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12.21.2016by: Alex Maidy

The UnPopular Opinion: Top 5 Most Underrated Movies of 2016

Well Schmoes, as 2016 draws to a close we reflect on a year of ups and downs at the movies, both critically and financially. There were some surprises in regards to which highly anticipated movies lived up to their trailers and marketing as well as some dark horses that came out of nowhere to really steal the show. But, if there is one thing for certain, there are always movies that are highly overrated and underrated by critics and fans alike. As the UnPopular Opinion Guy, I felt it was only fitting to issue my list of the movies I felt that the masses got wrong. Some of these may shock you and some may just piss you off, but these are my honest to goodness perspective of the movies of 2016. If you disagree with any of the choices, please voice your own opinion in the talkback below. After all, the only opinion that really matters is yours, I am just here to share mine.

Honorable Mentions

There have been a lot of movies released this year that just didn't seem to click with audiences or critics for some unknown reason. Some have chalked it up to people paying too much attention to Rotten Tomatoes scores while others just didn't succeed with their marketing campaigns. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES never really seemed to get the attention of audiences who couldn't tell if it was a joke or a well executed film. HIGH-RISE was all over the indie circuit and despite Tom Hiddleston in the lead, the Kubrickian drama faded quickly. STAR TREK BEYOND was meant to be the big 50th anniversary celebration of the classic franchise but it just didn't click despite deserving to be the biggest film of the summer. NERVE was just one of those under the radar films that could have become a word of mouth hit but just went nowhere.

#5 - BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Marvel has gotten such a head start over DC's big screen universe that the expectations were virtually impossible to meet. DC has always been the darker comic book universe and Zack Snyder's big screen interpretations have been just as brooding. The box office numbers show more people wanted to see this movie than the internet commentary has shown. BATMAN V SUPERMAN is a great introduction to DC's squadron of elite heroes even if it does have some logical holes. But, if you can't just enjoy a movie as a movie, you need to shut up and calm down.

#4 - WARCRAFT

Duncan Jones' adaptation of the popular franchise became another bomb in a long line of failures inspired by video games. But, when you set your expectations aside and watch this fantasy epic, you find that there is a lot of potential for a slew of movies set in this fictional universe. The CGI is impressive and Jones' direction pulls together a somewhat cheesy and melodramatic adventure into a sweeping big screen journey that may be the best fantasy since LORD OF THE RINGS. This is no Best Picture contender but it is certainly a fun ride.

#3 - INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE

Fans of the 1996 science fiction blockbuster waited two decades for the story to be continued. After that long of a wait, there was little chance of everyone being satisfied with the finished product. Still, RESURGENCE does an admirable job of paying homage to the first film while introducing a young cast of newcomers who can usher in a new franchise. Yeah, this repeats a lot of the same material, but Roland Emmerich does a damn fine job with a relatively limited budget in delivering some epic special effects and one hell of a cliffhanger.

#2 - TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS

There was so much uproar regarding the Michael Bay produced reboot of the pubescent enhanced martial arts-skilled amphibians that fans didn't give the original movie a chance despite it being a fun adventure. With the sequel, the NINJA TURTLES embraced the full-on insanity that made the animated TMNT so good. We get Krang, the Ooze, Bepop and Rocksteady, and Casey Jones. There will never be a TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES film that critics will like but audiences responded to this movie. The problem was no one went to see it.

#1 - GHOSTBUSTERS

This one should have been obvious. Paul Feig's reboot of the classic series (can you call two movies a series?) was maligned from the moment it was announced. Many cries of misogynist hatred and racism pervaded the new production for a movie that is actually really fun. No one was going to be happy with a reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS that didn't feature the original cast in their iconic roles, but that is not how Hollywood works. So, with the film we got, there is so much potential for future films that could do a lot of great things with the world built here. This is one of the best movies of the summer and one of the most enjoyable big budget comedies in a long time.

