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    Overrated movies

    I'd be surprised if this wasn't a topic at some point so apologize. I was having a discussion last night with friends about movies people love, won a ton of awards, are popular that you just don't like. Curious what some of you have in mind as overrated movies. Note if you think a movie is overrated it doesn't necessarily mean you think it's a bad movie.

    I will get blasted on one of mine. So be it.

    Avatar. At the time it came out, I thought it was good. But I have never seen it again, nor do I really care to. Special effects are incredible for sure. If it would have ended up winning Best Picture I think it would be looked at as one of the ten worst Best Picture winners. IMO.

    The Sixth Sense. I hate this movie and guessed the twist early on.

    Forrest Gump. Good movie? Sure, I like it. But do not think it's a classic or anything spectacular. It beat out Pulp Fiction AND Shawshank for Best Picture as well. That's a travesty.

    Top Gun. I can't stand this movie. And take a look at Tarantino and what he says is the real meaning of Top Gun in this clip from Sleep With Me. :)

    The Real Meaning Of The Movie Top Gun According To Quentin Tarantino



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    Re: Overrated movies

    I'm sure there will be demands for me to turn in my man card, but here it is: I can't stand Scarface.



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    Re: Overrated movies

    Pretty much anything Star Wars. Sorry, every guy ever, the whole "local boy does good" genre has just been done way better elsewhere.


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    Re: Overrated movies

    The Big Lebowski, I have watched this movie a number of times and it is never funny.



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    Re: Overrated movies

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Pretty much anything Star Wars.
    Agree.



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    Re: Overrated movies

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUME View Post
    The Big Lebowski, I have watched this movie a number of times and it is never funny.
    You are going to get crushed.


    Also, I slightly agree with you. It has some memorable lines but it's not the masterpiece that many claim it to be.



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    Re: Overrated movies

    Quote Originally Posted by dahliaclone View Post
    I'd be surprised if this wasn't a topic at some point so apologize. I was having a discussion last night with friends about movies people love, won a ton of awards, are popular that you just don't like. Curious what some of you have in mind as overrated movies. Note if you think a movie is overrated it doesn't necessarily mean you think it's a bad movie.

    I will get blasted on one of mine. So be it.

    Avatar. At the time it came out, I thought it was good. But I have never seen it again, nor do I really care to. Special effects are incredible for sure. If it would have ended up winning Best Picture I think it would be looked at as one of the ten worst Best Picture winners. IMO.

    The Sixth Sense. I hate this movie and guessed the twist early on.

    Forrest Gump. Good movie? Sure, I like it. But do not think it's a classic or anything spectacular. It beat out Pulp Fiction AND Shawshank for Best Picture as well. That's a travesty.

    Top Gun. I can't stand this movie. And take a look at Tarantino and what he says is the real meaning of Top Gun in this clip from Sleep With Me. :)

    The Real Meaning Of The Movie Top Gun According To Quentin Tarantino
    Where did you find that Tarantino bit? That was brilliant!


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    Re: Overrated movies

    Avatar was visually cool but a stupid movie, IMO.

    I hate all the Dark Knight movies. Christian Bale's voice makes me LOL.

    Remember The Titans was one of the stupidest movies I ever saw. I thought the action was laughably stupid. And when I see a guy wearing a facemask that I know wasn't invented until at least the 90's in a movie that's supposed to be taking place in 1971, stuff like that really bothers me.

    There are more but these are my big ones.



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    Re: Overrated movies

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUME View Post
    The Big Lebowski, I have watched this movie a number of times and it is never funny.
    I like The Big Lebowski, but I would have to say that for Coen Brothers offerings I much prefer O Brother Where Art Thou and Raising Arizona.



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    Re: Overrated movies

    Quote Originally Posted by harty83 View Post
    I like The Big Lebowski, but I would have to say that for Coen Brothers offerings I much prefer O Brother Where Art Thou and Raising Arizona.
    Yeah, those movies are much better.



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    I ******* love Top Gun. Don't even tell me you didn't cry when Goose died because you will be lying and we'll all know it.



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    Re: Overrated movies

    The most overrated movie of all time (and it's not even close) is:

    Star Wars


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    Re: Overrated movies

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Pretty much anything Star Wars. Sorry, every guy ever, the whole "local boy does good" genre has just been done way better elsewhere.
    Chicks don't get it.



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    Re: Overrated movies

    No Country for Old Men is awful



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    Re: Overrated movies

    Quote Originally Posted by oldman View Post
    Where did you find that Tarantino bit? That was brilliant!
    I'd seen it a few years ago. Pretty funny. And not completely off base. :)



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