The Visit
The Movies Tag

The Movies Tag Q34: Most underrated film?

QUESTION: Most underrated film?
ANSWER: The Visit

I feel like this is a bit of a crap, but true answer. I know there are other films out there that would be a much better choice for the title of ‘most underrated’, however, this is the only film I can think of right now! (Barr my sister’s choice of Brave, which I do agree with somewhat, but I feel that is more a Disney Pixar specific underrated film)

It is very difficult to find a really great horror these days. The majority of films in the genre are jump scare after jump scare, and the same sort of terrifying imagery, such as creepy faces in the mirror or inanimate objects moving around on their own. While, yes, this is indeed terrifying, it is just nothing new.

The Visit brings a whole new dimension to horror by utilising comedy, balancing the two genres perfectly. It currently has a rating of 6.2 on IMDb, and I’ve given it an 8. If you read my last Movies Tag answer, you’ll know that I give average films a 7, and only the exceptional films get anything higher. The Visit is an exceptional horror.

The main characters are both children, neither of which are annoying, impressively. What puts you on the edge of your seat though, is the fine line between when you are supposed to scream and when you are supposed to laugh. Often it is very hard to tell, which is unusual, and is why I think it deserves much more recognition.

Having written all this, I now feel I am repeating myself, as I know I’ve spoken about The Visit before… so, sorry if you’ve already heard this from me! Nevertheless, what did you think of The Visit? Thanks for reading 🙂

The Wolf of Wallstreet
The Movies Tag

The Movies Tag Q33: Most overrated film?

QUESTION: Most overrated film?
ANSWER: The Wolf of Wallstreet

On IMDb, The Wolf of Wallstreet currently has a rating of 8.2. My rating? 5. When I think a film is average, I give it a 7, so a 5 is pretty low for me. Maybe I didn’t get the point of this film, because I remember saying to my sister after watching it for the first (and only) time, that it glorifies crime, drugs, and just generally being a terrible person. ‘Cause he got away with it. But she thinks it does the opposite, it shows how bad these things are, and that you can’t get away with it. I just didn’t get that. Perhaps I couldn’t relate to any of the shenanigans: I remember feeling somewhat uncomfortable during some of the scenes, and because of this I didn’t even find the meant-to-be-funniest scene, well… funny.

I do want to give it another chance. Maybe on the second watch I will be able to see it in a different light. I will get round to it eventually, but for now, it’s not my top priority.

What do you think of The Wolf of Wallstreet? Do you think it’s overrated? Which film do you think is the most overrated?