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Movies that people like but which actually suck aka "classics" that shouldn't be classics

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fargo fucking sucks as does magnolia

most tarantino movies are too overrated

taxi driver was pretty meh after all the things i read about it and how highly recommended it was

top gun - or every tom cruise movie

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boondock saints

eraserhead

monty python

let the right one in

we need to talk about kevin

8 1/2

drive

i avoid anything chantheman posts in the what are you watching thread haha!

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Man I find virtually every post in this thread incredibly rehabilitative.

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taxi driver was pretty meh after all the things i read about it and how highly recommended it wa

:_(

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I like boondock saints. no one really thinks it good though.

oh actually nvm, this is 'movies that people like'.

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avatar does fucking blow, I'd rather watch fergully and the rainforest or some shit.

lord of the ring too. i tried the books, i tried the movie. boredom.

brazil

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and star wars, i tried star wars, for the sake of it, for the nerdiness. no. i fell asleep multiple times.

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I just watched Blow-Up... what the hell? How could anybody enjoy that?

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Saw it with my girlfriend the other day. That fucking movie is not as big and good as everyone wants it to be. Sure, the pictures are amazing, but the plot is so predictable that even the plot twists are extremely predictable. I argued over this with my girlfriend quite a lot. I gave up though. I decided to rant here, like a true man.

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^^ So many unbearable lame/mega cliché plot and scripting choices and much of the effects look terrible already (see: Avatar in ten years).

Though Leo, man, he got me feeling all emotional even though I knew I shouldn't be.

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Batman Begins, Inception - both really sloppy and pretentious

Avatar - who actually likes this?

Most Tarantino, but especially Inglorious Basterds is way overrated

Sin City - gimmicky

The Social Network - ok, but definitely not the new Citizen Kane

My Blueberry Nights - worst film ever, thoroughly disappointing to see Wong do this to his other films

Edited by digitalmountain

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Some of you dudes are BUGGIN' with your choices.

Only thing I've agreed with is Full Metal Jacket. After the bootcamp stuff, shit goes right downhill.

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Manhattan. Pretty much everything Woody Allen's done for that matter.

All his movies are pretty watchable.

The thing is, they're all quaint new-age romanticist stories. They aren't meant to be revered as classics and, imo, that's their only reaaal crime.

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Well it perfectly fits under "classics that shouldn't be classics" then.

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Well it perfectly fits under "classics that shouldn't be classics" then.

ahhh you got me.

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this is like 'avatar' status poop

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Batman Begins, Inception - both really sloppy and pretentious

Avatar - who actually likes this?

Most Tarantino, but especially Inglorious Basterds is way overrated

Sin City - gimmicky

The Social Network - ok, but definitely not the new Citizen Kane

My Blueberry Nights - worst film ever, thoroughly disappointing to see Wong do this to his other films

wtf...

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I feel like a lot of movies nowadays rely heavily on building up expectations/hype, which influences the first viewing.

Of course it's nice to feel really excited to see the latest Superhero/Tarantino/ etc. after having chased after every set-photo or clip (I'm not excluding myself here). But a lot of the films I mentioned before don't really hold up well once you strip back all the hype, for example on a second or third viewing.

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I don't think any of those are controversial choices apart from some Tarantino and Sin City.

Did people really call The Social Network the new Citizen Kane? I haven't even seen TSN but that's just... euchch

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i love mass but he said kim ki-duk sucks who has been one of my favourite directors for years. i feel so conflicted.

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i love mass but he said kim ki-duk sucks who has been one of my favourite directors for years. i feel so conflicted.

apart from 3-iron which was good imo, everything else ive seen by him i havent enjoyed very much

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Definitely agree. The Island is not that bad as well, but the more of his films you watch, the more you feel he's a woman-hating douche pretending to be an auteur.

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samaritan girl, address unknown, spring/summer etc and 3-iron (esp 3-iron, would be in my top 5 of all time) are incredible - saying that, i thought bad guy kind of sucked and time was pretty average. i haven't seen any of his newest joints (post-time) because i'm lazy so i can't comment on what they're like.

re: women, i hate them too so i guess that's why i'm such a big fan.

edit: dream has odagiri in it, came out in 2008 and i still haven't fucking seen it. i'm terrible.

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