Yesterday I posted my favorite movies of last year, today I go the other way: my most disappointing films of 2009. I say "disappointing" because, honestly if I go see something that turns out to be exactly what I expected, or should have expected (i.e. the hour-too-long Transformers 2, the awful Obsessed), I kind of get what I deserve, right?
Here are some though that I had higher expectations for:
REVIEW. Also falling into the lame horror movie camp: The Haunting in Connecticut. Awful. And these (as well as my next pick...) really stuck out in a year with some smart and very, very entertaining horror flicks such as Paranormal Activity and The Last House on the Left.
Terminator Salvation - Call me crazy for expecting good things from this latest incarnation of the man vs. machine war, but the trailers looked pretty great and Christian Bale is always good (especially when he's not growling or cussing out a DP.) The look of the movie was perfect, but the story quickly devolved into complete absurdity. It has been widely reported that the original script was great -- and get this, actually made sense! -- but that Bale demanded his part be bigger and so many scenes were rewritten/added to. Ugh. For a much more entertaining use of your time, go google Bale's on-set rant!
What about you? Any major disappointments at the cinema this year?