5 Movies People Expected to Be Bad But Were Actually Good

Sometimes we approach movies with low expectations, either due to poor marketing or negative reviews. However, every now and then, we are pleasantly surprised to discover that a movie we expected to be bad is actually quite good.

These films may have been dismissed by critics, faced backlash for their casting choices, or were based on unimpressive source material.

Movies People Expected to Be Bad But Were Actually Good

“Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014) The team of misfits, including a talking tree and a raccoon with a machine gun, seemed too outlandish to work. But the movie’s quirky humor, thrilling action, and excellent cast (led by Chris Pratt) won over audiences and critics alike, making it one of the most beloved entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Edge of Tomorrow” (2014) “Edge of Tomorrow” was marketed as just another generic Tom Cruise action movie, but it turned out to be much more than that. The film, which follows a soldier stuck in a time loop during an alien invasion, was a clever and thrilling sci-fi adventure with great action sequences and a surprising amount of heart.

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017) When “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” was announced, many fans of the original 1995 film were skeptical about the idea of a reboot. But the film surprised audiences by being a fun and entertaining adventure movie with a great cast (including Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan) and clever nods to the original.

“Crazy Rich Asians” (2018) Some critics worried that the movie would play into stereotypes or be too focused on shallow displays of wealth. However, the film defied expectations by being a charming and heartfelt romantic comedy that celebrated Asian culture and showcased a diverse and talented cast.

“Zootopia” (2016) “Zootopia” is an animated film about a world where animals live like humans. Many people assumed it would be a typical children’s movie, but it ended up being much more than that. The movie dealt with issues such as prejudice and stereotypes, and it did so in a clever and entertaining way.

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