Okay, it’s unpopular opinion time: I really don’t get the movie Beetlejuice. Don’t get me wrong, I think Tim Burton is a great director — especially with his underrated works like Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, and Big Fish — and this film’s cast is excellent. But something about it never quite connected with me. Maybe it’s the overly broad title performance by Michael Keaton (an actor I love, by the way), or perhaps it is the garish production design the film employs. But, try though I have, I just can’t get into it.
We all have certain films and actors we dislike, but when said movie or star seems unappealing to us on a personal level, we almost instinctively recoil in disinterest. Sometimes we have very specific reasons why we don’t like actors or films. For example, I don’t like Jim Carrey because he always seems to try to hard and his rubber-faced shtick and over-the-top persona I find so wearying. But other times, the reasons aren’t so clear. (Which is why I’ve never quite been able to properly articulate my negative feelings towards Leonardo DiCaprio‘s work, although most people love him).
But these are just my individual, personal opinions, and don’t by any means represent those of this website or its affiliates. And as I mentioned earlier, we all have actors and films we don’t like…even if the reasons why we don’t like them feel vague and malformed. All this said, here’s your chance to sound off about what movies and actors that are universally beloved that, for whatever reason, you don’t like. So take the time out this weekend and let us know all about this in the comments. It will be interesting to hear what you think. Just remember, these are YOUR opinions. So if someone doesn’t like your favorite movie or actor, that’s okay, but we ask you not to respond to others’ dislikes and try to change their minds.
There are always popular movies and actors you just don’t get. Here’s a place to sound off about them. Have fun!
This article originally ran last year and is being reprinted as part of our ongoing tenth anniversary celebrations