There are films that come in with the least amount of expectations but end up surprising you. As a movie lover, those are moments we live for. We all want movies to surprise us. We want them to wrap us emotionally, failing to let go by. But then there are films that disappoint you. The reasons could be plenty; huge production, stature of the filmmaker, subject of the film and so on and so forth. So when you have sky high expectations from a film and when they fail on one or two aspects, people tend to bash them mercilessly. But in retrospect, the film seems to have many redeeming qualities and turn out to be a much better affair than it did on first viewing. These are films that received unfair amount of hate from critics or audiences. And this article takes a look at the list of those films which are generally hated by people but are actually good. Please note that the numbers do not indicate ranking of any kind.
15. Waterworld (1995)
‘Waterworld’ was a film that miserably failed to meet its expectations during its release and failed at the box office. Audiences weren’t very enthusiastic about it and has a startling Rotten Tomatoes score of 42%. But ‘Waterworld’ is a film of searing ambition and uses some very fascinating ideas to explore a futuristic world where the ice caps have melted and sea has flooded the land in its entirety. The film wasn’t very clinical in its execution and was caught up in itself at many places, trying just way too many things but ultimately comes off as an immensely satisfying experience mostly due to the set designs, intriguing concepts and some truly astonishing moments.
14. Dreamcatcher (2003)
Adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name, ‘Dreamcatcher’ has been a contender in numerous and polls and lists as one of the worst films ever made. The film tells the story of friends who have the ability to communicate using telepathic powers. But on a trip they discover that their town is full of alien monsters and will have to fight them out. ‘Dreamcatcher’ is no masterpiece but as a sci-fi horror the film is beyond average on many aspects; from the storyline, pacing to the visuals and interesting characters.