Which films do you qualify as underrated or overrated? It is not an easy question. Like everything else, the interpretation of the word “underrated” or “overrated” is subjective. One man’s meat is another man’s poison as they say. For this article purposes, we have assumed that any movie (released in 2018) that didn’t get the attention it deserve or were unfairly dismissed can be termed as “underrated”. In simple terms, the films that we thought were good, but majority, especially the critics, didn’t, or the films that were liked by many, but for some odd reason they didn’t get the love that they deserved. Another classification could be if a very well made film proved to be a disaster at the box office. At the end of the day, the idea is to have more and more people see these films so that they could make their own assessment — and not go by what critics or their friends are telling them. With that said, here’s the list of top underrated and most overlooked movies of 2018.
Mid90s is a coming-of-age story of a 13-year-old boy, Stevie (Sunny Suljic). He lives with his mom, who tries to be an attentive parent, and his brother, who is a bully. Displeased with his life, Stevie searches his working-class Los Angeles suburb for somewhere to belong. He finds it at a skate shop where he makes new friends. Stevie’s new buddies are older than him like to skateboarding — and getting into trouble. Stevie in an effort to get accepted is willing even to attempt insane stunts. Soon, he becomes darling of the group and in turn, gives him a sense of worth that he hadn’t had all his life.
What Mid90s lacks in substance, Jonah more than makes it up with honesty and humor. Set to a 90s rock and rap soundtrack, the film has an all-around casual vibe that feels an amalgamation of the world of Richard Linklater and Judd Apatow. Jonah Hill clearly knows his boundaries as a first-time director and how difficult it is to make even a mediocre film. So, he sets his goals low and delivers on what he set out to achieve — which is to make a feel-good film seeped in nostalgia and teenage angst.
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