What movies disappointed you..

@laydee (12809)
Philippines
April 20, 2010 6:19am CST
Most of the times we are lured by commercials and ads that make a movie seem something a 'must see' only to be turned off or disappointed after watching it. Now, let's not be a spoiler here but what movies disappointed you? I could remember Stephen King's 'The Mist' it really disappointed me BIG TIME. Also just watched a few minutes ago 'The Road' also quite disappointing. The Clash of the Titans disappointed me with the 3d but the story is satisfactory. What about you? What movies disappointed you and why (without telling us parts of the movies so as not to spoil people who want to watch those movies for now).
10 responses
@karen1969 (1788)
17 May 10
I thought The Matrix was very over-hyped and almost walked out of the cinema, it was so bad! Recently, The Wolfman (2010) was awful and much worse than the original, which I love.
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@laydee (12809)
• Philippines
18 May 10
Whoah? The Matrix? It was all about Philosophy - about the question of what's real. Yeah, it was hyped because of the effects and cinematography (it was the first time it was may that way). As for the Wolfman, I couldn't help but agree.
@karen1969 (1788)
18 May 10
Yes, I know, most people seemed to love The Matrix but I just found it confusing and too high-tech. I like Carrie Anne Moss though and I did manage to sit through it, but not enjoy it.
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@grayxenon (1313)
• Philippines
1 Jun 10
the first matrix did actually impressed me a lot..that was a good film, the succeeding though aren't as good as the first,.
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@nisheeth (506)
• India
30 Apr 10
there are many such disaterous movies in hidi cinema..like RADIO..
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@laydee (12809)
• Philippines
6 May 10
Hmmm.. what made the movie disastrous? I haven't seen it, nor would I since I wouldn't understand the language.
• India
8 Jun 10
Because he is talking about Hindi language movie and he is from india.He says that a movie named "radio" is not liked him.
@rushikm (93)
• India
8 Jun 10
Pirates of the Caribbean 3. I liked part 1 and part 2 much but in part 3 only all are talking not funny and action as other parts. Also metrix part 3, well second part is awesome but part 3 has no action as part 2. Third time i disappointed " Legion ", when i go to theater with my brother, he sleeped and told me that there is only talking, no thriller, no action.
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@laydee (12809)
• Philippines
9 Jun 10
I think most movies lose their 'spark' when they've gone through part 2. I did watch Pirate of the Caribbean 3 and found that the only thing nice there was the funny stuff. All else didn't make any impact on me.
@grayxenon (1313)
• Philippines
1 Jun 10
the movie of dragon ball z the live thing, disappointed me bigtime, as i am a huge fan of the anime series, i know the anime is so hard to put into live action because of exaggerated powers the characters has. but this is no excuse, the Lord of the Rings made it! i know it a huge company outfit behind it, that's why i could have only wished that major film makers did that project, not that silly version. they shouldn't have dared to touch it if they are not up to the job.
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@laydee (12809)
• Philippines
9 Jun 10
I agree with the last statement you said: they shouldn't have dared to touch it if they are not up to the job. Most film makers should be able to understand that concept. They shouldn't mess around with something that is already great in its own right. They usually end up messing it all up. Now, I'm thinking about 'The Last Airbender' it's already nice as a cartoon.
@kenites (337)
• Philippines
5 May 10
Well there's a lot but I will mention the latest movie that I watched and very dissapointed. The movie is The Legion. When I saw the thriller I thought that I would really watch this film. The thriller was really good. But then when I saw the movie it was just a waste of money. It's very bad, the plot is bad, screenplay, script, acting...man it's all bad. I was decieve by the thriller :)
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@laydee (12809)
• Philippines
6 May 10
Oh, I haven't seen the movie but it made me think of watching it - the trailer I mean. It seems that movies these days are limited to what they're showing on trailers. I forgot which movie it was but the trailer was so nice and when we watched the film, the trailer photos or scenes are the only ones that were great! hahahaa... Thanks for the review, it made me think that it was good that I never got the chance to watch that movie due to time constraint and finances as well.
• United States
3 May 10
In the last year I have been highly disappointed by two movies, Transformers 2, and Avatar. Transformers 2 had no substance, and while the actual robots were easier to be seen, the fight scenes were supremely brief and lacked any punch, really the opening fight, and fight midway through featuring Optimus were the only that stands out as being even close to satisfactory, no one was given a character arc, back story, or even real personality, heck most of the various Transformers weren't even given a name, was just a huge waste of time, and yet the trailer still makes me think "wow that would be a good movie, I enjoyed the first one". As for Avatar, it was pretty, and then I got use to the effects, the forest wasn't as beautiful and awe inspiring after watching it for an hour straight, none of the characters were anything but basic action movie tropes, and the plot was not only something seen several times before (Ferngully, Dances with Wolves, and more) it also telegraphed itself, they essentially stop mid dialog and explain what will happen later in the movie, there was just no tension, and it was oh so LOOOOONG.
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@laydee (12809)
• Philippines
6 May 10
I absolutely agree. Come to think of if, when you've spent so much money on creating those effects and CGIs, I'd think that you'd no longer have the funds to find a good script to go through the story in the first place. I think producers of today just want to WOW people with the effects and great trailers, only to be left like there's something missing in the end. I didn't like Transformers 2 and Avatar either. They lacked substance, as you said it. At the same time, the story is just redundant to other movies as well. Hero lost, hero found, fight scene, romantic scene - all's well in the end. Give me passion! Give me intrigue, give me something to think about rather than regretting to watch it on the movies instead of buying pirated dvds!
@mokkka (883)
• Bulgaria
23 Apr 10
For me personally most of the films that come out later are a bit disappointing I look out for a film that has something intriguing in it.I feel as if people resently don't care much of the plot but just do produce films as fast as they can just to earn some money.
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@laydee (12809)
• Philippines
6 May 10
True. Pretty much every movie I've seen is not at par with the emotion I wanted to have. There seems to be too much CGIs. Lesser focus on the story lines. Bottom line, they're doing what sells instead of which has good stories.
@ivansama (761)
• Bulgaria
20 Apr 10
Of the top of my head- the Hurt Locker l mean after l'd seen avatar l thought this has to be a terrific movie to beat it. Yeat it was another one of those movies which has nothing but explosions and shooting :( oh well l guess you can never trust the Academy Awards, after all that Borat dude was a judge what does he know about good movies.
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@laydee (12809)
• Philippines
6 May 10
Hmm... I kinda like the movie. Yes, it does have a lot of explosions (since it's a war movie - and a bomb squad team - that's pretty obvious). What I don't like about it is the fact that there seem to not have a great story at all.
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
Well teasers are really deceptive. I'm always disappointed especially if they're action,sci-fi or fantasy films. Just recently, I got disappointed with the movie Alice in Wonderland. Although the effects and actors are great but the plot/storyline was not that great. From the beginning to finish, it was so mediocre. But i love Johnny Depp.whew!
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@laydee (12809)
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
Oh yeah I do agree. It would have been better if the story was in line with the original story and not 'the next generation'. I think we all expected Alice in Wonderland as it were in the Disney's Story.
@vividh89 (69)
• India
9 Jun 10
Hi laydee! I got disappointed by M.N shyamlan's "The Village". I didn't see any trailers of it but I had a good image of Shyamlan and I thought this movie would be like Signs and Sixth Sense but it didn't turn out to be like them. Though it was not a bad movie but it was not up to my expectations.