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    Overrated Movies.

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    Transformers
    Iron Man
    Hancock (started out great, but ended kind of lame)

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    Twilight.

    For the love of Jemima, what an overrated piece of crap. I can't wait until it passes and I don't have to hear about it somewhere on every forum I frequent.

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    1. Ghost in the Shell: Even though Masamune Shirow is a great robot designer, I found this movie to be boring as hell. Sure the animation was nice, and one of the guys from the 80s sitcom Night Court did some of the voices; but this was about as entertaining as watching tumbleweed roll around.

    2. Princess Mononoke: What's the big deal!? I find Hayao Miyazaki's stuff flat and hollow, and the fact this has gotten rave reviews over Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is just revolting. Sure it was violent, but so is Fist of the North Star (which was actually entertaining). I've seen better character development in the Gradius anime and a better plot in Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Killer Mutant Snowman.

    3. Dogma: I blame the ending for this, but the rest of this movie was pretty damn dull. This is why I usually stay away from Kevin Smith's movies (although I did like Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back).

    4. Transformers the Movie (1986): I know a lot of you will hate me for including this, but even though I did like it; it just wasn't very entertaining. As the Transformers, it suceeded; as a movie it failed miserably. Of course I blame the writers for that.

    5. Shrek the Third: I liked the first two Shrek movies, but this was just awful. This is why I think that Shrek is a greedy, pointless franchise that exists to produce generic cash-in sequels. Even though I like Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy, this was just too much of the same.

    6. X-Men 3: The Last Stand: David Hayter, who co-wrote these, stopped being cool after X2, and aside from Juggernaut; this was just boring as hell to watch. Throw in the fact that Jean Grey was no longer cool, and Wolverine is the most overused character of all the X-Men in the comics. At least they ended the X-Men films with this instead of making a fourth one.

    7. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    8. Epic Movie: Even though I liked Scary Movie, this was droll and reeked of cash-in.

    9. Young Frankenstein: I like Mel Brooks, but this film didn't live up the hype around it. I'll take Spaceballs or Robin Hood: Men in Tights any day.

    10. The Simpsons Movie: Sure this had a few funny moments, but I'm siding with those who are tired of the Simpsons. Then again, Family Guy and Futurama aren't that better.

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    Yah i agree Hancock wasnt that great but i still thought i was worth a watch maybey not a second for a while but the ending was maybe the better ending to some super hero movies iv seen

    Twilight....my girlfriend dragged me kicking and screaming to this and it was extreemly over rated . not bad but over rated i swaer their was 300 13 year old girls their and everytime one of the vampires came on screen they would clap for 5mins straight... best part of the movie at the end durring the fight sceen the sound whet out in the movie theater and most of the 13 yr olds started crying

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    I´ll probably get banned for stating this but here goes: Transformers (the new one)..

    Peter Jackson's king kong ("hey.. a running giant gorilla" 20 minutes later "Yup it's running".. another 20 minutes later "man.. they reeeeeaaally wanted to show of their runcycle, didn´t they?".. Peter Jackson was a little bit trigger happy on the Special Effects button, and some of the editing was just plain right noobish)

    Spiderman 3 (*only* enjoyable scene was the one with Bruce Campbell, seriously)

    Sweeney Todd and Corpse Bride.. (although I am a big big fan of Tim Burton, all love is not blind.. and I´m looking forward to Alice)

    (ok.. and here´s probably the last nail in my coffin): The Dark Knight.

    The Dark Knight is good.. but, I´d give it an 8 out of 10. It's not the brilliant masterpiece everyone wants it to be (IMO of course).. but, of course, Heath Ledger was awesome in it.

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    Crash-
    Won an Oscar, and I still have no idea why.

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    Give me the old James Bond back plz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourTonMantis View Post
    Iron Man
    Hancock (started out great, but ended kind of lame)
    Yep. Couldn't agree more. (Except I did like Transformers, though.)

