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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 12:36:39 PM   
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you have a point for volume 2, but volume 1 I thought was sheer genius


Also, Kill Bill is a total rip-off of Bride Wore Black. Tarantino just can't resist ripping off other people's work.


I do think he overdid it with Death Proof, and my worry is he'll do it again with Inglorious Bastards, he needs to grow up fast.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 12:37:23 PM   
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I can't remember The Prodigy in Event Horizon  What track was it?



Funky Shit is the closing track over the credits, not really a part of the film, but still, it fits well.


I've seen Event Horizon a long time back, and you know I like it, BUT WHAT THE FUCK WAS FUNKY SHIT DOING AT THE END?


No shouting in here please. This thread is for intellectuals.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 12:39:50 PM   
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Kill Bill.


Yes. The start of the Tarantino descent. Plus, he ripped off Truffaut.


Indeed. Have you reviewed TBWB yet? Also, one of my favourite Kate Bush songs, The Wedding List, was based on The Bride Wore Black. Wasn't a rip-off, it was an homage, acknowledged and everything.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 12:41:27 PM   
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I can't remember The Prodigy in Event Horizon  What track was it?



Funky Shit is the closing track over the credits, not really a part of the film, but still, it fits well.


I've seen Event Horizon a long time back, and you know I like it, BUT WHAT THE FUCK WAS FUNKY SHIT DOING AT THE END?


No shouting in here please. This thread is for intellectuals.


Oh sorry, it just seems out of place. I tend to lose it sometimes.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 12:43:48 PM   
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Kill Bill.


Yes. The start of the Tarantino descent. Plus, he ripped off Truffaut.


Indeed. Have you reviewed TBWB yet?



Soon. I only just put The 400 Blows review up half an hour ago. I'm behind at the moment, but I've just brought nearly every Truffaut film I don't own- with the exception of Two English Girls, Woman Next Door and Finally, Sunday, which are all far too hopefully priced at 17.99

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 12:45:13 PM   
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I can't remember The Prodigy in Event Horizon  What track was it?



Funky Shit is the closing track over the credits, not really a part of the film, but still, it fits well.


I've seen Event Horizon a long time back, and you know I like it, BUT WHAT THE FUCK WAS FUNKY SHIT DOING AT THE END?


No shouting in here please. This thread is for intellectuals.


Oh sorry, it just seems out of place. I tend to lose it sometimes.


Just kidding around man 

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 12:46:35 PM   
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Go Home.


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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 12:47:23 PM   
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Indeed. Have you reviewed TBWB yet?



Soon. I only just put The 400 Blows review up half an hour ago. I'm behind at the moment, but I've just brought nearly every Truffaut film I don't own- with the exception of Two English Girls, Woman Next Door and Finally, Sunday, which are all far too hopefully priced at 17.99


I'd be interested in seeing what you think. I think it's underrated, even by Truffaut.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 12:48:02 PM   
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Ouch. hissssssssssss

ANyway, I want to mention The Godfather again. And its prequel/sequel.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 12:50:38 PM   
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Indeed. Have you reviewed TBWB yet?



Soon. I only just put The 400 Blows review up half an hour ago. I'm behind at the moment, but I've just brought nearly every Truffaut film I don't own- with the exception of Two English Girls, Woman Next Door and Finally, Sunday, which are all far too hopefully priced at 17.99


I'd be interested in seeing what you think. I think it's underrated, even by Truffaut.

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Who, Jamesbondguy?


I'd prefer to be a cat. They appear to be smarter.

Anyway, yeah, I'm really looking forward to The Bride Wore Black. I've seen little of Truffaut's work from 1964-69, actually. But TBWB looks great. The only Truffaut film I'm not looking forward to is The Wild Child.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 12:58:47 PM   
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Loved Say Anything and Jerry McGuire, this should have been better. I wish they hadn't cast Kate Hudson, she's annoying as frack.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 1:00:53 PM   
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Almost Famous

Loved Say Anything and Jerry McGuire, this should have been better. I wish they hadn't cast Kate Hudson, she's annoying as frack.
 

I actually sat through How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days last night, and I completley agree. Actually, that whole film is brain-numbingly annoying.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 1:07:22 PM   
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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 1:09:43 PM   
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Indeed. Have you reviewed TBWB yet?



Soon. I only just put The 400 Blows review up half an hour ago. I'm behind at the moment, but I've just brought nearly every Truffaut film I don't own- with the exception of Two English Girls, Woman Next Door and Finally, Sunday, which are all far too hopefully priced at 17.99


I'd be interested in seeing what you think. I think it's underrated, even by Truffaut.

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Ba dum dum tish!



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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 1:11:35 PM   
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Almost Famous

Loved Say Anything and Jerry McGuire, this should have been better. I wish they hadn't cast Kate Hudson, she's annoying as frack.


I thought Kate Hudson was superb in Almost Famous. Good film too.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 6:59:21 PM   
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I have always liked Lost in Translation and being in Japan just last week I can see some of the symbolism. Anyway the fact we all disagree on film is a good thing

For me the most over- hyped film has to be The Seven Samurai. Clocking on at 3hrs plus it is the perfect solution to insomnia

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 7:06:03 PM   
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I have always liked Lost in Translation and being in Japan just last week I can see some of the symbolism. Anyway the fact we all disagree on film is a good thing

For me the most over- hyped film has to be The Seven Samurai. Clocking on at 3hrs plus it is the perfect solution to insomnia


You're kidding, surely? How can you find that film, of all films, boring? I mean it's visually stunning, and it's got some of the most exciting scenes in cinematic history, not to mention Mifune's tour-de-force performance. It's such an easy film to get caught up in, in my opinion.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 7:15:37 PM   
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Well, at a quick glance at his signature, he does rate Beowulf more highly than The Assassination of Jesse James.... so maybe long films aren't his thing. Mind you, Seven Samurai may be long, but it sure as hell isn't slow. 

