Most Overrated Movie of 2006

Most Overrated Movie of 2006

United 93
6
11%
The Queen
1
2%
The Departed
3
5%
Letters From Iwo Jima
0
No votes
Pan's Labyrinth
4
7%
Borat
8
14%
Little Miss Sunshine
15
27%
Babel
14
25%
Little Children
2
4%
Children of Men
3
5%
 
Total votes: 56

Sabin
Laureate
Posts: 7227
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2003 12:52 am
Contact:

Postby Sabin » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:36 pm

Why isn't 'Dreamgirls' here?
"If you are marching with white nationalists, you are by definition not a very nice person. If Malala Yousafzai had taken part in that rally, you'd have to say 'Okay, I guess Malala sucks now.'" ~ John Oliver

Franz Ferdinand
Adjunct
Posts: 1277
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 3:22 pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Contact:

Postby Franz Ferdinand » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:20 pm

The DGA nod has sealed it for me as well: Little Miss Sunshine.

User avatar
rain Bard
Associate
Posts: 1611
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 6:55 pm
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Postby rain Bard » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:31 pm

I'm abstaining for now but am tempted to vote for Pan's Labyrinth. Even though its clearly better than at least a few of the other choices, the to-the-skies raves it's been getting, untempered by very many more restrained opinions of the film, seem out of proportion to its actually quality.

Or else I just need to see it again.

Akash
Professor
Posts: 2037
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:34 am

Postby Akash » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:07 pm

I voted for Borat. It was either that or LMS but I've met enough people - including on this board - who have seen through the artifice of LMS wheras Borat continues to receive puzzling raves.

dws1982
Tenured
Posts: 2887
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 9:28 pm
Location: AL
Contact:

Postby dws1982 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:44 pm

Since Little Miss Sunshine has been singled out by the Director's Guild, I no longer feel obligated to see the remaining five before declaring it the most overrated movie of the year.

Mister Tee
Laureate
Posts: 6256
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 2:57 pm
Location: NYC
Contact:

Postby Mister Tee » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:16 am

I'm giving Pan and Iwo Jima benefit of doubt -- I haven't yet seen either, but can't imagine them matching the level of hysterical over-rating achieved by Little Miss Sunshine.

What's fascinating here is the films getting the most votes are either indies, or, in the case of Borat, a studio-acquired sleeper. It's the first time I can recall since gravitating to this board that the studio movies were widely considered better than the smaller efforts.

Reza
Tenured Laureate
Posts: 7640
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2003 11:14 am
Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Postby Reza » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:08 am

Borat, with Babel and LMS knocking at its heels!

User avatar
OscarGuy
Site Admin
Posts: 12430
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 12:22 am
Location: Springfield, MO
Contact:

Postby OscarGuy » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:28 am

My pick is The Departed. It's a good movie, I won't deny that but hardly deserving all the heaps of praise it's been getting this year.

I'm actually starting to get tired of hearing about it and while I like Scorsese, I'm almost hoping for an upset victory by any other director this year.




Edited By OscarGuy on 1168352964
Wesley Lovell
"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." - Benjamin Franklin

User avatar
kaytodd
Assistant
Posts: 846
Joined: Wed Feb 12, 2003 10:16 pm
Location: New Orleans

Postby kaytodd » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:28 am

I thought about Babel but I had to go with Borat only because it has become a major player in year-end awards. Funny film, but I do not think either it or Cohen merit the serious attention they are getting.
The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living. Oliver Wendell Holmes

dws1982
Tenured
Posts: 2887
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 9:28 pm
Location: AL
Contact:

Postby dws1982 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:17 pm

As of right now I'd say Little Miss Sunshine, but I've only seen four others, and liked those. So I'll abstain for awhile.

And I know most everyone here rightfully hooted and laughed at it, but Bobby should be here, considering that it got some absurdly enthusiastic reviews.

Okri
Tenured
Posts: 2551
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 3:28 pm
Location: Edmonton, AB

Postby Okri » Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:50 pm

Babel.

Hustler
Tenured
Posts: 2914
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2003 1:35 pm
Location: Buenos Aires-Argentina

Postby Hustler » Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:35 pm

LMS

User avatar
Eric
Tenured
Posts: 2722
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 11:18 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact:

Postby Eric » Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:15 pm

Little Children, a 100 percent piece of nothing.

Big Magilla
Site Admin
Posts: 15389
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 3:22 pm
Location: Jersey Shore

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:09 pm

Babel.

Jim20
Temp
Posts: 337
Joined: Thu Jan 30, 2003 7:54 pm
Location: Pasadena, CA
Contact:

Postby Jim20 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:03 pm

Babel.

The film is too pretentious. Rinko Kikuchi is the only saving grace of this film.


Return to “2000 - 2007”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest