10 Movies Everyone Expected to Be Bad, but Were Actually Good

"The LEGO Movie" (2014): Initially dismissed as a marketing ploy, "The LEGO Movie" won over audiences and critics alike with its clever humor, inventive animation, and heartfelt story.

"21 Jump Street" (2012): A comedic reboot of the 1980s TV series, "21 Jump Street" was expected to be a forgettable cash grab. However, its self-aware humor and chemistry between Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum made it a surprise hit.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014): Marvel's lesser-known space adventure was seen as a risky venture. However, its quirky characters, witty dialogue, and 70s soundtrack charmed audiences and became a blockbuster success.

"Edge of Tomorrow" (2014): Marketed with a generic title and uninspiring trailers, "Edge of Tomorrow" impressed viewers with its clever storytelling, thrilling action sequences, and Tom Cruise's engaging performance.

 "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (2017): A sequel to the beloved original, many doubted this reboot would capture the magic of the original. Surprisingly, its inventive premise, strong comedic performances, and fun action made it a crowd-pleaser.

"Mad Max: Fury Road" (2015): The long-delayed return to the "Mad Max" franchise was met with skepticism. However, its breathtaking practical effects, intense action, and feminist themes earned critical acclaim and multiple Academy Awards.

"The Social Network" (2010): A film about Facebook's origins seemed like a trivial concept. Yet, director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin crafted a compelling drama that explored ambition, betrayal, and the nature of success.

"Paddington" (2014): Adapting a beloved children's character into a live-action film was seen as a potential disaster. However, "Paddington" won over audiences with its charm, humor, and heartfelt storytelling.

"Crazy Rich Asians" (2018): The first major Hollywood film with an all-Asian cast in 25 years faced doubts about its commercial viability.

"Knives Out" (2019): A modern twist on the classic whodunit genre, "Knives Out" surprised audiences with its clever plot, sharp humor, and standout performances from an ensemble cast.

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