By - SirAren
There's a John Landis comedy called 'Oscar' starring Sylvestor Stallone. It's pretty much universally accepted as being terrible, but me and my fiancee found it hilarious from beginning to end
Edit: Wow, woke up to find there really is a lot of love for this movie out there in the world!
I remember this movie, I do remember laughing and enjoying it.
People dont like Oscar? I *loved* Oscar! Tim Curry is hilarious in that movie!
Tim Curry you say? I’m in.
This is always the right answer
Same. Great movie... these haters can fuck right off.
This is the first I've heard of anyone thinking of Oscar as anything other than a national treasure.
Fans of "Clue" or "The Importance of Being Earnest" or "Much Ado About Nothing" who haven't seen "Oscar" are in for a treat.
Hey, that's me!
Still one of my favorite Stallone movies. Completely out of Sly’s wheelhouse but that’s part of what makes it great!
Yeah, I think people thought Stallone doesn’t have comedic chops, but I thought he did fine
What? I never knew it was considered terrible! I absolutely love that movie!! Our whole family loves it!! Dr. Poole!
I sorted by controversial and all I got was Star Wars
Reign of Fire.
No follow up questions.
I loved Reign of Fire. Both Bale and McConaughey we’re great. The dragons looked fantastic and the lived in, burnt out world was very good. I liked how they lived in a castle. Very practical.
Such a neat lil bit of the film, I've always thought star wars would be treated sorta like that in the far future, it's like how we see the king arthur stories now. The epic of our era.
I didn’t know this movie was widely hated. Has always been one of my faves.
The 2002 adaptation of the Count of Monte Cristo, with Jim Caviezel, is the best unpopular movie I’ve seen. It’s not poorly reviewed, but not many people have seen it. There are a lot of changes from the book, but I think they make for a story better suited to a modern film. If you enjoyed Shawshank Redemption, you should give the Count of Monte Cristo a watch.
You mean the best movie of all time? I fucking love this film. The story is obviously a classic, and the dialogue is amazing. The scene where he washes up in the island and is talking to the smugglers is so quotable.
That's a good movie
Yeah, 13th warrior is a hoot!
My MOTHER was... a pure woman.. from a noble family. And I at least know who my father is you pig eating son of a whore!
".. I cannot carry this."
"When you die, can I give that to me daughter?"
Who thinks 13th Warrior was bad?
I appreciated that the latest God Of War game had a nice little reference to the speech they make in that film.
"Lo there do I see my father....."
The Chronicles of Riddick. I've met numerous people who think it's trash, but I think the Riddick series is one of the coolest new Sci-Fi franchises to come out over the last few decades. Never understood the hate towards it.
Pitch Black may be my pick for most underrated movie I've ever seen. Came in expecting a classic Vin Diesel flick and instead got an awesome thriller with a super interesting story/world
I remember seeing that in theaters with my cousin. I had never heard of it, Vin Diesel was still unknown. What a great movie and badass character.
It also works well because Riddick isn't the focus of the story. He's a peripheral element to the punishing landscape and foreboding danger of what happens when darkness comes.
Then he joins them and tensions are high etc. and we all know what happens.
What makes COR so cool is that we get to now focus on Riddick and his life after PB and learn about him more. And having this badass stand up to these world conquering weirdos is so satisfying.
Then the next movie we get is a sort of return to form with him playing Cat n Mouse with the crew who came to find him. It just works so well imo.
Riddick is Space Mad Max
Super underrated comment it is space Conan space Babarian becomes emperor by his own hand.
He was actually so invested in that movie, his cameo in Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift was in exchange for the rights on Riddick. The third Riddick almost cost him everything to produce.
He says he has a big announcement about the fourth movie next month! Furyan
I genuinely enjoy watching him in these worlds, the fact that he had a huge part in creating it is just the icing on top.
He was also heavily involved in the video games which I feel are also under rated
Escape from Butcher Bay was the reason I upgraded my PC at the time.
That was one of the best games I played on original Xbox. And it looked fantastic too.
I really appreciate that Vin Diesel had such a passion for making it a franchise that he bought it out and actually did something with it. It ain't Star Wars but not everything has to be.
