Movies I Have Watched This Year That You Should Die Without Ever Having To See

It seems like I’ve seen a lot of unsatisfactory movies this year. I used to be ALOT more discerning about whether or not I really wanted to see a movie before I rented it, because it costs so much to rent (plus, every time Josh and I rent something we forget to take it back and end up paying 2 or 3 times as much as we were supposed to). But now that we have NetFlix and all the free services online that let you stream movies and tv shows, I’m a little more inclined to watch some things I would never have paid money for. So I made a list of a few movies that I think would be a waste of your time to see, to save you some time, money and aggravation. Alot of these are movies you have probably seen already (poor you). Here goes:(in no particular order)

Vantage Point– I typically don’t like the action movie genre because they rarely have thoroughly developed plot lines or developed characters. You could watch this whole movie and never feel a single emotion or intrigue. The story did not allow you to attach yourself to any particular character. The plot had a lot of potential but ended up being just a very short and underdeveloped story that could have been awesome (had someone else made the movie!) I was disappointed because it had Matthew Fox in it who plays a character from the TV show Lost that I really love. Oh well, maybe someone will do a really good remake in 10 or 20 years.

The Happening– my second biggest (movie) disappointment of the year. My second favorite movie maker of all time is M. Night Shyamalan. I do not love all of his movies, but the ones that I am not crazy about, I dislike for very different reasons than I dislike The Happening. The acting was bad, there was not enough dialog, no character depth, unneccesarily gory, thin plot, unsatisfactory ending. Seemed like a B-movie to me. I still cannot believe the same man made Signs.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith– I would never have chosen to rent this one but friend of ours likes it and wanted us to watch it, so against my better judgement, we did. Oh my word, talk about a ditzy popcorn movie. It was WAY too long, if it had been about an hour and a half, I don’t think I would have as much hatred for it as I do (it’s 2 hours). They just didn’t know where to stop! I am not a romantic comedy fan anyway (and since it had a lot of action movie earmarks) this one took the cake. I hate movies where the most attractive cast is picked all the way down to the garbage men and maids (I don’t think there was a garbage man or maid in this movie but you catch my drift). The story and the “look” of the entire cast was nauseatingly unrealistic.

Rambo First Blood– I did not know who to cheer for. I need a hero, I guess.

The Terminator– How in the world was this movie a hit? The dialog was very poorly written, I hate movies with purposeful bad lighting, the whole thing was just plain weird.

Raising Arizona- Had some funny moments, but overall a real wast of time. Really dumb is the best way to describe it.

Prince Caspian– My biggest disappointment of the year. I love the book as much as if I had written it myself and I felt like Andrew Adamson spit and stomped on it until in only vaguely resembled the original masterpiece. The spirit of the book as written by Lewis was just not in the movie. At all.


3 Responses

  1. ditto on all except First Blood. I like Rambo. He’s just misunderstood. The Terminator was fine back in the day but I’d only watch it now for nostalgia’s sake.

  2. Hi there 🙂

    -Agreed (bored me, oddly enough, because I usually like those kinds of movies)
    -Haven’t seen The Happening yet
    -No desire to see Rambo whatsoever
    -Agreed (dumb!)
    -And I think you may very well (seriously) be the only other person I know of that disliked Prince Caspian as much as I did, and for the same reasons.

    The whole time I was watching it I was thinking, “That’s not right…that part is SO not the same as the book…what on earth!?” So yeah, definitely not so happy with that one!

  3. Well, I guess this is the first time it payed to NOT be “well read!” I WISH I could say that I had read Prince Caspian, but for some terrible and unknown reason, I did not. Therefore, as an uneducated movie-goer, I LOVED Prince Caspian. I had absolutely nothing to compare it to. I enjoyed the filming, action, and the revisiting of characters I’d enjoyed in Narnia (which, fortunately I HAVE read!). I took my kids and they all loved it. Now that Luke is reading the book, he is complaining that the movie wasn’t true to Lewis’ work, but in our case, IGNORANCE WAS BLISS!

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