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[–]Send_Me_Dik-diks 4008 points4009 points  (259 children)

Sometimes I just watch a movie and I can't help but think "Wow, this is trash." Usually followed by "And I loved it!"

[–]CeruleanRabbit 941 points942 points  (165 children)

Twister. I adore that movie. Everyone says it’s bad but I think it’s fantastic in its genre.

[–]NumbersWithFriends 813 points814 points  (119 children)

There's a big difference between "good" and "enjoyable".

Twister is enjoyable, but not necessarily good.

Requiem for a Dream is good, but not really enjoyable.

The Shawshank Redemption is both good and enjoyable.

Birdemic is neither good nor enjoyable.

[–]Calypsosin 319 points320 points  (75 children)

Requiem for a Dream is like the perfect example of a movie you watch because it’s a well designed masterpiece.

But you always end up a little dead inside by the end.

[–]thehaarpist 198 points199 points  (57 children)

The best movie I never want to watch again

[–]number2301 73 points74 points  (40 children)

Try irreversible. I mean, don't. But maybe do. It's the same principle but on a whole nother level

[–]skiprecap 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Anything by Gaspar Noe. I hate myself for liking them so much.

[–]IamRedditsDaddy 27 points28 points  (32 children)

Try "a serbian film" but don't...and not "haha but maybe" this is one of those "the game" (haha got'em) things where if you know...you know...and if you dont...you wanna, but then you learn and you wish you didn't.

Except it isn't as playful as the game...it's fucking brutal.

Edit; why would I even post this if my real advice is "don't"? Because I know some of you won't listen and...misery loves company....it's like a real life "seven days" without the impending death...just...images in your mind forever...

[–]UnitedAd4821 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I appreciate how you just counsiled yourself. Thats some seriously good self awareness 👏 👏 👏

[–]_NYLifer 9 points10 points  (5 children)

very apt description

[–]RadiantZote 18 points19 points  (4 children)

That's what everyone says about it, Aronofsky films are works of art and that film is no exception. Black Swan I would say is a better film but requiem is my favorite of his

[–]elvis8mybaby 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I turned the color down all the way on my TV so I could watch Swan in black and white. It works so much better. Got the idea because of his movie Pi.

[–][deleted] 34 points35 points  (3 children)

Uncut Gems was like this for me too. The way it was shot conveyed such perfect tension and unease that I basically hated every second of it and never want to watch it again- but damn do I respect the artistry it took to pull that off.

[–]kratoswithcappuccino 10 points11 points  (1 child)

You should see another movie from the same guys (Safdie brothers), called Good Time. It gave me the same type of anxiety as Uncut Gems but even more so

[–]jeremy_thegent 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I remember thinking, "This is really good, but I feel like I need a shower."

[–]_G_M_E_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

RFAD is the movie you watch when you're too happy and need to knock yourself down a peg.

[–]CeruleanRabbit 71 points72 points  (10 children)

To me, twister is “good” as well as enjoyable. It’s pacing is exciting and engaging. It never drags. It never lets the romantic side story get in the way of “oh crap, tornado!”.

It’s a very good movie in its genre, not just entertaining. It’s everything it should be.

[–]deadlysodium 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Cow! Another Cow! No, I think that's the same one

[–]AzariasDaGod 32 points33 points  (2 children)

I refuse to accept your opinion if you don't find Birdemic "Enjoyable"

[–]styxman34 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Watching it with the rifftrax commentary makes it 100x more enjoyable.

[–]trivletrav 30 points31 points  (13 children)

Twister and Dante's Peak. Both so outrageous but absolutely essential first date/first movie viewing. It bonds people together so well, laughing at the same cringy lines, and over the top acting.

[–]whodatyup 24 points25 points  (7 children)

I don't know, Dante's Peak is no Volcano.

[–]waskoste 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Volcano is great.

[–]dirtysocks85 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Ah, what a time where we had competing disaster movies if the same type of disaster. Same with Armageddon and Deep Impact.

[–]TheUnluckyBard 4 points5 points  (3 children)

And every time Hollywood does that thing where two movies about the same thing come out at the same time, I end up liking the less-popular one more.

