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Old 07-09-2004, 06:42 PM   #61
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Just wondering, why do you think Fight Club is over-rated?
It's overrated because it pretends to be way more intelligent than it actually is. It's entertaining, and Edward Norton is fabulous, but what's the point? It's just a bunch of people beating each other up as a result of stress. Wow, that's really deep.

I didn't hate it, nor did I hate Pulp Fiction, but people talk about both films like they're the works of Shakespeare or Chekhov. Please, give me a break.
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Old 07-09-2004, 08:02 PM   Senior Registered Member #62
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I'd have to agree. Fight Club was a great film, but it hardly deserves any major praising. Definitely not great enough to rank an 8.4 on imdb. It beat A Clockwork Orange for god sakes, and ACO is far more superior.

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Sudden Death (so what if it's another Die-Hard knock-off).
Daylight (Stallone's last good film, with the exception of Cop Land).
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It's just a bunch of people beating each other up as a result of stress. Wow, that's really deep.
That is what all of my friends say about it too. I guess I just saw it differently.
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Old 07-09-2004, 10:57 PM   #64
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I'd have to agree. Fight Club was a great film, but it hardly deserves any major praising. Definitely not great enough to rank an 8.4 on imdb. It beat A Clockwork Orange for god sakes, and ACO is far more superior.
Well, there are a lot of bells and whistles when it comes to the voting system on IMDb. Lots of films get extremely good votes but, for example, they're not eligible until the film gets over 1500 votes. There's also a complex math system involved.
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Old 08-09-2004, 01:31 AM   Senior Registered Member #65
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over-rated:

anything by michael moore.
the overweight gasbag doesn't deserve anywhere near the attention his mudslinging "documentaries" receive.
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I don't see Garden State as being overrated. I finally got to see it, and it was fantastic, and along with Napolean Dynamite is the one of the funniest movies I've seen in forever.

Underrated...Dazed and Confused. Linklater's best work.
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Old 08-09-2004, 02:57 PM   #67
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I still stand by my opinion that Garden State is one of the worst films ever made, and you can read the thread "Does anyone else hate Garden State?" to know why.

Anyway, I also think The Ladykillers remake is underrated. I saw it in theaters and loved it, and I bought it yesterday and still loved it. Not nearly as good as the original, obviously, but still hilarious.

I have another overrated film: The Passion of the Christ. I liked it, but I also agreed with it. Unless you're a Christian (or religious in any way) I don't see how anyone can find any value in it, seeing as it has no spiritual value whatsoever.

And Ryan, as much as I can't stand him, you have to agree that Michael Moore is a smart man: he came up with a strategy to cash in on the theories of New York socialists. He's also quite a clever little liar when you take the pause button out of the factor.
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