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I'm not saying the worst, otherwise I would need to include the star wars sequels or transformers movies... Just some really dumb movie that somehow got praised.

For me has to be Ready Player One. That movie message is so "uhuh" obvious that is stupid, the whole nerd that saves the world in a thing that otherwise would be useless to know in real life... The so over the top evil gaming corporation. The whole 80s and 90s movies and games references get old after half an hour... And it's so pandering towards the geeks and nerds, they really want the viewer feeling really cool for knowing that is the Shining hallway, or that is a Monty python reference... Or look a GUNDAM! YOU'RE SO COOL FOR COLLECTING THOSE GUN PLA! Look we have also overwatch and halo in the background! You're so cool modern gamer!

Also the obviously attractive "nerd" hacker girl that thinks she's ugly and deformed for having a small hard to see red tint in one side of her pretty face... Cmon man. In no universe anyone would think that actress is ugly.

And the message at the end is so hilarious: Look man, you're cool for getting these references and being a real gamer is cool, but go outside more!

Is like the creators have no self awareness.

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[โ€“] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Everything everywhere all at once. The hype made this a let down, it wasn't even that good and I love weird thought provoking sci fi. This was just a goofy movie that is forgetable

[โ€“] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

Oh, I'm so glad you were not a fan. I thought I was the only one. The hype from friends was overwhelming, and I was excited to see it. BUT my wife and I couldn't finish the movie. The idea that she was THE worst version of herself was interesting, but everything else was just absurd.

[โ€“] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

bro wants to throw hands

[โ€“] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (2 children)

There Will Be Blood. Wooden acting, almost nothing happens, the soundtrack is earsplitting noise, but everyone loves it because of the "milkshake" meme at the end.

Fuck that movie. Walked out on it halfway through, read about what "happened" afterwards later (spoiler: fucking nothing) and regret nothing.

[โ€“] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

An alternative way of saying you don't enjoy subtext.

What did you think of No Country (same year, similarly dark, more action and different theming)

[โ€“] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Is that a blockbuster though? PTA movies are more on the art house side in my opinion

[โ€“] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Sure seemed like one from the amount of fucking goddamn hype it got.

[โ€“] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

It was a big hit when it came out, I remember that (I'm not sure why it made such a big splash). I also remember walking out and feeling underwhelmed because it was so hyped up (I was also 10 years younger). I've since become more familiar with Paul Thomas Anderson's work and have a better understanding now. I can tell you, There Will Be Blood is a masterclass in production and storytelling. But I also understand it's not very appealing narrative and may turn many off.

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