8 Long-Delayed Films That Actually Turned Out Great
Poor Cabin in the Woods. The much buzzed-about horror mash-up co-written by Joss Whedon (The Avengers) and Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) finished shooting way back in May 2009 but was unceremoniously dumped into film limbo when its studio, MGM, filed for bankruptcy. Just shy of three years later, the incredibly clever and entertaining movie is finally opening, but will audiences equate its release date woes to its overall worth?
Nowadays audiences have a pronounced cynicism when it comes to finding out about any movie’s release date changes, general production delays or re-shoots. The press catches wind of any of those problems and a movie gets damned with the stink of probable failure. To be fair, sometimes those issues do result in a crappy film. However there are those cinematic gems, like Cabin in the Woods, that prove that being a victim of circumstance has no bearing on a film’s quality in the end. We’ve collected eight more examples of delayed gratification.