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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 30/1/2009 8:23:09 PM   
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I'd agree. Much as we're all supposed to love it, I just....... don't, really. maybe I need to see it again.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 31/1/2009 3:44:24 PM   
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I wouldnt say Mamma Mia has been overhyped.  Successful yes, but not overhyped.

To me overhyped is movies such as Phantom Menace, parts 2&3 of LOTR, The Dark Knight.  The ones where everyone is talking about them for months and months before they come out, where you get daily updates on the status of the movie so that the anticipation is at fever pitch by the time it comes out.


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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 1/2/2009 2:52:57 AM   
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Certainly the most overhyped film of the past year was The Dark Knight - and also the one least deserving of its hype.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 1/2/2009 12:10:29 PM   
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Certainly the most overhyped film of the past year was The Dark Knight - and also the one least deserving of its hype.


Right that's it. There are far too many heretics in this thread.


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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 1/2/2009 12:25:13 PM   
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Certainly the most overhyped film of the past year was The Dark Knight - and also the one least deserving of its hype.


Right that's it. There are far too many heretics in this thread.


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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 1/2/2009 12:50:24 PM   
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I'd agree. Much as we're all supposed to love it, I just....... don't, really. maybe I need to see it again.


I also would definitely agree, although as a child I ran around quoting it.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 1/2/2009 1:01:55 PM   
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I'd agree. Much as we're all supposed to love it, I just....... don't, really. maybe I need to see it again.


I also would definitely agree, although as a child I ran around quoting it.


When I was a kid, I had a nightmare that E.T. was at the foot of my bed, preparing to kill me.

That is all.


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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 1/2/2009 2:18:11 PM   
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I'd agree. Much as we're all supposed to love it, I just....... don't, really. maybe I need to see it again.


I also would definitely agree, although as a child I ran around quoting it.


When I was a kid, I had a nightmare that E.T. was at the foot of my bed, preparing to kill me.

That is all.




I agree, when I was a kid I had to sit through this movie countless times just because a certian member of my faimily loved it and because at the time we only had 1 TV it meant I had to sit through this again and again and again.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 10/3/2009 5:43:57 AM   
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Alexander Alexander the not so great, not so straight
The Incredibles really, what part?
Conspiracy Theory Mel and Julia = boxoffice bomb
Titanic gee we all know the boat sinks so how did this become the highest grossing film of all time?
O Brother Where Art Thou? where art thou plot?
Hook
Citizen Kane one of the greatest movies of all time? Rosebud? Rosebud? zzzz
Casablanca best movie of all time? no
Miami Vice too bad Michael Mann forgot the Miami part and the Vice part (didn't help he made Crockett look greasy) one of the most BORING action movies I've ever seen
Dukes of Hazzard why oh why couldn't they just put James Best the original Roscoe in as the Sheriff
The Phantom Menace more like lets see how we can fight a duckbilled vacuum cleaner army with a moppet named Anakin
Evita might have been good if they could just stop singing for one minute of the movie
No Country For Old Men more like no sense for old men however Javier Bardem gives a cool performance




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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 10/3/2009 8:30:56 AM   
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Titanic gee we all know the boat sinks so how did this become the highest grossing film of all time?



You've got to be fucking kidding me, right?

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 10/3/2009 8:38:07 AM   
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Alexander Alexander the not so great, not so straight
The Incredibles really, what part?
Conspiracy Theory Mel and Julia = boxoffice bomb
Titanic gee we all know the boat sinks so how did this become the highest grossing film of all time?
O Brother Where Art Thou? where art thou plot?
Hook
Citizen Kane one of the greatest movies of all time? Rosebud? Rosebud? zzzz
Casablanca best movie of all time? no
Miami Vice too bad Michael Mann forgot the Miami part and the Vice part (didn't help he made Crockett look greasy) one of the most BORING action movies I've ever seen
Dukes of Hazzard why oh why couldn't they just put James Best the original Roscoe in as the Sheriff
The Phantom Menace more like lets see how we can fight a duckbilled vacuum cleaner army with a moppet named Anakin
Evita might have been good if they could just stop singing for one minute of the movie
No Country For Old Men more like no sense for old men however Javier Bardem gives a cool performance


Miami Vice is not an action movie. It also wasn't hyped that much.
Dukes of Hazard overhyped...seriously?
What level of hype do you think O Brother received?....Also as for plot it was takenm from Homers Odessey so again.....seriously?

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 10/3/2009 9:06:44 AM   
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Dukes of Hazzard why oh why couldn't they just put James Best the original Roscoe in as the Sheriff

Evita might have been good if they could just stop singing for one minute of the movie



1) He's too old.

2) It's based on a MUSICAL. 

Genius.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 10/3/2009 10:30:42 AM   
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Titanic gee we all know the boat sinks so how did this become the highest grossing film of all time?



You've got to be fucking kidding me, right?


It was a dire movie though.  I mean no wonder Jams Cameron hasn't done a film since.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 10/3/2009 12:52:44 PM   
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Titanic gee we all know the boat sinks so how did this become the highest grossing film of all time?



You've got to be fucking kidding me, right?


It was a dire movie though.  I mean no wonder Jams Cameron hasn't done a film since.


If it's dire, why did it make so much money?  OK, there are things I don't like about Titanic, but the reasons it succeeded are numerous:

1) The most famous seafaring disaster in history
2) Amazing special effects
3) James Horner's score
4) Reasonably convincing main characters (forgiving Billy Zane's sneering panto baddy)
5) A tragic love story which people still connect with
6) Some truly heartwrenching scenes (I still maintain that the best emotional sequences do not involve Jack and Rose)
7) James Cameron, who believed so wholeheartedly in his story that he pushed on with it.  Clearly a lot of people felt the same way.



