Against The Crowd Blogathon
It's that time of year again! I'm for Wendell's annual Against The Crowd Blogathon. I'm coming at you late with an entry because I some how missed the initial posting. If you need a refresher on the rules, here they are straight from the man himself.
Pick one movie “everyone” loves (the more iconic, the better). That movie must have score of 75% or more on rottentomatoes.com (or at least 7.5 on imdb.com). Tell us why you hate it.
Pick one movie that “everyone” hates (the more notorious, the better). That movie must have a score of 35% or less on rottentomatoes.com (or 4.0 or less on imdb.com). Tell us why you love it.
Include the tomato meter scores of both movies.
Use one of the banners in this post, or feel free to create your own (just include all the pertinent details), or just mention this blogathon if using an audio or visual medium.
Let us know what two movies you intend on writing, vlogging, posting, or podcasting about in one of the following ways: Comment on this or any AtC 2021 post on this site, tweet me, or hit me up on instagram @dellonmovies, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publish your post on any day from Friday, September 10 through Sunday, September 12, 2021, and include a link to this announcement. If you’re a podcaster or YouTuber that is interested in participating just talk about your chosen movies during your closest podcast and/or video to those dates and mention that you are taking part in this blogathon.
If posting on social media, use the hashtag #AgainstTheCrowd2021
Lately I've had one particular movie on my mind that I've been hearing a lot of praise about lately. I decided to stick with a little theme. Both my films have the same lead actor. So let's get to it.
Iron Man 3
Honestly, I'm a little surprised it's only at 79%, I thought it would be higher, but seeing Marvel's latest offering Shang-Chi incorporate the only part of this movie I liked really made me ponder just how much this didn't work for me. Tony Stark is one of my favorite MCU characters but he is given no one worthy of his talent to play off of in this film. He doesn't have many scenes with Cheadle, Happy is hung up for a lot of the film, he only has Pepper - played by Gwenyth Paltrow who absolutely ruins the character and one of the worst child actors I've ever seen. Guy Pearce should not be the villain, and the one that should be - Rebecca Hall feels wasted. Iron Man 2 gets a lot of shit, but I think it's leagues better than this. This is easily the worst MCU film to date for me.
And since we're on the topic of Robert Downey Jr's filmography...
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
32%? Come on, critics. We can do better than this! It's art housy, it has Nicole Kidman and RDJ, it's shot very well. It might be a tad on the depressing side but I think it's a lovely, intimate little film. Unlike Paltrow, Downey plays wonderfully off Kidman. Diane Arbus wasn't someone I was familiar with before watching this movie, but now I'm glad I know of her work.
Thanks for hosting, Dell!