I know it’s one of the most critically-reviled movies of all time, but having watched and enjoyed it both upon its initial release and on Netflix this morning nearly 20 years later, I still can’t for the life of me figure out exactly why it’s so hated.
Do people assume it’s terrible without having seen it because others have said so and it’s caught on? Is it because it was a colossal failure commercially?
I don’t know, because there’s far worse movies out there that people absolutely love. Transformers comes to mind, for one. It’s no worse than that. It’s better, in fact.
Mankind is enslaved by a greedy alien corporation, learns what it means to be human again and reclaims its world from the invaders. What’s wrong with that? It’s a solid flick. I don’t get it. But then again I liked Waterworld.