Saturday, August 15, 2015

Against the Crowd Blogathan 2015

Since he gives us permission to use on his banner, I'm going to take advantage of this since this my favorite one from the banners for this year.

Since I did this last year, I thought it would be great to do it again and thank you Wendell for doing this blogathan again. If anyone who wants reminders on the rules that he created again or have never done, I will post them of this blog post to help you guys out. Also, if someone want to check out my post from this blogathan from last year, I will recommend you to click here. Anyways, here are the guidelines that everyone needs to follow in order to create another successful blogathan for Wendell.

1. Pick one movie that "everyone" loves (the more iconic, the better). That movie must have a score of at least 80% on Tell us why you hate it. 

2. Pick one movie that "everyone" hates (the more notorious, the better). That movie must have a score of less than 30% on Tell us why you love it.

3. Include the tomato meter scores of both movies
I hoped that this helped anyone who needs it for blogging purposes when it comes to doing this blogathan and now I will tell you my choices for this year.
The Film that "Everyone" Loves Except Me: The Magnificent Seven (1960 film)

Rating for the film on Rotten Tomatoes is 93% percent

Seriously, I understand why people love this America remake of Seven Samurai because it got really awesome cast when it comes to people to actors who know how to make movies memorable,  but for this me not having an awesome cast wasn't enough for me at all when it comes to this movie at all.  One of the reasons why I didn't like this movie a lot is because there isn't that much going on.  For what I've seen there was only couple of plot points rom watching about fifty minutes of this film and that saddens me because I would of rather had met the particular seven in a epic journey way like what the Seven Samurai did since the audience could of had a easier time connecting to characters instead of having a lot of plot fillers to add more minutes to this film.  Personally, I tried giving this movie a second chances, but I felt like I wasted my personal time by watching this film and I rather watch Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai any day compared to this film.

The film that "Everyone" Hates Except Me: Vampire Academy (2014 film)
Rating for this film on Rotten Tomatoes is 11% percent

I personally don't get people hate this film because it is the perfect guilty pleasure when it comes to film where you don't want to think. First of all, the world building is so out there that I personally couldn't help myself from enjoying all of the craziness that the plot line has.  Second, the main teenage characters  and side characters normally don't say half of the stuff this movie mentions in dialogue and I love the fact that keep that  because the Vampire Academy books have a lot of sass to them just like this movie and having Mark Walters directing is great for this book adaption to movie aspect.  Finally, the fact that this movie reminds of the book series that I love so much makes me happy and it makes me want to read the book series finale Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead  just by even thinking about this film.

To those who had made it to the end of this post, I personally hoped you enjoy this particular blog post about this particular Against the Crowd blogathan and I hope everyone read the various post from this blogathan that doesn't involve mine as well. By the way, I hope everyone has a fun time writing their personal thoughts on opinions that most people wouldn't have because this is what make us a film lovers very unique in our own special ways.




  1. So glad you participated again. Thanks! I love The Magnificent Seven precisely because it is a more succinct version of Seven Samurai. Don't get me wrong. I love SS, but that three and a half hour runtime can be a chore. And I hate, hate, HATE Vampire Academy. Nothing about it worked for me. Then again, that's what this blogathon is all about, so great job! Thanks again!

    1. thought that SS was a chore as well, so I can understand that comment. Also, I can completely understand why you would hate this movie, but I'm a bit biased on it since the Vampire Academy books have given me many wonderful memoires. That's mainly the reason why this movie has a special guilty pleasure part of my heart, even though it wasn't the best movie ever in a long shot

  2. OH man, makes me want to see Vampire Academy just so I can come back and take sides ;)

    1. Well, I'm glad to see that this make want to re-watch it again. :)