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From a post by tankeflugt, talking about Spoorloos:
So you didn't like it. That's fair and good. But to claim it's "overrated"... that would imply the people who rate it high either don't really like it, or are kidding themselves about it. That's quite a bold statement.
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Go, Johnny, Go! (1959)
I didn't know they ever made them this bad
I pretty much avoid movies I don't think I'll like. And if I do start one I usually quit early. In this case, because of the performers I fast forwarded to see the performances. They were nearly all bad, too.
The only redeeming features in the movie are 2 minutes of Jackie Wilson and several minutes of Chuck Berry. But even the Chuck Berry portion with a so called "band" was such a joke, a bunch of white guys pretending to play.
And like many films of 50's music, the singing was lip sync'd to a previous recording.
It's a shame. I went to high school from '57 to '61 and there was great music. Would love to see/hear some in a movie.
The worst I have ever seen
I've been a science fiction fan since the '50's. I'm talking about books much more than movies. Science fiction movies have rarely come even close to the level of quality sci-fi that written stories have. I especially like short stories. And Nightfall by Asimov is one of the great ones. In the Science Fiction Hall of Fame collection it is number one. And though it's probably only among the top 50 of my personal favorites, that's still good as I have read thousands of stories over the past 50 years.
So I eagerly rented this film (it only lasted a week in the theater where I lived so I missed the chance to see it there). Which turned out to be a good thing. This movie is really, really bad. It was not only horribly acted, it had absolutely nothing to do with the story. I struggled through the first half or so, forcing myself to watch, before I finally gave up. I then fast-forwarded through the rest of the movie just so I would be able to say that I had watched the "worst movie ever made."