First saw the film... ten years ago, maybe a little longer. Wasn't very impressed. Since then, I've heard that it's a classic of modern cinema. Picked it up on DVD a couple of months ago thinking "Maybe I was just too young to appreciate it." Watched the film. Wasn't impressed. Just watched it again. Still not impressed. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad. It's just average. Morgan Freeman is good, but that goes without saying. Kevin Spacey is good, as he should be. Brad Pitt can fuck off, as per usual. Nothing unexpected there. The characters are generic, the plot feels like it's trying to be a lot deeper than it is, and the assorted shock moments just feel out of place. So what am I missing? What's so great about this film?