5 Movies I’m Contrarian On

Okay, I’m a little behind the eight ball this week. So, I’m going with the ever popular list post. *grins*

Below are five movies, I hate, but seem to be really popular. In fact, I am so far in the minority on these movies that I rarely say anything about it.

1. Pulp Fiction – This is the most boring movie I have ever attempted to sit through. I watched it just to have the relevant cultural references. If you’re going to watch Tarantino, watch Reservoir Dogs (excellent crime movie) or Kill Bill (amusing hyper-violent kung-fu). Hell, watch Dusk Till Dawn (perfectly cheese vampires).

2. Wizard of Oz – The music is okay, but I just cannot abide Dorothy and I want to punch Glinda. I haven’t been able to make it through the books either. (Didn’t make it through Wicked either. Sorry folks, this one isn’t for me.)

3. It’s a Wonderful Life – Clarence is the only redeeming factor in this movie and he is *not* in it enough to make me willing to sit through this movie.

4. The Christmas Story – Why do people like this movie? Seriously? I don’t like anyone in it. Not the main character. Not his friends. None of them. I don’t give a damn about their lives and I don’t like the movie. Many movies I can at least understand why people like them, this one leaves me completely blank.

5. Ace Ventura – Jim Carrey why must you continue to ruin my life? I consider this patient zero for the infection of crap comedy in the world today. Fart jokes and stupid voices are not comedy. At least not *all* of comedy. Class it up Hollywood.

What movies are you “supposed” to like that you just can’t stand?

Cross-posted at Bitter Suites

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2 thoughts on “5 Movies I’m Contrarian On

  1. J M Beal says:

    #1–Gods yes. The only Tarantino movie I can actually stand is Dusk til Dawn.

    #2–I grew up in Kansas.

    #3–I’ve actually never seen the whole movie. My mother hates it with the burning intensity of a million white-hot suns. Once in a while we turn it on just to see how long she makes it before the seizures set in.

    #4–I’m meh on this one. I don’t hate it, but I don’t sign up to watch it either. My dad loves it, but he was a child in the fifties so I think it means something different to him.

    #5–I appreciated it the first time I watched it, when I was like 13 and it’d just come out. Because I was 13. You couldn’t get me to sit down and watch it again.

    And just because this needs to be a super long comment–my 5.

    1) F-ing Chris Nolan Batman. They’re a whole bag of ugh with extra wtf.
    2) Kill Bill. And generally I love Uma Thurman, but there is nothing I find redeemable about these movies.
    3) Hunger Games. I read the first book because someone showed me the first chapter where Katniss and her sister’s cat have a mutual hate-on for each other. It went downhill from there. At the end of book one I didn’t care about any of them. The movie didn’t fix that.
    4) Casablanca. The last two minutes of sudden desire to be a decent human being doesn’t fix the previous two hours of suckfest. I hate this movie.
    5) Breaking Bad or Orange is the New Black. I know they’re not movies, but they tie for me. I think maybe I just don’t find shitty people interesting.

    • Kate says:

      1. The first Nolan didn’t bother me much, but I couldn’t care less about the rest of them.

      2. Generally, I can’t stand Uma, Kill Bill is the only one I’ve liked her in.

      3. I have Hunger Games, but I haven’t even cracked the spine yet.

      4. I had to watch Casablanca for school as part of a section on existentialism. I never watched it as just a movie, which is strange given that it’s WWII related and B&W.

      5. Ditto.

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