5 most disappointing films in 2012

I won’t go for the usual “Worst” list. If I think a film is going to be bad or not to my admittedly broad tastes I won’t go and see it.

That rules out a lot of junk right there. No, I’m looking more at those films which should be good – given their parentage and/or trailer polish and leave you feeling Hollow. Unsatisfied. Cheated.

Like a Big Mac. Or something else not fulfilling.

1. Project X

Hey Project X looked funny on the trailer. Teen house party gone wrong shot in blair-witch style. I’m as juvenile as the next juvenile and prepared to have a laugh at pretty much anything (See Piranha 3DD) but this was a new level of woeful boredom.

Look at what the hilarious teenagers made me do

Look at what the hilarious teenagers made me do

2. Savages

The Savages Trailer looked slick. Oliver Stone directing. Tedious and pretentious as all hell.

Benicio Del Toro carries the whole film

Benicio Del Toro carries the whole film

3. Iron Sky

Who doesn’t like the idea of Space Nazis? Get out of this blog right now. With such a genius premise Iron Sky couldn’t lose. Just 4 problems let this one down. The writing, the acting, the direction and the editing.

Anyone played Kill Zone lately ?

Anyone played Kill Zone lately ?

4.  Casa De Mi Padre

Interesting little comedy with Will Ferrell. Went for Monty Python style laughs with amateurish sets, action and dialog. Some of it was inspiring for the first 15 minutes. After 45 minutes with no fresh ideas or surprises it just became tedious. I couldn’t finish Casa De Mi Padre.

This is how much I laughed too!

This is how much I laughed too!

5. Act of Valor

OK this wasn’t too bad. The acting and lines from some of the real-life purple hearts was pretty poor.

Real-life heros. I'd prefer real-life actors sadly.

Real-life heros. I’d prefer real-life actors sadly.

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  1. Managed to do pretty well and only saw Savages, which I actually kind of enjoyed although I hated the two endings…

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