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Your Top 5 most Underrated Marvel Films

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    There are quite a few Marvel films that are pretty underrated in my opinion.My top 5 in no specific order are:The Punisher (2004)Daredevil (Especially the director's cut)Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver SurferX-Men Origins: WolverineThe Incredible Hulk (2008)Honorable mention:Fantastic Four (2005)

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    5. Elektra

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    Why it's despised: Sure, it has a lack of action. Sure, some of the

    villains are pretty lame. Sure, the ending is contrived. And sure, the

    girl's kind of annoying.

    Why I liked it: But, once you get past that, it has a pretty original

    premise(for a superhero flick) and the action that is there isn't half

    bad. I like Typhoid Mary plus it's got Jennifer Garner kicking butt,

    Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Terence Stamp. Not as horribly bad as

    it's made out to be.

    Why I feel it gets a bad rap: It just came out too soon after the

    Catwoman debacle. That and Daredevil didn't exactly make a run at

    The Godfather or Shawshank's spot as best movie of all time.

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    4. Daredevil

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    Why it's despised: Uneven is not even close to describing this thing.

    One minute you have overwrought drama as a kid watches(sorry, hears)

    his father die, then the next you have some goofy sparring session in a

    schoolyard playground. The Director's cut, helps some of this, but not

    all of it. Corny dialogue galore and more than questionable courtroom

    drama(Are they lawyers or prosecutors?)

    Why I liked it: Stylish action. A good origin tale. The Director's Cut adds an entire new

    storyline that really fixes a lot of the thematic issues with the theatrical cut.

    The music is fun and fits the scenes well. Colin Farrell hamming it up as

    Bullseye is a treat. And Michael Clarke Duncan makes you forget that the

    Kingpin is supposed to be white.

    Why I feel it gets a bad rap: The theatrical cut is so over edited that it's

    nearly incoherent. Give the Director's cut a shot, you might be surprised.

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    3. The Punisher(2004)

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    Why it's despised: Some of the acting is just downright terrible(Especially by Travolta

    at the end). Even by Jane. Also uneven storytelling as what should be a very dark story has

    some rather campy moments seemingly shoehorned in. Personally, I hate the parts where

    The Punisher partakes in an elaborate ruse in an attempt to make the villain think he's being

    cheated on. The Punisher I know would have just made elaborate plans to go in and shoot

    the bastards that killed his family. Not place a fake fire hydrant to keep people from taking

    his parking place.

    Why I liked it: While some of the campy elements may seem out of place, most are

    straight from the comic of the time. Most people hate the fight with The Russian, but it's

    one of my favorite scenes. I like how he befriends the strange people in the apartment

    complex and helps them from time-to-time. I really felt like they all really cared for each

    other. Plus the scene when his family gets killed is pretty thrilling.

    Why I feel it gets a bad rap: After the cheesy 1989 straight to video movie, I think

    most fans were hoping for a huge improvement but instead left feeling(and rightfully so)

    that the 1989 version wasn't nearly as bad as they thought.

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    2. Hulk(2003)

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    Why it's despised: Random shots of driftwood.

    No, seriously, look up uneven in the film dictionary, this film's poster is what you would

    see. Deep, psychological subject matter is juxtaposed by goofy comic book panels and

    ridiculous flying cutout bodies. Plus, that ending is just so odd. Still trying to understand

    it nearly 10 years out.

    Why I liked it: I get it, Ang. I do. You were attempting to make a superhero arthouse

    drama. But the studio wouldn't let you go completely out there. So you were saddled

    with a lot of editing and Danny Elfman(Glad about that one) to make the film more

    conventional. I think you succeeded at making an interesting psychological monster

    movie...

    Why I feel it gets a bad rap: ..but failed at making a great HULK movie.

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    1. Fantastic Four

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    Why it's despised: It's a Superhero comedy

    Why I liked it: It's a Superhero comedy

    Why I feel it gets a bad rap: It's a Superhero comedy

    Every scene with Chris Evans is enjoyable, but the rest of the movie is pretty lame, especially since it barely has any action.
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    4. Daredevil

    Why it's despised: Uneven is not even close to describing this thing.

    One minute you have overwrought drama as a kid watches(sorry, hears)

    his father die, then the next you have some goofy sparring session in a

    schoolyard playground. The Director's cut, helps some of this, but not

    all of it. Corny dialogue galore and more than questionable courtroom

    drama(Are they lawyers or prosecutors?)

    Why I liked it: Stylish action. A good origin tale. The Director's Cut adds an entire new

    storyline that really fixes a lot of the thematic issues with the theatrical cut.

    The music is fun and fits the scenes well. Colin Farrell hamming it up as

    Bullseye is a treat. And Michael Clarke Duncan makes you forget that the

    Kingpin is supposed to be white.

    Why I feel it gets a bad rap: The theatrical cut is so over edited that it's

    nearly incoherent. Give the Director's cut a shot, you might be surprised.

    I really enjoyed Daredevil a lot. I don't get all the hate. I prefer the theatrical cut to the director's cut (the Coolio scenes added nothing).
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    Yeah, I liked Daredevil when it first came out. That's my favorite comic character and it was 2003 - fairly early in the Marvel movie onslaught. Mostly, I was just thrilled to have him on the big screen after I had long-since decided it would never come to pass.As for the others, my collector's mentality pushes me to own all of them on Blu-ray whether I like them or not.

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