We all know the feeling. You sit down to watch a film everyone's raving about, then get up 2 hours later thinking "What, why?"
There was once a time when I thought Argo was going to be one of my favourite films. I was a big fan of Affleck's "The Town", and everything about his newest venture seemed right up my alley. Once the Oscar wins and critical acclaim started rolling in I knew I had to see it, so I went and bought a copy. Several hours later I'm left scratching my head and wondering how this seriously average thriller got so much love. The only thing I liked about it was the direction by the ever-trustworthy Ben Affleck.
I know some people are going to hate me for this, but I know I'm not alone in saying Blade Runner, in my honest opinion, is very overrated. I appreciate the immersive and detailed universe built, and love the philosophy the movie poses, but aside from that I just didn't feel very entertained or invested at all. I can completely see why people like it though, I think it was more of a matter of taste than anything else.
@FILM I liked Argo but I agree, it's not as incredible as it was made out to be.
For me, The Shining, Sicario, Layer Cake, Everybody Wants Some, Hacksaw Ridge and even John Wick - despite their general acclaim - are all films that immediately spring to mind!
@Barneyonmovies That's super unfortunate! I love all those films. A few movies that everyone likes that I don't like are probably... The Birds, and the original Toy Story. I feel like i'm the only one that thinks the movie doesn't hold up, and the sequels are far superior.
Another one I just thought of was (500) Days of Summer. I love Joseph Gordon Levitt, and this is my sisters favorite movie of all time, so it was bound to be pretty great. I was supremely disappointed- it had its charming moments but I don't remember walking away from a film so annoyed
Dare I say one of the newest films: Baby Driver? I thought it was great but not outstanding like everyone is making it out to be. Logan was ridiculously overrated as well.
If we're going slightly older I would probably say Mud and The Place Beyond The Pines. Oh and The Hateful Eight.
Well, sorry, not all, but few chapter or episodes @Chris and yeah, I agreed on what you said @FILM . I might have to see Star Wars franchise again, maybe some of the chapter is gonna changed my mind but Empire Strikes Back is my fav one in star wars movies... sorry I just put "Star Wars movie" and more bad thing, using "Of Course", once again, sorry, fool me...