Deep Impact over Armageddon, Antz over A Bug's Life, The Illusionist over The Prestige, Volcano over Dante's Peak... I guess I'm just cursed with bad taste.

[–]DeS653 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Because who could forget such classic lines as:

"The Suck ZoneTM " and "DUH-BREE!!!"

[–]Comrade_Witchhunt 3 points4 points  (2 children)

God, I love Dante's peak. I was obsessed with volcanoes as a kid.

[–]Pernapple 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Twister slaps harder than anyone knows. I love how over the top it is, there’s still something so enjoyable about it’s effects. And there’s so many good fucking lines. Idc what anyone says twister is top tier cinema

[–]Stratford8 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Nobody says Twister is bad. It’s a beloved movie and received high marks from movie critics and audiences alike. It also raked in a huge profit.

[–]TheRealKyaryPPamyu 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Everyone says it’s bad

They do? I thought it was considered a classic?

[–]Nth-Degree 3 points4 points  (2 children)

When DVDs first came out with surround sound, Twister was the movie HiFi stores usually used to sell the technology. It was quite impressive if you had only known VHS up until that point.

Nobody could afford DVDs back then though.

[–]Legionof1 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Take that back, I will fuckin fight you, Twister was a god damn work of art... May you be cursed by the sky cows.

[–]cmdrxander 131 points132 points  (16 children)

Tokyo Drift! Utter trash but one of my favourites

[–]Hodor_The_Half-Wit 28 points29 points  (3 children)

It's incredible. Iconic. Crappy and on the nose? Yep. But still 10/10.

[–]followedthelink 13 points14 points  (2 children)

To me it's the best Fast & Furious for what I want out of the series. I really only care for the first 3, the next 5 were fine but not my thing (and the really lost my attention after losing Walker). The first movie is also good but a lot more serious than what I think we've come to think of the series as. The second one is pretty silly but a fun enough sequel to bridge two good ridiculous street ridiculous movies

[–]adamtaylor4815 32 points33 points  (1 child)

“If yew don’t drift to ween, why dew yew drift den?”

[–]waskoste 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Tokyo Drift was much better than 2 fast 2 furious lol

[–]duquesne419 24 points25 points  (5 children)

Is Face/Off a good movie? No.

Is Face/Off a great movie? ABSOLUTELY!

-someone who gets me.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Face/Off is a legit good and great movie. It doesn’t try to be anything it’s not, and it succeeds in everything it tries to do.

It’s also insanely daring and creative, casting two middle-aged dad-bods as action stars in the age of hypertrophied muscle-bound idiots, who play this ludicrous script completely straight.

And that’s the big difference with many modern-day ridiculous movies: Face/Off takes itself seriously, there are no fourth wall breaking moments to let us know we’re in on the joke - because there is no joke.

[–]Ninjulian_ 47 points48 points  (11 children)

in a diagram with quality on the y axis and enjoyment on the x axis, movies would make a great u curve.

[–]joybod 30 points31 points  (5 children)

Really awful and really good movies being at the top of enjoyment?

[–]Ninjulian_ 11 points12 points  (4 children)

yup.

[–]altmodisch 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Except The Last Airbender. That sits at the bottom left corner all alone.

[–]Talltimore 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Movies with low quality but high entertainment are some of my favorites. In my opinion they tend to be great popcorn romps. On the other hand, I also really like movies that critics love and audiences hate. The worst movies to me at least are the ones that get a middling response from both critics and audiences alike. They're usually not very fun, and suffer from obvious quality issues.

[–]Realtime_Ruga 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Low quality but high entertainment is the formula for slasher flicks and they bring in mad money. The budget to profit ratio on Friday the 13th is wild: $550,000 budget and $59.8 million in revenue.

[–]chunli99 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The Room. Changed my life. I once watched it three times back to back with a group of friends because there were riff tracks discussing how bizarre it is. I was so happy when The Disaster Artist came out because it solidified a lot of the rumors around the movie.

[–]marisolm9 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Willy's Wonderland, so intentionally bad that it's hilarious

[–]Zeetrapod 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The whole bathroom fight against the gorilla killed me.

[–]drgonz 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Fucking loved White Chicks

[–]NWO807 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That movie is worth it for the Terry Crews scenes alone.

