The over rated film thread

Page 2 of 5 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty The over rated film thread

Post by Adam D on Sun 13 Feb 2011, 4:29 pm

First topic message reminder :

Following on from Hero's thread of ET vs Napoleon Dynamite, I thought it might be fun to see what everyone think are the films that suck balls but get universal love still.

So tell us your top 3 films and why you dislike them so much.

1. napoleon Dynamite - 'one of the funniest films ever'. i must have a very weak bladder and went to the toilet during all the funny bits. For me, I dont think the film raised one smile. Awful.

2. Anchorman - another very average film that everyone seems to love. just don't get why everyone rates it so highly. Unlike NP there were some good moments (the rival news readers gang fight for example) but still hugely over rated.

3. The Big Lebowski - another alright film that gets universal love. Dont get me wrong its not bad but its not brilliant either.

So thats my list, lets hear your and why.

Adam D
Founder
Founder

Posts : 23684
Join date : 2011-01-24
Age : 46
Location : Parts Unknown

http://www.v2journal.com

Back to top Go down


The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by David Tails on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 3:49 pm

It was indeed Pr4wn.

I still kind of want to see it though. Tempted to hire it on Blu-Ray just for the effects.

David Tails

Posts : 2459
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 37
Location : Aberdeen

http://officerrahl.livejournal.com/

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Adam D on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 3:52 pm

I have no idea why it got so slated. I got free tickets and took the kids - we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The acting was poor but it was infinitely better than something like Indy IV.

Adam D
Founder
Founder

Posts : 23684
Join date : 2011-01-24
Age : 46
Location : Parts Unknown

http://www.v2journal.com

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by AquaArab on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 3:56 pm

How dare you say anything bad about Indy IV it may have not been the best Indy film but it had Indiana Jones in it for gods sakes man!! ALthough I didn't like the fact most people called him Dr Jones in it, it was wrong and it wasn't big or clever.

AquaArab

Posts : 235
Join date : 2011-03-09
Location : The very chilli North

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Adam D on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 3:58 pm

I would have mentioned it before but this is the over rated film thread - no one rated Indy IV.

It was seriously the worst film I have ever seen because not only was it poor, it rudey pooed over my childhood memories.

Adam D
Founder
Founder

Posts : 23684
Join date : 2011-01-24
Age : 46
Location : Parts Unknown

http://www.v2journal.com

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by AquaArab on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 4:07 pm

How can you say such terrible things?! You are a very bad man.

AquaArab

Posts : 235
Join date : 2011-03-09
Location : The very chilli North

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Adam D on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 4:16 pm

I think I have been quite refrained about it - if only you know my true feelings about George Lucas and Spielberg.

They stole my childhood with that monstrosity of a film.

It had gophers in it. He survived an atomic blast by hiding in a frikkin' fridge. Mutt outran a army truck by swinging on jungle vines.

A truck went off a cliff and was caught by a tree which slowly lowered it into a convenient river.

Did I mention the Gophers?


Adam D
Founder
Founder

Posts : 23684
Join date : 2011-01-24
Age : 46
Location : Parts Unknown

http://www.v2journal.com

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Pr4wn on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 4:19 pm

Anyone seen the South Park episode mocking Indy IV? Classic!

Pr4wn
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 5093
Join date : 2011-03-09
Location : Manila, Philippines

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by AquaArab on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 4:27 pm

Hobo wrote:I think I have been quite refrained about it - if only you know my true feelings about George Lucas and Spielberg.

They stole my childhood with that monstrosity of a film.

It had gophers in it. He survived an atomic blast by hiding in a frikkin' fridge. Mutt outran a army truck by swinging on jungle vines.

A truck went off a cliff and was caught by a tree which slowly lowered it into a convenient river.

Did I mention the Gophers?


What's your point? Gophers are evil little critters with beedy eyes I've seen Caddyshack I know what they can do. Not even dynamite and a ghostbuster can kill them, so what chance did Indy have? And you could survive a nuclear blast in a fridge. In fact I saw this black and white safety video and it said all you had to do to survive a nuclear blast was to duck and cover and you would be ok. So a fridge would be more than enough to protect you.

AquaArab

Posts : 235
Join date : 2011-03-09
Location : The very chilli North

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by David Tails on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 4:53 pm

I seem to remember that I saw them test the firdge theory on Mythbusters.

They did a load of tests and came to the conclusion that while he may have survived the radiation of the initial blast, the fridge would have been crushed by the impact of the blast. Not to mention the level of radiation in the area would have meant he would have been killed pretty much instantly after coming out of the fridge. (Either that or he would have developed some pretty cool super powers)

David Tails

Posts : 2459
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 37
Location : Aberdeen

http://officerrahl.livejournal.com/

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Adam D on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 4:59 pm

and you wouldnt like him when he was mad.

