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Most Overrated Movies?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Steerforth, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. Steerforth

    Steerforth Friend of Leo's

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    Okay, I’ll start. Citizen Kane. Boooooring!

    But you can’t find a list of, “Best Movies Ever” without that sitting at or near the top. I wish the tragically hip critics would dare to think for themselves.

    How long must this go on? What, do they give you some sort of brain implant in film school that makes you regurgitate that automatically?

    Orson Welles should have been a professional wrestler.

    And I’ll tell you something else! I grew up back when kids knew what a sled was. And if anybody had dared to name their sled that, he’d have been a pariah.

    All right folks, let ‘er rip!
     
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  2. RoyBGood

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    You beat me to it with Citizen Kane - it must be number one on the 'cinematic sacred cows' list.

    Casablanca at number two for me - a great insomnia cure.
     
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    I’ll go the other way, all of the Marvel movies.
     
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    godfather series
     
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    Star Wars series.
     
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    The Shining is the first one that came to mind for me.

    It's been on every "Best Horror" & "Scariest Movies Ever" list, so when I finally got around to watching it I couldn't believe how underwhelming it was. Slow, boring, and ultimately just not scary. That's my take at least, obviously I'm in the extreme minority.
     
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    Yep, I thought it was kind of boring....
     
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    The Big Lebowski.
     
  9. gwjensen

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    I never got why Casablanca is so highly regarded... Saw it two or three times and I just didn't get it...
     
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    But He's the "Dude"
     
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    Just to clear up one point. “Rosebud” was the model or trade name for the sled.
     
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    We'll that just your opinion, man.
     
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    I'll never get the love for this movie ( only seen it once), I just thought it was stupid.
    My friends will quote lines from movie as if everyone knows them, and I'm in the dark here.

    My overrated pic picks are Dazed and Confused and Easy Rider

    4 hours of wasted my time IMO ( I'll give Easy Rider a bit of a pass for the music)

    BUT " Leave Godfather alone!"
    ( really do love these movies)
     
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    As Good as it Gets. I watched it and kept thinking "Is this as good as it gets?" It never got better.
     
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    Anything to do with the Pirates of the Carribean.

    Edit- I quite liked the ride at Disneyland Paris.
     
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    Shawshank Redemption.
     
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    Django Unchained....
     
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    "Gone with the Wind"
     
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    Star Wars
    Lord of the Rings
    Shawshank Redemption
    The Dark Knight
    Fight Club
    Joker
    Everything by Tarantino
    Most things by Martin S....

    Basically anything that 'dudes' tend to get too excited about.
     
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