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Three most overrated movies

Posted on 03/29/2013 9:43:18 PM PDT by MNDude

What top three movies do you think do you think didn't live up to all their hype?


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1 posted on 03/29/2013 9:43:18 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

There are only 3?


2 posted on 03/29/2013 9:44:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MNDude

Anything with Julia Roberts in it..


3 posted on 03/29/2013 9:45:34 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: MNDude; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

1) Plan 9 From Outer Space
2) Mars Needs Women
3) Glen or Glenda


4 posted on 03/29/2013 9:45:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: mylife

I agree.

Maybe the question should be what 3 movies lived up to the hype?


5 posted on 03/29/2013 9:45:53 PM PDT by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: MNDude

I am sorry but all of the star wars movies were over hyped.

Great themes and all that, but way over hyped.


6 posted on 03/29/2013 9:47:11 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MNDude
movies that are hyped are never good.

Sort of like restaurants with good food don't have great views and vice verse.

7 posted on 03/29/2013 9:47:29 PM PDT by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: MNDude

1. Forrest Gump
2. The English Patient

Those are way above everything else for being overrated, I think.


8 posted on 03/29/2013 9:49:29 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: MNDude

Anything with Will ferrell, Clooney and Damon. I’ve always thought DiCrapio was a below average actor. he looked the same in everyone of his movies and I;m tired of watching Freeman and Sam Jackson as well.

Unlike Daniel day lewis who changes his appearance in every movie..


9 posted on 03/29/2013 9:49:31 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: llevrok

I love the underdog film on the low budget that just blows you away with its wonderful self.

I love a psychological profile to be built of characters rather than car crashes chase scenes and explosions.


10 posted on 03/29/2013 9:50:13 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MNDude

Zero Dark Thirty. Zero Dark Thirty. Zero Dark Thirty. Draggy and meandering despite the excellent source material. Would have been nice if the producers had invested some money on a decent script.


11 posted on 03/29/2013 9:50:33 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Plan 9 and Glen or Glenda were both written and directed by Edward D Wood Jr. There was no hype to live up to.


12 posted on 03/29/2013 9:50:39 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: mylife

You took my answer.

:P


13 posted on 03/29/2013 9:51:07 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: max americana
"I’ve always thought DiCrapio was a below average actor. he looked the same in everyone of his movies...'

He is, and he does, although I would make an exception for The Aviator.

14 posted on 03/29/2013 9:51:59 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: MNDude
Anything with Alec Baldwin in it.

Anything even remotely assciated with Meathead Reiner.

Anything that does not have Michael Barryman in it.

15 posted on 03/29/2013 9:53:07 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: MNDude

Most anything with Jim Carrey in it, all the Michael Moore crock-u-mentaries, most of the Batman movies and 10,000 BC.


16 posted on 03/29/2013 9:53:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: MNDude

Every movie I ever paid to watch.


17 posted on 03/29/2013 9:54:13 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Salamander

I hate hype LoL

It has it’s place and all that, but 30 years of hype?

Really?!! Really!!?


18 posted on 03/29/2013 9:55:12 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MNDude
Out of Africa.

Reds.

That's all I can think of right now.

19 posted on 03/29/2013 9:55:24 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: South40
Anything with Alec Baldwin in it.

I'll make an exception for "Hunt for Red October".

20 posted on 03/29/2013 9:56:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: brewcrew

Out of Africa sucked.
The English Patient sucked.
I never saw Reds, but Warren Beatty sucks


21 posted on 03/29/2013 9:57:54 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Poster aside, I do respect your opinion. I know I have my list of disliked movies.
22 posted on 03/29/2013 9:58:27 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: max americana
I gained a lot of respect for DiCaprio when I saw The Aviator and Catch Me if You Can.
23 posted on 03/29/2013 9:58:34 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Most anything with Jim Carrey in it

I thought the Mask was excellent for what it was.

24 posted on 03/29/2013 9:59:10 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: MNDude

Then, there was Titanic III.


25 posted on 03/29/2013 9:59:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Zhang Fei

So I guess no Zero Dark Thirty. That bad? Everyone I talk to says must see. Same director as Hurt Locker? I might have to skip.


26 posted on 03/29/2013 9:59:33 PM PDT by averagemo
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To: MNDude

The Lord of the Rings? That would be 3 movies at once. Lots of hype. They did a good job of visualizing Middle-Earth, but the characters were (mostly) poor imitations, when not outright caricatures.


