Here is a list of the Most Overrated Hollywood Movies Ever in no particular order.
Except for the Cinematography and the Vfx the movie has nothing. It just has a hyperventilating Sandra Bullock overacting like anything. And she has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for this. Its hard to be sympathetic towards a character who not only endangers her life but also of others by not listening. George Clooney is pretty much there to put on his charm and provide some comic relief. There is even a imaginary scene in this. The movie hits a new low when Sandra Bullock shows up in shorts and the camera keeps focusing on them on like a pervert. The movie certainly does not deserve the Best Picture and Best Actress Oscar nominations that it has got.
A totally overrated movie which tries to make teenage pregnancy look cool. Does not help that the main character is a smart ass teen who speaks like an older adult but does not have the brains/maturity to indulge in safe sex. Her parents are so cool about the whole thing as if she had a small cut on her finger or something. The movie is supposed to be set in present time but no one is seen using any cell phones. Ellen Page was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress but is so irritating. They so easily find the right parents while the truth is less than 2% of teens place their babies up for adoption. They don’t even run into a few bad prospective adoptive parents. In the end she is the same cool school student like she was before. Its like some kid is playing pretend pregnant with something underneath her clothes. Its shown so casually – the whole pregnancy, giving the baby away and then going back to school as if nothing ever happened.
Avatar was one of the most hyped movies and everyone had to pretty much watch it. Now the Cinematography and the visual effects were good for which it deservedly won the Oscars. But the story has no originality whatsoever. It borrows from Pocahontas, Dances with the Wolves, FernGully and a bunch of VFX movies.
It’s very apparent that the Native Americans are being alluded to by the looks or customs of the Navi. Wes Studi, who stars in almost every other movie on Native Americans, plays the Chief. Phrases like ‘veteran benefits in this economy’, ‘shock and awe’, ‘using terror against terror’, ‘preemptive strike’ are sprinkled throughout to hint at the US war against Iraq. The movie has an environmental message too as it’s about saving a tree and being in harmony with the environment.
The climax fight is too much to handle and one might end up with a headache. They obviously spent a lot of money on the movie but wish they had spent some on the script too. Take out the vfx and the movie is just another B-movie.
The Breakfast Club
The movie is considered to be one of the best movies ever and one of the best high school movies by many. May be it has to got something to do with it being a fantasy of some kids who hate their teachers/school or may be they think it is cool because it is some rebel against the system kind of movie. It is one overrated piece of drivel. The whole movie is set in a room where they are in detention and surprisingly nobody supervises them leaving them to do whatever they want. There are all crazy characters with issues and there is a lot of yapping. Judd Nelson looked too old to be a school kid and his character is very irritating. Ally Sheedy is very irritating with her stupid mannerisms.
The movie is so pretentious and full of coincidences. Its like Martin Scorsese actually wanted to make a documentary on the history of movies but instead made it under the guise of a kids movie. Kids being interested in movies is one thing but here the kids being so interested in finding out how it all works seems so implausible. Cinematography and art direction are good but the sets seemed fake at many points. Anybody who has ever lived in a place where it snowed would know how cold it is and here the little kid is wearing shorts throughout the movie in snowy conditions without even showing the slightest hint of feeling cold. And there are all these scenes of Sacha Baron Cohen as the Station Master which look so ridiculous in the movie.
This is one of the most boring and pretentious movies ever. It is considered a cult movie by some and it has spawned a couple of sequels too. Ethan Hawke meets this girl on a train and 10 minutes later he asks her to just get off the train and go with him on a tour of Vienna and she agrees. Yeah like this would totally happen in real life. This has to be one of the most ridiculous male fantasies ever. The rest of the movie is just these two people walking through Vienna and spending the night talking gibberish and pseudo intellectual crap. The writer obviously has no clue as to how young people talk. Directors sometimes translate their stories or fantasies set in a older era to the present era and this movie suffers from the same problem. Their decision to not exchange their contact information is so ridiculous and implausible. Ethan Hawke is like a poor man’s Tom Cruise trying to totally act like him. Both his and Julie Delphy’s character are like dumb people pretending to be these deep intellectuals.
The Man from Earth
This has to arguably be the most overrated movie ever. While the other ones have some famous names associated with them or some award nominations this one is a real surprise. The movie is total crap and boring as hell. All actors including the lead are pathetic. The acting is comparable to the acting in those B-Grade soft core movies that come on late night on Max. The movie is so badly shot that one can shoot a better looking movie using a camcorder. There is no intelligent conversation or any interesting stuff that the lead says that’s not already known at least to the intelligent people. One has to be absolutely dumb or living under a rock to not have heard about the myths associated with Jesus and Moses. Its a movie for those who are too lazy or inquisitive to think that they have discovered something great or profound. And if that’s all not enough there is a totally ridiculous twist too which is laughable.
The movie has some funny lines but it has so much cheesy stuff specially with the Christmas truth telling stuff. This is like one of those Christmas movies that come on TV except that this is a British movie. And Hugh Grant as the British Prime Minister is so ridiculous. The scene where he castigates the US President is so corny and it is like some silly British fantasy. The movie is filled with implausible and corny scenes like the British Prime Minister going around door to door looking for his girl and Liam Neeson encouraging his kid to go after the girl at the airport. Apparently the body doubles shooting nude scenes in mainstream movies do scenes that mirror porn scenes. The only good thing about the movie was Bill Nighy as the aging rock and roll legend.
The Usual Suspects
The movie won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay Oscar and is considered to be one of the best thrillers. Now the twist may have been great for its time but if you have watched even a couple of suspense films in your life you will be able to guess the twist in the first few minutes itself. The movie is so boring while pretending to be this smart complex thriller. A few lines are good and the background score is good but it feels like a wannabe Reservoir Dogs. Kevin Spacey is so bad with his startled expressions and fake crying that one has to be a complete idiot to still not guess the twist. And he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for it. And now coming to the twist it is one of the most ridiculous twists ever. It completely invalidates the entire movie that you just watched raising the question if any of it was even real.
First of all the movie takes 30-40 minutes to get started with the whole underwater thing. The first half is usual poor boy meets rich girl love story but its the second half where the movie goes down the water once the ship starts to go down. Its all a huge spectacle. Instead of showing what a great tragedy it was James Cameron is just interested in showing this huge ship in a vertical position and people sliding down. The movie swept the Oscars that year and the best movie of the year L.A. Confidential which should have won the Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director was robbed.
This is considered to be one of the greatest movies ever and it won the Oscar for Best Director. The Mrs. Robinson seduction scene is iconic and it has a great soundtrack but the rest of the movie is so bad. After having an affair with the mother he starts to date the daughter and is madly in love with her to make the plot incestuous. And there is an over the top ridiculous wedding scene at the end which can be blamed for all the stupid wedding runaway scenes that it started.
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