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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
10 Directors You Didn't Know You Hated
The Onion A.V. Club has re-posted an old list. I didn't recognize many of the names on the list, and it's true that of the movies discussed, I disliked or outright hated most of the ones I've seen. I can't recall the direction being a major reason for this distaste in most cases, probably because in most cases it was merely one, forgettably mediocre-to-bad aspect of movies that were mediocre-to-bad across the board. One thing this list does prove is that the Michael Bays, Brett Ratners, and M. Night Shyamalans of the world truly are unique talents - there are obviously plenty of forgettable, indistinguishable hacks directing movies in Hollywood, so to separate yourself from the pack and achieve memorable, transcendant badness the way they have is a real accomplishment.