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The generational gap is real.


It would appear so. These young'uns don't know they're born.



Pulp Fiction is overrated; watch Natural Born Killers instead.



It Follows (2014)

Teeth (2007)



May l say something?
Just because you don't appreciate something more than others, doesn't mean it is overrated.
For example, l didn't like Pulp Fiction at all, but l don't say it is overrated because critics and other people love it and l respect it. It just wasn't my cup of tea.
I just find the question... unappropriate.
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But then again, instead of Pulp Fiction, l would like to watch Kill Bill. I'm more keen on action/adventure films rather than gangster.



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Yeah, the problems with the "overrated" discourse are well-noted.
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Rock music and action movie obsessed guy,
Call Me By Your Name is overrated and the story it tells is illegal and the main character is with an underaged teenager, see anything else instead.
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Call Me By Your Name is overrated and the story it tells is illegal and the main character is with an underaged teenager, see anything else instead.
it is actually legal in italy
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Oh my god. They're trying to claim another young victim with the foreign films.



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Good topic.. Even if its a good movie, you might think to yourself, "If you like that, you'd love this"

I read someone on here say "If you liked "Taxi Driver", you'd love "Joe" and while I still prefer "Taxi Driver", I could see the influence, with "Joe" being made 6 years earlier, and also having Peter Boyle in both.



May l say something?
Just because you don't appreciate something more than others, doesn't mean it is overrated.
For example, l didn't like Pulp Fiction at all, but l don't say it is overrated because critics and other people love it and l respect it. It just wasn't my cup of tea.
I just find the question... unappropriate.
You've got to allow for a bit of critical faculty though – I don't think anyone here is waving the overrated banner without analysing why.

I didn't like Kill Bill as much as Pulp Fiction but I don't think the former is overrated – it's still good but I didn't enjoy it as much. Maybe the pieces fit together better in Pulp Fiction.

Fury Road, on the other hand, I do think is overrated. That's because I think it's 80% visual spectacle but there wasn't much else to grab me. Plus, I much preferred the original films and how they went about showing that world.



Call Me By Your Name is overrated and the story it tells is illegal and the main character is with an underaged teenager, see anything else instead.
While I agree it's overrated the scenario is perfectly legal. And even if it wasn't shouldn't you post every single film depicting crimes as central plot elements to this thread then?
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Rock music and action movie obsessed guy,
While I agree it's overrated the scenario is perfectly legal. And even if it wasn't shouldn't you post every single film depicting crimes as central plot elements to this thread then?
I am sorry, I just thought it was bad because the character is bad because the character is underage and is a bit more like softcore gay porn than a love story.



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I too agree that Taxi Driver is one of the most overrated movies ever. It's not a bad movie by any means, it's good, I just don't think it's one of the very best movies ever made, like it's often made out to be. I wouldn't know what to watch instead though. Maybe 8mm (1999), or is that too different from Taxi Driver?



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Regarding possible alternatives to Taxi Driver, I would arguably suggest other films that were scripted by Paul Schrader. The main one I'd suggest would be Bringing Out the Dead, which is also about an insomniac whose job involves driving around the streets of New York at night - however, the fact that he's a paramedic who is desperately trying to save people's lives no matter how flawed they may be makes it an interesting counterpoint to the misanthropy of Taxi Driver. Otherwise, you could try Schrader's more obvious variations on Taxi Driver like Hardcore or Rolling Thunder, which both contain similar elements (the former is about rescuing a young girl from depraved scumbags, the latter is about a troubled Vietnam veteran returning to his violent ways) but are distinct enough in their approaches (the latter is a borderline action movie).



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I really feel like an idiot seeing my old posts resurface. I still stand by the No Man's Land part, but a better alternative for the other two would be Hardcore Henry and Team America, respectively