The English poet Alexander Pope once said ““Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” His words are true and should be wisely conceived considerably. But unfortunately for us movie geeks, we just never learn. We are unable to restrain our passion for movies and repeatedly dissapointed by the end result of a promising trailer. We’ve all gone through that, and for 2011, this is my list of Top 10 Most Dissapointing Movies:
- Captain America: The First Avenger
When the buzz came out that Captain America was in production, I was pessimistic of the idea itself at first. I mean Captain America as a movie… really? But with the photo leaks and viral marketing plus the quite promising trailer, I admit I became quite hyped with the release. Sadly, the movie was not released at the theaters in Indonesia, so I just had to hold myself until the DVD came out. The result? I hated Captain America as much I despise the country he represents. It was tacky, awfully executed, and just plain horrible.
- Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark
I expected Guillermo del Toro to be the saviour of Horror with his remake of this TV movie classic. The trailer really made me believe that this movie was gonna be as good as Insidious despite the fact Katie Holmes’s horrible acting is in it. I was naive. Furthermore, I’m beginning to question Del Toro’s integrity whereas in the past I’ve always defended his works. Come on Del Toro! You can do better than this!
- The Bang Bang Club
Promising trailer with quite a great cast. Was never really sure of the outcome, but usually a movie about the warfare conditions of Africa has always made it into my A-List movies, in addition, this movie is in the viewpoint of a photographer. Unfortunately, the movie did not meet its full potential, and instead of digging in deep to the real issues, it just ends up as another somewhat-action-movie.
- Hangover II
Loved the first movie and really clicked with the humor it offers. The trailer of the second movie seems to offer even more hilarious situations for these party animals, but unsuccessfully, it just seem they didn’t try that hard to deliver something fresh, and instead just used the same formula as the first movie.
Hate me all you want for including this movie in this list. The CGI was amazing and mind-blowing, but I expected more from Zach Snyder, and through the whole movie I wasn’t sure if I was watching a featured film or a really long mixtape music video.
- Green Lantern
The concept of making a Green Lantern movie threw me off and I was very excited that out of all the abundant choice of DC superheroes out there, they chose this green brother. After the movie was released, I understood why nobody attempted it before, especially without a clear and concrete adaptation ideas. Don’t rush yourself DC Comics… you still got Batman to kick Marvel’s ass.
- The Adjustment Bureau
There was something quite appealing about the trailer that made me believe it was gonna be a great movie, regardless the uncertain plot the trailer tries to tease. Unfortunately, the movie itself was unclear, lack of substance, and horribly executed. For once Obama was right… this movie does suck.
What’s the first thought come in mind when you watched the trailer of this movie? Of course, 300. It was nothing like it nor close enough to be considered as a step sister or even the beguiling copy-cat bitch that’s always around. Fancy camera tricks and effects, but poor and thin plot.
- Cowboys and Aliens
The movie industry has probably done almost every scenario they could with aliens from out of space, but aliens versus cowboys in a western setting? Brilliant idea! The result? Not so brilliant.
Didn’t expect much at first especially with the outcome of a somewhat similar movie called ‘Legion.’ But the graphic novel was an awesome masterpiece, and maybe… just MAYBE… Paul Bettany was given another chance to play another kick-ass divine vigilante. Didn’t turn out so well, and its not really Bettany’s fault, but from now on he really needs to carefully pick his movies, because this one didn’t do justice to the original.