Top 10 Most Overrated and Pretentious Things in Existence

xandermartin98
To be fair, you need to have a very high IQ to understand the underlying "intricacies" of these things.

The Top Ten

1 American Politics

Remember how back in elementary school, you would always have kids fighting and arguing to absolutely no end out in the schoolyard about which one of them was the smartest and/or most popular? Well, this is basically that but on a United-States-sized scale and with the likes of Reddit, obsessively anti-Republican news channels and podcasts that literally will not rest until Trump's entire lineage is 100% exterminated from the face of the earth without a trace in classic Hitler fashion (ironically making them, in many ways, even more psychotic than Trump himself), and ridiculously stuck-up and uptight/arrogant SJWs who get offended over literally every possible thing involved
(to be fair, though, the Republican party as a whole hasn't given us good candidates for a VERY long time; Trump is just the most recent example, but I honestly hated George W Bush a pretty good bit less, mainly because I personally found him to be a much funnier joke) - xandermartin98

That Republicans care about Justice,Freedom,and Equality... They Don't. Today is a day of Oppression for Women...With A Conservative in the Supream Court... Women VOTE November 6,2018...Your Rights Depend on this VOTE...

2 The Lord of The Rings

What started out as an exceptionally well-written take on a completely average "medieval fantasy adventure" scenario later ended up devolving into a very UN-exceptionally written generic action film with the "medieval fantasy adventure" theme garishly slapped onto it; not to say that these are bad films or anything, but I can definitely name several Zelda games that I find the overall storylines of to be more interesting than that of these films (cough, Majora's Mask, Wind Waker and Twilight Princess, cough), and most of the action (Gandalf vs Balrog fight scene from Fellowship/Towers and Return Of The King's legendary war sequences aside) is honestly quite dull as well. Great trilogy of books; good but very disappointing trilogy of films in my opinion (let's not talk about what they did to Sauron either; seriously, just why? ) - xandermartin98

Great franchise - B1ueNew

3 Undertale Undertale

Assuming that we're talking specifically about the Pacifist Run here (as well as the sheer emotional impact of doing Genocide right AFTER it), Undertale is easily one of THE greatest and most amazingly memorable/iconic games ever made alongside Earthbound and Mother 3, I'm not going to deny it...

But good LORD, does this game need to get off its high horse (both in terms of its own personal opinion of itself and what critics say about it).

The so-called battle system only works (in an enjoyable way, at least) for sparing enemies and dodging THEIR attacks and often still manages to feel rather mediocre even in that regard due to how obnoxiously easy and short the game is (IE not giving the player nearly enough of an opportunity to actually ENJOY the combat system for what it is), with the whole "different heart colors" mechanic also being almost-completely wasted as a tragically under-utilized throwaway gimmick that the game only uses for certain extremely ...more - xandermartin98

A bit - darthvadern

I've only heard about this game from JT music. the song was great!

4 The Kardashians The Kardashians

Why weren't they on this list sooner? The name of this list describes them.

Seriously, why are they still around?

The only reason why they are still around is because they keep getting pregers - RustyNail

5 Minecraft Minecraft

This game rocks and makes me super creative (in my opinion) - darthvadern

This game sucks and caused drama - B1ueNew

One of the most overrated games - B1ueNew

6 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

Truthfully, Radiohead (specifically for The Bends and OK Computer) is indeed hands-down one of THE greatest 1990s bands to ever grace humanity...however, it was never REALLY because of how thought-provoking their music was (in fact, it was always mostly just "cryptic for the sake of being cryptic" if anything); like pretty much every other rock band at the time (PLEASE take note of that, Radiohead fanbase), the primary reason for them being so massively popular is pretty much simply the nigh-indisputable fact that their music just plain sounds cool.
However, when looking at pretty much anything and everything that Radiohead has put out from the year 2000 onward, I simply must point out that the classic Paranoid Android wham line "AMBITION MAKES YOU LOOK PRETTY UGLY" has seriously NEVER been more relevant to the band itself than it is now (just replace "look pretty ugly" with "sound REALLY try-hard" and you've pretty much got the right idea; not to imply that OK Computer itself ...more - xandermartin98

These are not...the items I expected to see - for such a good list idea
Nevermind - Ananya

