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25 November 2003 @ 09:24 pm
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10 Unpopular Opinions
A Random Number of Disappointing, Over-Hyped Movies

Because I am very bored. Where three stars does not actually equal three stars....

* = Contemplated Messy Suicide
** = Yawned So Hard I Broke My Jaw
*** = Ehhhh, YeahSureWhatever

Matrix Reloaded = *
Attack of the Clones = *1/2
Harry Potter 1 & 2 = ***
Lord of the Rings & Two Towers = ***
Terminator 3 = *
Pulp Fiction = ***
Solaris = *1/2
The Ring = ***
Vanilla Sky = *
Shanghai Knights = *
Identity = ***
cathwindjade on November 25th, 2003 09:33 pm (UTC)

Have to agree on most of the above. Particularly the Matrix. I actually found myself distracting myself with thoughts of work.

You have a lovely Sarantine Mosaic icon. Guy Gavriel Kay's writing makes me weep.
Anna S.eliade on November 26th, 2003 08:27 am (UTC)
I was just *boggled* by the badness of Matrix Reloaded. The dialogue was physically painful to sit through, it was like a virus determined to kill off all my brain cells syllable by syllable.

Guy Gavriel Kay's writing

I actually haven't read anything by him, but I adopted the icon. *g*
cathwindjade on November 26th, 2003 07:58 pm (UTC)

Get ye to a library, woman! :-O
(seriously, his tales are worth it.)
sisabetsisabet on November 25th, 2003 09:37 pm (UTC)
I think I hate Solaris with a lot more passion than that movie deserves. I had horrible nightmares for a week after watching that movie - horrible, gut wrenching dreams. Normally, this would probably make me think more highly of a movie. Not that one.
Brassy Hag: nerdmiggy on November 25th, 2003 09:42 pm (UTC)
I have never seen any of the Matrix movies. Considering my age I'd say that makes me all counter-culture and whatnot, but honestly? It's just the laziness.
Anna S.: muldereliade on November 26th, 2003 08:33 am (UTC)
The first one is amazing, I think. I'd listened to people at the office talk about it for months and I'd shrugged it off from laziness and didn't see it on the big screen and then *really* wished I had. It's really worth seeing; if nothing else, it's one of those movies necessary for pop-cultural literacy. ;)
"She Who Procrastinates"logovo on November 25th, 2003 09:46 pm (UTC)
I'm shocked, shocked to see Pulp Fiction on your list.
I was laughing so hard during some scenes and I almost never laugh at the movies :)
Minim Calibre: blue_nowriteminim_calibre on November 25th, 2003 10:16 pm (UTC)
Shanghai Knights made me contemplate messy homicide.

It was a crime against, fuck, I don't know. A crime against humanity.
Anna S.eliade on November 26th, 2003 08:25 am (UTC)
And I liked the actors, and the first movie was very cute. But dear god...geniality and rapport between actors doesn't hide a movie's flaws or excuse noxious plotting or...oh, there were so many things wrong with it, it's not even worth dragging them out of the closet of memory where I've shoved them.
superheroes failing at oatmealsome_stars on November 26th, 2003 09:09 pm (UTC)
not even aidan gillen with a sword?

I mean, the movie was pretty awful, but. Aidan Gillen! with a sword! I could almost sit through it again...

er, yes. going now.
yonmei on November 25th, 2003 11:15 pm (UTC)
I went to see League of Extraordinary Gentlemen yesterday. Three stars.

OTOH: Agree with you about HP1, definitely a three-star film: I thought HP2 was a little better than three stars, but won't disagree with you: and I really enjoyed both Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers.
light of other days: bountyiliadawry on November 26th, 2003 01:14 am (UTC)
I would have liked Reloaded a lot more if Persephone had offered Neo pomegranate.

Then again, I have a raging fame-on for Monica Bellucci, and seeing those perfect lips say "Pomegranate?" would make me all melty.
snoopygirllsnoopygirll on November 26th, 2003 04:34 am (UTC)
You came within half a point twice but at least you didn't actually break your jaw.

I liked Lord of the Lord Rings & Two Towers.
Anna S.eliade on November 26th, 2003 08:36 am (UTC)
I liked Lord of the Lord Rings & Two Towers.

I liked the *actors* in the movies, rather a lot. The movies themselves were not so gripping. The CGI & other distracting tricks designed to make non-waist-high actors into waist-high hobbits annoy me.
snoopygirllsnoopygirll on November 27th, 2003 05:55 am (UTC)
*g* I loved the books way before the movie and was just happy to see it decently converted. I didn't notice the distracting tricks, or maybe I did and just refused to be anything but impressed. ;)
Sofianetweight on November 26th, 2003 05:17 am (UTC)
Actually, "Vanilla Sky" made me contemplate messy assassination. Mass murdering even. Of producers, director, actors, heck, everyone that worked in it. It was so, soooo bad.
Anna S.eliade on November 26th, 2003 08:34 am (UTC)
It was a huge vanilla sin against humanity.
Sofianetweight on November 26th, 2003 02:32 pm (UTC)
Yes, which means I'd be doing the world a favor. *cackles*
Melycoffeeandink on November 26th, 2003 08:08 am (UTC)
But did anyone actually hype The Matrix Reloaded besides, you know, the movie's PR people? All the reviews I read panned it.
Anna S.eliade on November 26th, 2003 08:22 am (UTC)
Hype is as much the studio publicity machine as anything, I think. But I did see a lot of people in LJ praising it. I felt very out of step. ;)
Beck: Giles Immortalbeck_liz on November 27th, 2003 06:43 am (UTC)
Because people I trusted liked it, I actually rented the DVD to see if it was really that bad - I thought perhaps the person I saw it with originally might have had an unfortunate effect on my opinion. Um, no. I fastforwarded through 95% of it, I was so bored. I did like Revolutions better than Reloaded, but that's really not saying a whole lot. They should have left the first one without sequels.
Herself_nyc: Robert Mitchumherself_nyc on November 26th, 2003 08:29 am (UTC)
Considering that I haven't bothered to see most of what's on your list because I strongly suspect I'd resent spending the money, I gotta agree.

And hey--you made a cute little box! How'd you do that?

(Not that I really want to know.)

:: smooch ::
Anna S.: ikeaeliade on November 26th, 2003 08:37 am (UTC)
Well, then, I won't tell you! Ha ha!

*runs away*
Herself_nyc: Kontact--Krazy Katherself_nyc on November 26th, 2003 08:45 am (UTC)
[Law]: Buffy/don't forgive metreacle_a on November 26th, 2003 10:49 am (UTC)
Is that the non-Japanese version of 'The Ring' though? 'Cause I thought the original kicked all kinds of ass. Definite seconding of all other choices though. I'll see you an 'Independence Day' and raise you a 'Deep Impact'.