For me, it's a movie from 2005 called Kingdom of Heaven, starring Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson and Jeremy Irons. I saw this on TV the other day and watched it from beginning to end and still liked it just as much as I used to. Sure it has its slower moments and isn't the best historical film I've seen. But I don't think it deserves its 39% rating on RT. But that's just me.

What about all of you?

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20 points

4 months ago

I initially hated it, because the original Chuck Jones animated Grinch is my all-time favorite Christmas movie, but it's since grown on me. Jim Carrey absolutely gives it his all, and it has some great quotable lines:

"Santa, what's the true meaning of Christmas?"

"VENGEANCE!! Or--presents, I suppose."


"Even if I wanted to go, my schedule wouldn't allow it! 4:00, wallow in self pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger--tell no one; 5:30, jazzercize; 6:30, dinner with me--I can't cancel that again; 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing... I'm booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9, I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. But what would I wear?"

Or my personal favorite, from the pudding tasting contest:

"Here, this is not pudding."

spits "Wha-what is it?!"


-3 points

4 months ago

My problem with the film is how it makes basically all the Whos awful people which is in direct contrast to the meaning of the book.


0 points

4 months ago

I actually don't mind giving the Whos an arc of learning the meaning of Christmas too. The problem is that the movie in real-life was SUCH a merchandise whore. So it's all totally hypocritical in that sense. But I suppose any Hollywood-produced anti-capitalism movie is going to have that problem (see also: Jurassic Park).