Special Features – The Five Most Disappointing Films of All Time

Anghus Houvouras selects his five most disappointing films of all time… 

With this week’s 3D re-release of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, it feels like a good time to look back at some of the biggest disappointments ever to hit cinemas. The films that we waited years for, and the ones that failed to deliver on such lofty expectations. Are they the worst movies ever released? That’s debatable. They are however the most crushing disappointments in the history of cinema…

5. Watchmen

The most critically revered graphic novel ever released was transformed into one of the most reviled adaptations of the 21st century. Director Zack Snyder’s soulless imagining of Alan Moore’s seminal work was plagued by questionable casting (Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode) and cartoonish production design that had the look of dimly lit soundstages.

After nearly two decades in development, the property passed through the hands of directors like Terry Gilliam and Paul Greengrass before Zack Snyder delivered a very literal and uninspired dud, practically smothered by his obsessive compulsive devotion to translating every panel in the most literal way possible.

The Aftermath:

Snyder followed the disappointing Watchmen with the practically unwatchable Sucker Punch. He returns to the comic adaptations with 2013′s Man of Steel, which will no doubt feature time manipulation FX.

4. The Godfather: Part III

A film so disappointing that its existence has been all but expunged from the collective consciousness. The third chapter of the Godfather saga was released to baffled audiences and critics. Never has a cinematic lineage been so sullied. The first two are still considered to be unimpeachable classics… the third is viewed like a failed experiment that is better left forgotten. It’s hard to tell where exactly it all went wrong.

The Aftermath:

Francis Ford Coppola’s career trajectory was derailed and never quite recovered. After The Godfather: Part III, we got Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Jack, The Rainmaker, Youth Without Youth, Tetro, and Twixt. Not exactly the kind of quality you’d expect from the guy who brought us The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather: Part II and Apocalypse Now.

3. Spider-Man 3

The first Spider-Man was a massive hit that launched the rebirth of the comic book movie. The second film was able to build on the success of the first and deliver what many consider to be the best comic book adaptation ever made. Many expected Sam Raimi’s third take on the character to further improve on the formula. Nope. Instead audiences were treated to lazy scriptwriting, a myriad of new and undeveloped characters, and Peter Parker disco dancing. There are very few examples of movies where you can actually feel the creative forces behind a film putting their hands up in the air and throwing in the towel.

It was well documented that Raimi wasn’t thrilled by the studio’s insistence on including Venom as a villain. And none of the cast were good enough actors to convince the audience that they were doing the movie for anything other than a paycheck. The result was a truly terrible movie that ended up killing Raimi’s take on the franchise.

The Aftermath:

Sam Raimi drifted away from big budget blockbusters before taking the on reins for Oz: The Great and Powerful starring James Franco. As for Spider-Man, Sony has handed the franchise over to director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) with a big budget relaunch – The Amazing Spider-Man – this summer.

2. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

There had been talk of a fourth Indiana Jones film as far back as 1992, but the project never seemed to get off the ground. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg could never quite find the time or the right story to settle on. Eventually the stars aligned and, after countless stalls, the fourth Indiana Jones film was put into production. To reward fans for their patience ,they got a tired story, Shia Labeouf leading an army of monkeys, and an aged Indiana Jones who seemed more likely to yell at kids to get off his lawn than save the world from impending doom.

The film’s only lasting legacy was the creation of a new expression for creative bankruptcy: Nuking the Fridge.

The Aftermath:

Eventually Spielberg admitted to the film’s fatal failings. Apparently neither he nor Lucas were discouraged and are planning a fifth installment. Based on the development time between the third and the fourth installment, I’m guessing this one will star the reanimated corpse of Harrison Ford.

1. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

No film had higher expectations. No film has ever been so disappointing. So soul crushing. Ever since the first Star Wars revealed itself to be ‘Episode 4′, movie fans were hopeful that one day George Lucas would return to a galaxy far far away and tell the story of how Darth Vader came to be. George Lucas had spent almost two decades reinventing how movies are made. From special FX to sound design, no one person has contributed more to the techniques of filmmaking. And yet, with all the tools in the toolbox, he delivered a technically proficient but utterly ridiculous move. There’s so much bad that it’s difficult to find where to start. You don’t even need to go into detail to convey just how heinous this film is. You can merely say ‘WIZARD!’ or the name Jar Jar Binks and film fans will rightfully roll their eyes.

It’s amazing to see a movie that is such a technical marvel and yet feels as though it was assembled by a nine-year-old with attention deficit disorder. It’s not that it’s bad, it’s how bad it is. George Lucas managed to murder the inner child of so many film fans. Critics were generally ambivalent. Deep down they knew it was awful, but no one wanted to cast the first stone. No one wanted to raze and burn a pop culture phenomenon, no matter how well deserved, and to this day it’s difficult to find a review that describes the film as anything other than average.

The Aftermath:

George Lucas made two more Star Wars prequels and continued his foray into computer generated circle jerking. This weekend audiences will get to suffer through the sorrow in 3D.

January 2013 Update: Due to the intense debate raised by this list, Anghus has now written a follow-up article, Return of the Five Most Disappointing Films of All Time.

What’s your most disappointing film of all time? Let us know in the comments below…

Anghus Houvouras

Around the Internet…

  • Mark_marshall22

    Your review of the watchmen was the worst I have ever seen…Ask every comic geek, and they will tell you watchmen was the one of the best comic adaptions ever!! Certainly not Spiderman 2?!?!? Are you serious?? Watchmen even has a better matascore, you sir do not deserve to critique movies..

    • korichneveygigant

      LOL, Im a comic geek and read the novel way back in the early 90s and I hated it, really didnt like what they changed in the plot, there were plenty of other things to adjust to make it more mainstream

      • Daniel Barnes

        Bah, if you are truly a “comic geek” and didn’t like Snyder’s adaptation of Watchmen; then you’re a part of a ridiculously low percentage who wanted Watchmen to be nothing short of Alan Moore sitting in a chair, and reading you excerpts from the graphic novel. Get bent.

        • korichneveygigant

          “get bent”? seriously? grow up man, learn to have a discussion without flinging insults, add to the discourse, dont be one of those people ruining the internet culture.

          Anyways, I wasnt expecting the plot ripped directly from the pages, I was merely expressing that I did not like what they chose to change, and what they chose to keep the same.

          They pretty much kept everything from the original story/plot, just changed the climax of the story.

          Very very lame

          • isochronous

            “Get Bent” isnt’ an insult, it’s a suggestion, and I agree with it. Do you know how many more comic book nerds would have ripped into him if he had done a less faithful translation? Sorry to say, but you’re obviously in the minority here.

          • JamesDenton

            I know this was posted months ago now, but the change to the climax actually made MORE sense than the original ending. It’s one of the few things Zach Snyder did right. :)

          • Garrett William

            Right? I thought it made way more sense to have Dr. Manhattan be the threat instead of the random octopus vagina monster.

          • Eric Bulmer

            The AVM just wouldn’t have worked on screen. Absolutely the right choice.

          • meesa

            yeah, so they changed something alot of people where expecting, which is a good thing because then you DONT know whats going to happen, since when is that a bad thing? that just because you read the novel it dosnt mean you have to sit there expecting whats next? it was a great movie great climax to the story, be it worse or better than the book makes no difference.

          • Bed Man Okc

            Wow Get Bent is an insult? Then don’t come around us, you would go home crying the first time I called you cocksucker. Whiney little shit.

          • korichneveygigant

            no I just have pride in myself, my intelligence and my ability to communicate to not need to use insults to get my point across.

            by the way, don’t use brawndo on your flowers, even if it has what plants need

      • Dark30

        Dude – the comic was crap compared to the movie. Have you even seen the comic?

        • korichneveygigant

          LOL learn to read. “read the novel way back in the early 90s”

          Im willing to bet you didnt read the novel until after you saw the movie

          • Dark30

            I read it back in 2008. I thought it absolutely sucked and I am not a fan of alternate realities, stuff like that. However I had an friend names Jason who saw the movie in 2009 and loved it. At first I was like “that pile of crap?” but after some time and the coaxing of another friend I decided to “rent” the movie from RedBox. I was blown away. I own the movie now. I may go back and re-read the comic(graphic novel) just because the pre-quels look decent, but that would be the only reason I’d bother with it again.

    • Michael Hawk Corrales

      I have to agree. Watchmen was actually one of those movies that had to grow on me, mostly because I never read the novel itself so I was just confused as to what was really happening but after the third viewing I realized how great it truly was. As for the Spider-man franchise, well I loved them all when I first saw them only because I am a huge spider-man fan, but now I can’t sit through any of them. And if Spider-man 2 is considered the best comic adaption ever, then the list of comic movies must be really small.

      • dude, its slayer

        i feel the same i never read the comics or the novel but the first time i watched i loved it but wasnt sure if i wanted to see it again( im one of those people that, if it was good movie ill watch it ones and be ok, if it was great ill watch it once or twice a year, and if it was phenomenal i COULD watch it every few days to a week.) after over analyzing it the first time i found that its (in my opinion) one of the best comic movies of all time due to the face that its realistic, in a sense, super heroes and men/women acting as such WOULD cuss and show human emotion as opposed to taking it as thats life as if their situation was “normal”. night owl and silk spectre II got it on, Rorschach had a mental break down and enveloped said persona, every one had dissagreements. ect… it was the most like a “real life” super hero movie compared to any other, maybe the dark knight rises could compete due to the hanging on the bridge scene.

    • Cmac69

      I agree. I really liked the watchmen. I never read the novel but the darkness of the story and the characters themselves captivated me. I love the back story with the comedian, and Dr. Manhattan was amazing. Very good movie.

    • Chinmay

      I can not agree more with you, YOU DONT DESERVE TO CRITQUE MOVIES…. May be you should not even see movies….

      • liquidoshin

        You realize by saying I can’t agree more with you you’re actually saying I agree so much with you that there’s no more room to agree with you…idiot

    • luke

      so he doesn’t deserve to critique movies because you guys don’t like his critique? jeez…..

      • ICreatedU

        You are absolutely right. Everybody is entitled to express his views.

        Only insults and name-calling are unacceptable.

      • meesa

        think about this, whats the point of being a critique if your opinions are in the far far minority? to appeal to that very small group of people? sorry but it helps to have a bit of a following, and that comes from having good judgement, something this guy dosnt have putting 2 great films in with something like episode 1….

  • Mark_marshall22

    Your review of the watchmen was the worst I have ever seen…Ask every comic geek, and they will tell you watchmen was the one of the best comic adaptions ever!! Certainly not Spiderman 2?!?!? Are you serious?? Watchmen even has a better matascore, you sir do not deserve to critique movies..

  • guest

    Most of these I’d agree with however, I thought Watchmen was great, not sure how being so faithful to the source material is viewed as a fault.(Also note I’ve hate the rest of Snyder’s work) I’d add to this list all Pirates of the Caribbean sequels, and Inception which had the promise of a psychological thought provoking thriller but was little more than an action film combined with a couple philosophical ideas Nolan likely learned in highschool.

    • ICreatedU

      Couldn’t agree more. Inception was an overrated joke in my book.

      • Eric Bulmer

        Such a let down. I was expecting a real mind scramble, and when it ended I was sitting there thinking “that’s it?”

  • guest

    Most of these I'd agree with however, I thought Watchmen was great, not sure how being so faithful to the source material is viewed as a fault.(Also note I've hate the rest of Snyder's work) I'd add to this list all Pirates of the Caribbean sequels, and Inception which had the promise of a psychological thought provoking thriller but was little more than an action film combined

  • Luke Owen

    I actually agree with Watchmen being a disappointing film. It’s not enough for Snyder to just make a ‘panel-by-panel’ adaptation. If you don’t understand the source material, then the movie suffers. And I don’t think Snyder got Watchmen. So yes, Spider-Man 2 is a better comic book movie (says this “comic book geek” (I loathe that term)).

    I actually re-watched Episode I at the weekend and and just forgotten how awfully soul crushing that movie is. So, so bad. It’s incredible to think how bad it really is. However, watching Episode II directly after it, I’m not sure which one I hate more…

    Other disappointing films on my list? The Twilight Zone Movie ranks pretty highly for me. Being a massive fan of the TV show, the movie just doesn’t live up to the expectations set. Such a wasted opportunity.

    I’ve actually just taken out Red State from my DVD player. After all the hype and ballyhoo on Twitter from Smith fans I was really eager to watch it. But it just turned out to be “meh”. Maybe it needs a second watch, I don’t know.

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      i thought Red State was painful. It was like watching someone’s first film. Someone who never made a movie and crammed it with rookie mistakes. It’s just bad. Baffling.

      • Luke Owen

        While I have agreed with your list, this is a statement I just cannot agree with.

        Clerks looks like someone’s first movie. Red State is *by far* the best looking and well directed movie that Smith has ever done. The performances are excellent (Parks and Goodman really brining their A game) and the whole feel of the movie is really good. I just think for me the plot was weak and there wasn’t really enough to carry it through to its fairly anti-climactic ending.

        But those were my first thoughts. Having now slept on Red State, I think I may have been wrong in my negative estimations of the movie. I really do think I need to give it a second watch.

        • http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com Flickering Myth

          I really enjoyed Red State, but that may have been because my expectations from Kevin Smith had been lowered so much with his recent films. Kind of the opposite to this article. I would however have preferred his original ending.

          • Luke Owen

            Hey come on now, Zack and Miri was great. And so was Clerks II.

            Cop Out we don’t talk about…

          • dude, its slayer

            both of those movies were phenomenal… clerks II i watched twice on opening day at different theaters with different people because it was like a back to roots kevin smith film, very true to the original clerks but with the more modern humor and keeping up with the story of jay and silent bob(jay having been in love with justice and them having thier own movie) i never watched cop out cause it looked dumb… i like just about all of the movies featuring jay and silent bob. chasing amy was good but a very “emo” film. vulgar looked quite low budget but still a great (but fucked up) film.

