Most overrated movie/actor.

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  1. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Overrated movie: Being John Malkovich. Turned it off (twice) before slogging though to the ending the next day. Not sure why I bothered.

    Overrated Actor: When you disqualify ALL the celebrities and one-trick ponies masquerading as actors (such as Costner, Aniston, et al.), I think we're left with really only three true actors in the movies. Ed Norton, Nathan Lane, and Kevin Kline. I refuse to call any of these three overrated. All the rest I can live without.

    I was about to name Tom Cruise for being overrated, but I liked Collateral, and have The Last Samaurai on the fixin-to-watch shelf.
     


  2. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    I have The Last Samaurai on the fixin-to-watch shelf.

    I'd move it to the rather-watch-something-else shelf.

    koji
     


  3. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Movie: The last 40 minutes of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

    I'll raise you the entirety of the first two entries in the LOTR series, but particularly the first one. (Didn't see the third.)
     


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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    I'll raise you the entirety of the first two entries in the LOTR series, but particularly the first one. (Didn't see the third.)

    The extended versions were much better, imo.

    koji
     


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    skalogre Senior member

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    I'd move it to the rather-watch-something-else shelf.

    koji


    How about coaster-land with all the old AOL CDs?
     


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    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    Eyes Wide Shut
    Tom Cruise
     


  7. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    I'd move it to the rather-watch-something-else shelf.

    koji


    Was it that bad? I got it during a GOB sale for $3, along with around 20 other movies including Deathtrap and Spotless Mind. Of course, I have yet to touch any of those movies since buying them 3 months ago.
     


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    Samuel L. Jackson
    Jessica Alba
     


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    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    I'd move it to the rather-watch-something-else shelf.

    koji


    -10. I really liked that movie, it was what Shogun should have been had it been made into a PROPER film. But a piece of advice. Turn it off after the end of the last battle scene, because otherwise it WILL suck.
     


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    The Land Before Time: The Big Freeze. Hated it.
     


  11. benecios

    benecios Senior member

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    Overrated movie: Tie between all the Best Picture Oscar winners of the past twenty years. Can't think of a really good one among them.

    Overrated actor: Al Pacino. Esquire magazine once described his acting method as "bellowing his lines at the top of his lungs," and I haven't been able to look at him the same way since.


    I have to say I enjoyed Braveheart,Shakespeare in Love,American Beauty,Schindlers List and Gladiator.
     


  12. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    I have to say I enjoyed Braveheart,Shakespeare in Love,American Beauty,Schindlers List and Gladiator.

    I totally dug Shakespeare in Love. Judi Dench worked hard for her oscar.
     


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    I'd move it to the rather-watch-something-else shelf.

    koji


    You mean it doesn't portray an accurate description of the Meiji Restoration? [​IMG]

    Jon.
     


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    JBZ Senior member

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    I was almost going to put Pacino in as overrated, but I always look at him as the "before Scent of a Woman Al Pacino" (Godfathers I and II, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon) and the "after Scent of a Woman Al Pacino" (where he's basically played the same character over and over - though Heat was a good film, if a bit long).
     


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    Adaptation.
    I watched it a couple weeks ago, and I still don't feel right.

    And I'm with JBZ as to Pacino: I think Godfather II is one of the best movies of all time.
     


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