ByRowan Odom, writer at
Rowan Odom

Now, as you can tell by the thumbnail of this article, alot of people are going to hate me for this but I don't care because you will still be talking about my article anyways! Well, let's start!

Pineapple Express (2008)

Now before you get your torches and pitchforks, let me tell you why I think this movie is overrated! This movie is funny, I laugh when I watch it, it is an average Judd Apatow/Seth Rogen movie but is it as funny and great as everyone says it is? No. People say that this is the best comedy ever made, while I think films like 21 Jump Street, 40 Year Old Virgin, Hot Fuzz, and This Is The End are much funnier and more enjoyable, this movie doesn't deserve the praise it is getting, i'm not saying it is a bad movie, i'm just saying that it is not overly funny like everyone says it is.

Avatar (2009)

  Avatar: overrated?
Avatar: overrated?

When this movie came out, I heard so much about it! Everybody was talking about saying "Have you seen Avatar?" and "You have to see Avatar it is the movie of the year!" but I know why...its the CGI. I waited in a extremely long line to see this movie in 3D, and I was bored out of mind for nearly 3 hours! This was not the movie of the year, for example, i'm going to compare what I thought the best movie of 2009 was and put it next to this, now, is Avatar better than Watchmen? My answer is "No" I was bored with the movie and it shows that moviegoers today are attracted more to CGI and special effects than characters and storytelling. Also, alot of people saw this movie because it had James Cameron's name on it, but I wouldn't blame you, because if someone came up to you and said "The guy who did Terminator 2, Aliens, and Titanic just came out with a movie that pushes the boundaries of CGI and special effects!" you are going to see it! I mean a guy died after watching the movie because of over-excitement from watching the film! Bottomline is: The movie looks good, but its boring, and its uninteresting.

The Lion King

  The Lion King: overrated?
The Lion King: overrated?

I have just become the most hated person on the internet automatically by putting this on the list, and before you murder me over saying this is overrated let me explain! To me, this movie isn't great! This was almost first on the list but this was tied with the #1 choice (which you will hate me for too). So I am gonna list everything I don't like about this movie: Simba's voice annoys me, the songs aren't that catchy, and I was maybe spoiled with this movie by watching everyday for 3 months in 6th grade and analyzing every single scene and watching a different scene each day 3 or 4 times a day because we had to analyze it! Then I had to come home and listen to my little brother watch the movie all day long! When you watch The Lion King everyday for almost 6 months, wouldn't you hate it too?

However, I also think its overrated because people say it is "The best Disney movie of all time!" when I think Disney movies like Toy Story and Toy Story 3 had much more of a impact on me! Toy Story made me look and makes me still look at my toys in a different ways and the fan theories about the movie make you want to cry and really hit you in the feels! (Yes, I know Toy Story isn't technically Disney but it is still owned by Disney) I just don't see what the big deal about this movie is!

Well, its time for my #1 choice for the most overrated movie of all time! Are you ready? Because i'm pretty sure you are not gonna like it! Alright, here we go!

Gravity (2013)

  Sandra Bullock in Gravity
Sandra Bullock in Gravity

I saw this in the theater, in IMAX 3D and I still didn't like it! Thank god the movie was free! I was bored with the movie, the only thing that was good was the special effects. I couldn't get invested in the story and I couldn't get invested in the characters. If they named movies after lines in films this one would be called "Pant Pant Pant Gasp Oh My God! Help me please!" I hope I never have to sit through this movie again! It doesn't deserve its praise, maybe its the fact that I thought the movie "Her" was the best movie of 2013 and should have won those 7 Oscars! I think that movies like "Her", "Wolf Of Wall Street", and "Captain Phillips" should have gotten all of those Oscars! I had much more of a good time at the movies with those movies while this one was more of a "The person i'm going with to this movie doesn't want to see Machete Kills so I have to watch this since we have seen everything else at the theater...besides Machete Kills" type of movie (Just in case you didn't know Machete Kills and Gravity were the only two movies at the theater that I hadn't seen and I wanted to see Machete Kills).

So thats my list, do you hate me because you didn't like any of my opinions? Let me know in the comments below!


What movie do you think is the most overrated?


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