Friday, November 12, 2010

Top 5 Overrated Movies

Every year we watch critics pour accolades on movie after movie, praising their originality and creativity. Every year we look at those same movies and think "Wow. That was fucking stupid." Here are my top 5 picks for most overrated movie.

5) Field of Dreams - Aside from my obvious hatred of Kevin Costner, I don't get this movie. Farmer hears voices that tell him to turn his field into a baseball diamond and a bunch of ghosts show up to play catch. Throw in James Earl Jones and you have an instant classic. Did I miss something?

4) Shawshank Redemption - Currently rated #1 on, this movie isn't that great. It's mediocre at best. There are much better prison movies, better prison escape movies and definitely better Stephen King movies.

3) Scarface - Embraced and merchandised by the masses, it's almost laughable how bad this movie is. Does anyone really buy Al Pacino or Robert Loggia as Cubans? That this movie has built such a substantial following and has become ingrained in our social lexicon is amazing. Upon first viewing you are left with a sinking feeling that you just wasted three hours to hear a coked out Al Pacino scream "Say hello to my little friend."

2) There Will Be Blood - What a horrible piece of shit this is. I bought into the hype of this movie and bought it on DVD when it first came out. I waited and waited and waited for the good part. When the credits started to roll I was so pissed I damn near kicked the TV. Special side note: Daniel Day Lewis is NOT that great of an actor. He's played the same character in Gangs of New York.

1) Titanic - James Cameron is dead to me after unleashing this travesty on the public. How the fuck did this become the highest grossing film of all time? It's a four hour movie about a boat sinking. You can argue all the subplots and character development and all that bullshit but at the end of the day it's a boat sinking. If you want to see a disaster movie with better characters and actors go watch Towering Inferno. Even if you don't like it it's only 3 hours long.

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  1. Titanic is simply one of the worst movies ever made. Glad to hear I am not the only person who thinks so!

  2. Definitely not alone in that perception. That movie made me hate Leonardo DiCaprio. He didn't redeem himself until he made The Departed.

  3. Holy crap thank you! I had the same experience with There Will Be Blood while watching it with a friend. We kept hearing the dramatic music and were both wondering when the awesome dramatic part was coming.

  4. The funny thing is if you bad mouth There Will Be Blood people look at you like a pariah. I think nobody wants to admit the movie is horrible because the film critics raved about it.