Talking about Cinema is always a pleasure for me because this is - by far - one of the subjects that I like to write about the most. Even when I have to comment on bad movies - which is the proposal of the contest this month - I think it's interesting because every story has two sides and the entertainment field it's definitely no exception to this rule.
Since the birth of Cinema and its worldwide acceptance, movie have been "categorized" between good and bad (and within these categories, there are subcategories) and although there is no consensus regarding this (after all, it is a personal opinion) it is interesting to see how people from different worlds can be on the same side even though they are in different countries.
This month, the contest's mission is particularly difficult for me (so I had to think hard before writing this post) because I have a huge list of films that I wouldn't really watch again or recommend to anyone. Whether positively or negatively, making a list is always unfair because I am never satisfied with the results (haha!)... But, here goes my TOP 03 (in no order of preference, of course because all of them are bad).
This is one of my favorite cartoons of all time (and also one of the most important for so many reasos) and when I heard it was going to be turned into a live action movie version, I was very happy an excited but at the same time worried that something bad was going to be done with its legacy.
My feeling of concern was right because the movie is horrible in every single way: Bad script, poor direction, amateur special effects, costumes that are worthy of a comic approach and a weak cast with poor quality interpretations. I am really surprised at how bad this movie managed to be and the lack of attention to adapt such a simple story on the big screen.
Unfortunately, after I had the displeasure of watching this movie in theaters with some friends after work (what a waste of money!) and after that, I have to say my affective memory in relation to this animation classic got a little scratched... However, after a few weeks (when I came back to watch the original material again), everything went back to normal.
Before I start commenting on this cinematic ambition, I just want to make it clear that sometimes you have to give in to your girlfriend's requests and watch movies that you definitely don't want just to please her (because in my healthy conscience I would never choose to watch it).
The trilogy (which is a world famous literary adaptation... which, by the way, I cannot understand where all the success comes from) manages to be summed up to a professional in search of recognition who gradually finds herself a woman totally submissive to the desires of a rich man with different types of sexual fetishes.
Nothing in this movie works at all. Everything that is miserably constructed in it ends up failing to be too artificial and never being able to immerse itself in the complexity that it initially tries to build. The direction is amateur, the story is super weak, the duo of protagonists is strange and has no chemistry and extending this plot for three movies is really painful.
Okay, I know this movie is a classic loved by many people... But, I'm definitely not one of them. I remember watching this movie because at the time, everyone was very excited about how good this movie was and in order to have my opinion, I had to watch it. Oh, my... Why did I do that?
The story of a rich, bored young girl on vacation who falls in love with a poor dance instructor is so cliché and full of weird and comical moments (leaving the supposed romance aside for the most part, whics is quite wrong... considering that this movie should be romantic). Their involvement is forced and their growing love is as false as their performance (which is very uninteresting).
Honestly, I think most people only like this movie because of the main couple (who really have some chemistry) and because of the soundtrack (which has become a classic), because the film itself doesn't have much relevance (despite trying to work on a matter of difference between social classes) has a very questionable quality.
Well.. That's it folks! I hope to get my champion crown back this month because I will fight for it, haha! ;)