      • Michael Hawk Corrales

        I actually enjoyed Red State. The performances were all great and nothing about it was predictable. It kept me guessing. I kept thinking there was going to be this happy ending or the hero will prevail but it never happened. I honestly think when Smith ventures outside of the View Askew universe too many people hate him for that. Yes Cop Out sucked but he didn’t write that story. Red State is one of those films that’s hard to get when the director has become a bigger personality and known for a different genre, the film suffers because of it. Everyone expects comedy and here they get tragedy. I honestly think the film was brilliant.

    • Dark30

      Luke aside from the opening, I pretty much agree with you on the Twilight Zone movie. I don’t know why from so many amazing stories, they decided to pick at least 2 really really bad ones.

    • meesa

      i honestly think he did understand it, but taking the source material and doing a direct to screen copy of it is just pointless at times, especially with films that have great endings, because you already know whats coming, change a few parts and go with it if it will make a good movie, and it totally did, the novel will always be better, but generally they are better than their movies, spiderman 2 imo was a pretty terrible movie, better than 3 sure but not better than 1, doc just seemed kinda blasse, like he wasnt the doc id grown up with or got used to in any form of comics or cartoons with spiderman, the story went nowhere really and can be summed up in about 4 bullet points

      1. peter meets doc
      2. doc turns out to be a little insane
      3. shit goes wrong here comes doc oc
      4. terrorises peter and aunt may then peter comes out on top…. end

    • Robin

      Yes and if he hadn’t made a ‘panel-by-panel’ adaptation there’d be a gang of turbo-nerds on here giving out about how he destroyed their precious comic book and ruined their childhood etc etc how it wasn’t true to the feel of the original etc. Go try and make something entertaining for a mass audience and a group of hardcore fans. You can’t please everyone it’s not easy. So accept that and have a bit of appreciation.

  • http://twitter.com/boddickerfilms Luke Owen

    I actually agree with Watchmen being a disappointing film. It&#39;s not enough for Snyder to just make a &#39;panel-by-panel&#39; adaptation. If you don&#39;t understand the source material, then the movie suffers. And I don&#39;t think Snyder got Watchmen. So yes, Spider-Man 2 is a better comic book movie (says this &quot;comic book geek&quot; (I loathe that term)).<br /><br />I actually

  • http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com Flickering Myth

    I enjoyed Watchmen a lot, but considering it’s based on the greatest comic book series ever, I’d not say it lives up to that. Probably makes my top five comic book adaptations though.

    The rest of the list I agree, all hugely disappointing. The Phantom Menace particularly so. I remember kidding myself in the cinema that it was tolerable, which was probably down to nostalgia, but even though my expectations had been lowered after waiting about three months for it to arrive in the UK, it was still a massive let down overall.

    Inception, I don’t think it quite lived up to the hype, good film but I wouldn’t put it in Nolan’s top five personally. And must say I quite enjoyed Red State.

  • http://twitter.com/HolyFranchise HolyFranchiseBatman!

    I enjoyed Watchmen a lot, but considering it&#39;s based on the greatest comic book series ever, I&#39;d not say it lives up to that. Probably makes my top five comic book adaptations though.<br /><br />The rest of the list I agree, all hugely disappointing. The Phantom Menace particularly so. I remember kidding myself in the cinema that it was tolerable, which was probably down to nostalgia, but

  • Luke Owen

    Well I think you know my views on Nolan’s Batflicks, so I would put Inception high on list of his work. Probably just under Memento.

    The thing with Watchman is that it’s not a bad film, it’s just not a patch on the book. But I don’t think any adaptation would be as good as the book is. I suppose Alan Moore was right all those years ago – it’s an unfilmable film.

    I actually went to see Phantom Menace in the cinema 3 times (2 of which I paid for) because like you, I tolerated it because I was a Star Wars apologist. And the third time I went was just to see the wookies and the E.Ts in the Senate.

  • http://twitter.com/boddickerfilms Luke Owen

    Well I think you know my views on Nolan&#39;s Batflicks, so I would put Inception high on list of his work. Probably just under Memento.<br /><br />The thing with Watchman is that it&#39;s not a bad film, it&#39;s just not a patch on the book. But I don&#39;t think any adaptation would be as good as the book is. I suppose Alan Moore was right all those years ago – it&#39;s an unfilmable film. <br

  • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

    lots of watchmen love out there apparently. i got a lot of ‘are you out of your f-ing mind’ emails from people. i think the whole problem i had was Snyder didn’t bring anything new to the material. The best comic adaptations are the ones that use the source material as inspiration and give it their own spin. Watchmen is a panel for panel adaptation that seems almost afraid of doing anything different. It’s too beholden to the graphic novel. It felt like i was watching a motion comic with some really bad casting choices.

    I would have preferred a more grounded Paul Greengrass version. That would have been epic. Maybe Gilliam could have made the gonzo work. After twenty years of development we got a very stylized interpretation with nothing new or interesting added.

    boo.

    As for ‘asking every comic geek’, i’d rather not. They often have shite taste in film.

    • Luke Owen

      I don’t think it was a case of Snyder bringing ‘something new’ to the source material. If he had done that, the fans would have been up in arms and out for blood. He made the smart move with its look, but he just didn’t *get* the source material.

      Or, as I said earlier, Moore had it right when he said the book was unfilmable.

      • unsocial

        I don’t get the don’t get the Watchmen sentiments.. If you ever saw any interviews with Alan Moore about Watchmen he’s rather candid about absolutley hating the superhero genre at the time he wrote it and intended Watchmen to basically kill the superhero genre off… That sense of disenchantment is rather well nailed down in the movie.. Watchemen was supposed to be hate mail and not a love letter to superheroes.

      • isochronous

        I agree. Watchmen is so sacred in comic book circles that to change the source material any more than absolutely necessary would be considered sacrilege. It’s not a movie any director should have put their own “spin” on, because the spin that Alan Moore gave it was just perfect.

        I personally don’t agree that Zack Snyder didn’t “get” the source material – I think he “got” it just fine, but he still had to produce a movie that was accessible to the general public or it never would have gotten past pre-production without the suits stepping in and killing it with “notes.”

  • Anghus

    lots of watchmen love out there apparently. i got a lot of &#39;are you out of your f-ing mind&#39; emails from people. i think the whole problem i had was Snyder didn&#39;t bring anything new to the material. The best comic adaptations are the ones that use the source material as inspiration and give it their own spin. Watchmen is a panel for panel adaptation that seems almost afraid of doing

  • Anghus

    i thought Red State was painful. It was like watching someone&#39;s first film. Someone who never made a movie and crammed it with rookie mistakes. It&#39;s just bad. Baffling.

  • Kenneth Jenkins

    Watchmen was a great film… since when was it most of the reviled adaptations of the 21st Century? Snyder did a great job with the source material. It evidently sounds like your personal opinion rather than a popular one. “Cartoonish production design”.. that sounds like a film based on a Comic Book (which this is). Believe it or not, not many people outside of comic book fans were familar with the Watchmen series (or graphic novel as most people state it as now) in the first place unlike Spider-Man, Indiana Jones, The GodFather & Star Wars. I can’t really disagree with your other choices though.

    • Pimp Hand of the King

      Yeah, the author of this post is full of crap. If he wants to whine about Syder’s Watchmen fine, it’s his list. However, that line about Watchmen being “reviled” is simply a lie. It was a modest box office success, it was certified “fresh” on rotten tomatoes and got a lukewarm reaction from fans. A mixed reaction, sure; but not overwhelmingly negative like this idiot is claiming. A writer loses credibility when they can’t support their opinions without lying about what everyone ELSEs reaction was.

      • BJ

        I am indifferent with what he did with Watchmen. The travesty for me is that even after he showed how clueless he is with Sucker Punch he was still given the reigns for Man of Steel. For me, that movie was the single biggest disappointment in the history of movies. Snyder is a genius at making visually interesting movies. He is also an absolute tool when it comes to understanding character development or telling a cohesive narrative. What he did with Superman as a character in the name of making him “relatable” is depressing and shows just how little Synder understands about triggering the desired emotions in his audience. On a superficial level, Snyder understood that Superman is supposed be a symbol of hope. The movie paid lip service to it on several occasions and it seem obvious that it was supposed to be the overall theme. So, who can honestly say that that film made them feel hopeful about the world we live in? Who can say that anything about Snyder’s Superman would inspire and uplift them? I can’t. In fact, the movie had the opposite effect. Snyder asserts that the character changes were designed to make Superman more relatable/relevant to today’s audience. How utterly depressing is that? Apparently, people today only feel uplifted when our heroes are pulled down. I am getting sick of the anti-hero worship. I often ponder the title of Lois Lane’s article in Superman Returns. It was something like “Why the World Doesn’t Need Superman”. I always wondered what that article could possibly have said. Why would anyone ever feel that the world is better off without Superman? Well, I no longer have to wonder. Zack (The Neck Breaker) Snyder answered that question for me.

    • Witchdoktor

      I think the author was just too lazy to find a fifth movie to blame so he picked that one. I thought Watchmen was great. It had a great opening box office though the fanboys certainly cried about it enough. I read the graphic novel. The movie was mostly faithful to it. But like you said, and like I say about movies like Priest, Constantine and The Walking Dead, the general public knows nothing about their comic origins so they don’t really care about how faithful it is to the original source.

    • Leavemealonne

      Rorschach is one of the most memorable characters I have ever seen in a movie. I still youtube Rorschach to see his magic. The rest of the movie was okay and certainly not horrible not horrible.

    • Didgya

      That’s what I thought exactly! I admit not reading the comic book beforehand but I always point to Watchmen as the example of what comic movies should be like. Sincere, emotional, gritty, confronted social issues of the time, and it had a great ending (which they could have easily screwed up). Especially if you compare it with most comic book movies, there is no comparison.

    • DrNope

      Watchmen doesn’t deserve to be anywhere near this list. I can’t imagine being that cynical and difficult to please.

    • Darnie Kris Glover

      I felt exactly as this author did. Zack Snyder threw in some slow motion, and overdone costumes, but had very little else to bring to the Watchmen adaptation. I feel those characteristics undercut the sincerity I got from the books, and I don’t grade directors of comic book movies for how exact the scenes are, so essentially I came away feeling like this movie was a waste of time.

  • Kenneth Jenkins

    Watchmen was a great film… since when was it most of the reviled adaptations of the 21st Century? Snyder did a great job with the source material. It evidently sounds like your personal opinion rather than a popular one. &quot;Cartoonish production design&quot;.. that sounds like a film based on a Comic Book (which this is). Believe it or not, not many people outside of comic book fans were

  • http://twitter.com/boddickerfilms Luke Owen

    I don&#39;t think it was a case of Snyder bringing &#39;something new&#39; to the source material. If he had done that, the fans would have been up in arms and out for blood. He made the smart move with its look, but he just didn&#39;t *get* the source material.<br /><br />Or, as I said earlier, Moore had it right when he said the book was unfilmable.

  • http://twitter.com/boddickerfilms Luke Owen

    While I have agreed with your list, this is a statement I just cannot agree with.<br /><br />Clerks looks like someone&#39;s first movie. Red State is *by far* the best looking and well directed movie that Smith has ever done. The performances are excellent (Parks and Goodman really brining their A game) and the whole feel of the movie is really good. I just think for me the plot was weak and

  • Xavier Burgin

    I enjoyed The Watchmen. I feel like that film just shows you most fanboys can never be pleased. You re-interpret an idea, you didn’t keep the spirit of the comic. You go panel by panel from the graphic novel, you didn’t make it your own.

    • Luke Owen

      That’s because there is a balance that most directors don’t get. Raimi for example made 2 excellent Spider-Man movies by keeping them close enough to the comics, but feeling like their own movies. In fact, I think a lot of the recent Marvel movies (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America etc) have all fallen into that category.

      My complaint with Watchmen was not that he went panel-by-panel, he just went panel-by-panel and missed the point.

  • Xavier Burgin

    I enjoyed The Watchmen. I feel like that film just shows you most fanboys can never be pleased. You re-interpret an idea, you didn&#39;t keep the spirit of the comic. You go panel by panel from the graphic novel, you didn&#39;t make it your own.

  • http://twitter.com/boddickerfilms Luke Owen

    That&#39;s because there is a balance that most directors don&#39;t get. Raimi for example made 2 excellent Spider-Man movies by keeping them close enough to the comics, but feeling like their own movies. In fact, I think a lot of the recent Marvel movies (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America etc) have all fallen into that category.<br /><br />My complaint with Watchmen was not that he went

  • http://twitter.com/HolyFranchise HolyFranchiseBatman!

    I really enjoyed Red State, but that may have been because my expectations from Kevin Smith had been lowered so much with his recent films. Kind of the opposite to this article. I would however have preferred his original ending.

  • http://twitter.com/boddickerfilms Luke Owen

    Hey come on now, Zack and Miri was great. And so was Clerks II.<br /><br />Cop Out we don&#39;t talk about…

  • oweeyo

    Terrible views, all of these films were great and btw spiderman 4 wasn’t stopped bec. of Spiderman 3′s quality, Sam Rami said he couldn’t make a good film in the allotted time the studio wanted so HE gave up.

  • oweeyo

    Terrible views, all of these films were great and btw spiderman 4 wasn&#39;t stopped bec. of Spiderman 3&#39;s quality, Sam Rami said he couldn&#39;t make a good film in the allotted time the studio wanted so HE gave up.

