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    Most disappointing movies this year.

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    My pick would be Pacific Rim and Men Of Steel.
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    Memory is bad. er..

    I think this year I actually wasn't that disappointed by any movies. The last few years had been rather disappointing for me, but around last december/this jan there were suddenly some movies that I enjoyed.

    I found Man of Steel, Pacific Rim, star Trek into Darkness, etc.. to be all pretty exciting action movies. None of them were classics, but all of them had some great exciting scenes and no major annoying flaws, so I came out happy.
    My main disappointment was that they all got delayed until September here.

    Oblivion was pretty bad, and seemed like it should have been good. But I already heard it was bad before watching it, so I can't say I was disappointed.

    Quick, someone name some movies from this year, I'm sure one of them will be disappointing.

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    I'm only watching good ones.
    Oh wait, Iron Man 3. But that was hardly disappointing, I knew it will be not for my taste, but friends were going to see it, so I walked with them.
    That's why I prefer going to cinema alone.

    PS. I hope The Counselor will not dissapoint me. So far reviews says the movie isn't good , but then, it was written by Cormac McCarthy (he wrote script, was executive producer and had much control over whole production) so it's not for everyone, because it's movie based on dialogues without much pew pew and 'splosions.
    PS2. It's so hard to wait for it, since worldwide premiere was like 3 days ago and I still must wait 3 weeks for it to hit cinemas in my country. :F

    EDIT: Evil Dead, Standard Hollywood Horror Movie #24235.
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    That Sam Raimi Oz movie was shit. The only good thing about it was China Girl.

    Speaking of Raimi - the Evil Dead remake is awful. I appreciate the technical wizardry and whoever plays the main character is super-cute... It's a complete misfire though. It has none of the soul and wit of the original. It's nowhere near as intense. It has no humour, and don't give me that "but the original was not intended to be funny crap". It's Sam Raimi, of course it's meant to have some dark humour - you can't look at that deadite with the annoying laugh and claim it's supposed to be srs bsns... And for all the excellent gore, there's nothing as crazy as the deadites melting.
    The biggest sin of the movie is showing what's chasing the main character in the PoV shots.

    Pacific Rim was slightly less shit, but a bigger disappointment.

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    That Sam Raimi Oz movie was shit.
    Also not surprising. A "movie from creators of Alice in YouFuckedUpClassicBookSoHardLand" line from posters spoiled that it will be an abysmal pile of steaming bloody diarrhea turd. This one at least had Mila Kunis though.

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    The Oz film. I wasn't expecting anything faithful or inspiring, or much at all more than a fun action movie to take up some time, but it was so forgettable. Drab, bland, and the actors couldn't even get hammy right, so it was just 'poor.'

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    Now you See . This movie opens up into such a immense plothole you could shift the moon through it and back without touching the sides. The problem is that the revelation in the end nullifies EVERYTHING that happend before and suggests that the main character was very much aware of the viewers all along.
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    Riddick. It just felt lacklustre. The entire movie could've been 15 minutes long for all the content in it.
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    Into Darkness was really badly written, so that was probably the most disappointing for me as I enjoyed the first and it had a lot of good stuff to work with.

    Also disappointed with The World's End, felt very tired and a bit uninspired compared to the previous two.

    Only God Forgives I'm yet to see, although shame to see it get panned so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickygor View Post
    Riddick. It just felt lacklustre. The entire movie could've been 15 minutes long for all the content in it.
    Boo sir! Boo! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    I thought the opening 30 or so minutes justified its existence because of how well it was done.

    Quote Originally Posted by sendmark View Post
    Into Darkness was really badly written, so that was probably the most disappointing for me as I enjoyed the first and it had a lot of good stuff to work with.

    Also disappointed with The World's End, felt very tired and a bit uninspired compared to the previous two.
    I haven't seen many films this year, but whilst I do think Into Darkness was bad, I wasn't expecting much from it, so it wasn't disappointing. The World's End was however. That was just straight up poor. Tried way too hard.
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    I never go to movies alone, nor do I choose what to watch. Also I have very little expetations. For everything. Still, one movie managed to disappoint me. It was Pacific Rim. I just couldn't like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sendmark View Post
    Into Darkness was really badly written, so that was probably the most disappointing for me as I enjoyed the first and it had a lot of good stuff to work with.
    I know so many people were disappointed by it, but I rather enjoyed it for what it was. Iron man 3 also gets added to my list of "pretty good action movies this summer, with great actions scenes".
    Honestly I thought this summer had some really really good action direction, however throw away some of the plots might have been.

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    Only God Forgives I'm yet to see, although shame to see it get panned so much.
    I almost listed this as my biggest disappointment - although i haven't seen it. What is disappointing is that I don't really want to see it. I lived Drive, but this doesn't sound appealing at all.

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    Worlds End was one of the movies that took me out of the great depression of crap movies this year to be honest It was a bright coloured completely entertaining and deep light in the turgid and bleak looking mess.

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    The Evil Dead remake was craptacular for sure. It had none of the soul of the Raimi movies.
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    I knew I shouldn't have expected much from Star Trek: Into Darkness, but the previous part was okay-ish and I thought that at least I wouldn't suffer.

    I watched it in a cinema. It is the only movie in my life where I yelled obscenities at the screen. Some friends kind of stopped inviting me after that but, well, it was simply too much.

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    World War Z. I will concede it had it's good moments and wasn't a total turkey, but as a whole it just felt strangely flat and failed to engage on any level. We were laughing out loud at it by the end. Sequels? Hope not.


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    I think I must be getting better at filtering out awful films as I can't think of one I saw in 2013.

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    ^It isn't that hard. Just don't watch blockbusters, action movies, comedies and movies based on "bestselling book series", although you can miss some decent stuff that way.
    I once went to cinema with friends to watch John Carter. I was excepting shitty movie but I was surprised - it was watchable and not that bad.

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    Turns out I just didn't go much this year. I'm sure I've seen some other things but the only ones I can remember are Pacific Rim (which was fine), Rush (excellent) and Lincoln (which in fairness was a dissapointment).

    Oh The World's End and Alan Partridge Alpha Pappa which were both good.

    I am sure I've seen more than that this year...

    I did mean to go see The Great Gatsby and The Look of Love but errr forgot or failed to organise it.

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    Pacific Rim had great action but about as perfunctory and uninteresting a plot as has ever been filmed. In that regard it's a big disappointment, but if you've got another movie in which a giant robot bashes a giant monster in the face with a oil tanker, I'd like to hear about it.

    I don't think any discussion about "Most Disappointing Films of 2013" will be fair until The Desolation of Smaug comes out. I'll definitely be seeing it, but if it's like the first part it will be a very mixed bag of a film.

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