If it's crap ... We'll tell you
What movies have you guys seen that you went in not expecting much, but walked out completely wowed? For me, the big one would have to be District 9. I went in expecting just another sci-fi actioner...and instead got one of the strongest, most compelling political allegories in years. What say you?
In Bruges had a cool poster and 3 Harry Potter stars, and there was nothing else to tell me that this would be the greatest fucking film ever no question shut your filthy mouth ever.
Inception. I thought it was going to be good, but Holy Fucking Shit.
Xmen First Class. I was expecting it to be an Xmen Origins: Wolverine, but nope. It was great.
Drive is the big one for me. I saw a commercial for this and thought, "Oh here's some dumping ground crime movie". Boy was I wrong.
The Doom Generation.
The Dark Knight and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, I thought they were going to be good but I had no idea it was going to be great in a jaw dropping way.
I became more appreciative of comic books and the movies that was based upon and a huge fan of Tolkien after that.
Shotgun Stories - I went in with absolutely no expectations. By the credits I was so impressed.
The odds were completely against that movie. January releases tend to suck, the director didn't exactly seem like Coppola material, and those CG wolves threw me off. However, the movie itself was brilliant.