|Posted by Brekclub85 on September 24, 2012 at 1:45 PM|
You saw the title of the blog, you know what to expect!
Now, I will say beforehand that this blog will feature me covering somethings I've already brought up in previous lists, so I will try to skip over what I've already said.
See the Guilty Pleasure blog on this.
6. Once Upon a Forest:
5. Alpha and Omega:
Yes, I liked this movie. The reason I feel this movie works is the characters. It's not an action filled movie, despite being about wolves, but the leads are enjoyable to watch. Humphrey, Kate, Lily, and Garth each are different characters, and Eve is always great for a threatening one-liner. Check this out if you can.
In 2009, I had hope. With both Coraline and this movie being released, I had hope we would have animated if not ok for kids horror movies. Though this one didn't do too well at the box office. But this film manages to create it's own world. For a movie about a destroyed world, in a dark way, the environment is beautiful. Each of the Stitchpunks had their own personality, and there is some genuinely creepy scenes. A solid film IMO.
3. Detective Conan: The Phantom of Baker Street:
I feel TPOBS is to Conan what Mask of the Phantasm is to the Batman animated series: a film that stands on it's own right. You don't have to have a big knowledge of Case Closed to enjoy this movie. This is probably the darkest the series ever got, and the virtual reality London was an interesting idea. The social commentary may not really apply outside of Japan, but it still has a strong message and a neat twist at the end. If you like Conan, be sure to give this movie a chance.
This would have been my number one, but I decided to give that title to a movie I haven't covered yet. Out of the trifecta of dark and gory animated movies made up of this, Plague Dogs, and Watership Down, I feel Felidae is the most overlooked but my favorite of the 3. For a whodunnit, the culprit is not obvious from the start, and Francis is a great lead character. Surpruisingly, the theme by Boy George is rather catchy, and I find myself listening to it a lot. Also, if you want good guy (for the most part) cats, you get them here!
And my number one underrated animated movie is....
1. Whisper of the Heart:
Next to Spirited Away, this is probably the best Studio Ghibli movie IMO. I like how this movie has such a simple, down to earth, almost didn't need to be animated premise, and yet, as usual, it's a very visually wonderful film. This is an example of a good film that does not have a villain. The relationship between the two main characters is developed pretty convincingly, and the film has a great message for anyone who is lacking self-confidence. Plus, the new version of Country Roads is a nice Ear Worm.
There's my list, hope you guys enjoyed! Share your thoughts below