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Thread #110495   Message #2319465
Posted By: Greengal
18-Apr-08 - 01:52 PM
Thread Name: BS: Films I just cannot watch easily!!
Subject: RE: BS: Films I just cannot watch easily!!
I agree that films that have meaningless violence and are just too stupid have become impossible for me the older I get.

Of course, I don't always know if I'm going to find a film unrelentingly stupid or not til I get to see it. Surprised myself when a few years ago I went to see Meet The Fockers. It was silly as anything but somehow I just laughed all through it.

But the films I know I will hate without reading a review - and I am surely in the minority here - is any film with Tom Hanks. I don't know what the fuss is about. And all his movies get great reviews, so I kept going to see them til it sunk in I don't like him (as an actor,may be a perfectly nice guy otherwise) and I haven't liked any movie he's been in. The cloying candy coated cliches spouted by Forrest Gump made me want to scream. The astronaut movie, (forgot the name) was so boring I was tempted to start doing crossword puzzles halfway through it. That overwrought never-ending Castaway where we have to watch him talking to himself for what seems like 4 hours, til he falls in love with a coconut, was the last straw. I know everyone thinks he's this great actor. But he just bores me to tears.