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Underrated Movies

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BobThePizzaBoy, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    No Dr. Tooth, I was not saying Walle is underrated I'm saying Short Circuit is very underrated sorry! I was just metioning Wall-e almost as a joke how everybody thinks of Wall-e when they see a robot that looks like him or Johnny 5. Bug's life and Ratatouille are underrated though.
     
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't know if I'd call Short Circuit underrated as much as I'd call it cult. I can't remember how well it did in theaters... it had a sequel, but so didn't stuff like Critters. I do know there was footage of the movie used in Muppet Babies... and I know the 80's TMNT cartoon did a ripoff of the character at some point...
     
  3. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Oh, I know it has a sequel, but they're both hardly remembered anymore like Hunchback of Notre Dame has a DTV sequel, but the movie itself is really underrated. The other two movies on my list though have recieved poor reviews and are forgotten by now, though.
     
  4. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    I believe that the Star Wars prequels have some enormously redeemable qualities. I still enjoy watching them.
     
  5. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Second.
     
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    When George did the Star Wars prequels, he should have taken a cue from what he did with Empire Strikes Back... also known as (and this is an exact quote from I forget where) "The Best movie George Lucas never made." He needed another director. The direction is off and that's part of the reason why the movies seemed off. It's not the acting that's wooden, it's the directing.

    But I really think he pulled the film franchise off on the third movie. The second one was slightly close...the first one didn't need that pod race to last that long... it SHOULD have had MORE of Darth Maul.
     
  7. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    I think both of you will enjoy this. There's a series of articles a guy named Drew McWeeny writes called "Film Nerd 2.0" where he and his 6-and-3-year-old boys watch movies from his youth. He waited a while to get them on Star Wars and now they're five movies in, with just Jedi left. These articles are really special, regardless of how you feel about the prequels. He's also having them watch the movies in a really neat order, which makes sense when you read them. Here's the link to all five so far.
     
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I agree, I personally loved this movie... in fact, this is definitely on my list of top 10 movies that I love that everybody else hates (yeah, I did a list like that long before Doug Walker did actually, lol).
     
  9. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    You know, I would also say Rob Zombie's Halloween. I know it gets a lot of hatred from fans of the original, but honestly, I just think everything about it is better. I couldn't stand the original. I ended up turning it off halfway through :/

    And I LIKE slasher movies. I generally enjoy watching even those terrible, made for tv, indie slasher movies. I even have a bunch of them on DVD...
     
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Actually, to the best of my memory, here's my top 10 movies I like that everybody else hates (in alphabetical order):

    1. The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
    2. Bee Movie
    3. The Cat in the Hat
    4. The Country Bears
    5. Elf
    6. Home Alone 3
    7. Kangaroo Jack
    8. Kermit's Swamp Years (I guess Muppets from Space would have to have an honorable mention)
    9. The Master of Disguise
    10. Super Mario Bros.
     
  11. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Who hates Elf?
     
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't hate Elf, I just can't get through it. Every time I try to watch it, I just go... GAHHH and shut it off. I actually grown to like Will Ferrel, but I prefer him in movies with a smarter script where he doesn't have to be a goofball all the time. I'd LOVE to see that one where he's the character in a novel.

    I really find the DTV Mickey and the Musketeers or whatever it was called underrated. I wish they'd make more Mickey and co DTV's that aren't based on the CGI preschool show.
     
  13. AlittleMayhem

    AlittleMayhem Well-Known Member

    Currently listening to Tough to be a God, I realize how underrated Road to El Dorado is in the mainstream but incredibly popular among internet geeks. Me being one of those geeks.
     
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  14. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I liked Mickey The Three Musketeers! It was very good.
     
  15. AlittleMayhem

    AlittleMayhem Well-Known Member

    I like it too! Hated the songs though.
     
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  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Eh...

    Well, I'll agree that Rocky and Bullwinkle didn't deserve half the crap it got. It's just, as I've said a zillion times, the girl character didn't need to be there and was only in for that jaded Hollywood crap of adding a token female Mary Sue to try and get girls to watch. I hate that, and it ruined movies worse than this film did, but she was the bummer character that sucked ALL the humor in the film around her dry. But the rest of the film was almost pitch perfect. Even did the Washington joke. Rocky and Bullwinkle and George of the Jungle captured the Jay Ward cartoon spirit perfectly. Dudley Do-Right on the other hand...

    I just hope they get Peabody and Sherman as right as possible. So far it deals with them having to deal with screwing up the time space continuum, and true P&S fans who have seen the first episode know that the WAYBAC is actually a "what if" time machine.
     
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Apparently everyone else on MC says it's the worst Will Ferrell movie there is, but I COMPLETELY disagree, I think it's the ONLY Will Ferrell movie that's actually watchable, because for once, he plays against type, and instead of playing a one-dimensional sketch character, he actually plays a sympathetic fish-out-of-water character... not to mention, it's also just a charming little family Christmas movie, with an interesting choice of casting.
     
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  18. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    The first time I saw it. It reminded me of Enchanted, because I saw that one first. I actually enjoy Elf better than A Christmas Story almost. (waves to men in white coats clearly about to take me away)
     
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Christmas Story is one really weird and trippy movie... you have to watch it like a bazillion times in order to "get it", and even then, there's still a lot that doesn't make sense (like when Ralphie finally snaps and beats up the bully, why does the bully's nose start bleeding when Ralphie was punching him in the gut?). Or... it could be one of those movies you have to watch on acid, I don't know...

    Alls I know is, in our family, that movie is on the TV all day long Christmas day, it's my aunt and uncle's favorite Christmas movie, and TBS always coincidentally has that 48 hour marathon of the movie on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so yeah...
     
  20. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Don't get me wrong! I enjoy it! It's just that I personally like the Christmas movies where the characters are mostly likeable. Other than Ralphie's mother everyone is basically mean-spirted and/or selfish. But it's still a funny film!
     

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