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Overrated Movies

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Beaker, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Well, since we we're talking about underappreciated flicks, I thought I'd start it's natural counterpart (and if it's been done on here before, I apologize)...

    I'm sure this has the potential to start some arguments, but here's a couple I thought of immediately:

    American Beauty: I actually enjoyed it, but it got so much exposure that to me it sort of became a trite archetype of suburbia's problems. There is still value in many of the performances, and while it's definitely still a film I'll watch, it just doesn't do it for me anymore.

    The Rock: It's probably Michael Bay's best movie (and that isn't saying much), and yeah it's enjoyable, and yeah it's got Sean Connery in it, but it's still just a fantastical action flick. Plus, Nic Cage is just eh.

    I'd love to hear more...
  2. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member


    Lord of the Rings -- all of them
  3. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    Funny. When I saw this thread title, I thought to myself "American Beauty."

    I'll throw out "Crash." The fact it beat Brokeback Mountain for Best Picture is sad.

    Never a fan of "Mystic River" either. Looking forward to renting "Gone, Baby Gone" though.
  4. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Anything by Kevin Smith

    Bad acting, speechifying, orange-level pretension
  5. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    The English Patient. How in the world it won 9 Oscars is completely beyond me.
  6. statrat

    statrat Member

    Anything done by Stanley Kubrick.
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Chariots of Fire

    Clash of the Titans

    Forrest Gump
  8. More than any one person could name.
  9. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    I don't think you and I would get along very well in real life.
  10. Ditto.

    For overrated movies, I submit The Departed
  11. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    A solid bong hit and a winning smile would change all that.
  12. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Donnie Darko.

    Dazed and Confused.
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