What a year 2015 had been in terms of movies! In any ordinary case when the underrated movie list is unveiled, it’s usually accompanied with astonishment at how such fine movies had been neglected, but I guess this year things are a little bit different.
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Fifty Shades Of Grey, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Specter 007, Terminator Genisys, Hunger Games: Mockingjay part2…. Need I say more? These are 2015’s blockbusters which only prove that this year was such an embarrassment of riches; a movie needs an iron shield to survive such a list!
It’s a war not a child’s play or a simple competition over the box offices, so surely there would be some innocent bystanders, some few less discussed titles but still worthy of our consideration:
The second movie in the Divergent trilogy by the American novelist Veronica Roth, Insurgent earned $297 millions worldwide. Yeah, such a big number! But comparing to other blockbusters such as its rival the Mockingjay which made over $523 millions worldwide in the first two weeks of its release at the movie theaters, Insurgent’s grosses are so low. What’s wrong with you people? The movie has a love story, a political war and an intricate plot, not to mention that Naomi Watts had joined the cast.
#2 The Intern
Seriously? Should we even discuss this one? It’s Robert De Niro guys. His movies should make a lot more than a gross $191 millions worldwide and he has got Anne Hathaway also by his side!
#3 Fantastic Four
How come the ten year old version of the movie had earned over $330 millions worldwide while this one makes $167 millions? Usually blockbusters are saved for superheroes’ movies; in this one we have four and one of them is Miles Teller, girls hello?
#4 Bridge of Spies
The movie is on the top 10 Oscars prediction for Best Picture. Don’t wait until it gets the golden statue to consider watching it.
With his future on the line, Bill Hope, a middleweight boxing champion fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most. A sport drama movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams, all is understood I guess.
#6 Paper Town
This movie’s only crime was being released at the same time as Minions and the Terminator other than that it’s well-acted and thoughtful enough to earn a place in the hearts of teen film goers of all ages.
The movie doesn’t have to be called Rocky or Balboa for us to get that it’s both a spin off from the original series and a sequel. It’s also in the top 10 movie of the Oscars prediction.
#8 The Age of Adaline
A woman who is ageless, add to that this woman is Blake Lively, and during her very long life she will come across Michiel Huisman, commonly known for his role as Daario Naharis in Game Of Thrones. It can’t get better than that.
#9 The Secret In Their Eyes
Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman are the film stars. Enough said.
#10 Victor Frankenstein
Starring James McAvoy as the title character and Daniel Radcliff as his assistant, with them we will witness the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man and the legend we know today.