  • DDd

    Ang Lee’s Hulk I think is mine. Spiderman 3 comes damn close though.

    • http://www.facebook.com/seans.espace Sean Budde

      Incredible Hulk was worse.

      • http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com Flickering Myth

        Hulk wouldn’t have been too bad if it wasn’t for the fact the Hulk himself is so appallingly bad in it.

        • http://www.facebook.com/MikeMoore1987 Mike Moore

          yeh he really over acted that angry green rage monster lol

          • http://twitter.com/jburtis John Burtis

            The Hulk, when playing himself, in this, we can now agree, despicable movie, overdresses to the point of a Busby Berkley girl being plunked down in the huge Siberian city of Tomsk in her show costume in a snowstorm in mid-January. Unlike The Hulk, she carries Amex Blue, and quickly hurries into Malenkov’s Furriers on Lenina Street to purchase a coat and soon picks up a winter wardrobe. The Hulk, as long as he remains The Hulk, will remain uncouth, poorly dressed, and a victim of the weather, while his determined ugliness deters friendships of all types except for the animals he feeds from the proceeds of his shake down racket, which he practices on the local commie stooges.

    • meesa

      yeah but this guy obviously just dosnt get that he put 2 great movies or atleast successful movies and put them in with 3 terrible terrible movies, he could have picked a million worse films that spiderman or watchmen

  • DDd

    Ang Lee&#39;s Hulk I think is mine. Spiderman 3 comes damn close though.

  • Drejhead

    I find it really hard to believe that anyone thinks these 5 are more disappointing than Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes, Batman and Robin, The Last Airbender. What about Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. That followed the most financially successful of the series, and the one that reached the broadest audience, and Final Frontier flat out sucked on every level. These are much worse films that had less hype, but still were huge let downs to massive amounts of fans of the franchises.

    Every one of these 5 on the list are considered disappointing only based on hype. Had Phantom Menace, Crystal Skull or Spider-Man 3 been the only movies in their franchises on release, meaning had they not been following successful movies, people would have enjoyed them a lot more and not had a lot to complain about. I know that every person I know who saw Phantom Menace who had never seen the other Star Wars absolutely loved it. Are these 5 perfect, no, but the negative reactions always come from comparisons to stronger earlier entries in their franchises. Negative reactions to Watchmen only seem to be related to the change in the ending of the film. Godfather 3 was a little too dull, but again suffers from following 2 perfect earlier movies. Had it been the only Godfather movie ever made it would be much more appreciated. That goes for all of these.

    • areolaman

      star trek v is not a bad movie. It is much better than phantom menace

      • http://www.facebook.com/slyry6285 Ryan Lail

        star wars not star trek learn your sci-fi dumb dumb

        • Guest

          he’s responding to the question above

        • yuogu

          learn to read before u insult dumb dumb

      • Marla’srage

        star trek v is not a bad movie ? sorry but i believe it to be truly dreadful, the 5 on the list have some sort of redeeming qualities – yes even phantom menace – but star trek v, what on earth can you like about kirks attempts to meet god ?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJZGSQN26S55FWVULWTG52SGOY Iron Jam

        The Yosemite scenes were fun, but that’s about it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002579724323 Jeremy Iverson

        There was this perception that they did “god” in that movie. It was just an alien and they knew it from the start. Was really just a big episode. There were a couple parts I liked a lot. When they crash land on the enterprise, and when they briefly show a very cool looking father Sarek taking hold of baby Spock: “So…human.”

      • meesa

        fair point, i agree with this, phantom menace was the biggest let down for me in my whole life movie wise, i loved star wars with a passion (star trek too) but when that piece of shit movie phantom menace came out it was like someone had a mad a cheap made for tv movie with over the top special effects with teddy bears, creatures and robots…. was there any jedi? minus the 2 obvious? real fights with real people? meh, no just big force fields made of honeycombs and robots being dropped from ships….. sickens me just thinking about how bad that film was

    • http://www.facebook.com/MikeMoore1987 Mike Moore

      i think the point of the entire article is the disappointment based on the previous success of a franchise, source material and hype..although I’m not as down on Watchmen as the writer I couldn’t agree more about the other 4…truly aweful films

      • Callty

        i saw Watchmen when it came out. I had never heard of this comic book franchise before so i went it there with a clean slate. I found the movie very boring. i guess you have to be a fan of it in the source material in the first place to say it was a good movie.

        • Refardeon De Jorge Ville

          You don’t need to be a fan of Watchmen to find it awesome. I found it that way even when I didn’t even knew about the existencie of the COmic book. After I saw the movie, I read the comic, and found it’s almost the same thing, but reduced in lenght… Well, I think it’s a matter of likes and dis-likes.

        • http://www.facebook.com/devon.shestko Devon Shestko

          It is a slower paced movie that is for sure, but it has to be when you think of the message it is trying to send. Every character is a representation of the human mind. Some are Extremes like Rorschach and the Comedian while some are hybrids like Ozzy and Night Owl. Not everyone sees these examples and therefore don’t really understand the statement the film and comic makes. There is a large difference in a boring movie and a bad movie. The King’s Speech was super boring but it was technically great and the acting was fantastic. The Expendables was exciting but a piece of garbage technically and the acting was terrible. I guess it all comes down to how you understand films and what you look for in them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/les.duldulao.1 Les Duldulao

      I agree with Tim Burton’s “Planet of the Apes” being a major disappointment. It should be on this list.

    • TripMeister

      How can a film not be disappointing without hype? A film gets hyped, based on past efforts or just general buzz – if it doesn’t live upto that hype – it’s DISAPPOINTING.

      Fact is, Godfather III, The Phantom Menace, Spider-man 3, The fourth Indiana Jones… they DID follow hugely successful films that set a precedent – and not only did they not live upto that, they tanked far below those estimations to the point that they can be considered massively disappointing – hence they are on this list (I can’t speak for The Watchmen, haven’t seen it).

  • Drejhead

    I find it really hard to believe that anyone thinks these 5 are more disappointing than Tim Burton&#39;s Planet of the Apes, Batman and Robin, The Last Airbender. What about Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. That followed the most financially successful of the series, and the one that reached the broadest audience, and Final Frontier flat out sucked on every level. These are much worse films that

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HGRWH77QM6H72AY5U5BPNPSJNA James Cole

    This is clearly the most insipid, useless article ever posted to the internet.

    Congratulations fool, you’ve achieved a new low in western culture.

    The bottom feeding bar has been set.

    • http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com Flickering Myth

      And this is clearly the most insipid, useless comment ever posted on this article. Congratulations to you too.

      • NORDS

        You should be ashamed of putting this article up!

      • Bubba

        What about yours then? heheh we can go on and on and on… Congratulations!

      • evilplatypus

        The up-votes say otherwise.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002579724323 Jeremy Iverson

        You fell into the trap buddy. You allowed your rage to feed the troll. Stay vigilant.

    • Jeremy

      Really? I hated every movie in this list

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HGRWH77QM6H72AY5U5BPNPSJNA James Cole

    This is clearly the most insipid, useless article ever posted to the internet.<br /><br />Congratulations fool, you&#39;ve achieved a new low in western culture.<br /><br />The bottom feeding bar has been set.

  • http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com/ Flickering Myth

    And this is clearly the most insipid, useless comment ever posted on this article. Congratulations to you too.

  • Brianrpeck

    2001 “Planet of the Apes”! As a huge fan of the original franchise I was so happy that it seemed 20th Century Fox finally pulled their head out and realized they were sitting on a potential reboot goldmine. What a unwatchable bore this Marky Mark starring turd was! Thank the gods for “Rise of the Planet of The Apes” last year which was so surprisingly NOT disappointing! Can’t wait to see the follow up, hope it’s not disappointing. I’d add the horrible “Quantum of Solace” to the list as well after such a terrific James Bond reboot with “Casino Royale”.

    • http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com Flickering Myth

      Yes, the Tim Burton remake was a huge disappointment. Rise of the Planet of the Apes went some way to making amends, and I remember reading about Rupert Wyatt’s ideas for a Full Metal Jacket-inspired sequel that would see the apes undergoing training before going in to battle against the humans – now that’s something I’d like to see!

  • Brianrpeck

    2001 &quot;Planet of the Apes&quot;! As a huge fan of the original franchise I was so happy that it seemed 20th Century Fox finally pulled their head out and realized they were sitting on a potential reboot goldmine. What a unwatchable bore this Marky Mark starring turd was! Thank the gods for &quot;Rise of the Planet of The Apes&quot; last year which was so surprisingly NOT disappointing! Can&#

  • http://twitter.com/flickeringmyth Flickering Myth

    Yes, the Tim Burton remake was a huge disappointment. Rise of the Planet of the Apes went some way to making amends, and I remember reading about Rupert Wyatt&#39;s ideas for a Full Metal Jacket-inspired sequel that would see the apes undergoing training before going in to battle against the humans – now that&#39;s something I&#39;d like to see!

  • http://twitter.com/HolyFranchise HolyFranchiseBatman!

    Yes, the Tim Burton remake was a huge disappointment. Rise of the Planet of the Apes went some way to making amends, and I remember reading about Rupert Wyatt&#39;s ideas for a Full Metal Jacket-inspired sequel that would see the apes undergoing training before going in to battle against the humans – now that&#39;s something I&#39;d like to see!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Umphrey/523387241 Mike Umphrey

    ummm no, maybe the most disappointing films in the 40 years, but there are many more disappointing films, um Superman IV, Star Trek V, Star Trek Nemesis, Supergirl, As far as Indiana Jones movies are concerned, Temple of Doom is far far far worse the Crystal Skull, and speaking of Skulls, what about Masters of the Universe. My Point is don’t just take popularity into account when deciding stuff. Thanx

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Umphrey/523387241 Mike Umphrey

    ummm no, maybe the most disappointing films in the 40 years, but there are many more disappointing films, um Superman IV, Star Trek V, Star Trek Nemesis, Supergirl, As far as Indiana Jones movies are concerned, Temple of Doom is far far far worse the Crystal Skull, and speaking of Skulls, what about Masters of the Universe. My Point is don&#39;t just take popularity into account when deciding

  • Crowleynv

    i skipped watchmen, cos i was pretty bored by comic book adaptations the point it was made. i’d prefer if people made their own stuff instead of adapting and re-adapting comics for movies, so i wan’t comment on that one… as for the rest, i agree – they all should be there (though a top 5 is a bit unfair to all the rest screwed up saga’s out there), but I’d put Indiana Jones IV in top spot! not only it was utterly dreadful, and ruined my favorite childhood movie hero, but it had Shia as the successor to Harrison Ford in the franchise, which almost made me cry! Phantom Menace was only a poor film (as were episodes II and III), but this goes up there with the worst ever for me! South Park was 100% right about it, and how i felt after seeing it..
    my top 5 would be more like this
    1. Indiana Jones IV
    2. SW – Phantom Menace (and episodes 2 and 3)
    3. Pirates of the Caribbean 2 (and 3, and, i’m guessing 4)
    4. Batman and Robin (and Batmen forever)
    5. Alien – Resurrection

  • Crowleynv

    i skipped watchmen, cos i was pretty bored by comic book adaptations the point it was made. i&#39;d prefer if people made their own stuff instead of adapting and re-adapting comics for movies, so i wan&#39;t comment on that one… as for the rest, i agree – they all should be there (though a top 5 is a bit unfair to all the rest screwed up saga&#39;s out there), but I&#39;d put Indiana Jones IV

  • naturallybornbad

    you are kidding. watchmen was a triumph. snyder did and unbelievable job and most of the comic world agrees that it is a brilliant adaptation. for peopel saying he brought nothing new.. god get real you jealous losers. superman returns didn’t make this list? wow..

  • naturallybornbad

    you are kidding. watchmen was a triumph. snyder did and unbelievable job and most of the comic world agrees that it is a brilliant adaptation. for peopel saying he brought nothing new.. god get real you jealous losers. superman returns didn&#39;t make this list? wow..

  • Andrew Getting

    I don’t think it’s a matter of Snyder “getting” Watchmen — he himself agreed that it wouldn’t translate to the screen as well as anyone would have liked, and he was set on doing the best job possible rather than having a studio grind it out — your mileage may vary on whether he succeeded.

    The problem is, Watchmen was a delicate balancing act in the comics medium, and the sacrifices necessary to transition to film disrupted that. About half the story’s protagonists — the unmasked ones, mind — were all but dropped from the narrative, and as a result the climax lost most of its impact. Some of the faults were unnecessary — Osterman, Veidt, and Juspeczyk being miscast or under acted/directed being big ones — but Jeffrey Dean Morgan nailed a character who’d be very easy to get wrong, and the raw story device used for the ending is arguably superior to the original (speaking personally, relying on psychics seemed to undercut the themes surrounding Osterman’s characterization). I don’t view it as a bad movie, but I do view it as a disappointment, as noble misfires often are.

    (That said, as a rabid Green Lantern fan, even cautious optimism didn’t make up for the sad heap of exposition, bad “humor,” and romance without chemistry. Mark Strong and especially Peter Sarsgaard showed how good the movie should have been.)

    • http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com Flickering Myth

      Hi Andrew, I agree that Jeffrey Dean Morgan nailed the Comedian, he’s probably my favourite thing about the movie. Or possibly the soundtrack.

      I’ve never really read much Green Lantern, but I did think the movie was criticised a bit too much. Although it probably won’t happen, a sequel does have potential, especially if they drop Blake Lively from the cast.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Getting/670993678 Andrew Getting

    I don&#39;t think it&#39;s a matter of Snyder &quot;getting&quot; Watchmen — he himself agreed that it wouldn&#39;t translate to the screen as well as anyone would have liked, and he was set on doing the best job possible rather than having a studio grind it out — your mileage may vary on whether he succeeded. <br /><br />The problem is, Watchmen was a delicate balancing act in the comics

  • http://twitter.com/HolyFranchise HolyFranchiseBatman!

