Misunderstood Films That Later Became A Masterpiece

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Licence to Kill (1989)

Timothy Dalton's second and final bow as James Bond 007 was deemed too violent and brutal for the character, except that it was true to the worlds Dalton's Bond occupied and the people he dealt with.

Goodfellas (1990)

Like most of Martin Scorsese's films, Goodfellas has also been accused of advocating for the criminal element of society, when it actually consistently shows bad men getting punished for the bad things they do.

Fight Club (1999)

Long hailed as the Holy Grail by men who indulge in self-victimisation and misogyny, the film is actually a critique of those very things.

American Psycho (2000)

While there is a group that claims the Mary Harron film is a work stemming from misogyny and excuses the protagonist's actions, it is actually an indictment of toxic masculinity and material culture.

Zodiac (2007)

David Fincher's film was not the straightforward procedural people expected it to be; instead, it showed the intricacies of a police investigation and an unravelling journalistic story that never had the desired conclusion.

Tamasha (2015)

Misdirected marketing and a post-Diwali release crippled the Imtiaz Ali film that emphasised on finding one's destiny individually and breaking away from the expectations of others if so needed.

The Fabelmans (2022)

Steven Spielberg's semi-autobiographical film was dismissed as being too nostalgic, but a cursory examination reveals the psyche of a man who came to understand life in all its shades through a viewfinder.

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