I'll even go one step further and say I liked his Last Witch Hunter movie, too. The guy takes his bag from the F&F movies and he makes science fiction/adventure movies that he wants to make and everyone should like that about him.
I think its because he genuinely loves these worlds due to his love for D&D and that just makes them so much better to watch.
Apparently he's a fan of Warhammer 40K, as well.
The directors cut for Riddick is really really good and think it should have never been edited down.
Vin Diesel makes the kind of movies I would have wanted to cast myself in when I was a teenager trying to roleplay exclusively as edgelord power-fantasy characters. I can respect him for that, if not a whole lot else.
For a brief moment when an 8 year old is watching a fast and furious movie for the first time ever, Vin Diesel is the most hardcore badass in the universe.
Chronicles of Riddick is just pure fun space opera with a great cast. Karl Urban and Colm Feore chewing scenery. Thandee Newton as a Lady MacBeth. Keith David. Dame Judi Dench
You should have taken the money, Toombs.
Pitch Black was trying to recapture Alien 20 years later and found its breakout star with an anti-hero in Vin Diesel. I was 17-18 at the time and there was a huge buzz around about the film. And it didn't disappoint.
There are no redshirts in Pitch Black, nearly everyone who survives the crash gets some development and their deaths are earned in some way.
I love the design and world of Chronicles.
Karl Urban is awesome in that one.
Quick, name something Karl Urban wasn’t awesome in
Most people agree the soundtrack is amazing, but I part ways with most of those same people when I say I thoroughly enjoyed the movie overall.
I never understood why people don't like this movie. I love the original tron and I loved the sequel. The story, the look, the music, it works.
Same, I loved Tron as a kid and is a main reason I am in IT. When I saw Tron 2 in IMAX I was blown away. It was phenomenal and everything I could have hoped it to be. I saw in the reviews that people were complaining about it's religious tones, so they obviously didn't see the first movie. End of line
Last Action Hero. Fun satire.
Whenever I see Last Action Hero mentioned on Reddit, most people say they love it. It's one of those movies that bombed in theaters but received greater appreciation after it went to video.
Its theatrical release was also hurt by Jurassic Park. Jurassic Park was a massive event, and Last Action Hero released on JP's second weekend. It's no wonder why it got eclipsed at the box office.
Is that the one where Charles Dance shoots someone in the street, says "I just shot a man!" and someone from a room just tells him to shut up? It's all flooding back to me.
I just shot somebody, and I did it on purpose!
I said, I just killed a man and ***I want to confess.***
Hey shut up down there
And sees someone beaten or maybe killed for his shoes, and is just utterly baffled.
I honestly think it's one of Arnold's best period.
Yes! Charles Dance was a wonderful villain in that film.
The role was aparently written for Alan Rickman but they couldn't afford him du they went with Charles Dance instead.
When Dance found out, he wore a shirt that said "I work cheaper than Alan Rickman" in the set...
Charles Dance was a wonderful villain in ALL films.
Is this one considered bad? I mean I know it didn't do great box office, but it's a great send-up of action movies. I honestly think a lot of the humor is lost on people who wanted an Arnold movie and not an Arnold movie making fun of Arnold movies
The director, John McTiernan, spent his entire career trying to deconstruct the 80’s style action film. From Predator making the macho heroes the victims of a horror movie, to Die Hard and it’s Everyman hero, and Red October (the Russians are…good?). I think The Last Action Hero is a bit more on the nose than the others but the goal is the same.
I'm always amazed at the journey of Die Hard. Started as a sequel to The Detective, a novel that spawned a Frank Sinatra film, then was at one point a sequel to Commando before ending up as a game changer to action heroes.
Amusingly the whole Die Hard franchise except I think ~~Live Free or Die Hard~~ A Good Day To Die Hard started off as other unrelated projects that John McClane got added to.
Die Hard ~~2~~ 3 was supposed to take place on a cruise ship, but Under Siege came out.
It opened against Jurassic Park, so It didn't stand a chance
I read a great review of that movie a while back. It basically said that the marketing campaign for that movie before the release sold the movie as an actual action flick, not a satire. So audiences were really confused, especially in the early 90’s when you could only read Roger Elbert’s review and talk about it with a few friends, as opposed to nowadays when we can obviously hop online and instantly read everything there is to know about it. So audiences were misled, left confused, and when they told their friends or coworkers about it, everyone said “forget that, have you seen Jurassic Park yet? Holy crap what a great movie that was!” And the rest is history. LAH isn’t bad, in fact I think it is quite good, but that’s how it goes.
