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Overrated and disappointing films

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  • Registered Users Posts: 51,916 ✭✭✭✭tayto lover


    The Shining was useless.



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,032 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985


    I know it's TV but I just wasted finally getting to the end of the bullsht Twin Peaks season 3



  • Registered Users Posts: 34,905 ✭✭✭✭o1s1n
    Master of the Universe


    A clear sign that you have zero taste in films 😁

    Seriously though, Jack Nicholson in his absolute prime acting wise, how could you not like that?



  • Registered Users Posts: 34,905 ✭✭✭✭o1s1n
    Master of the Universe


    Jesus and I thought The Shining comment was bad, Twin Peaks season 3 was incredible!



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,032 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985


    So people say but all I saw was hours of waffle with tiny glimpses of the actual story dotted through.

    I agree with you on the shining though.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 34,905 ✭✭✭✭o1s1n
    Master of the Universe


    Ah you just have to be into avant-garde arty farty David Lynch type stuff really to appreciate Twin Peaks fully (which I wholeheartedly am)

    If you're not then yeah I could see how it wouldn't appeal to most folks.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,508 ✭✭✭tobefrank321


    Nope the thread took a turn for the worse when people decided not to name their own over-rated films and instead focused entirely on what others view as over rated.

    Is there any point continuing the thread when such posters are not brave enough to list over rated films?

    I've listed films I think are over rated/shite as per thread title.

    And in the interests of clarity I have seen most if not all of Wolf of Wall Street and thought it was over rated shite. Happy to clear that up.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,638 ✭✭✭flasher0030


    Ok. To conclude - You're still not sure if you have seen all of The Wolf of Wall Street.



  • Registered Users Posts: 34,905 ✭✭✭✭o1s1n
    Master of the Universe


    You do know that's how a discussion forum works right? People say something and other folks discuss what they have said?

    Or do you just want this thread to be lists of films with no comments?

    Re my own over rated films, here are some of mine:

    The Shawshank Redemption - I agree that it is a great film but don't understand the massive praise it gets and never have. It's always just seemed like a good solid 7/10 which I found fairly forgettable. Like a 90s thriller you watch on a Sunday afternoon, it entertains you and you never think about it again.

    The Boondock Saints - I can understand films having a cult following and I can understand bad films having a cult following because they're bad films (ie The Room), but this film is just absolute garbage. I went into it expecting something great and was left flabbergasted as to why anyone would like it. Even ironically.

    All of Tarantino's films from Kill Bill onwards. I grew up in the 90s watching Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Jackie Brown and thought the guy was untouchable. Was incredibly excited for Kill Bill to come out, the anime shorts that were with it - it was finally released and the disappointment was real. It was rubbish. And I like over the top Japanese action films it was referencing. From that point on I felt his films got progressively worse with each release.

    With Inglorious Basterds I found he finally made the over the top, stupidly violent film that the press had always accused him of making. It was a complete parody.

    Death Proof was mildly entertaining, simply because Kurt Russell was in it.

    Django I watched in the cinema when it was released, hated it and haven't watched it since.

    The Hateful Eight I watched about 20 minutes of the opening and just couldn't hack any more of it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 123 ✭✭Tavrin Callas


    I was only thinking of the films when I posted that, but now that you mention it, I don't think I got beyond episode 2 of the original Twin Peaks either.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,325 ✭✭✭Man Vs ManUre


    Agree on inland empire, it was so boring and I had no idea what was going on and didn’t even want to know. I managed about 1hr and gave up, never to return.



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,032 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985


    Requiem for a Dream is one I never got the praise for.

    But I'm probably biased as I could add almost anything Leto has ever done in any artform to that list. Can't understand how the man has a career.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,638 ✭✭✭flasher0030




  • Registered Users Posts: 635 ✭✭✭Space Dog


    He was perfect as Jordan Catalano in My So-Called Life, that's about it. His Oscar win is one of the worst in Oscar history IMO.



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,032 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,325 ✭✭✭Man Vs ManUre


    That was a very undeserved Oscar, he was barely in the film. I think also McConaghy should not have won that year, DiCaprio in Wolf of Wall Street was much better.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,807 ✭✭✭Greyfox


    Shawshank is a story about someone having the willpower to overcome something that was impossible multiplied by 1,000. It required utterly phenomenal mental strength over a very long period of time. Stories like this, even though this one is fictional have the power to be incredibly inspirational which is why it resonated so strongly with so many. Its also true that loads of people would also just say that was a good film and move on to the next thing, and that's fine. I can see why so many loved it and I can also see why so many only liked it.



