Skip to comments.The Most Disappointing Movies of 2012
Posted on 12/04/2012 4:25:58 PM PST by Carbonsteel
This vaguely creepy children's' movie, boasting a cast of Toni Braxton, Christopher Lloyd, and Jaime Pressly, proved to be the biggest bomb of all time. Though the movie cost around $60 million, including marketing and advertising, it took in barely $1 million at the end of the day. While it might not be a movie disappointment on par with "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," it certainly wasn't good news for the poor sots who invested in this flick.
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Most of the movies on the list are science fiction and if you have no imagination, you have no business making or watching movies of the genre.
In addition, Hollywood has tossed aside all imagination and creative thinking for fear of being politically incorrect or offending someone or some group.
Shocking to consider that a film starring noted
punching bag singer thespian Rihanna bombed.
The last Batman film was a disappointment if only because two prequels and all the excellent costume, set design and FX were wasted on a movie-of-the-week cliche in the final act.
Has anyone seen the new Red Dawn? How was it?
I thought Promethius was a fairly interesting movie by the time that you came to an end. You had to sit there and think about the beginning and the end, and how the next episode will tie up the entire story.
2016, because even with a more thorough vetting of Obama’s ideological background, the public still returned him to office to do another 4 years of damage to the American way.
I am disappointed.
I liked Prometheus as well. I don’t know if they’ll make a sequel, but there’s a part of me that sort of likes leaving it unanswered. Why did the Engineers suddenly decide exterminate us after creating us in the first place? Great question. And I admire the courage of the scientist going back to the Engineer’s homeworld to ask them that very question. It’s a profoundly human thing to do. For me, it was certainly one of the better sci-fi films I’d seen in quite some time.
The new Red Dawn is just a limp rehash of the old plot. The first one was much better- IMHO.
Aw, I thought ‘Battleship’ was popcorn munching, squidly fun. I did have to suppress ‘What? They’ve got propellant bags and live rounds aboard a museum ship!?’-type thoughts to make it work, but once I did, it was high-spirited, good ol’ American find-a-way-to-make-it-happen fun.
Both of those were enjoyable popcorn flicks and John Carter was good.
On the other hand "Looper" was so bad I did something I rarely do, I walked out.
My favorite was The Marvel Avengers. A lot of fun.
I also surprisingly enjoyed the latest Bond flick. Good action and the characters showed a little more humanity and frailty than the wooden Daniel Craig Bond movies gone by. Even Judy Dench showed a little humanity. Great opening chase scene but it contained a goofy scenario. Supposedly highly trained and skilled agents in an emergency situation can't make a move without instructions from some bureaucrat (Judy Dench) who can't see what's going on. (Art imitating the Socialist dream I guess.)
I liked Prometheus a lot. I did see Cloud Atlas twice in a week and I think I got much more out of it the second time. It’s beautiful, the music the film is named for is pretty listenable but that’s minor to the entire film. One cannot really get it in one viewing. I will buy the DVD as soon as I can.
Prometheus was great, but it was too subtle for most casual viewers to “get” it. Also, they did a poor job editing it, cutting out scenes that would have helped to make sense of other parts they left in.
Also, John Carter was a good flick. Nothing mind-blowing, but it was solid enough that I’m actually disappointed they won’t be making a sequel. The article is right about the title, though. “John Carter” sounds like a boring historical biopic or something. “John Carter of Mars”, or “A Princess of Mars” would have gotten much more interest.
Skyfall was a disappointmnet - should be called “Skyfallen and I can’t get up”.
I also enjoyed Prometheus. It made me wonder.
Ever wonder why most movie villains (foreign branch) have been Nazi or neo-Nazi? It is because there aren’t enough of them left to bother movie attendance demographics.
Remember how the film adaptation of Tom Clancy’s “Clear and Present Danger” changed villains? Movies are popular in the Middle East. What societal group is the only demographic in the US that does not have a protection lobby? That is why so many movies are made with evil white businessmen or military as villains (domestic branch).
Hollywood pays attention to politics but it still likes money more even when it demonstrates just how hypocritical they really are. This is why the only movie I have seen in the past several years was 2016.
Yeah Battleship was great fun no matter what the squawking critics say. I watch a lot of movies and the best of the year for me so far would be The Magic of Belle Isle - a heartwarming family friendly film.
Some other standouts this year would be The Avengers, The Hunger Games, People Like Us, The Lucky One, The Expatriate, Moonrise Kingdom, Cockneys Vs Zombies.
To each his own. I found it surprisingly and unexpectedly fun.
That opening scene is hard to beat.
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