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5:39PM on 12/25/2016

No

Speaking of shutting up and calming down, people like you trying to defend bad movies.
Speaking of shutting up and calming down, people like you trying to defend bad movies.
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3:46AM on 12/24/2016

40%

I agree with you on #5 and #2, but not the rest. It is impossible for that Ghostbusters trainwreck to be underrated, IMO. I say that, however, knowing how ridiculously subjective comedy can be. The problem is that it was a Kevin Feige movie first and a Ghostbusters movie second, when it needed to be the other way around (for the record, I have liked all his other movies).
I agree with you on #5 and #2, but not the rest. It is impossible for that Ghostbusters trainwreck to be underrated, IMO. I say that, however, knowing how ridiculously subjective comedy can be. The problem is that it was a Kevin Feige movie first and a Ghostbusters movie second, when it needed to be the other way around (for the record, I have liked all his other movies).
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7:59PM on 12/23/2016

Stupid

Saying "if you can't just enjoy a movie as a movie, you need to shut up and calm down" may be the dumbest thing you've said. We don't have to like the turds Hollywood dishes out. And BvsS, and Ghostbusters are two huuuuge turds. Why not just make an article called, "Why I Love Turds". Quit pretending like Batman vs Superman was even remotely decent. We all know it sucked.
Saying "if you can't just enjoy a movie as a movie, you need to shut up and calm down" may be the dumbest thing you've said. We don't have to like the turds Hollywood dishes out. And BvsS, and Ghostbusters are two huuuuge turds. Why not just make an article called, "Why I Love Turds". Quit pretending like Batman vs Superman was even remotely decent. We all know it sucked.
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2:07AM on 12/22/2016

Interesting list....

I didn't see Ghostbusters, so I'll withhold judgment (no matter how terrible it looks), but I think all 4 of the others had some very good points, but just missed somehow in making a complete movie. BvS has been dissected to death, but most of the complaints are legitimate. A story that jumps all over the place, a villain plot that is beyond ridiculous, virtually nothing to smile at (really big miss that Clark didn't start to enjoy his powers at least a little), and the dumbest maguffin in
I didn't see Ghostbusters, so I'll withhold judgment (no matter how terrible it looks), but I think all 4 of the others had some very good points, but just missed somehow in making a complete movie. BvS has been dissected to death, but most of the complaints are legitimate. A story that jumps all over the place, a villain plot that is beyond ridiculous, virtually nothing to smile at (really big miss that Clark didn't start to enjoy his powers at least a little), and the dumbest maguffin in ages to make their turn from enemies to friends. Despite that I enjoyed much of the movie and have hope that they can do better with Justice League. I enjoyed Warcraft for what it was. It lacked any real emotion (odd, since they were practically giddy to kill off popular characters) and didn't manage to explain some pretty important plot points, but I've seen it a couple of times now and think it was an above average genre film. IDR was just bad. There was a lot of cool stuff, but they set almost every bit of it up badly, then did bizarre things like the aliens watching video of the big speech from the first one. I liked the plot, but didn't feel ANY of the new actors connected the way that the original cast did.

I think TMNT 2 was the best of this list. It was beyond weird, but I loved that they embraced the weirdness of everything in the film and didn't try to over-explain it. The turtles were much better in this one than the original, and I liked Shredder being out of his metal suit, but it's a shame they didn't use him more to fill the 2nd act.
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11:42PM on 12/21/2016
Alex, I feel like you treat bad films like the kids in school that get picked on by other kids. Only the other kids are the critics, and their harshness towards these films causes you to want to defend them. These aren't underrated films. They're bad films. Next year, you should focus on good movies that flew under the radar. Having a list like this just prevents us from taking you seriously in the future.
Alex, I feel like you treat bad films like the kids in school that get picked on by other kids. Only the other kids are the critics, and their harshness towards these films causes you to want to defend them. These aren't underrated films. They're bad films. Next year, you should focus on good movies that flew under the radar. Having a list like this just prevents us from taking you seriously in the future.
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7:25PM on 12/21/2016
Column should have been "Top 5 movies that were judged unfairly and were actually not bad", although I would have kept ID:R off, that movie sucked donkey dick.
Column should have been "Top 5 movies that were judged unfairly and were actually not bad", although I would have kept ID:R off, that movie sucked donkey dick.
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7:07PM on 12/21/2016

Wut?

