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The UnPopular Opinion: Top 5 Overrated Movies of 2013

Dec. 19, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Well Schmoes, as 2013 draws to a close we reflect on a year of ups and downs at the movies, both critically and financially. There were some surprises in regards to which highly anticipated movies lived up to their trailers and marketing as well as some dark horses that came out of nowhere to really steal the show. But, if there is one thing for certain, there are always movies that are highly overrated and underrated by critics and fans alike.

As the UnPopular Opinion Guy, I felt it was only fitting to issue my list of the movies I felt that the masses got wrong. Some of these may shock you and some may just piss you off, but these are my honest to goodness perspective of the movies of 2013. If you disagree with any of the choices, please voice your own opinion in the talkback below. After all, the only opinion that really matters is yours, I am just here to share mine.

#5 - STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

After trailers promising some incredible action sequences and a dark and brooding villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch, we were instead duped into watching a remake of WRATH OF KHAN complete with a role reversed death sequence and resurrection.  While I did enjoy STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, it was an overall let down especially after being assured time and again that the bad guy was not Khan and that we would be in for a cool surprise.  The only surprise here is how disappointing the reveal ended up being.

#4 - CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

For everyone talking about CAPTAIN PHILLIPS as a Best Picture contender, you need to take a step back and really look at the movie.  While the actors playing the pirates are impressive and both the hijacking and rescue sequences are thrilling, the movie as a whole hinges on the final ten minutes.  Tom Hanks delivers a great scene in a movie that has way too much hand held camera work.  Here's a tip for Paul Greengrass: your shakycam style worked great in the BOURNE films and UNITED 93, but when you do it on a boat you can barely see what the hell is happening.

#3 - FAST AND FURIOUS 6

I feel like a dick for talking shit about one of Paul Walker's final movies, but I just don't get this franchise.  FAST FIVE was by far the best of all of them but this sixth entry just feels like a retread of that film.  One of the reasons they changed the focus from street racing to a heist thriller was because the franchise was getting stale.  Now, they are doing the same thing with the second half of the series.

#2 - THOR: THE DARK WORLD

2013 may go down as the weakest year for superhero releases.  MAN OF STEEL underwhelmed many, IRON MAN 3 pissed folks off, but THOR: THE DARK WORLD was a complete letdown.  Capitalizing on Tom Hiddleston's popularity as Loki, the THOR sequel provided a weak villain and a disconnected story that only showed promise with the post-credits sequences.  Why Thor keeps getting standalone movies while we wait for a new Hulk movie is beyond me.

#1 - SPRING BREAKERS

I am still baffled by how well received this movie was.  Harmony Korine's exploitation film is a violent studio picture wrapped in an indie movie.  Sure, the girls look hot holding guns in bikinis, but the only saving grace is James Franco's batshit crazy performance.  Overall, this is an okay movie that should have word of mouth popularity as an oddity rather than an acclaimed film.  Kudos for James Franco getting some awards recognition for the role, but to call it a great movie is a gross overstatement.

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8:28PM on 12/19/2013

I actually agree with all of these except....

Spring Breakers. If anything I'd say it's under appreciated because all I've heard is negative feedback about it and it truly is a stunning visceral satire on our entitled instant gratification obsessed youth.
Spring Breakers. If anything I'd say it's under appreciated because all I've heard is negative feedback about it and it truly is a stunning visceral satire on our entitled instant gratification obsessed youth.
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6:18PM on 12/19/2013
Star Trek is a well made movie, but I also can't help but think of it as a missed opportunity, since they just repeated so much of Star Trek II. Thor 2 was entertaining, but at the same time I don't think it did much to develop the character. I like the Thor movies, but they're the weakest of the Marvel films (and Iron Man 3). And Spring breakers was possibly the worst movie of the year. It was over-edited so much, it took me out of the movie.
But I disagree about FF6, it was my favorite
Star Trek is a well made movie, but I also can't help but think of it as a missed opportunity, since they just repeated so much of Star Trek II. Thor 2 was entertaining, but at the same time I don't think it did much to develop the character. I like the Thor movies, but they're the weakest of the Marvel films (and Iron Man 3). And Spring breakers was possibly the worst movie of the year. It was over-edited so much, it took me out of the movie.
But I disagree about FF6, it was my favorite action movie of the year.
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5:13PM on 12/19/2013
1. I saw Spring Breakers because James Franco said he loved the character. Unfortunately his performance is the only good thing about the movie. The character isn't even that interesting, but the performance is.
2./3. Honestly, I skipped Thor and Fast 6. I'm just not that interested. I'll see Thor eventually though.
4./5. Sorry, Star Trek was fun as hell and I've never understood the problem with shaky-cam. It's never bothered me. Both of those movies were awesome for very different
1. I saw Spring Breakers because James Franco said he loved the character. Unfortunately his performance is the only good thing about the movie. The character isn't even that interesting, but the performance is.
2./3. Honestly, I skipped Thor and Fast 6. I'm just not that interested. I'll see Thor eventually though.
4./5. Sorry, Star Trek was fun as hell and I've never understood the problem with shaky-cam. It's never bothered me. Both of those movies were awesome for very different reasons.