    Hi Andrew, I agree that Jeffrey Dean Morgan nailed the Comedian, he&#39;s probably my favourite thing about the movie. Or possibly the soundtrack. <br /><br />I&#39;ve never really read much Green Lantern, but I did think the movie was criticised a bit too much. Although it probably won&#39;t happen, a sequel does have potential, especially if they drop Blake Lively from the cast.

  • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

    hard to argue Ang Lee’s Hulk of Superman Returns. It’s amazing how many of these are geek properties.

    • http://www.facebook.com/seans.espace Sean Budde

      Incredible Hulk was worse than Ang Lee’s Hulk.

      • http://www.facebook.com/MikeMoore1987 Mike Moore

        no, just no! comic book movie must have got lost in translation as make the screen look like a really stupid comic book

  • Anghus

    hard to argue Ang Lee&#39;s Hulk of Superman Returns. It&#39;s amazing how many of these are geek properties.

  • Wtroggin

    The lost world Jurassic park smashed my heart into a million pieces.

    • eco23

      Totally agree with you!

  • Wtroggin

    The lost world Jurassic park smashed my heart into a million pieces.

  • jacob

    X-men: First Class is by far the most dissapointing movie ever, in my opinion.

    • http://www.facebook.com/seans.espace Sean Budde

      Couldn’t disagree more…First Class is the best X-Men movie, IMO.

  • jacob

    X-men: First Class is by far the most dissapointing movie ever, in my opinion.

  • Kyle

    This was a terrible list. Some were bad, but “BIGGEST”, only star wars and maybe indiana jones fits the bill. Watchmen was a great film, and spider man 3 wasnt good, but wasnt terrible either considering none of that trilogy were all that great. Godfather part 3 wasnt horrible either, still better then 95% of films today.
    Some switches should be made, with movies like Pirates 2,3,4 – Matrix 2,3 – Last Airbender – Battle Los Angeles – Batman and Robin – Battlefield Earth – etc etc etc

    • http://www.facebook.com/seans.espace Sean Budde

      I liked Battlefield Earth…it’s a classic! LOL

  • Kyle

    This was a terrible list. Some were bad, but &quot;BIGGEST&quot;, only star wars and maybe indiana jones fits the bill. Watchmen was a great film, and spider man 3 wasnt good, but wasnt terrible either considering none of that trilogy were all that great. Godfather part 3 wasnt horrible either, still better then 95% of films today.<br />Some switches should be made, with movies like Pirates 2,3,4

  • wraith

    Alien 3 such a crash after the phenomenal Aliens. I wish it had never been made…

    • http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com Flickering Myth

      Good call on Alien 3. I was hugely disappointed by it too. Especially the lack of Hicks and Newt.

      • http://twitter.com/joeskis Mark J

        I actually don’t have as big of a problem with Alien 3 as others do. The main thing I didn’t like about it is it ruins the ending of Aliens because afterall Ripley didn’t save Newt.

    • DrNope

      Not a chance. Alien 3 made them horror movies again. Terrific movie.

  • wraith

    Alien 3 such a crash after the phenomenal Aliens. I wish it had never been made…

  • http://twitter.com/HolyFranchise HolyFranchiseBatman!

    Good call on Alien 3. I was hugely disappointed by it too. Especially the lack of Hicks and Newt.

  • Rmojr3

    I would have to throw The Matrix Revolutions in this category. Wanted to leave the theater halfway thru. I mean fucking seriously, donating the middle act to Tank’s replacement’s girlfriend? Terrible conclusion movie.

  • Rmojr3

    I would have to throw The Matrix Revolutions in this category. Wanted to leave the theater halfway thru. I mean fucking seriously, donating the middle act to Tank&#39;s replacement&#39;s girlfriend? Terrible conclusion movie.

  • eco23

    Totally agree with you!

  • theonewhoisadude

    this list is silly, resident evil was the most dissapointing film ever

    • http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com Flickering Myth

      I really don’t think anyone was holding out much hope for Resident Evil to be a classic, especially with Paul W.S. Anderson directing it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/MikeMoore1987 Mike Moore

      Resident Evil was a film about zombies being killed by scantily clad women…pretty much lived up to the hype :p

  • theonewhoisadude

    this list is silly, resident evil was the most dissapointing film ever

  • Ed

    The Avengers should be in it.Everyone was exited to finally see Marvel’s Justice League on the big screen, and it turned out to be an average film.Though like Star Wars Episode 1, no one wants to talk about how boring and cliche it was.

    • CaptainMagnum

      You lost all my respect for your post when you called it “Marvel’s Justice League”. It just makes it sound like you’re the kind of person who wouldn’t have liked it to start with (because you make it sound like its something you couldn’t have respected for not being a Justice League movie) so why say bad of it as if it had a chance in your mind to start with.

      • http://www.facebook.com/slyry6285 Ryan Lail

        the jla is the best of the best im sorry but DC will always be better then Marvel

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJZGSQN26S55FWVULWTG52SGOY Iron Jam

          You can’t refute someone’s opinion with your own opinion.

  • Ed

    The Avengers should be in it.Everyone was exited to finally see Marvel&#39;s Justice League on the big screen, and it turned out to be an average film.Though like Star Wars Episode 1, no one wants to talk about how boring and cliche it was.

  • jh1289

    “Many consider” Spider-Man 2 to be the best comic book adaptation ever made? You sound like Fox News there, citing vague sources for your own opinion. :) Sorry to say it like that, but I don’t know anyone that thinks Spider-Man 2 was the best comic book movie ever made, not when it’s stacked up against quality movies like X2, the Batman Begins trilogy, Avengers, and Kick-Ass.

    • HolyFranchiseBatman!

      Just because you don’t know anyone who thinks that, doesn’t mean there aren’t people out there who think that. For a long time, Spider-Man 2 and X2 were generally considered to be the best superhero movies and I’m sure there are people out there who’d still put them top, even though neither of them has aged well in my opinion.

      This article was written in February before The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers were released – only complete fanboys would have declared them the best superhero movie before they’d even seen either of them. And Kick-Ass? Seriously?? It’s good, but the best? Not even top five…

  • jh1289

    &quot;Many consider&quot; Spider-Man 2 to be the best comic book adaptation ever made? You sound like Fox News there, citing vague sources for your own opinion. :) Sorry to say it like that, but I don&#39;t know anyone that thinks Spider-Man 2 was the best comic book movie ever made, not when it&#39;s stacked up against quality movies like X2, the Batman Begins trilogy, Avengers, and Kick-Ass.

  • http://www.facebook.com/seans.espace Sean Budde

    Superman Returns is right up there with Phantom Menace.

    • http://www.facebook.com/slyry6285 Ryan Lail

      your 100% superman returns was an epic failure i was very pissed when superman lifted an island compleatly made of krytonite. thumbs down BOOOOOOOOO

  • http://www.facebook.com/seans.espace Sean Budde

    Superman Returns is right up there with Phantom Menace.

  • http://www.facebook.com/seans.espace Sean Budde

    Incredible Hulk was worse.

  • http://www.facebook.com/seans.espace Sean Budde

    Incredible Hulk was worse than Ang Lee&#39;s Hulk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/seans.espace Sean Budde

    I liked Battlefield Earth…it&#39;s a classic! LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/seans.espace Sean Budde

    Couldn&#39;t disagree more…First Class is the best X-Men movie, IMO.

  • http://twitter.com/HolyFranchise HolyFranchiseBatman!

    Just because you don&#39;t know anyone who thinks that, doesn&#39;t mean there aren&#39;t people out there who think that. For a long time, Spider-Man 2 and X2 were generally considered to be the best superhero movies and I&#39;m sure there are people out there who&#39;d still put them top, even though neither of them has aged well in my opinion.<br /><br />This article was written in February

  • http://twitter.com/HolyFranchise HolyFranchiseBatman!

    Hulk wouldn&#39;t have been too bad if it wasn&#39;t for the fact the Hulk himself is so appallingly bad in it.

  • http://twitter.com/HolyFranchise HolyFranchiseBatman!

    I really don&#39;t think anyone was holding out much hope for Resident Evil to be a classic, especially with Paul W.S. Anderson directing it.

  • Joe

    Battlefield Earth.
    One of the Best SciFi books Ive ever read. And I read the book first.
    But one of the worst movies ever made.

  • Joe

    Battlefield Earth.<br />One of the Best SciFi books Ive ever read. And I read the book first.<br />But one of the worst movies ever made.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wolfy.snackrib.7 Wolfy Snackrib

    Watchmen is one of the best movies I ever saw, who’s the shithead that wrote this article? Hang him, hang him high.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wolfy.snackrib.7 Wolfy Snackrib

    Watchmen is one of the best movies I ever saw, who&#39;s the shithead that wrote this article? Hang him, hang him high.

  • Rob Ford

    Alien 3 was the most dissapointing film of all time, all theses movies were at least watchable

  • Rob Ford

    Alien 3 was the most dissapointing film of all time, all theses movies were at least watchable

  • jrs1

    Apparently the only people in the world who liked Watchmen are really pissed off that you called it out for being a boring piece of shit. I agree with all 5 of these picks, although I might replace Spiderman 3 with X Men 3 only because I didn’t expect Spiderman 3 to deilver. Other movies worthy of consideration: Superman Returns, Prometheus, Dark Knight Rises, Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes, Peter Jackson’s King Kong, and so and so forth.

  • jrs1

    Apparently the only people in the world who liked Watchmen are really pissed off that you called it out for being a boring piece of shit. I agree with all 5 of these picks, although I might replace Spiderman 3 with X Men 3 only because I didn&#39;t expect Spiderman 3 to deilver. Other movies worthy of consideration: Superman Returns, Prometheus, Dark Knight Rises, Tim Burton&#39;s Planet of the

  • NORDS

    You should be ashamed of putting this article up!

  • Wilf Tarquin

    As people doesn’t seem to understand why The Phantom Menace is so bad, I guess you need to have it explained to you:

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJZGSQN26S55FWVULWTG52SGOY Iron Jam

      I absolutely LOVE the very first Star Wars movie (A New Hope). I was 7 years old when it was released, and I was hooked. However, you could pick that movie apart just like Phantom Menace. Just like Phantom, it has bad dialogue, some logic fails, some flat acting, etc. All Phantom needed was just a tad bit more emotional umph, and it would be just as much a classic as the first.

  • Wilf Tarquin

    As people doesn&#39;t seem to understand why The Phantom Menace is so bad, I guess you need to have it explained to you:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKtZmQgxrI

  • http://twitter.com/joeskis Mark J

    I actually don&#39;t have as big of a problem with Alien 3 as others do. The main thing I didn&#39;t like about it is it ruins the ending of Aliens because afterall Ripley didn&#39;t save Newt.

  • xavi

    watchmen is a good movie not something ima get at blockbuster when im roaming thru the 99 cent section but i did see u described sucker punch as “practically unwatchable” r u kidding me?? maybe u didnt understand the movie maybe u were a lil to high for that one idk… godfather3 ok spiderman3 was horrible idk how somebody manages to ruin Venom crushed my soul. indiana jones whatever but…BUT…. Phantom Menace as ur number 1??? are u 50 idk man but to me Darth Mual is one of the most kickass baddass villians of all times and in my mind wouldnt of killed him off until episode 3. idk man maybe u should rethink ur life plans movie critic is not ur thing….

  • xavi

    watchmen is a good movie not something ima get at blockbuster when im roaming thru the 99 cent section but i did see u described sucker punch as &quot;practically unwatchable&quot; r u kidding me?? maybe u didnt understand the movie maybe u were a lil to high for that one idk… godfather3 ok spiderman3 was horrible idk how somebody manages to ruin Venom crushed my soul. indiana jones whatever

  • http://www.facebook.com/rubzsaini Ruby Kaur Saini

    whr is planet of the apes hea!!!! most disappointin muvi :| o.O~

  • http://www.facebook.com/rubzsaini Ruby Kaur Saini

    whr is planet of the apes hea!!!! most disappointin muvi :| o.O~

  • anonymous

    Am I the only person in the world who like The Phantom Menace? In fact, it’s my favorite Star Wars movie.

    • http://www.facebook.com/slyry6285 Ryan Lail

      i like the first star wars i only hated the kid who played anikin he could not act his way out of a bag, but other than that it was a good movie

      • obliv326

        one word… punctuation

        • Spenfen

          You ended your sentence without a period. The irony…

    • http://www.facebook.com/MikeMoore1987 Mike Moore

      yes

    • http://twitter.com/BrakeFastClub The Brake Fast Club

      God help you. That’s all I can say. God help you.

    • Toi Moi

      you’re not alone, my Padawan; liked it i did, all of them i liked. And of, mitochondria, what is wrong with the word, i ask.

    • Jared

      I love Phantom Menace, it’s great, even though Revenge Of The Sith is the one that actually ties about everything together.

    • bob

      Yep out of all 6 movies the phantom menace was the best. The old ones with luke and han solo were the worst. Anyone who thinks otherwise is wrong.

      • THISisMYfirstTROLLcommentEVER

        You are so right. I can’t even…ughhh, I feel the same way, bro. Clone Wars was my favorite though. I mean, it’s like some sort of masterpiece. Episodes 4, 5 and 6 are boring and probably not even known.

    • Keltari

      The only thing good about The Phantom Menace was Darth Maul.

      • WoWed

        Darth Maul deserved better. that’s all i can say about that

    • jesuswithnoballs

      he s clearly trolling

  • anonymous

    Am I the only person in the world who like The Phantom Menace? In fact, it&#39;s my favorite Star Wars movie.

