I also dislike the regular overuse of the word "overated". More often than not its just a way of saying "I didn't like this as much as everyone else did", which doesn't make something overated.
Yup, 100% agree. I even questioned someone in a forum once where is he seeing the movie discussed is overrated.
"But just look at IMDB! They have that movie rated at 8.5! That's overrated!"
No...it's members voted their enjoyment level (or whatever other criteria they use) for that movie, and that produced an average level of 8.5. That's 'rated'....not overrated. The only way it would be overrated there, is if members voted an 8.5 on average for a given movie, but IMDB admins displayed a 9.0 rating for that given movie. .........Then, it would be overrated.
His diversionary response, "you're a virgin who lives in his mother's basement."