10 Popular Movie Redditors Just Can’t Get In
Top Gun: Maverick’s The recent release and subsequent success has proven that there is still a huge market for fan-favorite classics. However, not all popular films of the past are universally loved. There are many films that have been critically acclaimed and doted on the masses that leave some people completely in awe.
Let it be the last Harry Potter disappointing delivery of the film or the audio quality of The Batmanthere are many elements in popular movies that Redditors just can’t like.
Superior Gun (1986)
The first one Superior gun The film was a commercial success, due to the amalgamation of its impeccable cast, thrilling action scenes, impressive soundtrack, and charming story elements. The film’s popularity and success were a big part of the reason for its sequel’s release 36 years later, but not everyone was looking forward to it.
Recognized Redditor Moviessuck Superior gunbut was unimpressed with the film, stating, “It never did anything for me. But I understand that besides lightning dance and Beverly Hills Cop, it ushered in an era of “MTV/Bruckheimer-style” high-octane blockbusters that dominated the 80s and 90s and has influenced blockbuster cinema to this day. As well as setting a new standard for military involvement in big-budget cinema.”
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2001: A Space Odysseyin it was considered one of the best science fiction films of its time, containing some of the best quotes from Stanley Kubrick’s films. While there’s quite a bit the film got wrong about the future, the screen adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s text is still admired for its gripping narrative and ambitious special effects. However, not everyone liked the film’s widely acclaimed scenes.
Reddit user SamWinchester1974 said he “LOVED outer space… I just can’t stand the 20 minute intro with the monkeys and a lot of other scenes are completely dragged out. There’s no probably only had 2 or 3 scenes that I enjoyed. I wanted to like this movie, but I just couldn’t get into it.”
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s dark and now widely criticized tale, heart of darkness, Revelation now tells the story of Captain Willard who is tasked with bringing the death of Colonel Kurtz, who is hiding in the depths of Cambodia on his own renegade mission. Set during the Vietnam War, the film is acclaimed for its commentary on how war works and the human condition. Despite its importance, the film did not impress all of its viewers.
Redditor CartoonBeardy explained that they “admire the making of the film, I understand the story. But I find it too ‘small’… It just feels like a portmanteau of random moments saying ‘war is crazy’ again and again and finally just ended.Like I say, I admire it and the Herculean task of getting it produced, but as a movie to watch, I just can’t commit to it.
The Departed (2006)
Widely considered one of the best gangster films of the 2000s, The dead was a massive hit upon release, receiving huge acclaim from fans, critics, and awards committees. The film thrived on its ensemble cast, fast-paced storytelling, and memorable dialogue. But his charm didn’t work on his entire audience.
It took Reddit user JurassicNublar several times to finally go through the whole movie: “After the 4th try I finally watched the whole thing. Honestly, I don’t know what it was, I liked the actors, I like the director, I like the genre, but something about this movie just didn’t grab me.”
The Original Star Wars Trilogy (1977 – 1983)
star wars became one of the most expansive, profitable and famous film franchises of the time. The original trilogy is particularly credited with paving the way for the series’ success and is hailed for its notable achievements such as its introduction of complex characters, impressive world-building, use of effects, and a punchy soundtrack. But even this series is subject to its criticisms.
Redditor LearnHumility noted how much they loved Han “but everything else is meh. The action is slow, non-Ford gameplay is random, and the costume designs just aren’t that great in my opinion. story is pretty good but you have things like Leia being a Skywalker going nowhere and Luke coming off as a Gary Stu, he barely trains but in the 3rd movie he’s like this almighty Jedi.
The Batman (2022)
The latest adaptation of The Caped Crusader has made waves in the industry, with many praising its plot and direction, performances by Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz, and the film’s overall darker vibe. While the film has been constantly compared to adaptations of its Batman predecessor, The Batman has proven itself and has many fans waiting for its next installment.
Despite being one of the highest-grossing movies of this year and its many notable qualities, not all viewers were impressed. Redditor C_TheQBee wasn’t as won over by the movie: “I tried 3 times to watch it. It mostly seemed like Robert Pattinson posed in costume sometimes, sometimes not. Dialogue too low… I just couldn’t browse it.”
Before there was Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessthe representation of the dream walk, there was that of Christopher Nolan Creation. With a star-studded cast, an intriguing concept, and gripping storytelling, the film was destined to perform well and exceeded the expectations of most viewers — but not all.
Reddit user NeatHedgehog thinks “they really underused the whole dream idea…apart from being a framing device, it didn’t amount to much. All kinds of crazy, nonsensical stuff happen in dreams, but instead they opt for the most mundane, simple, real-life or action-movie-style dreams? I mean, that’s what the movie has been, so it makes sense from that perspective, I guess. It just seems like they could have done more.”
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
One of Audrey Hepburn’s most memorable performances was her portrayal of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Besides Audrey’s acting, the film is remembered for notable elements such as its use of fashion and the portrayal of Holly’s suffering among New York’s elite and powerhouse.
The movie has since become a classic with many renowned elements, like having one of the most iconic glasses in movie history, but isn’t unanimously adored. Redditor BlueHighwindz thought “The plot was all over the place, it never seemed to go anywhere. I just passed out watching. It was one of those movies that really makes you want to check your Twitter feed.”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)
The praise received by the Harry Potter the book series ensured that the film adaptations would also receive equal fame and prosperity, and the new release Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets proves this profitable heritage. However, fans of the books were disappointed that many of the best quotes and scenes were omitted from the releases, with some even openly despising the film series.
Reddit user newb0rn11 hates the last film in the series in particular: “I thought it was a bad way to end the series. There was very little reward in the final duel between Harry and Voldemort, and some of the larger parts of the book were skimmed to make way for bigger explosions.”
The Avengers (2012)
Over the past decade, the MCU has topped much of the film industry’s most anticipated movies list; now, the franchise is also slowly taking over the small screen with Disney+’s ever-growing list of MCU series. Of course, this ramp-up started in phase one with the team that started it all: The Avengers. Despite their immense popularity, MCU movies aren’t for everyone, and The Avengers was mostly criticized by many viewers.
Redditor peachy-mean said that “it had a charismatic cast and some great lines (which were then slammed into the ground by the sudden outburst of the Avengers fandom) but that was basically it. Everything else felt unoriginal, rushed and predictable.”
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