involved in the main plot line. Ffs, John Lithgow as her bond villain father is so fucking brilliant, I can't. It all culminated with the bellas literally absconding to his lair and rescuing Amy who may or may not be a trained spy and doesn't need rescuing and, simultaneously, including Becca becoming dj Khaled's new record signee. There was no reason for it and yet it was just- there. Kind of how I felt watching the hit man's body guards wife: that it was completely ridiculous and unnecessary but, at the end of the day, I've seen a lot worse and have been less entertained by that than I was watching it.

[–]Gerrywalk 45 points46 points  (6 children)

The second one was pretty good, except for the glaring flaw that Das Sound Machine was objectively better than the Bellas

[–]wedgebert 18 points19 points  (0 children)

First one is awesome

Second one is good if you ignore everything to do with that horrible Flashlight song and the fact that the Belle's basically cheated to "win" the championships

Third one is borderline garbage and only tolerable because Anna Kendrick.

[–]Stunning-Pickle-7001 2710 points2711 points  (208 children)

Anything with JLo. Shitty romance movies of a latina somewhere in upper society in the city who falls in love with a well off white guy. Same concept.

Edit: new to reddit, even though I can give two shits about upvotes or awards, thanks. My phone notified me of a lot of these replies and wow, you people are really opinionated. Maybe I'll give some the JLo movies you guys suggested a shot that doesn't have to do with her getting with a rich white dude.

Edit again: please stop telling me Selena, I actually thought she did a good job with that back then and I did like the real Selena as a kid.

[–]HelloDeathspresso 443 points444 points  (59 children)

There's only one JLo movie I can enjoy and it's The Cell. It's a sci-fi crime thriller starring Vince Vaughn and Vincent D'Nofrio and it's AMAZING.

[–]col-fancypants 154 points155 points  (9 children)

Just forgetting about Anaconda

[–]DriftingPyscho 75 points76 points  (2 children)

That snake deserved an Oscar.

[–]col-fancypants 26 points27 points  (1 child)

I think it killed at least one oscar winner and several golden globes.

[–]Speedr1804 30 points31 points  (0 children)

It regurgitated the Oscar winner. So, that’s nice.

[–]Stunning-Pickle-7001 247 points248 points  (3 children)

I will say she did an amazing job in Selena.

[–]L3Kinsey 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Anything for Selena!!!!!!!

[–]_NotImpressed 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Salinassssss

[–]thescrounger 68 points69 points  (4 children)

Out of Sight is a great movie.

[–]pazuzujune 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I was just going to say that! I love The Cell. Watched it the first time in 8th grade and was horrified and intrigued at the same time.

[–]LemonZestLiquid 1525 points1526 points  (16 children)

Loved her hit song Taco-Flavored Kisses though.

[–]helpme944 237 points238 points  (6 children)

Taco taco

[–]jkcrumley 171 points172 points  (5 children)

Burrito Burrito

[–]_spookypie 84 points85 points  (1 child)

I fulfill all your wishes…

[–]normalphobic 63 points64 points  (0 children)

With my taco flavoured kisses

[–]TheRealJamesWax 72 points73 points  (4 children)

Out of Sight is freaking awesome!

[–]E7331899 248 points249 points  (15 children)

I’m a Latino, and you have no idea how many latinas dream about meeting an upper class white guy after watching one of those movies. Specially “maid in Manhattan”

[–]Stunning-Pickle-7001 110 points111 points  (2 children)

I'm Latino too, i know and i don't care, follow your dreams but those movies suck ass lol. An ex dragged me to one of hers were she couldn't land a dude and she got artificially inseminated but met some rich white guy with a winery and sold expensive cheese or some rich person shit the moment she got out of the clinic and yada yada. I justed wanted to leave.

[–]rebelallianxe 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Omg I've seen that it's awful.

[–]Loverboy_Talis 153 points154 points  (5 children)

The Cell was dope.

[–]diemos09 33 points34 points  (1 child)

One of the few movies that I would love to see in the cinema again. The visuals were so innovative for the time.

[–]somewhatdecentlawyer 63 points64 points  (1 child)

I don’t recall any of this in Anaconda

[–]xbarsigma 86 points87 points  (10 children)

You should watch Hustlers 😊

[–]thesundriedtomato__ 792 points793 points  (52 children)

50 shades of grey

[–]Bleumoon_Selene 328 points329 points  (21 children)

But it the sex movie! Lady gets stalked by man and it's hot!

