The way a person reacts to movies can be determined by a number of different reasons. But more often than not, moviegoers have somewhat valid reasons for not liking a particular movie.
However, there are some movie lovers out there who have unlikely reasons not to enjoy a popular piece of cinema, and aren’t afraid to share their thoughts with others, no matter how wacky they might be.
RedditorSkyOfFallingWater decided to ask other users on the Movies News and Discussion thread to share ‘The The most ridiculous reason you’ve ever seen for not liking a movie.‘ and the answers have to be seen to be believed.
Explaining why they chose to start the conversation, SkyOfFallingWater wrote: “Of course, enjoying or not enjoying a movie is highly subjective and all of that is valid, but sometimes the reason given (or one of them) is obviously ridiculous.”
Not to have it: Daniel Craig’s time as James Bond from 2006 to 2021 was not appreciated by some movie fans because he was “too ugly” for the role.
Reveal All: That was one of the revelations made when Reddit users were asked to share “the most ridiculous reason you’ve ever seen for not liking a movie.”
They continued: ‘Example: Valhalla – The Legend of Thor (2019). Many people complain that the characters (especially Loki for some reason) don’t all have blonde or light hair, although of course many Scandinavians don’t.
“And yes, Loki is not played by a Scandinavian actor (obviously), but I thought it was a great idea since Loki is known as a shapeshifter. So, anyway: What are some pretty absurd reasons you’ve come across?’
It didn’t take long for hilarious responses to be shared when one user responded: “My mom didn’t like The Departed because she couldn’t tell Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio apart and therefore found the plot confusing.”
The 2006 crime thriller was directed by Martin Scorsese and was loosely based on the true-life story of a rogue FBI agent.
Another wrote: “My brother discarded the Dark Knight trilogy because ‘his face looks like it’s squashed inside the mask’. Worst thing is, he’s not wrong.
Christian Bale starred in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and was celebrated for his portrayal of Bruce Wayne in the hit movies.
“Yesterday a coworker said he hated Knives Out because Daniel Craig wasn’t like James Bond,” another user explained. I guess that’s how actors are pigeonholed.
Another Daniel Craig-focused comment read: “My dad, a self-proclaimed 007 fan, couldn’t be in the Daniel Craig movies because he was ‘too ugly.
Confusion: A user’s mother claimed that Matt Damon, left, and Leonardo DiCaprio, right, looked too alike in The Departed and that it made the plot too confusing for her.
One for the Thinkers: Another cousin didn’t enjoy The Batman simply because it required “too much thinking.”
One Reddit user simply stated: “My cousin hated The Batman because he had ‘too much thought’.
Robert Pattinson took over the role of Bruce Wayne for the 2022 film which grossed over $771 million at the box office.
“My aunt hated WALL-E because it ‘promoted obesity’,” another commented. ‘I tried to explain how it was the complete opposite (a critique of excessive consumption and appealing to a sense of progress/working together for Earth stewardship), but apparently I wasn’t smart enough to understand the true meaning of the movie. ‘
Responses soon abounded as more Reddit users shared the mind-blowing reasons why people they knew hadn’t been into widely-celebrated movies.
Another wrote: ‘Someone once said that the Passion of the Christ was unrealistic because back then there were no cameras following Jesus…’
While one commented: “A coworker told me that Zodiac was boring because he already knew about the case.”
Battle of the Minds: It seems some people were left ‘upset’ by the lack of a ‘great battle scene against the aliens’ in Arrival
Bring the Cars: One person’s family member had no interest in watching The Lord of the Rings because they ‘didn’t have cars’.
“My sister refused to watch The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe because according to her it promoted paganism/witchcraft and was anti-Christian,” one user claimed. You know, The Chronicles of Narnia, one of the most compelling Biblical allegories ever written. By CS Lewis, a devout Christian.
Another added: “My dad didn’t like Martin Scorsese’s Silence because there was no Samurai in it. The fact that it’s not a samurai movie, just a movie set in feudal Japan, doesn’t register for him.
One user had readers asking for more information after they wrote: “My cousin didn’t want to watch Lord of the Rings because he ‘didn’t have cars’.
They then added: ‘Edit for more context: This guy’s life is centered around vehicles; always trading in something new every year or so, he is a very active member of the local auto scene in my area, he works as a photographer for a renowned luxury car brand. You get the idea.
Mask misery: A Redditor’s brother couldn’t get over the fact that Christian Bale’s face ‘looks squashed inside the mask’ in the Dark Knight trilogy
Bring back 007: For some viewers, Daniel Craig was behaving enough like James Bond for them to enjoy his performance in Knives Out
“Interestingly, a few years later, he joined some friends to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (without seeing any of the earlier movies) and said he quite enjoyed it.”
Another added: ‘Robin Hood, prince of thieves. He carries his quiver of arrows on his back. That’s a Native American way. Medieval European archers wore them on their hips like swords. Arrows don’t scream when released.
“Kevin Costner didn’t even try to have an English accent. – Me, it’s my ridiculous reasons.’
‘The Lord of the Rings: Magic is not real. This is so far implausible,” said one user simply.
Another Reddit user wrote: “The guy sitting behind me watching Arrival was really upset that there wasn’t a big battle scene against the aliens.”