Overrated classic films?

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  1. canis latrans

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    watched The Maltese Falcon recently...it was "okay".
     
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    are you kidding? I know some people who would go to the Milford theater on Pulaski Av in Chicago circa 1969, hopped up on Mary Jane and Lake Shore Drive. The Milford was a dive and the cost of the movie was two bits because it was an old release. You could smoke and drink and whatever in that wanker theater. Great times.
     
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    You "know some people???"

    I used to know some people too. :cheers:
     
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    I’ll probably get slammed for this, but I thought Pulp Fiction was over rated. Maybe it was the hype, but it didn’t do a thing for me. I kept wondering when it would be over.
     
  5. Ranger357

    Ranger357 Just pixels

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    That’s a major problem with classic anything, if you were not around to see something groundbreaking, but were around to see it ripped off 60 times over your last 20 years of life before you saw/heard the original, kinda hard to give it a fair rating.

    Anyway, I like most classic films in one way or another but thought “Nashville” was horrible, just horrible.
     
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  6. Glockalong

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    Quentin Tarantino is an acquired taste. I loved Kill Bill and inglorious Basterds, but I hated Once upon a time in Hollywood and some of his other movies.
     
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    Interesting. I’m not a QT fan per se as I didn’t like Kill Bill (either one), Inglorious Basterds was ok, but I thought Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was great.
     
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    I could not finish Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I kept waiting for there to be a point. It just felt like a slog. I enjoyed the dialog and revenge in IB. I liked the first Kill Bill better than the second.
     
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    Gone With The Wind. I don't get how that was something.
     
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    The Godfather...because it insists upon itself.

    Anyone who gets that reference gets a gold star lol
     
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    Okay Peter.
     
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    DaleGribble Liberals 'R Bad!!!!

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    I had a major kid crush on her back in the day when she was in Moonlighting. I blew so many... balloons... for that woman. And then this...

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    Agreed, I never thought it was any good.
     
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    Classic or new release, nothing is immune to being overrated. It all has to do with what you like.
     
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    The point in Once Upon a Time comes at the end...
     
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    Dawn of the Dead... The original not the remake.
     
  17. Valmet

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    Unless you’re 100% averse to it, the last 25-30 mins is worth the watch IMO.
     
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    Some of the classics that I thought were over rated...

    Any Elvis film.

    Any John Wayne film. You know you're a bad actor when Jeff Bridges can do a better job being a badass than you.

    Urban Cowboy. Horrible movie.

    Footloose. I hated it as a kid. My wife and I recently watched it in the theater and it was still really bad, but kinda funny this time. Especially that really corny industrial site dance scene.

    A Street Car Named Desire. Young Brando was overrated. Older Brando wasn't to bad though, especially in the Godfather.

    All the Smokey and the Bandit movies. I never saw Burt Reynolds appeal.

    It's a Wonderful Life. I hate George Bailey. That anti-capitalist and communist manifesto should have ended with George Bailey in prison.

    Some films that I thought were overlooked and should be considered cinematic masterpieces...

    Carlito's Way. It's one of my all time favorites. The story, the cinematography, Pacino's acting. It was just a great movie to me.

    Heat. Even if you took out the famous bank shoot out scene that is still a great movie.

    Last of the Mohicans. If you don't get a sense of deep satisfaction when Chingachgook kills Magua, something is very wrong with you. The soundtrack is amazing as well...

    Elf. It's a great Christmas movie, way better than It's a Wonderful Life.

    Predator, the original film. Arnold will never win an Academy Award but this was still a great movie. I thought Danny Glover's sequel was good as well.

    Lethal Weapon, just the first one. It was a great 80's action movie.

    The Town. Great action drama with a good storyline and great acting by every actor involved.

    Good Will Hunting. Robin Williams was a tour de force in that film. He's the only actor I ever really felt sad over when he died.

    And that's about it for now.
     
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    Any of those stupid cartoon superhero movies.
    Oh Wait.
    They still make that crap don't they?
     
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    Well she's just making fun of herself there. I've seen photos of her from this year, and for a 70 year-old Hollywood actress I think she looks good. Still looks human at least, which is more than a lot of them can say.

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    But as for how she looked in the 1970's, I put Cybill Shepherd's beauty up there with, or even over them all past or present ... Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Jolie, Johansson, etc etc. Maybe Princess Grace at her best beats Cybill. Maybe.

    I mean, I totally get DeNiro's losing his mind over this woman in Taxi Driver. TOTALLY.
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