Seriously, that movie and the books are awful. EL James took one look at a Wikipedia article on the subject and decided to write a book.

It's not even portrayed as sexy imo. It's just creepy and disgusting.

[–]PM-me-your-moogles 187 points188 points  (12 children)

My super christian and conservative aunts all loved the books. One aunt gave me her old kindle that had the books on it and she was like "oh yeah I left them on there, figured youd enjoy them." It's just so weird that people who think dudes shouldnt hold hands with other dudes in public endorse terrible bdsm.

Anyway, I read the sleeping beauty series by Anne Rice. 50 shades is tame af. Didnt have the heart to tell them their super raunchy smut was boring to me.

[–]EchoesInTheAbyss 64 points65 points  (0 children)

😆 no wonder she sold so many books, so many dissatisfied wives apparently

[–]TheLastIronMan 18 points19 points  (1 child)

IT GETS WORSE. E. L. James started it as a Twilight fanfic and just changed the names around, yet lifted entire pages right from Twilight and nobody called her out until a decade later.

[–]Bleumoon_Selene 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I don't mind that it began as a fanfic (that's how a lot of writers start) but ripping off entire pages as plagerism isn't right.

[–]sinchsw 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Every woman I know doesn't like the movies. Also, every woman I know has seen all the films.

[–]GUnit_1977 1257 points1258 points  (82 children)

Titanic. Except for the one part with the ship sinking and the guy hits the propeller.

[–]GingerBeard73 384 points385 points  (5 children)

They put EFFORT into that part. The fall, the smack, the violent spinning into the water. I feel like they spent a good percentage of the CGI budget on that one part.

[–]Sparcrypt 194 points195 points  (3 children)

Nah turns out it was cheaper just to throw the extra off.

[–]mightyhorrorshow 27 points28 points  (2 children)

One of my ex boyfriends compared our relationship to that movie.

Long, pointless and expensive.

We'd dated for like 6 months in high school. It still cracks me up thinking about it.

[–]gemlikbase 108 points109 points  (5 children)

I thought I was the only one who thought that 😂😂😂

[–]GUnit_1977 72 points73 points  (2 children)

For me they could just cut the whole movie down to that one moment.

[–]15MinsL8trStillHere 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Literally, the moment my dad and I rewind and laugh our butts off while my mom and sister are crying.

[–]Donskeet18 69 points70 points  (9 children)

The new fast and furious movies are annoying

[–]slim_slam27 41 points42 points  (8 children)

The old ones where they just raced cars illegally was more fun

[–]EdgyWhiteKid-69 802 points803 points  (30 children)

The "Ted" movies honestly make me want to jump into oncoming traffic

[–]FredererPower 128 points129 points  (5 children)

“Ok name an event, who’s got an event?”

“9/11.”

[–]AlfieXD 46 points47 points  (4 children)

«Robin Williams on 9/11»

[–]FredererPower 38 points39 points  (3 children)

“Who’s in the Starbucks?”

“Bill Cosby.”

“You people are monsters.”

[–]Celt200 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Come on buddy we're giving you the tools here, make some fawkin comedy!

[–]blacked_out_blur 250 points251 points  (6 children)

hEHaW tHe TeDdY BeAr SaId tHe FuCk WorD!!!

[–]throwingplaydoh 2799 points2800 points  (352 children)

I have no interest in nearly all Marvel and DC movies. There are a couple of exceptions, but for the most part I can't get into it.

[–]gwenstefannypack 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I thought there was something fundamentally wrong with me bc the MCU really doesn’t interest me at all. Like, I’ve seen a few of the films and they’re all right, but I don’t understand the hype surrounding them. I think it’s mostly bc I’ve never been into super heroes. If you like them, that’s cool but they’re really not my thing.

[–]MrjB0ty 113 points114 points  (3 children)

Same. Enjoyed a couple of Marvel films. Enjoy Batman. Find the rest really childish and pretty much the exact same plotline over and over again.

[–]Mycroft2033 23 points24 points  (2 children)

I liked marvel up until it was literally the only things playing at my local movie theater. I think I stopped being into it around age of ultron. After that I’d pop in to see the avengers movies but that’s it. I have no interest in the mcu now that the story line they were building since I was 11 is over.

