The PopWatch Confessional (Vol. 11)
After last week’s Confessional, where we rallied support for underrated movies (I need to see The Ref, apparently), let’s toss around the titles we think are overrated.
Last night, I had dinner with the friend I dragged to see Billy Bob Thornton’s The Astronaut Farmer — after it made EW’s own Must List — and we spent another 20 minutes complaining about it. Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen the film and intend to, stop reading now, and proceed to posting your own picks for over-hyped flicks. Time for me to vent…
Problem No. 1: The launch of the rocket played like a dream sequence. Maybe that was supposed to be the point, but when I realized it wasn’t one, I was angry. Audibly angry. Why would a man who was smart enough to build said rocket be stupid enough to risk injuring his family as the force of lift-off blows out the windows of their home?
Problem No. 2: So the wife (Virginia Madsen) has no idea that her husband is hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt — or that her own father, who lives with them, has the funds to help them out? Really?
Your turn. Which movie’s success (or even semi-success) do you resent?