Films that people rave about that are actually shit?

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Dr_Herbz, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. Dr_Herbz

    Dr_Herbz Devil's Advocate Banned

    It's obviously subjective but there are films that some people, including critics, rave about... but they're a bag o' shite!

    Under The Skin... One of the worst films I've ever had the misfortune of sharing the same room as, yet some people think it's a masterpiece... Baggashite!

    Gravity was another. At one stage it was rated higher than Blade Runner on IMDB... What's all that about!!!
     
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  2. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    Dead Man.
     
  3. Dandred

    Dandred Mmmmm Beer!

    Gravity was shit.

    Casablanca is wank.
     
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  4. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Bad Lieutenant
     
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  5. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    The Shawshank Redemption.
     
  6. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    +1
     
  7. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Eraserhead.
     
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  8. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    All Channel 4 red triangle films
     
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  9. Dr_Herbz

    Dr_Herbz Devil's Advocate Banned

    I kinda like it... but I think I'd like anything containing Morgan Freeman's voice :facepalm:
     
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  10. pogo 10

    pogo 10 Well-Known Member

    Harry potter.
     
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  11. blairsh

    blairsh Hail Satan

    Which one?
     
  12. Wild At Heart
    Easy Rider
     
  13. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    The original. I haven't seen the remake.
     
  14. Dr_Herbz

    Dr_Herbz Devil's Advocate Banned

    Anything with Vin Diesel
     
  15. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Both. Though the first was worse than the second.
     
  16. blairsh

    blairsh Hail Satan

    I think i would prefer the remake even though i haven't seen it, having watched the original. Didn't think it was shit but not interested in watching it again either.
     
  17. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Then you'e in for a treat - great film with top notch caging.
     
  18. Dr_Herbz

    Dr_Herbz Devil's Advocate Banned

    That had an excellent opening sequence, and considering Nicolas Cage was in it, I don't think it was too bad.
     
  19. blairsh

    blairsh Hail Satan

    I do like a bit of Nicholas Cage :cool:
     
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  20. scooter

    scooter Well-Known Member

    Um, because Blade Runner is boring maybe?
     
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  21. Yeah, but it went down hill pretty fast after that. I don't really 'get' David Lynch and I just found the film to be rather unpleasant.
     
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  22. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    OK, I'll risk it then :)
     
  23. Dr_Herbz

    Dr_Herbz Devil's Advocate Banned

    It wasn't great... I'll give you that.

    Have you seen Blue Velvet? (I rate it)
     
  24. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    Oh god, yes.
     
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  25. Bakunin

    Bakunin I am Noodle's bitch.

     
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  26. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    Is Leaving Las Vegas a film that *actual* people rave about, or is it just the guy who made me watch it?

    edit: cos if so, that.
     
  27. Yeah, I enjoyed Blue Velvet.
     
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  28. Dr_Herbz

    Dr_Herbz Devil's Advocate Banned

    Is/Was?
    I think it's a timeless classic.
     
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  29. scooter

    scooter Well-Known Member

    Is - it still exists. Everyone thinks it's a classic. Doesn't do much for me but I think I'm in a minority
     
  30. PursuedByBears

    PursuedByBears Go stick your head in a pig

    Donnie Darko

    Anything by David Lynch

    2001 a space odyssey
     
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