I'm going to say it, 12 Years a Slave was the most overrated movie of the year.
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3:44PM on 12/19/2013
I've only seen Star Trek & Capt Phillips. Neither of which impressed me much. Spring Breakers seems kind of random, I haven't seen it but want to. I didn't remember many people liking it when it came out.... I don't think it even broke $20Mill... I don't see how it's overrated?
I've only seen Star Trek & Capt Phillips. Neither of which impressed me much. Spring Breakers seems kind of random, I haven't seen it but want to. I didn't remember many people liking it when it came out.... I don't think it even broke $20Mill... I don't see how it's overrated?
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3:14PM on 12/19/2013

Hey, it's called "The Unpopular Opinion" for a reason!

So I'm not going to kill you for your opinion. I strongly agree with Star Trek Into Darkness, and I don't understand why everyone else seems to love it so much. I'm not even a Trekkie and I realize how lame it is to completely copy a previous Star Trek movie. Here they have a blank slate (thanks to the alternate timeline) to literally do ANYTHING original that they can think of...and they re-do Star Trek's most famous villain and plot. It was a lazy, uninspired movie.

I definitely disagree
So I'm not going to kill you for your opinion. I strongly agree with Star Trek Into Darkness, and I don't understand why everyone else seems to love it so much. I'm not even a Trekkie and I realize how lame it is to completely copy a previous Star Trek movie. Here they have a blank slate (thanks to the alternate timeline) to literally do ANYTHING original that they can think of...and they re-do Star Trek's most famous villain and plot. It was a lazy, uninspired movie.

I definitely disagree with Thor 2 though. It was miles better than the generic, boring 1st movie. Sure, the main villain was underdeveloped, the overall plot was lackluster, but Thor and Loki's performances were top notch! The action was great, the humor wasn't overbearing, and the character interactions had a lot of heart and emotion in them.
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2:13PM on 12/19/2013

Eh

Captain Phillips overrated? Are you mental?
Captain Phillips overrated? Are you mental?
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2:02PM on 12/19/2013
The only thing that is overrated are lists about overrated movies.
The only thing that is overrated are lists about overrated movies.
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1:47PM on 12/19/2013
I think most of these films got about the credit they deserved. Most of them were well liked and people thought they were great, but they weren't outstanding. The exceptions would be Captain Phillips, which truly was an excellent film, filled with great performances and super intense moments, and Spring Breakers, which was almost an abomination of a film. Between the lack of a solid narrative, the lack of great performances, and the near constant barrage of disconnected imagery and scenes, I
I think most of these films got about the credit they deserved. Most of them were well liked and people thought they were great, but they weren't outstanding. The exceptions would be Captain Phillips, which truly was an excellent film, filled with great performances and super intense moments, and Spring Breakers, which was almost an abomination of a film. Between the lack of a solid narrative, the lack of great performances, and the near constant barrage of disconnected imagery and scenes, I will never understand the appeal of this film. Every time I feel like people are defending this, it's like some art snob trying to justify a piece of art that has no real value or merit.
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1:36PM on 12/19/2013
Spring breakers is ultra-uber-crap! And I didnt saw Thor and F&F6 (probably cause Im not really into any of those two franchises) but I can say Thor 1 and Fast 5 are really much overrated, so probably this two films are overrated too.
Spring breakers is ultra-uber-crap! And I didnt saw Thor and F&F6 (probably cause Im not really into any of those two franchises) but I can say Thor 1 and Fast 5 are really much overrated, so probably this two films are overrated too.
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8:17PM on 12/19/2013
Your grammar is overrated
Your grammar is overrated
1:19PM on 12/19/2013
I disagree with a lot of this list except for Spring Breakers which I just couldn't get into (it's just my opinion). The more I thought about it and looked for a message in the movie the more random ass shots and pretentious descriptions I found.

