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12 Most Overrated Movies That Everyone Pretends To Love – Screen Rant

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Plenty of movies find themselves highly overrated thanks to high expectations from fans, or even their inability to keep up with modern advancements.
Plenty of movies that audiences claim to love are actually somewhat overrated, though it’s often hard to acknowledge this since they have such loyal and dedicated fanbases that swear by the projects’ quality. It can sometimes be difficult to reevaluate a movie long after its release, once the hype has died down, and notice that it’s not quite as amazing as audiences once claimed. However, it happens surprisingly often. There’s usually a large disparity between a movie’s popularity and its quality, which can blur the lines between the two.
The most overrated movies ever are generally the ones that audiences are already expecting to be good, and when the film doesn’t quite live up to expectations, it’s easy to confuse that anticipation for actual love. It’s also common for much older movies to become overrated because they might’ve been groundbreaking at the time, but now that technology and storytelling techniques have advanced much further, it doesn’t have the same effect. The way that audiences interact with movies is always changing, which leads to several conflicting opinions about which movies actually deserve to be considered among the best of all time.
Although Fight Club is still a good movie, many audiences fall in love with the ideas behind the story rather than the final product itself. It’s filled with interesting ideology about society, individuality, and even mental health – but the execution doesn’t even come close to some of David Fincher’s other works. Films such as The Social Network, Se7en, and even Zodiac are much stronger from both a narrative and technical perspective, but Fight Club is the one that’s become a cult classic because it feels more provocative.
The Notebook benefits from having been released at a time when romantic comedies were going through a major reinvention, and this type of charming story was at an all-time high in popularity. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling were both hugely popular and attracted big audiences to the project. In reality, the movie doesn’t do much that isn’t seen in every other successful rom-com today. The Notebook is considered an epic love story, but it’s actually pretty formulaic and relies solely on the chemistry between McAdams and Gosling.
Jaws will always be an iconic movie for several reasons, but the most noteworthy aspect of the film is how strongly it reinvented the concept of the summer blockbuster. Jaws completely changed the way that movies are released, turning summer into the prime season for big-budget studio movies to make themselves known. Jaws will always be responsible for that huge shift in the industry, but the truth remains that it’s almost fifty years old and hasn’t aged perfectly. It’s hard to take the film's special effects too seriously today, and when it’s viewed outside the context of its cultural boom, the movie struggles to keep up with more modern disaster flicks.
Chinatown is a movie that was hugely popular upon its release, but it’s very much a product of the time it was made. These kinds of slow-burn neo-noirs just aren’t popular anymore, and while it’s easy to see what made it such a beloved project at the time, it’s easy to call the movie overrated today because many of its personality traits just haven’t survived the fifty years since it was released. The story is incredibly slow, and it can be difficult for audiences to really invest themselves in this kind of story.
There have been several bad winners of the Best Picture Oscar over the years, and while Forrest Gump isn’t strictly the worst, it definitely didn’t deserve to be crowned as the best movie of 1994. While many audiences hold strong amounts of nostalgia for the project, and Hanks is admittedly great in the lead role, it’s essentially just a regular drama with a pretty compelling romance at its heart. It’s not overwhelmingly bad, but the fact that Forrest Gump was awarded instead of movies such as The Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction is shocking.
Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is often hailed as the greatest and/or scariest horror movie ever made, but it’s actually one of the director’s weaker projects. It has several iconic moments that work really well, such as Nicholson’s performance and the visual imagery, but as a whole, it doesn’t even come close to the scariness of Stephen King’s original novel. It was Kubrick’s first attempt at all-out horror, and the direction is great, but his style feels much more suited to movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey or A Clockwork Orange.
Avatar is notorious for being the highest-grossing movie of all time, but that often distracts from the fact that it’s actually a pretty formulaic and predictable story that often falls flat narratively. The one aspect that definitely deserves endless praise is the visuals – those special effects were revolutionary for the time, pushing the boundaries of what could be done on screen. Unfortunately, what’s happening on the page isn’t anywhere near as innovative.
The Greatest Showman is another example of a movie where one aspect excels, but the rest falls behind. This time, it’s the music that’s deserving of all the praise it receives. There’s a reason the soundtrack was so popular and the songs found themselves playing all over the radio, but the movie itself wasn’t as incredible as the music’s success would have people remember. Hugh Jackman did a great job in the lead role and there are some fun musical numbers, but Michael Gracey’s direction sometimes feels unsure of itself and the tone is all over the place.
Nobody could argue against the success of Frozen’s biggest musical number ‘Let It Go’, but unfortunately, that’s where the movie’s greatness ends. In comparison to some of Disney’s better-animated movies, Frozen lacks the heartfelt storytelling and lovable characters that the studio has become known for. It’s still a perfectly fine movie, but calling it one of Disney’s best is a disservice to the real accomplishments they’ve had over the years.
The Silence of the Lambs has several amazing moments, and both Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster were entirely deserving of the acclaim they received for their outstanding performances, but the story as a whole actually left a lot to be desired. Many people love The Silence of the Lambs for Hopkins’ creepy performance as Hannibal Lecter, but it’s easy to forget that he actually doesn’t have much screen time at all. The majority of the runtime is taken up by another mystery that isn’t anywhere near as compelling as the central dynamic between Lecter and Starling.
The original Star Wars trilogy is often called the greatest sci-fi trilogy ever made, and that would probably be true if Return of the Jedi even came close to the greatness of its two predecessors. Where both A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back were incredibly tight stories filled with exciting twists and turns, Return of the Jedi has several plot holes and none of the momentum that made the first two so beloved. It’s still better than most of its sequels, but it’s a disappointing conclusion to an amazing trilogy.
Avengers: Infinity War is a fun movie – hugely entertaining, filled with action, and brimming with familiar faces that are being brought together for the first time. Once that initial excitement wears off, however, the story isn’t anywhere near as revolutionary as many audiences claimed. It might be bigger and bolder, but Infinity War still falls victim to the excessive quipping and lack of real emotional stakes that often bring the MCU down. It’s a movie that’s adored simply for what it is, not what it actually does.

