Movies That Didn’t Deserve To Bomb

As I was sitting around on set of the Incredible Hulk movie this evening, some of the other background people and I were playing cards and started talking about a few movie issues. One of the topics that came up was an interesting one. One guys asked “What movies bombed that you really don’t think deserved to bomb”? It really made me think, and a pretty good discussion started.

So I wanted to ask you guys… what movies, off the top of your head, can you think of that did really poorly that you believed deserved more attention from people?

Here are a couple that came to mind for me that are more recent and in no particular order:

1) Grindhouse – As much as I disliked Death Proof, as a whole I thought this was a creative, fun, all out entertainment driven project that was just shunned by movie goers. Such a shame. This movie deserved a better fate

2) Mr. Brooks – This is a flat out BRILLIANT movie. It’s so weird when you read the critics on it. It’s like half of them get it… the other half don’t.

3) Shaun of the Dead – As audiences flock to see drivel like Norbit make over $100 million… a gem of a film (which I personally put on my top 100 films of all time list) like Shaun of the Dead makes a humble $13

4) Hot Fuzz – Not quite as spectacular as SOTD, and not really a “bomb”, but this great flick should have made $23 million on it’s first 2 days… not in total

5) Transamerica – Just good solid storytelling that was more than just the whole trans-gender issue. Didn’t even crack $10 million

6) Letters From Iwo Jima – Don’t tell me studios don’t know how to make great films. Made $13 mil

Ok, so these are just some off the top of my head. This post is meant to be a discussion… so chime in here. What films can you instantly think of that you feel deserved a lot better of an audience than it received? Give us a couple.

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