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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.
It has happened to us all. A friend or colleague recommends a movie to you that they absolutely adored. Maybe all the chatter in the office that day is on the latest blockbusters. Either way, you get intrigued and decide to see what all the fuss is about. You rent the movie or purchase a ticket and settle comfortably into your seat for the next 90 to 120 minutes. When the credits roll, you sit up and go, “This is what people call good?!” You cannot begin to fathom why someone would like this movie, let alone recommend it.
So the question I ask today is: What movie does everyone else seem to love that you just cannot get into?
It’s Time Bandits for me. I watched it the first time and thought it was extremely slow, boring, and terrible. People called me crazy for not appreciating it. Then I rewatched it for the Top 50 Time Travel Movies list, and still didn’t think it deserved all the attention it has gotten.
Sure, I’ll admit I liked it a tad better the second time, but it was still not that good. The story is bizarre (especially that ending), and it’s just so dull. Yet, all my friends at SAW continue to say that it is a great film and that I’m just not understanding the film. And maybe I am, but I doubt I am going to be giving this film a third viewing anytime soon.
So what about you, folks? What movie can you not get into despite all the love thrown its way?
I’ll see you in the trenches.