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    Lord of the Rings.

    That's right, fuck all of you. The more people sing praise about these movies the more I hate them.

    I enjoyed them quite a bit, but they are not masterpieces of cinema. And Tolkien is a lousy writer.

    I'd also like to add Sin City and 300 to this list. Well, at least they had the common courtesy of not being 3 hours long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gory View Post
    Lord of the Rings
    I still can't watch it without falling asleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FightingSeraph View Post
    Which movies that you think didn't live up to the hype they got. Post them here if you want.
    Similar to games, there are so many that I cannot even list them all. The one movie that stands out the most for me, however, is Spiderman 3 because it singlehandedly convinced me to stop going to movie theatres. I have respect for all the people who made the movie but the end product was downright disappointing and, leaving the theatre, I felt completely cheated.

    First thing I remember saying to my friends after it ended was "What the fuck is this shit?"

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    Mossy & FourTonMantis: You aren't the only ones who didn't like the new Transformers, you should see what Garry Chalk from Beast Wars has to say. Suffice to say, I disagree with you on that one (I enjoyed it).

    The Amaranth: I steer clear of the Spider-Man sequels, myself (although the first one kicked ass).

    James Kei: I liked the old Bond movies myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FightingSeraph View Post

    The Amaranth: I steer clear of the Spider-Man sequels, myself (although the first one kicked ass).
    The second one is actually my favourite of the series and it shattered the "sequels suck" curse for me. Of course, the third movie just brought it right back in a FURY. Again, I have all the respect for the people who worked hard to make Spider-man 3 and I, one day, may be working in the entertainment industry but the movie is just a mess. I was so hyped after reading about how Venom is in the movie too.

    Seems like the "3s" are always the cursed ones.

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    Syriana.
    The plot is impossible to follow. There are about half a dozen different storylines, yet the movie usually only spends about a minute on each at a time. You'll get attention deficit disorder just watching it. Plus, near the end, right as things seem be actually happening, there's an explosion, George Clooney and the emir die, and it all comes to nothing. Fuck you for watching, it seems the movie is saying.

    I agree with James Kei on Crash.

    The last two Lord of the Rings movies. I prefer the adventure of the first movie over the endless battles of the later movies. Plus, the way they omitted some of the final parts of the last book annoys the hell out of me. The Shire is not at all as peaceful and idyllic when the hobbits return as when they left, at least in the books.

    No Country for Old Men. (Beware of spoilers!) I thought this was an excellent movie, and seeing it in the theater was an amazing experience. However, I think it is marred by one of the most crushing anticlimaxes in the history of film. The conflict and antagonism between Moss and Chigurh is raised to an exhilarating pitch...but then it all collapses. Moss is killed disappointingly offscreen, and then we're forced to listen to Tommy Lee Jones and the other sheriff and his uncle complaining and ruminating for another half hour as the main conflict of the film fades away, unresolved. I realize that this disappointing conclusion was probably the point, and is faithful to the book, but it's so frustratingly anticlimactic that it comes close to ruining the movie for me.

    I could probably think of more, but I gotta go do other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moai View Post

    The last two Lord of the Rings movies.

    No Country for Old Men..
    personally all of the lord of rings films... they just bored me

    spidey three was laughable

    No Country was ok, but there is a better film with similar feel Tommy Lee Jones gives the jaded performance but its better....
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    Star wars 1-6

    Everything the Coens have done since The Big Lebowski

    Oh Brother and The Man Who Wasn't There were good but there was something missing... after that it tail dived, think they are getting back on form but not there yet.

    Jules and Jim (not a bad film per say but it didn't seem to be the classic it was supposed to be)
    probably loads more.. can't think at moment

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    Another vote for LoTR. Also, fuck the matrix. And fuck everyone who says people don't like a movie because they don't understand it.

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    Yeah, I still have no idea why Crash was so hyped.

    Spiderman 3 was horrible. Apparently venom is that emo kid who just wants to dance.