As for the others? Well, the reveal in Star Trek Into Darkness might've been an homage to Khan but that doesn't stop the rest of it from being some of the best and purest entertainment I've seen all year. I think a lot of people have an idea of
I disagree with a lot of this list except for Spring Breakers which I just couldn't get into (it's just my opinion). The more I thought about it and looked for a message in the movie the more random ass shots and pretentious descriptions I found.

As for the others? Well, the reveal in Star Trek Into Darkness might've been an homage to Khan but that doesn't stop the rest of it from being some of the best and purest entertainment I've seen all year. I think a lot of people have an idea of what Star Trek is and since this new series doesn't emulate that they're upset and want something different. I for one am loving this franchise and can't wait for the third!

When it came to Thor: The Dark World, well, I thought it might've been the most entertaining of the superhero movies this year and I'm kinda shocked to see it on this list... I felt it was harmless fun. I thought Thor took what was cool about the first one and amplified it by 100 with an increased amount of mythology, more of an emphasis on spectacle and action and a lot more of Asgard. I don't know what it is but the way they mix those fantasy, science fiction and medieval elements together is just so fascinating to me. Also this is a movie with A BLACK HOLE GRENADE in it, come on!
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11:44AM on 12/19/2013
I'm sorry, but Thor and Star Trek rocked. If anything should be on this list it's Iron Man 3 (which you mentioned, but didn't rank) because most critics liked it and it's the number one money-maker of the year... but it was truly awful.
I'm sorry, but Thor and Star Trek rocked. If anything should be on this list it's Iron Man 3 (which you mentioned, but didn't rank) because most critics liked it and it's the number one money-maker of the year... but it was truly awful.
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2:42PM on 12/19/2013
See, maybe I'm crazy, but I thought Iron Man 3 was fantastic, and much better than either Thor or Star Trek.
See, maybe I'm crazy, but I thought Iron Man 3 was fantastic, and much better than either Thor or Star Trek.
2:54PM on 12/19/2013
nope your not crazy i agree. loved iron man 3
nope your not crazy i agree. loved iron man 3
11:28AM on 12/19/2013
You obviously didn't watch the first Fast and Furious. It wasn't about street racing. it was about street racers stealing truck loads of stuff and selling it. I.E. HEIST!! The only one that wasn't about any sort of heist was tokyo drift. so kill it with this street racer shit. It was a small part of the movies that people gravitated towards.
You obviously didn't watch the first Fast and Furious. It wasn't about street racing. it was about street racers stealing truck loads of stuff and selling it. I.E. HEIST!! The only one that wasn't about any sort of heist was tokyo drift. so kill it with this street racer shit. It was a small part of the movies that people gravitated towards.
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10:42AM on 12/19/2013
I agree with you for the most part. I don't know if I have ever been more bored during an "action movie" than I was while watching FF6. Sorry but there was a reason Paul Walker was not in that many movies outside of the series, the guy was just not that good of an actor and the rest of the team in the movie did not really help pull it along. I also agree with Spring breakers, I felt like I wasted an hour and a half of my life after watching it... I did not mind In To Darkness, maybe because I
I agree with you for the most part. I don't know if I have ever been more bored during an "action movie" than I was while watching FF6. Sorry but there was a reason Paul Walker was not in that many movies outside of the series, the guy was just not that good of an actor and the rest of the team in the movie did not really help pull it along. I also agree with Spring breakers, I felt like I wasted an hour and a half of my life after watching it... I did not mind In To Darkness, maybe because I had 0 expectations for it and I actually thought The Dark World was better than the original Thor movie. I still haven't seen Captain Philips, mostly because of the stories I heard about the actual crew trying to sue the Captain over his false version of events.
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10:38AM on 12/19/2013
I haven't seen Spring breakers yet but I would have to disagree with all the other movies.
Star Trek was great. The only part I disliked was the Spock Kirk switcheroo but after my second and third viewing, I didn't mind.

Captain Philips was a great movie but I may be a little biased because I work closely with Maersk Alabama and it was cool seeing a ships that I have visited on the big screen.

F&F is what it is. Leave your brain at home and have a good time.

Thor was bad ass.
I haven't seen Spring breakers yet but I would have to disagree with all the other movies.
Star Trek was great. The only part I disliked was the Spock Kirk switcheroo but after my second and third viewing, I didn't mind.

