7 'Meh' Movies That Get So Much Better on Rewatch, According to Reddit
Try them. You might surprise yourself.
We've all been there. You're flicking through the channels and come across a film you didn't like the first time. For no apparent reason, you watch it again... and it's brilliant. Here are 7 examples of just that from Redditors:
Office Space (1999)
As a film about office workers tired of their jobs, this comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Ron Livingston tends to resonate with viewers who have worked in that environment. In fact, one Redditor's entire opinion of the film changed once they "really knew what cubicle life was like".
The Big Lebowski (1998)
This crime comedy has divided audiences since its release. Some see it as a hilarious caper with lots of plot twists. Others feel it tries to cover up poor writing with cheap comedy and profanity. In the world of Reddit, the general consensus was that it was "absolute trash" on first watch, but "amazing" the second time around.
Romeo and Juliet (1996)
A film ahead of its time. While it received mostly positive reviews from critics, many viewers struggled with the juxtaposition of Shakespearean language in a modern take on the story. Today, we're more comfortable with what was (at the time) considered a bit 'artsy'.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
For many, this film was simply too slow to get into when they first saw it. There was a general acknowledgement of its "incredible craft" the first time around, with many complaining about the lack of action. On re-watch, it's widely considered to be better. And for one user, "one of the greatest movies ever made".
Blade Runner (1982)
Most users who say they didn't like it the first time around admit that they were probably just too young to get it. As an early 80s sci-fi film, it's easy to think of Blade Runner as a kids' movie, but it's far more complex than most of its genre at the time. Once you've been around the block a few times, it's a film that hits home.
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Let's face it, this is not your classic vampire film. Audiences thought they knew where they were with the genre, with Peter Cushing's films still a TV staple. And then along came this new take on vampires. Sure, it was slow. But it was a piece of cinematic genius. But it's no surprise that the audience didn't really get it the first time. Neither did the interviewer.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
A comedy-drama with lots of big stars. Perhaps the style of the film didn't really work for audiences when it was first released, with much of the criticism surrounding the fragmented storytelling. But when top actors give their best, good movies are made.