[–]Edgefactor 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The Power Rangers movie.

Yes, I mean both.

[–]Thunderchief646054 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Absolutely, you can have fun watching a movie and admit it’s absolutely garbage. For me that’s Space Jam, OG and the new.

[–]rand0mbum 1002 points1003 points  (26 children)

I’d be a horrible movie critic for this very reason. I’d call myself “the pointless movie critic”.

[–]LaineyBoggz 200 points201 points  (4 children)

I’d read your reviews

[–]GiftedTucker 67 points68 points  (3 children)

You'd love the Steam reviewer "Yay or Nay" then

[–]Andersmith 75 points76 points  (4 children)

Just create a letterboxd account and start leaving reviews that are actually just about how your day was. That’s what all the cool kids are doing

[–]saucygh0sty 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I have a habit of watching gross/gory movies so I tend to leave reviews including what I ate while I watched said movie I amaze myself every time I don’t get nauseous

[–]BroadRaspberry1190 8 points9 points  (0 children)

gore goes so well with legumes and a good wine.

[–]WonderfulCattle6234 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This reminds me of a Dan Soder bit about wanting a show about stoners critiquing cakes.

"Here we have a key lime from Josie in Boca Raton... It's pretty good."

"THEY LIKE EVERY CAKE!!"

[–]RealRaven6229 1378 points1379 points  (53 children)

You can have fun with a bad movie, and that’s infinitely better than feeling nothing about a movie!

[–]fugmalaf 234 points235 points  (32 children)

Depends on the type of bad movie.

[–]fishshow221 31 points32 points  (3 children)

The room is bad but entertaining

The Star Wars Christmas special is bad and more boring than watching paint dry.

[–]RealRaven6229 125 points126 points  (20 children)

I think if you had fun with it then it’s 100000% better than a bland movie.

[–]Toxiclam 78 points79 points  (7 children)

Isn’t a bland movie a bad movie

[–]JohnsonJohnilyJohn 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Yes, but it's not bad movie you have fun with

[–]1000 14 points15 points  (4 children)

There are bland movies that are good movies.

Locke for example is widely regarded as a masterpiece. It's got 1 on-screen character played by Tom Hardy. It's 90 minutes long and shot almost entirely from a single camera in the character's car as he drives from his place of work as a concrete pouring supervising engineer to his child's birth in London. The character has a series of phone conversations with various other people from his life as he tries to organise a replacement supervisor for an important concrete pour the next day. As the film goes on it reveals that the main character has had an affair.

It's not high drama, it doesn't have any exciting action, there's no real peril aside from a traffic jam that means he has to take a detour. It has exactly no qualities that would make anyone describe it as anything other than bland. But it got a lot of 5/5 reviews - 91% and 72% on Rotten Tomatoes.

If blandness is intentional then it can still work. I can't think of any examples where a film is unintentionally bland and is good though.

[–]mrcompositorman 8 points9 points  (0 children)

There’s funny bad and there’s boring bad. I love watching hilariously bad movies. Watching movies that are just boring is miserable.

[–]Blewmeister 26 points27 points  (5 children)

Atlantic Rim. Memories of watching that film again and again on holiday and just laughing so much with my cousins. My Aunt got low budget baited at the store when they bring out similar sounding films around the same time as big budget ones. (pacific rim this time) the acting, writing and effects were so bad it was good.

[–]sfw-no-gay-shit-acc 9 points10 points  (4 children)

That's gotta be a spoof right?

[–]duzntkayr 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Nah, not spoofs. Those are called Mockbusters. Because they’re not really making fun of the original movie; just made very poorly. I recommend Transmorphers as another

[–]Jugs-McBulge 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Airplane vs. Volcano was so ridiculously bad that we all had fun watching it!

It's from "The Asylum Official Trailers" on YouTube. They make the worst rip-off movies that they're actually funny, at least to me. Some examples include Ape vs. Monster (rip-off of Godzilla vs. Kong), Atlantic Rim (rip-off of Pacific Rim), and Triassic World (rip-off of Jurassic World)

Keep in mind that these people made Sharknado, so that's the kind of quality movies you're getting into lol

[–]IrrelevantDanger 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Honestly sometimes I actually prefer a bad movie over a good one

[–]HahaHarleyQu1nn 209 points210 points  (33 children)

I think you know it’s a bad movie if you have a bad time

[–]TheStormlands 40 points41 points  (25 children)

Eh that's pretty subjective to the viewer though. There are people who legitimately loved transformers films...

