26 thoughts on “What “great” movie didn’t you get?”

  1. For me also “2001 – A Space Odyssey”. Beautiful, cutting edge tech at the time, outstanding musical score, cinematography….breathtaking movie. But I didn’t get it, and no longer care.

  2. 2001 deliberately had most of its story removed, supposedly. It ended up being just showing off the special effects with a bare excuse plot. But the book wasn’t MUCH better…

    For me, it’s the entire Star Wars series. I liked the three good movies, I saw them in theaters in the late 70s and early 80s… but for some reason they’ve become some ridiculously over hyped cultural force that makes absolutely no sense at all. Characters that appeared in three frames where you could only see their right ear got hundreds of books of fanfiction — sorry, ‘expanded universe’ — dedicated to their noble and tragic backstories.

    Even as a kid, I could tell how derivative the stories were, but they were reasonably entertaining… but not enough to make me want to dedicate my entire life to it, and make even more ascended fanfiction — sorry, prequels — of it…

  3. Lost in Translation, as well. Boring and stupid, I kept waiting for it to get good. It never did. Sophia Coppola is the biggest fraud in Hollywood. I have yet to see a film of hers that was worth spending money on. Marie Antoinette was absolute drivel.

  4. I thought ya’ll were going to say something like “Adaptation”, “Fargo”, “No Country For Old Men”, “Magnolia”, “Pans Labyrinth”, or any of the Transformers movies. But princess bride & lost in translation? I thought those were cerbreal & so enjoyable. I totally agree with 2001 though.

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