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    Most Overated Movie

    Another movie thred. I think that many movies get huge aclaim, and when I see them, I'm just "eh". These are a few of mine. These aren't bad movies, mind you, just ones that didn't live up to the hype--

    Crouching Tiger--I know, everyone loves this movie, but I found it kind of long. Love Chow Yung Fat, but that girl-prodigy was actually kind of aggravating.

    Chicago - I loved how the actors were obviously having a blast and giving 10000 percent. But song-wise, the best one by far was the first one, and then it went down hill from there.

    Gladiator - I was kind of stunned that this movie was taken for a serious film. Russell wasa at his meatiest, but it was just a silly blockbuster!

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    Most "summer blockbuster" type movies....Armageddon, Independence Day, this last year, Bad boys 2....I think most of those really stink to me!

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    "My Own Private Idaho" -- Awful!! Unbeleivably pretentious!! Kenau Reeves doing some sort of Shakespeare thang!! I would have walked out of it only I wanted to see just how bad it was going to get. Despite that, though, I will say the one thing it did have going for it -- River Pheonix was outstanding and gave one of the best performances I have ever seen. People magazine had it right when they said, "Things get so tedious that after a while, you start to wonder if River Pheonix's narcolepsy is actually part of the plot". I have gotten into huge arguements with people over this piece of junk -- I seem to be the only one I know who didn't LOVE it

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    Good thread!

    My pics: Monsters Ball (WORST movie I've ever seen), Matrix movies (made me never want to see action films again), Titanic (sure, the first time I saw it, it was beautiful, but now that I've seen it many times, it really isn't THAT good), and the new Star Wars movies.

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    Have you ever seen that Seinfeld episode where Mr. Peterman drags Elaine to see "The English Patient" and she hates it so much that she starts screaming "Die already!"? Okay, well, that's how I felt during the first "Matrix" movie. I kept screaming in my head "END ALREADY!" Somehow, being a good wife, I let my husband talk me into seeing the second "Matrix" movie, which, unbelievably, I actually liked, and HE hated!

    Oh, and I also felt that way about that Austin Powers movie. I didn't laugh once.
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    I love that Seinfeld episode! And I think it's the reason I have such an aversion to actually SEEING"The English Patient"...

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    Oh, but I actually loved "The English Patient". Mr. RG, however, says he felt exactly like Elaine about that movie.

    Isn't it a riot when Mr. Peterman says, "You're fired," and Elaine says, "Great. I'll wait for you outside."

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    The Truman Show
    can't rememeber the name of it but ya know, the movie about the big boat......we knew the ending before it was even released..... :D

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    The English Patient does have to be high on the list. Beautiful desert landscapes, but ("die already!", LOL) who cared a twig about any of the characters? The subplot about the Indian man and his girlfriend, which provided a crucial contrast to the "patient" in the book, was never developed in the movie.

    My short list:

    Citizen Kane (hated the main character, could care less about his sled. Some pretty black and white photography, though.)

    Casablanca (rambling thrown-together plot, no chemistry between Bogart and Bergman)

    The Godfather (whenever Marlon Brando came on screen I lost track of what was going on because all I could think about was, "why does Marlon Brando have his cheeks stuffed with wads of cotton?")

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    What a sad list

    Anyway MM, did you ever see the Simpson's episode where they find the alternate ending to Casablanca? Hysterical

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    Yeah, it is a sad list, because these movies are on everybody's list as the greatest of all time, so I was doubly disappointed when I couldn't really get into them.

    I missed the Simpson's version. I'll watch for it in reruns.

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    TITANIC -- don't EVEN get me started

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    don't hate me....

    'Life Is Beautiful' - I'm sorry, I don't think you should turn being in a concentration camp into a game. I could not stand Roberto Begnini's character and I just thought he kept putting his young son into such dangerous situations.

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    I have to agree-

    Titanic had the worst scrpit ever - really corny and harlequin Romance stuff.

    Citizen Cane was all innovation, but really cold at heart. I feel that its sterile.

    As Good as it Gets got so much acclaim . . .it was a super long sitcom (with sitcom actors!) And with Gay stereotypes.

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    Originally posted by chirisici
    I have to agree-

    Titanic had the worst scrpit ever - really corny and harlequin Romance stuff.
    Yeah, I think it really kind of stretched any credibility it had at all when the ship is going down, they're waist deep in water, and Billy Zane is chasing diCaprio across the ballroom firing a gun at him. Looked absolutely ridicolous.

    And as far as the end is concerned -- near as I can tell, there was room for BOTH of them on that headboard or whatever it was Kate Winslet was floating on, yet she had to spread herself out like she was doing an Obsession ad or something and leave Leo in the water.....

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