I’m not talking about guilty pleasure movies here, like Southpark, or Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I’m talking about movies that you sincerely thought were good when you first saw them.
I actually liked Dragonheart, with Sean Connery as the voice of the dragon. When I rented it to watch with a friend that never saw it a few years later…oh Jesus, was I embarassed. Seriously, what the hell was I thinking?
Another big one was Star Wars, episode 1. I thought everyone was being overly critical, until I took my little brother to see it (my 2nd time, his first). Gungans? Little Anakin? Freakin’ terrible! What a BAD movie!
But the WORST movie I ever liked was First Knight. I remember excitedly chattering about it to a friend of mine, basically telling the whole plot. Except that when we finally watched it, I realized I had made up the whole thing. I specifically remembered lines that weren’t even IN the movie. I blame an overwhelming subconscious desire to like Connery (even though he may be the worst “big” actor of all time) and the medeival fantasy setting. I’ve never been so embarassed to see a movie as I was then.
So what about you? Have you loved any movies that you realized later were serious stinkers?