24 Cherished Things That Bombed At First

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There are movies, shows, songs, and even games that are widely considered beloved classics. Amazingly, some of those pop culture staples were absolutely despised when they debuted.

And it wasn't just the grandpa types who hate anything new. These were otherwise normal audiences and industry types, who legitimately didn't recognize an absolute treasure that was right in front of their eyes.

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CRACE When The Sound of Music was released in 1965, the critics tore it apart. RODGERSHAMMERSTEIN'S RORERTW WISE SOUND OF nuSiC THE Cantre ANDREW UMME

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Reviews The were not good for Godfatherll In 1974 The NYTimes claimed it was unoriginal and disjointed, particularly. disliking its non-linear. form.

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The CRACKED.COM beloved cult-masterpiece IVF wasn't exactly well-iked initial on release... It bombed in theaters and earned mediocre reviews. Notably

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Despite their popularity with the younger generation, early critics HATED this -top joke band. Not a huge even their mothers Chicagotribune would

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Led Zeppelin's debut was slaughtered by critics. Rolling Stone's John Mendelsohn bashed Jimmy Page's weak, unimaginative songs and called Robert Pla

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Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo was released to a mixed reception, and barely broke even at the box office. In 1959, the British Film Institute's magazine

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When Predator came out, it was called derivative, predictable, dull, and grisly. CRAG PREDATOR And the Predator's design was panned: Frankly, scarier

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LADY AMERICAY 60 BUEJACKEY Now recognized to be a punk rock masterpiece, the first RAMONES album was met with disgust. They had a hard time getting an

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GRAGHEDOON NO 15 Akira Kurosawa, the auteur behind Rashomon, was widely hated in his home country Japan for pandering to Western values. PANAVISION

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The New Yorker thought the prose in Slaughterhouse-Five left something to be desired. A 1969 review called its deliberate simplicity... as hazardous

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FANTASIA CRACKED.COM The movie was disliked by the studio that was meant to distribute it, RKO. They dismissed it as a longhair musical.

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CRACKED.COM Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here In 1975, the band's follow-up to The Dark Side of the Moon left many critics wishing for something better. R

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Most reviews shredded Friends when it premiered. They complained the characters just aimlessly drank coffee and chatted, and that the show used pop cu

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Remember back in 2006 how the internet reacted, when Heath Ledger choi was an an22 cast as the Joker? BAD er? casting... park300 on 07-21-2006 05:5b H

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Some early reviews called HBO'S Game of Thrones kids' fare, with things for grown-ups put in. GAME OF THRONES HRONES It was boy fiction with a hear

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IN 1983, CRITICS CALLED A HORISIMAS SOR GRU LUDICROUS BIZARRE COrny BORING THANKS TO CABLE TV, THE NOW-BELOVED HOLIDAY CLASSIC FOUND ITS AUDIE

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Some critics quickly dismissed Breaking Bad as being Malcolm in the Meth Lab. Breaking 35 Bad 56 The New York Times even called the first few episod

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Initial CRACKEDcO reactions to the Shining were mixed to the point that... Stanley Kubrick was nominated for the first-ever Worst Director Razzie Awar

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A brazen Queen's lyrics hodge podge. are not the stuff Rolling Stone of sonnets. -TIME Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was not received well by critic