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I'd like to include other directors as well but that's in the future once I've checked out their films more. These include Woody Allen, David Lynch, Mike Nichols, Wes Anderson, and a few others.
The criteria is if people think they are better than they actually are. These don't even have to be critically acclaimed but as long as they are rated better than I think they are, they will be on this list. These actors tend to be able to emote really well, but are still the same person (themselves) in every film. The public sees them emote well (crying, angry, etc.) and think that they are good actors, forgetting the fact that they are the same in every movie! They even do the same hand gestures despite supposedly being completely different people. That's why they're on this list.
A lot of people say actors like Adam Sandler, Samuel L Jackson, are overrated but I think the public largely knows these guys aren't great actors. They just keep getting big movies for playing a certain role well (because it fits who they already are). That's why they're not on this list.
The Hunger Games (2012)
Good but overrated
Firstly, I haven't read the book, and I judge a film on its own merits which is a good thing. I tend to be able to overlook the hype. Having said that, the film lacks in a few things. 1. the plot was too forced, there were moments that could've been built up better. 2. The use of shaky camera was too much and added to the 'forced' feel of the film. This is the main problem with directors who do this. They don't seem to get that viewers need to SEE what's going on to get into the story, and it's blurry it doesn't engage them, it has the opposite effect. 3. The emotional highpoint of the film was a scene with a minor character, not when Katniss volunteered instead of her sister or the ending, which it should've been. It lacked emotion where it counted. The pacing also could've used a bit of tightening, especially the scenes in the forest. The good parts: plot was engaging and good performance from Jennifer Lawrence, and the action is not bad. All in all, worth watching but it's not what it's hyped up to be.