Thursday, 28 September 2017

Richee's Top 5 Loved Films I Just Don't Like


So it's been a while since I've done a Top 5 list, so I thought why not double up and do this list, then another list of hated films I like. Four of these five films I've actually rated on podcasts through Virgin Viewings, so if you want to get the full movie bastard experience I'll slap some links on this bad boy. Without further ado my top 5 loved films I just don't like in no particular order.

5. Toy Story 2 - The movie review that got me the nickname the Movie Bastard, I believe the review for the Toy Story trilogy is no longer available due to that podcast going belly up. But to sum it up I wasn't a fan of Jessie the cowgirl or the story in general. I just felt it was a poor follow up to the original movie. However I'm very much alone in this opinion. The film has a 7.9 on IMDb, and is the only film on the list not to be in IMDb's top 250 films, but it is the only film to get a whopping 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

4. Inglourious Basterds - When this film came out it was following on from the Kill Bill movies, which again I didn't think were great. I was hoping this would be a step in the right direction, but unfortunately this film just bored me. The over long dialogue that dragged the film out and the comedic moments just took me out of this film. Plus, it stars Eli Roth, which put it on the back foot as I'm not a fan of anything he has done all been in. The film has an 8.3 IMDb, and is number 98 in the all time 250. It also scored 88% Rotten Tomatoes.

3. 2001: A Space Odyssey - The classic Stanley Kubrick film which I had never seen until The Layla sat me down for a Virgin Viewings. What happened next Layla did not expect, as I did not enjoy this film. I liked the part with Hal but other then that I found this film dull and just confusing. I'd highly recommend the podcast for this one to hear one of the best Richee vs Layla shows we've done (listen here). The film has 8.3 on IMDb, is rated 91 in the top 250, it also scored  94% Rotten Tomatoes.

2. Dunkirk - This is a film everyone loved and I had many an argument with my friends about why I scored it so low. I go into more detail in the podcast (listen here) but to sum it up I didn't like the characters or feel like they were fleshed out enough. Plus I didn't like the way the story was told, as the time line goes backwards and forwards to show the time between a week, a day and an hour. Again, the film has an 8.3 on IMDb, is 82 in the top 250, and has a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

1. Vertigo - The great Alfred Hitchcock is one of the best directors in history, but even with that being the case I just could not get into Vertigo. Another Virgin Viewing for me, I just felt like this film was over rated for what it was, lacking the usual tension of Hitchcock's other work. I just didn't enjoy this film as a whole. I tried searching for the original review, but I think it's been lost, as its from 2013 when we were with a different podcast site. The film has an 8.4 on IMDb, is rated 72 on the top 250, has a score of 97% on Tomatoes, and is one of Leigh's favourite films of all time.

So there's my top five, have you got any films that everyone loves but which leave you lacking? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading Richee


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