What makes them really overrated? - Userguy44

7 Star Wars

I'll admit that this series was indeed pretty great for, like, the first TWO movies or so (Episode VI was a lot of fun to watch but was a bit of a rushed mess plot-wise, Episodes I and II were just a plain rushed mess in general, Episode III was alright but tried WAY too hard to be edgy with the whole "Anakin Skywalker's transformation into Darth Vader" schtick to the point where it quickly became completely impossible to take seriously, Episode VII was good but extremely boringly and generically so and a complete rehash of IV and V, and VIII and IX were the point when I officially lost interest for good), but outside of the extended universe, it has a pretty bland and average storyline to say the least, yet its storytelling somehow gets praised even more than that of top-tier psychological anime sagas and the like. Clearly, this is a case of people who haven't watched NEARLY far enough outside of the lowest-common-denominator mainstream. Here's a tip for you if you want to avoid ...more - xandermartin98

Ever since The Force Awakens this series has forgot to brush its teeth - darthvadern

Avengers is more overrated to be honest - B1ueNew

Star Wars is a lot more overrated, it's been going on for decades. - Wheeler

8 Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry James Potter is the title character of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The majority of the books' plot covers seven years in the life of the orphan Potter, who, on his eleventh birthday, learns he is a wizard.
9 Inception

Was the plot of this film really that confusing? All they were trying to do was implant an idea in Fischer's mind, so that he wouldn't succeed his father's business. Most of the plot's questions were answered thoroughly (except the ending), just gotta pay attention. - cjWriter1997

I could probably watch at least three other two-and-a-half-hour-long blockbuster action movies in a row in the amount of time it would take me to understand exactly WHAT the actual plot of this overglorified meme- I mean, film was supposed to be or exactly HOW it was supposed to make logical sense, but in truth, none of them would really feel that much different from this one - xandermartin98

Never seen it, so I don't have a opinion. - CaptainMowzker

10 South Park South Park South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. The show is about four boys, who are Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick, and their adventures in South Park, Colorado.

Again, excellent show for what it's worth (disregarding some of its more, ahem, EMBARRASSING moments, such as Garrison Trump, the infamous Season 1 episode "Cartman Gets An Anal Probe", and the even more infamous sex-change episode from Season 9), but calling it heavy-handed with its satire is pretty much the equivalent to calling Earthbound overpriced on Amazon; it's damned near the understatement of the CENTURY
(also, it popularized the infamous trend of cartoons going completely lazy on their animation styles in order to make room for LE EPIC WRITING and is more-often-than-not crass and vulgar just for the pure sake of it, so there's that too) - xandermartin98

The Contenders

11 Marvel Cinematic Universe

Most overrated movies ever, Some are good, But they always top the best movies of year lists just because they're big blockbuster movies - B1ueNew

This I can definitely agree on

Avengers Infinity War I would consider about an 8/10 overall but definitely not 9.5/10 (believe me, I've seen countless classic films that are on roughly the caliber of Alien and Aliens if you ask me; I WOULD know) - xandermartin98

Infinity war SUCKS - B1ueNew

I think they're awesomne - darthvadern

12 Nintendo Nintendo Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and software company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.
13 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful ...read more.

Absolutely incredible show for what it's worth, I simply cannot stress it enough; however, if you're seriously going to even INSINUATE that the show is even HALF as smart or most ESPECIALLY as clever as it thinks it is, let alone "underrated" when it is almost universally worshipped like a god on cartoon-reviewing forums (yes, pretty vastly even MORE so than Ren & Stimpy, believe it or not) and also still has quite a bit of public mall merchandise to this day, then I have only one thing to say to you: Please don't make me laugh so ridiculously hard that it makes the actual show look completely UN-funny by comparison.
Personally, I would say that calling it the OK Computer of the Nicktoons is actually a rather surprisingly apt comparison (both the absolute best 1990s work of their respective artists hands-down, both comically overpraised by their fans and nowhere even near as innovative or as revolutionary as they are often claimed to be by said fans, both revolving around a darkly ...more - xandermartin98

14 Final Fantasy VII

Basically Captain Planet in FF form - xandermartin98

15 Dimash Kudaibergen Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergen (Commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of a talent show "Singer 2017" in China where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide ...read more.

Should be higher - Userguy44

DIMASH MUST BE NUMBER 1, NOW! - TheYoshiPyro64

16 Brain Fetishes

Lol - B1ueNew

17 Fortnite
18 Requiem for a Dream

I've seen a lot of anti-drug programs in my elementary-high school years, but none have ever even come CLOSE to being in the same ballpark of how jaw-droppingly pompous and arrogant this film is about the way that it conveys its message. Basically, it assumes that people are such drooling idiots that they need to have pill consumption, drug injection and the resulting hallucinations from said activities crammed and shoved into their faces in only THE most ridiculously exaggerated cinematic fashions possible in order to understand what makes drugs as bad as they are...on the flipside, however, the atmosphere and soundtrack for the film are almost indescribably brilliant through and through, so it's easily worth watching for that alone if you ask me. Lux Aeterna in particular should VERY easily be on AT LEAST the top ten portions of this website's "Best Movie Theme Songs" lists, for one thing - xandermartin98

