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Movies that Technically Aren't That Great But You Love Anyway

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So, I saw the worst movie thread and I think we should have something where we acknowledge while our favorites aren't good by a critic's standpoint or even for a baseline movie in general, but we still love them.


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I just rewatched Repo: The Genetic Opera and...I know it had low ratings when it was released, but if you look at what happened in the past year and watch this...it's parallel with 2020. I have a feeling if it was released today it would be an interesting commentary on the USA's healthcare system and how people without insurance are treated in hospitals.

I'm still tickled that Rotti Largo was a Millenial that became the Big Bad in the film. He, along with Amber and Blind Mag are my favorite characters.


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Ironically, the most obvious example of this that applies to me would be LBT movies, but I guess we all know about that. :smucky Other than that, there are some Disney movies that deserve way more love in my eyes, and those are Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Treasure Planet. :) The steampunk/sci-fi aesthetic in them is so unique, especially for Disney animation, and the stories are creative, fun adventures even if they are sort of cliche at times. Sadly, neither of these movies was very successful in box offices, though, which means these days Disney just sweeps them both under the rug like they never existed. :( I love them both, though, especially Treasure Planet. At one point, I got into that movie so much that it led me to make one of the most fully-developed OCs I've ever created, plus a whole longfic featuring her! :D
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The Lost World Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park 3 are 2 that come to mind.
I love the Yellow Bellies.


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I'm gonna catch major flak for this but Barney's Great Adventure is one of my favorite kids' movies. Everyone hates the heck out of it (some of the hate is fully warranted, some of it is not) but it's good a nice story and I love all the characters.  :ChomperAmused
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I'm gonna catch major flak for this but Barney's Great Adventure is one of my favorite kids' movies. Everyone hates the heck out of it (some of the hate is fully warranted, some of it is not) but it's good a nice story and I love all the characters.  :ChomperAmused
I haven't seen that film so I won't judge you.
I love the Yellow Bellies.


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1965's Battle of the Bulge. May not be great historically speaking  but, it was one of the films to get me interested in history.


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Michaels Bay's first Transformers is the only one I like in the Bayformers saga. I mean it's still not great obviously but I think it's good.
I love the Yellow Bellies.


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I’d say “Stay Tuned”, released in 1992 by Morgan Creek.  It got terrible reviews from critics, though I’m not sure why because this movie is funny (the Three’s Company scene was the best!).  In fact, I think this movie is underrated, which is why the reviews aren’t that great… :rolleyes
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I'll probably get killed for this one.

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.

*attacked by EVERY hater out there*

*turns out to be a hologram*

Yes, I set up a hologram in preparation for this.  I am projecting this from a remote location and the link is behind multiple VPNs.  So good luck hacking it.

Anyways, I seriously enjoy this one.  Yes, I know it's bad, but I just like it.  I do like the pod race.  I even enjoy the light saber duel with Darth Maul.  Jar Jar Binks doesn't bother me like he does most people.  Not to mention I just love the scene where he gets a droid stuck to his leg and just uses it to take out other droids.  I find it so good.

Really, I think the hatred is over blown, but I realize I'm in the minority here.

Now, Episode 2.  That one deserves the hatred it gets.