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Underrated Movies

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

  1. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I don't understand what that comment means. I liked both films. ParaNorman is doing okay, but it is hands-down the most beautiful looking stop motion animated film ever made. Coraline's visuals are a close second, but I agree that film has the better story. Both come from the same company of course. I just think PN should be doing better than $77M worldwide by now so that's why I think it's underrated.
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  2. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I mean that it's doing far from terrible, and it's a good movie. It gets the good reviews it deserves, and the money it deserves. I understand what you mean by underrated though. I feel the same way about a lot of my favorite films that other people consider to be just right. ParaNorman is by no means overrated. I just think it's right where it belongs. Not quite a masterpiece, but a gosh darn good film that's worth repeating when on DVD.
  3. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    This is the "underrated" thread. I never claimed ParaNorman was overrated at all! :eek:

    I believe the worldwide take should have exceeded $100M worldwide by now. That's why I think it is underrated even though it is generally well-liked among those who saw it. I don't understand why Coraline figures into the enjoyment of this film. You can like both. They come from the same place. I just think it should be making close to that box office sum too. Heck, I think Coraline should have made much more than it did and would list it as an underrated film too! We'll see how ParaNorman fares in a couple more weeks. It is my opinion that it is underrated and I'm sticking with that! :mad:
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Well, I wouldn't take the littlest ones to see that... or Rango, for that matter. I'd rather take them to see that than the other film that came out on Oogust.

    But Paranorman is why I always say NEVER release a film in August. No one sees films in August anymore. Especially since Summer movie season starts in April now. :rolleyes: It really is a shame that it's so low key release like Scott Pilgrim was (and that was a shame all its own). But I guess they couldn't release it in September (Finding Nemo rerelease and Hotel Transylvania) or October (Frankenweenie) due to that competition. July would have seen it smothered by Dark Knight and Ice Age. It really does stink when they have to release the real gold off season.

    I'll also add Pirates: Band of Misfits to the underrated pile. While not as gorgeous as Paranorman was, it had that old Aardman charm. But seriously. The ONLY product tie in that got was Langer's Apple Juice. Not to mention it disappeared in the box office quite fast.

    I love the fact we had 3 stop motion films this year, but it looks like Frankenweenie is the only one that will get any attention.
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  5. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I respect that!
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  6. Animal'sBunny

    Animal'sBunny Active Member

    Hmmm.... I like Hunchback of Notre Dame a lot and it's underrated... Well everyone else hates them but I like them... Batman and Robin and Batman Forever... please don't hurt me...
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  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Nah... you've been through enough punishment! ;)

    Actually, Batman Forever isn't terrible... I just really felt disappointed by Two Face just being a replacement Joker instead of a deeper, angrier character.
  8. HeyButtahfly

    HeyButtahfly Well-Known Member

    I LOVE Anastasia. My husband and I used "At the Beginning" in our wedding.
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  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It seems like most people lost faith in Don Bluth as the 90s progressed.
  10. Ignatz

    Ignatz Member

    One of my favourite films that nobody I know has heard of is the 1963 Tony Hancock vehicle The Punch and Judy Man, it's sad, moving and funny at the same time.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    There was a conversation about it in another thread. There was quite a bit of pressure somewhere, either from his own company or the studios, to basically copy what Disney was doing at the time. Princess films. it seems like Titan A.E. was supposed to break away from that and give him the big comeback, but it didn't.
  12. StevieOpossum

    StevieOpossum Active Member

    Surf's Up. I didn't watch it when it first came out because it looked like "just another CGI penguin movie" (it was released around the same time as Happy Feet). I just watched it recently and it is one of the best CGI films I've ever seen. It had a very original concept (a surfing mockumentary featuring penguins), and had great writing and amazingly realistic acting (it had lots of improvisation). The animation was very lush, too. It's one of the only Sony Pictures CGI films I enjoyed (besides The Lorax). It seems pretty unnoticed, from what I've seen.
  13. WalterFan1234

    WalterFan1234 Active Member

    Eddie and the cruisers
    With honors
    Streets of fire

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