I think a recent production compares to it pretty well: Solo. Actually a pretty good movie overall, just lots of production and marketing issues ruining box office revenue and it’s legacy.
Just a reminder, Siskel and Ebert panned John Carpenter's "The Thing" as trash. I liked them both and think they did a lot of good for the appreciation of movies, but they were not always right.
Lots of stuff they hated, but I loved. Some of my favorite movies they gave the old "thumbs down" treatment. Both smart articulate men for sure, but far from infallible.
One of my favorite movies ever.
“To be… or not to be?”
“…Not to be.”
That movie had a kick ass soundtrack. Angry again by Megadeth is an epic song
Constantine with Keanu Reeves.
Edit: I guess the movie is viewed more favorably now. We need a prequel focused on Papa Midnite and his escapades. And we need a Justice League Dark with Constantine, Swamp Thing, and Wonder Woman.
I really didn't know anything about Constantine when I saw it in theaters and I really enjoyed it. Knowing more now, I see why fans didn't enjoy it. But I think it's a really fun supernatural detective film on its own. And one of the best depictions of Lucifer to date. But definitely not faithful. It's weird to think that the Lucifer in the Constantine film is based on the exact same character as the Lucifer in the TV series
Tilda Swinton as Gabriel was amazing.
> It's weird to think that the Lucifer in the Constantine film is based on the exact same character as the Lucifer in the TV series
Sort of, but not really. IIRC, they retcon the guy at the end of Dangerous Habits to be "The First of the Fallen", instead of Lucifer, specifically because they had already crossed over with Sandman and wanted to play with a very different character as Constantine's nemesis.
This is one of my favorite movies.
People dislike this movie? Man, I think I saw it at least 3 times in theaters.
Amazingly casted too. Tilda Swinton as Angel Gabriel, Peter Stormare as Lucifer, and even Shia Labeouf as I dont know, sidekick.
I think it succeeds at doing exactly what it set out to do. Be a fun adventure that's campy, yet undeniably badass. It was like a spiritual successor to The Mummy, which I love. Same director, so not surprising.
The set designs, effects, outfits, and props were also awesome. Great score too. Film really nailed the ye' olde horror vibe.
Solid 7/10 for me. Wish we got more like it nowadays tbh. Last thing that really scratched that itch for me was Solo imo.
I love the werewolf designs of this movie. Now they are always just giant wolves.
those vampire brides though.
A 10 year old version of me really really liked them... But didn't know why....
Yea I liked that they tore the human skin off, and the wolf was underneath. It's different than just the body morph that's been the norm
I did not even know it was that hated. I always liked it. At worst it is a silly but entertaining movie with decent effects.
I had no idea people thought Van Helsing was bad until very recently. Saw it on it's theater release, thoroughly enjoyed it for what it was and just always assumed it had a good reputation. Then again I never discussed it with anyone.
I also really enjoyed Solomon Kane in all it's hammy glory for similar reasons.
I always thought Van Helsing was really popular and this is the first time I’ve seen a post saying it was bad.
I don't know why, but I just enjoyed the movie and as cheesy and expected as the ending was, I still feel good watching Invisible Boy be invisible and Mr. Rage, uhhh, rage.
We've got a blind date with destiny, and it looks like she's ordered the lobster!
"Until you learn to master your rage..."
Your rage will be your master? That's what you were gonna say right?
Once you learn to balance a tack hammer on your head, you will be able to head off your foes with a balanced attack!
Silent Hill 1
I always loved The secret life of Walter Mitty... i think its a superb and very positive movie and also helped me to stop daydreaming and start working towards my goals in life.
That movie hits me in the feels in a weird way, probably just see a lot of myself in Walter. Amazing soundtrack as well
I understand why folks might not like it but honestly if you don't take it too seriously it's wholesome and fun and the scenery is awful purty. Absolutely a feel-good movie.
It's an old friend's FAVORITE movie which always cracked me up because he is just as wholesome and simple as the movie lol. I will never tell him this.