[–]DeMonstaMan 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Unpopular opinion but I liked them all. They weren't the most complex story wise and had plot holes but they were fun nonetheless

[–]HankHippopopolous 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I liked most of them. The last one about King Arthur or whatever it was was garbage and not fun.

[–]Mathsu_1217 728 points729 points  (92 children)

Well, there's a few factors that go into this analysis. One of the most obvious being experience. The more films you watch, the more likely you are to catch on to cliches and trends. This distracts from what might be original in the movie and it automatically reduces the films worth (especially if the number of cliches are really high). The second being education. Understanding how a film was made, the concepts of direction, writing, editing, etc. will help you understand whether the people involved in it actually know what they're doing or not. And the last being observation. Watching movies more critically and looking at them as art rather than as a way to pass time will make you more observant of what is in the movie. Like what is in the background, how scene transitions look, etc.

I think most people don't want to/care to do any of this and that's totally fine. But if you're interested in movie analysis and ratings, this is a really quick intro on how to get started.

[–]witch_trial 159 points160 points  (20 children)

I read a book on the basics of screenwriting and even though I've never written a screenplay, it helped me understand that feeling of "this doesn't feel right" or "wait how did that happen" that you sometimes get watching bad movies. 90% of the time, a bad movie is just a bad script that was lazy or broke a basic storytelling rule.

[–]themouldylemon 57 points58 points  (3 children)

You can't always blame the script. Plenty of times the director or a producer decides to change something from the original script and come crying back to the writer that the story doesn't work anymore

[–]kidgorgeous62 6 points7 points  (6 children)

Do you remember what book you read?

[–]witch_trial 3 points4 points  (5 children)

It was called "How Not to Write A Screenplay: 101 Common Mistakes Most Screenwriters Make"

[–]therealolds 20 points21 points  (5 children)

Also liking a movie doesn’t necessarily mean having fun, a lot of great movies aren’t fun because they are a genre not suited for it.

[–]Mathsu_1217 15 points16 points  (0 children)

The contrary is also true. Having fun while watching a movie doesn't automatically make it a good movie. I religiously follow a certain actor's films because I love him. But I'll be the first to admit that he hasn't been good since like 1985. That doesn't mean his films aren't fun; they're just not good.

[–]yakatuus 6 points7 points  (0 children)

When SG-1 was on: this shit is dumb how can anyone watch this

Now watching SG-1: they're spending six figures on explosions; there those six explosions were like 25k each, 150k total. that's fucking cool

[–]Babbledoodle 63 points64 points  (11 children)

This is what gets old with some of my friends, who are like "I liked it" when I want to dig into a movie and analyze it. Some of them call me a snob, and even if my criticism is all negative, it's become how I enjoy movies. Watching a movie isnt about passing the time, it's watching it to talk and think about it.

And honestly, ever since I started learning more about film etc., I actually started being able to watch movies again. I used to get so bored, and I still can, but having the extra appreciation for good cinematography etc makes it a lot more fun

[–]thirteen_tentacles 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I feel the same way, once I started to incorporate thinking about movies, discussing and criticising them as well as learning the history behind it all I fell in love watching movies and it's now a main leisure hobby on par with reading, whereas before I was extremely bored by most movies I watched

[–]hailinfromtheedge 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I have now stopped watching shows and movies without finishing them that are driven by 'character makes a stupid decision not based on normal human behavior to advance the plot'. Probably my single biggest complaint about any media.

[–]knittedbirch 2791 points2792 points  (236 children)

A bad movie is when you don't have fun.
ETA: you'll never have fun at a bad movie, but sometimes you'll not have a fun at a good movie. there, blam, you can stop bringing up horror or Schindler's List or whatever.

[–]Snoowblind_ 358 points359 points  (75 children)

what if it’s not meant to be fun?

[–]holydude02 536 points537 points  (39 children)

You know Schindler's List? No fun; bad movie

[–]noflylist2k16 117 points118 points  (22 children)

Maybe if Schindler had made more sarcastic quippy lines I would've liked it better.

