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AURaptor
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re: Legendary movies that didn’t live up to the hype
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Question, why all the downvotes? Was it the opinions of the movies? Did the Deadpool comment ruin it? Was it a dumb post? Or was it just a downvoteable post?



For me it was the use of the word legendary. As much as I love the movie Deadpool, I’m not certain it would fall into that category. Taxi driver I can see, but overall the list of examples you gave was a bit thin.

Tombstone, the usual suspects, bridge on the river kwai, Star Wars, back to the future, Full metal jacket, Diehard, Lord of the rings, etc.… Just a tiny sample of movies which I think most would consider as legendary. ( None of those I will submit though because they actually are as good as advertised . )


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Easy rider


We have a winner.

Also Taxi Driver and Lebowski and Pulp Fiction are national treasures so back off!


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re: Legendary movies that didn’t live up to the hype
St. Elmos Fire was a chore to watch.


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re: Legendary movies that didn’t live up to the hype
I didn’t hate all of the following movies, it’s just that they, as you say in your thread title, didn’t live up to their hype (or the praise levied upon them).


Parasite, first foreign film to win Best Picture.

A Star Is Born (2018), perhaps not legendary but almost everyone seemed overcome by it. I distinctly remember a poster on this board, a supposed man no less, tell how he had to pull the car over and stop when he heard some song from the movie come on. He couldn’t breathe, he said.

The Shape of Water, I say legendary because it was a Best Picture, had a unique subject matter, and involved bestiality.

Moonlight, I say legendary because it was a Best Picture.

The Tree of Life, anything by Terrence Malik is considered legendary.

Avatar

Crash, another Best Picture.

The Thin Red Line, another Malik film.

The English Patient, won a bunch of Oscars including Best Picture.



Jor Jor The Dinosaur
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Hocus Pocus is doodoo

100% agreed. I'm forced to watch that and Halloweentown every October.

I'm cool with it though, because I pick the other 20ish Halloween movies throughout the month.


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Jor Jor The Dinosaur
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Jurassic Park

I hope you get eaten by a T-Rex while taking a shite.


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re: Legendary movies that didn’t live up to the hype
There are a ton of Oscar Bait movies that are a miserable chore to watch (English Patient, Chocolat, Crash, American Beauty, Million Dollar Baby), but I wouldn't call them legendary.

For legendary ones, completely agree with Annie Hall.


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re: Legendary movies that didn’t live up to the hype
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St. Elmos Fire was a chore to watch.


Brat pack drama. No sex scenes, no comedy, just a rites of passage story about kids leaving their college age years behind and learning how to adult.


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Taste is subjective


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re: Legendary movies that didn’t live up to the hype
I don't know if it would be considered legendary but it is one of the highest rated movies ever on Rotten Tomatoes Mad Max fury road was just okay for me.


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re: Legendary movies that didn’t live up to the hype
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The English Patient, won a bunch of Oscars including Best Picture.





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re: Legendary movies that didn’t live up to the hype
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The Big Lebowski


Ibleedblackandgold
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John Wick


You can shut your filthy whore mouth sir....


Jimbeaux
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re: Legendary movies that didn’t live up to the hype
The Big Lebowski takes several watches to truly enjoy. You have to stop looking for the big reveal in the storyline, which is an actual dud, and just enjoy the characters and their dialogue.

It’s perhaps that most quotable movie of all time. Of course, that’s just like, my opinion, man.


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Isn’t John Wick basically a retelling of the story of The Punisher? Aside from their previous careers, both end up going on a rampage and taking out those who did him wrong.


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re: Legendary movies that didn’t live up to the hype
Not legendary, but 2 come to mind:

1. My Big Fat Greek Wedding - this movie received so much buzz and chatter that by the time I watched it on VHS, I totally didn't get the hype and uproar. Way too much publicity and talk for what too me was a very average movie.

2. Out Of Africa - my wife drug me to see that chit in a theater. It was so boring, I fell asleep less than half-way through it.


Jimbeaux
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re: Legendary movies that didn’t live up to the hype
Some of the movies listed thus far simply don’t translate well to a different era.

Here are some others like that:

Mommy Dearest
Picture Show
Ordinary People
The Big Chill
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

These were all ground breaking movies that were considered legendary at some point in the past, but not many people talk about them any more. The message no longer resonates.

I like old movies like this. Movies that were once considered significant culturally, but no longer are. It teaches a meta-narrative history lesson about how our attitudes change over time, and how hard it is to view the past clearly because of our modern lens.


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2. Out Of Africa - my wife drug me to see that chit in a theater. It was so boring, I fell asleep less than half-way through it.


Totally agree. This is maybe the best example of art that totally exposes that men and women are quite different.

Women LOVE this movie! Men either HATE it, or simply don’t see what the big deal is. No man loves this movie.


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re: Legendary movies that didn’t live up to the hype
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When I saw the thread title, my immediate thought was Taxi driver




same.


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Jay Are
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my wife drug me to see that chit in a theater. It was so boring, I fell asleep less than half-way through it.


Oh, shite, the geriatric narcoleptics are back to bragging about not having attention spans!

And dude, my big fat Greek wedding was massively popular. Don't think it would be included on any human's list of great movies, much less legendary.

This whole thread is people bitching about not understanding how to manage expectations and hype. Couldn't people go into movies without presupposing that a movie will be awesome just because idiots on the internet said it was? Not liking Out of Africa or Citizen Kane or whatever else is fine. Not liking those movies because you heard they were great and they didn't turn out to be the exact movies you had assumed they were supposed to be is dumb.


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