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Avengers: The Most Overrated Movie of the Year?

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sales2099 said:
Avengers is a 69 on Metacritic. Id say its rated just fine.

Or is being overrated referring to something just being more popular then it should be?

RT is more widely used for movies, where it has 92% (score: 8.0). It also has 8.4 on IMDB.

I agree with the pick actually, because while it's a good movie it doesn't deserve such phenomenal reviews (not to mention sales...)



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man-bear-pig said:
nice try pezus. in before lock

Are you going to say anything of worth in this thread or should I report you for spamming?



Rotten Tomatoes: 94% positive reviews

Biggest domestic opening weekend of all time.

Highest grossing opening weekend in IMAX’s history

Fastest film to reach $200M (3 days).

Biggest opening weekend of all time in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Central America, Peru, Bolivia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines.

Crossed the $600M global box office threshold after just 12 days of release.

Overrated in what sense? People genuinely enjoyed the film, so no.



Panama said:
A poll in which DC fans can vote in? What could possibly go wrong.


DC for life.

With that said, I thought The Avengers was a good movie that was hard to not enjoy. It didn't try to be something freakishly engaging, mind bogling and thought provoking. It was was just a generally well done action movie. 



4 ≈ One

I'd say so, yes. It was quite boring imo. TDKR would be number 2 though.

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I can't stand it when people go into an action movie like Avengers, Iron Man, Transformers, whatever, and come out criticizing it for not having emotion depth or some garbage like that. These are movies based on comic books, toys, kids shows, etc... Do people really walk in expecting an epic drama with emotional depth and oscar-worthy character development?? Do you walk into a burger joint and rate it poorly for not being a top-tier steakhouse?

It's an ACTION MOVIE, and a very good one at that, so no, not overrated.

According to that poll it would easily win the most overrated. They should have included Batman and some different movies. None of the other movies on that poll were ever promoted as top notch. I'm getting sick of action hero movies. I wonder what happens in the end? The good guys win overcoming some bullshit.  I'd rather see The Last Action Hero movie over any action movie that came out in 2012.  Actually, I'm getting tired of almost all pure action movies.  Bad guys not being able to shoot gets old.



Definitely agree, it was pretty poor. I don't mind over the top action flicks, this just wasn't a very good one.

That really unfair, not putting TDKR in there (I love TDKR). It's like "What's the most overrated movie? The highest grossing movie since Avatar, or these random movies no one cares about?".

There is no such thing as "overrated". The movie is rated the way it is rated and that's that.


I found the movie boring to watch since it wasn't my style, but the ratings are obviously still perfectly accurate. My sole insignificant opinion doesn't change that. Nor does a poll that only attracts extreme, biased opinions.