Most Overrated "Great" Movies

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  1. Mariah Larry

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    It took me a while to love his dialogue, but now I do appreciate the short clipped poetry of it. He uses a metronome to time out not only the delivery but the pauses between deliveries, between actors. Hemingway is a good analogy for his muscular, masculine writing -- but Hemingway is also easier to read than Mamet is to hear, just like most concepts are easier sold in books than in film.

    What makes both Mamet and Hemingway so effective is not one word is wasted. Everything means something vital to the story, character, or theme. Their words are pregnant with purpose in a way few other writers are.
     
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    Lost in Translation was hideous
     
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    Godfather I. I don't list II and III cause they get a lot of hate but I is widely praised.
    Apocalypse Now.
    Avatar.
    Titanic. Other than the huge and expensive production, the script, acting and everything else is cheesy and stupid.
    Scarface. entertaining but laughable.

    I disagree with The Departed, I think it's a very good movie.
     
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    To most people in this thread: admitting you have bad taste doesn't make you cool..
     
  5. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    Can't stand The Deer Hunter. First part of the movie ain't bad, when they show life in that small town and DeNiro rips Cazale for forgetting his boots (we all got a buddy that doesn't pull his weight). But what's up with Walken becoming a professional Russian Roulette player?
     
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    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    Not everyone likes everything. Just because something is generally revered doesn't mean it's beyond criticism.
     
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    Trotsky Social Capitalist / Capitalistic Communist

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    Yeah, I mean George Clooney is pretty objectively a much more talented and charismatic actor in my opinion. And Passion of the Christ was, like most any passion play, an exploitative exhibitionist drag. But I was very impressed with his prowess as a director in Hacksaw.

    After hearing about how great it was, I felt like I was taking crazy pills as I watched it. Even towards the end of the first viewing, I was fast forwarding through the non-Bill the Butcher scenes.

    Haha, I implore you to never go anywhere near a David Lynch film.

    After Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs is the only Tarantino film I really like. You have to get over a certain level of cheese, but you could put Harvey Keitel in a softcore gay porno and I'd watch because he's just that electric.

    Seriously?

    He muddled the moral dichotomy of the original version by turning Gregory Peck into a philandering alcoholic domestic abuser, creating a pedophilic subplot where the 13-year old daughter has a sexual experience with Cady, and paying credence to the actual feelings of betrayal of Cady by Nolty.

    Scorsese's version was considerably more layered than the original, or than anything he did after it. I'm sorry that I rustle you though. I get no enjoyment out of it.
     
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    Trotsky Social Capitalist / Capitalistic Communist

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    Talk about a letdown. I thought the first half of Bridge was brilliant, and then it devolved into formulaic thriller, and Cold War propaganda to boot.
     
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    Oh what scale? 10? You can't just put random numbers without any explanation on what they are. ;)

    3888
     
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    Putting PASSION's passion aside, try out APOCALYPTO for the height of his directorial powers.

    As for actor-to-actor, it's interesting you side with Clooney. I like them both, but I would have to say Clooney wouldn't be able to pull off the range of roles Gibson has tackled. I would still classify Mel Gibson as a "movie star," whereas I might reserve for Clooney the status of "leading man," which he does indeed play greatly.
     
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    Haha sorry it is out of 10.
     
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    ''Interstellar'' was awful, it felt like watching a Ron Howard movie set in space, so cheesy and trite, and even the space footage was meh. Last but not least, the soundtrack was probably the most uninspired music Zimmer has ever composed.
     
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    Godfather II gets a lot of hate? Since when?
     
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    Django Unchained
     
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    rearnakedchoke Suck it!

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    I can. Literally everything about it is a steaming pile of shit other than DDL's performance. That's my nuanced critique.
     
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    tehend West Coast Distributor Of Pain

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    Pulp fiction
     
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    It was uniquely annoying in that Nolan way too in that the soundtrack was way too intense for huge swath of the movie. Crescendi lose their effect without some breathing room and worse just become annoying.
     
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    Rustled? LOL. I'm used to shit opinions on movies when it comes to Sherdog. I just find empty, hollow criticisms like yours funny. He remade a movie about a creepy rapist pedo stalking a family and made a movie about a creepy rapist pedo stalking a family. What risks did he take? Turning Cady into an over-the-top super villain who no-sold everything? A risk would have been something like Cady killing his daughter and getting away with it. I don't care that he added unnecessary layers that didn't really add anything to the movie IMO. I prefer the idea of the original of a nice, happy family being preyed upon by a creepy motherfucker instead of an over-the-top Hulk Hogan preying on a family that is already falling apart with a morally flawed father. I like Cape Fear, but it's one of Scorsese's weakest that I've seen. Besides, taking a risk in and of itself doesn't really mean shit.
     
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