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Paddy Pimblett doesn’t expect to be ranked after beating Tony Ferguson at UFC 296 — so he’ll settle for Bobby… – MMA Mania

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Tony Ferguson is not ranked in the Top 15 at 155 pounds.
That’s why Paddy Pimblett doesn’t expect to earn a spot on the lightweight ladder with a victory over the former interim champion when they collide at the upcoming UFC 296 pay-per-view (PPV) event, locked and loaded for Sat., Dec. 16, 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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“I’ll be honest, I don’t see myself being put in the Top 15 after a win against Tony,” Pimblett told The Energized Show (transcribed by MMA News). “Bobby Green didn’t, and Bobby Green fought — beat him before I did, you know what I mean? So, I can see me fighting someone like that: Bobby Green, Grant Dawson, you know what I mean? Someone like that to get in the rankings.”
Pimblett and Green have a score to settle after this “fathead” incident at UFC San Diego.
“I mean, that’s what I can see after I beat Tony,” Pimblett continued. “Like, especially if the big fella Conor’s [McGregor] coming back in UFC 300, lad. The missus will be due a couple of weeks after that. So, it’d be nice to get another, another fight in, get another payday in before the twins are due.”
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The promotion is currently working on its lineup for the blockbuster UFC 300 card in April, which may be headlined by former two-division champion Conor McGregor. Pimblett vs. Green would be a strong addition, assuming “King” prevails this weekend at UFC Austin.
To see who else is fighting at UFC 296 click here.
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Boxing News: Charlo wins in comeback fight » December 4, 2023 – Fight News

