10 Critically Reviled Sci-Fi Movies (That Weren't Actually That Bad)

Sometimes the critics get it wrong...

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Have you ever found yourself walking out of a movie theater feeling so very satisfied with the film that you just watched only to find out online that everyone hated it? Or maybe you're well aware of said film's less-than-stellar reputation that you keep your expectations so low that you actually end up enjoying it? Either way, you can hold your head up high because you're not alone in doing so.

The fact of the matter is that not everything is for everybody, so it shouldn't come as a shock to find out that a piece of art causes division. The truth is that art is subjective and there are plenty of ways to look at it - something critics can often overlook while writing scathing reviews.

Sci-fi and/or fantasy films tend to find themselves on the wrong end of those reviews an awful lot. The mixture of recycled ideas, thinly-written characters, poor special effects and just an oversaturated market can particularly work against films in this genre, making it hard for them to succeed. And yet, in spite of that, you still might take a liking to them.

With that in mind, let's look at some underappreciated sci-fi/fantasy gems that deserve some love in spite of what the critics think.

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Michael Patterson is an experienced writer with an affinity for all things film and TV. He may or may not have spent his childhood obsessing over WWE.