Debate of the Day: What Movie Do You Find Massively Overrated?

I’m sure your opinions don’t always line up with critics or audiences, and that fact has spawned this question today. I’m wondering as to what movie you secretly hate that everyone else seems to love. No matter how high profile the title, don’t be afraid to lay it all out there. I mean, you’re anonymous commenters after all…

As for me? A few come to mind. I thought Last of the Mohicans was terribly ordinary, and didn’t quite understand why it’s portrayed as some classic film. I also thought more recently that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo wasn’t some murder mystery masterpiece as it was alleged to be.

Further back, there’s a whole era of movies in the I just don’t quite get. Films like The Crow and The Lost Boys just seem unspeakably terrible to me when I watch them for the first time today. Are these beloved because they’re terrible? Or is there really just that much nostalgia associated with them?

And now venturing into sacrilegious territory? I just can’t seem to get through a three hour epic like The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, which for all its alleged gunfights, was just dull most of the time. You won’t catch me badmouthing true classics like Psycho or Taxi Driver or Apocalypse Now or anything like that though. I will say that the vast majority of early James Bond movies are generally pretty terrible outside of two or three exceptions.

So those are a few of mine, how about you?


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