  • Thomas Pharo

    I loved Tetro.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomaspharo Thomas Pharo

    I loved Tetro.

  • Sloppy Joe

    I’m probably the only person who didn’t hate The fourth Indiana Jones. Yes, it’s the worst of the four. But the only aspect, which I felt they screwed up in, was the story, and how it played out in the end with the whole “aliens” thing. Guess who wrote the story? Yea, that’s right! George Lucas: the GENIUS behind The Phantom Menace (that was sarcastic). Otherwise, it was a fun movie, great performances. Great to see the whole cast back. People expected too much. Do you really think it’ll be better than the other three?

    • angelusprimus

      I wasn’t upset with aliens in the end because I understood where they were coming from.

      Lucas, for this movies, looks for inspiration in the period movies.

      Star wars is basically modern recreation of 30ies Science fiction serials, like Flash Gordon. Old Indy movies were modern recreation of 30ies pulp adventures in the unknown, New Indy movie was, from the start it was announced as modern recreation of 50ies science fiction adventure movie.

      and that’s exactly what it was.

    • http://twitter.com/BrakeFastClub The Brake Fast Club

      If you want to settle for crap that’s fine but don’t tell us we should too.

  • Sloppy Joe

    I&#39;m probably the only person who didn&#39;t hate The fourth Indiana Jones. Yes, it&#39;s the worst of the four. But the only aspect, which I felt they screwed up in, was the story, and how it played out in the end with the whole &quot;aliens&quot; thing. Guess who wrote the story? Yea, that&#39;s right! George Lucas: the GENIUS behind The Phantom Menace (that was sarcastic). Otherwise, it was

  • areolaman

    star trek v is not a bad movie. It is much better than phantom menace

  • CaptainMagnum

    You lost all my respect for your post when you called it &quot;Marvel&#39;s Justice League&quot;. It just makes it sound like you&#39;re the kind of person who wouldn&#39;t have liked it to start with (because you make it sound like its something you couldn&#39;t have respected for not being a Justice League movie) so why say bad of it as if it had a chance in your mind to start with.

  • Pimp Hand of the King

    Yeah, the author of this post is full of crap. If he wants to whine about Syder&#39;s Watchmen fine, it&#39;s his list. However, that line about Watchmen being &quot;reviled&quot; is simply a lie. It was a modest box office success, it was certified &quot;fresh&quot; on rotten tomatoes and got a lukewarm reaction from fans. A mixed reaction, sure; but not overwhelmingly negative like this idiot

  • BrickStone

    100% Agree about Watchmen. All these people loving Watchmen are just feeling the residual awesomeness of the source material, Snyder did a horrible job adapting it.

  • BrickStone

    100% Agree about Watchmen. All these people loving Watchmen are just feeling the residual awesomeness of the source material, Snyder did a horrible job adapting it.

  • Me

    The writer of this Article is a moron. He puts these movies in the top 5 worst films ever and leaves out every Harry Potter movie and Twilight movie? for example.
    In fact I could name a few hundred “worst movies ever” that have come out of the arse of America in the last 10 years.

    An article such as this needs to be written by people whom are un-biased in all meanings of the word. Not someone whom has pre-conceived ideas about what is good or what is bad…they are inciting that EVERYONE hates these films, or at least should hate them. That’s not the way to write anything, unless perhaps your last name is Hitler or Stalin.

    They say take a pinch of salt with things some people say…There isn’t enough salt on this Earth to cover this bullshit.

    • http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com Flickering Myth

      Actually, it’s you who is a moron. This isn’t a top five worst films ever article – it’s the most disappointing… if you’d bothered to read the title and the first paragraph, you’d have seen that. As for your second paragraph, again you’ve kind of completely missed the point. It’s all about preconceived ideas and expectations. I suggest you start reading things properly.

      And if you think Harry Potter and Twilight are really the worst films ever made, or that only America can make a crap movie, you need to go away and expand what is obviously a severely limited knowledge of film.

      • http://www.facebook.com/MikeMoore1987 Mike Moore

        ooo burn lol

  • Me

    The writer of this Article is a moron. He puts these movies in the top 5 worst films ever and leaves out every Harry Potter movie and Twilight movie? for example.<br />In fact I could name a few hundred &quot;worst movies ever&quot; that have come out of the arse of America in the last 10 years.<br /><br />An article such as this needs to be written by people whom are un-biased in all meanings of

  • http://twitter.com/HolyFranchise HolyFranchiseBatman!

    Actually, it&#39;s you who is a moron. This isn&#39;t a top five worst films ever article – it&#39;s the most disappointing… if you&#39;d bothered to read the title and the first paragraph, you&#39;d have seen that. As for your second paragraph, again you&#39;ve kind of completely missed the point. It&#39;s all about preconceived ideas and expectations. I suggest you start reading things

  • loftissimo

    Seriously, you nailed this. Although, I was far more disappointed in either SW Episode 2 or 3 than I was with Episode 1…pod racing did a lot for my 12 year old self : )

  • loftissimo

    Seriously, you nailed this. Although, I was far more disappointed in either SW Episode 2 or 3 than I was with Episode 1…pod racing did a lot for my 12 year old self : )

  • http://www.facebook.com/slyry6285 Ryan Lail

    the jla is the best of the best im sorry but DC will always be better then Marvel

  • http://www.facebook.com/slyry6285 Ryan Lail

    your 100% superman returns was an epic failure i was very pissed when superman lifted an island compleatly made of krytonite. thumbs down BOOOOOOOOO

  • http://www.facebook.com/slyry6285 Ryan Lail

    star wars not star trek learn your sci-fi dumb dumb

  • http://www.facebook.com/slyry6285 Ryan Lail

    i like the first star wars i only hated the kid who played anikin he could not act his way out of a bag, but other than that it was a good movie

  • http://www.facebook.com/slyry6285 Ryan Lail

    i agree with 2345 but i feel harry potter and the twilight movies should be band all over the world

  • http://www.facebook.com/slyry6285 Ryan Lail

    i agree with 2345 but i feel harry potter and the twilight movies should be band all over the world

  • Bubba

    What about yours then? heheh we can go on and on and on… Congratulations!

  • Guest

    he&#39;s responding to the question above

  • angelusprimus

    I wasn&#39;t upset with aliens in the end because I understood where they were coming from. <br /><br /> Lucas, for this movies, looks for inspiration in the period movies. <br /><br /> Star wars is basically modern recreation of 30ies Science fiction serials, like Flash Gordon. Old Indy movies were modern recreation of 30ies pulp adventures in the unknown, New Indy movie was, from the start it

  • http://www.facebook.com/oliver.mcadoo Oliver Mcadoo

    Matrix2 anybody?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/oliver.mcadoo Oliver Mcadoo

    Matrix2 anybody?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eitan.shor Eitan Schur

    In the past decade there is a handful of highly anticipated films, that turned out to be extremely disappointing.

    Ive seen The Godfather 3 about 3 times now, and I enjoy it every time. In no way it has the qualities of the first two. But in no way it is a bad film.
    The Watchmen was also a very cool movie. My only problem with it, was that it was way too long.
    The third Spiderman was also not that bad. The last Matrix movie was worse.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eitan.shor Eitan Schur

    In the past decade there is a handful of highly anticipated films, that turned out to be extremely disappointing. <br /><br />Ive seen The Godfather 3 about 3 times now, and I enjoy it every time. In no way it has the qualities of the first two. But in no way it is a bad film.<br />The Watchmen was also a very cool movie. My only problem with it, was that it was way too long.<br />The third

  • Fyriaan

    Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace best star wars movie I know (- -’)

  • Fyriaan

    Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace best star wars movie I know (- -&#39;)

  • Jeremy

    Really? I hated every movie in this list

  • http://www.facebook.com/MikeMoore1987 Mike Moore

    yes

  • http://www.facebook.com/MikeMoore1987 Mike Moore

    i think the point of the entire article is the disappointment based on the previous success of a franchise, source material and hype..although I&#39;m not as down on Watchmen as the writer I couldn&#39;t agree more about the other 4…truly aweful films

  • http://www.facebook.com/MikeMoore1987 Mike Moore

    Resident Evil was a film about zombies being killed by scantily clad women…pretty much lived up to the hype :p

  • http://www.facebook.com/MikeMoore1987 Mike Moore

    yeh he really over acted that angry green rage monster lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/MikeMoore1987 Mike Moore

    ooo burn lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/MikeMoore1987 Mike Moore

    no, just no! comic book movie must have got lost in translation as make the screen look like a really stupid comic book

  • http://www.facebook.com/MikeMoore1987 Mike Moore

    Personal top 3 most disappointing
    1. Star Wars E1
    2. Star Wars E2
    3. Star Wars E3
    Who knew, Darth Vader (one of the coolest badies ever) is, in fact, an annoying child followed by a whining, pompus, pouting, spoilt, irritating looser. If I found out he was my father I’d go insane and become the Joker to….

    • Camilla Dixton-Voutilainen

      I’m a huge fan of the original trilogy, grew up with them and nothing new out of that franchise will ever top them…but I actually thought Revenge of the Sith was pretty good, so dark…but yeah the 2 previous prequels sucked donkey scrotum.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MikeMoore1987 Mike Moore

    Personal top 3 most disappointing<br />1. Star Wars E1<br />2. Star Wars E2<br />3. Star Wars E3<br />Who knew, Darth Vader (one of the coolest badies ever) is, in fact, an annoying child followed by a whining, pompus, pouting, spoilt, irritating looser. If I found out he was my father I&#39;d go insane and become the Joker to….

  • Harvey Dent

    this article only proves that anyone with a psydonym, a primadonna attitude and sucked at journalism in college can still be famous for 15 minutes…

    • http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com Flickering Myth

      Still hope for you then ‘Harvey’…

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      im not sure what a psydonym is.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJZGSQN26S55FWVULWTG52SGOY Iron Jam

      It’s the guy’s opinion. We all have one.

  • Harvey Dent

    this article only proves that anyone with a psydonym, a primadonna attitude and sucked at journalism in college can still be famous for 15 minutes…

  • http://twitter.com/BrakeFastClub The Brake Fast Club

    God help you. That&#39;s all I can say. God help you.

  • http://twitter.com/BrakeFastClub The Brake Fast Club

    If you want to settle for crap that&#39;s fine but don&#39;t tell us we should too.

  • http://twitter.com/HolyFranchise HolyFranchiseBatman!

    Still hope for you then &#39;Harvey&#39;…

  • DR

    I can agree with all of the above with acception to watchmen, as it was an amazing film, and it may not of been a huge hit, but it was very well done,and paved the way for making comic adaptions dark and gritty instead of your average dull superhero movies

  • DR

    I can agree with all of the above with acception to watchmen, as it was an amazing film, and it may not of been a huge hit, but it was very well done,and paved the way for making comic adaptions dark and gritty instead of your average dull superhero movies

  • Michael Johnson

    Here we go again, more Star Wars prequel bashing. About time you got off this band wagon now. Fact; they are better than the original trilogy.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJZGSQN26S55FWVULWTG52SGOY Iron Jam

      I liked the prequels. However, not one of them touches The Empire Strikes Back. To say that was the best Star Wars movie is cliche at this point, or so I thought.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Johnson/638296943 Michael Johnson

    Here we go again, more Star Wars prequel bashing. About time you got off this band wagon now. Fact; they are better than the original trilogy.

  • Mandarin

    You forgot the number one: SUPERMAN RETURNS
    P.S. Watchmen was GREAT!

  • Mandarin

    You forgot the number one: SUPERMAN RETURNS<br />P.S. Watchmen was GREAT!

  • Toi Moi

    you&#39;re not alone, my Padawan; liked it i did, all of them i liked. And of, mitochondria, what is wrong with the word, i ask.

  • obliv326

    one word… punctuation

  • http://twitter.com/jburtis John Burtis

    I agree with all save Watchmen, which I thought was a fantastic send up of the graphic novel, the latter, as a genre, being always tough to bring to the big screen – witness the sad fate of so many. While folks may choose to argue about casting, I thought it came off well, with Haley and Wilson leading the bunch, while Nixon, Robert Wisden, was better playing that enigma than those Hollywood heavies who played Nixon in big budget capers, like Frank Langella or Alf Landon. I’d give it a four! By the time Phantom Menace hit the screens I think Lucas was all tuned into his Skywalker sound and digital imaging work and his movie directing and producing business had gone to pot – I thank the Lord I never suffered through a full theater showing in a packed house full of Star Wars nuts, 300 feet from the necessary rooms. At least with TiVo, you can hit pause, watch Gladiator or Lola Rinnt, and come back to Episode 1 after the latest iteration of the Stupor Bowl. I never dared spark up a Camel while watching Lucas’ comeback films because the punch lines are as dry as a Death Valley woodpile and the acting is as wooden as Charlie McCarthy’s left leg. I can’t believe that Spielberg is thinking of casting Harrison Ford in some upcoming magnum opus, maybe an Indiana Jones deal. But I was sorta shocked when I read he’ll be 76 when the film’s released. C’mon. Where’s the pasture gate?

  • http://twitter.com/jburtis John Burtis

    I agree with all save Watchmen, which I thought was a fantastic send up of the graphic novel, the latter, as a genre, being always tough to bring to the big screen – witness the sad fate of so many. While folks may choose to argue about casting, I thought it came off well, with Haley and Wilson leading the bunch, while Nixon, Robert Wisden, was better playing that enigma than those Hollywood

  • http://twitter.com/jburtis John Burtis

    The Hulk, when playing himself, in this, we can now agree, despicable movie, overdresses to the point of a Busby Berkley girl being plunked down in the huge Siberian city of Tomsk in her show costume in a snowstorm in mid-January. Unlike The Hulk, she carries Amex Blue, and quickly hurries into Malenkov&#39;s Furriers on Lenina Street to purchase a coat and soon picks up a winter wardrobe. The

  • Champion

    This dude is undeserving of my opinion because he is a bad writer with absurd thoughts he likely stole from the section on Fandango.com.

