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This is the follow up to my latest blog top ten movies I like that everyone else hates.
I just want to make it perfectly clear that I do not entirely hate all the movies on this list, I just don't like them as much as most people.
10. The lincoln Lawer.
Pretentious and overatted The Lincoln Lawer is one of those films that I could never really understand why people like it. The acting was okay, the screenplay was okay but the main character's oersonality just didn't feel write. When we are first introuduced to him he is an unlikeable jerk who doesn't care if you innocent or guilty, but then all of a sudden when he sees that something has gone amiss he jumps at the chance to do the rite thing. for me this was a 6/10. Nothing terrible, but nothing great.
9,8,7. The Hobbit trilogy. Was this necessary? 3 3 hour long movies based on a 300 page book. The amount of filler makes me want to just role my eyes and say "Get on with it" Nearly 9 hours of walking talking singing and traversing the most uniterestin CGI environments with the most unconvincing environments in a movie I've ever seen. Seriously the fight with Smoug looked like a video game. Everything was unnaturally place against another thing to create a convient way to fight the dragon."Hit this to activate this trap, jump at this exact moment to access the next platform." It's like the writters just took a look at every video game ever and said "We can do that." It looks like a video game, I wouldn't be surprised if the lego hobbit games were the inspiration for the movie's environments and not the other way around. Fuck this trilogy. 5/10 (Only reason why is the goregous landscapes.)
6. Monsters inc I just could never get into this movie for some reason. The imagination was their but my interest just faded away halfway into the film. I liked the prequel better to be honest. 6/10
5. Evangelion 3.0 How can anyone like this? I was surprised when I saw that this movie got a 7.0 on IMBD. I wrote a blog review explaining why I hate this film, go read that. 3/10
4.The Mist. This movie is Fucking terrible. Evrything form the acting to the characters to the overabundance of characters screaming at eachother. This movie had nothing good about it. They were trying to go for a subtle undertone of people being their own worst enemy, but they failed miserably. Their was an episode of the twighlight zone that did this rite. Some aliens come from space and dissable all of the electronics in a neighborhood except for one house. Naturaly this makes people suspicous, and eventually everyone is at each others throats. This movie took away the subtle undertones and replaced them with screaming riligous finatics and some of the most obnoxous and unrelateable characters in existance. 0/10
3. Fruitville station. "If you don't like this movie your a racist." That is pretty much the only reason I can think that this got a 94 on rotten tomatoes. Same score as 12 years a slave. Mediocre acting, boring protagonist and horrible camera quality made this film to me mediocre at best. 5/10
2.Ghostbusters. The thing that got me interested in this movie was James Rolfe's review of the NES game. After hearing about how much of a finomenom this film was back in the 1980's I had to go see it. One Christmas eve I got a chance to sit down and see it and holy shit was it boring. How is this one of the best movies of the 1980's? How was this even a contendor for best film of 1984? Beverly Hills Cop and The Terminator were much better. I especially hated the ending were this stay puff marshmellow man just comes out of nowhere and we as an audiance are suppossed to care. Sure the Ghostbusters know who he is but we don't. I was like Who is this guy we never knew anything about him, why should we be shocked to see him? This movie is one of the most overatted films ever. Sure the Practicle effects still hold up pretty well after 30 years but that's about it. 6/10
1. Finding Nemo This film has a 99% fresh raiting on Rotten tomatoes. I am part of the other 1%. Don't ask me why I just didn't like it.
Have you ever enjoyed something but were compelled to keep it to yourself under fear of riddiclule?
As a self proclaimed film critic There are a lot of films that I enjoy that are genrally looked down on by the mass majority of movie buffs.
While I wouldn't go so far a to call every movie on this list good, some of them are guilty pleasures at the very least.
10. Total recall 2012. Rotten tomatoes score 30% A fun sci fi movie that got panned by critcs when it came out. Critcs citted it as being bland and unimaginative. I just enjoyed it for what it is, a goffy acid trip of a film that built up on its predessesor and delivered. I never understood why so many critics could hate it but call the original 1990 film with Arnold Schwarzeneggar such a classic. They both have there their charm, but I liked this one better, so sue me.