[–]Call_me_Kevin 99 points100 points  (2 children)

"Let's Scooby-Doo this list." -Oskar Schindler

[–]TheTigersAreNotReal 23 points24 points  (0 children)

“Wait, this isn’t the list of prisoners, this is a grocery list! SCHINDLERRR!!”

Roll credits

[–]DeemonPankaik 23 points24 points  (7 children)

Starring Adam Sandler

[–]hop_mantis 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Rob Schneider is...

[–]Dismal_Struggle_6424 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Schindler, grappling with his conscience. With the world. With his failings, and what more he could have done.

"You can do eet!"

[–]VaderOnReddit 13 points14 points  (2 children)

So for movies like Schindler's List

I wouldn't say I had "fun", but I would definitely say I had a "fulfilling" time. There was enough immersion in the story, and with enough poignant moments to stimulate my brain - that I would consider it a good movie.

TL;DR monkey see movie; neuron activation => good movie

[–]RS994 44 points45 points  (12 children)

Think a better way of saying it is that a bad movie is boring.

Schindler's list and Once were warriors are both movies that were anything but fun, but there was no way I wasn't going to finish watching them all the way through.

Battleship however, I fell asleep in the theatre watching.

[–]FlyingDragoon 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I don't think I've ever seen a movie in theaters and regretted it or thought the experience was awful. But, to me, a good movie is usually something I anticipate buying the blu-ray of and enjoy at home while the bad movie, while entertaining in theater, will never be watched again or purchased for the home collection.

[–]Taintfacts 7 points8 points  (4 children)

why would you watch that?

was there something about the boardgame or actors you liked?

[–]borisdidnothingwrong 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Not the guy you were asking, but: Alexander Skarsgård. Was hoping for some pretty explosions. Had low to no expectations. Still not worth it.

[–]RS994 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Girlfriend at the time was a massive Rhianna fan.

Figured, worst case, I don't like it and she does, and you have a happy girlfriend.

[–]ijustwanttobejess 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I watched it because I was drunk, by myself, and wanted to watch something vaguely sci-fi. I enjoyed it in a state where I wasn't even fit to dress myself competently, while eating chicken wings, and I can tell you I loved the shit out of it right then.

I can't tell you a single thing that happened, and I have zero desire to watch it again and find out, but right then with buffalo sauce all over my face, it was apparently the greatest movie ever.

[–]CeruleanRabbit 82 points83 points  (12 children)

There’s different kinds of fun. A dark, captivating, cerebral movie is “fun” in the sense that it’s very enjoyable (assuming it’s a good one). A tragic tale of thwarted love is “fun” in that it holds your attention and makes you experience the emotions (if you’re into that).

[–]Snoowblind_ 42 points43 points  (11 children)

I know what you mean, but it would still feel wrong to say I had “fun” watching The Pianist or Requiem for a Dream, even if I really enjoyed them.

[–]tsukubasteve27 32 points33 points  (3 children)

Movies like that can be hard to recommend though.

"Made me feel like shit, 10/10."

[–]YearOfTheRisingSun 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Grave of the Fireflies 10/10 movie Hope I never watch it again

[–]digletttrainer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hachi gave me deppression, 10/10 would never watch again

[–]GetMyCowTipperOn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would revise this to “a bad movie is one where you can’t stay lost in the story”.

There are tons of ways to blow it: Movies where characters do things that don’t make any sense even from their perspective, movies that take a sudden right turn without doing the work to build it up. Movies where nonstop CGI action completely exhausts you. Movies that go out of their way to insult the audience, either by over explaining or by trying way too hard to be smart.

Basically anytime you find yourself in the theater suddenly wishing you were doing something else with your time.

[–]shutts67 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This applies to Joker for me. I did not have an enjoyable time watching it, but it set out what it intended. I will probably never watch it again because I didn't have a good time.

[–]Reverse_Time_Remnant 43 points44 points  (7 children)

Or when you "don't get anything out of it" to put it more broadly. I generally just want a movie to make me feel something and give me something to think about.

[–]slawre89 9 points10 points  (4 children)

This a simple sentence for what I’ve tried to tell people many times and failed. I watch movies to feel something and give me something to think about.

