Pulp Fiction, worse, Reservoir Dogs
and many more
^totally agree on fiction and dogs and kane.
darko and inception-why? just curious.
Avatar and Prometheus would make for a good “disappointment double bill.”
Pulp Fiction and The Avengers. Maybe The Avengers was slightly enjoyable but not by much. Curious Case of Benjamin Button. For the most part, the new Clash of the Titans. Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr.
I really love Pixar but I couldn’t stand Cars and I only liked the beginning of Toy Story 3. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Godard’s Contempt and Pierre Le Fou.
No shit, Hal 9000, those are the two movies at the top at my Netflix queue.
i can’t believe anyone expected crystal skull, a clash of the titans remake or guy ritchie’s sherlock holmes to be great. avatar was ridiculously overhyped. cameron hasn’t made a film i liked since T2. and two sequels are in the works AAGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH. sorry, l’ll go quietly
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
The Hurt Locker
Water for Elephants
are the ones I remember at the moment, probably have more, I really wanted to like… but… I can’t
Either some people are confusing “not as good as I hoped it would be” with “i thought it would be great but it was terrible” or they got some ’splainin to do…
@Ruby I guess I should have made clear that I thought the films would be enjoyable, but not in the category of a film like 2001, Vertigo or Fight Club which, among other films I like, I find to be truly great. I just thought Crystal Skull, Clash of the Titans and Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes would be fun films to see. Not really heavy pensive films, but just light entertainment. But, they were a waste of my time. I guess I wasn’t answering the question exactly right, but I thought it could apply as well to films that would be fun to watch as well.
The Darjeeling Limited.
1. Donnie Darko
2. A Single Man
3. The Social Network
5. Falling Down
8. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
9. Brokeback Mountain
10. The Milk of Sorrow
11. Certified Copy
Andrei RublevSe7enThelma and LouiseDeath ProofSin CityThe Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersRachell Getting MarriedAliensPredator 2Dogville
Films I expected to be bad/mediocre but ended up lovingTroll HunterEvil Dead 2Enter the VoidDeath Proof (Kurt Russel was robbed of the Oscar nomination)They Live
What’s wrong with Andrei Rublev??
maybe they hate it cuz it’s too perfect ;)
“EDIT: There should be a thread for films you thought would be “meh” but turned out to be incredible. :)”
I suppose it would be difficult to search since there’s a lot of ways of trying to say that. “Underrated films” is typical, or “Surprisingly Good” or so…
I’d say so Ruby.
Eh, this is another of a subgenre of forum posts where someone is going to mention not liking a movie that is otherwise not only canon accepted, but even closest to MUBI forum cohesion we can agree on. Andrei Rublev is fine.
The Son’s Room (this won a palm d’or – really???)
Duck Soup (hardly funny at all)
Gomorrah (nothing special at all. I get the feeling this Garrone director is seriously overhyped)
The Long Day Closes (a strident, unfocused mess. Davies’ latest, Deep Blue Sea is amazing, though.)
Pina 3D (confirmed Bausch’s unfettered brilliance, but it also confirmed Wender’s mediocrity as a director. he’s so hit and miss)
World On a Wire (very minor Fassbinder. my least favourite work I’ve seen by him)
Norwegian Wood (oppresively dull adaptation of an overrated author’s work. it was a letdown for me, because the only other Tran Anh Hung film I had seen was Cyclo, which was amazing)
Story of a Love Affair (minor Antonioni that is forgettable and not worth watching at all)
Jerichow (after hearing so much about this German guy, Petzold, I was doubly underwhelmed by this by-the-numbers neo-noir pulp)
also, to a lesser extent: Tree of Wooden Clogs (not the unforgettable Palm D’or winning masterpiece I was fully expecting. Overall, it’s pretty good, but as far as peasant epics go, Imamura’s similarly Palm D’or winning Ballad of Narayama blows Clogs away)
Tree of Life
i also prefer imamura’s film to tree of wooden clogs. however i wouldn’t call it terrible by any stretch. in fact i think i gave them the same rating lol
Da FunkJumanjiWild Wild West
I can’t really think of any films that I thought would be great but turned out terrible. Lots of films that turned out mediocre, but not many that turned out outright terrible. Maybe Before Sunrise, and I thought even that had a couple good points.
I’m in no position to criticize Andrei Rublev or fault it, all my issues with it are personal and if you guys love it that’s great, Tarkovsky is no doubt a master and it’s good to see him praised. I just don’t feel Rublev is any where near his best.
The one obvious movie I want to post here, I’m not going to right now. Because honestly, I was so disappointed with it, I don’t even feel like mentioning its name. And it’s one of those supposed “great” movies from the ’70s. Blech, blech, and blech.
I have to say I don’t have big expectations going into a movie. I always take what the critics/other people say with a grain of salt, because sometimes I find my opinion varies wildly from the general consensus…
That being said, it’s annoying when you find a movie not only fails to meet your “meh” standard, but falls ridiculously far below that… I’d so much rather have it be way better than I expected.
Maybe terrible is a strong choice of words but I did not care for Inception and did not get all the fans…..a film where there was no discernible substance whatsoever……and the style was unimaginative for the most part…..
…and I would agree about Avatar…all I got from that was a massive headache.
I just couldn’t watch Andrei Rublev. It’s so much praised like any other Tarkovsky movie but I couldn’t watch more than 15 min of it in both my tries. Solyaris is the only Tarkovsky movie I have enjoyed so far. Just seems I’m not cut out for Tarkovsky’s movies which is sad because I like his movies’ plots.
Inception felt like a video game at times. Maybe I should remove it because I didn’t find it terrible but I was disappointed.
Donnie Darko. Didn’t get this movie at all, neither did I like it (unlike Mullholand Dr. for example).
The Notebook(got reminded from Ruby’s ratings). Romance overload. It seems nothing else happens in life.