Wendell of Dell on Movies has created a blog-a-thon that is very controversial as it relates to films that are beloved by critics that not many people like and those that are panned by critics that audiences do love. It is essentially a me-against-the-world mentality in what Wendell has created based on the following rules:
1. Pick one movie that "everyone" loves (the more iconic, the better). That movie must have a score of at least 75% on rottentomatoes.com. Tell us why you hate it.
2. Pick one movie that "everyone" hates (the more notorious, the better). That movie must have a score of less than 35% on rottentomatoes.com. Tell us why you love it.
3. Include the tomato meter scores of both movies.
4. Use one of the banners in this post, or feel free to create your own.
That’s not so hard. OK, here is what I’m offering.
I was one of those that never really warmed up to The Hangover. When I first saw it, I thought it was OK but not a big deal. Subsequent viewings however made me realize that everyone who thinks this movie is great is fucking wrong! How can anyone root for an immature man-child in Zach Galifianakis’ Alan who not only causes a lot of trouble but does stupid things as if people think it’s funny? Plus, you have Bradley Cooper acting like a smug asshole and Ed Helms as the moron who sings about the troubles they’re in and people think this is funny?
Can I also mention into how much I fucking dislike Ken Jeong? His Chow character is among one of the most horrific and loathsome stereotypes ever created. What is so funny about this effeminate psychopath who likes to sport around naked just so he can show off his tiny dick? The jokes aren’t funny while Heather Graham just appears as an excuse to show off one of her tits to breastfeed a baby. The fact that this film grossed a lot of money and won some awards while getting two very awful sequels is just mind-boggling.
OK, I understand that this is sort of a cult film that didn’t get its due when it first came out. Sure, it was a box office hit though anything the Wayans did afterwards weren’t that great. It is still a film that audiences watch and quote. While it is a very lowbrow and idiotic film, it is one that is still funny as it makes fun of stereotypes in the right way while the idea of two African-American FBI agents pretending to be young white women is gold. Especially in the Keenan Ivory Wayans portrays it with his brothers Shaun and Marlon playing the lead roles.
Yet, it’s not just the Wayans that stand out as Busy Phillips, Jennifer Carpenter, Jaime King, Brittany Daniel, and John Heard that get to have their moments. The MVP of this film is Terry Crews. A character like that on paper wouldn’t work but Crews manages to do so much with his charisma and extremely hilarious performance. Plus, how can anyone not like these moments…
© thevoid99 2015