A lot of popular movies truly suck, the only reason behind their success is the hype on social media and evidently, advertising. People no longer pick movies based on whether they're actually good or not, they just go with the flow and pretend to love whatever everyone else is obsessing about at the moment.
This phenomenon is driving a lot of people crazy. There's nothing worse than seeing everyone talk about some popular movie that isn't even that good.
The Redditors below decided so confess the popular movies they actually hated, you might agree with some of them and some of them might even offend you.
“Bird Box. It really seems like someone thought up the cool premise and then they tried to force a script into it. Although i gotta say, the scene with the parking sensors in the car was super cool.”
“Frozen. Watched it once, thought “eh Disney” and 6 years later remnants of it still continue to surface”
“La La Land. It was just a love letter to musicals of the past. Well-done, but not groundbreaking or particularly memorable in and of itself. All of my friends who had never really seen musicals went crazy for it and I couldn’t stand hearing the songs from it played.”
“Ready Player One was horrendous and should have been offensive to anyone who’s ever played a video game, something which Spielberg has clearly never done.”
“Fucking Gravity. I hated that movie. I work for an aerospace firm that makes stuff for the ISS. That movie felt like a reason to get Sandra Bullock in her skimpies. Space isn’t sexy. Space is full of a rats nest of cables and 30 year old equipment that’s miraculously being kept on life support by an extremely dedicated group of engineers.
That, and what the fuck was satellite debris doing in the same orbit as the ISS?”
“Jurassic World. I don’t get how it became so popular. I secretly want the dinosaurs to win and eat all the main characters.”
The Hunger Games is probably my favorite book series, but the first three movies suck. I didn’t watch the last one.
Edit: First Silver! Yay! 😀
Edit 2: I’m going to look for the Battle Royale books! :)”
“I’m not afraid to clearly state my opinion of anything
I don’t like any of the current crop of action movies”
“The notebook. I don’t get what’s so romantic about a guy hanging on a ferris wheel to make you go on a date with him. That’s basically blackmailing.”
“Sausage Party, all critics liked it because it had “meaning” but I thought it was an immature and obnoxious experience.”
It’s a live action Fern Gully.”
“”Lincoln” was a mind-numbingly boring movie that’s “highlights” were Daniel Day-Lewis being Daniel Day-Lewis with a fake beard. I majored in Political Science (pro-tip: DON’T). I knew what was going on and the maneuverings that were happening and etc. Did not change the fact that it was an insanely boring movie.
“The Room is incredible because it tried so earnestly to be an excellent film and flopped spectacularly. Movies like Sharknado are boring (to me) because they try so hard to be quirky. Huge difference.”