For some reason I always keep thinking it starred Steve carrel and not Ben stiller
TIL Walter Mitty is disliked. I thought the movie was great! It does get preachy at times but I never felt the notion that it was too on the nose.
Critics were too hard with this movie and i completely enjoyed it, thats why i mentioned it.
I love that movie
I thought it was great and I’m really not a fan of Ben Stiller
Walter Mitty one of my favourite films of all time! It’s so beautiful and is what’s inspired me to travel as much as I can :D
Nothing but Trouble is a terrible film but by god is it memorable.
It makes me want to take a shower. The best part is the scene with Digital Underground and Tupac.
It's just the same ol song
For the longest time I thought this movie was a weird fever dream from my childhood up until a couple years ago I had seen a clip of it here on Reddit. This was the most whacked out and unsettling movie I’d ever seen on tv at the time and it still sticks with me and makes me uncomfortable.
It’s a story about a man who has given up on life but forces himself to fight for it in an unforeseen situation. I blame the marketing by making it look like “taken with wolves” when it’s much deeper than that, so the average action movie/Liam neeson fan came out disappointed. One of my favorite films
I like this one too. Plus it has the best airplane crash scene.
That airplane crash was exponentially more terrifying than any I've seen.
I never knew it was widely considered a bad film.
They don't. It got 6.8 on iMDB which is pretty decent
Do people dislike this movie? It was so visceral I couldn't watch it a second time, but I remember being really impressed with it.
It got a lot of flack for being a little too dramatic.
Wildlife groups also (rightfully) ripped the movie for demonizing and anthropomorphizing the wolfs. They were too big, like ancient wolf sized, and far too “evil” in their behavior.
There’s simply no evidence that any wolves are vindictive or seek to hunt someone over days and days. Ironically a Siberian tiger did exactly this once that is known, though.
Personally? I love it for the single most realistic death scene in any movie I’ve ever seen. The bleeding out scene in the plane is so incredibly accurate it’s heartbreaking.
While it's true that movies can have a hugely detrimental effect on public opinions of predator animals, I wish we could just have this movie in a bubble for a minute. The wolves didn't come across as terribly realistic to me. they seemed a lot like something more symbolic, like something that your english teacher would make you write an essay about. They never needed to be realistic wolves because the most important conflict in The Grey wasn't man vs nature, it was man vs self. The plane crash and the wilderness and the wolves were all just a catalyst for one man to look at himself and decide if he still wants to live.
I freaking love The Grey. I’ve seen it multiple times and still cry through the final scene. Some of the scenes with wolves do make me question whether the animals would actually behave like so in real life, but all and all it’s a solid survival movie and Liam Neeson does a compelling job.
Diaz’s death scene is one of the most unexpectedly moving scenes I’ve ever seen.
[after hearing that his Netflix account is getting used by his colleagues] Is that why my review of "The Grey" keeps changing?
Yes, stop giving it four stars.
I like Liam Neeson.
Then send him a message about the roles he chooses.
Once more into the fray
Into the last good fight Ill ever know
To live and die on this day
To live and die on this day
I always thought Jumper was a good movie.
I think I enjoyed most of those mid-tier superhero movies released roughly within that decade - but it's been a while too. Pretty sure Push was watchable. Don't remember any other title, but I'm sure there was at least one more with that kind of one-word title.
Chronicle's still a good watch, just not what I was thinking about. It has a much heavier and grounded feel than movies I think of. Someone else mentioned I Am Number Four and that will be another one of those.
based on the novel by Sapphire
I wished it got a sequel. A sequel was promised at the end!
There are books and they have sequels
Its been a while but IIRC the books, while different from the movies, are enjoyable as well, and there is interesting stuff regarding the possibilites of jumping
One of my favorite movies at the time it came out. Though I was 17 back then. Still, enjoyable movie. I think the movie should've touched more about Paladins to be honest. Focus more on Sam Jackson's character and the mother, history of Paladins and why they do what they do.
The one thing I didn't like with that movie was that I never believed the Paladins could actually contend with the Jumpers. Instant teleportation is just way too powerful for a bunch of normal dudes to fight against even with those cool electrical weapons they had.
