My Top Five Underrated Films (Part One)
This is by no means my favourite 5 films of all time, just films I like that I think are underrated and other people never seem to like much.
#1 - Brother Bear (2003).
One of my favourite Disney films of all time but for some reason, you hardly hear it mentioned. The characters are easy to care about and there are moments when it is genuinely funny. As Disney have entered an era of pumping out generic films that are generally awful, Brother Bear stands up very well in comparison.
#2 - Waterworld (1995).
I can't think of many reasons to defend this film. It probably has more of a nostalgic feel because I remember me and my brother enjoying watching it when I was little. It isn't as brilliant as it should have been but definitely not as awful as people say it is if you take it with your tongue firmly in your cheek.
#3 - Oblivion (2013).
Another film that I never really hear anyone talking about and critics didn't seem to enjoy very much. However, it is one of the best films I have watched in the past year. It is shot beautifully and Tom Cruise gives a subtle and strong performance. He is, in my opinion, very underrated as an action movie actor.
#4 - Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace (1999).
Yes, it is definitely shit compared to the originals and it was a disappointment. Believe it or not though, this is my favourite of the prequels. If you took Jar Jar Binks out of the equation then it has a lot of redeeming factors. Plus, Darth Maul is just awesome. Now THAT'S an unpopular opinion!
#5 - The Godfather: Part III (1990).
Another film that suffers due to its predecessors being so good. Sofia Coppola does put in a pretty bad performance but asides from that the acting is generally good. My favourite Godfather film will always be the first one (just about) but I have a soft spot for the final piece in the franchise.