We have flirted with this topic for a long time but I can't recall a thread about it, maybe it was on Rudius but again I can't remember. Over the weekend I was in a bar with a guy who told me he hated "The Departed." This really bothered me considering I thought this film was the best thing to come out in a long time. He then proceeded to tell me Platoon sucked and he could barely sit through Braveheart. I was wondering if he was pressing my buttons so I pointed out to him that they had won best film awards, he acknowledged it and said he would rather watch The English Patient or Chicago if he had to watch films that had won the Oscar. I promise you I couldn't make this up, he went on to explain that he just did not like violence. He was an art professor at the University Of Delaware, he went on to explain he didn't enjoy war films, mobster flicks or anything based on violence. (I meant to ask about The English Patient because I never saw it) He did however explain himself rather well, I would never go to the movies with him but I respected his opinion. I always go back and forth with KIMaster on specific films that I thought were amazing got good critical acclaim but he didn't like. To be fair he never said he hated them he just felt a movie like "Gladiator" didn't live up to the hype. FOCUS: Now is your chance, sound off on the films that everyone talks and raves about yet they leave you empty. Mine is 100% No Country for Old Men before everyone starts telling me "I didn't get it" please refrain. I understood it just fine. However I didn't enjoy long boring soliloquy's by Tommy Lee Jones and yes I was a little upset that there was not a climactic shoot out between Anton and Josh Brolin's character. I respect the uniqueness of the film but that doesn't mean I liked it, nor want to ever have to suffer sitting through it again. Even more annoying are the fans who accuse everyone who disliked it for not understanding it. That's the point of this board, movies like most art is about individual taste, no matter how great you think a movie is someone out there hates it. Just like the professor I met this weekend and almost throttled for not liking The Departed, everyone has an opinion.