The title pretty much summarizes the whole point of this thread, but I’ll give a bit more detail anyway, since I rather enjoy babbling.
There are tons of movies that are flat out panned by critics and are total box office bombs. Yet, every once in a while - against better judgment- we watch one of those movies and end up absolutely loving it.
For me, that movie wold be the 50 Cent movie Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Hey, don’t judge me! We’re friends here :p!
Seriously though, I had no intention of ever watching any 50 cent movie- while I like his music, I just couldn’t care less about his acting endeavors.
A few weeks ago, a generally intelligent, good taste having friend told me that Get Rich or Die Tryin’ is her favorite movie, which lead directly to her getting a look from me that was not unlike this: :dubious:. She forced me to sit there and watch the movie and you know what? It wasn’t bad.
Hell, I went and bought myself a copy yesterday. Sure, it’s not Schindler’s List or anything, but over all the movie isn’t bad. The acting is pretty good (Terrance Howard is in the cast, for example), the story is interesting, and you know- they actually made me sympathetic for a crack dealing, murderous gangsta rapper.
So what is your Get Rich or Die Tryin’ ? You know, the movie that is universally accepted as horrible, but that you love. Why do you love it?