Captain Philips was a great movie but I may be a little biased because I work closely with Maersk Alabama and it was cool seeing a ships that I have visited on the big screen.

F&F is what it is. Leave your brain at home and have a good time.

Thor was bad ass. Personally I think it was one of the best Marvel movies released.
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10:27AM on 12/19/2013
Both Thor movies have been good with Thor 2 being better than the original. People expected Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 to be as good as Avengers after Josh Whedon knocked that movie out of the park but you can't expect the solo movies to be as exciting as the ensemble films.
Both Thor movies have been good with Thor 2 being better than the original. People expected Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 to be as good as Avengers after Josh Whedon knocked that movie out of the park but you can't expect the solo movies to be as exciting as the ensemble films.
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10:25AM on 12/19/2013
Complete agreement on Star Trek Into Darkness. Impossible plot holes, predictable twists, and an anti-climactic ending that felt tacked-on and rudimentary.

I only semi-agree with Thor: TDW. I liked it but didn't love it. The first Thor movie was better. You're right about the weak villain, Malekith had very much of a "who cares?" aspect to him. Plus I wasn't crazy about the newly introduced illusion power that apparently all Asgardians have that no one in any previous Marvel movie has
Complete agreement on Star Trek Into Darkness. Impossible plot holes, predictable twists, and an anti-climactic ending that felt tacked-on and rudimentary.

I only semi-agree with Thor: TDW. I liked it but didn't love it. The first Thor movie was better. You're right about the weak villain, Malekith had very much of a "who cares?" aspect to him. Plus I wasn't crazy about the newly introduced illusion power that apparently all Asgardians have that no one in any previous Marvel movie has ever used or mentioned before.
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10:24AM on 12/19/2013
I find it interesting when "critics" knock the Fast movies. That to me is such an easy and unimaginative jab that it is almost a joke in itself. Yes they are silly and over the top but you act like the first movies where academy award winners and the decline since is a steep mountain. I'm not looking for answers to the human condition I just want to see a movie that is just a kick ass time at the movies and get entertained which is what I get in spades. Luckily there were other legit arty and
I find it interesting when "critics" knock the Fast movies. That to me is such an easy and unimaginative jab that it is almost a joke in itself. Yes they are silly and over the top but you act like the first movies where academy award winners and the decline since is a steep mountain. I'm not looking for answers to the human condition I just want to see a movie that is just a kick ass time at the movies and get entertained which is what I get in spades. Luckily there were other legit arty and brilliant films that had come out this year that this was just a desert to go with a satisfying meal.
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11:18AM on 12/19/2013
You do know that the 5th and 6th movies got over 70% on Rotten Tomatoes?
You do know that the 5th and 6th movies got over 70% on Rotten Tomatoes?
12:08PM on 12/19/2013
Yes I know, I'm talking about those "iI don't watch movies I watch film" types. You know who I'm talking about "critics."
Yes I know, I'm talking about those "iI don't watch movies I watch film" types. You know who I'm talking about "critics."
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10:15AM on 12/19/2013

C.P. - 9/10; F&F6 - 5/10; T:TDW - 7/10; S.B. - 6/10.

Since the success of the BOURNE movies, many directors have tried to use the shaky cam style, and a lot of them fail. And it works in CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, which shows that it's not just telling the cameraman to shake it. You have to plan each movement depending on the angle and the scene. And while it does slow down at the middle, I was still invested in the story.

I'm not a fan of changing the premise/format of a franchise halfway through, but I'm still O.K. with FAST & FURIOUS being about
Since the success of the BOURNE movies, many directors have tried to use the shaky cam style, and a lot of them fail. And it works in CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, which shows that it's not just telling the cameraman to shake it. You have to plan each movement depending on the angle and the scene. And while it does slow down at the middle, I was still invested in the story.

I'm not a fan of changing the premise/format of a franchise halfway through, but I'm still O.K. with FAST & FURIOUS being about heists because now they've stopped taking the movies seriously. I think 6 was better than 5, and the best of the saga. But that's not saying much because, while it's fun AND funny, a person is willing to suspend disbelief to a limit. And while the plots don't have to be deep, they don't have to be dumb either.

THOR 1 wasn't exactly a masterpiece. By the time it came out, we had already seen everything in it in other movies. But it was still fun, well-acted and with a lot of deep drama and funny comedy. THE DARK WORLD had that too. Yes, it felt episodic because all the Marvel movies will feel that way because they want to make as many AVENGERS movies as possible. But THOR 1 felt like a TV pilot, so...

