June 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm #63293
I have a lot of time agreed with critics, but many times I simply stare at Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic and think how is that a bad movie. Many were saying that about Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and J.Edgar last year. I have also disagreed about movies critics have liked, and many were angry to see such things as War Horse or The Tree of Life what are your thoughts on this?June 21, 2012 at 2:54 pm #63295
I used to check Rotten Tomatoes and take it into consideration. That was until I saw that Hocus Pocus was at 36% or something ridiculously low like that. I was so outraged, I never went to the site again!June 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm #63296
I also almost always agree with critics but sometimes they just get it absolutely wrong. Yes, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is perhaps the best example in the modern era of a movie critics thought was bad but which I thought was very good.
As for a movie critics thought was great and I hated I say the best example is… “Gosford Park”. Don’t hit me! I just thought it was an incredibly boring movie and I usually like british films (The Queen, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, etc…).June 22, 2012 at 3:49 am #63297
Death Becomes Her is 44% “rotten”.
Well, that day RT really died in my opinion.
I can understand the raitings for MM! or TIL (I don’t agree with them, but I understand it), but DBH? No, just no.
But all is subjective. There are enough films with even a 100% perfect score I’d never watch again and some movies having only 20% or lower raitng and are still at least entertaining.June 22, 2012 at 4:23 am #63298
I’m sorry, but can somebody tell me what MM and TIL stand for? I know they’re initials for movie titles but I can’t seem to make out for which movies.June 22, 2012 at 8:14 am #63299
^Mamma Mia and The Iron Lady.June 22, 2012 at 8:45 am #63300
Thanks!June 22, 2012 at 8:57 am #63301
What about the extremely underrated Legend of the Guardians:The Owls of Ga’hoole it was great except for the humor! It has a 50% and 53 on metacritic and rotten tomatoes.June 22, 2012 at 9:49 am #63302
I’m sorry, but can somebody tell me what MM and TIL stand for? I know they’re initials for movie titles but I can’t seem to make out for which movies.
I’m sorry. *drop*
I though users here would know this. Guess not all do.
So I’m really sorry.^^”June 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm #63303
Most things I chalk up to a difference of taste (for instance, “The Tree of Life” fell flat for me, but I’d hestitate to say critics got it wrong, per se).
But in the case of Borat, I don’t know how that lazy, contemptful film was regarded as great satire, or even good satire, or even satire at all.June 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm #63304
^And on the opposite end of the spectrum, I loved ‘Borat’. Hated ‘Bruno’ though.
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