What do you think Are The Most Overrated Films ?

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Films that get credit and praise that they really don't deserve or have simply become popular and beloved by default .
 
The Thin Red Line [1998 Terrance Malick]
Supposedly it is a great war film about the human condition but for me it was long, boring and muddled.
 
I'm not really one for cinema as art, so i struggled with movies like that. Citizen Kane is a good example, it was a good movie, but i don't understand the praise that is given. .
 
The two for me are Reds and Chinatown, which I thought were awful. The former is a great cure for insomnia (like @Vladd67's The Thin Red Line), so it has some merit, but I'm baffled as to why the latter acquired a reputation as a worthy film, and my sacrilegious criticism got me into some heated arguments during my screenwriting days.
 
The Thin Red Line [1998 Terrance Malick]
Supposedly it is a great war film about the human condition but for me it was long, boring and muddled.
I was expecting to see a real masterpiece of cinema in the war genre, but unfortunately, I was disappointed.
 
The Matrix, for me, was greatly overrated when it came out. It had a couple of interesting camera tricks, and a vaguely Philip K Dick plot, but was much less fun and engrossing than Blade (despite Blade's dodgy computer effects).

There's a particular genre of gloomy man films that get endless adoration, especially from blokes on Youtube who think they're film critics: very long, drab, humourless blockbuster films especially by Christopher Nolan but also Fincher and Villeneuve. All three directors have made excellent films, especially Fincher, but I've got very tired of this kind of thing.
 
The Thin Red Line [1998 Terrance Malick]
Supposedly it is a great war film about the human condition but for me it was long, boring and muddled.

I saw it the theater , a very mediocre film .
 
The opposite, too, i.e., too much spectacle makes everything too bright. Reminds me of falling asleep in the middle of one of those Transformers movies and even the last act of the third Matrix flick.
 
About Thin Red Line, I'm reminded of one reviewer who said that it's not a movie but a modern Homeric epic; hence, the officer talking about the rosy-fingered dawn, etc.
 

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