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The Most Overrated Movies That Were a Hit at the Box Office
Some movies have been critically acclaimed around the world, but that's not always the case for Redditors. From Avatar to Frozen, many blockbusters are on Reddit's radar. Here's a list of movies that Reddit users think are overrated. While users' opinions are personal, most of them agree on the same things.
10. Avatar (2009)
Released in 2009, Avatar was one of the most technologically advanced films of its time and showed the world what great 3D film design could do. Director James Cameron shot this movie with a massive budget of 237 million dollars and it was not expected to be a masterpiece. However, the story of the movie is not up to Reddit's standards. Despite the stunning cinematography, Redditors agree that the plot is clichéd.
9. The Notebook (2004)
This movie is like a holy book for every romance enthusiast. Undoubtedly, those who watched the movie would want to stand in front of Ryan Gosling and relive that unforgettable scene. However, Reddit claims that this movie might be a bit overrated too. One Reddit user complained that there was no chemistry or romance between the two. Some might call what happens in the movie love, but Redditors describe the characters' romance as a toxic relationship doomed to fail.
8. Gravity (2013)
Much like Avatar, Gravity was another movie touted for its excellent visuals and had a budget of 100 million dollars. Gravity did justice to this budget, grossing more than $700 million in theaters and winning 7 Oscars. While Reddit users agree that the movie is a visual feast, they disagree about the plot. According to the users, the plot was not captivating, there were gaps in the story and it was below average. Some Redditors even pointed out some scientific inaccuracies in the movie, saying that the events did not follow the basic laws of physics.
7. The Irishman (2019)
When a movie is produced by Martin Scorsese and stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, it's normal to expect action-packed scenes, but not in this movie. This is exactly why The Irishman was one of the most overrated movies for Reddit users. The breaking point for viewers was that a scene in which Robert De Niro is seen beating a man was so heavily edited that it was obvious that Robert De Niro never kicked the man.
6. The Greatest Showman (2017)
Released in 2017, Michael Gracey's directorial debut The Greatest Showman was a highly rated musical with excellent performances, production and visuals. The movie is a biographical drama based on the life of P.T., an entertainer and founder of the Barnum & Bailey circus. While the movie was well-received by audiences, Reddit users pointed out that the resolution of conflicts in the movie was overly simplistic. While users appreciated the music and performances, they also argued that Barnum's portrayal was unrealistic and that the movie elevated him from a terrible person to a glorified one.
5. Frozen (2013)
Frozen, the highest grossing film of 2013, was all the rage that year and served as a model for upcoming
Disney animated films. The film was everywhere and heavily commercialized. The soundtrack became a winter classic. But Reddit users said that even though it was the highest-grossing movie, Frozen was nowhere near the original Disney films. Even though the movie is aimed at children, some users called the plot absurd. 4. Crash (2004)
Crash, released in 2004 and directed by Paul Haggis, was a personal film based on a real event that happened to Haggis when his car was hijacked in Los Angeles. The movie was a commercial success, grossing $98 million on a budget of $6.5 million. However, users were not happy with the movie's high ratings and commercial success. Some described the movie as a 'high school script'. Others claimed that the plot was forced and that the movie did not deserve the Best Picture Oscar at the 78th Academy Awards.
3. Pretty Woman (1990)
Pretty Woman, another 90s romantic comedy classic starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, was one of the highest grossing movies of 1990. Reddit users mocked the romantic comedy about a sex worker with a heart of gold who falls in love with a wealthy businessman. They said the movie was nothing more than a Cinderella story because of its unusual plot and the way the pieces fell into place. They also believed that Julia Roberts was the only reason why the movie scored so high.
2. Titanic (1997)
Titanic, another blockbuster movie by James Cameron, was a symbol of romance and tragedy when it was released in 1997. The commercial success of the movie was so great that it became the first movie to reach billion dollars before Avatar. A 3D version of Titanic was released in 2012 to mark the centenary of the ship's sinking, which added to its value. But that hasn't stopped Redditors who see it as an overrated movie. Some users described the story as silly and cheesy. Redditors think the plot is weak, and judging by the hilarious
memes on the internet lately, viewers now know that there's enough room for both of them on the floorboard. 1. Grease (1978)
Grease was one of the most iconic romantic comedy musicals of the 70s and even the highest grossing musical at the time. The summer romance between Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta was memorable with an unforgettable soundtrack. But despite the high ratings and commercial success, Redditors claim that it remains one of the most overrated movies to date. Redditors agree that the movie is not good. Some say the songs are cheesy, while many point out that the supposedly young characters are played by 30-year-olds.
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