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Old 16-07-2004, 12:04 PM   Senior Registered Member #41
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van helsing was overrated? i thought it was supposedly bad with the critics and all? i hated it. anyway, ill add more to the list

over rated:
- the last samurai
-8 mile
-adam sandler movies

under rated:
-the girl next door...very funny teen comedy and it even has a bit of romance in it.
-the butterfly effect...it wasnt that bad. i think people hated it a lot because it had ashton kutcher being serious.
-man on fire...this movie had it all. this movie should have been "the punisher" and not the crap with thomas jane.
-eurotrip...i thought it was better than old school...
-spartan...disappeared from theaters too quickly.
The Last Samurai was pretty good, I think.
And The Butterfly Effect (and Asston Kutcher) sucked.
Man on Fire wasn't all that good.
I liked The Girl Next Door, though.
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Old 16-07-2004, 12:28 PM   First Class Member KKWiki Contributer Senior Registered Member #42
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Overrated:
Titanic
Spiderman 1 and 2
Troy
Last Samurai
Anything by Michael Moore

Underrated:
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Memento
Boondock Saints
There are more, I just can't think of them right now.
Got to agree with this. Michael Moore shouldn't get the luxury of his films being judged as documentaries. If the other documentary filmmakers had an ounce of dignity or intestinal fortitude, they'd boycott the Oscars until he was made to give his back.
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Old 17-07-2004, 04:39 AM   #43
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Overrated: Titanic, Gangs of New York, Fahrenheit 9/11, the Piano, Memento, Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions

Underrated: Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels; Once Upon A Time in China
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Old 17-07-2004, 04:51 AM   Senior Registered Member #44
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Many people think that Van Helsing was overrated because it was supposed to be the beginning of the new generation-monster movie. But the critics hated it. I only enjoyed Hugh Jackman's acting(big Wolverine fan and the final battle between Van Helsing and Dracula. Other than that, it sucked big, considering it was boasting its "state-of-the-art-graphics"
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Old 17-07-2004, 10:02 AM   #45
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Under-Rated:

Boondock Saints
Everyone must go see this movie now. You'll only find it at blockbuster though because they bought the rights or something to it.
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Old 17-07-2004, 10:16 AM   Officer #46
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I have it on DVD. The sequel sounds quite promising.
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Old 17-07-2004, 02:59 PM   Senior Registered Member #47
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Another Under-rated movie:

Big Trouble in Little China
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Arrr...good choice Spire.

Ok...I shall say this one last time...Matrix original was about as original as a cheap knock off ming vase you find for £2 at a market. The sequels were at least original in their reasoning, philosophy and plot.

Spiderman 1 was actually a very good film...just the end was rushed...and Spiderman 2 is actually the greatest comic book adaptation to date...yes...even the original Superman films...yes...even Batman...this is one of the few films to EVER get 10/10 from me...I'm a harsh critic, ask anyone...for me to like something takes a lot...for me to think it's perfect is a huge thing
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Old 19-07-2004, 05:54 AM   Senior Registered Member #49
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"The Graduate" is under-rated due to the fact that not many teenagers have probably seen this film. I think it's important, and one of the best films to come out of the 60's.

"Deliverance" is probably under-rated as well. Seeing this film can gave you reasons why you souldn't go on a canoeing trip in a hillbilly country. Also one of the best films to come out of the 70's.
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Over-rated:

Braveheart
Original Matrix
X-2

Under-rated:

Matchstick Men (can't believe that didn't get more hype...it's amazing)
The Ice Storm (features Elijah Wood when he was still capable of acting!)
Ghost World (After watching this I knew Ms Johansson would make it big...)

Ironic then that I watched both Ghost World and The Hole for Thora Birch, who at the time I rated highly ) and yet I found myself amazed by her co-stars in both cases...predicting both SJ and KK would do amazingly well in their future careers.

Under-rated on THIS forum:

Spidey 2 (everyone else seems to love it but the schmucks on this forum seem to be too blind to see it.)
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Michael moore has no shame? I consider that part of the charm of him films. They are obviously incredibly opinionated, bordering on propoganda. However, from what he has said, he has instigated much discussion, and widening people's eyes. Even if it is tailored to the point he is trying to make.
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Sorry for reviving this, I realize it's against the rules, but a friend told me about this thread and I find this kind of stuff irresistable.

Overrated:

Garden State
Lord of the Rings (sans The Two Towers)
Last Tango in Paris
Bowling for Columbine
Pulp Fiction
Forrest Gump
Easy Rider
Memento
Fight Club
Magnolia


Underrated:

Dead Man
La Haine
Head
Irréversible
Russian Ark
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
The Elephant Man
Barry Lyndon
Buffalo '66
The King of Comedy
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Underrated:
Garden State
Napoleon Dynamite
Open Water
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Old 07-09-2004, 12:22 AM   Senior Registered Member #54
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Underrated:
Garden State
Napoleon Dynamite
Open Water
But Jaws is better than Open Water... right?
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Old 07-09-2004, 12:22 AM   Senior Registered Member #55
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Sorry for reviving this, I realize it's against the rules, but a friend told me about this thread and I find this kind of stuff irresistable.

Overrated:

Garden State
Lord of the Rings (sans The Two Towers)
Last Tango in Paris
Bowling for Columbine
Pulp Fiction
Forrest Gump
Easy Rider
Memento
Fight Club
Magnolia




Underrated:

Dead Man
La Haine
Head
Irréversible
Russian Ark
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
The Elephant Man
Barry Lyndon
Buffalo '66
The King of Comedy
Just wondering, why do you think Fight Club is over-rated?
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Old 07-09-2004, 12:31 AM   Senior Registered Member #56
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But Jaws is better than Open Water... right?

So much better. I see crap like Open Water every day on the Discovery Channel
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Does anybody get eaten in open water?

If no then it can't be better then jaws.
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Old 07-09-2004, 12:40 AM   Senior Registered Member #58
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So much better. I see crap like Open Water every day on the Discovery Channel
That's exactly what I'm going to say if anybody asks me to watch Open Water.

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Does anybody get eaten in open water?

If no then it can't be better then jaws.
Jaws owns. It reigns supreme of all shark films. Anyways, about Open Water. It's not the style of which the film was made that throws me off, it's the story. If I'm not correct, they're stranded out in the middle of the ocean because their "tour boat" (it has to be somekind of tour boat, because if it was their own... how can it just disappear?) left and forgot all about them. I don't know. I'd rather prefer a fake shark anyways.

I'd like to hear what Kelsey has to say, or anybody who's seen it.
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Old 07-09-2004, 12:45 AM   Senior Registered Member #59
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Fine, I'll make a thread, Richard.
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http://movies.yahoo.com/mvc/dls?iid=...&lid=255-28632
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