What Movie Did You Feel the Need to See Even Though It Got Terrible Reviews

With The Legend of Hercules, 2014 seems to have its first major 0% movie on Rotten Tomatoes. A couple other titles opening this weekend also have the same score, but Hercules is the only wide release among them. It will be interesting to see how the movie does at the box office, because obviously a lot of people are still going to see it. Millions of moviegoers ignore what the critics say on a regular basis, if they even are aware of what they;re saying. Most of you readers are more savvy. Clearly, since you;re reading a great movie blog run and written by passionate and knowledgeable cinephiles with the best opinions on the Internet. Seriously, though, you appreciate criticism, but sometimes you just really want to see Kellan Lutz with his shirt off. Or maybe not that, but something else that appeals to your interests regardless of whether it;s supposed to be good or bad. There are certain filmmakers and favorite actors and actresses that we;ll always support or feel compelled to watch, even as their careers take a downturn (hopefully only temporarily). Who among the millions of true Coen brothers fans could ignore The Ladykillers just because it was, unlike most of their work, panned? Who among all of you didn;t keep going to see the next two Star Wars prequels, even if your local critic rated it little better than The Phantom Menace, which you also hated? I;ll admit, it;s hard to imagine there;s anything redeeming about a movie that gets completely trashed in reviews and is stamped with that dreadful 0%. But it;s hard to ignore a movie that has at least some positive marks. If someone likes it, maybe you will, too, right? I;m always up for checking something out to make up my own mind about it. After all, many critics originally came down hard upon films now considered classics, like Blade Runner, The Shining, Psycho and Vertigo. I tend to see most of the big bad movies anyway for my job, but I would have probably gone to see Battleship in spite of its reviews. One I did skip last year, though, was The Lone Ranger, which I;m now regretting. Even before it showed up in this poll;s results, I;d been hearing a lot of defense for its entertainment value ever since it hit DVD. But we always tend to give something a better shot on video, don;t we? It;s different when we;re not spending $30 on the thing that could be as terrible as the critics say. Which movie did you feel the need to see in spite of its negative review (and did you end up liking it)? Here are some responses received so far via Twitter: @thefilmcynic A Good Day to Die Hard — Gregory Sahadachny (@MisterGreggles) January 10, 2014 @thefilmcynic I felt the need see THE COUNSELOR b/c people were so mad about it. If critics are furious, movie;s often good. — Ryan Sartor (@ryansartor) January 10, 2014 @thefilmcynic THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY - Glad I ignored early criticism as I had a great time with it. — Adrian Charlie (@Adrian_Charlie) January 10, 2014 @thefilmcynic Hmm, dammit, that I have to think about. Recently though, the correct answer is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty — J.C. De Leon (@jcdeleon1) January 10, 2014 @thefilmcynic The Canyons. Moments of... I loved LiLo — Jeanie Finlay (@JeanieFinlay) January 10, 2014 @thefilmcynic Battleship and Yes, liked it very much — Andrew E Plotkin (@andreweplotkin) January 10, 2014 @thefilmcynic hansel and gretel: witch hunters and yes it was everything i wanted and more a masterpiece of modern cinema — cutie pie dan (@DannyAston1) January 10, 2014 @thefilmcynic Machete Kills. — Adam Frazier (@AdamFrazier) January 10, 2014 @thefilmcynic Tomcats. We used to do desperate things for R Rated movies before the Internet. — john lichman (@jlichman) January 10, 2014 @thefilmcynic GI Joe 2, because the cartoon & toys were my childhood. And it was bad. Better than the 1st, but still awful. — Kyle Ailinger (@KAilinger) January 10, 2014 @thefilmcynic MONKEYBONE, based on EW;s enthusiasm amid a sea of negative reviews. I did not enjoy it. — John Gholson (@gholson) January 10, 2014 @thefilmcynic Trash Humpers. I kinda liked it. — Michael K. Potter (@stumpymccripple) January 10, 2014 @thefilmcynic Silent Hill sequel. Oh my god, I never have regretted anything more in my life. — Boro Y Boi (@ayobobun) January 10, 2014 @thefilmcynic out of the furnace — Tim Spear (@tspear1) January 11, 2014 @thefilmcynic John Carter for sure — John Andrews (@Jandies1) January 11, 2014 @thefilmcynic Youth Without Youth, Speed Racer, Battle: Los Angeles (that trailer!), The Sitter, The Happening, and The Cat in the Hat. — Jack Giroux (@JackGi) January 10, 2014 @thefilmcynic THE LONE RANGER (JOHN CARTER, SPEED RACER. And I;m happy I did, on all accounts). — Jesse A Carp (@jessecarp) January 10, 2014 @thefilmcynic The Lone Ranger. Surprisingly, yes — Craig Kennedy (@LivingInCinema) January 10, 2014 @thefilmcynic Going with a tie between THE LONE RANGER and THE COUNSELOR. Really liked both. — Edwin Arnaudin (@EdwinArnaudin) January 10, 2014 Join in the next discussion: and