Movies That Deserved More Credit
Than They Were Given
Than They Were Given
Probably one of the most unique, rewatchable and delightfully enjoyable movies ever created, and a cult classic! With an average rating of 6.8/10 at Rotten Tomatoes and a user rating of 7.1/10 at IMDb, "Gremlins" is insanely underrated!
Child's Play (1988)
Average you say? I strongly disagree! "Child's Play" ranks as one of the most innovative and memorable horror movie of the 80s. Period. The film's countless sequels prove its 'quiet' sucess, and how much actually people like it.
You all know the amazing Guillermo Del Toro for his award-winning "Pan's Labyrinth" and the "Hellboy" films, but do you remember his overlooked, yet hugely engrossing creature feature from the late 90s? I doubt so. Give "Mimic" a shot, and you'll be pleasantly surprised by its high entertainment value.
Many people didn't give this awesome movie a chance, and labeled it "A Matrix Rip-Off", but the truth is, "Equlibrium" not only has nothing to do with Wachowskis' hit, but this stylish sci-fi flick delivers everything it promises and then some.
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The original movie is without a doubt a revolution in the sci-fi genre, but this sequel definitely outshines its predecessor in terms of action, entertainment, and spectacularness, plus, it's one of the most visually-stunning movies ever made.
I really don't understand why so many people hate this gem of a superhero movie. I thought Ang Lee did a phenomenol job in bringing Hulk to life, and its creative direction and an incredible sense of visual style added to the movie's overall awesomenss. I f**kin' loved it!
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
OK, critics hated it for no substantial reasons. Yes, it was made for Western tastes, but so what? With its top-notch cast, mesmerizing visuals, mind-blowing production design and intriguing story, "Memoirs of a Geisha" is flawed, yet absolutely gripping!
It received mixed reviews from the critics, but in my opinion, "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" is one of the finest, most compelling and skilfully-crafted adaptations in film history. It's so beautiful, you'll need someone to pick your jaw off the floor.
Lust, Caution (2006)
Another Ang Lee film? Hell, yeah! "Lust, Caution" is gripping from beginning to the end, thoroughly intriguing, visually striking, beautifully-shot and marvellously-acted! Why it was overlooked by the audience and underrated by the grumpy critics, I have no freaking idea?!?!
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
A friend of mine calls it 'The Stupid Owl Movie'. Honestly said, I didn't find anything stupid about it. In my book, "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" is the most visually-dazzling animated movie I've seen in my life, and also one of the most entertaining and enjoyable ones.