Inspired by the linked XKCD. Using 60% instead of 50% because that's an easy filter to apply on rottentomatoes.

I'll go first: I think "Sherlock Holmes: A game of Shadows" was awesome, from the plot to the characters ,and especially how they used screen-play to highlight how Sherlocks head works in these absurd ways.

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[-] TheGiantKorean@lemmy.world 160 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

I just looked up Event Horizon and it only got a 33%. I love that movie. It genuinely really creeped me out. Few horror films do.

[-] CarbonatedPastaSauce@lemmy.world 27 points 10 months ago

Just goes to show you some people (critics) have no taste. That movie was awesome!

[-] setsneedtofeed@lemmy.world 18 points 10 months ago

As always, it has to be kept in mind how the RT scores work. It doesn’t aggregate scores, it just aggregates if the review is positive or negative.

A movie with hundred critics saying “Yeah, the movie is fine I guess” will score higher than a movie with 90 of those critics saying “This is the best movie I’ve ever seen!” and 10 of them not really feeling it.

The concept of mass critic aggregation also just has fundamental problems compared to following and learning the tastes of a specific critic, in order to evaluate their review.

[-] TheGiantKorean@lemmy.world 16 points 10 months ago

Right? It also got a 61% audience score, which I found surprising. I always hear good things about it from people.

[-] refurbishedrefurbisher@lemmy.sdf.org 3 points 10 months ago

I thought it was cheesy, but I still enjoyed the movie.

[-] almar_quigley@lemmy.world 1 points 10 months ago

It is a horror movie so that could put a lot of folks off, especially with some of the imagery. That’s one of my favorites but just a theory on why others may not like it.

[-] ShustOne@lemmy.one 2 points 10 months ago

I love the dismissal of critics as a while because a movie you like scored low. It's a good creepy movie but it's no that good of a movie overall. It's very cheesy, the dialogue is poor, the story is minimal. It's got great creeps though.

[-] CarbonatedPastaSauce@lemmy.world 5 points 10 months ago

I enjoy critics that can clearly convey the reasons why a movie might hit or miss for their audiences. I detest critics that have to dissect a film and score it low because it doesn’t meet their art house ideals.

And there are people who feel the exact opposite of me. Which is fine.

[-] BeMoreCareful@lemmy.world 20 points 10 months ago

I watched that thinking it was just sci-fi while high as a kite in my teens.

I'm still not over it.


[-] TheGiantKorean@lemmy.world 14 points 10 months ago

My bro-in-law and I sat down to watch it thinking we'd get a good laugh out of it. After it was done, we just sat there for a while in silence.

[-] Mighty@lemmy.world 18 points 10 months ago

What? I still hold that movie as the scariest thing I've ever seen. It grips me just thinking about some scenes. It's an amazing movie. Can't believe the score

[-] mrmanager@lemmy.today 12 points 10 months ago

Indeed, that movie is actually scary! Like proper scary, not how most movies are.

[-] synae@lemmy.sdf.org 15 points 10 months ago
[-] TheGiantKorean@lemmy.world 10 points 10 months ago

JFC. I wish I could have seen some of that. I think. Maybe.

[-] Ryantific_theory@lemmy.world 5 points 10 months ago

Yeah, on the one hand it's absolutely wild and uses an incredible amount of unique work. On the other hand, it's absolutely wild and genuinely meets expectations for a portal to hell.

I'd probably want to see the full cut, eventually, but it'd definitely be an event.

[-] stephen01king@lemmy.zip 8 points 10 months ago

I also really love how competent Laurence Fishburn's character is in the movie, unlike a lot of other sci-fi horror characters.

[-] worldsayshi@lemmy.world 2 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

I remember feeling like that about "the Sphere" which came out the year after and has 13% on rotten tomatoes. I really liked it.

[-] tetris11@lemmy.ml 2 points 10 months ago

Check out Pandorum if you haven't already. I think about that movie a lot.

[-] Bonifratz@feddit.de 2 points 10 months ago

Good choice. For all the flaws the film might have, it perfectly accomplishes what it sets out to do: it genuinely fucking scares you.

[-] Aurenkin@sh.itjust.works 2 points 10 months ago

Where we're going, we don't need taste to judge

[-] irmoz@reddthat.com 2 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

Absolutely there with you. I'd defend that film to the death

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