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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 10/3/2009 12:59:21 PM   
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A decade ago we were all living in the shadow of the Phantom Menace being released. Still not seen hype at that level, for as long, since then.

Of course we all know that once it was released a proverbal squid was dropped on geekdom.

Hopefully we will see a retrospective on it.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 10/3/2009 2:00:14 PM   
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It still surprises me that people can't get over the phantom menace. A poor film came out 10 years ago...big deal.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 10/3/2009 3:01:26 PM   
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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 10/3/2009 4:35:28 PM   
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Donnie fucking Darko


Although I do enjoy it slightly I agree....very over-hyped for such a silly movie.

Phantom Menace will always be the gran daddy of over-hyped movies. That film was everywhere for months.

Honourable mentions goes to:

Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone

Matrix Reloaded - I admit being swept up by the hype and counting the days until I saw it such a average movie.

Pirates of the Caribbean 2 - Ewwwwww

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 10/3/2009 4:38:19 PM   
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Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone



I literally remember nothing about that film.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 10/3/2009 4:44:24 PM   
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Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone



I literally remember nothing about that film.


That because you were too focused on your Lord of the Rings hate.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 10/3/2009 4:52:03 PM   
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Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone



I literally remember nothing about that film.


That because you were too focused on your Lord of the Rings hate.


You mean my clarity of mind.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 10/3/2009 5:04:39 PM   
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Are we talking pre-release hype or hype generated by the response to the movie, forcing you to go see and realise it wasn't all that? In general i mean, not just reffering to you Tech.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 10/3/2009 5:19:49 PM   
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Actually the first Lord of the Rings film was not actually hyped - thats becuase the "hype monster" stomped all over it with the first "Harry Potter" Movie - and if you want a truly hyped to death movie there - look no further. HP was always going to do better - Fellowship slipped in under the radar afterwards and was critically and commercially acclaimed.

You couldn't move for that HP film at the time - you only have to look at its box - office opening and compare it to "Fellowship" - its massive - it's ironic though that each consecutive LOTR film after outperformed the HP one's. Two Towers made more than Chamber - Return of the King made Azkaban its little bitch.

And I agree - the theatrical cuts of all three films are good but not great - but the extended cuts elevate them to modern classics - there's far more room to breathe for a start and each character is better fleshed out. I know each theatrical cut clocks in at 3 hours but they feel rushed to me. I won't even watch those versions anymore. Add all thatricals together you get 9 hours 20 minutes - add the extended's together and you have 11 hours 30 minutes - another films worth of material. and you might think - "oh god - not more" but it makes them much better films.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 11/3/2009 12:44:03 AM   
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No I was not kidding about Titanic, yes it's about the worst seafaring disaster in history, yes there's a lovey dovey story, fine but why would this film be the top grossing film of all time? The people who saw it more than twice in the theatre are masochistic individuals.

Miami Vice was overhyped, they did tons of specials on it with Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell narrating them.
Also for those of you remember the t.v. series it was an ACTION series not just drama. The movie was BORING

You guys think The Dark Knight wasn't worth the hype? It was and then some. Titanic wasn't worth the hype JMO yell if you want

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 11/3/2009 8:32:22 AM   
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You guys think The Dark Knight wasn't worth the hype? It was and then some. Titanic wasn't worth the hype JMO yell if you want


I've sat and watched the film THREE TIMES since I bought it on DVD, and I still cannot see what most people find so bloody wonderful about it! 

Don't get me wrong, I thought Batman Begins was the shit, but TDK still has me feeling that something isn't right with it....

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 11/3/2009 8:33:54 AM   
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You guys think The Dark Knight wasn't worth the hype? It was and then some. Titanic wasn't worth the hype JMO yell if you want


I've sat and watched the film THREE TIMES since I bought it on DVD, and I still cannot see what most people find so bloody wonderful about it! 

Don't get me wrong, I thought Batman Begins was the shit, but TDK still has me feeling that something isn't right with it....


Probably because you're trying too hard

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 12/3/2009 5:58:52 AM   
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If you're trying to figure out that something's not right with The Dark Knight you are trying too hard. It's a highly complex film if you really think about it, but don't because you might overheat your brain. Just watch it and enjoy it, thinking about it takes all the fun out of it anyway.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 12/3/2009 8:32:34 AM   
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Probably because you're trying too hard


Hmm...

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If you're trying to figure out that something's not right with The Dark Knight you are trying too hard.


Do you just copy and paste another poster's comments, or make variations thereof?

Maybe you're overheating your brain trying to think up your own responses to other posters?

In actual fact, I like my blockbusters.  I'm not generally one for slow-burning intellectual thrillers or complicated twisty-turny storylines, to be perfectly honest.  I expect my blockbusters to be big, loud, and fun.  My brain generally stays at home with a good book (or maybe some porn) whenever I go to the cinema.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 12/3/2009 11:11:09 AM   
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If you're trying to figure out that something's not right with The Dark Knight you are trying too hard. It's a highly complex film if you really think about it, but don't because you might overheat your brain. Just watch it and enjoy it, thinking about it takes all the fun out of it anyway.


I thought TDK was way overhyped. Mind you, I dozed off 20 minutes before the end so maybe it got better! (Liked Ledger's Joker though).

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 12/3/2009 1:09:10 PM   
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Got to be Titanic, sure it's got spectacle and a love story.... I just felt sorely underwhelmed and bored after all the hype

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