Just stumbled across this blogathon and it is a fantastic idea. With the title Against the Crowd it is pretty self-explanatory you get to pick two films which everyone seems to love and you hate, and then a film everyone seems to hate and you love. Hosted by Dell on Movies!
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.
Do you agree with my choices, or do you think I am totally mad?
Slumdog Millionaire – Everyone loves this and I absolutely hate it!
When a film has a lot of media hype and even marketed as the feel-good film of the decade (poster above to prove it was said) heading into the cinema to see this before the Oscar win might I add. I was filled with hope that it was going to be an incredibly feel good film, but I just did not get that at all. I found it depressing and truly awful to sit through, if I wasn’t in the cinema I would have turned it off. I started this blog just after the film, so unfortunately I never actually reviewed it, which is probably a good thing really as it wouldn’t have been a nice review at all. As you can see the tomatometer from RottenTomatos.com the critics loved it with a massive 94% and the audiences being pretty close with 90% as well. There has to be others out there who share my hate for this film?
Rumor Has it – Everyone hates this and I love it
This has to be one of my guilty pleasures but what is not to like about this cast? It has a crazy story line based on The Graduate and that this is the true family that is all based on. It has funny moments, its heart warming but the critics certainly didn’t feel that way with an extremely awful tomatometer score of 20%. I honestly have no idea where my love for this actually started, the fact Kevin Costner is in it may have made me first watch it. But I have watched it many times now and honestly love it, with one of my favourite quotes in about having someone in your life. “I can live without you, I just don’t want to” – how can you not love that? I am sure some other people have to share a love for this film as well?