    • Champion

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  • Champion

    This dude is undeserving of my opinion because he is a bad writer with absurd thoughts he likely stole from the section on Fandango.com.

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  • GS

    why is cirque du freak not on here?

  • GS

    why is cirque du freak not on here?

  • JonFrum

    Dune. I was at an opening with a theatre full of Dune fans, and people were breaking out laughing at serious scenes. When you make obsessive book fans hate a genre movie, there’s no hope. Literally everything good from the books was missing, and Sting was goofy. I wish I could erase the experience from my memory, all these years later.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJZGSQN26S55FWVULWTG52SGOY Iron Jam

      What’s funny is that Frank Herbert liked that it was consistent with his novel, and managed to get most of his politics in it.

  • JonFrum

    Dune. I was at an opening with a theatre full of Dune fans, and people were breaking out laughing at serious scenes. When you make obsessive book fans hate a genre movie, there&#39;s no hope. Literally everything good from the books was missing, and Sting was goofy. I wish I could erase the experience from my memory, all these years later.

  • Matthew Hickman

    You left out Nolans Batman movies

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mattkind Matthew Hickman

    You left out Nolans Batman movies

  • evilplatypus

    The up-votes say otherwise.

  • Jared

    I love Phantom Menace, it&#39;s great, even though Revenge Of The Sith is the one that actually ties about everything together.

  • Guest

    Michael Bay’s Transformers was just awful in every way – although Revenge of the Fallen did manage to up the stakes in unwatchability to a whole new level. And why everyone got so jazzed up about Megan Fox, I’ll never know… Sin City should be on this list, the Clash of the Titans remake…

    Speaking as someone who has never read the book, Watchmen was painful, but it seemed better when I saw it again later.

  • Khambatta

    Michael Bay&#39;s &quot;Transformers&quot; was just awful – although &quot;Revenge of the Fallen&quot; did manage to up the stakes in unwatchability to a whole new level. And why everyone got so jazzed up about Megan Fox, I&#39;ll never know…

  • This is my name

    This list sucks. A lot of these were really good movies. Want a disappointment? The first Dungeons & Dragons movie. I wanted to see the people responsible kneecapped with a .22. How is it possible to screw up a movie that badly? They could have simply filmed people actually playing D&D and it would have been better. Built in fan base of millions of people and they blew the whole thing out their cinematic ass. The entire crew should be banned from Hollywood and forced to work at Taco Bell for the rest of their lives. It was that bad. Basketcase 5 was better.

  • This is my name

    This list sucks. A lot of these were really good movies. Want a disappointment? The first Dungeons &amp; Dragons movie. I wanted to see the people responsible kneecapped with a .22. How is it possible to screw up a movie that badly? They could have simply filmed people actually playing D&amp;D and it would have been better. Built in fan base of millions of people and they blew the whole thing out

  • Witchdoktor

    I think the author was just too lazy to find a fifth movie to blame so he picked that one. I thought Watchmen was great. It had a great opening box office though the fanboys certainly cried about it enough. I read the graphic novel. The movie was mostly faithful to it. But like you said, and like I say about movies like Priest, Constantine and The Walking Dead, the general public knows

  • bob

    Yep out of all 6 movies the phantom menace was the best. The old ones with luke and han solo were the worst. Anyone who thinks otherwise is wrong.

  • Spookyt

    Yeah i cant argue that phantom menace had terrible parts, jar jar, roger roger, anakin bumbling his way into destroying an entire ship. If you removed the parts that were terrible you would have a much shorter movie. But everyone loved Darth Maul… And he isnt dead.

    Watchmen was great though. Problem is you get people like this article writer who have ADD and cant handle plots and backstories.

    Spiderman 3′s naturally should have had Venom as the enemy. He is his alltime nemesis. But having 3 badguys in one movie was just dumb. Should have stuck with only venom. And no emo dancing crap.

  • Spookyt

    Yeah i cant argue that phantom menace had terrible parts, jar jar, roger roger, anakin bumbling his way into destroying an entire ship. If you removed the parts that were terrible you would have a much shorter movie. But everyone loved Darth Maul… And he isnt dead.<br /><br />Watchmen was great though. Problem is you get people like this article writer who have ADD and cant handle plots and

  • Frank

    How, or better yet, in what world is Watchmen worst than Avatar: The Last Air Bender??? It is one of the worst films made in this past decade, from casting, adaptation, acting, i mean… What isn’t wrong with the damn movie? Shame, watchmen isn’t as bad as you make it out to be…and OBVIOUSLY Man of Steel will end up with some time manipulation FX. How else you effectively capture the essence of superman and the fact that he does things at speed of light? Bad review is bad.

  • Frank

    How, or better yet, in what world is Watchmen worst than Avatar: The Last Air Bender??? It is one of the worst films made in this past decade, from casting, adaptation, acting, i mean… What isn&#39;t wrong with the damn movie? Shame, watchmen isn&#39;t as bad as you make it out to be…and OBVIOUSLY Man of Steel will end up with some time manipulation FX. How else you effectively capture the

  • http://www.facebook.com/CruzControl55 Cruz Cruzer

    Rorschach is one of the most memorable characters I have ever seen in a movie. I still youtube Rorschach to see his magic. The rest of the movie was okay and certainly not horrible not horrible.

  • Guest

    Spiderman 3, Indy 4 and Phantom Menace are the only three on this list that I’ve managed to see, and personally Spiderman 3 is the only one I agreed on. I wasn’t crazy about Indy 4, but it wasn’t quite that bad in my opinion, though I didn’t love Shia LeBouf; if you ask me, he really should stick to hanging out with people like Megan Fox and Optimus Prime. I also wasn’t crazy about an aging Indy, though I couldn’t see anyone but Harrison playing Indy. I honestly loved Phantom Menace, and I had grown up with the original trilogy. I thought it was a good prequel, and personally I thought it was a nice way to introduce Vader’s history. But all in all, I thought Spidy #3 was horrible. Many of my friends had agreed with me that it was the worst super hero movie we had ever seen and had completely ruined the rest of the series; the acting wasn’t that great, and the storyline was certainly nowhere near the caliber of one and two. That would have definitely gone first on my list, and Indy 4 and Phantom Menace are far from the worst on my list.

  • Guest

    Spiderman 3, Indy 4 and Phantom Menace are the only three on this list that I&#39;ve managed to see, and personally Spiderman 3 is the only one I agreed on. I wasn&#39;t crazy about Indy 4, but it wasn&#39;t quite that bad in my opinion, though I didn&#39;t love Shia LeBouf; if you ask me, he really should stick to hanging out with people like Megan Fox and Optimus Prime. I also wasn&#39;t crazy

  • THISisMYfirstTROLLcommentEVER

    You are so right. I can&#39;t even…ughhh, I feel the same way, bro. Clone Wars was my favorite though. I mean, it&#39;s like some sort of masterpiece. Episodes 4, 5 and 6 are boring and probably not even known.

  • onslaught94

    Indiana Jones 4 was weak, granted, and I never saw Godfather III because I never saw any of them because I didn’t care for the franchise. But to list Phantom Menace, Spidey 3, and Watchmen on this list? You are indeed retarded.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJZGSQN26S55FWVULWTG52SGOY Iron Jam

      How can you not care for something you’ve never seen?

  • onslaught94

    Indiana Jones 4 was weak, granted, and I never saw Godfather III because I never saw any of them because I didn&#39;t care for the franchise. But to list Phantom Menace, Spidey 3, and Watchmen on this list? You are indeed retarded.

  • yuogu

    learn to read before u insult dumb dumb

  • ÇℜΔÇK_ℵΙℵℑΔΔ

    Watchmen Ultimate Cut = favourite movie of the decade. Typically enough, comic fanboys are going to have a problem with it.

  • http://twitter.com/Tonster333 Eoghan Dwyer

    Watchmen Ultimate Cut = favourite movie of the decade. Typically enough, comic fanboys are going to have a problem with it.

  • Keltari

    Highlander 2 was not only the biggest disappointment of all time, but quite possibly the worst movie ever made.

    • http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com Flickering Myth

      Crushingly disappointing, so much so that I’ve blocked everything about it from memory, except the fact that MacLeod and Ramirez get blown away in a car, the immortals are all aliens, and it shits all over Highlander’s story.

  • Keltari

    Highlander 2 was not only the biggest disappointment of all time, but quite possibly the worst movie ever made.

  • kzookiller

    Unwatchable sucker punch? Is he gay? Did he see how hot those women were!?!?!?

  • kzookiller

    Unwatchable sucker punch? Is he gay? Did he see how hot those women were!?!?!?

  • http://theblackbaron.blogspot.com/ Marrock

    Star Wars Episode 1? No such thing, everyone knows there were only ever three Star Wars movies made back in the 70s and 80s. Nice try though, had me going there for a minute.

  • http://theblackbaron.blogspot.com/ Marrock

    Star Wars Episode 1? No such thing, everyone knows there were only ever three Star Wars movies made back in the 70s and 80s. Nice try though, had me going there for a minute.

  • http://twitter.com/HolyFranchise HolyFranchiseBatman!

    Crushingly disappointing, so much so that I&#39;ve blocked everything about it from memory, except the fact that MacLeod and Ramirez get blown away in a car, the immortals are all aliens, and it shits all over Highlander&#39;s story.

  • 4J-7

    I always scroll down to the comments section with hopes that people are already addressing glaring issues with an article. I am glad I wasn’t disappointed and The Watchmen were rightfully defended.

  • 4J-7

    I always scroll down to the comments section with hopes that people are already addressing glaring issues with an article. I am glad I wasn&#39;t disappointed and The Watchmen were rightfully defended.

  • muley

    Watchmen was pretty “meh”. A disappointment sure, but certainly not “one of the most reviled adaptations of the 21st century”. I would have said Constantine (they couldn’t even get the name right.) What could have been a really fun, interesting and brutal detective story ended up as an M Night Shyamalan-esque middle-of-the-road supernatural thriller.

  • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

    im not sure what a psydonym is.

  • HackneyShark

    Superman Returns. I still don’t know how the director of The Usual Suspects and X-Men made such a boring movie

  • HackneyShark

    Superman Returns. I still don&#39;t know how the director of The Usual Suspects and X-Men made such a boring movie

  • satansonion

    To echo the sentiment of most of the other posters, Watchmen was a decent movie. Almost like a gritty version of the Incredibles, with aging super heroes and psychopaths. I was not too familiar with the comic (X-men comic fan myself), but I thought the movie was good. Two of the worst movies in history not included are Batman and Robin and In the. That the normally typecast but fairly solid Jason Statham could star in such an abomination as In the Name of the King was hugely disappointing. Batman and Robin was just terrible. Star Wars has surely earned its place at #1, however.

  • satansonion

    To echo the sentiment of most of the other posters, Watchmen was a decent movie. Almost like a gritty version of the Incredibles, with aging super heroes and psychopaths. I was not too familiar with the comic (X-men comic fan myself), but I thought the movie was good. Two of the worst movies in history not included are Batman and Robin and In the. That the normally typecast but fairly solid

  • Callty

    i saw Watchmen when it came out. I had never heard of this comic book franchise before so i went it there with a clean slate. I found the movie very boring. i guess you have to be a fan of it in the source material in the first place to say it was a good movie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jorgeluis.sanchezmartinez Refardeon De Jorge Ville

    You don&#39;t need to be a fan of Watchmen to find it awesome. I found it that way even when I didn&#39;t even knew about the existencie of the COmic book. After I saw the movie, I read the comic, and found it&#39;s almost the same thing, but reduced in lenght… Well, I think it&#39;s a matter of likes and dis-likes.

  • Rick

    Dude plz Eat Dog Shitt… These all movies were blockbuster except WATHCMEN….. So plz dont give a shitty review again …..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJZGSQN26S55FWVULWTG52SGOY Iron Jam

      I may have some disagreements with the author, but one thing I do know, is that financial success in no way, shape, or form automatically translates into quality.

  • Rick

    Dude plz Eat Dog Shitt… These all movies were blockbuster except WATHCMEN….. So plz dont give a shitty review again …..

  • drgeek

    Watchmen is an effing masterpiece compared to the rest of this list. What about Wolverine? Prometheus? X-Men Last Stand?

  • drgeek

    Watchmen is an effing masterpiece compared to the rest of this list. What about Wolverine? Prometheus? X-Men Last Stand?

  • Joe Cogan

    It’s not at all hard to tell exactly where The Godfather III went wrong: Robert Duvall isn’t in it, and Sofia Coppola is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=810714650 Joe Cogan

    It&#39;s not at all hard to tell exactly where The Godfather III went wrong: Robert Duvall isn&#39;t in it, and Sofia Coppola is.

  • Rayven

    This an awful article… Watchmen and Sucker Punch are amazing movies.

  • Rayven

    This an awful article… Watchmen and Sucker Punch are amazing movies.

  • http://twitter.com/Didgya Didgya

    That&#39;s what I thought exactly! I admit not reading the comic book beforehand but I always point to Watchmen as the example of what comic movies should be like. Sincere, emotional, gritty, confronted social issues of the time, and it had a great ending (which they could have easily screwed up). Especially if you compare it with most comic book movies, there is no comparison.

