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Re: The Fantaverse 25 Most Over-rated films list

Postby Ron Burgundy » January 13th, 2018, 2:48 am

I like the No. 1s, all seem to be passionate picks.

Six/Zeitgeist - Well your smart, articulate friend is half correct! I really enjoyed this when i was going through my drunken conspiracy rampage a few years back. The money and the religion points are valid enough, and theres a handful of points about 9/11 which i cant ignore, i dunno if they are true or not, still while drunk, you think this is a bloody revelation! Overall i think your are half correct that this may have spawned a fair few dopplegangers which probably make less sense. The sequels werent bad either just not as hard hitting. If you think all is well in the world you have to be either naive or ignorant, which is where one of your feet is standing on, whether or not the film addresses solutions isn't a concern to me either- im sure we all have a theory on how to make things better

Boosh/Whiplash - We all know your hate for this so no surprise. Im leaning towards calling it not over rated, alot of my friends haven't even seen this. And i agree with six about those few stunning scenes.

Wallsy/Se7en - I really like this movie, most times if its on TV, ill finish it. So i strongly disagree with it being here but its your opinion.

Chien/Dancer - Actually been meaning to see this for a while now, but i dislike Bjork so much that its never in the q

John/TDK - No, no nooooo! With this appearance, it will probably make the collective top 10, not cool man

Tranny/Ed Scissor me timbers - Once upon a time i would have agreed with you for sure. Before its listing here i was planning on rewatching it in the next week and ill get back to ya


Good to hear you're already on the next list wallsy! Im gonna do it at work next week when things get slow. I initially wanted to do a top 75 but i figure 50 makes it a little more difficult and can always do the 10 that just missed the cut before the countdown actually begins for those who cant split the pack
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Re: The Fantaverse 25 Most Over-rated films list

Postby Buscemi2 » January 13th, 2018, 3:09 am

You obviously haven't seen the Whiplash love on the Internet. It's currently the 46th highest rated film on IMDb (higher rated than The Great Dictator, Dr. Strangelove, Citizen Kane, Vertigo, and M). And so many young people are convinced it's this masterpiece of the teacher-student subgenre. If you really think that, you obviously have never seen Dead Poets Society or Mr. Holland's Opus or Stand and Deliver or many of the superior films focusing on the relationship between a mentor and his or her protege. The School of Rock is even a better film than Whiplash and all that film seemed to say was "sure, go ahead, lie about your identity, and endanger children to get revenge on the people who fired you for a perfectly good reason".

It also seems to be the favorite film of the alt-right (that, American Sniper, or the Purge movies) for some reason.

So there are many reasons why Whiplash is far from underrated. It was overpraised at Sundance, it was overpraised at the Oscars, and it's overpraised now.

Speaking of IMDb, I found that Blade Runner 2049 has a higher ranking than Blade Runner. Cue the Jeopardy "what" gif.
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Re: The Fantaverse 25 Most Over-rated films list

Postby Chienfantome » January 15th, 2018, 9:32 am

JohnErle wrote:Dancer In The Dark – Haven't seen, no interest. Personally, I think your list places too much weight on whatever the handful of people in the Cannes jury chose from the handful of films that were submitted in a particular year, but you're French so it's understandable.


It all comes down to how you interpret the word overrated. I've tried and balanced my list with films that feel overrated by the general public opinion and films that are overrated because they are considered classics by cinephiles or have won many awards acknowledging them among film lovers. It wouldn't have been fun, for me at least, to just interpret the "most overrated" theme only according to one of those aspects.
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Re: The Fantaverse 25 Most Over-rated films list

Postby JohnErle » January 15th, 2018, 12:54 pm

Silly Frenchie. Everyone knows Canada is the pinnacle of human civilization. We took the best of French and English culture 150 years ago and chucked out all the rest. Then we invented hockey and Timbits. ;-)
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Re: The Fantaverse 25 Most Over-rated films list

Postby numbersix » January 15th, 2018, 1:42 pm

And beautiful, beautiful poutine
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Re: The Fantaverse 25 Most Over-rated films list

Postby JohnErle » January 15th, 2018, 2:27 pm

And it was a Canadian who first put pineapple on a pizza.

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Re: The Fantaverse 25 Most Over-rated films list

Postby Chienfantome » January 15th, 2018, 3:16 pm

JohnErle wrote:Silly Frenchie. Everyone knows Canada is the pinnacle of human civilization. We took the best of French and English culture 150 years ago and chucked out all the rest. Then we invented hockey and Timbits.


You're still better than an American (although you're not French-Canadian so I'm not sure), but don't push it.
And I had to Google "Timbit" to know what it is. I'm not sure it crossed the Atlantic, not to the French shores at least.

And you guys are responsible for pineapple on pizzas ? Hmmmm... might have to rewrite my first sentence, maybe you're not better than Americans after all... ;)
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Re: The Fantaverse 25 Most Over-rated films list

Postby numbersix » January 15th, 2018, 3:48 pm

JohnErle wrote:And it was a Canadian who first put pineapple on a pizza.

You're welcome.


I take everything nice I said about Canada back...
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Re: The Fantaverse 25 Most Over-rated films list

Postby JohnErle » January 15th, 2018, 4:13 pm

Even if you don't like the taste, you have to admire his cunning plan to deflect blame onto the Hawaiians.
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Re: The Fantaverse 25 Most Over-rated films list

Postby transformers2 » January 15th, 2018, 4:47 pm

JohnErle wrote:And it was a Canadian who first put pineapple on a pizza.

You're welcome.

Welp looks like I officially hate Canada
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Re: The Fantaverse 25 Most Over-rated films list

Postby numbersix » January 15th, 2018, 7:24 pm

JohnErle wrote:Even if you don't like the taste, you have to admire his cunning plan to deflect blame onto the Hawaiians.


Hence the Italo-Hawian War, which has lasted nigh on 60 years now. So many pasta dishes have been spat in.... so, so many.
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Re: The Fantaverse 25 Most Over-rated films list

Postby Ron Burgundy » January 15th, 2018, 7:27 pm

And i thought i was the only one who hated pineapple on pizza! I must be living in the wrong place. Ive yet to try Poutine - BUT- my favourite food is Chips n Gravy! And one of the other ones is cheese sooo....

Almost forgot:

Papa Burgundy's No. 1 Most Over rated film is:

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Re: The Fantaverse 25 Most Over-rated films list

Postby Buscemi2 » January 15th, 2018, 7:32 pm

The way things are going, I might have to add The Greatest Showman as an honorable mention. I have no idea why people think this is a good movie.
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Re: The Fantaverse 25 Most Over-rated films list

Postby JohnErle » January 16th, 2018, 11:43 am

numbersix wrote:
JohnErle wrote:Even if you don't like the taste, you have to admire his cunning plan to deflect blame onto the Hawaiians.


Hence the Italo-Hawian War, which has lasted nigh on 60 years now. So many pasta dishes have been spat in.... so, so many.


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Re: The Fantaverse 25 Most Over-rated films list

Postby JohnErle » January 16th, 2018, 4:19 pm

This heated debate over pineapple on pizza has got me wondering whether you guys have ever heard of Beef & Blue Cheese on a pizza?

I'd never seen one until 10 years ago, and now most pizza chains in Vancouver have it on their menu. Maybe this is another Canadian pizza innovation that will eventually cause families to be torn asunder. And in case you haven't had the pleasure, a Beef & Blue Cheese pizza done right is deeeee-lish.
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