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Old 07-06-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I hated how many "people" took advantage of him because they knew that he had trouble comprehending things.
I just hated it because it was ridiculous, LOL.

And I forgot about Rocky, in all of its versions.

And then there's Steel Magnolias. I saw the stage play before the movie began production, and loved it. The humor, the relationships among the six women ... everything was just right. And then the movie morphed into a disjointed vehicle for Sally Field as the overbearing mother-in-law. Ugh.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:55 PM
 
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This isn't just one movie, but a whole genre that I hate, but everyone else loves:

Anything with a combination of talking animals, magic, and British children. Add in a dragon, an elf, a wizard, or an evil overlord, and that makes it exponentially worse in my book.

This includes:
any Narnia movie (ugh)
any Lord of the Rings movie (yech)
Pan's Labyrinth
Eragon
The Golden Compass

The only exception, in my book, (my book of hate that is) is the Harry Potter series.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:00 PM
 
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Default wow, I'm full of hate today....

I also can't stand James Bond movies. Every single person I know thinks they are wonderful classics, and they have all kinds of opinions on which actor to play James Bond was better than the others. Who the heck cares---they all S. U. C. K.

Ugh, I probably suffered through 8 or 9 of the 18,000 James Bond movies, and hated them all.

I think I'm the only one on the planet who feels this way.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Powell, WY
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Love Acutally. Never got why so many people like this movie.

Anything 'Twilight' related. Glittery vampires are not my thing.

Anything with Jennifer Anniston.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: longbeach,ca
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mary poppings
the whole childs play (chuckie) series
star wars
the last 2 matrix movies
any movie made by tyler perry
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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Hahahaha!!! Glittery vampires....that was good.
I'd like to add that I hated Fight Club as well. Never seen any of The Godfather's & have no urge to either. And I didn't get The Matrix....at all.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:49 PM
 
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The very first title that enters my mind every time that subject comes up: Forrest Gump! Dear God, what a horrible movie! Stop reading now if you don't want to read my brief rant...

I hated how many "people" took advantage of him because they knew that he had trouble comprehending things. Especially Jenny!

And I really hated the thought that, while he saw the goodness in the world despite all the bad things that happened around and to him, he will go on into the world, being taken advantage of for the entire remainder of his fictional life. Sometimes it just doesn't pay to be an optimist.

Too many people take advantage of those they see as "slow" in the real world. I didn't need to see a movie about it to remind me how despicable some people can be.

On the other hand, if he would have rejected the world like Edward Scissorhands did, the movie would have redeemed itself in my eyes. It is precisely why ES has been one of my favorite movies all these years.
As soon as I saw the title of this thread, I thought: Forrest Fricking Gump.

I don't understand the love of this movie. I guess it's folksy or something. "Life is like a box of choc-o-lits" omg, WHATEVER!!!

Alls I know is, the movie should have ended just before he started running. I felt like I wanted to run out of the movie theater and across the country too! Whatever would get me away from it!!

I think Baby Boomers really like this movie because they get to see all that beloved 60s stuff played out through Gump's eyes. I'm 40, so I feel like I've had my fill of all that.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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I also can't stand James Bond movies. Every single person I know thinks they are wonderful classics, and they have all kinds of opinions on which actor to play James Bond was better than the others. Who the heck cares---they all S. U. C. K.

Ugh, I probably suffered through 8 or 9 of the 18,000 James Bond movies, and hated them all.

I think I'm the only one on the planet who feels this way.
You're not the only one.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:55 PM
 
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Thanks datacity, it's good I'm not alone!


I also agree on a lot of Forrest Gump points. While I didn't hate the movie, I always considered it overrated, and called it a "masturbatory baby boomer fantasy" since it was more about reminiscing about "the times" and not so much the story of this innocent guy who kind of wandered through it all. I'm not a baby boomer either, so I guess I didn't get the all the warm fuzzies over the movie that the boomers did.

Wow, I work with disabled people, and I never really considered how much the supposedly "good" people in the movie manipulated him because of his intellectual disability, but I think you're right!
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