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In a grudge match, undefeated WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over José Benavídez Jr. (28-3-1, 19 KOs) in a non-title WBC special event on Saturday night’s Benavidez-Andrade card at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Returning after nearly 2 1/2 years, Charlo was stronger than the aggressive Benavidez and won most of the rounds. Benavidez was wobbled in the tenth. Scores were 98-92, 99-91, 100-90.
Give props. He fought well. He knows how to fight.
Charlo did a good job moving, countering, and even leading in many rounds of the fight. Yes, he did well. However, I question if he can even stop Canelo who is much stronger than Benavidez Jr. Charlo will need to beat Canelo on points should they fight. I dont see a KO for Charlo against Canelo.
lol Canelo has never been knocked down let alone knocked out. Charbum absolutely has no chance of even hurting him. Charbum will be the one getting laid out if they fight.
Please nobody wants to see Charlo vs Canelo. The only fight for Canelo is Benavidez.
Benavidez vs Bivol is what we really want to see
Charlo very dominant, Jose put a valiant effort, but lacks fundamental
He should be ashamed he could not ko Benavides
Boxing should not let this fights go on
In the weigh in looks like over weight boxer is not a problem
But this like putting one live on risk
Charlo was too strong for Benavides
Can’t say I’d be too proud beating a guy two weight classes below me. And he couldn’t stop him? The commentators kept saying solid performance by Charlo and i get it .. he was out 40 months. But still, this was a super middle weight fighting a blown up welterweight. I guess that’s what Benavidez gets for all the pre fight talk. I pick Plant and Morrell over Charlo.
Not to bad after almost three years without fighting but nowhere close to challenge any one of the big names at Super Middle. Plant, Mibilli, Morrel and Benavidez would smoke him.
This fight did not settle in my gut correctly because Charlo missed weight. Under such weight related circumstances, Benavidez hung in there with a solid chin. Charlo’s punches were creative, and his jabs were mean.
Agree E man …Charlo had some good moments….but clearly that finisher that beast we are use to seeing .,.not there… hopefully it is rust…but …Charlo struggling with something else…can clearly see it…I hope that Charlo is “ok” outside the ring…
Yep, how good would charlo have been if he had of sweated off the extra 3-4 pounds and actually made weight ? Possibly a more even playing field for the smaller Benevidez Jr……
Hopefully charlo fights plant next
Not bad for charlo.good fight to get the rust out! Benavidez was talk,talk bullishht and no pop in his punches! Great sportsmanship on charlo at the post fight interview. Bobo gettn’ KO by benavidez next fight! Its a total mismatch, bobo too weak for the hard punching destroyer in benavidez! Bobo’s promoters don’t realize the danger they put him for picking this fight. Benavidez by brutal KO of the year on the 8th or a “no-mas” call out!
Dominated a welter weight (blown up). He got rounds in and maintained composure surprisingly.
I’m at the fight and there are no ring girls! WTF!!!
Benavidez about to stop Boo-boo. One more round
Done.
It was expected! A bobo blow out! Benavidez is in onother level, and not the bums bobo is used to fight and strugled with when he was champion! The most “avoided” title just was too big for bobo!
I don’t think it was right that Charlo be allowed to come in so heavy in violation of the contractual catch weight limit of 163. He likely was close to 170 when he stepped into the ring, more than 7-8 lbs heavier than Benavidez. He enjoyed a height advantage too. Totally unfair. Credit to Jose for putting up a valiant effort. Charlo couldn’t knock him out either. I personally am not very impressed with Charlo. He wants the big money that fighting Canelo or David Benavidez would bring, but it’s obvious that he would be no match for either. His more immediate goal should be to fight Plant, so he can save face and exact revenge for Plant slapping him. This is the reason that Plant slapped him too, to force him to choose Plant as an opponent with the title on the line.
Jose Benavides was out boxed. He did show he has a decent chin. Charlo didn’t have enough punching power to stop Benavides. Charlo will not beat Alvarez.
Just wanted to note….Charlo …I am praying for you….you are a man before a fighter…In your corner in “life”….hang in there champ…
Charlo is done at top level. I think Plant beats him at 168 and benavidez would knock him out as quick as he did Andrade. If he has to fight Adames at the middleweight limit, then he loses that too.
Way to go Charlo!
ok, lets just hope that we dont now have
canelo-charlo. if so, another hard pass for me
Surprised he couldn’t KO him. Jose Jr, a career Welterweight comes in at a catch weight of 163. Meanwhile Charlo, a natural Middleweight comes in 3.4# over at 166.4. So you had an overweight out of shape Welterweight fighting a Super Middleweight.

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What time is the Floyd Mayweather vs. John Gotti III fight tonight … – DAZN

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Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is back in the ring tonight for another exhibition fight as he prepares to face John Gotti III in Florida.
Mayweather has not had a professional fight since he ended his career on 50-0 following his huge event with Conor McGregor in 2017.
His most recent exhibition show was up against Aaron Chalmers in February 2023, in London.
Gotti last fought Albert Tulley at Rockin Fights 43 at the beginning of October last year, securing a decision victory in MMA, where he has a 5-1-0 record.
Here's all you need to know ahead of Mayweather vs. Gotti.
The event is set to get underway at 2 a.m. BST / 9 p.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 4 a.m. BST / 11 p.m. ET. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights. 
The Zeus Network will be showing the event globally on PPV.
The fight will take place at FLA Live Arena, Florida, in the United States.

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