I'm sure Harmony Korine would tell you that SPRING BREAKERS is supposed to be a satire of the dumb college kids who go there. But the whole movie he's on the line of satire and celebrating their behavior. He crosses that line several times. I still enjoyed it because of the moments of satire, and because it does absorb you into its world with the dream-like photography. I actually didn't like James Franco's performance, and I was surprised people don't talk about Selena Gomez. Yes, she's a Disney star, but she's actually very good in this. Even if you disagree with all of that, you have to admit that it's a masterpiece compared to Korine's previous movie TRASH HUMPERS.
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9:48AM on 12/19/2013
Spring Breakers is actually the only movie on this list I've seen yet. While I agree the movie lives and dies by Franco's performance, I was surprised how much I liked the movie when it was over. It's absolutely exploitation, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Spring Breakers is actually the only movie on this list I've seen yet. While I agree the movie lives and dies by Franco's performance, I was surprised how much I liked the movie when it was over. It's absolutely exploitation, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
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9:44AM on 12/19/2013
DEF agree with Thor. I thought it was terrible, and I just spent $100 on comics yesterday (I.E. I'm in that demo). Also, for my list (and remember what overrated means, these two are different than Thor bc I saw the talent and thought they were good, just not as good as it seemed everyone else) gravity & pacific rim. Again, NOWHERE NEAR BAD, I just didn't see what ppl were crazy about (other than cgi/technology/green screen work in gravity). Wonder if anyone agrees...
DEF agree with Thor. I thought it was terrible, and I just spent $100 on comics yesterday (I.E. I'm in that demo). Also, for my list (and remember what overrated means, these two are different than Thor bc I saw the talent and thought they were good, just not as good as it seemed everyone else) gravity & pacific rim. Again, NOWHERE NEAR BAD, I just didn't see what ppl were crazy about (other than cgi/technology/green screen work in gravity). Wonder if anyone agrees...
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9:31AM on 12/19/2013
Spring Breakers was awful, and Thor 2 was only a notch above average, so I agree with you on those two. However, the other 3 films you picked are all excellent. I disagree completely on Star Trek Into Darkness, Captain Philips, and The Furious 6.
Spring Breakers was awful, and Thor 2 was only a notch above average, so I agree with you on those two. However, the other 3 films you picked are all excellent. I disagree completely on Star Trek Into Darkness, Captain Philips, and The Furious 6.
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9:28AM on 12/19/2013

Sigh..

Why....? Just why...?
Why....? Just why...?
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8:54AM on 12/19/2013
Into Darkness was great.
Into Darkness was great.
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8:35AM on 12/19/2013

Agree With # 5 & 4

I agree with two of your picks here, the dreadful, inexplicable, plot hole riddled shitfest that was "Into Darkness" & the decent, but overlong "Captain Phillips". Aside from those two, I disagree with everything else on here. For me, the "F&F" franchise keeps getting better, "Thor" was way better than the first, and "Spring Breakers" was a singular oddity, which makes me at the very least respect it more than some pushed out studio bs. Speaking of which, and I am quite curious here, did enough
I agree with two of your picks here, the dreadful, inexplicable, plot hole riddled shitfest that was "Into Darkness" & the decent, but overlong "Captain Phillips". Aside from those two, I disagree with everything else on here. For me, the "F&F" franchise keeps getting better, "Thor" was way better than the first, and "Spring Breakers" was a singular oddity, which makes me at the very least respect it more than some pushed out studio bs. Speaking of which, and I am quite curious here, did enough people see and love it for it to make the one spot here? It seemed really divisive, with half the audience (that did see it) loving it & the other hating it. More importantly, yes, it is Korine's biggest hit, but it's theatrical (worldwide) gross was $30 million (appox). Does that make it some smashing hit everyone fell in love with?
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8:34AM on 12/19/2013
Into Darkness was a great blockbuster for me, Captain Phillips was also very good. Spring Breakers was awesome.. Any movie that can make a Britney Spears song cool deserves some praise for that alone.
Into Darkness was a great blockbuster for me, Captain Phillips was also very good. Spring Breakers was awesome.. Any movie that can make a Britney Spears song cool deserves some praise for that alone.
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8:33AM on 12/19/2013
STID was cool - I enjoyed the whole movie apart from one scene - makes me wonder how long they'll continue this version of Star Trek without attempting another tv series - Trek should be on tv, just update it and keep it relevant for each new generation of viewers - like most good sci-fi, each version of Star Trek has been a reflection of its time.
Thor 2 was a good time too. Don't know yet how it'll stand up to repeat viewings, but I remember being fairly satisfied with it on the big screen.
STID was cool - I enjoyed the whole movie apart from one scene - makes me wonder how long they'll continue this version of Star Trek without attempting another tv series - Trek should be on tv, just update it and keep it relevant for each new generation of viewers - like most good sci-fi, each version of Star Trek has been a reflection of its time.
Thor 2 was a good time too. Don't know yet how it'll stand up to repeat viewings, but I remember being fairly satisfied with it on the big screen. It had a great mix of humour and action - pretty much what you want from a comicbook movie.
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8:21AM on 12/19/2013
I disagree with this entire list.

