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  • What is the most overrated film since 2000?

    In your opinion?
    "I ask every producer I meet if they need TV specs they say yeah. They all want a 40 inch display that's 1080p and 120Hz. So, I quit my job at the West Hollywood Best Buy."
    - Screenwriting Friend

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    Re: What is the most overrated film since 2000?

    In terms of critical reviews vs. my own impression:

    King Kong, no question about it.

    This movie was reviewed higher than many Oscar-winners, while I felt it was a lame, POS crap-fest at best. Even those who like the movie cannot understand how it was reviewed so highly, although the consensus is goodwill spill-over from the LOTR movies.

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    • #3
      Re: What is the most overrated film since 2000?

      Oh, so many films, so little time. I'll have to think about that.
      Writers write to be read, right?

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      • #4
        Re: What is the most overrated film since 2000?

        Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Requiem For a Dream, Kill Bill 1 and 2, Sin City, Batman Begins, Donnie Darko, Lost in Translation, etc.

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        • #5
          Re: What is the most overrated film since 2000?

          Biohazzard: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Requiem For a Dream, Kill Bill 1 and 2, Sin City, Batman Begins, Donnie Darko, Lost in Translation, etc.
          you guys are crazy.

          ill agree w/ lost in translation & Sin City.

          but king kong was fantastic.

          donnie darko was brilliant, and underrated.

          Kill Bill was probably the greatest action film in years.

          Batman Begins was one of the best comic/ action movies. ever.

          And Eternal Sunshine???? It was great.

          You're very close to being put on ignore Biohazzard.

          Very close.

          but you're right about Lost in Translation and Sin City. consider yourself saved for now.

          please dont push your luck and try to debate this.
          Last edited by Qazworld; 05-07-2006, 10:31 AM.

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          • #6
            Re: What is the most overrated film since 2000?

            Most overrated in terms of critical praise or box office numbers?

            Box Office - My Big Fat Greek Pile Of Sh!t (Only did so well because it filled a niche. The writing was pedestrian at best.

            Critical Praise - Eternal Sunshine (Like all of his scripts...uneven writing...some scenes good, some horribly boring...a way overrated film)

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            • #7
              Re: What is the most overrated film since 2000?

              Originally posted by Qazworld
              please dont push your luck and try to debate this.
              No worries there. If I ever hear anyone state that "King Kong was FANTASTIC!!" and deserving of ALL the critical praise, I just stay away, like he or she has the plague.

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              • #8
                Re: What is the most overrated film since 2000?

                Originally posted by Pencey
                Most overrated in terms of critical praise or box office numbers?

                Box Office - My Big Fat Greek Pile Of Sh!t
                Just one more reason to get hammered tonight.


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                • #9
                  Re: What is the most overrated film since 2000?

                  Wedding Crashers
                  "I ask every producer I meet if they need TV specs they say yeah. They all want a 40 inch display that's 1080p and 120Hz. So, I quit my job at the West Hollywood Best Buy."
                  - Screenwriting Friend

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                  • #10
                    Re: What is the most overrated film since 2000?

                    All good contenders listed thus far. Add to the pile CHICAGO, 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN and, drum roll please....

                    CRASH.

                    *Edited to add HISTORY OF VIOLENCE....

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                    • #11
                      Re: What is the most overrated film since 2000?

                      More nominees:

                      LOTR: ROTK: Not even the best of the trilogy and a pretty mediocre film overall. We all know the entire trilogy won the Oscars, but still...

                      Donnie Darko: The poster child for teenage angst/loser outsider movies, and other than that "cult following" attraction, it's a pretty banal movie overall.

                      Gladiator: I really like the movie on one hand, and think that Crowe was great in the title role and the action scenes rocked, but Phoenix sucked and the whole "political intrigue/incest" parts slowed the movie down to a crawl.

                      Hero: Predictable, though great-looking, mess that you could watch the first and last 10-15 minutes of, and not miss a thing.

                      Sideways: I loved Payne's previous movies, and maybe it was the hype or the fact that wine interests me as much as navel lint, but I just didn't love it. I did like it, but I just didn't see (outside of Madsen's performance) the whole "Oscar hype" surrounding it.

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                      • #12
                        Re: What is the most overrated film since 2000?

                        consider yourself banned vmf.

                        i will PM billmarq shortly.


                        (but good call on sideways. it's just not enough to save you)


                        you had some potential, but have now struck out.

                        good luck on the next message board you try to post something like this.
                        Last edited by Qazworld; 05-07-2006, 11:11 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Re: What is the most overrated film since 2000?

                          Originally posted by vmf
                          More nominees:
                          Gladiator: I really like the movie on one hand, and think that Crowe was great in the title role and the action scenes rocked, but Phoenix sucked and the whole "political intrigue/incest" parts slowed the movie down to a crawl.
                          I disagree on Joaquin Phoenix's performance. He was every bit as good as Russel Crowe.

                          Agree on my Big Fat Greek Wedding.

                          Two movies that come to mind are The Sixth Sense and Crash. After seeing those films I couldn't understand what all the fuss was about.

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                          • #14
                            Re: What is the most overrated film since 2000?

                            I totally agree with vmf on SIDEWAYS....what's the hype? After I was done watching it I was like "What?"

                            And yes, I'm gonna say CRASH. How did it generate such buzz when it was a mediocre film at best? A film about racism and such in LA? Hasn't that been done a billion times??????????? Best original screenplay???? Now I have worked with Bobby Moresco before and he is a very cool guy....I just wonder how much Paul Haggis let him help write it.....
                            BRINGBACKNCFILM

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                            • #15
                              Re: What is the most overrated film since 2000?

                              here's the definitive list so far:

                              crash
                              sideways
                              Lost in Translation
                              A Beautiful Mind
                              Sin City
                              Chicago

                              and POSSIBLY, Greek Wedding. It was fun, but probably overrrated.


                              OFFICIALLY UPDATED:

                              House of Sand & Fog - atrocious except for Connelly and the ending.

                              Million Dollar Baby

                              Farenheight 9/11

                              Napoleon Dynamite
                              Last edited by Qazworld; 05-12-2006, 10:58 AM. Reason: officially updated

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