The 5 most overrated movies

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There are many films that have a great consensus of critics, but that many viewers consider that they are overrated. Here is our top 5

Frames from the movies 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood', 'Matrix' and 'Avatar'.

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Criticism does not always agree with the common viewer. Historically, many of the people in charge of analyzing, reviewing or scoring films tend to emphasize technical aspects, such as direction or photography-related issues.

However, people who simply go to the movies to appreciate a good story (which is not synonymous with looking for "cheap" entertainment), do not always believe that these are the main questions that one should analyze. That is, if a plot is not attractive and captivating enough, it doesn't matter how good shots it is.

Therefore, we decided to make a top 5 of the most overrated movies in history by critics, in the sense that many people consider that they are not "a masterpiece", as there are some factors that undermine the viewers' vision. , making them difficult to digest.

5. Avatar, directed by James Cameron (2009)

First of all, it should be said that this film was a true innovation in technical terms, especially when it comes to special effects in a 3D that just appeared. Therefore, we are talking about a film that is entertaining to watch, so if we put it in context, the positive assessment may have come through this sector.

However, it is a film where the story, the characters and especially the script are really empty. That is, in the effort to try to generate a completely new digital narrative (getting into political, social and religious plots), they forget that the dialogues allow the viewer to be drawn to the diegetic world, something that they fail to do effectively.

4. The Matrix, directed by Lilly and Lana Wachowski (1999)

Considered one of the great fictional stories of all time, it is worth recognizing a virtue: an original plot, especially in the iconic pickup scene. However, that does not mean that it is well carried out, since the fact that it has a philosophical and existential depth, although it is an interesting trigger, does not seem to be well addressed.

In other words, after understanding a little how this dystopian future works, the film is completely immersed in the field of action, with a good use of special effects. Recall that it was a trilogy of films, with a fourth installment that, according to what the specialized medium Fotogramas mentions, would be released on May 21, 2021.

3. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, directed by Quentin Tarantino (2019)

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood was a movie truly awaited by the entire movie buff community. First of all, Tarantino is one of the most important cult directors of recent times, but we were also interested to see how the relationship between Brad Pitt and Leonardo Di Caprio exploded.

This leading duo works wonders, something that is reflected in the Oscar won by Brad Pitt for supporting actor. However, we see that the script has a lot of holes and lacks its own essence, rejoining loose scenes without a defined criterion. In other words, those people who do not understand the references to the world of cinema or drama of the Manson family will not understand what it is about.

2. Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott (1982)

In this case, we see a “cult work” that immerses us in the realm of authentic science fiction, where we can observe a world that is very well constructed in aesthetic terms, but in which history seems to have no reason to exist. . That is, apart from the technical question and the feat of carrying out a fiction of this caliber, the viewer seems not to understand too much what the story is about.

It should be said that sci-fi remains in a kind of forced poetry, where confusion reigns. Many of the specialized opinions say that there is the true beauty of the film, but a common viewer, if he wants to enter the world that is posed, must have the necessary elements to understand it -including the motivations of the characters-, something in which here it doesn't elaborate too much.

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1. Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuarón (2013)

Here we talk about a drama that stars Sandra Bullock, who plays an astronaut who is helpless in space. So, we see a really slow rhythm, which tries to mix realism with fiction, but which ends up overwhelming the viewer with its atmosphere.

Based on what the website of La Vanguardia comments, it is the “worst space movie ever made”, something that occurs in terms of realism. However, in matters related to fiction we also observe an extremely basic survival script, where the first few minutes we already know that they are more interested in expressing the density of space than in telling an attractive story.