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Perry
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« on: April 15, 2018, 05:22:03 PM »

So I saw that Constantine was on ... some station ... a couple days ago and even though I really didn't like that movie when I saw it back in the day, I decided to go ahead and record it (for some reason that I can't remember, but I promise you it was not for my fondness of said movie). I know it isn't hated on, totally, but the general consensus is they missed the boat with this movie and I personally would go a little further as I really didn't like it. Just not what I wanted when I first saw it.

Well I just got through watching it again and, ya know, that wasn't as bad as I remember it being the first time I saw it.

Oh sure the acting isn't the best (It's Keanu Reeves, so...), the casting isn't the best (Shia LaBeouf as Chas the taxi driver?) and, well, the script isn't the best, but on a second viewing ... it wasn't all that bad and I even enjoyed it, mostly.

That got me thinking ...

What other movies are like that for you? A movie you just didn't care for originally but, perhaps, years later you decide to watch (or are forced to view) it again and realize you enjoy it a heck of a lot more the second time. Again, we are talking a movie you did not like or even loathed the first time you sat through the thing and not a good movie that just got better because you liked it more than the first time.
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Another movie like that, for me, was Talladega Nights. Oh how I hated that damn movie when I first saw it, didn't make it all the way through. Hell, Later I even saw bits of parts I missed the first time and still didn't even smile and had to walk away but I swear I watched it about maybe a month after that and I laughed my ass off. I think I was just so tired that final time that anything would have been funny, but nonetheless, I enjoyed it so much more.
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 11:01:33 AM »

I saw The Other Guys in the dollar theater and thought it was "okay". Caught it on cable two or three years later and laughed more.

Probably because a couple brought their kids to a 10 PM showing of the movie. One was a baby. They didn't fall asleep and were cranky. It got distracting.
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2018, 08:17:47 AM »

i didnt hate Green Lantern upon repeat watches...the 1st 2/3 is pretty good.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 07:10:07 PM »

Fargo and The Big Lebowski.

I wouldn't call them bad movies though.  They just didn't quite grab me the first go 'round but I've enjoyed them more with repeated viewings.
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 06:12:04 PM »

Fargo and The Big Lebowski.

I wouldn't call them bad movies though.  They just didn't quite grab me the first go 'round but I've enjoyed them more with repeated viewings.

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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 06:59:23 PM »

Fargo and The Big Lebowski.

I wouldn't call them bad movies though.  They just didn't quite grab me the first go 'round but I've enjoyed them more with repeated viewings.

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The Big Lebowski is my ALL TIME FAVORITE movie of all!!!

Yeah, like I said, I didnt think they were bad movies, just took me a while to warm up to them.  Certainty are favorites of mine now.

People raise an eyebrow at me every time they say "It really ties the room together" and I start to lose it.   Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019, 09:45:50 AM »

not sure if this counts as i didnt hate either of these movies but the general audiances seemed to dislike or simply skipped

Ang Lee's Hulk is actually better than the Incredible Hulk.  i dont agree with all the choices but liked it a lot for what it tried to do and in the long run it was hulk vs the army which i liked.

also saw John Carter (of Mars) again over the weekend and this is a really good film.  well acted for the most part and fleshed out concept.  Not sure why this died at the box office, maybe it had tough competition, but it is good and set up sequels without bogging down the plot.  too bad we'll never see them.
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2019, 03:35:52 PM »

Agree about John Carter, not so much on Hulk
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But the marketing department just killed the movie John Carter because they didn't show what the movie was. They tried to hide the word "Mars" because "research" show them that women don't like that word?
Stupid. They should have just called it what it was, a good movie about a cowboy going to Mars and let the public decide.

Oh, and they could've also down played the jumps a tad as well. He was jumping waaaay to far visually in the movie. It didn't look right.
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2019, 06:27:27 PM »

I really really enjoyed John Carter. I could tell watching it that it wasn't going anywhere. The honest hero good guy Disney movie doesn't fly anymore, and that unfortunately is what this movie was. Made back in 92? This movie wins the year. Amidst the deluge of Marvel movies? Carter was sunk.
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