Thursday, 17 September 2009

You Are Overrated!

Overrated is probably is probably the wrong word. But aren’t there some things [cinematically speaking] that are fussed about but you’ve never been able to appreciate?
Clint Eastwood
Citizen Kane
Robert DeNiro
The Seventies
Tom Cruise
Terms of Endearment
Mrs. Miniver
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Tina Fey
Lars Von Trier
My Fair Lady
Eugene O’Neill
Have your say. What things do you think are overrated? What would you swap to or from my list?


Anonymous said...

Andrew, I'm not going to go into what I think is overrated, but I have a BIG problam with what you said. The 70s where the greatest time to be alive, much better than now. The culture, the politics, EVERYTHING about the 70s where pure joy. So, if you haven't lived in the 70s, don't knock them.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Okay reading it now I can see how it can sbe construed as such, but I just mean the movies of the seventies and how cinematically it's the best decade...not talking The Beatles/hippies/ etc. Just the movies...just the movies

Univarn said...

I don't buy much into Overrated, mostly because I accept hype as a group of opinions, and not a collective statement of any sort of truth. By that I mean certain films just attract a very big reaction, either way, from a group of people.

Though I actually really liked Citizen Kane, irregardless of its cinema influence and critical appeal (which puts me into a very small category).

If I had to dare put one thing into the overrated category I would have to say recently Jennifer Hudson's performance in Dreamgirls. She got the oscar, and was the heavy favorite, so I don't think it could have been that overrated but I was very unimpressed by her in the film. Such is the world of film and taste though :).

Alex in Movieland said...

Oprah? [angry]

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

I fell out of love with Oprah around 2004/2005 movie season - Crash, Transamerica, not loving The Aviator enough...just no turning back.

Anonymous said...

Clint Eastwood - I think he's a pretty big deal. Dirty Harry and the-man-wth-no-name and the ton of films he has directed (many more than I realised) I don't think many actors crossed the boundary of actor to director so perfectly.

Citizen Kane - it is truly perfect. and, on the one side, influenced filmmaking in a big way (a context thing i shall never fully appreciate) within unique circumstances (unlimited creative freedom for Welles) but just Orson Welles performance is flawless - and to think he directed it too!

Robert DeNiro -Now c'mon ... Raging Bull and Mean Streets ... Godfather II and Heat ... we ignore Ricky and Bullwinkle ... but this leads to the choice you had of ...

The Seventies - which he was THE actor of the time taking Brando's mantel. I think the last ten, maybe twenty even, years have been bad though.

Tom Cruise - yeah, completely right on this one man. I couldn't care less about Cruise.

Lars Von Trier - I'm beginning to feel he just takes the piss out of a film-savvy audience/critics ... thats crap really.

The other ones I know little about or care enough about to support or knock your view. But the above thins had to be said.

Chase Kahn said...

Citizen Kane is one of the Top 10 American Films of All-time, Pre-1990 Robert DeNiro was as good as acting gets (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) and "Mrs. Miniver" is a classic -- one of William Wyler's best films.

Oprah isn't overrated -- she's a vomitous, self-obsessed, hypocritical bitch...

joe burns said...

I love, Fargo, Terms Of Endearment, and Juno. I know people hate Juno, but why Fargo and Terms?

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Terms of Endearment I just found it underwhelming. A nice film yes, but people really seem rabid about it. Fargo is a different story. It's probably IMDB's fault and how everyone goes on that The English Patient robbed it of the Oscar, so it's kind of a knee jerk effect. I like it fine...but I don't really think it's that good.

PS. Chase...calm down about Oprah. Although you did make me howl with laughter.