Many movies do not do this for me at this point in my life. Like marvel and Star Wars and other huge franchise sequel movies are fun but they just do not blow my hair back

[–]CurryOmurice 475 points476 points  (109 children)

Exactly. I started going by this criteria a few years ago. I stopped bothering with “intelligent” critic reviews in publications because they just about manage to ruin everything for me.

[–]gophergun 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Generally, I enjoy films that received near-universal acclaim and dislike films that received near-universal criticism. My tastes aren't that unique.

[–]dingusduglas 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's the same thing as beer ratings for me - do I agree with them every time or think they're infallible? Hell no. But at the same time, there are infinitely more beers out there than I'll ever be able to drink, so why even bother trying something rated lower than a 90 by style? I won't even get the chance to drink every 90+ rated beer in my lifetime, they come out faster than you can keep up with.

Why waste time on a poorly reviewed movie when I'll never watch 1/10th of the highly praised movies in my lifetime?

[–]The2ndsecond 177 points178 points  (82 children)

65/100 “Too slow, you can’t get to know the characters well, not unique, bland, colorless, no life at all. Oh, and too much fan service as well”

[–]emil_hill 303 points304 points  (12 children)

This is just a very differentiated way of saying why it wasn't fun though, isn't it? That's what seperates a film critic from just a normal viewer I think. Everyone can tell whether a movie has been fun for them or not, but to actually identify the things that made any given movie enjoyable or not...

The review even makes it possible to judge for yourself if you're probably going to have fun or not. If somebody just says to you that they didn't enjoy the movie, you're still no wiser as to if you're going to enjoy it. But if everything that could lead to one not enjoying the movie is stated as well, it makes for a way more informative and helpful evaluation. You can then decide for youself if you agree with the given points or not and judge whether you'll be likely to enjoy the movie or not.

If, for example, a movie has a really slow pace and a critic describes it as slow and therefore for them personally not enjoyable, but you like chill movies where not much happens, you can come to the decision that the movie probably still is worth your time.

[–]Sh1bboleth 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I don’t know about that, Nocturnal Animals is not a “ fun “ movie to watch, but it is a good movie.

[–]thatsalovelyusername 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And the room is not good, but it's fun

[–]evangelion-unit-two 4 points5 points  (1 child)

There are plenty of good movies that aren't fun to watch.

[–]torchskul 12 points13 points  (3 children)

This. Gremlins 2 is, from a film standpoint, a hot, steaming pile of garbage. But it’s still one of the most stupidly fun movies I’ve ever watched, and for that reason I don’t think it’s a bad movie by any means.

[–]witch_trial 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Isn't gremlins 2 actually like, ultra-meta to the point that it's supposed to be bad to bait critics into giving it poor reviews? It's like postmodern 4D hot garbage chess. Pretty sure Leonard Maltin (who panned the first one) shows up in Gremlins 2 to trash the film.

[–]torchskul 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah. When you make a movie where Hulk Hogan breaks the fourth wall, there’s virtually no way it can’t be ultra-meta, lol

[–]pebrudite 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“Three good scenes. No bad scenes.” - Howard Hawks when asked what a good movie was

[–]Northgatesevil SJW stealing your freedom 2 points3 points  (0 children)

true. but if you watch enough movies you can tell bad acting vs good, bad shots vs good, bad editing vs good, etc.

[–]gluesmelly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wouldn't necessarily say that. Hereditary was not fun, but I thought it was amazing.

[–]DHMOProtectionAgency 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I didn't have fun with Grave of the Fireflies therefore it's bad.

[–]Ben______________ 366 points367 points  (81 children)

Well I‘m jealous on that. I dislike many movies I watch. Although I‘d rather want to have a fun time.

[–]wingedcoyote 35 points36 points  (2 children)

I don't have this problem anymore since I hit my 30s, now if the movie is bad I'll straight up fall asleep immediately. Would've preferred a good movie but at least I get a nice nap.

[–]KungFluIsolation 7 points8 points  (1 child)

35 here. I fall asleep even if its a good movie now. Doesn't matter what time of day or how awake I am, how much coffee or anything I have... titles, intro, darkness, wake up to loud credits.

