Letterboxd has become the most interactive movie community on the internet and the ratings aren’t always fair when it comes to certain movies. Two recent horror films released in July/August, Nope and Orphan: first murderare both currently rated 4.0 and 3.0 respectively, reflecting a different average taste among Letterboxd members.
However, no one knows how much better subjective taste is than the Reddit community, and users are sharing their movie picks that are way better than their Letterboxd ratings imply.
11 Upstream Color (2013) – 3.6/5
Shane Carruth’s first movie Primer was already a hugely controversial film due to its convoluted narrative told in different interrelated timelines, and then Carruth returns almost 10 years later with an ever stranger story. Whereas Primer had the time travel factor in its favor, Upstream Color brings together several sci-fi themes in a sensory story about a man and a woman gradually transforming into one being, or at least that’s one way of looking at it.
OptimisaV4 States,”Upstream Color is grossly underrated, the score is far too low for such a masterpiece.” The film’s experimental storytelling choices can easily alienate viewers from the film, but for many, it ends up being a valuable and unforgettable experience. .
ten Saw (2004) – 3.6/5
Seen presents a great way to jump-start a franchise by introducing a compelling villain, world-building development potential, and a loyal fanbase from the get-go. Blending gory horror elements with a cohesive crime thriller narrative, SeenThe plot revolves around the kidnappings of seemingly innocent people forced into a series of sadistic games and the police’s attempt to track down the man behind it all.
james5829 said Seen is “easily a 5 star movie”. Given its ultra-violent nature, even though the first film is arguably the sweetest in the franchise, Seen is not for everyone. It was also James Wan’s escape movie before he improved as a filmmaker and found his cinematic identity, so the film can sometimes feel a bit amateurish, while some people argue that it’s in do what does the first Seen so good.
9 Jacky (2016) – 3.5/5
Jackie is an intimate portrait of Jackie Kennedy’s life following the shocking assassination of her husband. Directed by Pablo Larraín, who will later offer viewers spencerthe film is concerned with delving deeply into the emotions and ideas going through Jackie’s head at a turning point in her life, when many went to watch it expecting a strongly political film, or a story centered somehow on the death of John F. Kennedy.
Matcha Paca affirms, “The writing, directing, performances are all spot-on, and I found the film as a whole to be incredibly captivating and moving.” It’s typical of Larraín to meander through a seemingly simple story, taking directions that are hard to predict and mixing facts and idealizations. It’s certainly not everyone’s cup of tea but, for some, it’s an underrated gem.
8 Hugo (2011) – 3.5/5
Martin Scorsese’s filmography is considered flawless by many, so HugoThe low average rating of is surprising, especially considering that the film is pretty much a love letter from Scorsese to cinema. Using outsider Hugo as a bridge to meet some of his own inspirations, Scorsese presents a magical world that takes place within the confines of a train station.
Mutted_Drawer_112 jokes, “I even made a lot of people angry because it was my number 2 on a ranked Scorsese list, but it’s just my favorite kids movie.” Whereas Hugo is a clear departure from traditional Scorsese films, that doesn’t make it any less appealing, and the visuals remain spectacular to this day.
seven Gremlins 2 (1990) – 3.4/5
The Gremlins are some of the most memorable creatures in pop culture and the first film sets up the interesting lore of the creatures as they take over a small town in Pennsylvania. Similar to what the Predator franchise did it, the Gremlins the producers took the ambitious approach of bringing the story to the city, where disaster would easily spiral out of control in the urban storyline.
However, as the sequel is set in New York, the Gremlins barely leave the confines of a corporate building, which has upset some people, especially considering the movie’s much more cartoonish approach. thebestbrian quotes comedies underrated by the Letterboxd community, Gremlins 2beingone of the most striking examples.
6 Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) – 3.3/5
Although it is one of the most popular franchises of all time, all Friday 13 movies are rated a bit low on Letterboxd, while other franchises like Halloween and Scream have ups and downs with at least one unanimously acclaimed film. Across 12 films, the sixth in Jason’s franchise stands out as the one fans celebrate the most, and it represents the moment when the creators finally embraced the figure of Jason as an unstoppable supernatural entity instead of a an ordinary serial killer.
frederick_tussock calls Part VI a masterpiece.” Delivering some of the franchise’s greatest kills, including a cop literally bent double, the characters are finally engaging and serious on the mission to stop Jason for good.
5 Cosmopolis (2012) – 2.9/5
With Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg eschews scary stories and its body-horror tendencies, opting for a confusing narrative that leaves room for different interpretations. Robert Pattinson plays a renowned billionaire who just wants a haircut, but his seemingly ordinary odyssey on his limo escalates into an event of chaotic proportions as the world around him seems to crumble.
A deleted user claims, “Cosmopolis has a score of 2.9, which I think should be several notches higher.” The complex narrative filled with eerie monologues and an array of troubled characters is unlike anything fans might expect from a Cronenberg film, which ends up negatively surprising many.
4 Shrek Forever After (2010) – 2.8/5
shrek forever deconstructs everything the franchise has built over the last three films and re-creates the story from a different perspective, but not everyone felt it did the characters justice. dried_lemonon the other hand, don’t “know why it has a 2.7” on Letterboxd.
After being tricked by the vengeful Rumpelstiltskin, Shrek is sent to an alternate reality where he never existed, making reuniting with his companions a tricky, but not impossible, task. Much like previous films in the franchise, Shrek 4 dissects conventional fairy tale tropes in a hilariously good way, and while it’s still a moving story about friendship and love, not all fans were happy with the plot holes the fourth film seemingly creates.
2 The Dead Don’t Die (2019) – 2.7/5
Jim Jarmusch is famous for his “plotless” films about people hanging out and his stories focusing on the neglected parts of society, so a feature film about zombies surprised everyone. People expected the movie to be weird, but given the cast filled with legendary stars, audiences thought it would be somewhat accessible to the general public. The result: a low audience and a poor reception from critics.
septpasos defends the film and declares: “I The dead don’t dieat 4 stars.” The easiest way to enjoy the movie isn’t to take it as a conventional zombie story or even just another modern satire, because the times the movie really shines is when it challenges its well-established narrative structure to get messy, It’s obvious that every cast member had fun in this project, and sometimes that’s all that matters.
1 Circle (2015) – 2.6/5
Circle offers one of the most spellbinding setups in any sci-fi movie: fifty strangers find themselves trapped in a mysterious chamber and quickly learn that every two minutes they must choose one of them to die. Mixing different ages, genders, and races in the same room, the film isn’t subtle in its social commentary, especially when people team up to discuss who deserves to die next.
pasphelangood thinks the film should be rated 4.5 and says, “One piece. Just dialogue. Amazingly written. Very tense. Watch now.” The minimalist design of the production is effective in developing a claustrophobic atmosphere and the chemistry between the different characters is very well built. The only thing that is unanimously criticized about the movie is the ending scene, which doesn’t quite stick to the landing.
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