most overrated movies?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by R.Graves, May 11, 2016.

  1. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
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    The problem is that the dr Manhattan plotline, while the isolated parts are awesome, eventually waded heavily into silk spectre and nite owls boring bog of boring. So to a certain extent I think 2/3 of the movie sucks.
     
  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    Needed more talking munkies.
     
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  3. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I wouldn't say John Carter is "overhated". I mean, the movie is a bit of a cult movie and very often appears in lists of "underrated" scifi movies.
     
  4. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Rations Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    It defined a lot of tropes in the genre so it looks derivative.
     
  5. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    I haven't seen John Carter nor I have any interest in doing it, but it is not hated, at least not in a massive fashion, it was extremely overlooked because Who the fuck is John Carter and why is the movie just some asshole's name? Marketing was pretty poor.
     
  6. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    Thank you, that's what I've been saying. I actually prefer it over Temple.

    I know I hate the ending. Otherwise it was okay. I'm not especially keen on watching it again, I would rather re-read the comic book.

    Snyder literally changed the ending to a giant "exploshun".

    Which has zero relevance for judging the movie. There are other films based on highly influental comics. For some reason I don't see anyone gushing about the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen film. Neither have I seen anyone defend the Super Mario Bros. movie with "Super Mario Bros. is one of the most influential video games of all time."
     
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  7. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    Because the League of Extraordinary Gentlement didn't actually adapt anything from the original comics while Watchmen is as close an adaptation of the visual novel as we can get and Graves is bitching about elements present in the original comic. I mean it just takes a bit of actually taking the individual context of each movie to see why it's not the same.
     
  8. Millim

    Millim What the fuck is this for a shit?!

    Oct 13, 2010
    I like the Watchmen movie a lot... it's my favourite Comic Book adaptation next to the Dark Knight.
     
  9. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    It's probably the best adaption we were gonna get but that doesn't necessarily mean the movie does it justice. The comic book was a groundbreaking masterpiece in pretty much every aspect. Can you honestly say the same about the movie? I know I can't.
    I really didn't understand the decision to give everyone superhuman strength and have them punch through walls and break bones without any effort.
     
  10. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    They don't punch through walls. They break bones because they spent their time doing that while being vigilantes. Action is kept grounded except for Dr Manhattan's powers, obviously. It doesn't fully make it justice but it's a solid adaptation and good movie by itself. The change to the squid being synthetized into the Dr Manhattan defamation plan was the best option to keep a coherent flow in the movie while keeping the spirit of Ozymandias' plan and it not being 5 hours long.
     
  11. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
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  12. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    Look at that wall. It's thin. One of those wood screens. Not concrete, ypu could punch through that too...
     
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  13. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Rations Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Plus he doesn't have to worry about how broken his hand is.
     
  14. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    Not if I broke all my fingers punching the edge off a tiled wall first. There are also tiles on the other side of the wall he punches through. I also highly doubt a non-superpowered human is able to casually underhand-throw a grown-ass man three meters. Said grown-ass man also still fights after being thrown into two tables and breaking a marble counter-top with his head and upper body.
    I mean at some point even you will have to realize you're making excuses for something you like.
     
  15. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    At some point you'll have to realize you are grasping a straws to criticize something. "Normal people couldn't fight liek that", both combatants are highly trained, one of them was doing Government missions a few days prior and the other is obssesed with becoming the pinacle of human performance so...

    Also you are now also criticizing stuff that happened in the comic. Wanna state how Vedit catching the bullet is too stupid? Go for the comic.
     
  16. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    The cognitive dissonance is just too strong, I guess.
     
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  17. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    No more arguments? Just call cognitive dissonance.
     
  18. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Rations Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Trying to find the gif of Dan punching through his wall in Roseanne. Sadness.
     
  19. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    This is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass, ROSSEANE!
     
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  20. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Rations Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005


    NOT OVERRATED.
     
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