REAL Disappointments... I.e., Hyped films I think, stink!

by zachjennecca | created - 06 Apr 2013 | updated - 28 Apr 2013 | Public

Movies where I found myself really disappointed after seeing... especially as a result of everyone saying how great the film was...

NOTE: If you have thoughts about my list, please leave a comment. I welcome them!

The list is in no particular order. I also keep my lists at under 100 movies, so if something is missing, it may be in the spirit of keeping your reading reasonable...

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1. Evil Dead (2013)

R | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

Director: Fede Alvarez | Stars: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci

Votes: 149,410 | Gross: $54.24M

Ultimate disappointment. Few scares, little gore, no character development, no consistency in demonic powers. It's no where as good as the original.

2. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Votes: 983,136 | Gross: $659.33M

Huge hype, so many holes it's a wonder the thing sunk!

3. Mimic (1997)

R | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin, Giancarlo Giannini

Votes: 43,715 | Gross: $25.48M

4. P2 (2007)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

37 Metascore

A businesswoman is pursued by a psychopath after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve.

Director: Franck Khalfoun | Stars: Rachel Nichols, Wes Bentley, Simon Reynolds, Philip Akin

Votes: 30,108 | Gross: $3.99M

I felt I was lost in a paring garage...

5. 2012 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet

Votes: 335,077 | Gross: $166.11M

I felt washed up at the end too...

6. Monsters (2010)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga Benavides, Annalee Jefferies

Votes: 85,196 | Gross: $0.24M

Had potential, but I felt I walked all the way from Mexico too, after sitting through this.

7. Hitch (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

58 Metascore

While helping his latest client woo the woman of his dreams, a professional "date doctor" finds that his game doesn't quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he's smitten.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James, Amber Valletta

Votes: 282,955 | Gross: $179.50M

8. The Fourth Kind (2009)

PG-13 | 98 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

34 Metascore

A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.

Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Votes: 71,004 | Gross: $25.46M

9. Knowing (2009)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

41 Metascore

M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne, Lara Robinson

Votes: 211,897 | Gross: $79.96M

This kept my interest for awhile, but became so predictable...

10. The Innkeepers (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

64 Metascore

During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis, Alison Bartlett

Votes: 31,652 | Gross: $0.08M

Good character development, they could've done so much with this, but failed.

11. The St. Francisville Experiment (2000)

PG-13 | 79 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Four young people spend a night in a haunted mansion.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Madison Charap, Troy Taylor, Ryan Larson, P.J. Palmer

Votes: 1,448

12. Alexander (2004)

R | 175 min | Action, Biography, Drama

39 Metascore

Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 156,708 | Gross: $34.30M

Epic non-adventure.

13. Jennifer's Body (2009)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror

47 Metascore

A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, Johnny Simmons

Votes: 108,796 | Gross: $16.20M

14. Mirrors (I) (2008)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery

35 Metascore

An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart, Cameron Boyce

Votes: 98,530 | Gross: $30.69M

15. The Ward (2010)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

38 Metascore

An institutionalized young woman becomes terrorized by a ghost.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker, Laura-Leigh

Votes: 38,882

So disappointed in Carpenter...

16. Feast II: Sloppy Seconds (2008 Video)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

The monsters have made it into a small neighboring town in the middle of nowhere and the locals have to band with the survivors of the bar' slaughter to figure out how to survive.

Director: John Gulager | Stars: Jenny Wade, Diane Ayala Goldner, Martin Klebba, Cassie Shea Watson

Votes: 7,410

The first Feast was great. This sucked. Dreading to watch the third...

17. Cloverfield (2008)

PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

64 Metascore

A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, T.J. Miller

Votes: 357,572 | Gross: $80.05M

Great creature. Took long enough to see it, what little you did. May have been better filming outside of the 1st person, "camera-style" POV...

18. Hancock (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Fantasy

49 Metascore

Hancock is a superhero whose ill-considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves helps him improve his public image.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head

Votes: 421,907 | Gross: $227.95M

Neat plot, bad execution.

19. Click (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

45 Metascore

A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

Votes: 289,225 | Gross: $137.36M

20. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

63 Metascore

Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd

Votes: 314,457 | Gross: $85.29M

21. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

93 Metascore

A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 243,498 | Gross: $128.08M

Too artsy...

22. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

66 Metascore

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 255,872 | Gross: $57.39M

Other than the nipple slip, it was a bore...

23. Intruder (1989)

R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.

Director: Scott Spiegel | Stars: Elizabeth Cox, Renée Estevez, Dan Hicks, David Byrnes

Votes: 6,683



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