Wendell over at Dell on Movies has a new blogathon! He's asking us to pick movies that we're "against the crowd" on. To pick one that we love that everyone else hates, and one that we hate that everyone else loves. Here are the rules:
1. Pick one movie that "everyone" loves (the more iconic, the better). That movie must have a score of at least 80% on rottentomatoes.com. Tell us why you hate it.
2. Pick one movie that "everyone" hates (the more notorious, the better). That movie must have a score of less than 30% on rottentomatoes.com. Tell us why you love it.
3. Include the tomato meter scores of both movies.
No, you're tearing ME apart.
This movie was on my Blind Spot list this year, and I was genuinely looking forward to seeing it. It was awful. How was this over the top film considered a classic? How is James Dean considered a fantastic actor? I didn't see anything to support those theories with this movie. I saw a ton of over-acting and ridiculous situations. Obviously 96% of people will disagree, but this movie was just not for me.
Walk into this prison like "what up? I'm conflicted."
My friend once joked that this was my "feel good" movie because I was watching it when I had freshly gotten home from the hospital once. I just think it's a good horror movie. The story was interesting, it was creepy, it had jumpy scenes, including one that made me accidentally dump half my popcorn on my friend when I saw this in theaters. Robert Downey Jr. was in it. He and Halle Berry had good chemistry. The twist was decent and it was gory. It's still one I always go to when I'm bored. I knew people didn't like it, but I was shocked to see its rating was at 15% Come on, The Room is at 33%!
Thanks for hosting, Wendell!