20 Underappreciated Blockbusters That Are Much Better Than You Remember

Not quite as awful as their reputations would suggest...

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A common complaint levelled at many modern blockbusters is that they all seem to be cut from the same cloth and hit an alarmingly similar number of narrative beats; the hero must stop the villain from using some form of McGuffin to take over the world, cue third-act CGI bonanza with optional giant blue sky beam, post-credits scene to set up future instalments of franchise and fade to black.

Sorry, a spoiler alert should have been in there somewhere...

Its a formula that works, one that brings in billions of dollars on an annual basis, yet also delivers a whole lot of mediocrity. However, on the other side of the coin, there are a lot of summer blockbusters that don't get the credit they deserve and often take years to gain the appreciation they warranted in the first place.

Whether it's a sequel that can't match the success of its predecessor and as a result is labelled a disappointment, a misleading marketing campaign, box office bombs that didn't stand a chance or underrated gems that have age like a fine wine, these 20 blockbuster movies deserve a second chance.

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