Citizen Kane (1941): This is so bad. by knows_film, July 13, 2006
I hate this film. I really do. Its currently number #21 in the top #250. I remember when it use to be like #3 or #4.
Its obvious that people born after the war have started watching it. I think we can thus all agree that the show is completely crap. I call it a show because it doesn’t remind me of a film really. More of a show.
The plot is based on a single word. Rosebud. Once you learn the meaning of “Rosebud” you spoil the film for yourself because the plot of the film is working out what a rosebud is. Its obviously not the bud of a rose; but it might be. Thats the question this thought provoking film raises to the intelligent viewer.
Thats the intended magic of the film; is it or isn’t it an actual rosebud. Or is it something else; say an important prop to the main character. Doesn’t that sound like a fantastic idea for a film? NOT More like a bad idea for an episode of on a unpopular TV show. The academy had it right ignoring this film. Critics letting time be a positive judge on this film is a 65 year old mistake I am correcting in this review.
If you have not seen this film consider yourself lucky. Don’t watch it. Unless you want to see over-hyped and overpraised personified. Because thats what this junk is. Its crap really. To like it is to jump on a bandwagon and be stupid. I don’t know who the first guy to praise it was but people been jumping on that band wagon ever since and it makes me sick. This film is awful junk.