Anyone can make a list of shitty movies and proclaim them as "underappreciated gems" and piss people off.
You should have put "Yoga Hosers" in there, and pontificated on how misunderstood it is.

"But, if you can't just enjoy a movie as a movie, you need to shut up and calm down." - Completely unprofessional, and no writer should treat [their] readers like that.
Anyone can make a list of shitty movies and proclaim them as "underappreciated gems" and piss people off.
You should have put "Yoga Hosers" in there, and pontificated on how misunderstood it is.

"But, if you can't just enjoy a movie as a movie, you need to shut up and calm down." - Completely unprofessional, and no writer should treat [their] readers like that.
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5:02PM on 12/21/2016
This list is awful except for Dawn of Justice; Ghostbusters, and Out of the Shadows??? What a load of bullshit. In my opinion the most underrated films of the year were:

1. The Nice Guys
2. Hell of High Water
3. The Magnificent Seven
4. Star Trek Beyond
5. The Conjuring 2
6. Dawn of Justice/Suicide Squad.
This list is awful except for Dawn of Justice; Ghostbusters, and Out of the Shadows??? What a load of bullshit. In my opinion the most underrated films of the year were:

1. The Nice Guys
2. Hell of High Water
3. The Magnificent Seven
4. Star Trek Beyond
5. The Conjuring 2
6. Dawn of Justice/Suicide Squad.
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5:32PM on 12/21/2016
I agree with THE NICE GUYS. THE MAGNIFICENT 7 and THE CONJURING 2 weren't among the highest-grossing film of the year, but they performed very well. Not to mention that they got good reviews.
I agree with THE NICE GUYS. THE MAGNIFICENT 7 and THE CONJURING 2 weren't among the highest-grossing film of the year, but they performed very well. Not to mention that they got good reviews.
4:43PM on 12/21/2016

Ghostbusters????

I don't give a shit how much time has passed since this stinker bombed in theaters. It bombed because it's god awful, and the only enjoyment I got out of it was the 10 minutes I happened to fall asleep while watching.
I don't give a shit how much time has passed since this stinker bombed in theaters. It bombed because it's god awful, and the only enjoyment I got out of it was the 10 minutes I happened to fall asleep while watching.
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4:06PM on 12/21/2016

If we're looking on the bright side...

5) BATMAN V SUPERMAN
It's got way too much awesomeness in it to write it off for its problems. I suspect way more people like it than they wanna admit.

4) WARCRAFT: It's HALF a good movie. The Orc stuff is a marvel. The human/Wizard side drags it right down. But again, is interesting enough to not write off completely.

3) IDR: This is interesting in that it feels like a peek into an alternate reality where Fox thought a Will Smith-less sequel would be a good idea. It's a lousy, non-event
5) BATMAN V SUPERMAN
It's got way too much awesomeness in it to write it off for its problems. I suspect way more people like it than they wanna admit.

4) WARCRAFT: It's HALF a good movie. The Orc stuff is a marvel. The human/Wizard side drags it right down. But again, is interesting enough to not write off completely.

3) IDR: This is interesting in that it feels like a peek into an alternate reality where Fox thought a Will Smith-less sequel would be a good idea. It's a lousy, non-event of a sequel that comes across like a Netflix release, but it's fascinating in that it clearly shouldn't exist.

2) TMNTII: Every minute of this movie is entertaining. It's dumb as hell, but you're sure never bored. Best cinematic depiction of the Turtles since the 1990 movie. The biggest problem with this movie is that it came out in the wrong era - had this been made in the early 90's, it'd be a family classic, flaws & all.

