Overrated Movies

A new thread that has the potential to upset just about anybody who bothers to come in here given the vast differences in our tastes.

But that’s pretty normal for Blitz so without further ado, I will name the first movie that definitely belongs in a thread of this type.

Barry Lyndon

FMD, somehow this incredibly boring period piece of tripe continues to make “top 100 movies of all time” type lists.

I had wanted to watch it for years based on the number of reviews that I had read…now I believe that all those reviewers wouldn’t know an average movie if it bit them on the ar*e…let alone a truly great movie.

3 hours and six minutes of pure boredom with a central character who is best described as unlikable.

Is there anybody out there who can give any sort of explanation for why this is considered so good?

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The Exorcist.

Decent movie. Quite like it.
But omg the scariest movie I’ve ever seen, I couldn’t…I dunno…what couldn’t you do after seeing that film?
Not only is it not the scariest film evuh, it’s not scary.
Not even a little bit.
Good film. Great performances. Cool soundtrack. Not scary.

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2001
Last Year at Marienbad

Anything by Tarantino.
American Beauty.

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I wouldn’t say Anything by Tarantino.

I think he’s had a few good ones.

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I’d put “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” in the overrated category for Tarantino.

Django Unchained maybe as well.

But I’ve really enjoyed all of his others.

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Pulp fiction( pretty much all Tarantino films except for the nazi one and reservoir dogs)
2001 space odyssey
Forest gump
Vertigo
Captain America -civil war
Black panther
Goodfellas- come at me
Lost in translation- so so so boring
Fight club
Skyfall

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Iron Man 3

Pfft…Forrest Gump is one of my all time favourites

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I finally get to post about the shawshank redemption and Green Book.

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The Godfather.

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Tell me more…that one is on my (rather lengthy) to watch list

Star Wars.

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Forest gump is very boring imo. I found gump a very annoying character

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I loved his character

Avatar

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You haven’t yet?? :open_mouth:

Ignore that comment,… surely taking the pizz.

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I’m not sure what’s worse.

Not liking Godfather or not having seen it.

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Everybody raved about ad astra, I thought it was absolute garbage

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Muriel’s Wedding.

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