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  • Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Like my other thread, this is for the things in movies you love that you just don’t like or can’t stand.

    For example, for me, I loved How To Train Your Dragon 2, but my least favourite thing about the film is that the viking teenagers (outside Hiccup and Astrid) are all annoying, obnoxious and unfunny and I really wish that Dean DeBlois didn’t devote so much screen time to them.

    What about you? What other horrible things are there in movies you love? 

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    KyleBailey
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    Russell Crowe in Les Miserables 
    Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia  

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    Eddy Q
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    There’s one bad line in Citizen Kane, otherwise the greatest screenplay ever written:

    Bernstein: Mr Kane is writing your review just the way you started it. He’s writing a bad notice, just like you wanted it to be. I guess that’ll show you.

    2nd sentence completely on-the-nose and unnecessary.

    One serious blip in a great film is during the Broadway Melody sequence in Singin’ in the Rain, when Gene Kelly does his first dance with Cyd Charisse. One moment they’re holding one position, then suddenly they’re in a completely different one due to a clumsy edit. It would be unacceptable today but it serves as a refreshing reminder that even the finest filmmakers are not infallible.

    Also that Poirot-style denouement in Psycho.      

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    CanadianFan
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    – The third subplot in Amores Perros concerning the WASP-y girl and her missing dog. 
    – Quentin Tarantino’s cameo in Django Unchained took me out of the film.

     

    – Not terrible by any means, but I am still debating the time-jump in There Will Be Blood. The movie keeps climbing my greatest of all-time list (sitting at #3 right now), but I am still struggling with the last 20 minutes.  

    I’ll come back to this. 

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    The Godfather never thrilled me, personally, but I can admire its accomplishments and acknowledge that it’s a great film.  However, that scene in which Al Pacino convinces Diane Keaton to come back to him is so distractingly bad (acting-wise, writing-wise, and directing-wise).

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    Baby Clyde
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    Russell Crowe in Les Miserables 
    Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia  

    But they are both terrible things in terrible movies.

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    Russell Crowe in Les Miserables 
    Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia  

    This.

    Mamma Mia! is an awesome movie and I’m not afraid to say it out loud. I watched it 11 times in the cinema with different friends / family members each time. We all liked it. One of the most entertaining movies of all time. Not every freakin’ movie has to be Oscar-worthy. Most Oscar movies are boring as hell, this one, even if it didn’t deserve any Oscar consideration (altough Julie Walters was very good), was pure joy.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    The ending of the film The Wages of Fear is just ridiculous and anticlimactic. For a film with such brilliant suspense, it is such a waste to not have a fitting conclusion.

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    [quote=”KyleBailey”]Russell Crowe in Les Miserables 
    Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia  

    This.

    Mamma Mia! is an awesome movie and I’m not afraid to say it out loud. I watched it 11 times in the cinema with different friends / family members each time. We all liked it. One of the most entertaining movies of all time. Not every freakin’ movie has to be Oscar-worthy. Most Oscar movies are boring as hell, this one, even if it didn’t deserve any Oscar consideration (altough Julie Walters was very good), was pure joy.

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    Agreed.  Mamma Mia! succeeds on all levels of what it was made to do.  It’s silly, campy, stupid, and fun.  I had a good time in the movie theatre that night (now, paying $100 for it in a Broadway theatre is a different story… but whatev).  And I don’t get why people rag on Pierce Brosnan.  He’s fine and just makes the movie even campier. 

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    [quote=”Vincelette”][quote=”KyleBailey”]Russell Crowe in Les Miserables 
    Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia  

    This.

    Mamma Mia! is an awesome movie and I’m not afraid to say it out loud. I watched it 11 times in the cinema with different friends / family members each time. We all liked it. One of the most entertaining movies of all time. Not every freakin’ movie has to be Oscar-worthy. Most Oscar movies are boring as hell, this one, even if it didn’t deserve any Oscar consideration (altough Julie Walters was very good), was pure joy.

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    Agreed.  Mamma Mia! succeeds on all levels of what it was made to do.  It’s silly, campy, stupid, and fun.  I had a good time in the movie theatre that night (now, paying $100 for it in a Broadway theatre is a different story… but whatev).  And I don’t get why people rag on Pierce Brosnan.  He’s fine and just makes the movie even campier. [/quote]

    I also rag on people that think Mamma Mia is terrible just because they missed the point. It’s a fun movie. I can understand if you hate because you hate ABBA (which shame on you) but all this movie is trying to do is have a fun time just as the musical was. But ugh Pierce was soooooooo bad in it.  

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