10 Disappointing Films That Deserve A Second Chance

Don't you dare judge The Hateful Eight in one viewing.

Hateful Eight

Not only is there a difference between seeing a film in a cinema and watching it again later at home, but you yourself are different older, hopefully wiser, most likely in a different mood than you were on opening night.

Shorn of hype and expectation, you can get on the movies wavelength, accept it on its own terms and maybe even come to love it. Away from damaging hatchet jobs performed by internet commentators, you can form your own opinion, which is the only one that matters.

When the Ghostbusters reboot opens in July, it will most likely be the most polarising movie of the summer, splitting the audience into one camp that knew it was going to be rubbish and another that didnt think it was that bad. Only when the movie reaches DVD will we find out where it ranks in Paul Feigs filmography.

We live in poisonous times, and going to the multiplex just to judge whether or not a movie is really that bad is doing the film a disservice. You might have been disappointed by the following films, but if you tune out all the static and give them another chance, youll find they work better second time around.


Ian Watson is the author of 'Midnight Movie Madness', a 600+ page guide to "bad" movies from 'Reefer Madness' to 'Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.'