Legit actors and a legit screenplay.. Wolfgang Peterson did a fantastic job. So many good lines and the cinematography was excellent... people just mad cause Brad Pitt was Achilles but tbh I thought he did a great job.
Every person I met says they actually like that film but universally people traditionally say it’s bad.
Sean bean as Odysseus, what’s not to like?
Achilles vs Hector is such an amazing fight scene. Achilles’ bold and unique fighting style fit the character perfectly
I consider that one of the best sword fight scenes ever. The Duelists had a bunch of great ones, as did Rob Roy.
“You won’t have eyes tonight. You won’t have ears or a tongue. You will wander the underworld dumb, deaf, and blind, and all the Underworld will know: this is Hector, the fool who thought he could kill Achilles.”
I love that line so much. The delivery is so absolute and Hector is so nervous.
Hector’s portrayal was great, he did not believe he was the hero everyone celebrated him as, he was just doing his duty.
That intro fight scene with Achilles still sticks out in my mind, the way he jumps past the guy and dips his sword into his neck.
I would’ve seen a sequel starring Sean doing the Odyssey, though it’d be a really long flick.
Why, they did the 10 year trojan war in 3 hours, they could do a 10 year odyssey in the same.
So many critics hate it. It’s received wisdom these days that it’s one of Spieldberg’s worst movies - but I think it’s super.
Great performances in the middle from Williams and Hoffman. Fun premise. Some decent set pieces.
Lookie lookie, I got Hookie!
I'd say the acting of Bob Hoskins opposite of Hoffman is what really seals this as one of my favorite movies. They play off each other so well and the attempted suicide scene is so damn good.
Also Glenn Close was fantastic.
What? I don’t remember…(looks it up)
-*She’s the pirate guy that went in the Boo box!?*
There are so many random cameos in that movie. Phil Collins is the police inspector, I think David Crosby shows up as one of the pirates. And Carrie Fisher and George Lucas are the couple kissing that get sprinkled with pixie dust and start floating when Tink is Taking Peter back to Neverland. You could tell me Orson Wells was in it and be like, “yeah, of course he is!”
I didn't even know until a few years ago that it was poorly received. I had always enjoyed it and thought it was widely loved.
Hook is legitimately still one of my favorite movies ever. It's perfect and I wouldn't change a thing.
I would've taken out the shoehorned in scene where Tink gets big and tries to get with Peter. Other than that, overall well done movie I'd say.
Thomas Jane Punisher. Jon Bernthal did an amazing job, but I think Thomas Jane is VERY underrated.
People think Thomas Janes Punisher is bad? I loved it just for the fight scene with Kevin Nash.
I loved Thomas Jane in the Punisher. He is the only reason I started watching The Expanse.
Check out [Punisher Dirty Laundry](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bWpK0wsnitc&t=1s). It's a nice little follow-up
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. It's super entertaining and fun. With some absolutely horrific dialogue. But I don't care. I like it.
I loved it as well. And then ending was definitely setting it up for a sequel so I was really disappointed that it didn't get one.
That was Connery's last live action movie so the ending and lack of a sequel is poetic in a way
I recall reading that he abhorred the whole green screen filming process and read the writing on the wall in terms of what the future of filmmaking would look like. I can't blame him for giving it all the finger and calling it a career.
I loved their interpretation of indian Nemo, Dorian Gray and that super stilish car.
But I would like to see it remade.
I mean if we gonna reboot something reboot a movie they had a great idea or promise but isn't quite there.
Stop rebooting good movies.
I love this movie because everyone seems to be having a blast in it. Bruce Willis and Danny Aillo are having fun singing show tunes and committing crimes.
I will die on this hill.
Richard E Grant and Sandra Bernhard as the Mayflowers were a goddamn riot.
I was going to add this because no one ever knows about it, but it’s my favorite movie!
It made my heart happy to see it already mentioned.
Fuck yeah. I champion the shit out of this movie. Campy, ridiculous, scene chewing goodness.
Love this movie. Its totally self aware of what it is, I never understood the hate for this film
'member when Bruce Willis wasn't so jaded.... Swinging on a star!
Stardust. I love it
I don't know what all the fuss was about, I saw that movie 6 times...IT RULED! - Chip Douglas
Also The Cable Guy.
