Most Overrated Movie of 2006

Most Overrated Movie of 2006

United 93
6
11%
The Queen
1
2%
The Departed
3
5%
Letters From Iwo Jima
0
No votes
Pan's Labyrinth
4
7%
Borat
8
14%
Little Miss Sunshine
15
27%
Babel
14
25%
Little Children
2
4%
Children of Men
3
5%
 
Total votes: 56

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Postby dreaMaker » Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:52 am

PAN'S LABYRINTH
BABEL

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Postby Anon » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:46 pm

Damien wrote:Having now seen all the poll contenders, I find four of them to be abysmal movies: Babel, Little Children, Little Miss Thing and United 93. Little Miss is probably the worst of a rotten batch, but it wasn't taken as seriously by critics as United 93. So I voted for the unengaging tale of a bunch of air traffic controlers sitting around talking and its amateurish recreation of a plane trip. What a complete waste of celluloid.

I have to agree with you on United 93. I finally watched the DVD and was profoundly disappointed! I couldn't get over how incredibly unimaginative the whole things was (Greengrass certainly didn't deserve a nod for Best Director over Condon!).

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Postby Eric » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:03 pm

Damien wrote:Little Miss Thing

LOL. Now I want to see a shot-for-shot remake of Little Miss Sunshine with all the same cast members and everything ... with the one key difference that Breslin's part is to be played by an Amazonian black drag queen.

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Postby Damien » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:26 pm

Having now seen all the poll contenders, I find four of them to be abysmal movies: Babel, Little Children, Little Miss Thing and United 93. Little Miss is probably the worst of a rotten batch, but it wasn't taken as seriously by critics as United 93. So I voted for the unengaging tale of a bunch of air traffic controlers sitting around talking and its amateurish recreation of a plane trip. What a complete waste of celluloid.
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Postby dws1982 » Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:47 pm

I just saw it on Wednesday, but for my money, Babel gives Little Miss Piggy a run for its money in the Most Overrated category. Although I think Little Miss Piggy is the better of the two films, I also think it's still the most overrated, because more people seem to at least see through Babel.

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Postby Eric » Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:34 am

OK, just finished Babel and I knew I was going into it expecting the worst and that it couldn't possibly be worse than Crash but ...

Um, I was right. This is nowhere near the pile of illegally irresponsible shit that Crash is. It isn't even anywhere near the worst film of the year. I'm not saying it's any good, really, but there's at least some nominal committment to its admittedly pompous aims. Maybe I'm being generous because I haven't subjected myself to either Amores Perros or 21 Grams, so maybe I didn't feel the sense of the director/screenwriter duo rehashing themselves yet another time.

Out of these choices, Little Children, Little Miss Sunshine and Pan's Labyrinth are all far more deserving of the title ... especially since I'm hard-pressed to find too many people defending Babel (odd to say as I know it is, what with its placement towards the top of the conglomerated critical mass and with a Best Picture nomination to boot).

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Postby Precious Doll » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:20 am

Eric wrote:I almost wish I had waited to vote here, because Pan's Labyrinth merits some consideration. It's nowhere near the disaster that is Little Children, but then again Little Children didn't win the National Society of Film Critics award for Best Picture.

I saw Pan's Labyrinth this morning and was disappointed with it.

Whilst I didn't go in expecting another Devil's Backbone, I was let done by how unengaging this film was, given the great acclaim the film has received. The actors, with the sole exception of the sensational Sergi Lopez who busted with life, vigor and twisted purpose, were are dreary bunch. To be far to the actors most of the characters are rather cliched. The leap from the horrors of reality to the young girl's fantasy world sat very uncomfortably against each other.

The Devil's Backbone on the other hand mixed it's supernatural elements and real life horrors seamlessly. It was also much better acted with far more interesting characters.

It's far from the most overrated of the year in my books but it was a disappoint for me.

I'm off to Dreamgirls tonight with mixed expectations.
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Postby Eric » Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:23 am

I almost wish I had waited to vote here, because Pan's Labyrinth merits some consideration. It's nowhere near the disaster that is Little Children, but then again Little Children didn't win the National Society of Film Critics award for Best Picture.

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Postby kooyah » Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:56 pm

The Departed. My god, is it really that good or are people just that desperate to award Scorsese?

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Postby Sabin » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:54 pm

But it was the Best Picture front-runner for months prior and is due to receive double digit nominations and...I don't know, man. I think I should be allowed to call 'Dreamgirls' the most overrated film of the year. I mean, it's no. 11.

I understand that you can't go back and start again, which is why I don't want to make a big deal out of this, but I honestly think were 'Dreamgirls' included it would be a very strong contender for most overrated film of the year. A very strong contender.

Barring the inclusion of 'Dreamgirls', I cast my vote for 'Babel'. 'Little Miss Sunshine' may be absurdly overrated, but 'Babel' is a boorishly self-absorbed piece of retread for Innaritu & Arriaga.
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Postby Penelope » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:58 pm

I have no way of editing it; besides, I have ALWAYS only included the films that make the collective top 10 of the Ten Best lists--this isn't based on how many Oscar nods a film receives--it's based purely on critics' Ten Best lists. The fact that Dreamgirls doesn't crack the top 10 on such a compilation, I should think, is indication that it isn't nearly as overrated as some of the titles here.
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Postby Sabin » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:38 pm

Can you please put 'Dreamgirls' on the list so I can vote for it? Do I need to ask?

It's due to lead in nominations in less than a month. 'Dreamgirls' receiving more nominations than any other film this year means it's overrated.




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Postby Penelope » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:20 pm

I don't know, it seems to me that Dreamgirls has not received the level of excessive praise that, say, Little Miss Sunshine or Babel or United 93 have received--indeed, I'd say this board is reflective (somewhat) of the fact that a number of prominent critics have not liked the film, or, at the very least, had only a lukewarmly positive reaction to it.
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Postby The Original BJ » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:06 pm

I have a feeling that, especially on this board, Dreamgirls would have received plenty of votes.

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Postby Penelope » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:45 pm

Because Dreamgirls came in at #11 on the MCN list, I always only include the top 10.
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