9. The Sandlot 2. Rotten Tomatoes Score 40%. Being make 12 years after the original film this sequel added in a female character, but did not try to incorporate a stupid love story. A lot of people didn't like how the writters did not give more chemistry to the female character, but if they gave her to much of a presense and made the movie a stupid tween love romp film then it would have been criticized for the exact opposite reason.
8. Jurassic Park 3 Rotten Tommatoes score 49%. A lot of people hate the Jurassic Park sequels. While I can agree that 2 was an obvious cash grab 3 was a new thing. It didn't rely on the audience to have knowlege of the first two films and bacause of its shorter run time than the previous 2 films the film felt like it had a lot less filler and focused more on the action. Unlike in Jurassic Park 2 where the characters are hanging on the edge of a cliff for like half an hour.
7. Halloween 2007. Rotten Tomatoes Score 25% . A lot of people hate this film and although I can kind of see why I can't belive the amount of improvements that this film made went over everybody's head. For 1 at least now we have real teenagers playing teenagers, not women in their 30's. 2 The children in this movie act like real kids. They jump up and down on beds they laugh, they act like what kids would act like on Halloween night. They don't just stare motionlessly at the camera like in the first film This film was lamblasted by critics for bing too violent and too over the top. But hey if that's what your looking for in a horror movie then by all means enjoy it. Now it's sequel on the other hand, you couldn't pay me to watch that.
6. The Bench Warmers Rotten tomatoes Score 11%. A funny over the top cartooney film about three guys who come together to play baseball. It's not the most dignified commedy but it's no where near as terrible as people make it out to be.
5. Robocop 3 Rotten Tomatoes Score 3%. I honestly never understood why people hated this film. Its got action its got suspense. It has Robocop flying around in a Jetpack.
4. Doogle. Rotten Tomatoes score 8% By looking at the front cover for this film you might be thinking to yourself that this is CGI garbage. A lot of people would agree with you on that, but this to me is an excellent fantasy adventure film.
3. Scary Movie 4Rotten Tomatoes Score 37%. Just take my word for it.
2. Never Ending Story 2. Rotten Tomatoes Score 0% I don't see why this film got so much hate. At least they got a real Native American Kid to play the role of an Native American, and not some white kid that they dressed up to look Native American like in the first film. This film had a fun cast of characters, and a really charming ending. A lot of people hated it because the bad guys were to cartooney, but lets be real here this is a fantasy adventure film. What were you expecting richly develloped bad guys with lots of personality and thought provking questions about morrality? If you were then go watch something else. Now neverending story 3 on the other hand that's something that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
1. Pirates of the Caribbean 4 rotten Tomatoes score 33%. A great film that I enjoyed from begining to end. I'm looking forward to Pirates 5 coming out in 2017.
What are some films that you like that everyone else seems to hate? Join me next week for the top ten films that I hate that everyone else likes.
I just wanted to wish you all a happy thanksgiving, so for all the people out there reading this tell me what you did for thanksgiving today.
Taking everything I love from games like Chronicles of Riddick escape from butcher bay, and turning it up to 11 Dishonored is a fine example of an action stealth game done right. Just like in Riddick you take out enemies stealth-fully and carry their bodies around so that you won't raise suspicion. However here you are given special powers to help aid you along the way. Being able to teleport from one rooftop from the next all while hounding down corrupt town guards and trying to figure out who framed you so that you may reclaim your honor is something that never gets old. If you love the Riddick games, or are a fan of stealth games in general, or just want something a little new, Dishonored has something for everyone.