I thought Star Trek Into Darkness was one of the best films of the summer and I had a blast with it from beginning to end. The reveal didn't bother or ruin the film for me at all. So the people who it does bother just need to get over themselves already.

As for Thor 2, I actually think it may be the best solo Avenger film since the first Iron Man film. The story was great and I thought it really improved from the original and it really expanded the
I disagree with this entire list.

I thought Star Trek Into Darkness was one of the best films of the summer and I had a blast with it from beginning to end. The reveal didn't bother or ruin the film for me at all. So the people who it does bother just need to get over themselves already.

As for Thor 2, I actually think it may be the best solo Avenger film since the first Iron Man film. The story was great and I thought it really improved from the original and it really expanded the universe. After it was over, I couldn't wait to see Winter Solider to see where else the storyline would go leading up to Avengers 2.

As for Fast 6, the formula might be the same and I admit I didn't understand the whole fuss with all of the films when they first came out. But now I have grown to appreciate how much fun they are to watch. And it helps that the films are more focused on story and characters then just the cars and how fancy and fast they are.

I wouldn't call Spring Breakers overrated either. The only reason I saw it and enjoyed it was because of James Franco. I don't think the movie was seen by enough people to call the film overrated.
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7:51AM on 12/19/2013
I love how for some reason Star Trek was the movie the internet tried to make everyone hate, but it couldn't stop real people from realizing how awesome it really was!
I love how for some reason Star Trek was the movie the internet tried to make everyone hate, but it couldn't stop real people from realizing how awesome it really was!
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7:40AM on 12/19/2013
The two things that caught my eye are "Phillips" and "Springbreakers". I thought the former was an amazing and nail biting film with an exceptional performance by Hanks. You see why he is who he is in that film.

100% agree with you on "Spring Breakers". I knew what I was going into with that film and it would be a curveball but God Damn, did that movie suck. I saw Franco won best supporting actor for that it from one of the film circles in the country. How? All I saw was a bad
The two things that caught my eye are "Phillips" and "Springbreakers". I thought the former was an amazing and nail biting film with an exceptional performance by Hanks. You see why he is who he is in that film.

