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Old 11-07-2004, 11:23 PM   Senior Registered Member #1
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Over-rated movies? Under-rated movies?

Keeping in theme with the other thread, I thought I'd create something similar but more interesting "for me". If there's anything I hate more is to watch a movie that I really liked, then later while doing research on the film, finding out that it bombed in the box-office. I for one can create a huge list but I don't want to bore anyone. So, let's see how far this can go.

Over-rated movies:
Psycho
The Exorcist
The Sixth Sense (I might change my mind, because I only saw it once, and I can hardly remember a thing.)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Gladiator
School Of Rock
The Blair Witch Project

Under-rated movies:
Dead Man On Campus
The Return Of The Living Dead
The Time Machine (2002)
Last Action Hero
Office Space
Out Cold
The Poseidon Adventure
The Amityville Horror
The Fifth Element

Some might make sense, some won't. I actually had a more difficult time with this than I intended.
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I loved all your "over-rated" ones...but I shall refrain from killing you

Over-rated:
Titanic
Chicago
LOTR (all three)
The Matrix (the first one)
POTC (sorry, it is...not annoyingly so...but it is)
Independence Day (what a pile of shit)

Under-rated:
The Blair Witch Project (it gets so attacked these days)
The Matrix Reloaded (better than the original)
Clerks (Mallrats and Dogma get all the praise)
The Beach (I thought it was better than the press it got)
Spiderman (again, better than the press it got)
Mission Impossible (I loved it...second one not so sure)
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Old 12-07-2004, 12:04 AM   Senior Registered Member #3
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I loved all your "over-rated" ones...but I shall refrain from killing you

Over-rated:
Titanic
Chicago
LOTR (all three)
The Matrix (the first one)
POTC (sorry, it is...not annoyingly so...but it is)
Independence Day (what a pile of shit)

Under-rated:
The Blair Witch Project (it gets so attacked these days)
The Matrix Reloaded (better than the original)
Clerks (Mallrats and Dogma get all the praise)
The Beach (I thought it was better than the press it got)
Spiderman (again, better than the press it got)
Mission Impossible (I loved it...second one not so sure)
Well, I can agree with all of your "over-rated" picks. The exception would be "The Matrix", but then I later found out you thought the second one was better... which I can agree with. I was pretty surprised on how much money "Titanic" made in the box-office, but for some reason I want that movie to forever hold the title of being the number one movie of all-time. I'm glad you mentioned the LOTR trilogy first, I had that in mind but didn't have the balls to put it down without a good reason why. "ID4" is bullshit, and so is "Chicago". As for POTC, two long of a movie. At least not enough Keira scenes.
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Old 12-07-2004, 12:15 AM   Officer #4
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over-rated:
titanic
LOTR
a beautiful mind
the silence of the lambs
almost famous
kill bill [volumes 1 &2]
fargo
shrek
lost in translation

under-rated:
the insider
leon [the professional]
ed wood
dawn of the dead [the remake was awesome too]
heat
troy [i thought it was pretty good]
alien 3

that was hard to think of. may add more later.
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*Over Rated*
Shrek
Seabiscuit
Fahrenheit 9/11

*Under Rated*
A Far Off Place
Girl With a Pearl Earring
Manny & Lo
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Anything by Steven Spielberg
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Overated

Titanic
Matrix
LOTR
Psycho
The Exorcist
Gladiator
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Old 12-07-2004, 02:19 PM   Senior Registered Member #8
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All you people who put LotR as over-rated can die. And don't even get me started on how bad The Matrix sequels sucked.

Over-Rated:
Titanic
Shrek 1 & 2
Spiderman 1 & 2
Chicago
A Beautiful Mind

Under-Rated:
Kill Bill Vol. I & II (they just didn't get the attention they deserved)
Office Space
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
The Professional
Boondock Saints
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Old 12-07-2004, 04:36 PM   #9
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ok, my first post, deep breath...

overrated:

Pitch Black
End of Days
All of the Jurassic parks
Independence Day
Matrix 2 & 3
Any James Bond film
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Fast And The Furious
Godfather 2 & 3
Casino
Bowling For Columbine
Braveheart
Robin Hood
Terminator 2
All of the Scream's
Field Of Dreams

Underrated:

Last Of The Mohicans
Terminator 1
2 Fast 2 Furious
Arlington Road
Jacob's Ladder
Water World
Get Shorty
The 13th warrior
Only The Strong - Calssic!!
Cube
Ronin
The Untouchables
Spartacus


