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February 5, 2009

Movies I just don’t get

Filed under: General — dknights @ 7:00 pm

In a previous post, I did a partial list of movies that I just have to sit down and watch when I run across them on TV.  Below is a list of movies that are generally considered great that I just don’t find that compelling.  They aren’t necessarily bad, I just don’t think they are as great as everyone else.

1. Citizen Kane  Uusally considered the best movie ever made by critics.  It isn’t bad, and it has great actors and great cinematography, but I just don’t see it as the best movie ever made.

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey A good movie that I think just falls apart in the last 20 minutes.  It is an acid trip rather than a movie ending.

3. American Beauty  This is a truly aweful movie.  It shows the depths that Hollywood has fallen to, when the hero of the movie is a junkie.  The writer and director really must have had bad suburban experiences to produce a piece of trash like this.

4. Anything with Meryl Streep.  I just don’t think she is a very good actress, I just don’t.

5. The Godfather trilogy.  I know this is a guy movie.  I don’t have anything against gangster movies.  I love Casino, but the Godfather movies do nothing for me.

Like my previous list, I am sure there are more that just haven’t come to mind.  I’ll add them if I think of them.

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