100% agree with you on "Spring Breakers". I knew what I was going into with that film and it would be a curveball but God Damn, did that movie suck. I saw Franco won best supporting actor for that it from one of the film circles in the country. How? All I saw was a bad imitation of a white boy trying to be black. It was comical. Maybe that is what he was going for but even as a parody it didn't work. The thing with the movie is it starts off pretty interesting. Where all other films in this genre show you the light, funny, and comic side of what happens during spring break this was going to show you the dark path. The path which most parents fear when they are aware their kid is going down there. It had me for about forty minutes. As soon as everything went south and everyone started to play bad ass, very unconvincingly I must say, that is when I started to roll my eyes. It just become very self-absorbed and over the top with the music. It was also laughable because none of it was believable. Good call, bro!
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7:38AM on 12/19/2013
I'm confused...the masses thought Spring Breakers was that good of a film to include in this list? Really?
Aside from that, I only agree with you on Thor. It was just silly, and not in a Will Ferrell kind of way. Story was sooooo convenient having Portman exactly where she needs to be so she, out of billions of people, discovers the black matter or whatever stupid name that fucking goo was called. And this coming from a guy who really enjoyed the first one! Very disappointed in that one.
I'm confused...the masses thought Spring Breakers was that good of a film to include in this list? Really?
Aside from that, I only agree with you on Thor. It was just silly, and not in a Will Ferrell kind of way. Story was sooooo convenient having Portman exactly where she needs to be so she, out of billions of people, discovers the black matter or whatever stupid name that fucking goo was called. And this coming from a guy who really enjoyed the first one! Very disappointed in that one.
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7:19AM on 12/19/2013
I agree on Thor, Star Trek, and Captain Philips. I haven't seen Fast Six yet (I really want to), and really enjoyed Spring Breakers. It was a Harmony Korine movie, not a mainstream spring break flick, and that was okay with me. Star Trek: Into Darkness was entertaining for two hours but not as mind blowing as I hoped--making this Trekkie pretty much give up on ever getting REAL Star Trek again. And Thor 2 was just boring.
I agree on Thor, Star Trek, and Captain Philips. I haven't seen Fast Six yet (I really want to), and really enjoyed Spring Breakers. It was a Harmony Korine movie, not a mainstream spring break flick, and that was okay with me. Star Trek: Into Darkness was entertaining for two hours but not as mind blowing as I hoped--making this Trekkie pretty much give up on ever getting REAL Star Trek again. And Thor 2 was just boring.
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7:03AM on 12/19/2013
I enjoyed Fast 6 a whole lot because it delivered as promised, but not nearly as good as Fast 5. And I completely agree on Thor. It was weak, bland, and mediocre eye candy at best. Loved Man Of Steel and The Wolverine though.
I enjoyed Fast 6 a whole lot because it delivered as promised, but not nearly as good as Fast 5. And I completely agree on Thor. It was weak, bland, and mediocre eye candy at best. Loved Man Of Steel and The Wolverine though.
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6:19AM on 12/19/2013
I enjoyed all of the above apart from Spring Breakers, which I didn't see. Star Trek Into Darkness is still probably my favourite film of the whole year: extremely entertaining, filled with action and great character moments and with a memorable villain in the form of Khanberbatch. Thor: The Dark World played up the aspect of Loki as a trickster which I really enjoyed (particularly the Captain America scene). Fast 6 was silly but a lot of fun and the fights and chases in it were solid. Captain
I enjoyed all of the above apart from Spring Breakers, which I didn't see. Star Trek Into Darkness is still probably my favourite film of the whole year: extremely entertaining, filled with action and great character moments and with a memorable villain in the form of Khanberbatch. Thor: The Dark World played up the aspect of Loki as a trickster which I really enjoyed (particularly the Captain America scene). Fast 6 was silly but a lot of fun and the fights and chases in it were solid. Captain Phillips was riveting and Tom Hanks delivered an excellent performance as the quintessential everyman stuck in an extraordinarily harrowing situation.
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5:56AM on 12/19/2013
As I've only seen Thor and Star Trek I must say I disagree. I thoroughly enjoyed both because I went in expecting nothing more than what I saw. Good, fun action. Thor 2 easily improved over the original and Star Trek 2, while slightly lower than the first, was still an enjoyable movie to watch.
As I've only seen Thor and Star Trek I must say I disagree. I thoroughly enjoyed both because I went in expecting nothing more than what I saw. Good, fun action. Thor 2 easily improved over the original and Star Trek 2, while slightly lower than the first, was still an enjoyable movie to watch.
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4:38AM on 12/19/2013
Fast 6 was full of crazy action and car chases were you expecting something else?

Thor the dark world was a fun comic book movie never went into in with any illusions of what it was or felt lied to.
Fast 6 was full of crazy action and car chases were you expecting something else?

Thor the dark world was a fun comic book movie never went into in with any illusions of what it was or felt lied to.
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4:21AM on 12/19/2013

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS = overrated

Captain Phillips, while a well made thriller, this film is very much overrated... especially when talking about the Academy Awards. While everyone knows by now that the last 10 minutes of the film is its high point and I would totally agree, but that's the last 10 minutes of a 2+ hour movie. I felt like the entire film was repetitive once the pirates got on board and even more so once the mini sub boat splashed into the ocean half way through. Tom Hanks is in his A game here but his
Captain Phillips, while a well made thriller, this film is very much overrated... especially when talking about the Academy Awards. While everyone knows by now that the last 10 minutes of the film is its high point and I would totally agree, but that's the last 10 minutes of a 2+ hour movie. I felt like the entire film was repetitive once the pirates got on board and even more so once the mini sub boat splashed into the ocean half way through. Tom Hanks is in his A game here but his performance can't keep the movie afloat for too long. I actually got bored for a good 40 minutes. I usually don't check my watch while watching movies but in this one I did.
Now for THOR 2.... I enjoyed that movie a lot. It was so much fun and better than Iron Man2 & 3, Captain America, the first Thor. It didn't take itself serious and the humor was great.
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4:20AM on 12/19/2013
I have to agree with the other posters and say: "when did Spring Breakers was considered a good movie"?

