I thought that Paul Blart: Mall Cop was actually kind of fun. I'm also a big fan of Zoolander, which always makes me laugh.
I love suspense movies like Black Widow and Fatal Attraction. I also love Steel Magnolias, A League Of Their Own, Devine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, Fried Green Tomatos, etc. One of my most favorite suspense movies is Obsessed with Beyonce.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. - Oscar Wilde
I'm not sure Ladyhawke qualifies as a hated movie. I know a lot of people who are embarrassed by it, but haven't met anyone who hates it.
It's the last movie I went to that got a huge ovation at the end from everyone in the theater. When I was really little, that was common. The practice died out as society realized there was no one there to hear the cheers.
Anyway, Ladyhawke is a fabulous movie. Even if it's got some gross historical inaccuracies, it's a great story.
"Puccini cries out for spirals, but really good ones." ~ Dick Button, 1998 Worlds
I remember Lady Hawk got some good critical notices when it came out, but it was a b.o. failure.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze SO GOOD.
I love both Ladyhawk and Legend.
And I am sooo jealous of your viewing experience, it must have been incredible.
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The audience that loved the movie - mostly women, of all ages - was ready for it because of when it came out and what had come before it.
Cheesy and sickly sweet to one person is nostalgic, romantic and innocent to another. And looking a little more closely, the plot and dialogue may have been simple and formulaic, but the themes were for the most part timeless, thus connecting to the intended audience, whether it reflected an aspect of their own lives, or an idealized version of same.The fact that it's cheesy, sickly sweet and not very clever does.
Not enough misery or the meditation on the futility of life.
And I'm sure you're being sarcastic about misery and meditation on the futility of life, but the movie actually has quite a bit of that too.
Since it is the season I always loved "Silent Night, Deadly Night". It was gutted by the critics and because of protests it only stayed open for about a week. Siskel and Ebert totally didn't get it, they slammed it saying it had no value, no sense of humor, and I was like HUH? It's all campy fun, with dumb cops, dumb slasher vics and a homocidal Santa. I watched it with friends on Xmas, after It's a Wonderful Life made me gag.
"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death