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  • BrokenFan
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    #113316

    I was just watching a review of Man of Steel, which panned the movie. It did me good to know that I’m not going crazy because I hated this movie and everyone seems to #OMGLOVE it. 

    I’d love to know if others have had movie experiences that did not live up to expectations. 

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    CanadianFan
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    Pacific Rim. It’s big, loud, and dumb.

    Let’s stop pretending it’s anything special. Also, Man of Steel, and most of the other blockbusters released this year. Umm… The Conjuring wasn’t a gamechanger like people said it was. 

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    Spark87
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    I felt disappointed with: Monsters University, Man of Steel, Oz – The Great and Powerful, Broken City and…

    The Hangover Part III

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    “The Bling Ring” (2013) by Sofia Coppola

    I waited for the movie so badly, then I got a very average forgettable piece of something with very bad editing and good soundtrack. 

     

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    Aunt Peg
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    I’m So Excited. To be honest I was prepared to be disappointed given it’s rather tepid reviews but it turned out to be the worst film Pedro Almodovar has made.

    Still it was far much watchable then the worst films of the year like Only God Forgives & Thanks for Sharing. 

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    “The Bling Ring” (2013) by Sofia Coppola

    I waited for the movie so badly, then I got a very average forgettable piece of something with very bad editing and good soundtrack. 

     

    Amen and Amen! It has to be the most disappointing film of the year.
    It had EVEYTHING going for it: Acclaimed Director, a great cast, and an amazing story that should’ve been better executed on film.

    I don’t see what critics are on about. Frankly, it deserves a Razzie Award or two. Like seriously.

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    vinny
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    #113323

    I am going a little farther back and saying “Gangster Squad”. It had all the potential but something was off.

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    Tye-Grr
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    ‘Elysium’ is easily the most disappointing film I’ve seen all year. I declared (as I’m sure many people did) that Neill Blomkamp was one of the best new directors to watch out for after seeing his magnificent ‘District 9’, which was like an indie blockbuster that became a surprising hit and garnered an even more surprising Best Picture nomination. Then comes ‘Elysium’, which features a great cast, has an interesting concept, and looked like it could be another brainy sci-fi blockbuster. Instead, ‘Elysium’ is heavy-handed, messily plotted, and has some poorly directed hand-to-hand combat sequences, plus it features one of the worst performances of Jodie Foster’s career. I saw this with three other people, and all of us walked out completely underwhelmed and stunned at how disappointing it was. 

    A close second would be ‘Only God Forgives’. I absolutely loved Refn’s last film, ‘Drive’ (it was my 2nd favorite film of 2011), but ‘Forgives’ is a self-indulgent mess. It does at least feature solid production design, cinematography, and a great score.   

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    babypook
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    #113325

    So far I’ve been vastly or marginally disappointed by over 97% of what I’ve seen, so I dont know where to start. Still, my being disappointed by a film(s) can change on me. It has before. So pick a film.

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    Scottferguson
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    No film as ever disappointed me as much as The Tree of Life. No one here and few elsewhere was a bigger fan of Malick than I was before seeing this film. But 10 minutes into it for me it confirmed all the criticism of Malick against which I’d strenuously defended him all his career. It’s for me an honorable failure, but no part of it worked for me.

    The only comparable experience was Nashville, at a time when I still looked forward to Robert Altman’s films. It opened my eyes to the mediocrity of his directing and the condescention in his attitude towards his characters.

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    I tend to feel the most disappointed by films during Oscar season that have tons of hype. It’s easier when I flat-out dislike the film (“Lincoln”), but there are films I think are pretty good, but can’t shake the feeling that they were supposed to be better: “The Artist,” “The Departed,” and “Slumdog Millionaire” come to mind.

    And there are other films that I think are very, very good but don’t feel as strongly about as the general consensus: “Brokeback Mountain” and “The Social Network” were like that. But that’s less about disappointment than feeling out of sync with the prevailing discussion.

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    TomHardys
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    Life of Pi, definitely. And Only God Forgives. I just can’t with both films.

    Life of Pi is boring and lacks something in my opinion. Only God Forgives was a mediocre follow-up to the masterpiece that is Drive. It’s just an absurd amount of blood, landscapes, creepy melodies and more blood/gore. Nothing made sense and I think Refn is taking himself too seriously.

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    No film as ever disappointed me as much as The Tree of Life. No one here and few elsewhere was a bigger fan of Malick than I was before seeing this film. But 10 minutes into it for me it confirmed all the criticism of Malick against which I’d strenuously defended him all his career. It’s for me an honorable failure, but no part of it worked for me.

    The only comparable experience was Nashville, at a time when I still looked forward to Robert Altman’s films. It opened my eyes to the mediocrity of his directing and the condescention in his attitude towards his characters.

    I agree 100% here. Robert Altman is one of the greatest american directors, but Nashville was painful to watch, one of his weaker efforts. The Tree of Life is another film that totally disappointed me.  I would add The Philadelphia Story which features three of my favorite actors and i love screwball comedies of that period but boy it was boring and hard to watch.

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    [quote=”Vincelette”]“The Bling Ring” (2013) by Sofia Coppola

    I waited for the movie so badly, then I got a very average forgettable piece of something with very bad editing and good soundtrack. 

     

    Amen and Amen! It has to be the most disappointing film of the year.
    It had EVEYTHING going for it: Acclaimed Director, a great cast, and an amazing story that should’ve been better executed on film.

    I don’t see what critics are on about. Frankly, it deserves a Razzie Award or two. Like seriously.

    [/quote]

    For some reason, I actually liked “The Bling Ring”. It gave a good insight on today’s youth’s obsession with celebrity culture and a great performance by Emma Watson. However, I can see why people would hate it. 

    Monster’s University, The Heat and Spring Breakers really let me down this year. 

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    BrokenFan
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    I liked The Bling Ring. It was an OK film but it lacks the emotional punch that it was trying so hard for. In the end it didn’t really say anything profound about the subject matter, or allow the audience to feel emotionally attached to it. 

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