I will make a confession. The challenge asked for “most overrated actor/actress”, but I just couldn’t think of one… so, I changed the post to an easier one.
46. Most overrated movie.
Titanic and Avatar.
Really. Don’t get me wrong; I really enjoy Titanic and Avatar whenever I see them. I just don’t think they are the mega ultra awesome movies many people think. Why?
- They are very cliché. Titanic is basically “rich girl meets poor guy, they fall in love, their love is impossible”. The story is absolutely nothing new. It feels like Lady and the Tramp (without the happy ending), and Avatar is Dances with Wolves (and others) all over again.
- They are SO predictable. Really, is there a single moment in which you don’t know what’s going to happen?
Of course, they are superbly made movies. The thing is, without a really good and original story, all the special effects in the world don’t make a superb movie. They are very enjoyable films, great to watch, but that’s it. I still think Titanic won too many awards. I mean, Best Movie, when L.A. Confidential was in the competition too? That was a much smaller movie, but much more interesting and complex.
Of course you may agree or disagree; in fact, I’d love to read your ideas!
Well, see you soon!!