1) GHOSTBUSTERS: Hard to say good things about this one. Besides the fact that the cast & crew have played the victim card throughout and never once acknowledged the fact they might possibly have made a bad movie... the film is just a cringey experience. Too broad, juvenile, crass and self-satisfied with four leads who are in a Steal The Show competition, as opposed to having actual chemistry (even Bill Murray wasnt funny). But Hemsworth was suprisingly funny and the Slimer cameo was fun. Only genuine positives I can think of lol.
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2:51PM on 12/21/2016

If we had problems "enjoying movies as movies", Joblo wouldn't exist

Ghostbusters was okay and TMNT was passable, in a b-movie kinda way. I couldn't watch Warcraft for more than 20 minutes and BvS is one of the worst superhero movies ever made. It has nothing to do with expectations being too high, or Marvel fans wanting DC movies to fail. WB has been rushing all of their films and the results have been painfully obvious on screen.
Ghostbusters was okay and TMNT was passable, in a b-movie kinda way. I couldn't watch Warcraft for more than 20 minutes and BvS is one of the worst superhero movies ever made. It has nothing to do with expectations being too high, or Marvel fans wanting DC movies to fail. WB has been rushing all of their films and the results have been painfully obvious on screen.
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2:47PM on 12/21/2016
I liked BvS even before the extended edition.
Loved Warcraft. It didn't stick too close to the source material but for what it was I enjoyed it. I didn't go in expecting pure action and for every little bit explained so maybe thats why.
I also enjoyed Ghostbusters. It wasnt amazingly funny and it did have its moments. I will never treat it better than the originals which is what I think why it gets so much hate. I just took it for what it was a new movie with the same title for a new
I liked BvS even before the extended edition.
Loved Warcraft. It didn't stick too close to the source material but for what it was I enjoyed it. I didn't go in expecting pure action and for every little bit explained so maybe thats why.
I also enjoyed Ghostbusters. It wasnt amazingly funny and it did have its moments. I will never treat it better than the originals which is what I think why it gets so much hate. I just took it for what it was a new movie with the same title for a new generation. It will never replace the original. Its still there for me to revisit annually when I choose. Eat those member berries now and downvote an unpopular opinion.
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2:34PM on 12/21/2016

Sorry but...

Independence Day Resurgence stunk, it was souless, lifeless....not even the effects could save it. Emerich half assed it in my book. He thought he had such a sure thing and didn't even put in an effort to make something that was truly mindblowing. Agree with ya on Ghostbusters though, that was a fun ride that everyone hated without having even seen it.
Independence Day Resurgence stunk, it was souless, lifeless....not even the effects could save it. Emerich half assed it in my book. He thought he had such a sure thing and didn't even put in an effort to make something that was truly mindblowing. Agree with ya on Ghostbusters though, that was a fun ride that everyone hated without having even seen it.
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2:16PM on 12/21/2016

Green For BvS

Terribly underrated movie, the rest, meh. Although Megan Fox in a plaid skirt was not a bad thing.
Terribly underrated movie, the rest, meh. Although Megan Fox in a plaid skirt was not a bad thing.
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1:14PM on 12/21/2016
Essentially all you have done is create a worst of 2016 list. Congratulations, but these movies still blow no matter how hard you try to convince otherwise.
Essentially all you have done is create a worst of 2016 list. Congratulations, but these movies still blow no matter how hard you try to convince otherwise.
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1:07PM on 12/21/2016
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was something I went into expecting to hate it since "Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" was terrible. I have read the book, the Austin one, and thought it was an amusing take on the story. Plus, staring at Bella Heathcote wasn't terrible either.


5. BvS- I didn't hate it but it was terribly underwhelming. Unlike Suicide Squad, there was an attempted narrative but it was very sluggish.


6. Turtles- More faithful to show...Bee=pop and Rocksteady were
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was something I went into expecting to hate it since "Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" was terrible. I have read the book, the Austin one, and thought it was an amusing take on the story. Plus, staring at Bella Heathcote wasn't terrible either.


5. BvS- I didn't hate it but it was terribly underwhelming. Unlike Suicide Squad, there was an attempted narrative but it was very sluggish.


