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Most overrated movie/actor.

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by benecios, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    Eyes Wide Shut
    Tom Cruise
     
  2. Thomas

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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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    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.
     
  6. benecios

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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.
     
  7. 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.
     
  9. JBZ

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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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    Act[​IMG] Ben Affleck

    Movie: [​IMG] DANCES WITH WOLVES
     
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    I do not like Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, or Chris Farley, though many people certainly seem to like them.
     
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    Being John Malkovitch is a brilliant movie.
    So as actor.

    Most overrated movies:

    Shakespeare in Love.
    10 Weddings and the funeral.
    Every "Ocean.." whatever flick.

    Al Pacino is overrated? God father? Scarface? Glengarry Glenn Ross?

    I have to add that once you put one of the greatest actors to watch on screen like: Pacino, Cain or Malkovitch into category of overrated you pretty much niche yourself as BatMan/SpiderMan/BlueManGroup aficionado.
     
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    10 Weddings and the funeral.

    I never got past the fourth wedding.
     
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    irreversible (the violence was the only 'good' thing about it)
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    I will set the ball rolling.
    Actor:
    Sean Connery without doubt.Even when he is playing a Russian he still has a Scottish accent.


    Watch his incredible performance in The Offence and then get back to me.

    koji
     
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    I'm taking this very literally. Over Rated. It's very specific. Samuel L. Jackson belongs nowhere on this list, because first of all, nobody with any credibility has ever seriously claimed that Samuel L. Jackson is a great actor. He takes roles suited for him, and his particular style, and has cornered the market on "angry black man". But overrated? Hardly. Either you like him (I do) or you don't, but you cannot seriously claim that he's overrated. Same goes for the likes of Vin Deisel, Adam Sandler, and etc. These are not people who are being "rated" so highly that it is evident that they are overrated. Thusly, I'm going to spit my game:

    Most overrated movie: Star Wars (IV: A New Hope)

    Most overrated actor: Leonardo DiCaprio

    Most overrated actress: Jodie Foster
     
  18. lawyerdad

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    I don't know about "most overrated" but "History of Violence" with Viggo Mortenson was one of the most disappointing movies I've seen in the last few years. I'd heard some good stuff about it before I went and was looking forward to it. It really, really sucked.
    To me, lame movies with artistic pretensions are far more painful than lame movies that don't aspire to be anything more than enjoyable fluff. Thus, "You, Me and Dupree", or any movie with Jennifer Aniston or Sandra Bullock, cannot even get on the ballot for "most overrated" imho, even though they're the sort of movies I bitch about endlessly when my wife drags me to them.
    Oh, and Basic Instinct 2 was really dreadful, too. Painfully bad. Never having seen the first one, I had no expectations and thus can't say it was overrated. But my wife had seen and liked the first one, and she thought #2 sucked too.
     
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    As for comedy, I think Owen/Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Ben Stiller are spectacularly overrated. They fail miserably in the frat boy humor they're always trying to portray, and they're all just awful. That comedy brat pack is something I don't understand, but almost everyone thinks I'm crazy for disliking them.


    Add me to that list. Those guys are seriously funny.

    Most overrated actor is Al Pacino. He over acts everything.
     
  20. Violinist

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    Being John Malkovitch is a brilliant movie.
    So as actor.

    Most overrated movies:

    Shakespeare in Love.
    10 Weddings and the funeral.
    Every "Ocean.." whatever flick.

    Al Pacino is overrated? God father? Scarface? Glengarry Glenn Ross?

    I have to add that once you put one of the greatest actors to watch on screen like: Pacino, Cain or Malkovitch into category of overrated you pretty much niche yourself as BatMan/SpiderMan/BlueManGroup aficionado.


    actually my favourite actors are Deniro, Ed Norton, Johnny Depp, Pacino, DiCaprio...

    I just don't like Malkovich, sorry.
     

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