Originally Posted by Focker
If you didn't even finish watching it, hard to really have an opinion on the film overall, isn't it? We all have different taste in movies, just like anything else...but yeah, you're very much in the minority for "hating it" lol. It had an 86% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, and the audience score was even higher at 90%. There are films everyone else loved that I didn't like, as well, though...but I do think it's hard to hate something you didn't even really see....just my opinion.
Rottentomatoes ratings don't really mean much though. There's lots of movies that received horrible reviews there that are quite good. Then the average super hero movie on there seems to always get a 90% or higher. What the heck..I don't even know why I bother with that website. About as bad as Metacritic or Amazon reviews. I don't even know how I determine what movies to see anymore. I guess it's mainly what it's about, who is in it and the director. A good trailer helps. I'm more likely to see a Drama over an action film though. I almost never see comedies at the theater. Couldn't pay me to see a horror movie. Only saw two horror movies in the theater before...
Usually when I watch a movie I can sometimes tell within 10-15 minutes if i'd love it or hate it. If I watch half of a movie and hate absolutely every single thing about it then chances are it's not going to get much better. "Godzilla" and "10,000BC" are some examples. I wish I had just turned off many movies I forced myself to sit through. "Blood and Bones" was just non-stop scenes of one guy making everyone around him miserable. I also hated every rotten minute of "On the Road". Should have turned that off.
There's a few rare movies where I disliked the first half and then it ended up being a perfect 10 type movie. I think the last movie like this was "Samurai Rebellion". Started out super slow for me and then things got interesting. I'm trying to think of some other examples.
Some other movies you do need to sit through until the end to really appreciate. "Schultze Gets the Blues" was like that.
BTW has anyone had a movie they hated on the first viewing but now it's a favorite? For me it's "The Great Escape" and "Stalag 17". I also disliked "New World", but now love it. Not sure what changed.
I've also found that some movies you can't appreciate until you're much older. I was bored to death by "Tokyo Story" when I was 16 but now I love it.