Over hyped films

JonMc

Striker
Independence Day - Yank chest-beating chod from start to end.
I have to admit that Mars Attacks was by far the better film mind.
Gladiator - I haven’t seen it since it was in the cinema but I came out saying “what a total bore fest” whereas my mates were all gushing about it.
I really enjoyed this when it first came out but on a second viewing I was like, why the fuck did I find that watchable?
 
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Rustie Trombone

Central Defender
Gladiator - I haven’t seen it since it was in the cinema but I came out saying “what a total bore fest” whereas my mates were all gushing about it.
I was the same about Saving Private Ryan - I just didn't get it, possibly because I have a visceral dislike of American WWII revisionism.
Titanic..Avatar.
I agree on both.
 

mickb2112

Winger
1917, well made but boring.
Dunkirk, well made but didn't get the sheer scale of it for me, looked more like a couple of coachloads of the beaches.
Agree with this. It was a good film made from an interesting angle but like you said, it just didn`t convey the scale of the whole event or the chaos surrounding it. I likened it to a few people queuing up at an ice cream van at the beach. There was very little contact with the Germans either and felt it was a little too arty to be a great war film.
 
The Shawshank Redemption. Decent but constantly lauded by some as one of the greatest films of all time.
This is an example of when everyone at least quite likes a film and no one really thinks it's shit, which generates this weight of mass opinion. It puts it ahead, especially on things like IMDb and so on, of films that a lot of people absolutely love but others didn't get on with
 

Lord Potts

Winger
1917, well made but boring.
Dunkirk, well made but didn't get the sheer scale of it for me, looked more like a couple of coachloads of the beaches.
I used to know a bloke who had been at Dunkirk. Apart from the bombing and shelling he said it was massive military scrapyard with thousands of men having to go to the lav amongst the sand dunes - not nice. Not apparently the wide open sands as shown in the film
 

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