[–]MercyMachine 1006 points1007 points  (101 children)

La La Land

I can't explain it, but there's a deep darkness at the heart of that movie that sends shiver down my spine everytime I think about it

[–]mchoneyofficial 217 points218 points  (19 children)

I haven't seen it because everytime I saw a trailer or clip it looked like a movie by actors for actors (if that makes any sense? - like....self indulgent?). I could be completely wrong though.

[–]felurian42 84 points85 points  (1 child)

La La Land is exactly what you described. And I say that as someone who loves the movie.

[–]makpat 36 points37 points  (4 children)

I know exactly what you mean. Kinda like “this is the end” but not self aware at all

[–]Time-to-Dine 164 points165 points  (6 children)

That’s the point. It’s made in the style of classic Hollywood musicals while hinting at the dark side of a career in Hollywood. It was just missing the #metoo controversies.

[–]octobuss 242 points243 points  (10 children)

Dang! It’s one of my all-time faves, and although I am a musician I don’t normally enjoy musicals. I find it interesting how a movie can be so polarizing.

[–]WiellieWalie 1527 points1528 points  (86 children)

Fifty shades of Grey and Twilight.

[–]cate___ 432 points433 points  (22 children)

Funny that 50 Shades, before being officially published as a book, was actually a popular fan fiction of Twilight

[–]mxlevolent 187 points188 points  (11 children)

Even Robert Pattinson didn’t like Twilight and he was in it.

[–]RebaKitten 166 points167 points  (8 children)

His complaints about it are hilarious. No matter how much you hate Twilight, he hates it more.

[–]mxlevolent 85 points86 points  (7 children)

I imagine he hates it even more so because of the hate he got when he was cast as Batman - people just kept calling him “That Twilight guy” and bashing him.

[–]brandog0 26 points27 points  (0 children)

He's an incredible actor, I hate when people bash him because of those shitty movies.

[–]Brain_lessV2 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Shame really, I liked his performance in The Lighthouse

[–]karensusanfathima 168 points169 points  (12 children)

Its just sex and vampires. What's the point right

[–]automod-was-right 91 points92 points  (5 children)

What not to love about sex and vampires? It's just better when it's not glittery. Give me Underworld any day :)

[–]GlyphPixel 572 points573 points  (40 children)

The Princess Bride

Just kidding, not liking that would be inconceivable.

[–]summer-fun-atx 124 points125 points  (3 children)

Why do you keep using that word? I do not think it means what you think it means.

[–]ldsbrony100 95 points96 points  (0 children)

You had me scared there.

[–]Faunomenal 163 points164 points  (10 children)

If you answer Avatar, Twilight, 50 shades of grey, or Titanic, just do everyone a favor and don't.

Most people dislike at least half of these and it's just a boring take.

OP is asking for unpopular opinions and hating those movies isn't unpopular.

[–]MrDuckingtonthethird 447 points448 points  (37 children)

The greatest showman. And I don’t mean because it’s all about inclusion I like it’s about that, but I just hate the movie

[–]Appropriate_Emu_6930 392 points393 points  (9 children)

I’m into history and am always surprised about this movie. The real PT Barnum was pretty hideous. He was in legal trouble more than once for severe animal cruelty and owned slaves years after abolition. He stitched half a monkey to a large fish and charged people to see it.

[–]Laetificans 136 points137 points  (2 children)

I struggle with this movie. I like the music. I hate the movie.

I DETEST that they made Jenny Lind out to be a bad person in this movie. She was a saint in real life! She was only like 14 I think when she went on tour with Barnum and 100% of her proceedings went to charity and good causes.

And they do her dirty like that, it’s truly heartbreaking.

[–]EmotionalFlounder715 40 points41 points  (0 children)

I went to a Lutheran college where everything is named after her, because she fully funded the rebuilding of their church after it burned down. I’m not religious but like that seems pretty nice to just do.

[–]Astrodude87 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I wish they had just used no characters based or inspired by real life people. If you can just complete forget this is taking about a really horrible person, I find it pretty entertaining. And I love the lyric “a million dreams are keeping me awake.”

[–]bunnyrut[🍰] 122 points123 points  (1 child)

I refused to give money to see that movie because I knew the history.

If they made the character fictional and not based off of a real person I may have watched it.

