Since the start of the pandemic, I’ve watched my fair share of movies, documentaries and shows. Especially at the start when it was still pretty cold outside, there were no sports, and everything was closed, there was really nothing else to do. It allowed me to watch things I had never seen before, catch up on, re-watch, or watch something I probably would have never watched if we weren’t in a lock-down (looking at you Tiger King). And I started to keep a list a few weeks in which is kind of cool now because I honestly forgot a bunch of the stuff I’ve watched.
There have been 20 movies (so far) that I had never seen before and while I won’t go through each one in-depth, I’ll drop a line about it or why I chose to watch it. Most of these were average at best. I just had a good amount of free time, and because of that, I didn’t put much thought into throwing a random movie on.
20. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Very early in this pandemic my brother and I watched this movie. We were scrolling the movie section OnDemand, even had it sorted by ‘Audience Score’ and this was pretty high up! The trailer was a little odd but kind of enticing. I mean it stars Will Smith, Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland and Ian McKellen for God’s sake! What could go wrong? To put it simply, everything. This movie was so bad. It blows my mind that it has an 88% on Rotten Tomatoes. It felt like it was a play, but on the big screen. And not that those are bad, but this one was. Just an all-time let down in a time that has been full of let-downs.
19. I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)
This was actually a very recent watch. I saw it on Netflix and didn’t care to keep scrolling. I thought it would be more of a horror/thriller, but it wasn’t. At almost 2 and a half hours, I very much regret sitting through it. I just didn’t get it. Like at all. Halfway through I thought okay, maybe I see where they’re going, then, nope – more confusion!
18. His Girl Friday (1940)
Okay, this movie wasn’t that bad I just simply didn’t enjoy it. I’d never seen a Cary Grant movie before, and this didn’t help his case. He’s no Humphrey Bogart or Jimmy Stewart! My brother (and seemingly everyone else) liked it though, so maybe I’m way off.
17. Failure to Launch (2006)
McConaughey! I don’t have much to say about this. It was on TV, and I had time. Whattya want from me?!?
16. St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)
I’ve wanted to watch this for a while. I always felt like I was missing out on something when people mentioned it. But I never knew what it was about. Truth be told, for some reason I thought St. Elmo’s was a bar they all went to and it burned down or something. Like that bar was what kept them together and after it’s fire, they all grew apart. I didn’t know it was an actual weather thing! So I wasn’t too off, but still wrong. There were some entertaining parts, and at points you felt somewhat of a connection to a character or two, but ultimately I was disappointed. Spoiler Alert: There is absolutely NO fire!
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