Your Voices is a simple concept created to encourage conversation and opinions between movie lovers. It works like this: I throw out a certain topic. After that I’ll make my case or share my opinions. Then it’s time for Your Voices. Head to the comments section and let fellow readers and moviegoers know your thoughts on the topic for that day!
It wasn’t long ago that I did a Phenomenal 5 centered around overrated movies. Now the term ‘overrated’ is complex. What I’m referring to are movies that are deemed incredible or even classic. They are films that the vast majority of moviedom absolutely love. I just happened to think they aren’t worth the applause and high praise that’s often given to them. We all have movies that fit in this category. So that’s what I want to hear from you today.
For me there are a host of movies that are universally loved but that I think fall well short of being called “classics”. Movies like “Fight Club”, “Apocalypse Now”, “Annie Hall”, and others have either huge cult followings or have been made Academy Award winners. But for me the biggest example of an overrated movie that received tons of love was James Cameron’s “Avatar”. To this day I see it as one of the most overhyped and overappreciated movies of all time. Technically its a marvel. But its story is stripped from a number of other movies and its heavy-handed preachiness is just eye-rolling. It also features a few of the worst performances I’ve seen. So what about you? Let me ask…
YOUR VOICES: What movie do you find terribly overrated?
Now it’s time for Your Voices. What is an overrated movie that instantly comes to mind? Why do you see it as an overrated film? Please share you thoughts on today’s question and I’d love to hear some examples of movies you find undeserving of their beloved status.