    The entire X-men trio. Not just 3. Rogue and Iceman? No Gambit? No. No in so many ways.

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    Ok, first off, i had a feeling this was gonna turn into a 'take the biggest and most well loved movies' and bash on them. The LOTR movies are masterpieces. No two ways about it.

    Im split on the Matrix movies. The first one was a good movie with an intersting premise, the sequels were pretty awful, and id lost all interest in them because having an invincible lead protagonist, all sense of danger was gone. There was only trinity who was really in danger and the characters were so emotionless that i didnt really feel that anyone would care if she did.

    Transformers was a good fun movie with some amazing visuals. It didnt take itself too seiously and was a good time.

    Sin City i agree was overrated, it was an average story with an interesting visual style. Not the movie it was hyped to be.

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    Well, the first Matrix was stolen from another writer(she was in court for quite a while, believe she won), and it becomes painfully obvious in the other two.

    LoTR live action has Ralph Basci rolling in his grave - take out those long boring traveling shots, and the rest of the movie is a frame by frame rip of his animated series.

    Crash was hyped because it was groomed as an Oscar contender. those movies tend to be star studded, preach about some 'current' affairs subject, and try to be 'hard hitting' with high production values. I have yet to see one that I didn't think was a self congratulatory pile of horseshit.

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    well the matrix basically takes the films Dark City and Ghost in the Shell and crosses them with video games. The first one was entertaining a decent action film with some brains... they should have stopped there...

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    I'll bite and I'm sure some people will be offended by my list of over-rated movies. That aspect I actually do find laughable.

    Keep in mind, over-rated doesn't mean it is a horrible movie. Some of the movies on my list have some amazing things about them but with me - they just don't resonate and give me that "Oh my God that was outstanding" feeling.

    Pulp Fiction
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    Holy crap, MiniGoth.. just mentioning the Matrix *trilogy* gave me an aneurysm!
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    MiniGoth: Ralph Bakshi is still alive, seeing that he was interviewed for the Wizards DVD release and again in Comic-Con. Plus, his version of LotR was Rotoscoped due to the fact that his company was low on cash.

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    I wasn't sure(and using a kind of tongue in cheek phrase). I do know about the cash flow issue - still doesn't excuse the blockbuster for stealing every single shot. Watch em. It's the exact same movie.

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    Good Will Hunting - Expected in every way possible for me. The beginning, ending, and middle twists were predictable for me.

    The Usual Suspects - This movie was also predictable for me as well. I knew Kevin Spacey, an actor of great capabilities was sooner or later going to be included in an incredibly unexpected twist... and so forth.

    Crash - Agree with everyone else who mentioned it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniGoth View Post
    LoTR live action has Ralph Basci rolling in his grave - take out those long boring traveling shots, and the rest of the movie is a frame by frame rip of his animated series.
    Ralph Bakshi is still alive and kicking

    The Usual Suspects I have to agree with.

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    As far as I know the Matrix is just copy pasta of a lot of other movies and comics. Some of the movie scenes are exact copies of ones in Ghost In the Shell as well. The bullet time effect is borrowed from anime series and so on...

    But i'm not really complaining. I like the movie anyway

    The only overrated movies I can think of are the Dark Knight and Batman Begins. Sure, lot's of spectacular action... but not so much more.

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    since everyone is talking about action movies, thought i would throw in some comedies:

    Will Ferrell Movies since Anchorman have all been dry and predictable, he plays the same arrogant, dumb SOB character in every movie

    Judd Apatow movies, they always have big hype, but are never as funny i thought they would be. Like 40 Year Old Virgin, i thought i would die laughing, but found the movie was kinda sad and pathetic. Same with Knocked Up (exceptions to me are Anchorman and Superbad)

    To add perspective, Ive only laughed in the theaters REAL hard (as in crying) in two movies: Borat and Jackass 2 (i know, but some parts in those movies are too much!)

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