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Title: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: Svengoolie 3 on December 23, 2017, 12:21:50 AM
List some movies that totally disappointed you badly.

Green lantern. God talk about a paint by numbers superhero movie....

Matthew Broderick's Godzilla.  Do I have to give a reason?

Prometheus. Not only a bad movie with central  casting characters but it casts a shadow on Alien, a good movie....

Alien 3. Yeah let's start with killing newt and hicks than make it more depressing!!! WTF were they thinking?

Alien ressurectipn.  Ok, the mercs kidnap colonists in suspended animation and deliver them to evil scientists to infect with aliens, and  we were supposed to hope they didin't get killed? I was disappointed the mercs didnct all die. They deserved to.

Scrooged . Well, leave it to SNL to take a Christmas carol and turn it into something unwatchable.


JJA's star trek. "Die hard in space". There was nothing good about any of them.



Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: claws on December 23, 2017, 12:31:42 AM

Alien 3. Yeah let's start with killing newt and hicks than make it more depressing!!! WTF were they thinking?


The pro-Alien3 crowd will go as far as saying it is better than part 2 or even better than the original. So weird. Than there are the Poltergeist 3 supporters (!) who will claim part 3 is even better than the first. It just boggles the mind  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: indianasmith on December 23, 2017, 01:03:20 AM
Let's see . . . while I am generally pretty easy to please when it comes to movies (I liked all the films listed in the OP except for Prometheus, and ALIEN 3) there are a few that have left me with a bad taste in my mouth over the years.

GANGS OF NEW YORK - I love historical epics, but this thing was way too long and way too boring.  They could have told the story in a little over an hour and hand a nice, punchy 1800's revenge flick, but bloating it to 3 hours made it almost unwatchable.
THE GRUDGE - The trailers made this one look so cool, but it was really lacking in  the plot department.
I'm sure there were others, but those 2 stinkers come first to mind.


*And yes, I am among the handful of people who LIKED the 1998 Godzilla!


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: Dr. Whom on December 23, 2017, 05:48:09 AM
Warm Bodies. I went in thinking it would be a funny zombie parody. Instead you get a totally by the numbers rom com that is played absolutely straight, although the premise is completely ludicrous. And it has too many plot holes to mention.

For the record, I thought the 1998 Godzilla was a hoot.


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: zombie no.one on December 23, 2017, 07:54:03 AM
THE HILLS HAVE EYES

late pass on this. only saw it this year. an unpleasant slog of a movie. the remake is way better even though it falls apart in the 2nd half.


MILLERS CROSSING

love coen bros when theyre on form. I can see what they were going for but I thought the whole tone of this was annoying


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: Dark Alex on December 23, 2017, 08:00:46 AM
Into The Woods: I am so happy that I was able to fall asleep in the cinema while this was on. Kristi had been going on about how much she loved the stage show, but both of us hated the movie version.


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: Pacman000 on December 23, 2017, 09:07:21 AM
For the record, I thought the 1998 Godzilla was a hoot.


StompTokyo did too: https://web.archive.org/web/19990222121246/http://www.stomptokyo.com/movies/godzilla-98.html (https://web.archive.org/web/19990222121246/http://www.stomptokyo.com/movies/godzilla-98.html)

3/5 Lava Lamps

I really should try to save some of those reviews before someone decides to shut everything down...


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: javakoala on December 23, 2017, 01:20:10 PM

Alien 3. Yeah let's start with killing newt and hicks than make it more depressing!!! WTF were they thinking?


The pro-Alien3 crowd will go as far as saying it is better than part 2 or even better than the original. So weird. Than there are the Poltergeist 3 supporters (!) who will claim part 3 is even better than the first. It just boggles the mind  :bouncegiggle:

I would never put Alien 3 above the first two, but I feel it was a valid movie. The concept was that Ripley's whole life had become a battle between her and the aliens. Everything that made her human was stripped away. Everyone and everything that mattered -- gone, so the deaths of Newt and Hicks were needed. Even Ripley herself had been violated and was becoming little more than a host for the next wave of aliens.

In the end, she not only reclaimed her humanity by choosing to sacrifice herself to save Mankind, but she surpassed it to "Christ-like" status by showing love for her spawn as she "gives birth" to it.

But, yeah, fan boy whining and lack of non-stop action set pieces should always trump an attempt to do something different. I'd hate to see what the Lord of the Rings books would be like if written now. "I don't like how you handled your creation, so I'll start a petition to demand you re-write it to fan expectations."  :lookingup:


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: beat_truck on December 23, 2017, 06:30:13 PM
Land of the Dead

I was so excited when I heard it was being made.  I don't completely hate it, but it was a real let down considering how great his original dead trilogy was. :bluesad:  Then he went on to make Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead.  Ugh. :lookingup:


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: LilCerberus on December 23, 2017, 06:48:04 PM
Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life
The whole thing feels slow & unenthusiastic, with the skits running on just a bit too long, the segueways lacking that sort of ADHD Method To Their Madness thing.
Above all, I really noticed an awful lot of scenes in which the cast wasn't so much in the moment, as much as they seemed to be standing around waiting for their cues.


