I am here for the last day of this blogathon, hosted by the filmaholic Dell On Movies, which is always fun to read up what people choose. You pick a film that everyone loves but you dislike and another that you love that everyone hates plus you must go by the Rotten Tomato score(there is a website showcasing films that use tomatoes as the score instead of Stars). Without further adieu here are my 2 starting with a film I dislike but everyone seems to love.
1. THELMA AND LOUISE-1991
This film received an 84% from the audience and an 82% from this site in the "like" category. This film is well acted by everyone especially Susan Sarandon who has to keep a tight reign on, too stupid for words, Geena Davis. It is directed by Ridley Scott and it co-stars Harvey Keitel and, in his breakthrough role, Brad Pitt, as the tool(get my drift...wink, wink). Geena is married to a no good bum who likes to beat her up and treat her with disdain. Her friend, Susan suggests they go for a weekend away, just the girls, to enjoy a time without men. Of course, things get out of hand with numbnut Geena who decides to not listen to her friend regarding an a-hole in a bar and almost gets raped. Susan quickly deals with the a-hole by pumping him full of lead. They proceed to wreak havoc across the land by dealing with male a-holes in a very bad way...unless they are Brad Pitt. This is supposed to be a Women's picture because they are having a great time but end up killing a man and blowing up another guy's truck because the guys are a-holes. In the end, thegals hold hands, smile and(spoiler alert! so don't read further if you want to see this flick) drive off a cliff. What a fun ending...NOT! I have dealt with a-holes as most women have and I have been in a precarious position where luck saved my ass but I am not into bashing men using them because the guys are stupid and good-looking. My best friend and I had a great time driving around without getting ourselves into a bad situation, blowing up things and...wait...driving off a cliff. Ughh....there are better films about women empowerment than this one.
2. 3000 MILES TO GRACELAND-2001
This film tanked getting 46% from Audience and only 14% from the website tomatometer but it is one that I love. First you have Kurt Russell(who once played Elvis in a TV Movie where he did his own singing), Kevin Costner, Christian Slater and Courtney Cox in a film where a bunch of thieves decide to rob a Las Vegas Casino while impersonating the King of Rock N' Roll. Kevin Costner plays one mean bad ass Mother F&%#$ whom you never want to cross. It is violent to say the least and the characters are not all that likeable. Courtney Cox, still a "Friend" at this time, plays one slutty hoe who gets under the skin of Kurt Russell. I love the comedy, didn't mind the violence and love the music. I know there is even a music video with Kurt Russell singing (I think) showing parts of this film. It is tasteless fun and it's never to be taken seriously.