27 posted on 03/29/2013 9:59:36 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: MNDude

Independence Day


28 posted on 03/29/2013 10:00:38 PM PDT by NYFreeper
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To: dfwgator

A damn fine film.
And I will give Clooney kudos for Oh Brother Where Art Thou?

Hunt for red october is still the best depiction of cold war sub life there is.


29 posted on 03/29/2013 10:00:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MNDude; a fool in paradise

Bogart’s Return to Casablanca, really, really sucked!


30 posted on 03/29/2013 10:00:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

How about ATOMIC SUBMARINE ?

But wait, you know, it did live up to its hype.

It was soul-shattering ... especially that stock footage at the beginning. It really got to me. I sometimes wonder how different my life might have been if I had never seen it.


31 posted on 03/29/2013 10:01:17 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: MNDude

Every movie that has won the Oscar for Best Movie for the past 30 years.


32 posted on 03/29/2013 10:01:20 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: South40
Reiner did have one gem...


33 posted on 03/29/2013 10:02:13 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: mylife

Two films like that (under rated and low budget) come to mind : Breaking Away and The Endless Summer.

It all starts with the story and script, to me. Low budget means that script better be good because they don’t have millions for CGI that is so glitzy and addictive to 80 IQ audiences.


34 posted on 03/29/2013 10:02:20 PM PDT by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: cardinal4

Dang!

Can’t top that...


35 posted on 03/29/2013 10:02:26 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: mylife

Out of all the movies, I can only really recall the ‘bar scene’ and “Luke, I am your father”.

The rest, I have rightly forgotten.

:)


36 posted on 03/29/2013 10:02:50 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Joe 6-pack
I would make an exception

I'd toss in What's Eating Gilbert Grape

37 posted on 03/29/2013 10:03:20 PM PDT by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: MNDude; a fool in paradise

Who remembers the Chinatown sequel titled: “Chinatown - Sister or Daughter?”


38 posted on 03/29/2013 10:03:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Squawk 8888
"I gained a lot of respect for DiCaprio when I saw The Aviator and Catch Me if You Can."

I agree with you in regards to The Aviator (see my post #14). Having said that, he would not have been my first choice for the part. If you saw Captain America: The First Avenger, Dominic Cooper played Howard Stark, a character loosely based on Hughes, and was very convincing in the role. He'd have made a better Hughes than DiCaprio.

For that matter, Robert Downey, who plays the notional son of Howard Stark in the Iron Man movies, would have also made a better Hughes.

39 posted on 03/29/2013 10:04:13 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Gangs of New York was a *great* movie...except for every scene that wimpy little weasel was in.


40 posted on 03/29/2013 10:04:15 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: llevrok

Agreed.

I hate when plot takes a second seat to special effects.


41 posted on 03/29/2013 10:04:29 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Oh Brother Where Art Thou was outstanding.

Seen a dozen times.


42 posted on 03/29/2013 10:04:53 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dfwgator

And that only because Connery’s overwhelming awesomeness overpowered Baldwin.

:)


43 posted on 03/29/2013 10:05:55 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander

The last one a saw was the one with JarJarbinks.

Good Lord that was painful.


44 posted on 03/29/2013 10:06:30 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: averagemo

I bailed after a half hour.

It was tedious.


45 posted on 03/29/2013 10:06:58 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Vendome

I love it.

I will give clooney his due.


46 posted on 03/29/2013 10:07:19 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
One of my all time favs was “The Third Man” with Joseph Cotton and Orson Wells. Fantastic B&W cinematography! and a great story involving lots of post WW2 European character actors.

Oh, and zither music....

47 posted on 03/29/2013 10:07:59 PM PDT by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: llevrok

The Endless Summer was a great one.


48 posted on 03/29/2013 10:08:34 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: MNDude

Dude, anything hyped, anything popular ain’t worth seeing, listening to, reading. Something about the lowest common denominator, get it?


49 posted on 03/29/2013 10:08:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: MNDude

From the third most overrated and hyped to the first most overrated and hyped bomb of a flick:

3. Prometheus

2. Spiderman 3

1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Saw each of them only once after much anticipation - and regretted the time lost on each one.


50 posted on 03/29/2013 10:08:46 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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