5 movies that deserve more hate

Here at there are dozens, if not hundreds, of lists about the best movies, underrated movies, and hidden gems on Netflix that you should check out. Today, we’re going in a different direction with movies you might be better off avoiding altogether.

For the most part, the movies we’ve chosen for this list aren’t overrated, but they’re less hated. And while some of these movies have their fans, we weren’t the first critics to bury them…and for good reason. These are the five movies that deserve more hate.

Tenet (2020)

Robert Pattinson and John David Washington in Tenet.
Warner Bros. Pictures

For anyone who feels Christopher Nolan can do no wrong, here’s Exhibit A in the case against Nolan Principle, This is not meant to discredit Nolan’s success dark Knight Trilogy or their amazing one-off movies like start, interstellarAnd oppenheimer, But Principle It’s a confusing mess of a film that looks as if Nolan bought it as part of his promotion. The film doesn’t even bother to give its lead character, John David Washington, a name. He’s just the “hero”.

Audiences can usually follow time travel stories, so it’s quite easy to understand that someone from the future is coming back to destroy the past. Principle It’s really complicated with hard-to-follow ideas like reversed time and entropy that may look good on the page. In practice, those concepts become Principle Difficult to see. This is a rare misfire on Nolan’s part, and it deserves all the hate it gets, and then some.

Do not rent or buy Principle On Google Play, Prime Video, YouTube and Apple TV+.

Crash (2003)

Artists of Crash.

There are some people who never forgive crash To win the Best Picture award at the Oscars Human Error, but why dislike crash For him when there are so many other reasons to hate it? Off the top of my head, let’s start by talking about how the movie involves a racist white policeman, John Ryan (Matt Dillon), during a traffic stop with a black woman, Christine Thayer (Thandiwe Newton), and her own husband. molests in front of. , before Ryan ultimately becomes a hero when he saves Christine’s life by pulling her from a burning car later in the film.

Director Paul Haggis and his co-writer Robert Moresco wanted crash To be a film that explores race and racism, and racial epithets flow freely. But this is a movie that feels like it doesn’t even understand its own subjects. That’s why almost every character in this movie seems like an imitation of the way real people act.

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The Many Saints of Newark (2021)

Alessandro Nivola in The Many Saints of Newark.
Warner Bros. Pictures

concept of a sopranos A prequel movie definitely seemed like a good idea at the time. and yet The Many Saints of Newark It begins with the ridiculous notion of the late Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) narrating the film from beyond the grave. The film ends with Christopher claiming that he went to Hell for Tony Soprano, which was a completely surprising way to go out of the story.

Some parts of this movie work really well, especially Michael Gandolfini’s take on the role of young Tony Soprano, a character made famous by Michael’s father, the late James Gandolfini. There’s no real story to speak of, except for Tony’s relationship with Christopher’s father, Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola). That’s why the ending is so incomplete. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised. After all, lack of resolution is a kind of trademark move. the Sopranos Producer David Chase.

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Water for Elephants (2011)

Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon in Water for Elephants.
20th century studios

It’s just a coincidence that there are two Robert Pattinson movies on this list. If we really wanted to stack Pattinson, we could have included any of these evening movies or Remember me With its infamous 9/11 ending. cause we’re taking water for Elephants The thing that works is that it is a romance film based on a successful romance novel with two lead characters without any romantic chemistry! This is the kind of thing that chemistry reading tests were invented to solve for during the casting stage.

Pattinson plays Jacob Jankowski, a veterinary student who joins the circus to care for the animals. While there, Jacob falls in love with Marlena Rosenbluth (Reese Witherspoon), the wife of circus owner, August Rosenbluth (Christoph Waltz). Theoretically, we were supposed to see Jacob and Marlena bond as they treated her performing elephant, Rosie. And yet none of this translates into a believable on-screen romance. There may be worse movies, but this one deserves hate too.

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The Hangover Part III

Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms in The Hangover Part III.
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Someday, perhaps Hollywood executives will realize that not every film needs to be turned into a trilogy. Even its sequel was being pushed hangoverBut The Hangover Part III It lacks so much substance that it stops being a comedy. Do you want to see a giraffe meet a horrible end on the freeway because Alan Garner (Zach Galifianakis) is so stupid? Because it is played here for fun, and there is no benefit to be gained from it.

This time, the Wolf Pack reunites to get Alan the mental help he desperately needs. The sequel begins when the group’s old enemy Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong) breaks out of prison, and a rival criminal, Marshall (John Goodman), Alan, Phil Vanek (Bradley Cooper), and Stu Price (Ed Helms) ) blackmails. ) to help him get back the gold that Chow stole from him, otherwise he will kill their friend Doug Billings (Justin Bartha). All of this could have been a lot more entertaining had the movie been more entertaining.

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