Movies You Hated, and Then You Loved?

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Do you have a movie (or movies) that you hated at first, and in the course of time you started loving?

For me such film is No Country For Old Men (2007). Man, I hated that film when I watched it in 2008, but now I just love every second of it.
 
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The best James Bond movie of them all.

EDIT. I haven't seen Skyfall yet
 
Same here.

Also, Conan the Barbarian 1982. Can't believe how blind I was.
 
Same with me for OHMSS. One of my favourite Bond films now.

Blade Runner is the big one for me.
 
Blade Runner's the big one for a lot of people. Who hasn't heard something to the effect of "I didn't like Blade Runner when I first saw it, and now it's one of my favorite movies"?
 
I've tried many a time to convince one of my friends to try and watch it again but he just won't budge.
 
The Nic Cage remake of The Wicker Man.

I studied the original at college, and really loved it. I walked out of the cinema after seeing the remake swearing and furious at how much of a joke they'd made it into.

Took me a few years to find the joke funny i guess. But now i stick that movie on whenever i want a good laugh :funny:
 
The Nic Cage remake of The Wicker Man.

I studied the original at college, and really loved it. I walked out of the cinema after seeing the remake swearing and furious at how much of a joke they'd made it into.

Took me a few years to find the joke funny i guess. But now i stick that movie on whenever i want a good laugh :funny:

I will never understand why the theatrical version of that film doesn't have the "Not the Bees" scene, it alludes to it with the audio. That scene makes the movie worth watching.
 
Avatar.

In the theater = Meh.:down

Then my dad bought the extended cut Blu-ray = Holy crap, this is a good flick.:up:
 
Zodiac.

I was bored witless the first time, then for some reason I watched it again and really enjoyed it.
 
First time I saw Zodiac, i was totally psyched for it. But after watching it a couple of times its pretty creepy.
 
Inception, in the theaters I couldn't focus enough to get into it but after repeated viewings on HBO I picked up on things and I started liking it even more for Hans Zimmer's music that I even bought the soundtrack because of it.
 
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To the Mod's I would merge this, I made this thread years ago, and I looked at this and was like this seems familiar lol.

Anyways I will repeat my old list, and add some new ones.

Quantum of Solace-Seeing that in theaters I did not like it at all. But on subsequent viewings, especially watching it back to back with Casino Royale made it so much better. Now I actually really enjoy the film. It has shortcomings but is still a great film.

The Mist-The first time I saw this I did not like it at all. But I bought it on Blu-ray, and since I don't understand why I did not like it. I watch it again and again and again.

Zodiac-Same for me, I thought it was boring as hell the first time I saw it, but now whenever I watch it, I'm tense and creeped out the entire time.

X2: X-Men United- For some reason I had a poor theater experience when I saw it opening night, but when I went with a friend the next day I was blown away, and since X2 is my third favorite comic film behind TDK and BB.

Old ones that are common for most were like Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, 2001, Blade Runner, all common ones where I had the same experience.

And one that I thought was good the first time I saw it but on subsequent viewings has become an absolute classic would be The Prestige.

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I would also add Hulk 2003 in there. At first I hated this film for years, but now I watch it, and absolutely love it, very under-rated.
 
Quantum of Solace-Seeing that in theaters I did not like it at all. But on subsequent viewings, especially watching it back to back with Casino Royale made it so much better. Now I actually really enjoy the film. It has shortcomings but is still a great film.

I was the opposite. I didn't like Casino Royale all that much, but once I watched Quantum of Solace it some how made Casino Royale seem a lot better. These days I like Casion Royale a great deal, but I still wonder if it's because I know Quantum of Solace follows right after it.
 
Blade Runner. Hated it the first time I saw it and is now in my top 2 Sci-Fi movies of all time.
 
I'm also all for merging the two threads when it's convenient for whoever has to do it.

First up Alien 3. Hated it on first viewing. Second viewing was with the commentary, which made me appreciate what happened behind the scenes. Since then I've grown to genuinely like it as a film. I wont say it's some masterpiece of cinema. But it's a good horror flick and as far as I'm concerned the real finale of the Alien series.

Second, the Matrix sequels. When I first saw them, I was but 15. They where too heavy for me. That Christmas I got the Matrix boxed set. Since then I've grown to absolutely love them. They're everything I want sprawled out into two movies.
 
I'm also all for merging the two threads when it's convenient for whoever has to do it.

First up Alien 3. Hated it on first viewing. Second viewing was with the commentary, which made me appreciate what happened behind the scenes. Since then I've grown to genuinely like it as a film. I wont say it's some masterpiece of cinema. But it's a good horror flick and as far as I'm concerned the real finale of the Alien series.

Second, the Matrix sequels. When I first saw them, I was but 15. They where too heavy for me. That Christmas I got the Matrix boxed set. Since then I've grown to absolutely love them. They're everything I want sprawled out into two movies.


Upon watching Alien3 years later with expectations well and truly adjusted my hate of the movie upon seeing it in the cinema has upgraded to tolerance. There are still too many sections where the movie drags and the cast list is way too big to care when people start dropping like flies.
 
The Mist-The first time I saw this I did not like it at all. But I bought it on Blu-ray, and since I don't understand why I did not like it. I watch it again and again and again.
I see this a lot, why buy a Bluray for a movie you didn't like?
 
Ang Lees Hulk. I started to appreciate the film over time.
 
Star Trek (2009).
I didn't hate it, I just didn't care. But now, the more I watch it, the more I like. It's a fun adventure with nice characters. I'm anticipating the sequel.
 
Ang Lee's Hulk. Sorry, I like this idea of there being more than one Hulk.
 

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