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^ yeah, I kinda agree on the matrix and star wars thing. The first matrix was great, but was ruined by the completely unnecessary sequels, reloaded and revolutions. I give much credit to the star wars saga (episodes 4 to 6) for creating such a depth and complexity of story that wasn't so popular in cinema during it's time.

And about LOTR, i wouldn't say it was overrated, but I won't say that I "loved" it either. I'm not so much a fan of the series, so I probably can't appreciate it as well as many other people here. But when you try to put this up against other seemingly similar sagas, like "eragon" for example, you'll realize LOTR was a very impressive production.

*gopherthegold, I love your avatar BTW, it's hella funny. LOL!
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moose17 wrote:

Love is overrated.

I hate love.

why do you hate love?
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Forum mods are way overrated, the Mediamods kick ass (except jay)

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude Oh God please make them stop using giant curtains to wrap things and claiming it is art
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I would have to say Chuck Norris I mean if i bad mouth about him on a game I get my head chewed off. Then thrown into a pit of undead zombies.
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^^ I love that you specifically neglected the one with high claims of ass-kickery.
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Beck



I thought alot of Becks earlier work was fantastic...granted hes fallen off in the past 4 or 5 years but it happens


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Huh. Should have known better. It was around 4am when I wrote up the list, so yeah, I admit to laziness for lumping films of trilogies together as some are better than the others.

But this thread is about our views of what's overrated, so it shouldn't be turned into a film discussion.

If you want me to explain why these are listed, let's create a film thread and go for it. Hell, I'll even write up a list of underrated films. And you're welcome to rip it apart, too.

One point about Casablanca - almost all my mates have seen it. Some liked it and some didn't. I'm one of the latter. Two years ago we made it a mission to see every film listed in Top 100 Greatest Films and we managed to watch them all.

We've also checked out some recommended and/or critically acclaimed films, and found some cool gems along the way, such as The Killers, Lone Star, Send Her to Heaven, Paris Texas, Sunset Boulevard, Paths of Glory, Das Boot, A Boy and His Dog. Is that geeky enough?

So, yeah, comparing with some we've seen so far, some of these films listed are pretty much nothing more than show reels of cool graphics and shallow sentimentalism.

Your list seems to be a list of popular films you don't like... not genuinely overrated films.

Nope. I liked some films listed. I don't see any problem listing a couple of my favourites as overrated. What's your definition of genuinely overrated?
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catex wrote:

Your list seems to be a list of popular films you don't like... not genuinely overrated films.

Nope. I liked some films listed. I don't see any problem listing a couple of my favourites as overrated. What's your definition of genuinely overrated?


Seeing and appreciating are two different things. I can bring a redneck to the Louvre, but I can't make him appreciate anything he sees.

I'd say an overrated film is anything that has undue praise lumped upon it. Popularity and praise are two different things though. Sometimes they go hand in hand, other times they don't. Bad films can be popular and good films can be unknown. But no matter how popular the random teen comedy of the moment is, I don't think it's going to be going up for motion picture of the year anytime soon.
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The celebs in the news all the time... Gimme a break already.
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azrael910 wrote:

Seeing and appreciating are two different things. I can bring a redneck to the Louvre, but I can't make him appreciate anything he sees.
That's pretty presumptuous of you.


I'd say an overrated film is anything that has undue praise lumped upon it. Popularity and praise are two different things though. Sometimes they go hand in hand, other times they don't. Bad films can be popular and good films can be unknown. But no matter how popular the random teen comedy of the moment is, I don't think it's going to be going up for motion picture of the year anytime soon.
And patronising, to boot. Cheers, mate.

Edit:

Note to Self: don't to be so damn thin-skinned. Sorry, azrael910.
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lokita wrote:

Dir en grey.

WHAT NO WAY THEY KICK ASS BEST SONGs are
Child prey, Umbrella and Ain't Afraid to Die
I WANT JAPANES DEATH METAL OR BLACK METAL
AND UM NARUTO IS WAY OVER RATED
ITS A DESINT SHOW BUT THERE ARE WAY BETTER ONES
AND I GUESS THE REASON EVERY ONE LIKE IT IS CUZ WELL AT SOME POINT IN OWER LIVES WE ALL WANT TO BE NINJAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND ALSO RAP IS WAY OVERRATE AND MOST AMARICAN MUSIC IS ALSO
AND MOST MAIN STREAM TECHO THATS AND THE RADIO IS OVER RATED THATS WHY WE MY BUDDYS RUN PIRATE RADIO STATIONS WITH OWER IPODS WHEN WE DRIVE AROUND AND
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Overrated? The Snowy gryyfon Mount on WoW >.> they are so overrated.
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Dot_HaCk_God wrote:


lokita wrote:

Dir en grey.

WHAT NO WAY THEY KICK ASS BEST SONGs are
Child prey, Umbrella and Ain't Afraid to Die
I WANT JAPANES DEATH METAL OR BLACK METAL
AND UM NARUTO IS WAY OVER RATED
ITS A DESINT SHOW BUT THERE ARE WAY BETTER ONES
AND I GUESS THE REASON EVERY ONE LIKE IT IS CUZ WELL AT SOME POINT IN OWER LIVES WE ALL WANT TO BE NINJAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND ALSO RAP IS WAY OVERRATE AND MOST AMARICAN MUSIC IS ALSO
AND MOST MAIN STREAM TECHO THATS AND THE RADIO IS OVER RATED THATS WHY WE MY BUDDYS RUN PIRATE RADIO STATIONS WITH OWER IPODS WHEN WE DRIVE AROUND AND


oO; Good Lord. I hope you weren't serious.
Posted 4/16/07

Dot_HaCk_God wrote:


lokita wrote:

Dir en grey.

WHAT NO WAY THEY KICK ASS BEST SONGs are
Child prey, Umbrella and Ain't Afraid to Die
I WANT JAPANES DEATH METAL OR BLACK METAL
AND UM NARUTO IS WAY OVER RATED
ITS A DESINT SHOW BUT THERE ARE WAY BETTER ONES
AND I GUESS THE REASON EVERY ONE LIKE IT IS CUZ WELL AT SOME POINT IN OWER LIVES WE ALL WANT TO BE NINJAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND ALSO RAP IS WAY OVERRATE AND MOST AMARICAN MUSIC IS ALSO
AND MOST MAIN STREAM TECHO THATS AND THE RADIO IS OVER RATED THATS WHY WE MY BUDDYS RUN PIRATE RADIO STATIONS WITH OWER IPODS WHEN WE DRIVE AROUND AND


You are an incoherent jackass....learn to spell properly
Also DEG...theyre a tad overrated your going to have to face it...your 20 your an adult you should be able to handle that right?
(im not saying i dont like DEG...but theyre certainly not worth all the attention ive seen them get)

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