2015 has been big for movies, but not every one of them was good enough to the likes of, say, Ex Machina or Mad Max: Fury Road. Out of the lot of the worst, some had big names associated with them and created all the hype and excitement with all their trailers and promotion stuff but didn’t live up to it. We expected so much from these movies but all we got in return was disappointment. Crizic lists here 5 of the most disappointing big budget movies of 2015 so far.
We expected so much more from the movie than it offered. Rather than opening the gates to a mystical new world, Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland’ seems like an idea of tomorrow. What we get is a movie which is sometimes interesting, but dull most of the time, which was unable to fully utilise it’s cast and it’s idea, which had the potential to bloom and work out so well.
4. Terminator Genisys
Even though we all knew that this was not going to be nearly as good as Judgement Day but every Terminator fan hoped deep inside, the fifth installment of the franchise to be much better than Terminator Salvation. Unfortunately, it didn’t. The intended twists and turns didn’t come up as elements of surprise. They were totally predictable. The performances by the main cast members were not appealing. Genisys was just another letdown in the Terminator franchise.
Although, Adam Sandler hasn’t been able to produce any good flick for some years now, but Pixels seemed like a movie worth watching, especially considering the 2010 short it was based on and stars like Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, and Sean Bean lined up in the main cast, but no, Sandler couldn’t hit it once again. Pixels was a blockbuster with no regards to any logic, and focussed solely on lame humour that amused no one.
2. Jupiter Ascending
Not much to say about this one. A space opera so boring that it was lame and disappointing even for someone who went to the theatre without knowing anything about the movie or the fact that the Wachowskis were associated with it. It’s hard to believe that the people who created The Matrix and Jupiter Ascending are the same. I am yet to find a reason why someone like Channing Tatum signed for this movie. Jupiter Ascending didn’t bother to concentrate on the story, didn’t bother to include any elements of logic to whatever story they came up with, and hence the final result, it was a box office bomb.
1. Fantastic Four
Okay, this one’s a biggie. The biggest disappointment of all. We had high hopes for this particular movie. A decade after, the franchise was rebooted, and managed to destroy, not just another villain, but one of the greatest comic book villains of all time, Dr. Doom. With Fantastic Four, Fox has rights to some of the greatest villains and in just three movies, it has ruined them all. The movie created lots of excitement, especially when they selected some of the best young talents out there to be the new Fantastic Four, and maybe the new approach to focus more on the scientific part (which also pissed off many) could have proved to be effective, but they messed up everything. And by everything, i really mean everything. How can you make a reboot that’s even worse than the previous Fantastic Four movies?