!!! Dont watch Julia X rofl... I just expext nice triller or some kind of horror, but it was so boring and stupid at all movie they runned and hurt each others, all characters were CRAZY, one man who meets with girls on the internet, who captured them and at the end murdered them, and two sisters who are haters and killers who finds that kind of man to play and tortured him... so it was some kind of boring there's must be something good, not only mad people. I almost felt asleep at the last 30 minutes... usually I am scared to death on thrillers or horrors.
Dolls gets no love! I suppose it's a little more fantasy than it is horror, and by horror standards it's not very scary... it's pretty damn upbeat for a movie where most of the characters die. People assume it's a Child's Play ripoff but it actually came along before Chucky.
I guess I like it so much because it's got an unexpected element of wonder/adventure that goes along surprisingly well with all the bloody doll murder. Plus the little girl protagonist is a boss.
I don't really think Cabin in the Woods was all that over-rated, I personally really loved the way it de-constructed the whole genre of horror, but still managed to be a great film. Although, I gotta admit that the ending was pretty dumb..
I mainly think it's overrated due to all of the positive feedback it received. Many critics and horror fans loved it and seemed to think it was one of the best horror films in recent years. I thought it was enjoyable up until the ending, but I didn't think it was THAT great. There are plenty of other horror films in recent years that are better than Cabin, in my opinion, that don't get nearly the same amount of attention as this movie did. If it hadn't received so many positive reviews and given me high expectations, I may not feel that it's overrated. I don't think it's bad just way too over hyped.
That's just how I see it though. Everyone is entitled to have their own opinion.
I think the reason people love it so much is because its something fresh and it does something different with the genre that people haven't really seen before. Also, forgive me but you've kinda confused me a bit. You think it's overrated because it's gotten too many positive reviews? Isn't that just the definition of something thats overrated?
Yes, you're right, that is the definition of overrated. But, I was kind of referring to the fact that it got so many positive reviews that it received mainstream success. There are many independent and artsy films critics praise, but I wouldn't consider them "overrated" because they may not have had mainstream success.
So, not everything that gets positive reviews and/or critical acclaim is necessarily "overrated" in my opinion.
For example, I hated the movie Let the Right One In and it's critically acclaimed and fans love it too, but it's not mainstream (at least before the American remake it wasn't) enough that I'd consider it "overrated", despite all of the positive reviews. I hope that makes more sense now. :/ It was my own fault for not explaining myself better.
I don't like it for the simple fact that the people who are praising the movie keep talking about it, and I've seen the movie brought up over and over again on "best of" videos and lists.
I'm not purposely looking for these comments or reviews either, they happen to pop up in the comment section of certain movie reviewers I watch or websites I go to. There are other movies that get positive reviews or praise that are later forgotten about and not brought up very often. This movie is not one of those.
You can't tell me that when you don't like something and it's almost being thrown in your face at how good it is, that it doesn't get annoying?