Join Listal here 
Existing members 
Login here 
Join Listal to create lists, share images, get recommendations and much more
Added by Mr. Lays

on 4 Jul 2011 04:53

1200 Views   10 Comments

The Letdown: Film

Sort by: Showing 13 items
People who added this item 2953  Average listal rating (1950 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
13. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Okay, now listen this may be a little nitpicking to some, but this is one of the worst examples of "shaky cam" that I have ever seen! (Besides Cloverfeild of course!) I actually got a headache in the movie theater. Why a film of this caliber would resort to this cheap gimmick during action scenes is beyond me. Overall, this movie is excellent don't get me wrong, just lose the fucking shaky cam.
Mr. Lays's rating:

People who added this item 356  Average listal rating (210 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
12. The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Wasn't this one of the most wanted sequels since...well, I don't know. Wall Street? Anyways, we finally get an update on the "raining blood from the sky" brothers. Was it cool to see them again, yes. Did the formula implemented in the first film update well, not so much in my opinion. Still it is a must see for die hard fans of the first film and gratitous violence. I guess that my overall letdown of the film would be that the story feels just a little rehashed.

Thanks to Drabrire for the suggestion.
Mr. Lays's rating:

People who added this item 5205  Average listal rating (3318 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.1 
11. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
It won't take a hedge fund manager to tell you that this film would basically gave Disney a license to print it's own money. Fuck the quality, just worry about the returns. This film wasn't what it should have been. It let such a bad artistic taste in two other stars' mouth that they declined to come back for a fourth installment. This should have been a closing to one amazing franchise, but what we are stuck with is Jack Sparrow "trippin' balls."
Mr. Lays's rating:

People who added this item 4554  Average listal rating (3099 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.8 
10. X-Men 3 : The Last Stand (2006)
Some may call this the worst entry in the X-Men franchise, but I have to humbly disagree with them...there all terrible! 20th Century FOX treated comic fans like imbeciles. This franchise ended on such a low note that a reboot was needed. And don't even get me to mention the mind numbingly horrid X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I refuse to fall into the thinking that "oh, it's just a comic book movie, so don't get your hopes up." I despise that way of thinking. Please, let's all abandon this way of thinking when discussing the comic to film conversion.
Mr. Lays's rating:

People who added this item 2686  Average listal rating (1751 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.2 
9. Superman Returns (2006)
After the pure awesomeness that was Batman Begins Warner Bros. tried with it's other franchise superhero...and fails. Superman is the biggest asshole in recent superhero history. Why? You already know...he abandons his kid. Plain and simple. Stalks Lois and pretty much doesn't have got a fucking clue that his seed will grow up despising him. He basically tells his alien half breed son, "I know that you are going to have a tough time growing up, but good luck with that. Lois never showed me a paternity test! She can't prove shit!"
Besides my aforementioned comments, Superman Returns is pretty much just very drab. It isn't enough to hold to many peoples' attention.
Mr. Lays's rating:

People who added this item 1050  Average listal rating (652 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.8 
8. The Wolfman (2010)
Two world class actors and we are treated to this shite. I almost feel like I knew that this was going to be a sub-par film. I cannot put my finger on why, but for some reason, I just knew it. Something about the trailer just looked off. You guys know what I mean. Right?
Mr. Lays's rating:

People who added this item 521  Average listal rating (336 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.4 
7. Ninja Assassin (2009)
The Wachowski Bros. play the role of producers this time around, and it still fails! These guys just can't seem to catch a break after disappointing all of there fan base with the sequels of The Matrix. Everything about this film is cliched and tired. And once again, why is the fucking film so goddamned dark!
Mr. Lays's rating:

People who added this item 3483  Average listal rating (2286 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
6. The Simpsons Movie (2007)
As a long time Simpsons fan, I was stoked for a film adaption. Instead it was utterly disappointed. It just felt like a long ass episode. In retrospect this almost would have never worked because no plot, in the Simpsons' universe, could possibly be stretched into film time. The Simpsons have been solving everything for the last 20 years in 30 minutes or less! Why should this plot take a whole hour? Makes sense though, the script was rewritten over one hundred times.

(Yes. You read that right. One hundred!)

Mr. Lays's rating:

People who added this item 4571  Average listal rating (2859 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
5. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
What was Peter Parker doing dancing in the street? Was it to show his evilness? Because we all know that pure evil dresses goth, loves jazz and slaps up his longtime girlfriend. If Sam Raimi wanted to kill this franchise, then

*bloop noise*

Achievement Unlocked: Killed Spider-Man Franchise, Reboot Needed
Mr. Lays's rating:

People who added this item 3385  Average listal rating (2163 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
4. Ocean's Twelve (2004)
A brief reference from the American Dad episode "Bar Mitzvah Hustle" explains some of my dislike and utter disappointment of this film.