6. Turtles- More faithful to show...Bee=pop and Rocksteady were fun but it suffers from Bay syndrome.


7. Ghostbusters- We didn't need this but the four leads made it tolerable. Awful villain and a wasted opportunity but went in with very low expectations


4. Warcraft- I kind of enjoyed it. Yes, they tried to cram too much into a 2 hour movie but it was beautiful to look at and kind of fun.


3. ID4 2- Once again, didn't hate it or love it. Hemsworth and the younger cast were bad but it had a stupid fun vibe to it.
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1:01PM on 12/21/2016

Green only for Two

I'm only giving this a green for TMNT and BvS.
I don't care what the internet says, BvS (The ultimate cut) is a superhero masterpiece. I honestly think that people weren't/aren't ready for a superhero film that dense. Marvel has had a monopoly on the comic book film game since 2008 and they aren't letting go. People just feel that Marvel is the only way a comic book film can be now, and it's sad. And if people were honest, they'd realize Civil War has many of the same
"issues" they claim BvS
I'm only giving this a green for TMNT and BvS.
I don't care what the internet says, BvS (The ultimate cut) is a superhero masterpiece. I honestly think that people weren't/aren't ready for a superhero film that dense. Marvel has had a monopoly on the comic book film game since 2008 and they aren't letting go. People just feel that Marvel is the only way a comic book film can be now, and it's sad. And if people were honest, they'd realize Civil War has many of the same
"issues" they claim BvS has, but its Marvel so it gets a pass. Yes, I'm suggesting there is a bias. No I'm not saying critics are paid off. But there is a bias and to deny it is a little silly.
TMNT was a fun romp. A true live action cartoon come to life. It was a little too stuffed with characters and action even for the kind of film it was, but I can watch it alongside the 90's film and Secret of the Ooze just fine.
ID4: Resurgence does not belong on this list. It's even worse than it's reviews imo. One of the biggest pieces of shit I've seen in a long time.
Ghostbusters? Come on. Stop trying to make it happen.
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3:21PM on 12/21/2016
I loved BvS and the Ultimate Edition was even better. I also love Cap: Civil War. The idea that fans want either Marvel or DC to fail is insane. Why the hell would fans want this genre to fade? It's a great time to be a geek.
I loved BvS and the Ultimate Edition was even better. I also love Cap: Civil War. The idea that fans want either Marvel or DC to fail is insane. Why the hell would fans want this genre to fade? It's a great time to be a geek.
12:47PM on 12/21/2016
One of the big problems with Pride And Prejudice And Zombies was in order to enjoy it you had to be a fan of zombie flicks and have some knowledge of what books like Pride And Prejudice are about. If you do it's a really fun and funny film. If not it's just really odd. Star Trek Beyond suffered from the film company keeping it secret almost until its release date. And then it was too late to get momentum going. BvS and the Turtles both seemed to have too much organized hate against them. BvS
One of the big problems with Pride And Prejudice And Zombies was in order to enjoy it you had to be a fan of zombie flicks and have some knowledge of what books like Pride And Prejudice are about. If you do it's a really fun and funny film. If not it's just really odd. Star Trek Beyond suffered from the film company keeping it secret almost until its release date. And then it was too late to get momentum going. BvS and the Turtles both seemed to have too much organized hate against them. BvS was still a success, even more so with the extended edition release later.
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4:25PM on 12/21/2016
