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JCC Critically acclaimed media you dislike

Discussion in 'Community' started by SuperWatto, Dec 8, 2023.

  1. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    beetills
     
  2. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 7

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    I'm going to say all the Fast and the Furious Franchise; at least everything after the first movie. I enjoyed the first movie, but the next couple seemed somewhat redundant (albeit in different locations), and then it went straight on action hero genre and forgot about the street racing bit altogether.
     
  3. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Chosen One star 7

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    Critically acclaimed
     
  4. mnjedi

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    The abstract notion that the the omnipresent specter of death brings meaning to life.

    Also, The Big Bang Theory. That show isn’t very good.
     
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  5. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I don't like the critically acclaimed film Gigli starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.
     
  6. I Are The Internets

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    Seasons 1 and 2 of Star Trek: Picard are technically critically acclaimed, despite the fans (rightfully) trashing it. I hate Star Trek: Discovery and stopped watching after season 2. Nu-Trek, in general, has been a mixed bag. Lower Decks, Strange New Worlds, and season 3 of Picard have been good to great. Everything else, not so much.
     
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  7. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    The Godfather: soap operas about bad people being bad to each other. I just don't care.
    Lawrence of Arabia: slow, boring, and the story doesn't do much.
     
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  8. tom

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    breaking bad - watched two episodes and it was obviously very well made, but i just didn't care for it. thought the whole thing would just be dark and gross and no thanks.
    the wire - similar to the above, watched the first four or five episodes and it didn't grab me, though it's clearly well crafted.
    mad max: fury road - felt like a long, expensive music video to me. the stunt work was impressive but i was bored.
     
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  9. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Force Ghost star 7

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    Casablanca and Citizen Kane. Dislike is a harsh word. I merely am indifferent to them both.
     
  10. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Skywalker Saga/LFL/YJCC Manager star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    And the author was inspired to write it after listening to her racist relatives whine about how the mean old North took away their “way of life.”
     
  11. Point Given

    Point Given Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    More like Dork Souls amirite?
     
  12. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost star 6

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    Tbf FromSoft games do have story and characters, it’s just that you have to dig to find some parts of them and other parts you kind of have to piece together on your own. :p
     
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  13. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Chosen One star 6

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    The Wire

    yeah, I know , I know, and I don't care.
     
  14. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    tom with the true bravery while the rest of y'all are dunking on a racist movie from 90 years ago.
     
  15. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The best part of Gone With The Wind was hearing my high school history teacher grumble out “Bunch of Southern apologia lost cause crap!” the first and only time someone brought it up in class (in retrospect this and his dedication to assigning regular reading from Howard Zinn were cool as **** for a guy working in Arizona).

    Oh and I guess that one time I was walking by Margaret Mitchell’s house and they were hosting a jazz concert in the yard, that was fun.

    Therefore, two good things came from that book and film. :p
     
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  16. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    Interstellar was acclaimed, wasn't it? I thought it was dull, nonsensical, and pretentious.
     
  17. Rogue1-and-a-half

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    The big one for me has always been Wizard of Oz. I find it often literally unwatchable. It's so annoying that I can't stand it. I like the scene where Garland sings Somewhere Over the Rainbow. That's a great song and she gives a really beautiful and nuanced performance of it, particularly for someone as young as she was.

    Then they get to Oz and the movie isn't even through the Munchkins sequences before I wanted to put my foot through the TV.



    People like this? Why? I mean, just why? It's just awful.



    Unwatchable. Garbage. It's like nails on a chalkboard. Simultaneously the worst acting and the worst singing ever. It's so cringe that I can't even get through the whole song.

    A newer one is The Great Beauty by Paolo Sorrentino. Got an 86 on Metacritic, got a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, won Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars that year, Criterion put out the Blu-Ray. It's also absolute trash. Got one of my rare 0 star ratings when I reviewed it. Even Wizard of Oz got like one star. Not a single redeeming thing about The Great Beauty.
     
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  18. Darth Guy

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    I refer you to the Breaking Bad thread title. [face_plain]
     
  19. tom

    tom Chosen One star 8

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    i already know i'm an idiot. it's probably the only thing i know.
     
  20. Darth_Foo

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    Technically I have a lot to list as I've often been accused of disliking movies/shows/music just because they are popular. That's only about 1/2 right lol. So my one entry is

    Mass Effect
    games. Got all three for free with my 360. Everyone and their mother would rant at me about how awesome they are. A college friend even said it's his favorite game series of all time. Started the first and made it to like the 2nd planet and gave up. One of the worst games I've played. Sold them to a new/used store.

