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Overrated!

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  1. tee

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    OK, we've had this before but it's always good for a bit of controversy..... What are your top 5-or so most overrated films?

    Here are mine:

    Apocalypse Now
    Titanic
    A Clockwork Orange
    Pretty much ALL Woody Allen films
     
  2. PoochJD

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    HI,

    Top 5 most overrated movies? That's easy!

    (In no particular order...)

    The Blair Witch Project (Utter sh*te! Lousy acting, awful script, and about as scary as an episode of the Teletubbies!)

    Amores Perres (Good, but nowhere near the superb drama that all the critics said it was!)

    Shrek (Again, good, but not great. The animation pales into comparison, against Toy Story 2!)

    Shadow Of The Vampire (One of the worst films, about film-making ever seen in a long time! Totally up its own bottom!)

    Pokemon: The Movie (The series is great, but the movie is utter w*nk! Totally mind-numbingly anal, and at 75 minutes, way-too-long! I even fell asleep in it, when I went to see it at the cinema!)

    Pooch
     
  3. Drunken Master

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    We shouldn't forgot masterpieces like:

    Popeye - Robin Williams WHY!! it about as pleasant as sandpapering your knees.

    Any Steven Seagull film - Hard to Kill, Hard to watch more like.

    Devils Adovcate - Pants, Just Pants

    Derek Jarman's Blue - What a waste of film.
     
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    how can you not mention episode one. If it hadn't have been star wars if would have bombed!
     
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    Not in order;


    Ghandi.........enough said
    Saturday Night Fever..............utter tripe
    Greece..........can`t wait for the 6disc ultra edition (joking)
    Tommy..........musical opera, yeh right
    Castaway........longest advert for FedEx
    CTHD...........bring back MONKEY
     
  6. tee

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    Not bad, although some of those aren't exactly 'rated' are they?! Steven Seagal films are just plain bad and as for Popeye......
     
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    Although I slated Steven Segal films they are some of the best after pub films with brilliant one-liners.

    Such as "Cut my F**ckin heart out" classic
     
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    Any french film about some git who's bike get's half inched.

    Classic my arse.
     
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    I know I'm going to get slated but I must say I would rather watch paint dry than endure Godfather Part 2 ! :eek:
    I have sat through it twice and desperately tried to enjoy it but I can't ever recall being so thoroughly bored through a film.Still it's good for insomnia - 5 minutes of "The greatest sequel ever made" (Ya - whatever) and it's lights-out.

    The English Patient is another souveneir from Boredomsville that I avoid like the plague.How that cleaned up at the Oscars, Christ only knows!?
    The VCR even switched itself off after 2 hours it got so fed-up :D

    Evita is frankly ****e but i'm not sure it was even rated in the first place?


    Gladiator whilst admittedly enjoyable is certainly not worthy of the Oscars or the gushing reviews.The CGI is quite awful at times!
     
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    With the exception of Full Metal Jacket, every single Stanley Kubrick film. Especially the insomnia curing 2001: A Space Odyssey. His films are so dragged out, boring and beaten to death... they make me wish I was.

    Have to agree with tee on Apocalypse Now... boring!

    Also American Beauty. While it was a good film and Spacey was impressive, no way was it that good.

    The Blair Witch Project was the most unscary scary film I've ever seen. Someone shaking a tent and breaking a few twigs then standing in the corner is not scary!

    Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels is a big pile of trendy-cockney pants. So is Snatch. Guy Ritchie will fall flat on his face when he's required to makes something that doesn't involve crafty, swerving lad characters.

    Blimey, I do like a good moan.
     
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    Tee
    I guess you've never seen Woody Allens "The Sleeper", brilliant film, I grant you the rest have been s***!:D

    There are so many bad films that just dont live up to the hype that I couldn't possible list 5, but the most recent one I saw was Brigett Jones, some would say its a chick flick, but even the girlfriend thought it was pants!!

    Cheers Si
     
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    What would make this thread much more interesting would be examples of what people think are great films as well. That way people could get a better idea of peoples views. Then we could have a real good slanging match.

    Here's my starter for 10 in no particular order, (prepared at very short notice I might add).

    Aliens - Best ever sci-fi, (followed by the Matrix).
    Starship Troopers - total tosh, worse still the Phantom Menace.
    Alien 4 - what were they thinking

    Mad Max 1 - Quality
    Mad Max 2 - Rough
    Mad Max 3 - Give me a break.

    MI 1 - Excellent
    MI 2 - Crapola

    Planet of the Apes( the new one ) - the worst film I've had the misfortune to pay good money to see.

    Can't come up with any more just now but I may be back. (Wife wants to go shopping so I've gotta go).
     
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    Not sure about a top 5 but I think the most overrated film ever is 2001. It is just so slooooooooow, could have been shown in 15 mins and been just about OK. I think the thing that made it was all the people in cinemas enjoying the psychadelic warp sequence whilst stoned. Can somebody explain the ending to me, maybe I am just thick but all the way through I kept thinking, something must happen in a minute, then it ended! I had the same feeling from Sixth Sense, at least in that flick something did happen and made me want to watch it again straight away. Wouldn't watch 2001 again ever, given a free choice.

    Also people, the point of this thread was to say which films are most overrated, not just your least fave films. That means films that are supposed to be excellent or classics in some way, not Steven Segal films.
     
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    The Phantom Menace!!!

    Need I say more?
    I think not..

    Cheers Si
     
  15. Ian J

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    tee and pointon - You obviously have no taste as Apocalypse Now is a great film, at least until he reaches the end of the river when I invariably switch off.

    stuart-f

    "Alien 4 - what were they thinking"

    Make more money of course.

    Worst film - Judge Dreadful or Johnny Mnemonic

    Best film - Desperado

    Most Watched Film - Blues Brothers

    Ian
     
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    Worst film I've ever seen apart from EP 1

    Men in black

    Closely followed by,

    Armageddon.

    Not much better,

    Independance Day.

    Utter S***e. Rather watch the sound of music :D
     
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    Well, here we go then, my tuppence worth...

    I think Gone in Sixty Seconds was well overrated - and one of Nicholas Cage's worst films.

    Ring - everyone raved about how scary it was, but I found it very un-scary.

    I have to disagree with what has been said about 2001 - I think its a work of genius myself.

    What about a list of films that were never hyped that turned out to surpass your expectations?

    Final Destination (R1 unrestricted) was much better than I anticipated, along with Pitch Black (DTS).
     

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