Adam D
Founder
Founder

Posts : 23684
Join date : 2011-01-24
Age : 46
Location : Parts Unknown

http://www.v2journal.com

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by AquaArab on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 5:16 pm

You are forgeting one important thing, no matter how guff the film was he is Indiana Jones. That fact alone makes it awesome. And lets face it the Temple of Doom was a pile of tosh but it was good cause Indy was in it.

AquaArab

Posts : 235
Join date : 2011-03-09
Location : The very chilli North

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Adam D on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 5:22 pm

AquaArab wrote:You are forgeting one important thing, no matter how guff the film was he is Indiana Jones. That fact alone makes it awesome. And lets face it the Temple of Doom was a pile of tosh but it was good cause Indy was in it.


whooooooaaaaaaaaa!

ToD is awesome. Even with Short Round in it.

Indy IV - It had Gophers in it.

The 5 word review.

Adam D
Founder
Founder

Posts : 23684
Join date : 2011-01-24
Age : 46
Location : Parts Unknown

http://www.v2journal.com

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by AquaArab on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 5:42 pm

Short Round was really annoying so was Willie Scott and they were two of the three main characters. Plus they jumped from a plane and survived because they had an inflatable Dinghy. Never tried it but pretty sure that wouldn't work. Oh and he stopped a speeding mine cart with his feet and was brain washed by black magic.
That's just silly.

AquaArab

Posts : 235
Join date : 2011-03-09
Location : The very chilli North

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Dx Dan. on Thu 31 Mar 2011, 9:30 am

10,000 BC.
Team America.
Wilson + Stillers version of Starsky and Hutch.
Clash of the Titans.
Fight Club.

All poor films, Fight Club is very overrated.

Dx Dan.

Posts : 467
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 30
Location : Bognor Regis.

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by The Womble on Thu 31 Mar 2011, 12:19 pm

The Shawshank Redemption is seriously overrated! I just don't get what people love about it.

Tom Cruise is seriously overrated too. Annoying little berk!
The Womble
The Womble

Posts : 1352
Join date : 2011-03-18
Age : 38
Location : The Phantom Zone - AKA Doncaster

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Luke on Thu 31 Mar 2011, 2:25 pm

Now i'm quite prepared for everyone to have a go at me, and slag me off
etc.

But the star wars films are seriously overated.
Team America, just wasn't that funny as was lead to believe.
House of the flying daggers, i've got a good imagination, but not that good
True grit, ok but not brilliant
ET, ruined my childhood
Luke
Luke

Posts : 4012
Join date : 2011-03-16
Location : Wst Yorkshire

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Fernando on Thu 31 Mar 2011, 2:53 pm

the entire austin powers series was way overrated was funny tho.

Fernando
Fernando
Fernando

Posts : 36434
Join date : 2011-01-26
Age : 28
Location : buckinghamshire

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by sportslover on Thu 31 Mar 2011, 11:31 pm

Clunge4life wrote:The worst fillm i have ever watched bar none is Spanglish - another Adam Sandler flop - utterly terrible - i will never ever get those 90 minutes back!

The only decent film I have seen him in was The Wedding Singer and that wasn't yesterday.

sportslover

Posts : 1066
Join date : 2011-02-25

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by talkingpoint on Sun 03 Apr 2011, 1:06 pm

from what I've seen I'd have to say that the following films are overrated:

Shawshank Redemption
Lost in Translation
LOTR return of the king - too long and too repetitive
Toy Story 3
Transformers (don't even get me started on the second film)
Most comic book films (usually Marvel)

talkingpoint

Posts : 1605
Join date : 2011-02-20
Location : Essex Made Punk

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Il Gialloblu on Mon 02 May 2011, 7:19 am

I recently watched Groundhog Day for the first time and I was pretty disappointed with it after hearing so many people say how good it was.

Agree about the Big Lebowski too. Wasn't that good.
Il Gialloblu
Il Gialloblu

Posts : 1759
Join date : 2011-04-30

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Mr Bounce on Tue 03 May 2011, 8:55 am

War of The Worlds with Tom Cruise. Awful. And it has Dakota Fanning in it. Who is an irritant.


Mr Bounce

Posts : 2396
Join date : 2011-03-18
Location : East of Florida, West of Felixstowe

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by AquaArab on Wed 04 May 2011, 5:57 pm

THe Phantom menace. That was was really bad.

AquaArab

Posts : 235
Join date : 2011-03-09
Location : The very chilli North

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by TipToes88 on Thu 05 May 2011, 10:09 am

Jonah Hex, not even megan fox (who actually barley had a part and wasn't needed at all) in a tight corset could save that foul movie.

