Let's be honest here, since when does the Tomatometer accurately reflect how YOU feel about a movie? Since when does ANYTHING, anyone's opinion BUT YOUR OWN truly impact how good a movie is? A movie is only as good as YOU think it is.
That's the point of art, isn't it? At the end of the day, a movie's true worth is decided by the audience. Perhaps its cultural worth will be decided by the critics or majority of audiences, but what of it? If you think a movie is a masterpiece, then it is! But just because it is to you doesn't mean that it will be to everyone else, nor should it be. And isn't that the way it's supposed to be? If we all agreed on the same things, wouldn't life get really, really boring? What's the point of artistic expression and criticism of said art if we all had the same opinions? Without the dissenting voice, without the differing opinions, why would we even have this website?
My favorite film of the year was "Cloud Atlas", which has a lower score than this movie you're all vehemently defending. I loved "Cloud Atlas." To me, it's the greatest film I've ever seen. I had a blast. I was never bored, and I was crying for the last twenty minutes of the film. It was nothing short of a beautiful, brilliant masterpiece- to me. And so while I may cringe when I see some truly negative reviews, I also don't get butthurt over it and start whining that "they didn't get it" or "they should've read the book to like it" (that argument from you guys is really pissing me off; they're MOVIE critics, not BOOK critics). Even when their criticisms were BAD (and some criticisms can be called objectively bad) I didn't attack them, call them stupid or threaten their lives.
And finally, can we really say that anyone has an objectively "good" or "bad" taste in film? I should think not. I like to think that I have a good taste in film. I love films like "Casablanca", "12 Angry Men" and "Psycho." I enjoy masterpieces both modern and classic, while abhorring films that we all know are bad, like "Atlas Shrugged" or the Twilight series.
At the same time, one could argue I have bad taste. I don't like "Citizen Kane." I can't stand "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans." I thought "Tree of Life" was just "ok." And at the same time, I'm the guy who openly loves movies like "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" or "The Spirit." Hell, I'm even a fan of "Green Lantern" and "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night". And I know most people hate those movies. And you know what? I don't care.
At the end of the day, "good" or "bad" taste doesn't depend on what movies you like or dislike. It's WHY you like or dislike them. If you can back it up, you have good taste. If you can't, you don't.
And no offense, but a lot of you guys have trouble backing up why you like this film. The critics don't. Food for thought before you start attacking them.