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 7:16:24 PM   
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Raging Bull - beautifully photographed, but dramatically inert and the main character is little more than a cockroach, with nothing fascinating about him at all in my opinion.

The Matrix and its sequels

Star Wars - original trilogy

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 7:27:15 PM   
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contraversy. I can muster long films but I cannot abide long films that make you feel your lifetime slipping away. I tried the Seven Samurai twice and gave up about 90 mins on both occassions - sorry guys

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 7:28:26 PM   
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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 7:39:15 PM   
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O Brother Where Art Thou? was virtually unwatchable I thought. A complete case of  'sorry, I just don't get the joke here'

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 7:40:11 PM   
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Magnolia for me.  Ive seen it 2 or 3 times. apart from the start. its just boring.




Brokenback mountain. Im sorry but its crap. 

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 7:41:05 PM   
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O Brother Where Art Thou? was virtually unwatchable I thought. A complete case of  'sorry, I just don't get the joke here'


Agreed.

I think there was a flood with a cow or something at the end....

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 7:43:56 PM   
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contraversy. I can muster long films but I cannot abide long films that make you feel your lifetime slipping away. I tried the Seven Samurai twice and gave up about 90 mins on both occassions - sorry guys


It's okay - each to their own (thought Seven Samurai is among my fave films of all time!).  I have to say though, I finally saw Beowulf on dvd recently, and besides being technically proficient, it's actually a poor film, devoid of life (even Pixar can put this element into their tosh), and over-rated.  It might've been nice in 3D on the big screen, but as I saw it, it sucked.

On that note, I find the majority of Pixar's films to be overhyped craptaculars.  I liked Monsters, Inc. and Toy Story but I cannot see why they maintain consistency with box office success.  A Bugs Life was awful, even more so when compared with the far superior Antz, and The Incredibles & Tory Story 2 were just plain annoying.  To me, at least.  I'm hoping Wall E gets better - it certainly looks it!


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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 7:52:33 PM   
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contraversy. I can muster long films but I cannot abide long films that make you feel your lifetime slipping away. I tried the Seven Samurai twice and gave up about 90 mins on both occassions - sorry guys


Fair enough, I guess. Just out of interest, why didn't you like it?

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 7:53:52 PM   
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contraversy. I can muster long films but I cannot abide long films that make you feel your lifetime slipping away. I tried the Seven Samurai twice and gave up about 90 mins on both occassions - sorry guys


Fair enough, I guess. Just out of interest, why didn't you like it?


He only watches 25- Hour long Russian films.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 7:57:05 PM   
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O Brother Where Art Thou? was virtually unwatchable I thought. A complete case of  'sorry, I just don't get the joke here'


Although I don't hate it as much as you do, I agree. I've always found the film to be a mix of good ideas that aren't really developed enough. It has it's witty moments, but they're far outweighed by the sheer amount of mediocre stuff, IMO.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 8:10:48 PM   
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As much as I enjoyed the film I couldn't help but feel it was over hyped to the point where most people were expecting the B-movie moon on a B-movie stick!

On a related note I can't help but feel that all this internet/viral marketing is to blame for over hyped...ness...
Alot of people were disappointed with Snakes On A Plane and Cloverfield which have been the two most talked about films with regards to this marketing.  Personnally I liked both films but some people get so drawn into the marketing and hype for the films that the only way they weren't going to be let down is if they saw God during the screening!  I really hope this doesn't affect The Dark Knight in the same way.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 20/4/2008 8:12:44 PM   
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contraversy. I can muster long films but I cannot abide long films that make you feel your lifetime slipping away. I tried the Seven Samurai twice and gave up about 90 mins on both occassions - sorry guys


It's okay - each to their own (thought Seven Samurai is among my fave films of all time!).  I have to say though, I finally saw Beowulf on dvd recently, and besides being technically proficient, it's actually a poor film, devoid of life (even Pixar can put this element into their tosh), and over-rated.  It might've been nice in 3D on the big screen, but as I saw it, it sucked.

On that note, I find the majority of Pixar's films to be overhyped craptaculars.  I liked Monsters, Inc. and Toy Story but I cannot see why they maintain consistency with box office success.  A Bugs Life was awful, even more so when compared with the far superior Antz, and The Incredibles & Tory Story 2 were just plain annoying.  To me, at least.  I'm hoping Wall E gets better - it certainly looks it!



I'll agree that A Bug's Life is a blip on their CV (it's good, but not as good as the rest) but the rest of their output is great. Monsters Inc is my favourite animation along with Fantasia, and while I think The Incredibles is really really good, although not perfect, I think that Toy Story 2 is one of their best. It works perfectly after Toy Story, and continues the characters naturally, introducing new characters flawlessly (Mrs Potato Head, the dog, Buzz's nemesis, Zorg) with a great plot that has time for action (the road crossing scene is a stand out) and emotion (Jessie's song which I love, even if Family Guy have undermined all the composer-whose-name-I-forget's songs somewhat). I think it's one of those sequels-better-than-the-original sort of films. Finding Nemo is a lovely story, and Ratatouille is a future masterpiece.


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