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The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 12:28:46 PM   
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What's the most overhyped film you've ever seen?

You know, either one that is celebrated as a classic that you just don't agree with or maybe a blockbuster thats success baffles you.

I think this deserves a mention:



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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 12:29:38 PM   
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Those Lord of The Rings movies from a few years back.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 12:30:47 PM   
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Those Lord of The Rings movies from a few years back.


Never heard of them.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 12:33:28 PM   
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Never heard of them.


Had that guy from The Goonies in it.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 12:36:47 PM   
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I whole-heartedly agree about Forrest Gump. It imitates a great film, but its far from it.
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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 12:58:06 PM   
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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 1:01:06 PM   
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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 1:09:13 PM   
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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 1:10:45 PM   
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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 1:23:21 PM   
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Very true.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 1:31:31 PM   
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Juno


I didn't mind Juno but I did find it a bit hard to see why it was getting so much attention.  It was alright but nothing more.  Good soundtrack though, and anyone who can get Shadowcat, J Jonah Jameson and Elektra into the same film deserves a round of applause.

I will nominate Heat.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 1:45:51 PM   
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The Sound of Music. Pass me a gun.



See i'd go and see that film

Spiderman 2 and 3

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 1:47:06 PM   
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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 2:17:45 PM   
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Overhyping a film to me doesn't necessarily mean it's a duff film, just that it's enough already with the promos, interviews, The Fix/ Sky movies pieces, print ads, Mickey D's Happy Meals and blurb a full year in advance..........

Leave some surprises for the paying public!



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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 2:34:02 PM   
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I whole-heartedly agree about Forrest Gump. It imitates a great film, but its far from it.
My four least favourite words ever:
"I love Forrest Gump!!"



I love forrest gump!
It imitates a great film maybe cos it is a great film!

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 2:38:31 PM   
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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 3:08:50 PM   
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Smug, unfunny, overhyped tosh. Can someone tell me why this is supposed to be good?


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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 3:35:50 PM   
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Smug, unfunny, overhyped tosh. Can someone tell me why this is supposed to be good?



Quirky and independent = masterpiece

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 3:42:41 PM   
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Couldn't agree more. I thought I'd seen a different film to the majority of the critics and Empire forumites. They saw a modern classic, with wonderful performances, and a heart breaking conclusion. I saw an overlong BBC costume drama, in which Keira Knightley played a posh bird (ooh, big stretch) and an ending that left me completely cold. And another thing, any film that has a cheeky chappy cliched cockney sidekick does not deserve 5 stars!

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 3:48:25 PM   
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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 3:52:48 PM   
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Never heard of them.


Had that guy from The Goonies in it.


Josh Brolin?


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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 3:58:42 PM   
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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 4:04:10 PM   
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Smug, unfunny, overhyped tosh. Can someone tell me why this is supposed to be good?



Quirky and independent = masterpiece


**slight spoiler**

ahh see, I dont see how this film can fail to bring a smile to the face. Maybe I was lucky cos I saw it before the hype machine kicked into overdrive, but I really enjoy it. Some great performances, and I think it stays just on the right side of sentimentality. Plus me and my mates love copying Olives final dance when we're out for a boogie..tis most attravctive,...  the only thing I felt was a little over the top was keeping the grandads body in the car thing, but it didnt distract from my enjoyment.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 4:06:57 PM   
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They are either overblown, boring or plain crap.


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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 4:10:02 PM   
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You're putting Unforgiven and Once Upon A Time In The West in the same bracket as 10,000 B.C. and AvP: Requiem?

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 4:16:25 PM   
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I will nominate Heat.

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! Its a masterpiece, featuring the two finest actors the world has ever seen pulling off their only recent success. No overhype there

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 4:23:17 PM   
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Never heard of them.


Had that guy from The Goonies in it.


Josh Brolin?



Nah, that other bloke, the guy from California Man.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 4:36:45 PM   
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How anybody thought that this would be the start of a new mega franchise is beyond me.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 4:58:10 PM   
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I will nominate Heat.


! Its a masterpiece, featuring the two finest actors the world has ever seen pulling off their only recent success. No overhype there


You're entitled to your opinion, as am I.  Personally I found the whole film tedious in the extreme.  It looks gorgeous and has a decent ending, but as for the preceding 2 hours, I've had more excitement and thrills in a dentist's waiting room.  Its clearly a Michael Mann thing as I didn't like Miami Vice either.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 4:58:37 PM   
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