#1 MAX PAYNE 3. Max Payne. A fitting name for a man who lost everything. A man whose seen the deepest, darkest parts of his own mind. His whole life has been torn apart by the evil and corrupt. But where many would crumble, Max just got harder. Because that's what Max is: a survivor, a paradox. The man has nothing to live for, but he refuses to die. This game was just pure fun from beginning to end. Rockstar has never been one to disappoint, and Max Payne 3 is another fine example of a Quality product from a company that always tries to push the envelope. Whether it be an incredible recreation of 1910 america in Red Dead Redemption, an Amazing life of Drugs hookers and Gang Violence in GTA4, or over the top balls to the walls action is Max Payne 3, Rockstar is a company that you can trust. To see why I love this game so much, just read my review. http://www.gamespot.com/max-payne-3/user-reviews/797932/platform/ps3/ And that's my list of games that I loved from 2012. Tell me some of your favorites. If you haven't played any of these games, or are on the fence about whether or not you want to shell out cash for any of them, then don't be afraid. It will be money well spent
Wolfenstien 2014 review.
After the last release in the Wolfenstien franchise in 2009 fans have been craving a more action pact experience with less filler.
2014's Wolfenstien reboot was shaping up to be a great game. It looked impressive, the story was unique, and the trailer showed different sections of the world being overtaken by Nazi rule.
However the finished product fails to live up to the hype.
The game starts off in Poland in the 1940's you fight Nazis you blow up giant robots and people die.
Then after taking some shrapnel to the head, BJ Blazkowitz is comatose for 14 years and awakens to a world taken over by the axis powers
The story is ridiculous, however it's that certain level of ridiculous that fans of the franchise can adjust to.
While I don't mind following a ridiculous story to further the plot I felt that the game doesn't do enough to immerse you in its world.
The game is a linear shooter with very little exploration in each level. A contrast to Wolfenstien 3d which was all about exploring a giant building for secret rooms.
I wanted to know more about the world that I was in, I wanted to see how the Nazis changed people's views, ideologies, and ordinary citizens taking about the world that they live in and how it has affected them.
Unfortunately the most that you will get in terms of immersion come from news paper snippets explaining how the world has changed in the past 14 years scattered throughout the game.
There are no innocent people walking amongst the street, no children playing outside singing German songs, or talking about how they live their lives. Things like this would have added to the immersion.
The developers went through all this trouble to create this world, and they barley did anything with it. This doesn't even have to take place on planet earth it could be an another world that was invaded by Nazi robot space pirates.
The gameplay is solid you can carry as many guns as the game has to offer, though they don't feel unique. You don't get access to sci-fi weapons like you did in the 2009 game. I mean seriously the game is all about fighting giant robots and futuristic soldiers, why can't I acquire a laser gun.
The enemy AI is competent but sometimes lacking. There was one instance in which I shot right in front of someone, but they still didn't see me. There aren’t anywhere near enough boss fights in the game and the ones that they're feel lacking.
The games combat system is very similar to Resistance: Fall Of Man. You have a weapon wheel and 4 health bars each of which will replenish so long as not all of one is depleted.
The game does however do stealth well, as many scenarios offer you a different way to approach them as apposed to just shooting your way out of every situation. Though the payoff is minimal as there is never a time when choosing stealth over action gives you anything substantial.
Also the game has some inconsistent rules. Sometimes when you kill an enemy their body disappears, but sometimes it doesn't. Since enemies will sound the alarm if they come across a dead body you never know how to plan your tactics since the difficulty of the game is dictated by randomness.
You also can't drag bodies around like in games like Dishonored or the Chronicles of Riddick games, so you better make sure that if you kill an enemy it's in a remote location if your trying to be stealth-full.
Also the game looks extremely gritty, and not in a good way. I wouldn't be impressed by these visuals if the games came out back in 2008. It looks like a PS2 game that was upscaled for the PS3.
It's not just the lighting, the characters look a bit off to. After being in a coma for 14 year BJ doesn't look a day older then he did at the start of the game, and he still has all of his muscle.
I can't help but be disappointed by this new Wolfenstien game. I was hoping for something that would only be possible to develop on next gen consoles, and what I got was something that feels like it could have come out at the start of this console generation. It is marginally better than 2009's Wolfenstien made by Raven Software, but after half a decade of waiting I expected a little better.