Underrated

My favorite underrated animated movies
  • The Prince of Egypt (1998): Dreamworks Animation’s beautiful take on the story of Moses from the Bible. It has complex characters fighting their inner demons and strong female characters ready to take freedom into their own hands even if the men aren’t. With mature themes, this animated movie has elements that younger children could never understand. The creativity is stunning, the music is delightful, and artistic style is breathtaking. With the voice talents of Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steve Martin, Sandra Bullock, Martin Short and Helen Mirren  (trailer)
  • Joseph King of Dreams (2000): Made with the same quality as its fellow Dreamworks Animation film, The story of Joseph, a young man with eleven jealous older brothers who sell him into slavery. After winding up in Egypt, the Pharroh discovers his gift for interpreting dreams and seeing the future. He is able to make a life for himself a comfortable life for himself in high society Egypt with his wife until his eleven brothers come knocking at his door, not knowing it is their brother. A story about never giving up on your gifts even in your darkest hour. With beautiful music, impressive animation, and the voice talents of Ben Affleck this movie is grossly underrated for the work that went into it. (trailer)
  • Anastasia (1997): The story of a royal victim of a massacre upon the Russian Royal family follows one of the only survivors of the rebellion. Anastasia, who remembers nothing of her royal past, is an orphan looking for family in Paris. An entire movie driven by a young woman’s motivation and determination to find herself after suffering from amnesia. With catchy animation, a thrilling and heartwarming story, and the voice talents of Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Bernadette Peters, and Angela Lansbury, it is a movie that can capture the interest of all audiences. (trailer) 

Other animated movies that were over-shadowed by popular animation: 

How To Train Your Dragon 1 (2010): DRAGONS! While the second one was more popular, this original still holds one of my favorite soundtracks and stories.

The Road To El Dorado (2000): Filled to the brim with witty humor and of course a kick-ass female character too.

Balto (1995): An action packed story about how even dogs can feel like outcasts and heroes.

Brother Bear (2003): Makes me cry every time because of the strength of family without any romantic aspect to it.


Please add more movies that you guys thought are incredibly beautiful and seriously overshadowed or underrated!

Underrated Characteristics About the Signs

Aries- Their humour, how fiercely they defend others, how tight and comforting their hugs are

Taurus- THEIR SASSINESS SLAYS EVERYONE, their intelligence, they’ll do anything to make others laugh

Gemini- Their loyalty, their cute shyness around people they’re not completely comfortable with, how cautious they are around the people they love

Cancer- Their strength emotionally and physically, their detachment, they don’t take themselves too seriously

Leo- Their humbleness, their insecurities, how good they are with their hands

Virgo- Their affection, their popularity, how touchy they can be

Libra- Their bitterness, how sensual they can actually be, how aggressive they are

Scorpio- Their loyalty, how smart they are, how careful they are to their loves

Sagittarius- How kind they are, how sensitive they are, how internet popular they are

Capricorn- Their witty jokes, how sexy they are, one of those people who act mean but when they love someone, they give themselves up completely

Aquarius- Their friendliness, how bad they yearn affection, how playful they are when they’re not constantly working themselves to death

Pisces- Their pettiness, their determination, how insensitive they are to people unless they actually like you

My top 10 underrated Anime series

Rurouni Kenshin (1996)

Wolf’s Rain (2003)

Yu Yu Hakusho (1992)

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (2016)

Noragami (2014)

Blue Exorcist (2011)

Last Exile (2003)

Air Gear (2006)

Paranoia Agent (2004)

Akatsuki No Yona (2014)

I feel like when it comes to Disney climactic battles, the clock tower scene from The Great Mouse Detective is fiercely underrated. There is so much going on in it. Ratigan, who’s spent the whole film denying his rat identity, becomes downright feral going after Basil. And Basil, known for his brains over brawn, finds himself completely helpless for the first time and unable to physically defend himself. The music is brooding, the animation is amazing, the setup is creative - it’s such a wonderfully intense scene.

Hayden Christensen’s performance as Anakin Skywalker is underrated

This post is something that I’ve been thinking about for a long time, and something that I finally need to get around to sharing with other people. I should have done this immediately after re-watching the first three episodes with Nannette while things were still fresh, but instead, I’m doing it almost a year later. I don’t remember exactly all the details or specific examples, but I’ll try my best. Maybe I’ll come back and edit this after I watch them again. Anyway…

Hayden Christensen did an incredible job with Anakin Skywalker. Before you stop reading because there’s no possible way I could be right, hear me out; maybe I’ll change the way you see his acting performance in Star Wars: Episodes II and III.