Human Traffic, used to love it same as everyone else, watched it sobre and not high and it was absolute gash

Black death, four star reviews for that?

TWILIGHT! grrrrrrr words cannot express how little i care about some mopey, pale border line naughty person and his little emo crush. got dragged to the first and second by an ex and I swear it ruined us. Vampires don't shine in the sun!!

NP and avatar have been covered already so i'm not going to mention them

TipToes88

Posts : 560
Join date : 2011-03-14
Age : 31
Location : Your house...with a knife

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Cheesehead United on Fri 06 May 2011, 3:32 pm

Apocalypse Now i think is over-rated. I started watching it, and got bored half way through.

Cheesehead United

Posts : 482
Join date : 2011-03-17
Location : West Yorkshire

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Pr4wn on Fri 06 May 2011, 4:24 pm

Not suer if Tropic Thunder has been mentioned. That film was so bad that it made me feel a bit ill.

Pr4wn
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 5093
Join date : 2011-03-09
Location : Manila, Philippines

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by A Fine Folk. on Fri 06 May 2011, 7:24 pm

Step Brother's!

A Fine Folk.

Posts : 224
Join date : 2011-05-03
Age : 31
Location : Manchester, England.

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by The Galveston Giant on Sun 08 May 2011, 12:37 am

sharky066 wrote:for Fargo sorry if somebody didn't take me to the movies to see it, I would have walked out on it
I have only walked out on one movie but I was young and under age to go and see it, it was the texas chainsaw massacre the first one Smile

I liked Fargo, based on a true story, accents are annoying i'll give you that.
The Galveston Giant
The Galveston Giant

Posts : 5333
Join date : 2011-02-23
Age : 34
Location : Scotland

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by easthfc on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 2:37 pm

Godfather

easthfc

Posts : 123
Join date : 2011-06-09

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by dummy_half on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 2:48 pm

Fine Folk

Step Brothers was the worst film I have seen in a long, long time - remind me never to take a film recommendation from my 14 year old nephew again (really should have known better - 14 year old boys find rude words and farting funny). Not sure it would be described as over-rated, because I don't think anyone rated it anyway. And if they did, they should be locked up for the good of the community.

Other over-rated films -
Just about anything that has won a 'best movie' Oscar in the last few years:
American Beauty
The Hurt Locker (OK, but I expected much more)
Titanic
Avatar (although the visuals were spectacular - the story was a very sub-par Dances with Wolves)
Lost in Translation.

In fact, anything that opens to critical acclaim is usually a complete load of pretentious toss...

dummy_half

Posts : 4989
Join date : 2011-03-11
Age : 47
Location : East Hertfordshire

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by legendkillar on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 3:21 pm

Hmmmmmm Interesting choices by people.

Jerry Maguire - Just the Tom Cruise effect. I think he jusy ruins film scripts by reading them.

Gran Torino - Just awful. I am sure Clint wanted to be down with the kids!

Braveheart - An Aussie playing a Jock is wrong. How it got best picture is beyong me.

District 9 - Just weird

legendkillar

Posts : 5253
Join date : 2011-04-17
Location : Brighton

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Pr4wn on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 4:08 pm

District 9 was a cracking film!

Pr4wn
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 5093
Join date : 2011-03-09
Location : Manila, Philippines

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by legendkillar on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 4:14 pm

I just couldn't get it Pr4wn. Maybe I would need to watch it again. It is was just weird.

legendkillar

Posts : 5253
Join date : 2011-04-17
Location : Brighton

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Pr4wn on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 4:31 pm

Ah yeah, very weird, but that's what made it so good!

Pr4wn
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 5093
Join date : 2011-03-09
Location : Manila, Philippines

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by AquaArab on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 5:29 pm

District 9 was such a good film.

Thought the Lord of the Rings films were over rated, Return of the King was waaaaaaaaaay to long and boring.

AquaArab

Posts : 235
Join date : 2011-03-09
Location : The very chilli North

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Mad for Chelsea on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 9:59 pm

I liked District 9 too, my girlfriend absolutely loved it. Weird, yeah, but a very good film IMO.

Agree about ROTK Aqua, and in general the LOTR films don't do the books justice.

Mad for Chelsea

Posts : 12022
Join date : 2011-02-11
Age : 31

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by AquaArab on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 10:42 pm

The books were so much better than the films. Aragorn was so much better in the books than in the films.

AquaArab

Posts : 235
Join date : 2011-03-09
Location : The very chilli North

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by DemonicTruthSpeaker on Thu 07 Jul 2011, 3:51 pm

The Happening - an awful M Knight Shylamanamanamanamanan with Mark Wahlberg. One of the biggest piles of poo I've ever watched, with one of the worst endings ever.