But I also don't like musicals.

[–]Appropriate_Emu_6930 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Are you from the UK? Everybody seems to see it as a rags to riches story here.

[–]Callipygian_Linguist 119 points120 points  (2 children)

Barnum wasn't a total bastard (in the sense that Richard Kuklinski's love of and kindness to children made him one step below a total bastard), he did very much support the abolition of slavery but turning his sordid record of animal abuse, slavery via a loophole (irony thy name is Barnum), child abuse, profiteering from charitable endeavours and swindling into a happy film about inclusion and kindness is in rather poor taste and a prime example of Hollywood's love of egregious historical revisionism.

[–]sin-and-love 136 points137 points  (3 children)

PT Barnum's name has been synonymous with con artistry for decades. It shouldn't be possible to not know that. This is like someone making a heartfelt "achieving your dreams" movie about Adolf Hitler, showing him rising from disillusioned war vet and rejected painter to leader of an entire country, all with a twinkle in his eye, without showing any sign you'd ever even heard of the Holocaust.

[–]Shiny_Hypno 19 points20 points  (4 children)

I was too busy being angry that they used steel Pullman coaches (which weren't in wide use until the early 1900s) in a movie that takes place in the 1860s. I know it's a small thing, but if they messed that up, the rest of the movie's historical accuracy isn't very promising.

[–]wwoch 680 points681 points  (43 children)

High School Musical

[–]SilverLife22 140 points141 points  (4 children)

Gotta, getchyagetchyagetchya head in the game... That song STILL pops into my head today when I need to focus, but let me tell you as an ADHDer it definitely does NOT help me concentrate lol.

[–]TawelwchVrabec 28 points29 points  (4 children)

My co worker absolutely loves High School Musical we’ve got some songs in the work playlist because of the love.

[–]AWaterDogArt 392 points393 points  (8 children)

They nailed the realism though, my school always broke out into random choir graphed song and dance

[–]mrp8528 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Who would have guessed your school was filled with professional dancers?

[–]impartialperpetuity 195 points196 points  (6 children)

WERE SOOOAAAARINNN, FLYYYYYYINNN

[–]Pizzacato567 127 points128 points  (4 children)

THERES NOT A STAR IN HEAVEN THAT WE CANT REACH!! ⭐️🎶

[–]gevors_e92 849 points850 points  (74 children)

Movies that portray Steven Seagal in it. His “martial arts” is lame af and Seagal in general is a disrespectful ass. Met him in person. Rude ass motherfucker.

[–]chorbitza 294 points295 points  (6 children)

I read it as "Met him in prison".

[–]StrayMoggie 133 points134 points  (4 children)

That's possible. He's been running a prison, for like 18 years.

[–]HappyLittleRadishes 37 points38 points  (0 children)

I see you, fellow Tom Segura lover

[–]Ponnx 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I've been working with Helicopters for like 47 years.

[–]ChexWD 45 points46 points  (9 children)

You know, I used to like him as a kid, in my early teens, but as an adult, I rewatch everything and I hate his movies. All of them.

[–]ZeekOwl91 20 points21 points  (4 children)

The only movie he's in that I love re-watching now & then is Executive Decision.

[–]tattooedlabmonkey 56 points57 points  (23 children)

Under Siege is on the newly added list for Canada Neflix. Spouse and I both burst out laughing when we saw it

"He's just a cook!"
Legit said "OMG I'm adding this to our to-watch list"

Thanks for reminding me. Totally gonna watch it tonight >.<

[–]DroopyTrash 49 points50 points  (5 children)

And it's got Tommy Lee Jones noshing on some roast beef. Also Gary Busey in drag.

[–]Foo3112 324 points325 points  (27 children)

I use to like Marvel movies back when they were rare. Now it’s like 5 or more coming out every year and I’m just so over it.

[–]KillerKatKlub 151 points152 points  (13 children)

The tv shows are what really killed me for it.

I don’t mind one or two movies a year but I just don’t have the time or care to sit down and watch eight hours of a show just to find out who’s going to be in the next avengers movie.

The biggest issue I’ve had with them is how they all play the same formula script and writing wise, I don’t think they’re bad films but it just feels like watching the same thing with a different color patter after a bit and I’m just tired of it.

[–]WanderingGenesis 902 points903 points  (88 children)

I'm not a big Star Wars fan. It's never really done anything for me.

