What Movie or Movies Have You Changed Your Opinion On?

When I was a naive teenager, I had some misguided issue with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. You see, I was raised with the original Star Wars movies, and never paid too much attention to the Star Trek franchise. So when I originally saw the second Trek flick, I didn’t pay much attention to it, and wrongly dismissed it as being a “bad” movie.

Obviously, I couldn’t have been more wrong, as Star Trek II remains not only the best Trek film, but a watershed moment in science fiction cinema in general.

My point being here is that sometimes our initial reactions on movies can be dead wrong and utterly off the mark. Today I want to hear about what movies you initially dismissed only to have later changed your mind on, and the circumstances that led to you course correcting your feelings on, and why. Or, is there a movie you used to think was great that you now find unwatchable?

The beauty of being able to see the error in my ways has enriched my love of a sci-fi great, and I’m eager to hear your similar stories, whatever they may be!

  • http://themidnitedrive-in.blogspot.com Quiggy

    When I first saw “Mars Attacks!” I was not altogether impressed. But I like it now.

  • John

    The Bridge on the River Kwai. Let’s just say I recognize more in the characterizations as the decades roll on.

  • garykevinware

    When I first saw Goodfellas, I was extremely repulsed, especially by Joe Pesci’s character. But I grew to appreciate it, and although it’s not on the level of The Godfather, like another movie of its genre, Scarface (1983), it has so many iconic scenes and quotes.

    • Butch Knouse

      Goodfellas is a true story.