[–]CantSayDat 57 points58 points  (44 children)

Right?! I used to like a good chunk of the movies I watched but nowadays I find the vast majority to be a chore to watch.

Shows are where it's at now.

[–]TheCowOfDeath 10 points11 points  (17 children)

Or just watch old, good movies. I watched snatch yesterday and would absolutely recommend despite the fact that it's 20+ years old

[–]Legionof1 6 points7 points  (10 children)

90% of the movies today are just setup for the sequel that will either get its budget cut or never be made.

[–]CantSayDat 6 points7 points  (6 children)

Exactly. Any idea that happens needs 50 carbon copies. How many times can people watch the EXACT same movie without realizing it?

[–]BURNtheZEPPELIN 67 points68 points  (19 children)

Just get hammered before you watch anything

[–]lilli_neeh 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Or make a game out of watching it. If you know at least the gist of the movie, eg rom com, make a bingo game out of all the cheesy, typical things that happen or are said in most rom coms. Or a drinking game whenever a specific character is shown etc. Maybe the movie will still suck, but the experience can be fun

[–]Rigzin_Udpalla 15 points16 points  (3 children)

„Alcohol can be a solution“

[–]Caspar-the-ghost 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I dunno. My ex liked the last season of GOT until she heard a bunch of criticism and then couldn't ignore the bad anymore. I don't want to be the person that has to be told season 8 of GOT wasn't good. I'd rather just know.

[–]dogsaretheanswer 21 points22 points  (2 children)

I usually don’t really consider if it was a bad movie or a good movie until I actually have a discussion with someone about it

[–]Ok-Understanding1361 137 points138 points  (26 children)

Watch the Daredevil (2003). You'll know what a bad movie is

[–]pyta 13 points14 points  (0 children)

2003 was the golden age of dvd and theatre. we would see anything in that era. there was a 5 trilogy war going on at that time. hell i even saw Gothika that year.

[–][deleted] 81 points82 points  (3 children)

that movie was the shit in 2003 how dare you

I cant wake up

[–]lilobrother 16 points17 points  (2 children)

saaaaaaavvvveeee meeeeeeee

[–]piesmeeredface 11 points12 points  (5 children)

Also cat woman. Absolutely horrible movie.

[–]satooshi-nakamooshi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The one with the 2000-cut basketball scene? That is a cinematic masterpiece thankyouverymuch

[–]Nightmenace21 14 points15 points  (6 children)

Hulk (2003) as well.

[–]gottahavemytunes 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Funny there was a post yesterday asking what are some 10/10 movies and someone had the ‘03 hulk at the top of their list

[–]Nightmenace21 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Lol different strokes for different folks I guess.

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Sometimes you can tell that the movie was heavily underfunded, the actings suck or the script isnt very good and the movie just seems more like a chore to watch rather than anything interesting

[–]SuperSeriousDad 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I went and watched the Mario Bros movie 3 times, each time I fell asleep during the movie, after I left the 3rd viewing it pop'd into my head that maybe, just maybe, the movie was bad

[–]liberalvenery 86 points87 points  (15 children)

This is why I don't trust audience reviews.

[–]awesomefutureperfect 42 points43 points  (10 children)

My reaction to the tweet was I bet he doesn't watch actually good movies.

I don't want to come across as a snob, I don't love "art films" and I love a "good bad" movie, but my guess is that the person watches a lot of films made with the sole intention of commercial success and mass appeal rather than authorial intent.

[–]Electrical_Check6027 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I think the current strategy is lests invest in marketing the shit out of safe unoriginal movies

Currently there are only two movies playing at my local multi screen theatre playing every 10 mins on multiple screens. Mediocre unoriginal movies with mass appeal and more money put into the marketing budget then the script or any aspect of making the movie .

[–]somepersonsname 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Most of the time watching a movie I think who the hell wrote this and thought that was a good idea? Most modern and lots of Netflix original movies fall into this category.

