10 Movies Critics Hated, But Fans Think You Should Give Another Chance

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Are you tired of hearing about the same old critically acclaimed films? Are you looking for something a little more off the beaten path? Look no further. Critics may have panned these movies upon their initial release, but fans agreed they deserve another chance.

From misunderstood masterpieces to hidden gems, this list of “notoriously bad” films will have you questioning the true meaning of cinematic success. So, forget what you’ve heard and give these films a second chance to surprise you.

1. Constantine (2005)

Constantine is a supernatural action film that stars Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, a man who can see the true nature of the mixed-race angels and demons hiding among the living in Los Angeles. The movie received mixed reviews, but some critics still consider it an underrated film.

2. Waterworld (1995)

Waterworld is a post-apocalyptic action film that stars Kevin Costner as the Mariner, a loner who lives on a boat in a world where the polar ice caps have melted and caused the submergence of the land. The film was a box office bomb, but some fans still consider it a cult classic.

3. Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus is a science fiction film that serves as a prequel to the Alien franchise. The film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, and Charlize Theron. It follows a team of scientists who discover a clue to the origins of humanity on Earth. 

The story takes viewers on a journey through the darkest parts of the universe, starting on Earth, and received mixed reactions from reviewers, but some consider it a thought-provoking film.

4. 13th Warrior (1999)

13th Warrior is a fantasy action film that stars Antonio Banderas as Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan, a poet sent to the Norsemen’s land to act as an emissary. The film received negative reviews, but it has a small cult following. Several in the thread suggested it deserves a second chance.

5. John Carter (2012)

John Carter is a science fiction film that stars Taylor Kitsch as the titular character, a Civil War veteran who is transported to Mars, where he discovers a civilization of warring nations and a princess who needs his help. The film was a box office bomb, but it has a small following of fans who appreciate its visuals and world-building.

6. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

It retells the classic Robin Hood story, starring Kevin Costner as the titular character. Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater also star in the film. However, the film received criticism for its convoluted plot, lack of chemistry between its lead actors, and Kevin Costner’s lack of an English accent.

However, it was a box-office success, has a fantastic Bryan Adams song, and deserves another chance. As the Sheriff of Nottingham, Alan Rickman is worth the watch alone.

7. The Ninth Gate (1999)

The Ninth Gate is a horror-thriller movie directed by Roman Polanski and starring Johnny Depp as a rare book dealer hired to authenticate a book that can summon Satan. The film received mixed reviews and was criticized for its convoluted and unsatisfying ending, but Redditors argue it’s a good watch. 

8. The Village (2004)

The Village is a psychological horror film directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, and Sigourney Weaver. The movie was set in a remote village in the 19th century. It follows the inhabitants as they struggle with strange occurrences. Critics widely panned it for its convoluted plot and a weak ending.

9. Howard the Duck (1986)

Howard the Duck is a science fiction comedy film directed by Willard Huyck and starring Lea Thompson and Chip Zien. The film is based on the Marvel Comics character Howard the Duck and was panned by critics for its poor special effects and unfunny humor.

10. Sucker Punch (2011)

Sucker Punch is a fantasy action film directed by Zack Snyder and starring Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, and Jena Malone. The movie follows a young girl who escapes from a mental institution by entering a fantasy world. The film was heavily criticized for its nonsensical plot, shallow characters, and gratuitous violence.

What do you think? Did Reddit get this right, or do these films not deserve their place on this list? This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Boss Level Gamer.


Written by Elizabeth Ervin

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