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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2008, 07:02:10 PM »

Though I do think it's fun and entertaining, I also think it's Overrated: TITANIC (1997) A Romantic Action-Adventure Disaster Drama.   Lookingup
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO as "Jack" and KATE WINSLET as young "Rose" are on a 900 foot vessel that sleeps 2500 but like true American teens the only place they can find to have sex is in a car... !!! Question

At the very end, GLORIA STUART, as old Rose, is in her bunk on the ship, and beside her bed has several large ornately framed photographs of herself (young Rose) climbing into the cockpit of a plane, on a horse, a glamour shot...  Lookingup Well JIM CAMERON wanted us to know that Rose had had a good life.  She certainly took care of herself.  Of course, before snuggling up to her dreams and candid collection, Rose quite selfishly discards the blue diamond "Heart of the Ocean" that BILL PAXTON and his crew have spent years searching for, and does the deed from the very deck of her host's ship... 
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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2008, 08:19:47 PM »

Overrated: Mary Poppins- Granted, I haven't seen this in YEARS, but I wasn't too enthused watching it as a kid. 

Underrated: The Butterfly Effect- Odd putting an Ashton Kutcher movie in the underrated category.  The Butterfly Effect is a movie about a boy named Evan who suffers from blackouts.  He suffers through several traumatic events as a kid, such as seeing his dog set on fire as well as being forced to do child pornography, and keeps notes in a journal to help him remember things.  When he gets to college, he starts re-reading his journals.  He then realized that he can transport back in time through his memories to try and change things.  Then the film goes about showing how one little change, such as dropping a ciggarette on himself, can change the future. 

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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2008, 11:15:00 AM »

Can a film be both underrated and overrated at the same time? While I enjoyed all of these films, the year that each of these films was released, it made a critic's "10 best list" and a critic's "10 worst list."

Apocalypto
Brotherhood of the Wolf
Moonlight Mile
O, Brother Where Art Thou?
Snow Falling on Cedars
Beloved
Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas
Bram Stoker's Dracula
The Fisher King
Vampire's Kiss
The Mission
Return to Oz
Lair of the White Worm

I do think what these films have in common, is that--for the most part--they are not your "typical" film.
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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2008, 11:52:54 PM »

The most overrated might be Citizen Kane. Please don't get me wrong, it's a great film, probably top fifty, but I can't see it deserving its near universal acclaim as THEE greatest film ever made.

As for the most underrated, I don't know but I sincerely hope the passing of time leads critics and audiences to be kinder to The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. I was blown sideways by how good this movie was, yet almost everyone I've ever heard mention it puts it down.
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« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2008, 06:24:53 AM »

-Over-rated-Any thing Woody Allen. Can't stand that guy.  Hatred

Under-rated-wow....I could make a BIG list here...The creepy The SCREAMING SKULL, Bava's KILL BABYKILL, COMBAT SHOCK,the sick CASTLE FREAK (starring the under rated Jeffery Coombs), Edgar Ulmer's creepy  MAN from PLANET X,
ROCKETSHIP X-M, shoulda been a mega-hit JACKIE BROWN, FEAR NO EVIL (1981), the bizzare The DAY the WORLD ENDED (love the multi-horned,four armed,three eyed monster...sooo many more!
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« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2008, 06:55:23 AM »

The most overrated in history: TITANIC  Hatred
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« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2008, 06:59:38 AM »

The most overrated in history: TITANIC  Hatred

I agree with that statement.  It was a horrible movie and with so many historical mistakes.  Pearl Harbor is up their as well.

Overrated : JAWS.  Never really though this film was as great as everyone makes it out to be.  I mean it's a good film but not one of the best ones around.  Independence Day I didn't care for it that much when I saw it when it was in theaters and when I saw it 4 years ago in High School again I still didn't like it.  I just though the whole plot of the film was pointless.  

Underrated: Office Space  When I first saw this film I though it was awesome.  It still is awesome to watch and I understand it more now that work in an office.

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« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2008, 04:55:53 PM »

Oh, I forgot, underrated: the legend of hell house, as someone says in user comments of IMDB, "It's the Mount Everest of haunted houses..."
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« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2008, 05:04:04 PM »


phantom of the paradise. it seems like more people know about the rocky horror picture show sequel, shock treatment, than know about this great flick. same sort of crowd, too. the music is great, the characters are wildly over the top, and everything looks great. you've got some of de palma's split-screens, and allusions to a pair of classic tales of horror, those being faust, and more obviously, the phantom of the opera.

I have to agree, this movie is a million times better than shock treatment. A lot of people just dont get it, although, I think if it had that audience participation element that Rocky Horror has, that wouldnt matter. Some might try to dismiss depalma's message as hippie BS, but I think the basic idea - of corporations turning art into crap for the sake of a profit, and celebrities using self destructive behavior for media coverage - still holds up today (especially considering we now live in a world of Britney Spears and American Idol).

Another film that's grossly underrated is The Cell. Sure, JLo's in it, but she does a great job in her role. The visuals are incredible, and even the absurd plot, which would have failed in lesser hands - using a device to literally enter the mind of a comatose killer and find his last victim - really works.
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« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2008, 07:28:49 PM »

Overrated: No Country For Old Men. Villain's a cheap Two Face knock-off, and they forgot to write an ending.

Underrated: Going Berzerk. It's kind of like a John Candy version of The Jerk.
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« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2008, 07:52:48 PM »


Most Overrated - (I know I'm going to get flak for this) Bladerunner. Dont get me wrong, I do love it but it's not the best sci fi ever made as it's be voted several times.


I agree with you there, , Good movie, , ,but BEST, , not even close.

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« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2008, 03:37:02 PM »

Underrated:- Return to Oz- A sequel of sorts to The Wizard of Oz, fifty or so years after the original came out.  Not a big hit, and rated PG instead of G.  More dark than the Wizard was.

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« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2008, 01:07:54 PM »

THE MOST OVERRATED MOVIE The Matrix



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« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2008, 06:25:25 PM »

Though I do think it's fun and entertaining, I also think it's Overrated: TITANIC (1997) A Romantic Action-Adventure Disaster Drama.   Lookingup
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO as "Jack" and KATE WINSLET as young "Rose" are on a 900 foot vessel that sleeps 2500 but like true American teens the only place they can find to have sex is in a car... !!! Question

At the very end, GLORIA STUART, as old Rose, is in her bunk on the ship, and beside her bed has several large ornately framed photographs of herself (young Rose) climbing into the cockpit of a plane, on a horse, a glamour shot...  Lookingup Well JIM CAMERON wanted us to know that Rose had had a good life.  She certainly took care of herself.  Of course, before snuggling up to her dreams and candid collection, Rose quite selfishly discards the blue diamond "Heart of the Ocean" that BILL PAXTON and his crew have spent years searching for, and does the deed from the very deck of her host's ship... 
Hatred  I don't care how old she is!  Punch face! BIATCH!!  BounceGiggle  Hatred

I wonder how Rose's husband, who she apparently was married to for many happy years and raised a familly with, felt when she died and went to heaven rather than see him again she wanted to be with some girly himbo she knew for a couple of weeks! 
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« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2008, 06:34:05 PM »

Not only do I think there are a number of movies that are underrated, I think there are a number of directors out there whose entire body of work tends to be underrated. They include . . .

Ralph Bakshi
Roger Corman
Sam Fuller
Spike Lee
George Pal
Alan Parker
Ken Russell

one producer

Val Lewton

And I use to think that Martin Scorsese's body of work was underrated, but with his recognition by the Academy with an Oscar, I finally think he's getting the attention he deserves.
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