I watched it and couldn't see the big deal about it either. - ParasN2000

19 Super Mario Bros.

Mario's great but really overrated same story line every time (yawn) - B1ueNew

Still not what pretentious means (it's a word I certainly WOULD use to describe Nintendo itself, yes, as well as Sony and Microsoft, but definitely not Mario unless you're talking about Thousand-Year Door, Partners In Time and Super Paper Mario) - xandermartin98

Nope, overrated it may slightly be but it's far from pretentious - darthvadern

20 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, written by Gen Urobuchi, music by Yuki Kajiura, opening sang by ClariS, ending by Kalafina (sometimes by the seiyuus) and original characters by Ume Aoki. It also has 3 movies, ...read more.
21 PewDiePie PewDiePie Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known by his online alias PewDiePie, is a Swedish web-based comedian video producer, and commentary channel. He is best known for his Let's Play commentaries and Vlogs on YouTube. He is known for being the most subscribed-to YouTuber on the website, earning over 60 ...read more.

Vinny and Joel from Vinesauce both (individually) mop the floor with this guy without a doubt - xandermartin98

Overrated - darthvadern

22 ProJared ProJared
23 Steven Universe Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

No, the show isn't literally JUST feminism propaganda in animated-series form, but from what I've seen of it, it really isn't much more than that either; in fact, I very rarely see this show being praised for its actual storyline, as the fanbase mostly just talks about the songs, the moral messages, the flashy animation style and the admittedly incredibly hot "Gem" characters (and how frequently they utter the main character's name throughout the show, of course), and to be quite frank, the truth behind it really DOES show when you watch the series for real. Good but not great, that's all I'm gonna say - xandermartin98

24 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 ...read more.

Overrated but not the most overrated one for being in this list. - Userguy44

25 Adventure Time Adventure Time Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of a boy named Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada) and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (voiced by John DiMaggio)—a dog with the magical power to change shape ...read more.
26 Overwatch

Why doesn't it have to do with watches (this is not to be taken seriously)? - darthvadern

This game is so overrated - B1ueNew

Fps in general is meh because I’m bad at playing it and it influences people to become mass muderers. - PageEmperor

27 Trap Music Trap Music

Who in the entire world thinks trap music is pretentious - BlarchBlaces

I guess Gucci Gang really is a postmodernist work of art after all - cjWriter1997

DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THIS GARBAGE. - CaptainMowzker

28 Avengers: Infinity War Avengers: Infinity War
29 Ready Player One

Absolutely ATROCIOUS movie, for more reasons than I can even list - xandermartin98

30 Rick & Morty Rick & Morty Rick and Morty is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Adult Swim.
31 Metroid
32 Final Fantasy VI
33 Xbox One
34 Radiation's Earthbound Halloween Hack
35 The Matrix

I like the Matrix - Userguy44

36 William Shakespeare William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
37 Invader Zim Invader Zim Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon. The series centers on an extraterrestrial named Zim from the planet Irk, and his mission to conquer Earth and enslave the human race along with his malfunctioning robot servant GIR.
38 The Ren & Stimpy Show The Ren & Stimpy Show The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.
39 Psychonauts
40 Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch

Not pretentious but a bit overrated, it had potential but it just had to be ruined by rubbish online and way too expensive games and controllers (seriously a new set of joy-cons cost 900 kr / 90 bucks, ARE YOU SERIOUS! ) - darthvadern

No 3rd party other than fortnite (which 95% of nintendrones hate) and a few other games a lot of people have played, Most of the news games are wii u ports etc - B1ueNew

41 Monster Monster Monster (Japanese: モンスター Hepburn: Monsutā, sometimes referred to as "Naoki Urasawa's Monster") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa. Monster has been critically acclaimed, with the manga having won several awards and its anime adaptation being called one of ...read more.
42 Megalodon Megalodon The megalodon is an extinct species of shark which was about 59 feet (18 meters) long and hunted in the seas until about 1.5 million years ago. It was similar to today's great white shark-but three times longer and 20 times heavier. ...read more.
43 Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto's good but too overrated - B1ueNew

44 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Bad game that got good reviews by biased idiots like IGN - B1ueNew

It is also the sole Call of Duty game to received such negative feedback from its trailer alone. - htoutlaws2012

45 The Seventh Seal

This item represents ALL of the awful arthouse movies: this gets the placement as it is the most well-known.

46 Eyes Wide Shut
47 2001: A Space Odyssey
48 Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and photographer. He is frequently cited as one of the greatest and most influential directors in cinematic history.
49 Xenogears
50 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.
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