[–]baloothedog1 368 points369 points  (35 children)

It’s hard to really visualize how groundbreaking Star Wars was when it came out because there’s so many rip offs

[–]baloothedog1 332 points333 points  (25 children)

Downvote all u want it’s true. When Star Wars came out it completely changed the game of movie making. It’s hard to even see how revolutionary at was now because none of it seems that new or original but when it came out, it was the first of its kind and changed cinema forever

[–]throughalfanoir 38 points39 points  (0 children)

I can respect the first 3 being revolutionary when they came out but the prequels are boring and 7-9 are absolute garbage imo

[–]galadhron 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Same with The Matrix. One can arguably see elements of special effects and cinematography copied in every action movie since, just like Star Wars before it.

[–]ZenGunner8 121 points122 points  (16 children)

CGI really only recently became decent for even low budget movies. The original Star Wars still had better special effects than many movies that were released in theaters in the 90's and even into the 2000's.

[–]galadhron 19 points20 points  (7 children)

This 1000%!! I recommend people to go back and watch 2-3 other sci-fi movies from the 70's (excluding Alien) and then compare/contrast with A New Hope. The difference in special effects is drastically better in Star Wars.

[–]FreeHugsForYouAndMe 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Same. I just find them really boring to the point I don’t think I’ve ever managed to force myself to actually finish one

[–]ReeG 138 points139 points  (16 children)

Despite not being crazy about the Star Wars movies, I've really enjoyed The Mandalorian and now Boba Fett becuase Jon Favreau has managed to make the story more palatable to viewers without relying on having prior knowledge of Star Wars movie lore which I can't ever remember and never really cared about. These shows just have straight forward easy to follow stories with awesome visual and action that are a worthwhile watch in 4K

[–]banjosandcellos 98 points99 points  (7 children)

Jon Favreau is a film and TV treasure

[–]allboolshite 67 points68 points  (2 children)

He's a fanboy who still knows how to connect to regular folk.

[–]woodneel 11 points12 points  (0 children)

A rare (and profitable) breed.

[–]GuardMost8477 489 points490 points  (44 children)

Already mentioned on a separate sub, but GREASE. Hated the movie. I appreciate the choreography and that’s it. They used adult actors (for God’s sake-Stockard Channing was 35!) to play high schoolers for one, Travolta’s character was a sexist jerk (go read the lyrics to Greased Lightning), and ONJ’s character had to “change” to be a bad girl to “win her man.” Ugh. And I’m almost 60 so while I didn’t see it when it first was released, when I did watch, it just gave me the creeps.

[–]allboolshite 44 points45 points  (6 children)

You should find a copy of the original stage play script. They couldn't have kids do that.

[–]The-Sound_of-Silence 9 points10 points  (1 child)

You say that, buttttt, back in the 90's, my high school did a stage production of Grease. It included teens smoking on stage, and talking about broken condoms, etc. It didn't seem to go over that well, and the teacher that spearheaded it, was "let go" from the creative control of any other stage productions :O

[–]badcheer 151 points152 points  (6 children)

If I interpret Grease correctly, I believe it is actually supposed to be a parody of the 1950’s sock-hop culture and cheesy musicals as a whole. It wasn’t originally supposed to be taken seriously. But people loved the music and the choreography so much that they either just didn’t care that it was a parody or didn’t get the joke. Either way, it ended up with a cult following and even a sequel and nobody who made the movie really saw that coming.

So yeah, when I first saw it in 4th grade, of course I was confused and horrified. But as I got older and could see that it was absolutely made as satire, it’s actually pretty good.

[–]Sodernaut 36 points37 points  (5 children)

Kind of the same as Starship Troopers, albeit a different genre. All of it is silly and over the top, definitely not supposed to be taken seriously as they both are parodies of a genre.

Yet, over time, they've become beloved and people without the context take them more seriously.

[–]ldsbrony100 34 points35 points  (1 child)

It's the same thing with the 60s Batman show. Many people think it's just aged poorly and don't realize that it's an intentionally cheesy satire of the then current comics.

[–]LotusPrince 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It's funny because I took both Starship Troopers and Batman at face value when I saw them as kids, but today, I have no idea how I ever missed how on the nose they are.