(Believe it or not I cannot locate the actual quote, but here is how it sort of went.)

Steve: Yeah, I have been preparing for this. I watched all of the Ocean's movies.

Roger: Even Twelve?

Steve: Yeah...

Roger: But it doesn't even work. Julia Roberts plays doesn't work in the context of the film.

Steve: ...I know...

Roger: ...And it isn't even done like a nod to the audience...

Steve: [louder]...I know!
Mr. Lays's rating:

People who added this item 1784  Average listal rating (1157 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.7 
3. Terminator: Salvation (2009)
We, as loyal film viewers, finally get to see the all out war the this film franchise has mentioned since The Terminator. And what do we get...McG neutering the franchise and making the central story all about some asshole named Marcus with John Connor playing second fiddle. Utter disappointment!

Oh, and that Moon Bloodgood nude scene, meh!
Mr. Lays's rating:

People who added this item 1877  Average listal rating (1193 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 5.5 
2. Alexander (2004)
Personally, I am not crazy about Oliver Stone. It's either a hit or miss for me, but for some reason I had high hopes for Alexander. (Probably was due to the fact that I watched a couple of History Channel Bios about him.) Maybe some of the Unrated Extended Remixed Extreme Platinum Editions might chance my opinion, but as it stands this movie fails. It failed even more when after all of the negative reviews surfaced Oliver Stone went on the radio saying that anybody who didn't enjoy Alexander was a simpleton. Damn! Just admit that you made a bad film and stop insulting the same audience who you will need to go see your next movie!
Mr. Lays's rating:

People who added this item 4533  Average listal rating (3079 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.7 
1. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
I pains me to even type words these words about the franchise that could have been...What the fuck happened!
Mr. Lays's rating:

Same principle as with any other of my "Letdown" lists. It doesn't necessarily mean that the film is terrible, it just fails in some aspects.

The further you scroll down the bigger the disappointment

Added to

Related lists

Total Film's 200 Greatest Movie Performances
199 item list by P_arnott
1 votes
Best film franchises.
23 item list by SJMJ91
43 votes 8 comments
Stockholm International Film Festival Winners
24 item list by Petri
4 votes
The European Film Awards Winners
26 item list by Stella
10 votes 2 comments
Stanley Film Fest 2013 - Wish I was there...
21 item list by jaytoast
11 votes 6 comments
European Film Award for Best Film
25 item list by Mihail
26 votes
Bodil Award for Best Danish Film
65 item list by Petri
4 votes 1 comment
Favorite Movie Moments
65 item list by Drako Z
32 votes 4 comments
Beckett on Film
19 item list by Petri
4 votes
The Ultimate Film Goddesses
32 item list by siesmicforce
11 votes

View more top voted lists
Join listal and create your own lists and much more

People who voted for this also voted for

2012 in Cinema: From Best to Worst
Movie Journal - August 2011
Listal 16 Day Movie Meme - jaytoast
8 Summer 2011 Movies That Shouldn't Get Sequels
Overlooked and/or Underrated Gems of Cinema
Remakes: Say what? This was actually a good film!?
When IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes disagree
2012 Movie Diary... by Kris
Phillydude's Movie Log - May, 2012
Cinema Diary - Vol 4 E7 - Nov & Dec
A Month At The Movies - June 2011!
Portlander's Movie Log - August, 2013

More lists from Mr. Lays

Moving Pictures '10
Moving Pictures '09
Mood Music for Printed Matter
Kill'Em All Action Movies
Unappreciated Genius of Uwe Boll by Amazon "fans"
Moving Pictures '13


Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Jul 9 21:39
Nice List.I tottaly agree with Matrix ,Pirates of the Caribbean and X-men.
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Aug 22 3:19
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Aug 22 3:41
cool list, enjoyed your comments and you are so right about wolverine, i couldn't understand the praises either! :)
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Aug 22 10:42
Great list!
agree with you! (on the films i've seen)
and that comment on superman returns- awesome! haha
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Aug 22 11:57
how dare you bad mouth the bourne supremacy:
1) Matt Damon i fitter than u will ever be...
2) id like to see u make a movie that good!

hahahahahaha XD
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 11 0:09
I thought Ninja Assassin was pretty good imo. But everything else I agree with.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Dec 13 22:22
Thank you all for the votes and comments!
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Dec 14 12:22
Boondock saints II sucks too. But who didn't expect that after the first one was so fucking great!!! (That's not sarcasm!)
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Sep 20 10:04
Totally agree with The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day it was a big let down
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jan 12 15:16
I agree with all of them, however the latest X-Men is actually pretty good, so they've finally improved :D

Login or Signup to post a comment