Movies Roger Ebert Hated That I Really Like [VIDEOS]
There is a collection of movies that critic Roger Ebert really hated, and some of them happen to movies that I really enjoy.
I found a list of 22 movies that Ebert hated on Mental Floss with quotes about why he hates them, and as I was scanning the list I found some of my favorites.
Here's what he had to say, and what I have to say about that.
Armageddon, one star. “The movie is an assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense and the human desire to be entertained. No matter what they’re charging to get in, it’s worth more to get out. ... ‘Armageddon’ reportedly used the services of nine writers. Why did it need any? The dialogue is either shouted one-liners or romantic drivel. ‘It’s gonna blow!’ is used so many times, I wonder if every single writer used it once, and then sat back from his word processor with a contented smile on his face, another day’s work done.”
I happened to really enjoy this movie when it came out, and it made Aerosmith relevant again with 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing.' Worked for me.
Hocus Pocus, one star. “Of the film’s many problems, the greatest may be that all three witches are thoroughly unpleasant. They don’t have personalities; they have behavior patterns and decibel levels. A good movie inspires the audience to subconsciously ask, ‘Give me more!’ The witches in this one inspired my silent cry, ‘Get me out of here!’”
I love this movie. It's one of my favorite family Halloween films. I saw it in theaters, and each fall I look for it on cable.
Summer School, half star. “You see it, you leave the theater, and then it evaporates, leaving just a slight residue, something like a vaguely unpleasant taste in the memory.”
I just recently watched this film again. Maybe I have a soft spot for Mark Harmon and Kirstie Alley, but I find this film entertaining and easy to watch despite the fact that there's not much to it.