  • SkeleTony

    This list is laughably absurd. Not just because one can easily, with almost no effort at all, find 40 more disappointing films than these, but because of the blatant dishonesty the author employs. Watchmen is widely considered to be one of the best comics-to-film adaptations yet released. Only the Alan Moore fanboys were upset about it and that was because Moore was upset (and to be fair he pretty well stated up front that he was going to hate the movie no matter who made it and how good it was because he was against ANY movie being made of Watchmen).

    Watchmen is far from a perfect movie and the comic book was not a perfect comic book either. The movie actually improved the most criticized element of the comic: the ending.

    Even worse, while Spider-man 3 was a terrible film, to say it is any worse than Spider-man 2 is just plain STUPID! Spider-man (the first one) was actually the worst of the bunch! They literally stole the script from another bad movie (1989′s Batman) and switched the names around (Batman = Spider-man, Joker = Green Goblin) while keeping the same exact plot and pacing, events etc.

    Star Wars: Episode One was disappointing mainly because of Jar Jar Binks but it is not worse than the original Star Wars film by any stretch of the imagination! The original became a huge hit because of the special effects (revolutionary at the time) but it was a bad movie otherwise and would have went down in history as such if not for those effects. I could do a detailed breakdown of why this is but this is probably not the place for it. The stormtrooper hitting his head on teh door frame is pretty good indication of the quality of the film overall.

    • Some Guy

      People went to see Star Wars just for the special effects? A bad movie otherwise? You sir, are a moron.

  • Tony Castleberry

    This list is laughably absurd. Not just because one can easily, with almost no effort at all, find 40 more disappointing films than these, but because of the blatant dishonesty the author employs. Watchmen is widely considered to be one of the best comics-to-film adaptations yet released. Only the Alan Moore fanboys were upset about it and that was because Moore was upset (and to be fair he

  • d46412

    One word: Cleopatra

  • d46412

    One word: Cleopatra

  • http://www.facebook.com/devon.shestko Devon Shestko

    It is a slower paced movie that is for sure, but it has to be when you think of the message it is trying to send. Every character is a representation of the human mind. Some are Extremes like Rorschach and the Comedian while some are hybrids like Ozzy and Night Owl. Not everyone sees these examples and therefore don&#39;t really understand the statement the film and comic makes. There is a large

  • Isleofdan

    You’re a moron. Sorry, but Watchmen was so far from being reviled it’s not even funny; it was, and remains, one of the most brilliant comic book adaptations out there for anyone with more than two brain cells. Seriously, you’ve compiled one of the most pathetic lists of all time.

  • Isleofdan

    You&#39;re a moron. Sorry, but Watchmen was so far from being reviled it&#39;s not even funny; it was, and remains, one of the most brilliant comic book adaptations out there for anyone with more than two brain cells. Seriously, you&#39;ve compiled one of the most pathetic lists of all time.

  • Starsinger

    Watchmen is one of the greatest films of the century. But I agree with Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

  • Starsinger

    Watchmen is one of the greatest films of the century. But I agree with Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

  • Ozzy

    Watchmen was a great movie, if you think its a dissapoinment then u r a dissapointment to human beings for your poor judgement.

  • mrfox

    Anghus, I cannot possibly commend you enough on this. You’ve taken my thoughts about every single one of these films and expressed them so much better and more accurately than I ever could. You have impeccable taste. (X-Men The Last Stand is another one of the most disappointing films ever in my opinion.)

  • Ozzy

    Watchmen was a great movie, if you think its a dissapoinment then u r a dissapointment to human beings for your poor judgement.

  • jesuswithnoballs

    he s clearly trolling

  • mrfox

    Anghus, I cannot possibly commend you enough on this. You&#39;ve taken my thoughts about every single one of these films and expressed them so much better and more accurately than I ever could. You have impeccable taste. (X-Men The Last Stand is another one of the most disappointing films ever in my opinion.)

  • Mackenzie Fraser

    I feel like you need to see a film made before 1990.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mackenzie.fraser1 Mackenzie Fraser

    I feel like you need to see a film made before 1990.

  • dash

    i dont agree at all- the first 3 star wars were quite simple but they had awesome characters which saved the pretty straigh-foward story : “heres the empire, here’s the rebels, FIGH”.That’s it.The the last 3 ones didnt have so many awesome characters, but they had a much complex story with political issues, betrayals- when you put policy in the story it’s obvious you’re not gonna get so many actions scenes and jedi’s lightsabers fights.So what?It doesn’t mean it’s bad it’s just different.It’s a different side of the same story, that’s it.People who analize the last 3 movies in the same way as the first 3 are making a huge mistake, they’re forgetting that star wars involves a lot of different “cultures”,planets, galaxies- it’s so rich and full of possibilities it doesn’t have to be centered in just luke’s jedi- awesome-fights or the spoiled-independent-princess Leia or the badass Han Solo…
    It just makes me sad how people just cannot appreciate the whole thing.I’m not saying those movies are perfect but there are not THAT bad , not at all.

  • dash

    i dont agree at all- the first 3 star wars were quite simple but they had awesome characters which saved the pretty straigh-foward story : &quot;heres the empire, here&#39;s the rebels, FIGH&quot;.That&#39;s it.The the last 3 ones didnt have so many awesome characters, but they had a much complex story with political issues, betrayals- when you put policy in the story it&#39;s obvious you&#39;re

  • Rob Grizzly

    Watchmen’s had a ton of problems, but the biggest of all was that it was a superhero movie. Which means the director missed the point entirely.

    -I still don’t harbor the disappointment many had for Episode 1. Truth be told, I’m not a Star Wars fan, so there was no attachment for me there. What I watched, was just a disposable, fun
    space saga that honestly, seemed no different to me quality-wise than the other ones. I can’t see the difference between why Ewoks aren’t as lame as Gungans. Why Qui Gon isn’t as cool as Obi Wan. and why no one appreciates the badassery of Darth Maul.

  • Rob Grizzly

    Watchmen&#39;s had a ton of problems, but the biggest of all was that it was a superhero movie. Which means the director missed the point entirely. <br /><br /><br /><br />-I still don&#39;t harbor the disappointment many had for Episode 1. Truth be told, I&#39;m not a Star Wars fan, so there was no attachment for me there. What I watched, was just a disposable, fun <br />space saga that honestly

  • http://booooomstrawberries.tumblr.com/ Natalie Sharp

    Can you really say Watchmen was disappointing? Everyone and their brother was expecting it to be bad. Getting your hopes up for Watchmen is like getting your hopes up for the possibility that getting kicked in the head might not hurt.

  • crawpdx

    I’m glad I don’t watch movies with this guy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edson.duarte Ed Method

    dont agree whit any

  • http://www.facebook.com/edson.duarte Ed Method

    dont agree whit any

  • miljenko

    This article is so wrong about Watchmen, plus it wasn’t a disappointment as it did garner considerable critical acclaim.

  • miljenko

    This article is so wrong about Watchmen, plus it wasn&#39;t a disappointment as it did garner considerable critical acclaim.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dakota.correira Dakota Correira

    i really hated the watchmen movie compared to the book, the hype was to big, but sucker punch was amazing and i hate the fact that people dont like it, JUST because they cant understand the storyline

    • Lane Meyer

      Uhmmm, no we understand the ‘storyline’ just fine. It’s just an awful movie. Snyder overreached with a half-baked project and trusted the visuals to carry a film that never should have been made. He took practically everything geeks love, crammed it into one film and somehow made it all boring. “Sucker Punch” is an awful film. One of the worst ever made.

      • http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com Flickering Myth

        Agreed. I am a fan of Snyder, but Sucker Punch is atrocious.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dakota.correira Dakota Correira

    i really hated the watchmen movie compared to the book, the hype was to big, but sucker punch was amazing and i hate the fact that people dont like it, JUST because they cant understand the storyline

  • http://twitter.com/meboisv Mark Boisvert

    Watchmen? I could not possibly disagree more. That movie was terrific and I don’t think it should be anywhere near this list. No, they didn’t cram in everything from the book. Big surprise.

    But other than that you’re pretty spot on. Episode I is without a doubt the most disappointing movie of all time.

  • http://twitter.com/meboisv Mark Boisvert

    Watchmen? I could not possibly disagree more. That movie was terrific and I don&#39;t think it should be anywhere near this list. No, they didn&#39;t cram in everything from the book. Big surprise. <br /><br /><br />But other than that you&#39;re pretty spot on. Episode I is without a doubt the most disappointing movie of all time.

  • shaunn

    Watchmen was a great movie. It was brilliantly done and even the slight alteration in the plot worked remarkably well. Indeed, Watchmen is so much better than “The Avengers” that the two aren’t even in the same universe.

  • shaunn

    Watchmen was a great movie. It was brilliantly done and even the slight alteration in the plot worked remarkably well. Indeed, Watchmen is so much better than &quot;The Avengers&quot; that the two aren&#39;t even in the same universe.

  • Lane Meyer

    Uhmmm, no we understand the &#39;storyline&#39; just fine. It&#39;s just an awful movie. Snyder overreached with a half-baked project and trusted the visuals to carry a film that never should have been made. He took practically everything geeks love, crammed it into one film and somehow made it all boring. &quot;Sucker Punch&quot; is an awful film. One of the worst ever made.

  • Lane Meyer

    I could not possibly disagree more about “Watchmen”. The director’s cut is fucking amazing. You need to rip that title off this list and replace it with “Transformers” based on the credit sequence alone.

  • Lane Meyer

    I could not possibly disagree more about &quot;Watchmen&quot;. The director&#39;s cut is fucking amazing. You need to rip that title off this list and replace it with &quot;Transformers&quot; based on the credit sequence alone.

  • http://twitter.com/HolyFranchise HolyFranchiseBatman!

    Agreed. I am a fan of Snyder, but Sucker Punch is atrocious.

  • jzack

    yeah terrible list. Spider-man 3 was pretty good. And the phantom menace wasn’t meant to be amazing. If you saw how george lucas wrote the movies he had the whole story already wrote when he released episode 4. It was meant to build up to star wars 2 and 3. Terrible job on you.

    • http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com Flickering Myth

      The Phantom Menace wasn’t meant to be amazing? Do you even realise how silly that comment is? Do you honestly think they intentionally made an average movie, so we’d like Episodes II and III more?

      He didn’t have “the whole story” wrote when he wrote Episode IV (which wasn’t even Episode IV at the time). He had a rough outline for a wider story, which didn’t include Jar Jar, or Naboo, or Trade Routes, or Padme, or Qui-Gon, or pod racing, or Trade Federations, or Battle Droids… It didn’t have Yoda, or Ewoks, or a second Death Star, or Luke and Leia being twins, or Darth Vader being Luke’s father either. You should really know all this if you’re going to accuse people of terrible jobs.

      All of the Star Wars drafts are available. If you can show me an outline for Episodes I – III from the mid-70s, I’d love to read it.

      • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

        i do love the idea of declaring “this film is not supposed to be amazing.” Michael Bay should have that appear on a title card before every one of his films.

  • jzack

    yeah terrible list. Spider-man 3 was pretty good. And the phantom menace wasn&#39;t meant to be amazing. If you saw how george lucas wrote the movies he had the whole story already wrote when he released episode 4. It was meant to build up to star wars 2 and 3. Terrible job on you.

  • Spenfen

    You ended your sentence without a period. The irony…

  • http://twitter.com/HolyFranchise HolyFranchiseBatman!

    The Phantom Menace wasn&#39;t meant to be amazing? Do you even realise how silly that comment is? Do you honestly think they intentionally made an average movie, so we&#39;d like Episodes II and III more?<br /><br />He didn&#39;t have &quot;the whole story&quot; wrote when he wrote Episode IV (which wasn&#39;t even Episode IV at the time). He had a rough outline for a wider story, which didn&#39;

  • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

    i do love the idea of declaring &quot;this film is not supposed to be amazing.&quot; Michael Bay should have that appear on a title card before every one of his films.

  • A H

    You’re criticism has no credibility if you think Watchmen was a bad movie. Watch the ultimate cut version and review it again.

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      i think you inspired me. I need to do a blow by blow Watchmen review. Explain myself a little more eloquently. TO THE COMPUTER!

  • A H

    You&#39;re criticism has no credibility if you think Watchmen was a bad movie. Watch the ultimate cut version and review it again.

  • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

    i think you inspired me. I need to do a blow by blow Watchmen review. Explain myself a little more eloquently. TO THE COMPUTER!

  • I_like_squid

    WATCHMEN DISAPPOINTING???
    No, the last Spiderman film was disappointing, the Total Recall remake was disapointing.
    The only gripe I have of Watchmen was no alien squid. That would have been cool.

  • I_like_squid

    WATCHMEN DISAPPOINTING???<br />No, the last Spiderman film was disappointing, the Total Recall remake was disapointing. <br />The only gripe I have of Watchmen was no alien squid. That would have been cool.

  • Jake

    As someone who hated Watchmen, I would have to disagree. I thought some of the strongest moments were scenes he translated directly from the comic, (think of Rorschachs prison scene –even though his voice was totally wrong-it was supposed to be a monotone not Christian bales Batman voice) I guess what I am saying is I thought it had some sublime moments but overall I thought Snyder missed the point of the graphic novel.

  • Jake

    As someone who hated Watchmen, I would have to disagree. I thought some of the strongest moments were scenes he translated directly from the comic, (think of Rorschachs prison scene –even though his voice was totally wrong-it was supposed to be a monotone not Christian bales Batman voice) I guess what I am saying is I thought it had some sublime moments but overall I thought Snyder missed the

  • Wtroggin

    I agree with all your choices. I would have included The Lost World Jurassic Park. No movie hurt me more than that.

  • Wtroggin

    I agree with all your choices. I would have included The Lost World Jurassic Park. No movie hurt me more than that.

  • thegavel

    PROMETHEUS !!!! So disappointing. I still vomit in my mouth thinking about it.