1) Michael's trademarks (visual-wise and script-wise) were all over both movies. It's clear that he had more creative control than the directors. It's not that people hate him just for the sake of it. In fact, some of his movies have gotten a decent enough reception (including this year's 13 HOURS).
2) People's wishes for it and SUICIDE SQUAD to succeed were bigger than more than 95% of this year's movies. Why do you think people talk about them as "dissapointments"?
1) Michael's trademarks (visual-wise and script-wise) were all over both movies. It's clear that he had more creative control than the directors. It's not that people hate him just for the sake of it. In fact, some of his movies have gotten a decent enough reception (including this year's 13 HOURS).
2) People's wishes for it and SUICIDE SQUAD to succeed were bigger than more than 95% of this year's movies. Why do you think people talk about them as "dissapointments"?
4:16PM on 12/21/2016
Vits:
Most people have no idea who directed either of the new TMNT movies, just that Bay has his name attached. So right there the "It sucks" starts. The only thing I liked about the 2 movies were the turtles themselves and how they interacted, but that's not enough to consider the movies as "good".
BvS, it did seem like people were looking for reasons to dislike it. Personally I thought the Ultimate Edition would have changed some nay sayers minds. It filled holes that helped make the story
Vits:
Most people have no idea who directed either of the new TMNT movies, just that Bay has his name attached. So right there the "It sucks" starts. The only thing I liked about the 2 movies were the turtles themselves and how they interacted, but that's not enough to consider the movies as "good".
BvS, it did seem like people were looking for reasons to dislike it. Personally I thought the Ultimate Edition would have changed some nay sayers minds. It filled holes that helped make the story make a bit more sense. It did seem like people wanted it to fail. As much as I enjoyed it, I still disliked their Lex but I was happy with our 3 heros.
3:19PM on 12/21/2016
1) AIRPLANE is considered to be one of the best parodies, even though most people hadn't even heard of ZERO HOUR. Actually, the reason why the genre is reviled nowadays is that parodies rely too much on making direct references to their targets.
2) The zombie fiction and period drama fiction tropes that you mentioned are pretty much common knowledge (the latter thanks more to school history lessons than movies, books, etc.). Therefore, I don't think the movie's deconstruction is as hard to
1) AIRPLANE is considered to be one of the best parodies, even though most people hadn't even heard of ZERO HOUR. Actually, the reason why the genre is reviled nowadays is that parodies rely too much on making direct references to their targets.
2) The zombie fiction and period drama fiction tropes that you mentioned are pretty much common knowledge (the latter thanks more to school history lessons than movies, books, etc.). Therefore, I don't think the movie's deconstruction is as hard to understand as you make it out to be.
3:06PM on 12/21/2016
Yeah Vits but parodies work best if you know what is being parodied. You could enjoy the zombie action but knowing the books of that era about mannered relationships adds to it. (I only know them by reputation and British comedy skits myself.)
Turtles in particular had a lot of fans ready to hate it even before the first trailer showed up.
Yeah Vits but parodies work best if you know what is being parodied. You could enjoy the zombie action but knowing the books of that era about mannered relationships adds to it. (I only know them by reputation and British comedy skits myself.)
Turtles in particular had a lot of fans ready to hate it even before the first trailer showed up.
12:54PM on 12/21/2016
"One of the big problems with Pride And Prejudice And Zombies was in order to enjoy it you had to be a fan of zombie flicks and have some knowledge of what books like Pride And Prejudice are about."
I disagree. That's not how parodies work.

