1. Pick one movie that "everyone" loves (the more iconic, the better). That movie must have a score of at least 80% on rottentomatoes.com. Tell us why you hate it.
2. Pick one movie that "everyone" hates (the more notorious, the better). That movie must have a score of less than 30% on rottentomatoes.com. Tell us why you love it.
3. Include the tomato meter scores of both movies.
As usual here at Flick Chicks, there's two of us so double the fun!
I'm actually a little scared about this one now that it's come to it. I spend my whole life defending films that I love which everyone else seems to hate, so I'm used to that, but the thought of hating on a film which everyone loves makes me a little nervous. I joked to Jenna that I might disable the comments to stop any hate! Let's do this though...
A movie that everyone loves, which we hate:
I'm going to try and back peddle here before I've even started! Honestly, there aren't any films that I hate, but there are a fair few which I found just plain boring. The Dark Knight Rises just happens to be one of them. Don't get me wrong, I loved Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, but the third in the trilogy just didn't excite me at all.
Batman was never my favourite DC character anyway, but The Dark Knight Rises was at least 30 minutes too long, and in my eyes it was nowhere near the standard of The Dark Knight. Bane was a great addition, don't get me wrong, in fact his character was a highlight for me. But please, stop telling me that's Tom Hardy in the mask, we all know that its Varys from Game of Thrones.
OK so here it is, I have been moaned at for years for not seeing this film so last Christmas I sat down with my Dad and we watch It's a wonderful life - and it's not so wonderful. It was boring and predictable and if i'm honest I didn't like James Stewart's character even after he realised how lucky he was. The children were thoroughly annoying and there is a good chance I caught a good 15 minute nap in the middle somewhere.
Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of this film and just the DVD cover makes me feel Christmassy, but part of me wishes I had left it at that rather than watch it and ruin the idea of it. I won't be watching it again no matter how much my Dad moans at me, I will watch Elf instead - more laughs and less predictable!
A movie that everyone hates, which we love:
I've said enough about The Green Lantern so I didn't include that, but I knew I could easily find a guilty pleasure movie on the Rottentomatoes website. However, what I didn't expect to find was a movie that I just genuinely love and wouldn't even class as a guilty pleasure!
Need for Speed is one of my favourite racing games. It's over the top and entirely unrealistic, and that's why it's so much fun to play. When I first saw the trailer for the movie version, I knew I could expect the same.
Need for Speed delivered on everything I expected it to, and the 3D version was literally breathtaking during some of the racing scenes. As soon as the DVD is out, I will be driving my Fiat 500 to the nearest shopping centre as if it were a Koenigsegg and leave the haters eating my dust.
I saw Seven Pounds at the cinema and I loved it, I brought it as soon as it came out on DVD and re-watched it a dozen times. I don't know why this has such a low score, I found it interesting and so different to anything else I had watched. I also cried quite a lot at the end.
I thought the twist was clever and Will Smith was very good (although I'm a fan anyway) Its been a while since I've actually watched it (this has made me want to watch it again) so I don't want to try to review it too in depth (I will do a full review at some point)
Thanks for hosting this amazing Blogathon Dell, it's been great fun but now I'm terrified to hit 'Publish'!