    As an aside my brain has a policy- if I hear too many people tell me to watch something in too short of a timespan guaranteed I will never watch it mostly out of spite. This happened with Stranger Things. For weeks all anyone could talk about was that show. Saw the first season and it was the most 'meh' show in a long time. My wife watched rest of series but I barely finished S2.
     
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  21. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Some films that haven’t been brought up yet:
    American Beauty
    The Shape of Water
    Forrest Gump
    Avatar
    Kingsman
    Napoleon Dynamite
    Midnight Cowboy
    Tom Jones
    Alfie
    Persona
    Leon: The Professional
    West Side Story
    Scarface
    The Wind that Shakes the Barley
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Zorba the Greek
    Annihilation
    District 9
    Platoon
    A Few Good Men
    Jeanne Dielman
    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
    Hiroshima Mon Amour
    Bonnie and Clyde
     
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  22. Guidman

    Guidman Skywalker Saga Mod and Trivia Host star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    No Country for Old Men - Hate that there's no score. Hate Tommy Lee Jones rambling dreams at the end of it.
    The West Wing - I tried watching the first season but I despise Aaron Sorkin's writing. Hardly anyone talks like that in real life.
    Quentin Tarantino films - I find all his movies boring and self-fellating but I continue to go see them so jokes on me.
     
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  23. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Okay, now for a serious answer, I feel like these movies are objectively bad. This is a personal opinion, no need to get “butt hurt” about it:

    1.CITIZEN KANE (1941) 2.CASABLANCA (1942) 3.GODFATHER, THE (1972) 4.GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) 5.LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) 6.WIZARD OF OZ, THE (1939) 7.GRADUATE, THE (1967)
    8.ON THE WATERFRONT (1954) 9.SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993)
    10.SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)
    11.IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) 12.SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)
    13.BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (1957) 14.SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
    15.STAR WARS (1977)
    16.ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
    17.AFRICAN QUEEN, THE (1951)
    18.PSYCHO (1960)
    19.CHINATOWN (1974)
    20.ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975) 21.GRAPES OF WRATH, THE (1940)
    22.2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
    23.MALTESE FALCON, THE (1941)
    24.RAGING BULL (1980)
    25.E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)
    26.DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
    27.BONNIE & CLYDE (1967)
    28.APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
    29.MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) 30.TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948) 31.ANNIE HALL (1977)
    32.GODFATHER PART II, THE (1974)
    33.HIGH NOON (1952)
    34.TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
    35.IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
    36.MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
    37.BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE (1946) 38.DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
    39.DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)
    40.NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
    41.WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
    42.REAR WINDOW (1954)
    43.KING KONG (1933)
    44.BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (1915) 45.STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (1951) 46.CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A (1971)
    47.TAXI DRIVER (1976)
    48.JAWS (1975)
    49.SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) 50.BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) 51.PHILADELPHIA STORY, THE(1940)
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    52.FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)
    53.AMADEUS (1984)
    54.ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930) 55.SOUND OF MUSIC, THE (1965)
    56.M*A*S*H(1970)
    57.THIRD MAN, THE (1949)
    58.FANTASIA (1940)
    59.REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)
    60.RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
    61.VERTIGO (1958)
    62.TOOTSIE (1982)
    63.STAGECOACH (1939)
    64.CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977) 65.SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE (1991) 66.NETWORK (1976)
    67.MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, THE (1962) 68.AMERICAN IN PARIS, AN (1951)
    69.SHANE (1953)
    70.FRENCH CONNECTION, THE (1971)
    71.FORREST GUMP (1994)
    72.BEN-HUR (1959)
    73.WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)
    74.GOLD RUSH, THE (1925)
    75.DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)
    76.CITY LIGHTS (1931)
    77.AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
    78.ROCKY (1976)
    79.DEER HUNTER, THE (1978)
    80.WILD BUNCH, THE (1969)
    81.MODERN TIMES (1936)
    82.GIANT (1956)
    83.PLATOON (1986)
    84.FARGO (1996)
    85.DUCK SOUP (1933)
    86.MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935) 87.FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
    88.EASY RIDER (1969)
    89.PATTON (1970)
    90.JAZZ SINGER, THE (1927)
    91.MY FAIR LADY (1964)
    92.PLACE IN THE SUN, A(1951)
    93.APARTMENT, THE (1960)
    94.GOODFELLAS (1990)
    95.PULP FICTION (1994)
    96.SEARCHERS, THE (1956)
    97.BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
    98.UNFORGIVEN (1992)
    99.GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967)
    100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)
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  24. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Expert At Modding Casual star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    These two statements do not compute. ;)
     
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  25. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    loving that that’s what you noticed being off with that post ngl