The Ten Most Overrated Genre Films of 2000-2009

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I like pretty much every film I see. I’m easily pleased. I watch “Power Rangers: The Movie” and “Bio-Dome” quite regularly. My favourite film is “Transformers”. I like Tom Arnold and Pauley Shore. I am an idiot. So it takes a lot for me to dislike a film, and it especially annoys me when everyone else likes it. This happened a few times over the last decade (it happened a great deal more the other way around) and as a result I’ve compiled what I believe to be the ten most overrated genre films released between 2000 and 2009.

(“Bio-Dome” is AMAZING. Shut up.)

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Gary enjoys films with explosions, fighting, giant robots, sex scenes, swearing, monsters and Eric Roberts - or what can more commonly be termed, 'shit'. He is an expert (by default) on films that nobody else watches and his favourite movie is Transformers - although he is aware lots of people watched that.

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  • tokyojesusfist

    Kill Bill became even more overrated after I saw the vastly superior Lady Snowblood that Kill Bill is somewhat based on.

  • tokyojesusfist

    Kill Bill became even more overrated after I saw the vastly superior Lady Snowblood that Kill Bill is somewhat based on.

  • Jay

    I’d have to disagree on some.

    Grindhouse: Death Proof, was definitely not overrated. Many people barely even paid attention to it. Personally, after seeing that film, it was quite entertaining, especially the car chase scene. Plus, every character stood out in their own way.

    Kill Bill may appear every now and then on TV, but I’m glad they did it. Plus, we needed some more samurai films. I know I did.

    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon was my favorite movie, and still is. Of course the whole “wired” flying effect was used before in other films, but this was the first film that really used fighting in a fluent way.

    Compare this to say….Iron Monkey. Same “wired” effect, but totally different as far as fighting goes.

  • Jay

    I’d have to disagree on some.

    Grindhouse: Death Proof, was definitely not overrated. Many people barely even paid attention to it. Personally, after seeing that film, it was quite entertaining, especially the car chase scene. Plus, every character stood out in their own way.

    Kill Bill may appear every now and then on TV, but I’m glad they did it. Plus, we needed some more samurai films. I know I did.

    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon was my favorite movie, and still is. Of course the whole “wired” flying effect was used before in other films, but this was the first film that really used fighting in a fluent way.

    Compare this to say….Iron Monkey. Same “wired” effect, but totally different as far as fighting goes.

  • http://trashcity.org/ Jim McL

    Thanks for the laughs. I haven’t seen such an amusing spoof of these “over-rated” lists in a long time. Thank heavens you weren’t serious, but it was still a beautiful imitation of brain-dead Internet “film critics”. The giveaway was “I really really like Quentin Tarantino.” That was the point I realized what you trying to do, and had to check the URL to make sure I wasn’t on The Onion. Great satire.

  • http://trashcity.org Jim McL

    Thanks for the laughs. I haven’t seen such an amusing spoof of these “over-rated” lists in a long time. Thank heavens you weren’t serious, but it was still a beautiful imitation of brain-dead Internet “film critics”. The giveaway was “I really really like Quentin Tarantino.” That was the point I realized what you trying to do, and had to check the URL to make sure I wasn’t on The Onion. Great satire.

  • Jesper

    The ones saying that Crouching Tiger is overrated, have missed the point. Crouching Tiger can not be shot down for its inferior fight scenes compared to shaolin temple lets say. It is not a martial arts flick, it is a wuxia flick. Besides, there is so much more depth to this movie, reflecting the meditative and philosophical parts of martial arts and chinese culture. It beautifully portrays the characters inner conflicts as well as the relationships between characters from different classes of society and different backgrounds. It is more a drama than anything else really, next time you should read the subtitles.

    AND, beautiful cast above all else! Zhang Ziyi did a great job!

  • Jesper

    The ones saying that Crouching Tiger is overrated, have missed the point. Crouching Tiger can not be shot down for its inferior fight scenes compared to shaolin temple lets say. It is not a martial arts flick, it is a wuxia flick. Besides, there is so much more depth to this movie, reflecting the meditative and philosophical parts of martial arts and chinese culture. It beautifully portrays the characters inner conflicts as well as the relationships between characters from different classes of society and different backgrounds. It is more a drama than anything else really, next time you should read the subtitles.

    AND, beautiful cast above all else! Zhang Ziyi did a great job!

  • GazzO

    Hi guys,

    I understand what you mean, but by overrated, I meant that critics seemed to love them – they didn't necessarily do well at the box-office. Also, these films had slightly different reactions in England (the English press generally loved them), which is where I'm from – and I suppose I should have said that I was writing this list with that in mind.

    Feel free to add your own lists in the comments

    • slim

      Yes CTHD was so over rated.. Only fight scene I liked was the one on the roof tops.. All i could think was kill the stupid Bio@#!!!!

  • jkskfd

    you favorite movie is transformers!! get a life! death proof was quite enjoyable. for someone who loves tarantino you should realize that he writes dialogue, that is his go to.