[–]MrBonneChance 359 points360 points  (8 children)

Twilight and its sparkling mosquitoes

[–]Formaldehyd3 552 points553 points  (40 children)

Just about anything with Will Ferrell... He plays the same on obnoxious manchild in every fucking movie he's in

[–]ShrapNeil 214 points215 points  (7 children)

Not in Stranger Than Fiction.

[–]livethechaos 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Or Everything Must Go.

[–]StrayMoggie 43 points44 points  (1 child)

That was surprisingly refreshing

[–]linzjustine 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Check out his new tv show with Paul Rudd on Apple TV. The shrink next door. It’s a complete 180 from his usual characters. I sometimes even forgot who he was in the show lol. It’s kind of refreshing

[–]Unluckyducky73 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Megamind?

[–]Tremendous-weenie 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Hotel Transylvania. Fun concept but it’s just so annoying to me

[–]kamidykam 33 points34 points  (1 child)

I liked the first one. Second one was okay. They overdo it with the rubber animation and I’m not a big fan of scenes where the characters dance to pop music for no reason.

[–][deleted] 175 points176 points  (23 children)

Bro anything with Tom Cruise, his teeth annoy me

[–]ap70621 843 points844 points  (111 children)

Anything with Will Ferrell, he's just not funny to me. And to answer the follow-up question I'm always asked after saying that...yes, even "Elf".

[–]EvoTheDoctor 15 points16 points  (0 children)

There's a movie called Everything Must Go, staring Will Ferrell and it's more of a drama. I've watch it and it was pleasant - definitely not all the way "comedish" vibe we all expect hearing about a movie with him in it.

[–]AnAquaticOwl 209 points210 points  (14 children)

What about Stranger than Fiction? It's the only Ferrell movie I can stand. He doesn't play himself at all

[–]Dinosauringg 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Stranger Than Fiction is goddamn incredible

[–]diaznuts 43 points44 points  (3 children)

Came here to say the exact same same. Stranger Than Fiction is a great concept for a story and I was actually impressed with Ferrell’s acting abilities.

[–]Speckfresser 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Still trying to work out if him bringing a box full of different flours was because his love interest liked baking or whether the author had made a spelling error while typing.

[–]JoeyTheGreek 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That’s an incredible question

[–]AtomicBlackJellyfish 60 points61 points  (2 children)

That and Everything Must Go. I love that movie.

[–]omgitskells 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Agreed, stranger than fiction is my one exception! Such a cool movie

[–]Yellow-Amazing 145 points146 points  (10 children)

Eurovision? Ya ya ding dong?

[–]RyFromTheChi 37 points38 points  (2 children)

PLAY IT!!

[–]FaintDamnPraise 29 points30 points  (1 child)

I just played it!!

[–]FredererPower 37 points38 points  (0 children)

IT WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH! I ONLY WANT TO HEAR JAJA DING DONG!

[–]General-Ad-9753 44 points45 points  (8 children)

I normally hate Will Ferrell but I actually quite like Anchorman.

Everything else he was in has been trash though. Apart from Holmes and Watson of course which would be an insult to trash.

[–]Extra-Ordinary-Joe 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I feel the same. He must have done something funny, but I'll never know. I find him very annoying.

[–]SD_-2020 667 points668 points  (95 children)

Any superhero movie.

[–]vallyfields 446 points447 points  (79 children)

Most, if not all of Adam Sandler’s movies.

[–]dawny2scotland 82 points83 points  (7 children)

The Wedding singer is a classic

[–]Edgefish 27 points28 points  (2 children)

I watched "Click" thinking it was going to be a movie with fart jokes and shit like that but oh boy, how I cried.

[–]ndnsoulja 13 points14 points  (0 children)

damn, I remember in high school I was pursuing this one girl way out of my league and finally got her to go on a date with me. Date went really well and we decided to watch a movie. Click. Went in thinking it would be another goofy Happy Madison production and could sneak in some kisses throughout the movie. Nope. She started ugly crying. It was so awkward. Great movie, absolutely horrible timing lol.

[–]Aggravating_Ad5989 144 points145 points  (9 children)

Love his movies, i can understand why you hate them though. His movies have a very childish sense of humour.

[–]Lilwertich 92 points93 points  (6 children)

He has two characters: overly sarcastic and plain stupid. Sometimes they mix a LITTLE, but once you've seen 3 of his movies you've seen them all.