Over hyped Movies

Welcome to Films and Books Forum, the place to chat about movies, post movie reviews, compare a book to its film adaptation, discuss what makes a good book-to-film adaptation, and suggest books which you think would make a great movie adaption.
Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 4
Joined: 14 Apr 2018, 12:05
Currently Reading: Fight Club
Bookshelf Size: 19
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-annahariet.html
Latest Review: Puffy and the Formidable Foe by Marie Lepkowski and Ann Marie Hannon

Over hyped Movies

Post by annahariet » 23 Apr 2018, 06:28

Let me start by saying I did not like La La Land. First, I will never understand why they decided to cast non-singers to lead in a musical. I read that the director specifically chose non-singers to represent the realities of life and people and whatnot. If he wanted to make a realistic movie, what was the point of making a musical in the first place? I liked the piano parts. But none of the songs were catchy, and the singing was weak. With these two combined, the songs were bland and unremarkable. In terms of acting, both of the leads were great, but the pacing of the story was too slow for my liking that I ended up not liking the movie altogether.

Additionally, I think The Greatest Showman was just okay. The plot was so-so, and the entire story was skimmed over. My main issue with it is how the characters were never really fleshed out, and we never really see any character development except for Barnum's, and even that was questionable. Another issue is the number of historical inaccuracies in the movie, but that's an entirely different discussion. But unlike in La La Land, the musical numbers in The Greatest Showman are spectacular enough for me to forgive (or at least ignore) most issues I have with the movie.

User avatar
Posts: 16
Joined: 05 May 2018, 04:45
2018 Reading Goal: 10
2017 Reading Goal: 0
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 10
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 2

Post by Nazapeace » 05 May 2018, 12:03

Lol I know guys who think black Panther was over hyped

User avatar
Posts: 75
Joined: 01 Nov 2017, 08:05
2018 Reading Goal: 30
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 10
Currently Reading: The 9 Mirages of Love
Bookshelf Size: 62
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-taaralynn.html
Latest Review: Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole

Post by TaaraLynn » 09 May 2018, 14:30

I didn't mind La La Land, but I can surely understans your point and can agree. Watching it once was enough for me. Haven't seen the Greatest Showman. It would probably years down the road when it randomly comes on television and I have it on in the background.

Frozen for me was over hyped. Gosh, was I excited when I bought it on DVD to watch and literally had a blank face the whole time. I don't particularly care for the songs. It didn't give me a magical feeling as the Disney animated classics did. However, Tangled, Moana, Coco.. I love. At first I thought it was a generational thing, but it's not.

User avatar
Posts: 71
Joined: 31 May 2017, 02:39
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 14
Currently Reading: Ironbark Hill
Bookshelf Size: 15
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-nroach.html
Latest Review: The last Assassination by James E Doucette

Post by NRoach » 10 May 2018, 06:40

I loathed Moonlight. I spent the entire film expecting the first act to end, right up until the credits rolled. I admire the balls it took to make the movie; I just wish they'd, you know, hired a writer for it.

User avatar
Posts: 159
Joined: 01 Mar 2018, 09:49
2018 Reading Goal: 0
2017 Reading Goal: 0
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 0
Currently Reading: The Bourne Identity
Bookshelf Size: 70
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kray93.html
Latest Review: Nobody Knows by Larry Schneiderman

Post by KRay93 » 10 May 2018, 10:58

I feel that many of the films that are usually awarded at the Academy Awards or at several international festivals receive an exaggerated treatment from critics.

If I had to think of one in particular, it always comes to my mind 2001: A Space Odyssey. I do believe that the visual aspect of the film (special effects, style and Kubrick's work as the director) is extraordinary. Outside of that, the pace is too slow, and there are many things in the plot that are difficult to grasp merely taking into account what the movie shows and tells.

Posts: 239
Joined: 27 Apr 2018, 21:25
Favorite Author: William H. Coles
Currently Reading: Final Notice
Bookshelf Size: 27
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-nikkyteewhy.html
Latest Review: Becoming the Dragon by Alex Sapegin
fav_author_id: 89641

Post by nikkyteewhy » 10 May 2018, 15:47

I think Annihilation was over hyped. I found myself routing for the alien to come and end it all. I was even sleepy at a point. I didn't like the movie at all

Post Reply

Return to “Films and Books”