"BvS and the Turtles both seemed to have too much organized hate against them."
What do you mean by that?
"One of the big problems with Pride And Prejudice And Zombies was in order to enjoy it you had to be a fan of zombie flicks and have some knowledge of what books like Pride And Prejudice are about."
I disagree. That's not how parodies work.

"BvS and the Turtles both seemed to have too much organized hate against them."
What do you mean by that?
12:47PM on 12/21/2016

There's no saving grace for Ghostbusters or Independence Day: Resurgence

Both of those movies deserved every bit of negative scorn directed there way. Two words for Ghostbusters: Female Slimer.

The only under-rated movie on this list is Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. It is still mostly a kids movie, but it had enough 80's cartoon references to make me appreciate it. It's nowhere near the trainwreck of these others.
Both of those movies deserved every bit of negative scorn directed there way. Two words for Ghostbusters: Female Slimer.

The only under-rated movie on this list is Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. It is still mostly a kids movie, but it had enough 80's cartoon references to make me appreciate it. It's nowhere near the trainwreck of these others.
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12:31PM on 12/21/2016
I've seen all of these except Ghostbusters. I agree with BvS and Star Trek, but the rest were bad or just films I couldn't get into that much. If I had to choose an underrated film from this year, I'd say X-Men Apocalypse. It wasn't as good as the best films in the series, but it deserved better and I still found it fun.
I've seen all of these except Ghostbusters. I agree with BvS and Star Trek, but the rest were bad or just films I couldn't get into that much. If I had to choose an underrated film from this year, I'd say X-Men Apocalypse. It wasn't as good as the best films in the series, but it deserved better and I still found it fun.
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12:28PM on 12/21/2016
1/10 - GHOSTBUSTERS: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES.
3/10 - INDEPENDENCE DAY 2; NINJA TURTLES 2.
4/10 - WARCRAFT
6/10 - BATMAN V SUPERMAN; NERVE.

"it does have some logical holes. But, if you can't just enjoy a movie as a movie, you need to shut up and calm down."
Why so aggressive? Also, that arguement applies to movies that don't try be logical.
"There will never be a TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES film that critics will like"
Why not? Because there hasn't been one? That says more
1/10 - GHOSTBUSTERS: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES.
3/10 - INDEPENDENCE DAY 2; NINJA TURTLES 2.
4/10 - WARCRAFT
6/10 - BATMAN V SUPERMAN; NERVE.

"it does have some logical holes. But, if you can't just enjoy a movie as a movie, you need to shut up and calm down."
Why so aggressive? Also, that arguement applies to movies that don't try be logical.
"There will never be a TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES film that critics will like"
Why not? Because there hasn't been one? That says more about the makers of each installment.
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3:23PM on 12/21/2016
TMNT 1991. Even by todays standards, still the best live action TMNT movie. Secret of the Ooze comes second though I may rate the 2 reboots above TMNT3 and the CGI version.
TMNT 1991. Even by todays standards, still the best live action TMNT movie. Secret of the Ooze comes second though I may rate the 2 reboots above TMNT3 and the CGI version.
11:32AM on 12/21/2016

Interesting

It's hard for me to comment because I've seen only two of these. I'm with you on BVS and the Ultimate Cut made it a much better movie. Ditto Star Trek Beyond. But Ghostbusters was awful and it had zero to do with the women, who I thought had great chemistry. The plot was thin, the villain terrible, the special effects akin to The Haunted Mansion film, Chris Hemsworth was not funny, and the song....Jesus fucking Christ that song. I feel like people have been giving this film good reviews
It's hard for me to comment because I've seen only two of these. I'm with you on BVS and the Ultimate Cut made it a much better movie. Ditto Star Trek Beyond. But Ghostbusters was awful and it had zero to do with the women, who I thought had great chemistry. The plot was thin, the villain terrible, the special effects akin to The Haunted Mansion film, Chris Hemsworth was not funny, and the song....Jesus fucking Christ that song. I feel like people have been giving this film good reviews because they are afraid of being labeled a sexist. That's horseshit. This movie is bad. And while I usually agree with Chris Bumbray, him giving Ghostbusters an 8/10 is ridiculous.
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4:11PM on 12/21/2016
Yeah, the whole sexist and racist thing was a few jerks but not as a whole as to why people were disappointed, and when was there a racist element? Ernie Hudson is black. Why would people care that a black actress was cast in the reboot? That's not even logical. Any attacks on her were personal attacks from assholes to her but not related to the movie.
I thought the movie was ok at best, as in if I see it again...could be years. I dunno.
I agree about the SFX too. It felt cheesy, like the
Yeah, the whole sexist and racist thing was a few jerks but not as a whole as to why people were disappointed, and when was there a racist element? Ernie Hudson is black. Why would people care that a black actress was cast in the reboot? That's not even logical. Any attacks on her were personal attacks from assholes to her but not related to the movie.
I thought the movie was ok at best, as in if I see it again...could be years. I dunno.
I agree about the SFX too. It felt cheesy, like the subway ghost was the best scene for a scary ghost but every other ghost was so brightly illuminated that it looked cheesy.

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