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Old 08-25-08, 02:33 PM
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Movies you liked more with 2nd chance?

I just saw "The Crow" for the first time since i saw it in theaters in 1994. i really didn't like it too much when i saw it then and thus never wanted to see it since. the other week i had an urge to see this for some reason and give it another chance.

when i turned it on, in the first few minutes i knew i was going to like it a lot more.

i thoroughly enjoyed it this time and think it is a really good movie. Brandon Lee was really good and so sad about the loss. he really could have gone on to good things.

the action was good, the story riveted me, and it had a good emotional punch. very well done and look forward to seeing again Proyas' other turn with "Dark City" (DC).

very glad i gave it another chance.

also, loved "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" much much better on a 2<sup>nd</sup> helping and it is one of my favorites now.

so what are some movies that you really liked and so glad you gave a 2<sup>nd</sup> chance?

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Old 08-25-08, 02:36 PM
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I'm pretty sure this has been a topic before...maybe under "Movies You Hated, But Now Like".

That said, the first time I saw Eastwood's UNFORGIVEN, I didn't care for it. Now I love it.
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Napolean Dynamite - it's grown on me considerably.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
That said, the first time I saw Eastwood's UNFORGIVEN, I didn't care for it. Now I love it.
I should probably give Unforgiven another chance since I didn't think it was all that great the first time.

I remember watching Hannibal sometime in the last year and liking it a lot more than when I had seen it initially.
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Pineapple Express. I sort of liked it the first time, thought it was the weakest of the Apatow movies, but after the 2nd time, I liked it a lot more, thought it was funnier. I now like it more than Knocked Up.
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. I always felt it was a weak sequel that played things too tongue-in-cheek. When I bought the new MGM SE it really opened me up to what an awesome, fucked up film it really is. Now I love it.
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The Good the Bad and the Ugly.
Brazil (Too confusing and couldnt keep track of the characters but with a 2nd viewing it became of of Favorite films of all time. Same with TGTB&TU)
Miami Vice (didnt like the film in theaters but I did like the Director's Cut DVD)
Mean Streets (Prob. too young to get it when i first watched it though)
Being John malkovich
Adaptation
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
The Good the Bad and the Ugly.
Brazil (Too confusing and couldnt keep track of the characters but with a 2nd viewing it became of of Favorite films of all time. Same with TGTB&TU)
Miami Vice (didnt like the film in theaters but I did like the Director's Cut DVD)
Mean Streets (Prob. too young to get it when i first watched it though)
Being John malkovich
Adaptation
really?!? I thought it was pretty linear.
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Tarkovsky's The Mirror

When I saw it the first time I was tired and unfocused.
Thought it was boring and confusing.
I was ready to give away the DVD.
Gave it a second chance and consider it to be one of the greatest films ever made.
A true masterpiece.
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Casino Royale (Craig)-I was vibing with this reinvention until I just caught up with it again and really dug it. Looing forward to QoS now a lot.

Superman Returns: I liked it a bit more second time around.
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Serenity. I didn't even know it was a movie of a series until a year after it came on dvd.

James Bond movies, I used to hate them all but Golden Eye. Ended up watching them all about 4 years ago.
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Ghost Rider. I thought it was a piece of shit the first time I saw it, but when I saw it the second time I was expecting a piece of shit so I enjoyed it for the mindless entertainment it was.
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Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
Tarkovsky's The Mirror

When I saw it the first time I was tired and unfocused.
Thought it was boring and confusing.
I was ready to give away the DVD.
Gave it a second chance and consider it to be one of the greatest films ever made.
A true masterpiece.
Mirror is definitely Andrei Tarkovsky's most ambigious and perplexing film but I also find it the easiest of his works to connect and relate with the characters at an emotional level (or whatever). The reasons may be the filmmaker's personal touch, the wonderful scenes with the 'mother', or the simple family drama and story. I still don't understand the film but subsquent viewings gives a richer film experience. It's a wonderful film.

Here's some of the films that I liked more with second viewing:
Michelangelo Antonioni's The Adventure
Alien: Resurrection
A.I.
The Big Sleep
A Clockwork Orange
Miller's Crossing
Raging Bull
Syriana
We Were Soldiers
Old 08-25-08, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Zodiac_Speaking View Post
Casino Royale (Craig)-I was vibing with this reinvention until I just caught up with it again and really dug it. Looing forward to QoS now a lot.
I wish I could feel that way; I loved the first 2/3 of the movie but once
Spoiler:
Le Chiffre dies
the movie becomes a complete mess. I saw it again at work hoping I'd feel differently, but I didn't. Nonetheless Quantum of Solace looks to outdo any flaws.

The Big Lebowski is probably my best example. I saw it in theaters when I was 10 (I'm not kidding) and really liked it. As I got older, the movie got better, and it soon became one of my favorite comedies of all time (probably favorites period).

Some others for me:

Bulworth (too young the first time)
Die Hard with a Vengeance
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (wasn't huge the first time, was quoting it nonstop after the second)
American Psycho (creeped out too much the first time, an instant favorite the second)
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Todd Field's In The Bedroom.
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Barry Lyndon
Double Life of Veronique
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THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN.
I've bought in many video modes and even though 1st time I saw the movie on t.v. I didn't like it. But now I like the movie.
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Pulp Fiction for me. I hated it when I first saw it since I was still at that stage where I expected movies to go in a linear fashion, not skip around like PF did. A friend of mine finally forced me to watch it again about 10 years ago and I loved it. Now I quote it all the time and watch the DVD a few times a year.
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Oceans 12. I hated it when I first watched. Over time the film has grown on me.

Over time I have started to really dislike Oceans 13.
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Casino Royale (Craig)-I was vibing with this reinvention until I just caught up with it again and really dug it. Looing forward to QoS now a lot.
I must be getting old, I thought 'vibing' was a good thing.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
I'm pretty sure this has been a topic before...maybe under "Movies You Hated, But Now Like".

That said, the first time I saw Eastwood's UNFORGIVEN, I didn't care for it. Now I love it.
Yep. I think we've had a few over the years, and to my best recollection the most popular answer in the past was always the Fifth Element, which holds true for me. Saw it in the theater and left with no idea what to make of it. Didn't hate it, didn't like it either though, it was just kinda there. Now I can't count how many times I've dipped on it from VHS to DVD to Blu. I love that movie.
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I was rather indifferent to "The Mummy" (w/ Brenden Frasier) when I left the theater. Fast forward to giving it a 2nd chance on DVD and now I love the movie.

It has just the right amount of b-movie silliness to be fun, while retaining a sense of adventure.
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Reno 911: Miami

I felt so cheated after spending more than $20 for my wife and I to see it opening weekend. It was basically a 70-minute episode.

Now that it runs on HBO and Cinemax, I like it a lot better. Pretty funny stuff
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I have yet to watch Reno 911 again since I was so disappointed at the theatre, maybe I'll give it another shot.

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