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: bob on December 23, 2017, 07:21:02 PM
Attack of the Clones, Alien 3, Terminator Salvation


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: 316zombie on December 25, 2017, 02:45:53 PM
alice through the looking glass was a huge disappointment. i mean, it was okay... but the first one ( i'm talking about the movies with johnny depp, btw) was so good!
    of course, some of the creatures were excellent, but the storyline was very disjointed in comparison to the first movie.


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: indianasmith on December 25, 2017, 02:57:55 PM
THE RING 2.  I knew it would not get anywhere near the awesomeness of the original, but I didn't expect it suck as vigorously as it did!


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: 316zombie on December 25, 2017, 03:00:35 PM
i don't like any of the american remakes of great j-horror. americanizing them,to me,totally destroys the "this movie TOTALLY creeps me out, but i have to watch!" feeling, you know?


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: indianasmith on December 25, 2017, 04:32:47 PM
I don't know.  I've seen THE RING and RINGU and they are both great films, but I would hesitate to label one "better" than the other.  They are both well done variations on the same theme.  But THE GRUDGE really was horrible.


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: zombie no.one on December 25, 2017, 05:41:15 PM
just watched DUNKIRK

I'm not a huge war film fan per se, but I'd heard so many glowing reviews. first 15 mins showed some kind of promise but after that it was just pure boredom. and why do so many newer films have to have constant incidental music. I swear there was not one single millisecond of the film that didn't have music playing. even when you thought the music had stopped it was actually still playing subtly in the background, lol


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: 316zombie on December 25, 2017, 07:13:21 PM
lol@ indi, you know me, i NEVER hesitate to label movies, especially remakes.
  i DO state outside this board that i am TOTALLY judgmental and intensely subjective when i state an opinion though. don't have to say that here, y'all already know that.
  and yes, the grudge was just...pathetic. i suppose i should be grateful that nobody has seriously tried to remake uzumaki....
   


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: stine.greta on December 25, 2017, 09:36:26 PM
A Cure for Wellness

A Cure for Wellness has too much going on within its incredibly lengthy runtime. If youíre going to make a 146 minute movie, you need to make sure that each of those minutes are engrossing. Pacing problems and stretches of unnecessary screentime cause A Cure for Wellness to stumble. If they could have made the two and a half hour runtime feel meaningful, thatíd be awesome. Itís a shame that so much time is wasted telling a story that never really goes anywhere.



Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: TYTD Review on December 28, 2017, 06:53:49 AM
If we're talking the most recent Dissapointment i've had it'd probably be "The Last Jedi" a real game of two halves that took a (In my personal opinion) overly safe starting point that was the force awakens and literally went in every creative direction it could possibly think to go much like a drowning sailor clinging desperately to what driftwood he/she could scrabble for...first half was painfully slow and a bit all over the place...second half was more coherent but still had problems...not an awful film by any means...just...well...dissapointing...

if we're talking biggest dissapointment I've EVER had...that'd probably be Time bandits...again not a bad film by any margin...its more than compitent...but i'd been so hopeful toward it for years because of it's plot, characters and the creative team behind it...I eventually bought the bluray as I wanted it to be the best quality watch I could have...and it was a total let down...it just didnt sit right with me...I dont know what I was honestly expecting...but it really wasnt what I got...


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: Fox Sake on February 12, 2018, 05:44:31 AM
Star Wars:The Force Awakens (or "Farce", as I preferred to call it). A very strong sense of deja vu here, and despite some decent sfx the narrative was as shallow as a tear drop in the Sahara desert.


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: claws on February 12, 2018, 02:21:25 PM
Gerald's Game. The Netflix crowd was raving, so I watched it and I was like, um. Watched it again the next day with a few friends and no one was impressed. Not sure what I'm missing here that others seem to enjoy but I thought this was Mike Flanagan's weakest effort so far. I also thought his other Netflix film Hush was watchable but overrated.


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: Svengoolie 3 on February 12, 2018, 03:29:44 PM
I guess "the cloverfield paradox" disappointed me as I went in with low expectations, was encouraged by the quality of the props, sets and sfx plus the good acting then was hit withy a super duper disappointment of a movie.

So i went in not expecting much and was still disappointed.


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: Archivist on February 22, 2018, 10:21:56 PM
I've mentioned these before, as they rank high on my Disappointment scale.

Titanic and Avatar.  Both by James Cameron, both so awfully predictable.  Top marks for production value, cinematography and editing.  Worst marks for creativity or surprise.

And then there's The Descendants (2011) with George Clooney.  Worst damn movie ever with the dubious honour of being the first movie I've wanted to walk out of.  Every single person in that movie was making stupid decision after stupid decision and somehow this passes for good dramatic cinema.

http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,136941.0.html (http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,136941.0.html)

http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,137319.msg459663.html#msg459663 (http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,137319.msg459663.html#msg459663)

http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,86271.0.html (http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,86271.0.html)


Title: Re: Movies that really disappointed you.
Post by: Trevor on February 23, 2018, 07:41:01 AM
*And yes, I am among the handful of people who LIKED the 1998 Godzilla!

Me included: I thought it was a lot of fun, especially Jean Reno always complaining about his coffee  :drink: :bouncegiggle: