We love 'em and gush over them at the time. Years later--after some wear and tear, and after watching some flicks we might like a bit more--we realize maybe that movie wasn't so special after all.
Here is My Top 5: Movies That Are Overrated:
Field Of Dreams (1989): Corn, baseball and Kevin Costner--how much more boring could a premise be? I get the sentimental part, and I liked the acting of James Earl Jones. But this movie reached a status and has a following that I just don't get.
Easy Rider (1969): C'mon, you know it's true. Take out the drugs and the counterculture experience, and you got Wild Hogs.
The Piano (1993): I have no memory of this flick after that scene of Harvey Keitel's bare ass. I think it gave me a migraine.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000): This flick and NyQuil helped me sleep through a week of the flu.
Forrest Gump (1994): Gump lost me when he became a ping-pong professional. And when he met JFK. And then again when he went on that cross-country run. Hell, I just realized I hated the whole box of chocolate.
Agree, disagree or tell me your list.