It’s hard to judge a movie at the time of its release. Some movies just don’t hit the right tone for audiences at a given time, but are more enjoyable when removed from their specific place in cultural history. Here are some films which were hated upon release, but which, while not necessarily flawless gems, are certainly more enjoyable than people think.
‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’
The biggest problem with “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” (aside from having two subtitles) is its gigantic legacy. If you ignore the previous “Star Wars” movies, “The Phantom Menace” is a flawed but fun children’s sci-fi fantasy adventure flick.