Big list eh, apologies for the boredom factor eh
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Old 12-07-2004, 05:02 PM   Senior Registered Member #10
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*Over Rated*
Shrek
Seabiscuit
Fahrenheit 9/11

*Under Rated*
A Far Off Place
Girl With a Pearl Earring
Manny & Lo
"A Far Off Place"... the one with Reese Witherspoon. I always thought I was the only person that saw that movie. It was good, as I recall.
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"A Far Off Place"... the one with Reese Witherspoon. I always thought I was the only person that saw that movie. It was good, as I recall.
Yeah, Reese Witherspoon and Ethan Embry. One of my favorites. Glad to hear someone else knows what I'm talking about for once.
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Old 12-07-2004, 08:48 PM   #12
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Hm don't agree with alot of choices there

Overated,

Lost In Translation (it was good but come on)
Van Helsing (Stephen Sommers come on you can do better then that)
Underworld (<- Is this toliet paper to wipe my aRse with)
Gladiator (With Hard Ass and the sh-billon mistakes init)
Titanic (crap storyline amazing special FX. One of those films that everone was drugged to see)
Matrix reloaded and revolutions (I think fame got to the wachoiski brothers please stick with the first one)
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW ( So dissapointing)


Underated,

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (Genius)
The Core (B-list cast but an A-list film)
Kill-bill 1-2 (deserved more)
Resovoir Dogs (come on america a classic)
28 Days Later (british and brilliant)
Troy (I thought it was good)
Lord Of The Rings 1-3 (just joking AMAZING role on directors cut of ROTK)
Scarface (GTA was born here)

There's load more can't think........
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Overrated--

Amelie(it was good, but it's overrated)
The Sound of Music
Grease

Underrated--

Spirited Away
The Green Mile
Gia
Girl, Interrupted
Igby Goes Down
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i dont know about the rest but the gladiator is one of my fav.
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Old 12-07-2004, 10:51 PM   #15
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Overrated:
Spider Man - I'm not really one for super hero movies anyway
Pearl Harbor
Kill Bill
Lost in Translation
Gladiator - It was boring

Underrated:
King Arthur - I loved it
Troy - (the movie in itself) I don't think it was as bad as everybody says
Doctor Zhivago (Keira's version)
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Overrated:
Titanic
The Matrix Trilogy (well, fine, the first one was good)
Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace
Gladiator

Underrated:
Donnie Darko
Swingers
Rounders
Dumb & Dumber
The Boondock Saints
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Old 12-07-2004, 11:43 PM   Officer #17
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Overrated-
Fight Club (I admit, I did like the first 3/4 but the ending kinda got to me)
Meet the Parents
Spiderman

Underrated-
Dogma
28 Days Later
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Old 13-07-2004, 12:40 AM   Senior Registered Member #18
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Overrated-
Fight Club (I admit, I did like the first 3/4 but the ending kinda got to me)
Meet the Parents
Spiderman

Underrated-
Dogma
28 Days Later
Meet the parents is so over-rated. I had to deal with being called Gaylord Focker for 3 years. Apprantly it was a good resemblance to my last name, Faulkner. I don't see it.
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Old 13-07-2004, 01:01 AM   Senior Registered Member #19
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Overrated-
Fight Club (I admit, I did like the first 3/4 but the ending kinda got to me)
Meet the Parents
Spiderman

Underrated-
Dogma
28 Days Later
I've disagreed with a lot of the choices here, but saying Fight Club was over-rated is absolute madness. If anything, it's under-rated. It's pretty well-known and didn't do poorly at the box office, but it didn't do great either. It was fairly controversial and that fueled a lot of it's publicity. It's not my favorite movie ever, but it's pretty damn great. And what was wrong with the ending? (SPOILERS) What's wrong with seeing two people hold hands and fall into love while buildings explode and the finacial world crumbles in front of them?
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Over-rated:
Chicago
A Beautiful Mind
Seabuiscut
Spiderman (Both sucked I thought)
All the Mummy movies (what a debacle, worst movies in history)
Men In Black
All Jackie Chan movies

Under-rated:
Lock Stock and Two smoking barrels
Jackie Brown
King Arthur (Of course)
The Hulk (Better than spidey I thought)
The Way of the Gun
Arlington Road

Office space has a massive fan base. It used to be under-rated, but now everyone loves it. But I guess its the same with Lock Stock.
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