Doug: Well, guys, if you tuned in last time, you know the Top 10 Movies I Hate But Everybody Else Seems to Love. Well, now's your revenge. These are the Top 10 Movies That I Like But Everybody Else Seems to Hate. Now, something I want to emphasize before I start this list. This is very important. None of these films I think are great films. I don't love any of these films. Uh, but I thought they were okay. I thought they were decent films. I'm glad I saw them. I acknowledge that all of them have problems. There's no, like, perfect film in there. "Why can't anyone see the genius?" It's nothing like that. But I'm glad I paid the money, I'm glad I saw them on the big screen, and I enjoyed them. So, like I said, if you didn't enjoy them, great. Doesn't say anything about you, about you being a jerk or an idiot or anything like that. Um, so, like I said, you heard my spiel of the last video, so these are the Top 10 Films That I Enjoy, Nobody Else Seems To.
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Doug (vo): Number 10: Unbreakable.
Doug (vo): Now, of course, M. Night Shyamalan, I made fun of him. Everybody has. And I'm not gonna lie, there is a lot of make fun of in this movie. But the reason I like this movie, in all honesty, I think it's for different reasons than probably M. Night Shyamalan had.
Doug: I'm one of those people, I sort of give free doubt of the idea that, like, fate or destiny. I think that's kind of a scary idea.
Doug (vo): Number 9: Punch-Drunk Love.
Doug (vo): Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the most interesting directors working today. He makes very interesting movies, and they're very odd in how they're told and how they're paced. I think he is trying new things with how to tell a story.
Doug: And essentially, this is just a basic romance. I mean, when you really get down to it, it's just a basic romance, but it's told in such an odd way, and in such a strange, uncomfortable way. But in a sense, that makes it the most effective, because the role Adam Sandler plays...still my favorite Sandler movie. I mean, this is him at his best, he really does a good job.
Doug (vo): Number 8: Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Doug (vo): This is back when Disney was trying to go a different direction with their animation department, and I'll admit, I would've liked it if they'd gone all the way, if they went for a straightforward grown-up action film, but they're still trying to get the, the stuff for little kids. And it's okay, it's decent.
Doug: But it would've been nice to see a really hardcore, you know, like Indiana Jones action-adventure without so many kid jokes thrown in. But what I like about it, really, is I like these characters.
Doug (vo): Number 7: Hancock.
Doug (vo): Again, not a perfect movie. It has problems, but it is also a very different look at superheroes. It's not a straight-up comedy, it's not a straight-up superhero film. That's part of the problem that people had. They thought it was a little too...
Doug: ...jumbled. They thought it was a little too...
Doug (vo): Number 6: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
Doug (vo): Now I'm just gonna say straight-up right now. I only read one Narnia book, and that was the first one. Actually, I didn't even know there were more Narnia books after the first one.
Doug: When the movie came out, that's when I found out there was more. I'm like, "There was more?" I only thought it was just one! It seemed so self-contained. So, I didn't know there was more. So, going into this movie, I didn't read the book. And I'm finding out more and more, people who didn't read the book usually like the movie. People who have read the book hate the movie. And, that's really fascinating, because I did talk to people about what was left out and what they added. To me, it seems like the stuff they added was pretty interesting.
Doug (vo): Number 5: Star Trek: Nemesis.
Doug (vo): Now, of course, if I knew this was gonna be the last Star Trek: Next Generation movie, I'd be pissed off. I'd be, like, "Hey, come on! Give us something better than this! This is really overblown."
Doug: But just as a Star Trek movie, it's not...that bad. Especially considering how bad the other Star Trek movies got.
Doug (vo): Number 4: The Cable Guy.
Doug (vo): This is said to be the movie that almost destroyed Jim Carrey's career, which is so ironic, because it wasn't a bomb. It did okay. But it was so out-of-character for Jim Carrey, I guess, normally does, or the tone was. It was a much darker tone.
Doug: It was directed by Ben Stiller. That was a movie that almost destroyed his directing career. Thank God he came back with Tropic Thunder, and actually, Zoolander's pretty funny, too.
Doug (vo): Number 3: The Matrix Reloaded.
Doug (vo): Now let me make one thing perfectly clear. I don't like any of the Matrix movies. I don't think any of them are technically good movies.
Doug: But out of all of them, the one I dislike the least is the second one, and the second one was the only one where I thought, "Wow. This is...really doing some big, awesome stuff. This is really having fun with itself." The first film had that bullet time, great.
Doug (vo): Number 2: Spider-Man 3.
Doug (vo): All right, you all saw my Top 11 Dumbest Spider-Man Moments, so you know there's a lot of things to hate about Spider-Man 3. But you also know I like the movie, and you're probably wondering, "What the hell do you like about Spider-Man 3?" I'll tell you exactly what I like.
Doug: The big thing, for me, was this was the first time I actually gave a crap about the romance.
Doug (vo): In the last two films, it seemed very forced, very awkward, very...
Doug: "Oh, they're talking, they're sharing moments, yay."
Doug (vo): And the number 1 Movie That I Like But Everyone Else Seems to Hate is...X-Men 3.
Doug (vo): Yeah, another "3" movie, isn't it? Something about the second sequel always seems to turn people off. Are people tired of it? I don't know. But I like this film, though, again...
Doug: Problems, big problems.