This is another article series that I have came up with. In each article, I am going to describe a movie that is underrated, perfectly rated, and overrated. It will say why I think it is so, and why it has a reputation that it either rightfully or does not rightfully deserve, but this time, I am going to do WDAS films ONLY from the Post- Renaissance Era. The ones are on the list are only slightly under/perfectly/and overrated, so don’t get too offended when your read the list.
Why I think Bolt is Underrated?
Why do I think Bolt has the reputation it does?
I realize I somewhat answered this in the previous question; it is not that memorable and easily forgettable compared to other films in the canon and films in general. The theme and premise of this film is similar to The Truman Show and others. Another reason is that it was released right before The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, and Wreck-It Ralph which are kn own to bring the studio back on top and to bring back the magic that was missing since Tarzan, so it automatically gets thrown to the dust, though it made more than PatF. Also, Miley Cyrus voicing a character and the ideal casting does not help too. This film just does not have the magic.
Perfectly Rated: Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Why I think Atlantis: The Lost Empire is Perfectly Rated?
If anyone knows me from WordPress or Fanpop know that I think this film is a piece of crap. This film has a Gary-Stu as a main character, flat and unfunny supporting characters, a boring villain, a rushed relationship you can read about here, and a story filled with plot holes and contrivances. This film failed critically and underperformed in the box office for trying to be eye candy and Disney trying to do a film that does not associate with what they are known for by using mostly eye candy got what they deserve. This film is just a colossal mess and it is a great thing Disney buried it in to the dust. I am sorry to any Atlantis fans who read this, but I’m just telling it like it is.
Why do I think Atlantis: The Lost Empire has the reputation it does?
One reason it has the and reputation that it does is because it is actually bad, one of Disney’s worst. Another reason is that Disney was trying to recapture an audience they never had, and to get themselves back on number one instead of Pixar but when Pocahontas, Mulan, and Tarzan can at least receive some recognition for story and characters in the awards and all be on the top 10 box office films of their years, Atlantis made their rut official and even worse. Disney tried to escape from everything they are known from, did it badly, and failed. Also, traditional animation was being ignored at the time and this film made the demise of the animation type even worse.
Overrated: The Emperor’s New Groove
Why I think The Emperor’s New Groove is Overrated?
Like I said before, the choices are slightly under/overrated (except Atlantis). This film is not bad, just not very good either. There is this common belief that a funny film makes it a good or better film than a serious movie, and this applies here. The story is extremely simple and very black and white with no depth to it. While the characters are fun and likeable, they are not that developed and the development comes off as a bit rushed. When it comes to a story-telling point of view, it fails though it does it’s job as a comedy.There are better films in this era that should get more attention than this one.
Why do I think The Emperor’s New Groove has the reputation it does?
I think the main reason this movie has the reputation it does because of the common belief “funnier makes it better”, kind of like Hercules. Another reason is that it is not a bad movie, and looks a lot better compared to others in the Post-Renaissance era, since a lot of the films in the era are pretty bad. Like I said about The Jungle book earlier, it got a lot of critical praise for one thing,. overlooking the most important things in the film, like story and characters and in this film’s case, it is the humour. Please write down in the comments about what films you find overrated/underrated/perfectly rated, and your opinions about the list.
- Underrated, Perfectly Rated, Overrated List Series Edition #2 (animatedkid.wordpress.com)
- Underrated, Perfectly Rated, Overrated List Series Edition #1 (animatedkid.wordpress.com)