  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 91,627 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight


    It was just another prison film.

    Cool Hand Luke. Birdman of Alcatraz. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang. Sullivan's Travels. Papillon. Midnight Express.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,807 ✭✭✭Greyfox


    That's like saying Terminator 2 and Terminator Genisys are just Terminator films, it wouldn't be wrong but it's ignoring a huge gap in quality. Shawshanks themes of hope, friendship and maintaining your self worth make the film feel different to the other films you mention.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,523 ✭✭✭✭Dav010


    When you consider the other films listed, I suspect the poster was taking the P describing it as just another prison film, or at least I hope so, as Cool Hand Luke and particularly Midnight Express explore far more complex issues than incarceration.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 605 ✭✭✭BaywatchHQ


    I don't know if these are rated highly or not but I thought 'Wall-E' was one of the most boring films I've seen and also 'Up' wasn't that interesting either. I don't understand why Disney Pixar films are rated so highly, they haven't been worth watching since Toy Story 2.

    Taxi Driver is over rated but it is interesting to see footage of New York in that time period.

    The Shining is boring but I watched a documentary about it which was more interesting than the film itself.

    I watched Jaws for the first time 2 years ago and it was a very over rated film. The average episode of Baywatch was better than that film.

    All Will Ferrell films are insufferable especially 'Elf'. It is viewed as a Christmas classic.

    The Polar Express is another very bad film with annoying characters.

    Nightmare Before Christmas is another boring film but it is rated so highly because of how it was made.


    This is why I don't socialise much on film forums as I never have the same taste in films as the average person. My favourite films are usually rated 40% on Rotten Tomatoes.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,853 ✭✭✭billyhead




  • Registered Users Posts: 862 ✭✭✭lumphammer2


    I see that someone mentioned Will Ferrell ... reminded me immediately of Ryan Tubridy ... remember him?? ... Tubridy was very much one to overhype the bejack out of any old film that was connected to either Ireland or to a guest on his show ... Will Ferrell was on one time promoting the very overrated Anchorman films ... more disturbing was Tubridy's obsession with the smutty borefest that was Fifty Shades of Grey ... just because an 'Irish' actor was in it ...



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,199 ✭✭✭artvanderlay


    Everything by Christopher Nolan, the Radiohead of film.

    Not overrated, because most think it's crap, but Halloween Ends is the most disappointing movie I've ever seen. Even now I'm like "wtf?"



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,199 ✭✭✭artvanderlay


    I agree with U but I also thought Gladiator was shite. Can't wait to see Paul Mescal in Gladiator 2!



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,199 ✭✭✭artvanderlay


    Agreed. Avatar was shite but it's James Cameron so let's make a big deal if it! He's been done since T2. Now he just makes big bad spectacle movies. Shame really because Aliens is one of the greats but he got too captured by technology.

    Edge of Tomorrow was probably the last film I actually enjoyed. Doug Liman seems to be a good director in all genres (except for Jumper, which I walked out of after 10 minutes, if I recall correctly). A smart, compact, well made movie with characters that I actually care about. How shocking!



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,780 ✭✭✭buried


    Baby Driver

    "You have disgraced yourselves again" - W. B. Yeats



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,199 ✭✭✭artvanderlay


    I loved Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown (his best movie in my view) but Tarantino is like a kid who never grew up. That last one, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, was decent but the ending ruined it for me. I thought it was so childish and insensitive the way he changed the Sharon Tate murder. And critics fell over themselves to throw plaudits at him. Disgusting. I also thought Reservoir Dogs was very overrated. It looked and sounded cheap ( I know it was low budget, but it looked worse than it should have with that cast), and Tim Roth's performance was just embarassing. Terrible overrated actor who got found out later in his career.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,933 ✭✭✭tesla_newbie


    Watched The Deer Hunter for the first time recently, done nothing for me and didn’t think Christopher walkens performance was at all memorable, it’s a movie with a bunch of noteworthy scenes but no real strong link



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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,523 ✭✭✭✭Dav010


    Everyone to their own of course, but I think it is a classic.

    One of the most iconic scenes in cinematic history, the irony may be lost on anyone who doesn’t know the real event which inspired it.



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