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10 Movies Everyone Said Were Average (But Were Actually Awesome)

Hannibal2 The way people regard critics is extremely flippant. When opinions align they€™ll be used as a defining barometer of quality, but the moment there€™s a difference they become a snobbish culture of out of touch peer pleasers. It seems film opinion is entirely subjective until you can get someone esteemed to back you up. As an out and out film obsessive I can really appreciate the feeling that you can't win; I€™ll often be accused of being too critical in what movies I enjoy. Why can€™t I just go into the latest €˜splosion fest and enjoy it as some mindless entertainment? And on then on the converse if I agree with the critics on a film that misfired with the general public (there's a surprisingly number of people who don't appreciate The Master, my favourite film of 2012, in any way) then I'm trying to be elitist. So in an attempt to show an individualistic film taste (as well as voice my irritation at how number one on this list was completely overlooked after rewatching it the other night), today I'm going to look at points where my opinion goes completely against the popular consensus (be that audiences, critics, or in most cases both). All these films got middling scores on RottenTomatoes (critical or users) but a full thumbs up from me. Light spoilers are present, but I'm going to try and keep key plot details played down should you want to explore these greats yourself.
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Film Editor (2014-2016). Loves The Usual Suspects. Hates Transformers 2. Everything else lies somewhere in the middle. Once met the Chuckle Brothers.