October 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm #164115
This thread is for great elements in movies that you didn’t like, or you did like but had a negative reception from critics.
For example, the VFX for all four Michael Bay Transformers films are really impressive. And even though I actually kinda like the film, The Lone Ranger has one of the most unique action climaxes of any film in recent years.
What about you? What did you love in horrible films?October 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm #164117
Anna Faris in The House Bunny (guilty pleasure)October 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm #164118
Music and production design in the House of Wax remake. Oh, and Paris Hilton’s death by pikestaff.October 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm #164119
I gotta go with Rowan Atkinson in Johnny English. Script was a mess but he was so game for anything.October 21, 2014 at 11:55 pm #164120
– I was not a fan of The Tree of Life, but the movie was full of stunning cinematography.
– Somehow, Brad Pitt looks 20-years-old (amazing make-up/CGI) in parts of …Benjamin Button, a movie I found quite overrated.
– The Paperboy has a scene of Nicole Kidman peeing on Zac Efron. Also, he spends half the movie in his tighty whities, which I assume many people on GD wouldn’t complain about. I don’t know if either of those things are great, but the film certainly fulfills the second part of the critera.October 22, 2014 at 2:23 am #164121
I think there are so many moments of brilliance in Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls that are just constantly interrupted by laughably bad, facepalm-inducing moments.October 22, 2014 at 3:32 am #164122
Meryl in The Iron Lady.October 22, 2014 at 5:56 am #164123
Sandra Bullock’s performace in “Crash.”October 22, 2014 at 9:44 am #164124
Renee Zellweger in Cold MountainOctober 23, 2014 at 2:43 am #164125
“Amen” in All is lostOctober 23, 2014 at 12:03 pm #164126
I think there are so many moments of brilliance in Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls that are just constantly interrupted by laughably bad, facepalm-inducing moments.
Speaking of Tyler Perry, I thought Kimberly Elise was SOOO good in “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” which is a ridiculous movie with a schizophenic tone, but when Elise gets the chance to play the straight drama in it, she’s outstanding. I wish somebody would write her an Oscar movie.