Most Over-Hated Best Picture Part II

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  • rrekydoc
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    #542498

    Every year, a critically lauded film wins the Oscar for Best Picture, at which point many people suddenly change their minds and condemn the film for achieving such merit.  Eventually, it becomes the hip and popular opinion to dislike such films, simply for winning praise and the award over other films.

    I simply wish to know which winner you think recieves the most undeserved hatred.

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    Daniel B.
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    #542500

    I’m surprised you didn’t include Gladiator as an option, which constantly gets dumped on for beating Traffic (and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

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    Junk
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    The King’s Speech is a perfect example for this. When it came out, it was lauded by the critics (It had 100% fresh on RT I think) and everything of the movie inlcuding Hooper’s direction (minus his weird angles and frames) were critically acclaimed. It went in the awards season as the underdog and as the movie that could. When the critics awards came, the movie lost all its BP bids to the deserving The Social Network. But the tide turned after the PGA followed by the SAG, DGA. Then, all of a sudden, all the Oscar bloggers started to gang up on TKS for stealing the awards from TSN. An otherwise perfectly decent, highly lauded film was turned into an undeserving, unworthy piece of trash. And when it was clear there was no way TKS could lose, the amount of alacrity directed towards the film was pathetic. 

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    t-clark
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    I absolutely loved both the Kings Speech and The Social Network and was happy for either to win. 2010 (the 2011 ceremony) was such a good year of movies. I loved! every best picture nominee! I still beleive that Titanic and Shakespeare in Love are fanastic winners. I guess because I love so many of the nominees I am happy for any to win. However I think Forest Gump possibly did not deserve the oscar over Shawshank and Pulp Fiction. And I can’t beleive you didnt include the all the CRASH in your poll. 🙂  

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    nkb325
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    I’m also very surprised to see Crash not on this poll seeing as it will probably go down in history as one of the biggest upsets and one that A LOT of people think was undeserving. I personally really liked Crash and thought it was a deserving win (before people attack I haven’t seen Brokeback Mountain so I’m not comparing) but it definitely would’ve had my vote in this poll

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    DamianWayne
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    I went with Ordinary People. It’s pretty great. Plus I’m not a fan of Raging Bull anyway.

    How Green was My Valley gets too much hate, too. Is it as good as Citizen Kane? Obviously no. Does it belong on every single Worst Best Picture list? Hell no. People hate this solely because it beat CK and probably haven’t even seen the film. 

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    AmberK
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    Poor Ordinary People.  It’s such a good movie.  I don’t understand why people would hate it.  I cry every time I see it, it’s very touching.  And I also believe it to be Redford’s best work.  My only deal with that film was Timothy Hutton was put in the supporting category at the Oscars?  That was weird.  He’s totally the main character.  The movie is all about his character’s recovery from mental illiness.  I’m also totally fine with Shakespeare in Love and The King’s Speech winning.  I rewatched Shakespeare in Love a week ago just to see how well it held up after so many years of not seeing it, and it completely held up.  I thought it was even better than it was the last time I saw it.

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    allabout oscars
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    None of the above.!!!!!!

    The 5 worst in my opinion are..

    1. CRASH
    2. CHARIOTS OF FIRE
    3. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
    4. ALL THE KINGS MEN
    5.  the newly annointed  ARGO….

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    Daniel B.
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    And I can’t beleive you didnt include the all the CRASH in your poll. 🙂

    I’m also very surprised to see Crash not on this poll seeing as it will probably go down in history as one of the biggest upsets and one that A LOT of people think was undeserving. I personally really liked Crash and thought it was a deserving win (before people attack I haven’t seen Brokeback Mountain so I’m not comparing) but it definitely would’ve had my vote in this poll

    None of the above.!!!!!!

    The 5 worst in my opinion are..

    1. CRASH
    2. CHARIOTS OF FIRE
    3. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
    Please note that this is Part 2 of rrekydoc’s “
    Most Over-hated Best Picture” poll. I urge all of you to check out the Most Over-hated Best Picture Part I topic, where Crash, Chariots of Fire and Around the World in 80 Days are all options in the poll.

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    Laactingnyc
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    #542508

    The Kings Speech

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    #542509

    Ordinary People shouldn’t even be on the list because it is an amazing film, but still not better than Raging Bull. 

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    Anthony
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    Well, now that I actually read the title and understand what’s going on, I can comment on this one correctly.

    This one is actually hard because NONE of them are horrible films though there is one nistance where I completely go against the grain than most people and that is while I think RAGING BULL was an intensely made motion picture, I get more of a emotional punch out of ORDINARY PEOPLE so I think I will give it my vote because I would go as far to say it is the most underrated Best Picture winner of at least the last 50 years….yep, I said it.

    The weakest films here, for me, are probably MY FAIR LADY, OUT OF AFRICA, and THE ENGLISH PATIENT but I feel all of the others definitely don’t deserve a lot of hate.

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    allabout oscars
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    Then you didnt need a part II..

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    tonorlo
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    Well, I have to admit: on a substantial number of these “nominees,” I understand the hate or at least consider the film in question to be a subpar effort that had no business getting near Oscar.

    As far as a “hated” film that really doesn’t deserve the hate, my vote would go to “How Green Was My Valley,” which is a beautifully crafted film that holds up as well as any Best Picture winner of its decade. It just had the bad luck to best a VERY different but just as artistically superior film that has gained in pedigree in the rearview mirror of history.     

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    My vote: Shakespeare in Love gets way too much hate. Go look at the YouTube video of it winning the Best Picture Oscar and all the comments beneath it by people who have likely never given it a chance.  I think it is an inspired film, unlike any other—and much more than a simple romantic comedy, which is how some people portray it.  It’s very well-paced, the writing and humor is first rate, and the ending is very strong and dramatic.  When choosing between the two frontrunners that year, I think the Academy got it right.

    How Green Was My Valley certainly gets hate for beating Citizen Kane, but if you look at ranked lists of Best Picture winners, it’s usually pretty high up.  It’s not quite top tier John Ford (Stagecoach and The Searchers), but it is considered one of his strongest films.  And there are some moments in the movie that are truly magical and heartbreaking.  For those who have seen it: how about the wedding scene with the veil floating in the wind or the scene when Huw rises in the mining elevator at the end.  Few also know how controversial Citizen Kane was in 1941 and how people weren’t voting for it, kind of like for Zero Dark Thirty this year.

    The English Patient also gets a lot of flack, maybe beginning with the absolutely hilarious Seinfeld episode wih Elaine complaining about the film: “Sex in a bathtub. Come on! Give me something I can use.” OR “Quit telling your stupid story about the stupid desert, and just die already!!”  I think it’s a good film, though it surely could have benefited from more precise editing with some of the storylines. Juliette Binoche is just luminous. I don’t see a movie that could’ve beaten it, or deserved to beat it.
     

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