7 Films that disappointed me in 2016
Having a look at some of the films that I was left rather disappointed with in 2016, that is often due to the hype surrounding them before you get to watch them. I have noticed that Comic Book based films seem to take up most of this list. Surely that just shows that we have way too many over the past few years and it has now past the point of no return in getting loads of them each year.
Everyone was going on and on and on about this film, it was going to be amazing and the best comic book based film ever. Well, I certainly didn’t find it that way at all! I even went into the cinema with low expectations as I just had a feeling it wouldn’t be something I would enjoy. I cannot really explain very well what was wrong with it but I just felt very let down after all of the hype surrounding it.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
This was supposed to be the big one from DC and really kick-start the Universe they are looking to set up. Unfortunately it was just one big mess after another and it really was so disappointing it was pretty unreal. Everyone was so excited for this myself included. They tried to rush and put so many characters into the path (setting up for the next five years) and I think the trailer actually spoilt it that Wonder Woman was in the film, that would have been an amazing surprise.
What is even going on with X-Men anymore? The Days of Future Past was rather complicated and complex with its story but Apocalypse ended up being another big mess of a film. Such a shame really as it looked like the X-Men were going to back on form. Instead we got a bad guy that just looked like Ivan Ooze from Power Rangers but blue instead of purple.
After the disappointment of Batman v Superman I think we all prepared for the worst with this one, especially when hearing that after those reviews they did re-shoots for this film it does not fill you with a lot of confidence. While it was not as bad as I expected, still very disappointing. Why do DC want to overload us viewers with as many characters and backstories as possible? Also the less said about Jared Leto’s Joker the better right?
The Purge: Election Year
I am surprisingly a big fan of The Purge franchise as I find it to be such an interesting concept. I think due to the way the films were progressing and moving forward with different things that is how I ended up being rather disappointed that we did not get more from this film. Don’t get me wrong I still thought parts were very enjoyable and interesting, but some parts were awful.
The Girl on the Train
When you have read the book prior to a film being released you are always going to find the film difficult. That was exactly the case with this one, in all honesty when I heard they changed the location to New York I almost didn’t even bother seeing it. Having watched it though that wasn’t its biggest problem as was pretty true to the book, still don’t see why they had to change it. I also was shocked to see how much praise Blunt has been receiving for her performance as I really didn’t think it was anything special at all. Very disappointing that it just didn’t work as well as a film, actually the ending was pretty silly when watching it but didn’t really come across that way when reading.
Another film which was built up so much and amazing. Well, I certainly missed something that everyone else seems to see when watching this one. I wasn’t impressed at all, found it pretentious and massively overrated which left me very disappointed. I also do not understand or get the hype around Amy Adams (never have and never will).
Which films disappointed you in 2016? You know the ones that you were really looking forward to, had heard so many good things about and were left totally underwhelmed and disappointed!