Also, on the top of the list, Mud should be in it, considering it has 98% in Rotten Tomatoes.
I have to agree with the other posters and say: "when did Spring Breakers was considered a good movie"?

Also, on the top of the list, Mud should be in it, considering it has 98% in Rotten Tomatoes.
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4:13AM on 12/19/2013
I'm seriously interested.... who comes up with the content in these articles? Is it a team-effort, where all the Joblo writers sit around a table and discuss, or is it someone (in this case, Alex) who acts on her own.

Overrated is a difficult term. I myself found Captain Phillips, the only one who definitely doesn't belong to the list. That was an allround GREAT movie, you might not like the shaky cam, but the use of it does NOT make it a bad movie. I think Thor and F&F6 were rated quite
I'm seriously interested.... who comes up with the content in these articles? Is it a team-effort, where all the Joblo writers sit around a table and discuss, or is it someone (in this case, Alex) who acts on her own.

Overrated is a difficult term. I myself found Captain Phillips, the only one who definitely doesn't belong to the list. That was an allround GREAT movie, you might not like the shaky cam, but the use of it does NOT make it a bad movie. I think Thor and F&F6 were rated quite aptly, they we're both a 7..... not great, but fun.
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3:19AM on 12/19/2013
I swear to god if I hear "Wrath of Khan remake" one more time...Did no one see Space Seed?
I swear to god if I hear "Wrath of Khan remake" one more time...Did no one see Space Seed?
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8:52AM on 12/19/2013
Or Wrath of Khan, for that matter...
Or Wrath of Khan, for that matter...
9:13AM on 12/19/2013
I did. The film was basically both Wrath & Space Seed together and I enjoyed it a lot. It seems like people didn't understand the whole concept of the alternate timeline. Khan would still be out there because of when him and his people were frozen....the same events would still happen but happen differently. Someone else found him first and earlier then Kirk & Co, the ending was different, pretty much the whole thing was different but the main story was the same. Isn't that what alternate
I did. The film was basically both Wrath & Space Seed together and I enjoyed it a lot. It seems like people didn't understand the whole concept of the alternate timeline. Khan would still be out there because of when him and his people were frozen....the same events would still happen but happen differently. Someone else found him first and earlier then Kirk & Co, the ending was different, pretty much the whole thing was different but the main story was the same. Isn't that what alternate timelines are for!!???
11:56AM on 12/19/2013
Exactly, the guy was still out there
Exactly, the guy was still out there
3:19AM on 12/19/2013

Wait...who said Spring Breakers was a good movie...!?!

It was a ridiculous film that forced me into thinking about how much I wanted the main characters to die horrible movie deaths.
It was a ridiculous film that forced me into thinking about how much I wanted the main characters to die horrible movie deaths.
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3:15AM on 12/19/2013
Gotta disagree with Captain Phillips. It was a great movie and it was nice to see Tom Hanks in something other then puff. Thor was fun. I agree with you about the villain though. Snore. I'm a big Star Trek fan and I really thought the latest installment was lazy and just a slap in the face to Trek fans. Just sayin.
Gotta disagree with Captain Phillips. It was a great movie and it was nice to see Tom Hanks in something other then puff. Thor was fun. I agree with you about the villain though. Snore. I'm a big Star Trek fan and I really thought the latest installment was lazy and just a slap in the face to Trek fans. Just sayin.
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3:14AM on 12/19/2013

Spring Breakers????

Who's saying it's a great movie? Ive never even heard of this one!!!
Who's saying it's a great movie? Ive never even heard of this one!!!
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7:43AM on 12/19/2013
A lot of people, especially critics, have praised the film for being daring and provocative. I thought it sucked...my explanation why is on the top of this comment board.
A lot of people, especially critics, have praised the film for being daring and provocative. I thought it sucked...my explanation why is on the top of this comment board.
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3:06AM on 12/19/2013
Well said.
Well said.
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2:24AM on 12/19/2013
I'm starting to think that Jimmy and Chris are the only ones with good taste on this site.
I'm starting to think that Jimmy and Chris are the only ones with good taste on this site.
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