Anchorman - awful.

Flight Plan - Jodie Foster, just awful. Was she imagining it? Was her daughter alive? Did I give a brass hoot?


DemonicTruthSpeaker

Posts : 83
Join date : 2011-07-04
Location : Somewhere... anywhere... nowhere.

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Adam D on Thu 07 Jul 2011, 3:54 pm

DemonicTruthSpeaker wrote:
Anchorman - awful.


This is why I am glad you have joined this forum! Welcome aboard brother!

Now the million pound question:

What do you think of ET and Napoleon Dynamite?

Adam D
Founder
Founder

Posts : 23684
Join date : 2011-01-24
Age : 46
Location : Parts Unknown

http://www.v2journal.com

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by legendkillar on Thu 07 Jul 2011, 4:01 pm

I would like to add Limitless. The ending was just unworthy for such a film that unravelled superbly.

legendkillar

Posts : 5253
Join date : 2011-04-17
Location : Brighton

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by legendkillar on Thu 07 Jul 2011, 4:03 pm

The thing that disturbed me about ET was that he looked like the lamb that escaped from a kebab shop!

legendkillar

Posts : 5253
Join date : 2011-04-17
Location : Brighton

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by DemonicTruthSpeaker on Thu 07 Jul 2011, 5:34 pm

Napoleon Dynamite - has 2 outstanding moments, rest is all a bit 'meh, whatever'.

I've never watched ET.

DemonicTruthSpeaker

Posts : 83
Join date : 2011-07-04
Location : Somewhere... anywhere... nowhere.

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Crimey on Thu 07 Jul 2011, 5:46 pm

Anchorman is funny though. Sad

Crimey
Admin
Admin

Posts : 16396
Join date : 2011-02-14
Age : 25
Location : Galgate

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Gregers on Thu 07 Jul 2011, 7:29 pm

IMO Napoleon Dynamite is one of the worst films of all time. Genuinely not funny nor clever

Gregers

Posts : 15025
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 28
Location : Brighton, England

https://www.facebook.com/Gregers25

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Sir. badgerhands on Tue 12 Jul 2011, 2:01 pm

Napolean Dynamite - About as funny as gargling sand and vinegar.

Get Shorty - About as funny as the above while sitting on a hob turned to full.

Matrix 2 & 3 - Overblown babble.


Sir. badgerhands

Posts : 665
Join date : 2011-02-15
Location : Omnipresent

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Thomond on Tue 12 Jul 2011, 6:13 pm

Sir. badgerhands wrote:Napolean Dynamite - About as funny as gargling sand and vinegar.

Get Shorty - About as funny as the above while sitting on a hob turned to full.

Matrix 2 & 3 - Overblown babble.


Who rated the 2nd and 3rd Matrix?! Laugh

Thomond
V2 Editor
V2 Editor

Posts : 10663
Join date : 2011-04-13
Location : The People's Republic of Cork

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Adam D on Tue 12 Jul 2011, 6:45 pm

the site rules clearly state that if you comment on Napoleon Dynamite, you MUST give your opinion on ET too.

Sorry, rules are rules....

Adam D
Founder
Founder

Posts : 23684
Join date : 2011-01-24
Age : 46
Location : Parts Unknown

http://www.v2journal.com

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Sir. badgerhands on Wed 13 Jul 2011, 9:48 am

Sorry Hobo.

E.T - A fine flick featuring Gayle from Corrie in her first feature length movie.

Sir. badgerhands

Posts : 665
Join date : 2011-02-15
Location : Omnipresent

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Scott is Back on Wed 13 Jul 2011, 10:20 am

Sir. badgerhands wrote:Sorry Hobo.

E.T - A fine flick featuring Gayle from Corrie in her first feature length movie.


laughing

Scott is Back

Posts : 635
Join date : 2011-05-05

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by GG on Wed 13 Jul 2011, 3:07 pm

Star Trek

GG

Posts : 1878
Join date : 2011-01-28

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by compelling and rich on Wed 13 Jul 2011, 8:59 pm

think some people here are simply just putting bad films on, dont think many people rated them in the first place. some of the most overated films i have seen often are the ones that do well at the oscars

crash
lost in translation
hurt locker

are just some recent ones that the amercians get all hyped up over but are pretty average. in the case of crash and hurt locker they did well simply because it was current at the time

i love anchorman by the way, house of 5 lads at uni thinks helped play it up when we watched it all the time. sometimes a funny movie can often be better depending on who your watching it with

compelling and rich

Posts : 5877
Join date : 2011-02-28
Location : Manchester

Back to top Go down

The over rated film thread - Page 2 Empty Re: The over rated film thread

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 5 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum