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
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.
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
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
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
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.
Votes: 43,715 | Gross: $25.48M
4. P2 (2007)
R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
A businesswoman is pursued by a psychopath after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve.
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
A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.
Votes: 335,077 | Gross: $166.11M
I felt washed up at the end too...
6. Monsters (2010)
R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
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.
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
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.
Votes: 282,955 | Gross: $179.50M
8. The Fourth Kind (2009)
PG-13 | 98 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 71,004 | Gross: $25.46M
9. Knowing (2009)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
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.
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
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.
Votes: 31,652 | Gross: $0.08M
Good character development, they could've done so much with this, but failed.
12. Alexander (2004)
R | 175 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.
Votes: 156,708 | Gross: $34.30M
13. Jennifer's Body (2009)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror
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?
Votes: 108,796 | Gross: $16.20M
15. The Ward (2010)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An institutionalized young woman becomes terrorized by a ghost.
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.
The first Feast was great. This sucked. Dreading to watch the third...
17. Cloverfield (2008)
PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.
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
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.
Votes: 421,907 | Gross: $227.95M
Neat plot, bad execution.
19. Click (2006)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 289,225 | Gross: $137.36M
20. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 314,457 | Gross: $85.29M
21. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 243,498 | Gross: $128.08M
22. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.
Votes: 255,872 | Gross: $57.39M
Other than the nipple slip, it was a bore...