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Top 10 Underrated Marvel Films That Are Actually Worth Watching

They’re sweeter the second time around.

The movie that started all Marvel movies is none other “Iron Man.” It was a film starred by the legendary Robert Downey Jr. But let’s face it: this isn’t the only Marvel film out there. Because in reality, there’s a lot of them. Some were bad, others were good. Either way, the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe has clearly taken the world by storm. And no, this storm is far from over.

As one movie tops another, it can’t be helped that a film or two would sink at the bottom of the rankings. This is where underrated gems are born nonetheless. Their value and significance only tend to surface after a couple of sittings. In terms of Marvel, there are a number of underrated films both in their own universe as well as those produced by other companies such as 20th Century Fox and Sony. Interestingly, not all of them were bad. Perhaps, they just were meant to be buried due to the popularity of other films?

As what most film enthusiasts would say, “The beauty of films usually begin in second viewing.” This is most especially true with this compilation. Below are 10 of the most underrated Marvel films that deserve a second chance.

#10. Generation X

Heck, most fans of the modern Marvel films may even not remember or know that Generation X exists. But believe it or not, it was meant to be the first X-Men film. It was released back in 1996 and was based on the hit comics of the same name. It was even conceptualized as a pilot episode for a new television show, but was cancelled. Why? Well, due to poor ratings. Nevertheless, many comic enthusiasts suggest that Generation X is by far among the most respectable live-action spinoff.

#9. Avengers: Age of Ultron

This might be off the stretch, but there’s actually a clear explanation here. While it managed to become a worldwide hit, it still had its own flaws to offer. For instance, the death of Quicksilver there was just as fast as he moved. There were just plenty of indifferences between the movie and the comics it was based on. Nonetheless, its overall performance went through the roof. One of the things that brought Avengers: Age of Ultron down somehow were the criticisms. Some pointed out that the Hulk/Romanoff romance was forced. Let alone the fact that the cast was just too big that the entire team had difficulty giving the characters valuable screentime. But, at the end of the day, fans just wanted a Marvel movie that’s packed with actions. And this was exactly what Avengers: Age of Ultron did.

#8. The Wolverine

First and foremost, Huge Jackman as Wolverine was one of the best things that had happened in the entire X-Men franchise. However, the standalone film called The Wolverine didn’t get the appreciation it needed from critics and fans alike. Critics pointed out that unlike in the previous film, Jackman’s Wolverine was just too decent. Fans, on the other hand, clamored that the film crew should have given Silver Samurai fair treatment. But then again, the Marvel film triumphed thanks to incredible fighting scenes. The special effects, in particular, were incredible. The Wolverine is worth watching over and over again.

#7. The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Many believe that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a near-perfect sequel, but the poor marketing made it look like crap. Remember how Sony market Rhino in trailers and posters? Everyone thought he was going to be badass. But nope, he was just a tiny spec in Peter Parker’s world. Thanks to the incredible acting performance of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, the sequel still managed to rake revenue, as noted by WhatCulture. It even taught the lesson of guilt, consequence, and depression. In a world where everything just seems bad, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 made things look hopeful.

#6. Iron Man 3

It’s no secret that Iron Man 3 greatly failed in the way the filmmakers treated Mandarin. The villain was a well-respected arch-nemesis of Tony Stark in the comics. He was not a buffoon, something that the movie projected. This flaw was a disservice to a franchise that had helped build MCU. Fortunately, Robert Downey Jr. made it easy for the fans to fall in love with him. His onscreen charisma and wits made things look interesting. Still though, that Mandarin reveal was a joke. A big joke!

#5. The Punisher (2004)

The Frank Castle in Netflix right now is definitely worthy of praises. But for the Frank Castle from The Punisher in 2004, he clearly was not. The main criticism about the film was the character’s dullness. It appeared that the filmmakers took the movie’s title literally. They placed tons of violence and jaw-dropping scenes, forgetting the progression of character development. But still, it was a move based on old-school formula. So, in a sense, it went fairly well.

#4. Daredevil

Remember when Ben Affleck wasn’t Batman yet? He was Matt Murdock back then – the devil of Hell’s Kitchen, and it was none other than Daredevil. Unfortunately though, this movie was quite hated since its release in 2003. Critics pointed out that the Matrix-esque approach was a bit too much. But the interesting part about the film is how it revolved around Daredevil. It explained how the hero’s power works and how he can actually see even when he’s blind. The success of the film, though, can be attributed to Ben Affleck and his acting skills.

#3. X-Men Apocalypse

If you want to know which X-Men film had the worst ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, look no further. Yes, it’s none other than X-Men Apocalypse. Sure, it was a fun film to watch. The effects were simply captivating. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender’s acting and onscreen charms were remarkable, too. So, at the end of the day, it boils down to fans and their reception towards the film.

#2. The Amazing Spider-Man

Everyone quickly fell in love with Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man. It was easily one of the best Peter Parker films in existence. The film, however, got criticized for, well, existing. Many thought that a reboot just half a decade after Tobey Maguire’s trilogy was unnecessary. However, it wasn’t. In fact, some thought it surpassed Maguire’s version. This was probably due to the onscreen relationship of Garfield and Emma Stone. The two proved to have a working chemistry. And besides, Garfield was fantastic in wearing Spidey’s suit.

