Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Films people hate....but I like

Opinions are a great thing, sometimes people agree with you, sometimes they don't  This list is made up of films that people generally dislike, but I don't for some reason. I'm not gonna say all these films are perfect, or that there is some hidden greatness that people missed. All this is, is a list of films which I like and a few reasons why I do.

Ghostbusters 2- First on the list is one of my favorite films of all time. I see why people dislike it with it's plot falling along the same lines as the original film. Another complaint I hear is that it wasn't as good as the first movie, well that was a tough act to follow. I like it because it has all of the elements that made the movie Ghostbusters a hit, and it does have a better story in my eyes. You actually get to see the villain more during the film, as opposed to it just showing up at the end. The jokes and great comedy are still there, and just as fun as in the original.

Terminator Salvation- Fans of the Terminator series that I know have always wondered what the actual war was like that's always been talked about since the first film. You got a glimpse of it here and there, but this was the first look into the future for the series and what the world becomes. Most people that I know hate this films weak story, but I found it entertaining. Sure the film isn't without its faults and a VERY noticeable cgi Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800. Overall its a fun popcorn movie, nothing more or less.

Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull- People hate this film for "ruining" their childhood. Steven Spielberg and even Shia Labeouf apologized for the resulting film. Despite all of this, I actually like this movie. Sure it has its faults, but were any of the other films in the series really perfect? People always bring up the  refrigerator scene....well surviving a nuclear blast in a lead lined fridge is as believable as being able jump from a falling tank to the edge of a cliff. While I admit, its not perfect, I still enjoyed the movie.

Fantastic Four- People said this movie was too corny and kid friendly, and I do agree. That said this film did get some things right, such as the family feeling of the group and them coping with their new found powers. The dialog may not have been outstanding, but its far from the worst superhero film ever...just take a look at the unreleased Fantastic Four film from 1994, you'll think this movie is gold.

Jersey Girl- A film disliked for a few reasons. Firstly it came out at a time when the combination of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were EVERYWHERE. You couldn't go a day without seeing them on TV  or in a paper / magazine. The other reason is that this was a departure from what Kevin Smith usually did with his films. Some people say he tried "appealing to the masses" and in my eyes, that's what makes this film good. Its something different from what the director usually made and it has a charm all of its own.

Transformers: Dark of The Moon- A film which people generally don't like, but its actually a fun film to watch. They did focus a little too much on the human race, as opposed to the Autobots or Decepticons, but they've done that since the first film. Its a decent action picture that tells a good story.

Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace- Most people bring up all of the errors in this film or they talk about everyone's favorite Gungan: Jar Jar Binks. I'll admit this film was not perfect, far from it. It also had a very high bar set for it, and was promoted like hell, everything from candy to clothing lines. It featured some decent action, had some alright characters and a decent plot. Had the film had a little tweaking and tried to not appeal as much to kids with the Anakin character it might have been better. Overall it was not as bad as people made out. Sure it made Anakin into a Jesus type character and introduced "Midi-chlorians" to the Star Wars universe, but overall it was decent.

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