Have you ever anticipated the next movie sequel thinking it could be better than the original? And that summer, you spent 20 bucks on your ticket, popcorn and tantalizing Sprite Zero?
You walk out the theater saying it was alright.
Here are my opinions on the most underrated films of all time. Not saying these movies suck they just didn't live up to the hype we/I expected it too.
6) Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom (1984)
Man the 80's seemed to be the best time to be a kid! Four years since Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back, three years since Raiders of the Lost Ark, and a year after the phenomenon that was Star Wars: Return of the Jedi! Harrison Ford stared in the next Indy movie that had parents making their kid's close their eyes during the infamous heart removal ritual.
Comparison to the Raiders of the Lost Ark to Temple of Doom
- Feisty Love interest/winy love interest
- On the trail to something historical/right place at the right time (or wrong place at the wrong time)
- Tense Opening/Happy, Seductive Opening
Had to been Willie, she was too whiny and if your make a prequel you just can't have any character whiny.
Trailer for Temple of Doom
In the end Last Crusade was an amazing way to end the 80's! And then came Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.....guh!
5) The Magnificent Seven Ride (1972)
By far my favorite number is Seven do this Magnificent movie! All though the first three films didn't do good at the box office they blew up in other continents, just based off a Japanese samurai film it made a classic remake and three other sequels.
Comparison to the last three to The Seven Ride
- Is hired on the spot due to selfless acts/is charitable enough to help
- Chemistry with Hero and Villain/Villain comes at the last second of the film
- Chris is a drifter, and loner/Chris is a Lawman and married
The music that had Elmer Bernstein and rumored John Williams for one movie record the magnificent iconic music just felt recycled.
Chris and the first three villains usually have some tension toward each other good enough to have a prequel! But The Magnificent Seven Ride had a devilish villain Joun De Toro that only came in at the last battle and had basically fifteen minutes ten minutes of screen time. He is mentioned to be a ruthless bandit but well goes easily down by Chris.
Trailer for The Magnificent Seven
Seven seems to be his lucky number but not in this one. But has a good back story and Chris is even more ruthless
4) The Bourne Legacy (2012)
After five years since the beloved Jason Bourne swam away from the evil Black-brier we do not know anything else but Bourne is still alive. I remember watching it, this was the first Bourne I ever watched and then watched the original three and this was nothing like it
Comparison to the original three to Legacy
- Stop an agency/find a drug
Personal/Everyone else's complaints
It's simple: Why isn't Matt Damon/Jason Bourne kicking butt and this dude is?
The 'Tokyo Drift' of the series.
Trailer for The Bourne Legacy
Maybe a little underrated
2) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
When the Dark Lord returned at the end of Goblet of Fire the war had begun to either destroy The Dark Lord or the Boy Who who lived. I remember going to see it as a kid as a major die hard Potterhead I wanted my Hogwarts letter badly. When I saw this the hype was gone. I just had a blank feeling through out the film.
Just like the MCU it had its phases; Phase One Philosophers Stone & Chamber of Secrets were the innocent age where The Dark Lord was still a myth
Second Phase Prisoner of Azkaban & Goblet of Fire were the dark ones where The Dark Lord was rising
Third Phase was Order of the Phoenix & Half Blood Prince was the build up to Deathly Hollows
Comparison to the first four to OotP
- Who is the Dark Lord/The Dark Lord is out Their
- Paranoia of the Dark Lord's Return/Denial of the Dark Lord's Return
Trailer for The Order of the Phoenix
1) The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Their were a lot of hyped films this year such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Jurassic World, The Hateful Eight, and don't need to forget Star Wars: The Force Awakens! I remember when I saw it, a Monday Night, I had a date as well, and got in for free! my date was fine but the movie their was just something that felt missing.
Personal/Everyone Else's Opinions
- For me personally, I was looking forward to the soundtrack. Just in Avengers I was looking forward to this
Warning: If you watch this you must listen at the highest volume possible and your ears may bleed out
- It's not bad, it's good, not great, but OK you know what I mean