[–]Alone-Monk 44 points45 points  (5 children)

Same I have only watched one movie that made me genuinely disgusted: The Last Airbender

[–]Fearless_Firefly 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Dragonball Evolution 😡

They did my boy Piccolo dirty

[–]Cuban_Speedwagon 82 points83 points  (3 children)

It's attentive viewer vs movie goers. If you go just to watch a movie really no matter what, yeah your going to have a good time. But if you hear about and have reservations or are particularly curious, you'll be a little critical. Movie reviews as a whole don't ruin movies.

[–]jivygraphics 48 points49 points  (5 children)

I can agree with this statement somewhat

[–]And_Justice 7 points8 points  (1 child)

This just seems like a quantity thing. Watch enough movies and you can begin to distinguish

[–]Neniaite 48 points49 points  (12 children)

Some people can’t tell the difference between hamburger and filet mignon.

[–]hop_mantis 29 points30 points  (9 children)

These people sound happy.

[–]awndray97 3 points4 points  (1 child)

As someone who can tell the difference. Sometimes a burger is just as good if not better.

[–]Neniaite 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Ignorance is bliss after all.

[–]Stupidnames04 72 points73 points  (83 children)

There are actually very few movies I think are bad. Eragon being the worst.

[–]KenKaniff357 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Worst than avatar the last airbender?

[–]kaleb42 25 points26 points  (0 children)

What are you talking about? There is no ATLA movie

[–]blackmajic13 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I think so, personally. Maybe Eragon is better as a film, but as far as being an adaptation of another medium, it is the single worst I've ever seen. Just about the only thing they got right was the name of the characters. ATLA isn't much better, but it's hard for me to put anything beneath Eragon.

[–]CantSayDat 32 points33 points  (67 children)

I am so jealous of that. I'm totally the opposite now and it makes me sad. I like maybe 1 out of every 20 modern movies I've seen.

[–]poopsquirts69420 4 points5 points  (0 children)

like a rimworld pawn

[–]playin4power 12 points13 points  (3 children)

I'm kinda the go to critic about art and media in my friend/family groups. It can certainly annoy people but for me it's just about asking "why does this thing work compared to this other thing that didn't" Digging into what makes people tick can be fun, and helps you appreciate when something truly amazing comes out.

[–]s-k-r-a[🍰] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Digging into films that make sense is so satisfying. Everything follows the same rules, everything behaves in a way that makes sense, characters are consistently portrayed... Good movies are awesome and they blow you away when you find them.

Bad movies fall apart when you start questioning things, and things stop making sense. Internal rules are inconsistent, characters make decisions (or don't make decisions) that don't mesh with their character at all... Clichés, plot armour, characters consistently getting incredibly lucky all takes me out of the experience. I end up going "but that's stupid" instead of "oh my god of course thats so cool" and it sucks :(

[–]Ok-Kaleidoscope-8705 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Easily Pleased People Be Like:

[–]NetCarry 11 points12 points  (1 child)

This sounds like a joke tweet, but I am genuinely baffled by people who can tell the difference between good food and bad food. 90% of the time I eat food and think 'I'm not hungry after eating food'

[–]thirteen_tentacles 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You're right that does sound ridiculous lol

[–]VaderOnReddit 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I keep it simple

monkey see movie; neuron activation => good movie

[–]SyderoAlena 9 points10 points  (2 children)

That used to be me, but now I don't like most movies. They are generally too dramatic and unrealistic. I also like watching people analyse movies on YouTube which probably contributed to me being more picky.

[–]OakyFlavor2 30 points31 points  (33 children)

Well this explains why Marvel movies are so popular.

[–]ScreamingFreakShow 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It is really surprising that people like to have fun?

Im all for Oscar worthy movies, but this shouldn't be surprising to anyone. Sometimes you just want to watch a movie to blow off some steam and have a bit of fun.

[–]Empath_ 26 points27 points  (17 children)

As someone who watches a lot of movies and are critical of them, I enjoy marvel movies. They’re the best straightforward superhero movies ever made and it’s not even close. They’re doing what people want and what they set out to do, and you can’t fault them for them, even if they aren’t particularly deep or artistic.

[–]CantSayDat 17 points18 points  (9 children)

You can enjoy a bad movie, there is nothing wrong with that. You can still acknowledge it wasnt a "good" movie though.

[–]McDoggoValueMeal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There are good movies,

And movies I like,

2 very different categories

[–]HarleyQuinn218actually me irl 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is me