sweetness Posted March 30, 2014 Share Posted March 30, 2014 A lot of people I know, people who's opinions I respect, consider this to be one of the best movies ever made and I can't figure it out.The first time I saw The Shawshank Redemption I thought it was one of those "made for TV" movies, not kidding. I can't think of a film that is any more sopping wet with cliche melodrama and mediocre acting performances, it's like a semi-masculine Lifetime movie. The worst part is the story isn't even that bad, it just feels like such a cheap effort that for some reason has it's head way up it's own ass, and somehow it's apparently one of the most beloved movies of all time.I love Steven King, I don't think Frank Darabont is a bad director, but Shawshank really feels like it falls short of what it could be. It's such a lukewarm movie to sit through yet it gets all this praise, what in the hell am I missing here? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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