Most Over-Rated Film of All Time

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What Wins The Zonie For Most Over-Rated Movie Of All Time?

  1. Avatar

  2. No Country For Old Men

  3. Titanic

  4. Scarface

  5. Fight Club

  6. Field Of Dreams

  7. The English Patient

  8. Forrest Gump

  9. Chicago

  10. LOTR: The Fellowship Of The Ring

  11. Casablanca

  12. The Matrix

  13. Superbad

  14. Fargo

  15. The Dark Knight

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  1. Smooth Sexual Chocolate

    Smooth Sexual Chocolate Grapefruits of Wrath

    Feb 16, 2009
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    So now that the poles are officially open, my vote for the most overrated movie is going to go to Avatar, even though I thought about voting for TDK, just to spite JGlass.

    Also, a couple things I didn't get around to earlier. I can't believe both the Matrix and The Fellowship where both voted onto this list. Two films that that entertain both the eyes and the mind, both also arguably the best of their respective trilogy's.

    Chicago - An honorable mention for most overrated, and I'd probably put this one at number two and TDK at number three. I'll admit I never saw it, and never admit that I did, but yeah, it's the kind of like a homeless man shitting on a piece of cardboard in a back ally, a piece of shit you end up stepping on while taking out the trash and not realizing it until you're 5 steps deep into your apartment. It's like that, but worse.
  2. nightmare

    nightmare ...7, 8, Better stay up late...

    May 26, 2010
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    Titanic. Yup.

    Besides the over-hyped 'love story' angle played by media\hollywood, it was quite a dumb movie. Yeah it had a historical factor to it, but a 3hr movie about a necklace & an iceberg dosent quite wet my cinematic appetite. What a way to sucker in the chick vote all the while knowing that guys will have to shell out tons of cash to sit through this. Plus, the people that went to see this in the theatre multiple times have no idea what makes it a 'great' film other than saying- "it was beautiful".

    I cannot stand how people played up DiCaprios' performance as his best ever when he was better in The Basketball Diaries & The Beach. Hell, he was even better in Gilbert Grape & he went full ******.

    Adding to the problem was Celine Dion & that damn song. Over & over & over. Dont get me started on "im king of the world!" Probably one of the most overused lines in cinema history.
  3. Loveless

    Loveless A Life In Monochrome

    Mar 28, 2009
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    Personally I'd say Slumdog Millionaire was the most overhyped film I've seen but seeing as that's not an option this really only comes down to 2 options, and they're both from that shit-master of pretty but vacuous cinema, James Cameron (post 1995)
    Oh and how did The Phantom Menace not get short-listed?

    Or Ferngully 2: This time it's 3D. Jesus Christ, if you've taken 7 years to create a film, you might want to occasionally check the script. Avatar is the most generic, lazy, disrespectful of it's audience piece of crap I've ever seen. What annoys me most is that people fell for it, and that I had to dump a really attractive girl when she said it was her favourite film ever. I mean fucking really, I can't tolerate that kind of stupidity from anyone.

    or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About The Boat and Love the Romance. I hate tacked on love stories, especially when there is more important stories to tell. I also hate LDC and his stupid playdough face, the overly long running time and fucking Celine Dion.
    Having said that I liked Kate Winslets boobs, so Avatar is getting my vote. All you fickle graphics ****es who paid to see it sicken me. Thank your lucky stars I'm not ruler of the world, I'd line you all up against a wall and have you shot.
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  4. Cena's Little Helper

    Cena's Little Helper Mid-Card Championship Winner

    Jul 1, 2008
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    Since you want to debate the worth of Scarface, I gladly will:

    Everyone's entitled to their own opinion. You might want to find some new reasons for holding this opinion, though, as I will now show you why they are, collectively, a very flimsy basis.

    While it's nice to have a sympathetic protagonist in a film, it is not necessary for a film to be great. No one (I repeat NO ONE) is supposed to care about Tony Montana and the people who surround him. Scarface is a fictionalized yet authentic depiction of the Marielitos (i.e., the ne'er-do-wells, mental patients, and convicted felons that Fidel Castro decided to ship off to the United States in the early 80s) and their involvement in the flourishing drug trade in 1980s Miami. If you want Scarface's depiction of 1980s Miami corroborated, I highly suggest checking out the documentary Cocaine Cowboys (title is linked to imdb page).

    Scarface's greatness derives from both this aforementioned authenticity and the way in which it unfolds. Tony Montana may be one of the most unlikable characters in film history, but I'll be damned if anyone can tell me that they weren't riveted by his story. It's obvious after the first 30 minutes of Scarface that Montana has all the makings to rise fast and fall hard in Miami's criminal underworld. And, even though we know how it will all end, we're still stuck in our chairs, eyes glued to the screen, under a state of hypnosis that only ends when the credits start to roll.

    Think about this for a minute, IC, just think about this. Michelle Pfeiffer plays a character in her middle-20s who is first involved with a middle-aged car dealer/part-time drug runner and then involved with a violent, stupid, and ill-tempered kingpin who personally killed her first lover. None of these men really hold her interest, and she wouldn't give them the time of the day if they didn't have what her character cares about most in this world: money.

    Elvira Hancock is the type of woman that many ultra-rich men attract: gorgeous but vain, shallow, and jaded. Pfeiffer plays this part to a tee. That you find Pfeiffer so passionless, boring, and slightly despicable shows that she gave an exceptional performance.

