Top 10 Most Underrated Movies 2012
Underrated movies 2012 list is thankfully not a long list and there are only but a few gems which have remained unearthed and people have not gotten around to viewing and appreciating them! The main aim of this Top 10 Most Underrated movies 2012 list is to bring to your those movies which have been generally overlooked by the masses in favor of other action movies or comedy movies and deserve a second chance. These Underrated movies are infact quite a piece of art and should not be overlooked. The list also includes some movies which have made it good at the box office but were unfortunate enough to be overlooked because of bigger titles being released at the same time! Movie lovers should not miss these great movies and will no doubt love these movies when they give them a viewing. Here is the list of the Top 10 Most Underrated movies 2012.
People and even fans of the 007 series are not much excited about the latest project Skyfall in the James Bond series. Skyfall shows a brand new and unseen face of the Bond team: betrayal from within! Trailers may look like Skyfall has takes a complete exit from all the main James Bond ingredients and this has angered fans a lot. No one is expecting much from Skyfall and therefore it falls in the underrated movies list. The brand new scenario will actually breathe a new life in the 007 legacy and critics are putting money up for Skyfall rather than against it! The ever dependable M is suspected of defecting and it is up to James Bond to clear her name and save his agency! Skyfall ranks 10th in the list of the Top 10 Most Underrated movies 2012.
9. Snow White and the Huntsman
Initially marked as one of the best upcoming movies and action movies of 2012, something went wrong for Snow White and the Huntsman along the way. Maybe it was the clash of release dates with big titles or just plain ignorance form the public, Snow White and the Huntsman ends up 9th in the list of the Top 10 Most Underrated movies 2012! Although the much beloved fairy tale of Snow White has been twisted into one of hate and revenge, the cast as well as the director has done plenty of justice to the new redemption. Snow White and the Huntsman falls into the underrated movies category just because of lack of interest from the general public.
Everything about Ted is perfect, except for the fact that it is one of the underrated movies of this year. Imagine a living and breathing cute cuddly teddy bear who has a mouth like Joe Pesci in Goodfellas! The result is so hilarious and funny that you just have to watch it no matter what the box office says! Ted is one of the funniest Rom- Com movies this year and lovers of this genre can’t afford to miss it just because it’s one of those underrated movies which get overlooked. An innocent wish from a little boy brings his teddy bear to life. All goes along well until the little boy turns into a young man and falls in love (not with teddy this time).
7. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
Changed to Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning from a much lamer name (A New Dimension), this is one those underrated movies which do not get much attention because of previous failures in the series. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning stands 7th in the list of the Top 10 Most Underrated movies 2012 for this very reason. Stars like Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren make this movie quite worthwhile. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning is most probably a prequel and the 6th installment of this ongoing Universal Soldier series. Another thing with underrated movies (like this one) is that they might be missing 3D which is a big cinema attraction nowdays.
6. Jack Reacher
With more than $700 million pocketed from the last venture Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, Tom Cruise is at his best now (even with the Katie Holmes split going on right now). Jack Reacher is another mystery inside a mystery type of thriller movie which is based on a novel. The reason that Jack Reacher has been among the underrated movies of this year was that audience feel that the original material has been read too much and the surprise element is all but gone. Jack Reacher is called to investigate a guy who has taken down 5 people by sniping them. As the truth unfolds, Jack Reacher finds out that he has gotten himself into a game much more dangerous than he expected.
5. Iron Sky
Iron sky should have been at number 1 in the Top 10 Most Underrated movies 2012 but is thankfully getting some attention from movie lovers, thanks to the movie sites as well as enthusiasts. Iron Sky is more of a comedy movie than an action movie but has undertones which go much deeper than most of the psychological movies of 2012. Nazis from the dark side of the moon have decided to take back what has always been theirs (for example the earth) and the only thing which stands between the earth and them is one of their own! The characterizations are brilliantly done throughout the movie. Iron Sky is one of those underrated movies which you should not miss at any cost!
Thriller movies will never get any better than Savages. Featuring a seasoned cast and a more than interesting plot, Savages will make your heart race with anticipation. Sadly, many a critics have labeled this movie a flop. Savages is one of those underrated movies which you will fall for if you do decide to see it! A very unlikely pair of guys has to put their wits together to save their mutual girlfriend (previously Jennifer Lawrence, now Blake Lively) from a drug lord. The story of Savages may sound more like Rom-Com movies rather than action thrillers, but freshness is what gets it in the underrated movies list! One has to watch just a single scene of John Travolta and Selma Hayek’s role in this movie to want to watch it all!
3. Total Recall
Also cited to be one of the best action movies 2012, Total Recall has a very intriguing and captivating plot. A man finds himself a key difference between two supremacy hunger superpowers of the world that are out to finish off the other. The only problem is that he does not know who he is working for! Colin Farrell has done an excellent job in portraying a confused but determined solider who is out to get the truth. Total Recall is one of the underrated movies of this year due to the big movies which are to be released around its dates. Total Recall will be released on the 3rd of August and is ranked 3rd in the list of the Top 10 Most Underrated movies 2012.
2. Magic Mike
Magic Mike is not your average run of the mill comedy movies as most of the people think. You may think that the dance scenes and witty one liners are all there is to this movie but that is not true. Magic Mike has become one of the underrated movies of 2012 because viewers fail to understand what the movie is all about. Loosely based on real life, Magic Mike shows us a typical male performer who undertakes students and shows him the rules and norms of living the easy life! Pretty boy Channing Tatum is at his best as a smooth operator who knows how to lure the ladies. The movie is not about the guys themselves but the atmosphere and society they have to live by when they take up this kind of life.
Brave might be doing well at the box office right now but is also one of the most Underrated movies of this year. The first reason is that it is a Disney production so most of the grownups tend to overlook it as soon as they seen the animated poster. Brave has proven that Disney has what it takes to create a brilliant tale which is full of drama as well as the feel good effect! The female heroine Merida of Brave is one of the best animated characters we have seen in quite a while and has a very fascinating personality. Enough compassion and love is shown by Merida to touch our hearts yet she displays courage and bravery where it is needed. Brave ranks 1st in the list of the Top 10 Most Underrated movies 2012.