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  1. Elly

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    Overrated!

    I couldn't find a thread (and I did search, honest) for things that are overrated. I came to find one as I have just seen, again, The Devil Wears Prada and Love Actually hailed as excellent feel good rom bloody coms. I refuse to believe they are universally accepted as such. I can't be alone in thinking these two movies are seriously overrated? Much like Elton John, he's another who gets undue credit so I'll throw him out there too.
     
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    Re: Overrated!

    Haven't seen those movies, but I agree on Elton John.

    One movie I think is overrated is Pulp Fiction. I just don't get it. It's an ok movie for entertainment, but I don't get what makes it the masterpiece so many claim it to be. :ponder:
     
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    Re: Overrated!

    Love Actually... ick... that movie is just revolting
     
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    Re: Overrated!

    I like The Devil Wears Prada, but that is just a guilty pleasure I don't tell many about. Anne Hathaway is gorgeous...

    There are several things that I think are overrated:
    -Metallica/Nirvana: Nirvana is kind of good, but Metallica is just crappy music. Neither band deserves the attention or following they receive.
    -Starcraft I or II: I'm part Korean and I'll say that both games are boring and unfun. I pre-ordered SC2 to try out the beta, and I have yet to pick up the copy.
    -Monty Python anything.
     
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    Re: Overrated!

    First and biggest thing: U2. suicide through boredom. 1 decent song, love me kill me thrill me (or something, the batman song), not much for the hype.
     
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    Re: Overrated!

    No one mentioned Lady Gaga yet?! :scratchchin:
     
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    Re: Overrated!

    She is too far below my standards to be worth of any mention. When she received the recent awards, I laughed out aloud, watching her plastic face weeping a plastic tear.

    Beethoven's 9th is overrated, but only a bit. It's still beyond any non-Beethoven orchestral music on this planet and the 7th, 5th and in particular the 3rd are even greater IMO.
     
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    Re: Overrated!

    She's ok, her songs are catchy D: I don't like them particularly though.

    90% of the music around on mainstream radio is overrated I think. *shrugs*

    Another thing I think is overrated is coffee. Blerg.


     
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    Re: Overrated!

    the videos are overrated



     
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    Re: Overrated!

    Well, given my penchant for throwing in political issues, can't help but cite this in support...
    Don't recall how old you are, but Mr. John was better than many of his contemporary turds. Crocodile Rock aside, he still has many followers despite his personality and lack of current production. Barbara Streisand isn't necessarily overrated either. I mean, seriously, if your own concept of Satan himself asks you to perform at his wedding, you've got something going for you.
    Now I <CAN> re-use a pic:
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    Monty Python was comedic genius, but comedy and several other art forms tend to age badly in certain medium. At this stage, MP is something like 30 years old, and their routines are legendary. At the time they were on TV, they were newer than 'hip' and 'fresh' are now.

    Edit - oh, yeah - "sex"



     
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    Re: Overrated!

    agree!! i did enjoy the movie, and i think Anne is soooo gorgeous. she seems nice. i'd meet her. :)

    i will agree about Metallica and Nirvana and i will raise you one more and add Pearl Jam to that list. i have come to dislike the local rock station here. it plays the same music from those three ALL THE TIME! look, i'll give my props to all three bands because they helped move and influence a generation or two and keep doing that to this day. but, jesus, im so tired of hearing "Heart-Shaped Box", "Lithium", "Enter Sandman", "Turn the Page", and Pearl Jam's new slow song that i'll just turn off the radio! radio sucks so much now! :(

    HAHAHA! glad i didn't ask you to join in on the Community game, eh? ;)

    agree. :(

    can you please clarify on this? im sorry, i am a bit befuddled. i will have to say tho....

    if there is too much sex in a movie (an example i will give is Watchmen) that is supposed to be serious and awesome (and i enjoyed Watchmen. no, i have not read the novel. yes, i know it's supposed to be way better than the movie. :p), it's gonna kill it for me. seriously, if i wanted to watch a lot of sex, i'll go watch porn. that's nothing but sex and everyone's happy. yaay. im okay with, like, one or two scenes and hints at it. but... idk. too much sex in a "serious" movie will kill it for me. and i'd rather watch it at home. i hate being at a theater and a sex scene comes on and im with 100 other people. it is so awkward for me.... ESPECIALLY KIDS!!! no joke, parents took their brats to see Watchmen in theaters. ARE YOU SERIOUS?! DOES IT LOOK LIKE A FAMILY- FUN ORIENTED FILM TO YOU?! WHAT KIND OF CRACK WERE YOU SMOKING?!


     
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    Re: Overrated!

    why use Watchmen as an example, it only has one scene, it was a little long, but still, only one scene
     
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    Re: Overrated!

    I've found college is overrated. I'll hide this next, because it is the big secret of college:
    It's just like high school but you pay for it.

    Um, Nirvana is far overrated, but if all you know of Metallica is Turn the Page and Enter Sandman, I would learn more before declaring them the same. I had the misfortune of hearing a Lady Gaga song recently, and she definitely fits the bill. I thought it was some old Madonna crap, or some old Britney Spears crap, but apparently it's a whole new brand of crap.
     
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    Re: Overrated!

    ok, bad example. um... i can't think of one off the top of my head, but you know what i mean. but seriously, it was so awkward because there were, like, twenty 7 YOs in the theater.

    those shows/movies that make college into one huge frat party. yeah, you party a lot in college, but not all parties are like that. for a good while, my parties consisted of five people doing illegal things because we were underage at the time. now? we dress up and get drunk. i guess it's the people you hang out with, but... yeah. that whole "COLLEGE IS ONE BIG FRAT PARTY!" type shows/movies? im. over it!

    and college is so freakin' expensive it's not even funny! :( and then when you sell books back you get less than half of what you originally paid for. LAME. -.-

    ok, the same stuff they play on the radio? haha, is that better? :D


     
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    Re: Overrated!

    I love Elton but Bill Joel is the Bigger draw for me and I think that true for a lot of people that buy that ticket.
    He's Bigger in England though?

    You know he's good with a tune and the Heir to Liberace but not so good with words.
     
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    Re: Overrated!

    I don't know what to make of this. For me, college was almost nothing like high school.

    I could cast aspersion on your sexuality, but that'd be a cheap laugh, and I'm having trouble deciding exactly what form if should take anyway. :)

    Can you explain what you mean? Do you mean that it's so overblown by teenagers who don't know what they're talking about (so that someone's first time would be underwhelming)? Or do you mean entirely? Because I have to say, I still think it's pretty damn good. I wouldn't call it overrated.


     
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    Re: Overrated!

    I still like the nude bums.
    Both in College girls paying for it and MP!

    Oh got 1 - your Opinion on the subject.
     
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    Re: Overrated!

    Music:

    Beach Boys
    Heavy metal
    Rap/Hip Hop

    Movies:

    Titanic.
    Matrix series
    Shawshank redemption

    Books:

    Time enough for love.
    Da Vinci code
    To kill a Mockingbird.

    Special mentions:

    Twilight.
    Jazz
     
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    Re: Overrated!

    Care to explain any of these? For example, what do you mean when you say that rap is overrated?


     

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