“Movies I don’t get” is not the same as “movies I don’t want to see”. I haven’t seen any of the Step Up movies but at least I have an idea why other people want to see the movies. (Attractive people dancing, I see the appeal of that.) I am not a Harry Potter guy but I do understand the appeal of the series. I think I even understand the appeal of the Twilight movies. Movies I don’t get are movies that either I don’t understand why they were made or why they’re still being made.
I am not sure why another Predator movie was made. I think that monster has exhausted all its potential. I just don’t see the point to another movie about Predators. (A friend liked the recent movie so I guess I could be wrong.)
I don’t see the point in the Saw movies. I guess they make a lot of money (which I guess is the point) but artistically what’s the point? I’ve seen parts of one on cable and well, I don’t think it is much of a movie. It seems like an excuse to be violent as possible. Even Stephen King said that after Saw II, the franchise is weak.
I was stunned when the last Fast and Furious movie did so well at the box office. Hasn’t that series shown all its tricks? I guess I am not a huge Vin Deisel fan, so maybe I am biased against the franchise, even though 2 movies in the series didn’t feature him.
Terminator Salvation in hindsight seems to have lacked a point. Either that or it was just sort of bland. (I can’t decide. This is another thing keeping my amatuer status as a film critic going. A professional would know if Termaniator Salvation was pointless or just bland.) I think vampires and terminators are better when there are fewer of them. Perhaps in hindsight, it would have better if they had not made the movie.