What Movie Do You Hate That Everyone Else Loves?

Our mission at SAW is to foster conversations about this thing we all love (or love to hate): film/TV. Many of our features are designed with you in mind. Your opinions, to be more to the point. You have ’em. We want to hear ’em.

Question of the Day (QOTD) is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a film/TV-related question that we put to you, the reader. The comments section below is like the feedback box at work; except, in this example, we actually read what you write and care about what you have to say.

Everyone loves it. Critics, cinephiles, normies – everyone. Except you. You hate it. You can’t understand what people see in it, and you’re convinced everyone else has fallen prey to subliminal messages that you are somehow immune to.

We all have one, but what is yours? What movie do you hate that everyone else loves? 

Mine has to be A History of Violence. I can’t understand it. What’s to love about this cringe-worthy, tonally awkward movie? The performances are weird, the dialogue is awkward, character actions and motivations are all over the place and completely unbelievable, and that sex scene? What?

I’m a Cronenberg fan (Videodrome is one of my favorite movies), but A History of Violence? Like Hall and Oates said, “I can’t go for that.”

Now it’s your turn. What movie do you despise that everyone else seems to love? 

Let us know in the comments and we’ll see you in the trenches.


Author: Billy Dhalgren

“A man writes because he is tormented, because he doubts.” -Andrei Tarkovsky