Sunday, December 30, 2012

Most Overrated and Most Underseen Films of 2012

Have you ever noticed that certain movies generate a lot of attention and critical praise, yet they really aren't that good? They're not necessarily bad movies, but just overrated. Well, here's my chance to rock the boat and call these out.

Most Overrated Narrative Films of 2012:
  1. Moonrise Kingdom
  2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  3. Life of Pi
  4. Lincoln
  5. The Amazing Spider-Man
  6. 21 Jump Street
  7. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
  8. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Most Overrated Documentaries of 2012:
  1. Samsara
  2. Chasing Ice
  3. Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  4. Searching for Sugar Man
  5. Bully
  6. The Imposter
  7. The Invisible War

And what about those movies that no one saw or even heard of but were actually pretty decent? These aren't the best films of the year, but each of them has moments of greatness and are perfect for those of you who like discovering films on DVD or VOD.

Most Underseen yet Deserving Films of 2012:
  1. Perfect Sense
  2. Your Sister's Sister
  3. Sound of My Voice
  4. Newlyweds
  5. The Good Doctor
  6. The Tall Man
  7. Ruby Sparks
  8. Hello I Must Be Going
  9. Sleepwalk with Me
  10. Kill List
  11. Get the Gringo
  12. God Bless America
  13. Robot and Frank
  14. Thin Ice
  15. The Oranges
  16. 360
  17. The Details
  18. Safety Not Guaranteed
  19. The Hunter
  20. Intruders
  21. Butter
  22. Bernie
  23. Premium Rush
  24. Dark Horse

And finally, here are the most underrated films of the year.  I don't agree with the masses.  These films are good if not great.

Most Underrated Films of 2012:
  1. Hysteria
  2. Deadfall
  3. The Tall Man
  4. Won't Back Down
  5. Red Lights
  6. Savages
  7. Gone
  8. 360
  9. Seeking Justice
  10. Think Like a Man
  11. Man on a Ledge
  12. Hit & Run
  13. Bourne Legacy
  14. Dark Shadows
  15. Lockout

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