#1. The Incredible Hulk

Fans actually had a love and hate relationship with 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. They love it for the fact that Edward Norton became the green monster, but they hate because it somehow felt boring. Clearly, the film didn’t follow the usual Marvel formula. It’s completely understandable considering that the said formula was yet to be introduced by that time. Still, it all boils down to Norton and his acting. He single-handedly made the show remarkable in one way or another. Mark Ruffalo and Bill Bixby were great Hulk actors, but Norton was on a different level. He portrayed the right Dr. Bruce Banner, the one that the comics described. His way of handling the turmoil of having another personality was so apparent.

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Tamagotchi Is Back After 20 Years But Now It’s An App

Who misses Tamagotchi? This new app is for you.

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Every 90’s kid can attest to the joys brought about by iconic toys that were popular back then – Tamiya, Beyblade, the Gameboy, Tetris, and others. One of the most popular was the Tamagotchi, a game that allows kids to raise their own virtual pets.

Well, the iconic and popular 90s game Tamagotchi is back! After 20 long years, you can now play the game again – but this time, its on your smartphones. the said game will officially launch in 2018 although it’s now available in Canada via the iOS.

The new app, which will be called My Tamagotchi Forever, will be offered for free for both iOS and Android users.

This will allow the users, to help their characters grow and mingle with the other creatures in a place called "Tamatown".

It resembles Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

The game, however, had a makeover.

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Instead of the traditional pixellated character with a face, the virtual pet will have AR features, just like other hit games such as Pokemon Go.


For those who have tried playing Tamagotchi in their childhood days, the game will require the gamer to feed, bathe, clean and put the virtual pet to bed on time.

If the gamer would neglect catering to the needs of the character, the pet may turn into a sulky ogre.

According to Tamagotchi Forever’s website:

“Twenty years since the West first fell under the Tamagotchi spell. The phenomenon is spreading love to a whole new generation of caring fans with its first ever free-to-play mobile game!”

Tamagotchi Forever is also offering a chance to become the inspiration for a new character, which will be added to the roster of characters in the game. The winner will be selected randomly as long as users will register early on the game’s website.

Already available in Canada, the global release will be announced soon. Excited? Let’s reminisce how it was to have the Tamagotchi back in the days.

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Mariah Carey Still Earns $507,000 Each Year From ‘All I Want For Christmas’

That’s a huge amount of money for a song released way back 1994!

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Apart from the decors and gifts, the food and festivities, perhaps one of the things that really bring the Christmas spirit is music. We all love those old-fashioned Christmas carols and, yes, even those pop songs that just wouldn’t go away throughout the years.

One of the cheesy hits that has truly stood the test of time, of course, is that track by Mariah Carey entitled ‘All I Want For Christmas.’ We’re all familiar with that song and admit it – reading that title alone probably made you sing the tune in your head.

To this day, Mariah Carey still makes money from ‘All I Want Is Christmas’.

Well it looks like the pop star is much more excited for the holidays than most of us since she, according to reports, still receives earnings from the track each and every year.

Every year, the singer earns around US$507,000 from royalties.

While some would likely point out that Mariah Carey is worth millions of dollars and that such an amount is just a drop in the ocean, that’s still easy money straight into her pocket without having to do anything – each and every year.


That’s definitely not bad for a song that was released way back 1994, right? Also, I say it’s a little bit ironic for a track that opens with “I don’t want a lot for Christmas” and claims “I don’t care about the presents”.

‘All I Want For Christmas’ was co-written and produced by Walter Afanasieff.

So just in case you need to hear the track for the millionth time, we’ve embedded the official music video below for your viewing and listening pleasure.

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Have a fun-filled holiday season with your friends and family, everyone!

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Titanic Director Finally Answers The Question On Why Jack Didn’t Fit On The Door

Titanic has always been everyone’s favorite movie.

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Titanic fans, rejoice! For two decades, a common question about the heartbreaking ending of the Titanic movie has circulated among fans everywhere. Why didn’t Rose let Jack float on the floating door?

In fact, many viewers bashed Rose and said she was selfish for not saving Jack when the guy saved her countless times while on the giant ship.

The movie's director, James Cameron finally answered and it was simple.

James Cameron explained:

“And the answer is very simple because it says on page 147 [of the script] that Jack dies.”

The heart of Titanic fans would break upon hearing this but it's the truth.

Cameron further explained that when they chose the door, it was an artistic choice.

“I think it’s all kind of silly, really, that we’re having this discussion 20 years later. But it does show that the film was effective in making Jack so endearing to the audience that it hurts them to see him die. Had he lived, the ending of the film would have been meaningless.”

“The film is about death and separation; he had to die. So whether it was that, or whether a smoke stack fell on him, he was going down. It’s called art, things happen for artistic reasons, not for physics reasons.”

The question has plagued anyone who has ever watched the box-office movie hit.

However, Cameron defended why they chose a bigger door. He actually tried to get the physics right and said that he actually got in the water.

He made actors float on a makeshift door to prove that Rose couldn’t survive. He wants the scene to be realistic. They tested the door for two days and he wants it to support one person with full free-board, which means that Rose was not immersed at all in the freezing water.


This will get her to survive three hours before the rescue ship to go back and rescue her.

He added:

“And we very, very finely tuned it to be exactly what you see in the movie because I believed at the time, and still do, that that’s what it would have taken for one person to survive.”

That being said, the question should have been dismissed long ago because if there was another ending, it would not create the same impact it did 20 years ago.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the movie, “Titanic” will return to theaters on Dec. 1.

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