Sometimes, especially as a geek, people insist that certain movies are must-sees. And I am notoriously bad at watching movies, so let’s talk about some of these must-see movies I haven’t seen.
To determine what is considered popular, I based it on box office information adjusted for inflation as well as generally beloved franchises.
By Star Wars I do mean the entire franchise. I have seen clips and snippets but that is it when it comes to George Lucas’ space opera. I’m not opposed to watching it, but I am personally not going to invest energy into watching it alone. It has grown so massive that it feels like a huge time commitment.
So I have seen some Marvel movies within the MCU, but the list of the ones I have not is longer and would take so many entries on this list. Black Panther, Endgame, every Thor, and Captain Marvel are just a few of the films I haven’t seen. Like Star Wars, the time commitment for the MCU is huge and keeps growing.
I remember during my freshmen year of high school on one of the last days of the school year in my gym class, they had put on Avatar in the gym and we’d sat and watched it. But I did not pay attention at all and continue to not really care about it despite having a land in Walt Disney World.
The closest I have ever gotten to watching anything Jurassic Park is from the Universal Studios ride. And that will probably be the most I will ever see of it as well. It just doesn’t interest me at all.
What must-see movies have you not seen yet? Let me know in the comments!
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I haven’t seen Avatar or any Jurassic after 2. Avatar was because a friend and I made a $5 bet back in 2009 over who would cave first and watch it. He has since moved to Germany and has probably watched it anyway, but I won’t risk losing a bet.
What made you not care about Avatar? Just curious because it seems, in my eyes, you didn’t explain a lot behind it. Star Wars I loved but I stopped paying attention after The Last Jedi was out. I grew up with episodes 1 – 6 so I’m also a rare breed of fans that likes the first three episodes. It’s only a huge time investment if you make it seem like that. I also stopped watching MCU after Black Panther because then it became too overwhelming.
Fun fact, the writing method I use to review games (especially ones with a lot of story: plot, gameplay, characters, three best moments, and then conflict with antagonist) I used to use that same style for reviewing films but the film industry is so expansive I just stopped doing it!
Probably the easiest way to explain my lack of care for Avatar is that it never was anything that captured my attention from the start. And I am generally not a sci-fi fan.
I’ll admit, not really a big fan of Avatar but I did see it when it came out. Mainly because I love going to movie theaters. As for geek movies I haven’t seen, I have no interest in Transformers and I haven’t, nor ever will, see Dr. Who. I know Dr. Who is not a movie but it does have a large geek following, so I count it.
I haven’t seen Transformers either! Another one on the list lol
I may need to stop following you after that Jurassic Park admission 😂.
I’m sure that there are loads of ‘classics’ that I’ve never seen. I’m fairly clueless about Star Trek… Oh, and never been interested in DrWho… Do those count?
I’m also pretty Star Trek clueless and Dr WHo uninterested so yes, those can count lol.
I am not a big Avatar fan, so I will stick to saying there is some pretty cool stuff in the other three franchises. But then, you probably know that already!