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Underrated Movies

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

  1. AlittleMayhem

    AlittleMayhem Well-Known Member

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

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    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.
  3. 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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  4. 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)
  5. 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...
  6. 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!
  7. HeyButtahfly

    HeyButtahfly Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I love Elf and think a lot of it had to do with the casting as much as the writing, but I find pretty much every other thing out there that's associated with Will Ferrell to be un-watchable. He's up there with Jim Carrey on my No-Longer-Funny Meter.
  8. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    What's so hard to get about it?

    And the bully scene was probably just a factual error.
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I don't mean "get it" as in understand it or anything, I mean "get it" as in appreciating or catching onto the humor of the movie.
  10. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Ah, I see :p
  11. DrDientes

    DrDientes Active Member

    Megamind and Monsters Vs. Aliens. I'm anxious for the Nick series of MVA. And I really hope a sequel for Megamind. They're my favorites Dreamwork films.
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  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I kind of think Megamind is OVER-rated, but that could be just me.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Trust me on this. In a world full of completely overused parody super heroes... getting to the point where they outnumbered the real super heroes, Megamind found the ONE angle that hasn't been exploited yet. I used to love super hero parodies, but everyone and their mother had one and it was all stuff we've seen done better in things like The Tick or Plastic Man or WHAT THE...!? or something. But to make a story about such a deluded villain that was convinced that he had to be a villain... that was the last smart thing you can do with superheroes that doesn't involve Deadpool, if you ask me.
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  14. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Nice,but I'm minorly annoyed that Nick made a series for Madagascar Penguins,but not Shrek. Shrek could have a lot of potential I believe.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    A Shrek cartoon series would just rehash the films. I think I've had enough of Shrek feeling sorry for himself. We got that in 4 movies and a Christmas special. Penguins of Madagascar focuses on secondary characters that were arguably more interesting than the main cast. Monsters Vs. Aliens is going to be something, though. They aren't making a sequel of that anytime soon, so a TV series is the best thing they can do with the characters. I certainly hope there's some merchandise. The MVA toys were notoriously hard to find.
  16. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    As well they should, hehe. ;)
  17. ToonGeek

    ToonGeek Active Member

    Please Don't Hate Me For This, But Here Are My Liked Underrated Movies
    An American Tail: The Mystery Of The Night Monster:
    Ahh, The Last American Tail Movie, Which I'll Admit I Acutally Liked, The Plot Was Good, The Writing Was Decent, And The Animation Was Good, Just EVERYTHING I LIKED When I Was A Kid.
    The Troll In Central Park:
    I'll Admit For A Box Office Bomb, It Wasn't Really That BAD For A Movie, It's Not One Of Don Bluth's Best Films, That Goes To Land Before Time, But Yeah, This Movie Goes On My Liked Underrated Movies List.
    Monster Mash:
    I'll Admit For This One, I Only Had The Preview On An American Tail: The Mystery Of The Night Monster, I Watched It On Youtube Last Halloween, And Acually Liked It, It Was A Fun Movie, And An Underrated Gem That Will Never Be Forgetten To Me!!
    And I'll Pop Up With More Later, Don't Worry!!
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  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I love Don Bluth, but the stuff he had to make in the 90's made me sad.
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    As far as Don Bluth goes, I think Rock-a-Doodle is horribly under-rated; I know a lot of people say it was one of his worst (nowhere near as bad as A Troll in Central Park for sure), but I actually think it was one of his better movies.
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Can I just say I hated the cat? I know he was a main character, but the only thing I really didn't like in that movie was the cat.

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