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Which classic films have you heard to be great but only after seeing it decades after made you realize it truly was overhyped?

Asked by MyNewtBoobs (19026points) June 25th, 2011

Inspired by mazinger88’s question.

What classic movie did you keep hearing was great, was wonderful, everyone should see it, only to watch it and think “man, you people lie!!!”?

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

The Ten Commandments.

Kardamom's avatar

It’s a Wonderful Life (except for the one scene where Donna Reed and James Stewart are sharing the telephone, that scene was awesome, the rest of the movie was dull)

From Here to Eternity

The Godfather

Pulp Fiction (although I saw this one when it came out, and I think it’s awful)

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, It’s A Wonderful Life, and one other Jimmy Stewart and his all-American ways movie (I can’t remember the name, but he’s a fake letter writer/baseball player in it). I just don’t buy into this version of America, where everyone is totally good-hearted but rather stupid, and only the people in power have any brains (and are pure evil). Disney movies have more nuance and less propaganda than those movies. And It’s A Wonderful Life really should be renamed “It’s A Sucky Life, And Just When You Think It Can’t Suck Any More, It Does”.

mazingerz88's avatar

@Kardamom I would agree with Pulp Fiction and From Here To Eternity but awwwww ( whimper ) with regards to The Godfather and It’s A Wonderful Life. Lol.

Aethelwine's avatar

This wasn’t decades later, but Titanic.

What a snooze fest. I don’t care how cute Leo is, it put me to sleep.

loved Pulp Fiction and The Godfather. but we’d be a boring group if we all loved the same stuff, eh?

bob_'s avatar

Casablanca fucking sucks.

mazingerz88's avatar

@bob_ Here’s looking at you, kid.

bob_'s avatar

@mazingerz88 We’ll always have The Godfather.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Cool Hand Luke and Deer Hunter.

FutureMemory's avatar

Another film that’s not an old classic, but is considered a modern classic: The Shawshank Redemption.

I saw it for the first time a few months ago with a friend, and although I enjoyed it, I hardly think it deserves to be ranked #1 on imdb’s top 250 list. It was way, WAY too predictable and Hollywood for me.

gondwanalon's avatar

“Deliverance”. After the great banjo and guitar play-off it was just one gross seen after another.

“Easy Rider”. Hey man, like it was just plain boring and retarded, man.

Aethelwine's avatar

@gondwanalon damn. I gave you a GA thinking it was the other question. I love those movies. lol

gondwanalon's avatar

@jonsblond I gave you a great answer to make up for it. HA!

Buttonstc's avatar

Citizen Kane.

Every film geek practically goes into orgasms talking about it. I just found it boring (Rosebud wasn’t worth the bore-fest just to get to it)

So overrated.

FutureMemory's avatar

@gondwanalon I have to agree with you on Easy Rider. I found that film to be virtually unwatchable.

Schroedes13's avatar

Bambi… plot whatsoever!

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