    You have every right to think of the world that Scarface depicts as uninteresting and detestable but that doesn't mean it's unfaithful to its source material. Scarface is meticulous in its faithfulness to its source material. Tony Montana, Manny Ribera, Elvira would have encountered all of these people had you lived in early 1980s Miami and enjoyed its night life and partying hard; the only difference would be their names.
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  5. Kenny Powers

    Kenny Powers Bulletproof Tiger

    Jul 15, 2009
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    Avatar - This will probably win considering how everyone talks about how great this movie was. It was pretty to look at, but other than that the plot was pretty ridiculous. Basically another anti war and pro nature movie.

    No Country for Old Men - One of the best movies the Coen brothers have put out in years in my opinion. Great story and acting from everyone. This film is too underrated to be overrated.

    Titanic - This will be my pick. This movie was the #1 grossing film of all time and I think it still holds the record for most Academy Awards. If you take away Leonardo DiCaprio and the soundtrack with Celine Dion, you have nothing. A semi nude Kate Winslet and a lot of water on a ship. Are we supposed to buy two random people from different classes meet together on a ship and fall in love automatically? Then they die. Its a long boring 3 hours I can never get back.

    Scarface - This film is more of a fan favorite then anything. It never really won any awards. Its know for being violent and over the top. Its a guilty pleasure to watch every now and then, but its just cheesy 80's drug exploration film at the end of the day. No more, no less.

    Fight Club - I enjoyed this movie. It will always hold a place near to my heart since I got laid for the first time by a stripper named Marla, who also liked Fight Club. You never get to see male bonding as guys beating the shit out of each other and blowing stuff up anymore.

    Field of Dreams - Haven't seen it. Not A Kevin Costner fan.

    The English Patient - I have seen movies like this, and they bore me to tears.

    Forrest Gump - This movie actually deserves some hype. Its amazing to watch one man's journey through some of the most historic events in American history.

    Chicago - Not a fan of any Broadway musical turned into a movie.

    LOTR - Which? The Return of the King received the most awards. I wasn't crazy about the series, but I enjoyed the ride. Its not a movie I would sit though again though.

    Casablanca - Haven't seen it, but if its anything like Citizen Kane I'll pass.

    The Matrix - One of the best science fiction films of all time. I didn't like the sequels, but the original movie was something that had never been done before.

    Superbad - I find Jonah Hill and Michael Cera some of the most boring people on the planet when it comes to comedies. The whole thing with McLovin was funny for 2 seconds until everyone starting talking about it.

    Fargo - The best film the Coen brothers have made. I hated this film when I was a teenager, but I grew to love it. The cast was so colorful and William H Macy was made for that role.

    The Dark Knight- Lots of hate for this film. It was the highest grossing super hero movie of all time and had the biggest opening weekend. Ledger won a Best Supporting Oscar. Without Ledger though, the film would have been pretty shitty. I enjoyed it but couldn't get into Christian Bale's over acting as Batman. I was more interested in Bruce Wayne's character in Batman Begins..

    I was more interested in the story of The Dark Knight then the plot for Batman Begins. If that makes sense. I didn't really care for Liam Neeson or the Scarecrow as the villains for Batman Begins. It may be the most overrated superhero film of all time if that is debatable. I don't think it is the most overrated film of all time. The Dark Knight is actually watchable compared to a lot of movies like the stereotypical Crash.
  6. Mitch Henessey

    Mitch Henessey Deploy the cow-catcher......
    Staff Member Moderator

    Mar 14, 2009
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    This is an extremely tough choice for me. The Scorsese fan boy in me wants to vote for Chicago, because I really, really hate that film. Scorsese was robbed at the 75th Academy Awards. Gangs Of New York is FAR better than Chicago. Gangs Of New York crushes Chicago in every aspect, and I still can't believe this film actually won the Oscar for Best Picture that year.

    With all that said, I think I'm going to have to go with Titanic. Kate Winslet is a favorite of mine, and she didn't do a bad job in this film, and DiCaprio actually had a very entertaining and likeable character here, but Titanic is one those films that never managed to blow me away. I saw this film a couple of times when I was a kid, and I've watched it a lot over the years, and this film never blows me away. The love story between Winslet and DicCaprio feels so predictable and dull. And to tell you the truth, this film just drags most of the time. The gripping emotional stuff doesn't hit you until the very end. The final moments of the ship sinking and the aftermath are the only parts of the film that truly managed to catch my attention.

    When I watch a movie, I want to be taken on a ride. The journey to the end needs to be interesting. I don't have this feeling when I watch Titanic. I knew what was coming once the ship slammed into the iceberg. If this movie was just about the tragic sinking of the Titanic, then I don't think I would have had a problem with this film. Titanic gives you a very uninteresting love story, and Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" isn't enough to change my mind here.

    I wanted to go with Avatar, but Titanic is one of those films that has been put on this huge pedestal over the years, and I've never understood all of the praise this film receives.
  7. Y 2 Jake

    Y 2 Jake Slightly Autistic

    Dec 31, 1969
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    Avatar seem to be running away with it. Strange, as popular as it was at the time and the fact people must've gone back to watch it over and over again, nobody actually mentions it anymore. Its something that was massively successful at the time but Avatar is nobody's favorite film and nobody actually bigs it up as being one of the best ever. Overrated it ain't.

    And how is Titanic overrated when only women in their late 20's rate it?

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