The biggest complaint I hear about Christensen’s performance as Anakin Skywalker is that he is stiff, delivering his lines awkwardly and playing his role mostly devoid of emotion. It just doesn’t seem good enough or realistic. I think that this could have been a deliberate choice by Christensen because of who Anakin is and because of what life and circumstance has shaped Anakin into being.

Anakin is an incredibly emotional character. He thinks with his heart instead of logic, often following through on impulsive actions brought on by those emotions. Anakin’s intense feelings are prevalent in many scenes: he is worried about and seeks power to protect his mom and Padme, he murders an entire Tusken village after learning about the death of Shmi, he is angered and upset that the council won’t make him a Jedi master, and pretty much any other scene involving Padme, like when Padme falls out of the gunship in Episode II and Anakin almost risks expulsion from the Jedi Council by going after her instead of working to end the war. This emotion is heavily contrasted by Obi-wan’s desire to adhere to their duty and think logically.

In fact, it’s this emotional driving force Anakin possesses that makes most of the Jedi Council worried about him. Anakin is out of place among the Jedi. The literal first line of the Jedi code is: “There is no emotion, there is peace.” This is where Christensen’s acting comes into play. Anakin is uncomfortable under this restriction, and that’s why he seems so robotic at times. Anakin is an incredibly emotional person under serious pressure by everyone in his life (except Padme) to stop being emotional. His humor even evolves into the monotone, deadpan sarcasm that is seen with Obi-wan. He’s working so hard at suppressing his emotions that he’s forcibly correcting his speech tones and gestures. This is incredibly in character and a wonderful performance given by Christensen.

The stiffness and awkwardness with which Christensen delivers some lines and acts some scenes is no mistake. It’s deliberate, and it’s incredibly well done. This is obvious when contrasted with Anakin’s emotional scenes where Christensen acts with passion. It’s even further evidenced as Anakin stops his efforts to smother his emotions and becomes Darth Vader. From his appointment to Lord Vader until his famous duel with Obi-wan he is free from the constraints on his emotions. We see a harrowed man who hasn’t quite realized the extent of his actions wipe out the younglings. We see a caring, concerned and loving man check on Padme to make sure she’s safe and that she isn’t aware of what he has done to protect her. We see an angry man confront his brother and teacher in a blinding rage. We see the emotion that he’s been hiding the rest of the time.

Christensen’s performance is resonating and undeniably impactful during the final moments leading up to the conclusion of Episode III. It doesn’t make any sense that that same conviction and heart wouldn’t appear throughout all of Episode II and III unless there was a reason that Anakin would be forcing himself to hide it. The Jedi Order itself was that reason, and the stiffness and awkwardness that is Anakin (barring the emotional scenes where his feelings come out) has some deep meaning to it. Next time you want to drag Christensen for his performance, take a moment to think why the character would be portrayed that way. Christensen did a wonderful, incredibly underrated job with his role as Anakin Skywalker.

TL;DR: Anakin is an incredibly emotional character forced into hiding and suppressing those emotions by the Jedi Order and Code. This is why Hayden Christensen’s performance may seem stiff and awkward at times. The awkwardness is purposeful and his performance is incredibly underrated.

Disclaimer: Anakin is my favorite character in the Star Wars universe, so this may just be me grasping at straws trying to justify what people say is a subpar performance from Hayden Christensen. However, I feel like I’ve given this analysis objective treatment and truly believe that he deserves more praise for what I consider to be an incredible job portraying such an interesting and deep character.

I just hate the fact that he’s so underrated as guitarist, as song-writer, as the damn soul and heart of fucking Guns n’ Roses! I talk to people about him and they’re like “yeah but he doesn’t count, you know, Slash and Axl bla bla bla bla”. Well, bunch of dumb-asses, he just wrote most of the songs, and he was so fucking fundamental, in fact, as soon as he left the band everything began to fall apart! Without Izzy there wouldn’t have been Guns n’ Roses!!! Deal with it.

Ok I’m done, sorry.