Sunday, August 15, 2010

Day 11- A film that you hate

Well, I only have one answer for this one. I can think of plenty of movies I dislike, but genuinely, honestly, truly hate? That's reserved for something really special. It takes a lot of energy to hate. And I can only think of one movie I happily will spend that much energy on, hating it.

The Matrix (1999). You know, I don't even think hatred is a strong enough word for what I feel for this film. And a large portion of that hatred is wrapped up in the fact that many subsequent movie fights were ruined by this film. They became exaggerated caricatures of fights. Heavily choreographed, slow motioned, impossible, stupid. Not all films, obviously, but enough to raise my hatred towards The Matrix with every one I saw. Besides that, I just plain can't stand anything about that movie, from plot to characters to everything in between and beyond. It's the only movie I can say that about.

2 comments:

  1. Wow. Didn't see that one coming. I understand why you don't like it, though: it's a film that isn't just style over substance, it's style instead of substance, and it does seem to have had a stylistic effect on some of the films that have followed it.

    That said, I really enjoyed the first movie. It's fluff, but I found it to be entertaining fluff. The sequels...truly appalling.

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  2. Hee. Yes, this movie makes me foam at the mouth with rabid, wild-eyed, passionate hatred. The wave of animosity rises in my gut just hearing it mentioned, or seeing the DVD case. I have it bad. :-D

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