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RE: Films you used to hate, but now actually really like - 17/6/2012 11:13:34 AM   
Whistler


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I also really like Alien 3, especially the producers cut. I've always liked how gothic and bleak it is, and the central performances are great as well.

Anyway, put me down as another one who was underwhelmed by 2001 on first viewing but thought it was fantastic on a rewatch.

I also remember really not thinking much of Gladiator when I saw it at the cinema, and whilst I wouldn't call it one of my favourites I enjoyed it a lot more when I watched it again a few years later (still not keen on the "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius" speech though).


That's a great speech - one of my favourites, in fact.

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RE: Films you used to hate, but now actually really like - 17/6/2012 6:48:30 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Whistler


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ORIGINAL: Phoenix Wright

I also really like Alien 3, especially the producers cut. I've always liked how gothic and bleak it is, and the central performances are great as well.

Anyway, put me down as another one who was underwhelmed by 2001 on first viewing but thought it was fantastic on a rewatch.

I also remember really not thinking much of Gladiator when I saw it at the cinema, and whilst I wouldn't call it one of my favourites I enjoyed it a lot more when I watched it again a few years later (still not keen on the "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius" speech though).


That's a great speech - one of my favourites, in fact.


Personally I quite like the speech just not the presentation of it.

I hated the Matrix the first time I saw it (hate may be too strong a word) but having seen it a few times I rather enjoy it now. The second and third are still abominations though.

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RE: Films you used to hate, but now actually really like - 26/6/2012 5:03:37 PM   
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Happiness is the film I always think of in this regard. I absolutely hated it first time. Eventually (many months later) I almost forced myself to rewatch after I heard some discussion on it that didn't make me angry -and I loved it. I've seen it maybe 10 times in the past 12 years or so and it just seems to soar to new levels of greatness in my opinion on each viewing.

I'm not sure I ever hated a Coen Brothers film, but almost all their films I don't "get" first time around. I need at least 2 viewings for most of them. Now I count almost all of them amongst my favourites of all time, including O Brother Where Art Thou, Big Lebowski, The Man Who Wasn't There, True Grit.

Fargo and No Country for Old Men were the only two I really enjoyed first time around. I still love these. All of the above I could watch forever (not to mention everything by Stanley Kubrick, although I don't think I hated/disliked any of those first time around).

I liked Raising Arizona first time but I think I like it less now -I'd have to watch it again to be sure though.

Other Coen movies I like well enough but don't absolutely love: Millers Crossing, Burn After Reading.

Some I still don't "get"/ enjoy, eg. Barton Fink, Hudsucker Proxy. But I suppose we can't all love the same things... and I never write them off as films I downright dislike because I've learnt from experience never to write any of them off. I might well love Barton Fink the next time I see it. That will be my eighth or ninth time or thereabouts. Not that I'm in a hurry for that particular viewing.



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RE: Films you used to hate, but now actually really like - 8/7/2012 10:43:30 AM   
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Ah, here it is!
Would agree about Robin Hood too.Someone earlier said they'll avoid films they would avoid films they dont like,but that's not possible all the time,you ultimately dont know until you go!

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RE: Films you used to hate, but now actually really like - 8/7/2012 12:59:25 PM   
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ORIGINAL: jackcarter

i think Prometheus will be a film people initially hated/moaned about/not what they thought it would be but will later appreciate greatly (like Blade Runner)


No it wont. Even as the years go by, they still won't be able to correct the terrible writing.

But yeah, nowhere near the worst film of the year for sure.

Mulholland Drive for me. First saw it on video when I was 16 & it completely floored me to the point I was angry.

Then a few years later I began to get my head around a Lynchian film or more avant-garde things in general. Now it's one of my all time favourites.

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RE: Films you used to hate, but now actually really like - 8/7/2012 1:04:51 PM   
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ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES

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ORIGINAL: Whistler


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ORIGINAL: jackcarter

i think Prometheus will be a film people initially hated/moaned about/not what they thought it would be but will later appreciate greatly (like Blade Runner)


I think you're right. I definitely think that those who have been saying it's one of the worst films ever made will realise upon a second or third viewing that it's really not that bad.


Those who throw those comments about are idiots.


It is nonsense. The film has a few script problems and a horribly out of place Glaswegian accent, but everything else is pretty excellent.


Exactly.Prometheus isn't perfect but some of the critiscm its had has been hyperbole.

As has some of the praise.

I thought it was poor. Not the worst film ever made by a long way but certainly one of the most disappointing.

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RE: Films you used to hate, but now actually really like - 8/7/2012 1:08:07 PM   
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Starship Troopers. I just missed the joke the first time around and now I love it.

Terminator 3. Thought it was tosh initially but saw it again and was quite entertained and the ending is one of the best of the last decade.

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RE: Films you used to hate, but now actually really like - 9/7/2012 1:02:20 AM   
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I really disliked Anchorman when it came out. I don't know why, I think I was going through an anti-Will Ferrell phase. I've seen it a couple of times since, and it's one of my favourite comedies of all time now. Genius.

I also thought that the original Total Recall was utterly awful, but having seen it since I actually really enjoyed it. Just a quality film.

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RE: Films you used to hate, but now actually really like - 9/7/2012 10:50:47 AM   
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Top Gun. Weirdly. I'm not saying it's a cinematic masterpiece (not by a long shot), but I just like and laugh at the supreme cheesiness and flag waving now instead of being irked by it. Val Kilmer's hair in it is still deeply disturbing though.


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RE: Films you used to hate, but now actually really like - 9/7/2012 12:25:00 PM   
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I honestly wasn't that big on Shaun of the Dead when it came out but of course have come to my senses since and realise it's ace now.


Still prefer Hot Fuzz though

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RE: Films you used to hate, but now actually really like - 9/7/2012 1:05:01 PM   
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I wouldn't say I now really like it but I don't hate Taken anymore. The dialogue and acting is still crap, but I don't mind so much these days

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RE: Films you used to hate, but now actually really like - 9/7/2012 1:42:07 PM   
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Heat

But then the first time I saw it, I was 13 and a moron.

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RE: Films you used to hate, but now actually really like - 9/7/2012 1:51:44 PM   
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ORIGINAL: musht

I wouldn't say I now really like it but I don't hate Taken anymore. The dialogue and acting is still crap, but I don't mind so much these days


im sure Empire feels the same

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RE: Films you used to hate, but now actually really like - 23/7/2012 9:14:46 PM   
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RE: Films you used to hate, but now actually really like - 24/7/2012 2:21:14 PM   
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Memento. You have to see it several times to understand its brilliance...

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RE: Films you used to hate, but now actually really like - 27/7/2012 9:39:10 PM   
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E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
The Matrix [though the word hate is too strong]
Citizen Kane [ditto]
Blade Runner [ditto!]
Mary Poppins
Gone With The Wind
The Long Goodbye

will probably think of more!


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