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Old 10-09-2007, 03:25 PM   #76
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I was thinking that would fall into the same category. Worst you've seen could mean "most hated."

Even though you gave Fight Club a 3 on Flixster... :Pwned:
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Umm no.

Most hated does not equal worst.

One's a meter of taste, the other's a meter of quality.
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How can you hate Fight Club? Hate should be reserved for really bad movies like Norbit or Rush Hour 3...
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:29 PM   #79
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Umm no.

Most hated does not equal worst.

One's a meter of taste, the other's a meter of quality.
It can though.

Look at Laz's hatred of Spielberg's films. It's a mix of personal taste and general dislike in the quality of the films. I hate to speak for him, but that's the idea I got after the Spielberg thread, apart from a few films.

Overrated/Most-Hated would be better than Worst, methinks. That can be paired with an Underrated poll pretty well, too.
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I understand that it can equate to that. But it's presumptuous to assume a most hated should parallel what one considers the worst films ever. Like, I'm sure Jaws The Revenge is one of the biggest pieces of crap ever concieved, but I can't say I hate it. It's just terrible. Fight Club is a competently made film though, to a certain extent, that I simply despise.
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It can though.

Look at Laz's hatred of Spielberg's films. It's a mix of personal taste and general dislike in the quality of the films. I hate to speak for him, but that's the idea I got after the Spielberg thread, apart from a few films.
I won't disagree with that.


And I think the idea of most overrated/hated is better, because I try not to remember terrible films I've seen, and to be honest I don't watch "bad" films any more. I don't pay to see crap in the theatres, and I don't watch them on cable either. The closest I get to "bad" is something like War of the Worlds, which is a technically well-made film that has terrible decisions in the screenwriting department.

I choose my films based mainly on who directed them, and even if I take issue with Spielberg's artistic choices in nearly every film he makes, I will still see most of what he puts out (I could not stomach the thought of enduring Spielberg AND Tom Hanks in The Terminal) because there is usually something worthy in there to sit through.
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I understand that it can equate to that. But it's presumptuous to assume a most hated should parallel what one considers the worst films ever. Like, I'm sure Jaws The Revenge is one of the biggest pieces of crap ever concieved, but I can't say I hate it. It's just terrible. Fight Club is a competently made film though, to a certain extent, that I simply despise.
It's impossible to hate Jaws: The Revenge because of this man:



Then Overrated and Underrated Lists?
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Wow, I completely forgot that one, too.
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I would be if I had a Wii I plan on getting a DS at some stage and getting the Mario games for that, especially Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time. I LOVE Superstar Saga for the GBA.
Go get a Wii then! Awesome console. I know it's hard to find in the US though.
Oh, you are going to love it. Never played Superstar Saga, but oh my. New Super Mario Bros. is the most addictive thing, it's annoying that's it portable because it gets you all the more sucked in.

@ lazarus' comment on Eyes Wide Shut. Couldn't have said it better myself.

Top 10 most overrated movies of all time:

1. The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)
We've talked about this. 4/10
2. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
Just not that amazing. 7/10
3. L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997)
Meh. 5/10.
4. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman, 1975)
Apart from Jack Nicholson, the film is pretty mediocre to me. 7/10
5. City of God (Fernando Meirelles, 2002)
Goodfellas 2, you mean? 7/10
6. Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
French cinema for beginners. Decent, but that's it. Watch Godard instead. 7/10
7. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
Predictable, standard-fare filmmaking, with an actor that basically has the same expression in every single shot. That's not acting to me. 5/10
8. Sin City (Robert Rodriguez, 2005)
Style over substance is fine by me, but this was the biggest letdown ever. No originality whatsoever. 5/10
9. La vita è bella (Roberto Benigni, 1997)
I hated this film. I am tempted to call it abysmal. Cliched, banal, platitudinous. 3/10.
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003)
What a mess of a film. Nothing works the way it should, the editing is horrible, the script is even worse, and it may be the biggest anticlimax in cinema history. It won 11 Oscars. 2/10

Keep in mind that I really liked The Fellowship of the Ring.
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It's not your fault.
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Wow, I completely forgot that one, too.
Hey, it's not your fault either.
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IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT.
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God Part III, I just made my 60's list last night, and I can't wait to disprove your suggestion of a drought of good American films in that decade.

Though I will admit, the French certainly have a leg up on that time period. Godard, Truffaut, Melville, Resnais, Demy, etc. Some damn fine shit going on over there.
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God Part III, I just made my 60's list last night, and I can't wait to disprove your suggestion of a drought of good American films in that decade.

Though I will admit, the French certainly have a leg up on that time period. Godard, Truffaut, Melville, Resnais, Demy, etc. Some damn fine shit going on over there.
Not so much that you didn't make good films, more like the fact that modern cinema was about to be born on the other side of the atlantic...

But I'm looking forward to it
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