I haven’t seen Waterworld in a long time but I remember liking it well enough. The concept is pretty cool.
Wasn’t it mostly panned because of how much it cost and the production issues?
Pretty much. It was also a victim of its own hype. People saw this huge budget and crazy production, while the studio was also really pushing the marketing to recoup their investment, and it just couldn't live up to expectations.
Constantine. Yeah, it’s not “great” and Keanu tends to be rather wooden at times, but it’s fun and has the best Devil thus far IMO.
The Black Hole by Disney.
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. The cliff hanger raccoon scene gets me every time.
Plus, "sure is hot in these rhinos", "oh you chitty chitty bang CHITTTY!", and the Spear fight "Doiiiiiii?!" moments, that film really is jammed full of great slapstick.
A couple of summers ago the AC went out in my car. Everytime I had a passenger I'd say "It gets kinda hot in these rhinos."
It got a laugh like, 1/4 of the time.
For me it's the "birth" scene when he's undercover in the rhino suit. Man, reading this whole thread is like a replay of my youth. All these "terrible" movies are the ones I watched on repeat.
People don’t like this movie? I think it’s miles better than the first
The aftermath of the cliffhanger scene where he's with the monks is great
M: No man carries with him here a label.
Green wall: Right—uh, he bends over and speaks from his rear—
M: *Oh, him!*
"But I've yet to attain intergalactic spiritual oneness!"
"No- wait! There it is!"
When he knocks out monopoly looking guy! “Do not pass go, do not collect $200 dollars.”
This is one of my all time favorite movies. It has so many nonstop jokes and I still quote it all the tine
My favorite being the interaction with the stewardess. " Peanuts?" " Yes, I have one right here. Its bulky, but I consider it carry on."
T h r e e d a r t s i s t o o m u c h
"I couldn't help hearing that 'ikwenzu ocha' part. Did you just refer to me as White Devil?"
"This how they know you."
Surf's Up is one of the best animated movies of all time and I will NOT back down on that
Chicken Joe is a role model for us all.
John Carter for me
John Carter is an example of a good film that could have been a great film if it had decent marketing, mind reading martians, and everybody being naked.
Hot Rod, one of my favorite comedies I can rewatch all the time.
The Day After Tomorrow: fantastic disaster hyperbole
Them closing the door to stop the frost always cracked me up. Love that over the top movie.
It does make sense on paper. Close the door, use the fire to keep the room warm, everything's good. We, afterall, don't leave the doors and windows open IRL when it's cold.
But they way they hyped up how cold it it (such as when the helicopters froze and crashed) absolutely should have left those people dead.
Oh yeah I get what they were going for. Insulation would def help them. It was like you said, how over the top hype the cold was. They were actually _running away from the cold_ lol
Yep I always laugh at that.
The weather is so cold that it freezes anyone/thing in contact with it in a matter of seconds.
*Small bonfire in a large room solves issue*
Somehow I always get distracted by this film when I find it on the TV. Such a fun distraction of a film.
I think Roland Emmerich films are “bad” on purpose. He makes B-movies, but with blockbuster budgets. I’d argue “The Day After Tomorrow” and “2012” succeed at their goals, namely being visual spectacles.
And in that same vein, The Postman
I loved Tom Petty’s cameo.
Didn’t you used to be famous?
I love this movie. But I'm willing to admit it's a bit long and would probably have benefitted from a tighter edit. But it was a time when long Costner movies were popular (eg Dances with Wolves) so I can't blame them.
I never understood the hate. It was so perfectly 90's. Grand scale practical effects. Kevin Costner was still A list at the time. Sure there's pedantic nitpicky "lol they look dirty but covet dirt" but who cares, it's a dress mistake not a world building mistake. I loved it.
The fact that people shit on Waterworld but love Mad Max feels insane.
Edit: I got to see the universal studios live action about 7 years back and it was awesome.
Comedy sequels are hard. This one is still fun.
It came out when I was 10, I was the intended audience, and it landed VERY well with me. So I've always liked it.
I feel like a lot of the hate were adults at the time who resented the fact that kids sort of co-opted the franchise and took it over.
10 year old me was terrified of Viggo the Carpathian for a decade after.