Are There Any Highly Regarded Films Whose Popularity You Cannot Fathom?
Over on the Main Feed, the great James Delingpole evokes J.R.R Tolkien.
Now, I have to admit that I have never read any part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and my attempt to read The Hobbit was aborted. Perhaps I would have found them wonderful and inspiring. But the films left me entirely unmoved and bored.
This got me to thinking about other movies, highly regarded by critics and audiences, whose popularity I simply cannot understand. One of these is Dead Poets Society (Rottentomatoes.com audience rating of 90%). Another is Natural Born Killers (RT audience rating of 80%), which I would probably put at the top of my all-time-worst list.
What titles would you put on a list of popular films whose reputations leave you scratching your head? Don't be embarrassed; we're non-judgmental here.
Crow's Nest said, "None that I don't 'get' in the sense of failing to understand. But how about some that I can't understand WHY they are so highly rated as they are..."
That is, in fact, what I meant when I (originally) said, "...films that you just don't 'get'": Movies that don't "grab" you in the same way they seem to grab the vast majority of viewers. I have edited the title and body of my post to be more clear.
The opposite question is posed here.