  • thegavel

    PROMETHEUS !!!! So disappointing. I still vomit in my mouth thinking about it.

  • victor

    Terrible list. Watchmen, very good. I can think of a hundred worse movies than that. Blues Brothers 2000 was worse than anything on that list.

  • victor

    Terrible list. Watchmen, very good. I can think of a hundred worse movies than that. Blues Brothers 2000 was worse than anything on that list.

  • Charles

    Watchmen is an awesome film.

    Your list is a fail.

  • Charles

    Watchmen is an awesome film. <br /><br /><br /><br />Your list is a fail.

  • Marla’srage

    star trek v is not a bad movie ? sorry but i believe it to be truly dreadful, the 5 on the list have some sort of redeeming qualities – yes even phantom menace – but star trek v, what on earth can you like about kirks attempts to meet god ?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJZGSQN26S55FWVULWTG52SGOY Iron Jam

    The Yosemite scenes were fun, but that&#39;s about it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJZGSQN26S55FWVULWTG52SGOY Iron Jam

    You can&#39;t refute someone&#39;s opinion with your own opinion.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJZGSQN26S55FWVULWTG52SGOY Iron Jam

    How can you not care for something you&#39;ve never seen?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJZGSQN26S55FWVULWTG52SGOY Iron Jam

    I may have some disagreements with the author, but one thing I do know, is that financial success in no way, shape, or form automatically translates into quality.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJZGSQN26S55FWVULWTG52SGOY Iron Jam

    What&#39;s funny is that Frank Herbert liked that it was consistent with his novel, and managed to get most of his politics in it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJZGSQN26S55FWVULWTG52SGOY Iron Jam

    I liked the prequels. However, not one of them touches The Empire Strikes Back. To say that was the best Star Wars movie is cliche at this point, or so I thought.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJZGSQN26S55FWVULWTG52SGOY Iron Jam

    It&#39;s the guy&#39;s opinion. We all have one.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJZGSQN26S55FWVULWTG52SGOY Iron Jam

    I absolutely LOVE the very first Star Wars movie (A New Hope). I was 7 years old when it was released, and I was hooked. However, you could pick that movie apart just like Phantom Menace. Just like Phantom, it has bad dialogue, some logic fails, some flat acting, etc. All Phantom needed was just a tad bit more emotional umph, and it would be just as much a classic as the first.

  • wcwlkr

    Look I know it’s the in thing to bash Phantom Menace but come on it wasn’t like it was Batman & Robin. While it definitely wasn’t a great film it was bad either it was good, just not great when you compare it to the originals. The light saber duels were pretty great though even in comparison to the first trilogy. The bad came from the horrible casting of Anakin Skywalker and wasting a pretty cool villain in Darth Maul.

  • wcwlkr

    Look I know it&#39;s the in thing to bash Phantom Menace but come on it wasn&#39;t like it was Batman &amp; Robin. While it definitely wasn&#39;t a great film it was bad either it was good, just not great when you compare it to the originals. The light saber duels were pretty great though even in comparison to the first trilogy. The bad came from the horrible casting of Anakin Skywalker and

  • Rufus William Offor

    On the basis of you nominating one of modern cinema’s greatest achievements as one of the most dissapointing movies of all time, Anghus Houvouras you have been nominated for the international fuck-knuckle awards. https://www.facebook.com/events/585130211498686/permalink/585161624828878/?notif_t=like

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      First, i’d like to thank your mom…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/rufus.w.offor Rufus William Offor

    On the basis of you nominating one of modern cinema&#39;s greatest achievements as one of the most dissapointing movies of all time, Anghus Houvouras you have been nominated for the international fuck-knuckle awards. https://www.facebook.com/events/585130211498686/permalink/585161624828878/?notif_t=like

  • trailerslego

    star wars 1 wasnt really that bad.

  • http://twitter.com/legotrailers trailerslego

    star wars 1 wasnt really that bad.

  • Hootjb

    Watchman was the Shit! Nobody could of made that movie better, and it stands alone. It is quite far from disappointing… This article is blatantly stupid and wrong…

  • Hootjb

    Watchman was the Shit! Nobody could of made that movie better, and it stands alone. It is quite far from disappointing… This article is blatantly stupid and wrong…

  • moneenerd

    I guess I’m part of the minority that thought the WATCHMEN movie sucked royally. I was a big fan of the comics, though I was only 18 when I got around to reading them. I saw the film in theatres when I was 25 and was thoroughly disappointed. So much gets lost in the translation between comic book to movie in all of these adaptations, and even though the WATCHMEN movie was more thought-provoking and dark than what we’re used to from the genre, it didn’t come within an inch of measuring up to the comics. It took the very basic elements of the story and just made it look prettier and more modern. Thing is, WATCHMEN was written in the 80′s and was a comic book. Comic books get away with a lot of dorky crap (stiff dialogue, costumes, etc) that live-action films just can’t pull off without being really cheesy. And having been written so long ago, and the fact that Snyder literally went word-for-word, panel-by-panel, the script was often cartoony and out-of-touch. Just my two cents, though.

    • moneenerd

      They also went for a safer, less weird, comic-book-appropriate ending in exchange for one that “audiences would actually believe”. It’s a movie about people with superpowers. Who’s looking for plausibility?

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.byler William Tyler

    I guess I&#39;m part of the minority that thought the WATCHMEN movie sucked royally. I was a big fan of the comics, though I was only 18 when I got around to reading them. I saw the film in theatres when I was 25 and was thoroughly disappointed. So much gets lost in the translation between comic book to movie in all of these adaptations, and even though the WATCHMEN movie was more

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.byler William Tyler

    They also went for a safer, less weird, comic-book-appropriate ending in exchange for one that &quot;audiences would actually believe&quot;. It&#39;s a movie about people with superpowers. Who&#39;s looking for plausibility?

  • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

    First, i&#39;d like to thank your mom…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1539302243 Steve McMellon Jr.

    Watchmen was a great movie. And the ending made more sense in the movie than in the comics. As far as casting, Ackerman nailed the Silk Spectre. It doesn’t matter anyway….Snyder went above and beyond to please Alan Moore and he is a dick anyway. And the panel by panel shots are what made the movie great for the old farts and people who never read the comics. Grow up and go outside and throw a football and quit being emo comic critic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1539302243 Steve McMellon Jr.

    Watchmen was a great movie. And the ending made more sense in the movie than in the comics. As far as casting, Ackerman nailed the Silk Spectre. It doesn&#39;t matter anyway….Snyder went above and beyond to please Alan Moore and he is a dick anyway. And the panel by panel shots are what made the movie great for the old farts and people who never read the comics. Grow up and go outside and

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000117258392 Ben Davis

    Im sorry but The Watchmen was a great movie. It is one of the most faithful adaptations of a comic book story I’ve seen. It actually got me to read the story and I really love it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000117258392 Ben Davis

    Im sorry but The Watchmen was a great movie. It is one of the most faithful adaptations of a comic book story I&#39;ve seen. It actually got me to read the story and I really love it.

  • Dandru

    Watchmen was fantastic. The others, however, are spot-on.

  • Dandru

    Watchmen was fantastic. The others, however, are spot-on.

  • Camilla Dixton-Voutilainen

    I never even saw the 3rd Spidey movie, and saw Godfather 3 so long ago that can’t say much except that well, it wasn’t unforgettable :P agree with the other 3 wholeheartedly though. One that I would’ve added to the list is Dark Knight. Batman Begins rocked my socks and DK Rises was decent too, but boy did DK blow, despite Ledger’s legendary portrayal of the Joker.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Cybernautica Camilla Dixton-Voutilainen

    I never even saw the 3rd Spidey movie, and saw Godfather 3 so long ago that can&#39;t say much except that well, it wasn&#39;t unforgettable :P agree with the other 3 wholeheartedly though. One that I would&#39;ve added to the list is Dark Knight. Batman Begins rocked my socks and DK Rises was decent too, but boy did DK blow, despite Ledger&#39;s legendary portrayal of the Joker.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Cybernautica Camilla Dixton-Voutilainen

    I&#39;m a huge fan of the original trilogy, grew up with them and nothing new out of that franchise will ever top them…but I actually thought Revenge of the Sith was pretty good, so dark…but yeah the 2 previous prequels sucked donkey scrotum.

  • Paul Toledo-Buitron

    Where is Green Lantern?! that was the worst adaptation EVER

    • Humguy

      emo spiderman can never be topped only matched.

  • Paul Toledo-Buitron

    Where is Green Lantern?! that was the worst adaptation EVER

  • Jean Paul Mokuolu

    Watchmen is a sick movie, you just lost all credibility. Best comic movie ever made in my opinion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jean.mokuolu Jean Paul Mokuolu

    Watchmen is a sick movie, you just lost all credibility. Best comic movie ever made in my opinion.

  • Commander Jim

    WTF? Watchmen was a terrific film. Soulless? There was more soul in Rorschach alone than in every Marvel movie combined.

  • Commander Jim

    WTF? Watchmen was a terrific film. Soulless? There was more soul in Rorschach alone than in every Marvel movie combined.

  • Snot

    Id watch the Watchmen movie 3 times in a row instead of watch chris nolans batman triology ( i only liked Batman Begins the other 2 failed to interest or impress me)

    I never really liked star wars but id say 1-3 were awful I can at least watch and enjoy parts 4,5,and 6.

    Other than Harrison Ford and his ex girlfriend from Raiders of the Lost Ark there was absolutley nothing good about Indy 4 and shia lebouf made the movie 20 times worse than it really was.

    Id put Inception on this list, its just an over complicated piece of crap that stole its ideas from the japanese animation Paprika.

    • $14054083

      Count yourself out… you are not even a fan so don’t even bother with an opinion. Don’t count.

  • Snot

    Id watch the Watchmen movie 3 times in a row instead of watch chris nolans batman triology ( i only liked Batman Begins the other 2 failed to interest or impress me)<br /><br /><br />I never really liked star wars but id say 1-3 were awful I can at least watch and enjoy parts 4,5,and 6.<br /><br /><br />Other than Harrison Ford and his ex girlfriend from Raiders of the Lost Ark there was

  • Pino Mills

    You forgot the “Bale” Batman movies. Awful. Watchmen sucked too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/justinsee.justinsee Justin See

    You forgot the &quot;Bale&quot; Batman movies. Awful. Watchmen sucked too.

  • TripMeister

    How can a film not be disappointing without hype? A film gets hyped, based on past efforts or just general buzz – if it doesn&#39;t live upto that hype – it&#39;s DISAPPOINTING.<br /><br />Fact is, Godfather III, The Phantom Menace, Spider-man 3, The fourth Indiana Jones… they DID follow hugely successful films that set a precedent – and not only did they not live upto that, they tanked far

  • DrNope

    Not a chance. Alien 3 made them horror movies again. Terrific movie.

  • DrNope

    Watchmen doesn&#39;t deserve to be anywhere near this list. I can&#39;t imagine being that cynical and difficult to please.

  • Beeblebrox Aus

    I think why starwars the prequels were hated so much is because we didnt get that same amazement factor when we saw the original 3 when we were young. We were all hoping for that WOW factor that nostalgia makes us feel when we look back into the past and were blown away by starwars 6,7 and 8. The fact is, if you take Starwars 1,2 and 3 at face value without comparing them to the original 3, they are quite good movies. They are entertaining and if you really look at it, the light saber battles are a million times better. If you look at the original 3 the lightsaber battles are very limited, yes even the one in empire strikes back…I mean nothing will ever replace that thrill I got when I saw all these movies back in the 70′s and 80′s for the first time, and the effect they have had on my life. But we cant compare the new movies to the old ones, your trying to compare your child hood hero with the guy who is just wearing a costume and has a cape, essentially they are the same guy, but one has a deep emotional connection while the other.. well.. is just a guy wearing pantyhose over his undies.

    • $14054083

      Yep. Plus, the internet critics trying to make a name for themselves saw it as too for school type of thing to slam it. It’s not based on anything concrete or they’d be a consensus on the films sucking and you won’t find that… so dig them, so do not, it ends there… the worse thing ever? Hardly, not when LOTR, Twilight, SAW and Hunger Games are around.

    • Humguy

      not one bit. Starwars fan are perfectly aware of the factor you mention. We were prepared for them, not jar jar. Lightsaber battle were better yes, thats it.

  • Beeblebrox Aus

    I think why starwars the prequels were hated so much is because we didnt get that same amazement factor when we saw the original 3 when we were young. We were all hoping for that WOW factor that nostalgia makes us feel when we look back into the past and were blown away by starwars 6,7 and 8. The fact is, if you take Starwars 1,2 and 3 at face value without comparing them to the original 3, they

  • Some Guy

    People went to see Star Wars just for the special effects? A bad movie otherwise? You sir, are a moron.

  • Anonymous Internet Guy

    Watchmen was dissappointing? I thought it was possibly the best super hero movie I’d ever seen (and I’ve seen a lot of them). This is kind of like the guy who’s read Lord of the Rings 5 times and thinks Peter Jackson needs to apologize to Tolkien’s family b/c the movie didn’t mention Tom Bombadillo.

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      nope. not that kind of guy. Barely got through LOTR once and have no recollection of who Tom Bombadillo is. More of a movie guy than a book guy.

  • Anonymous Internet Guy

    Watchmen was dissappointing? I thought it was possibly the best super hero movie I&#39;d ever seen (and I&#39;ve seen a lot of them). This is kind of like the guy who&#39;s read Lord of the Rings 5 times and thinks Peter Jackson needs to apologize to Tolkien&#39;s family b/c the movie didn&#39;t mention Tom Bombadillo.

  • Anonymous Internet Guy

    Here, you know what was disaapointing? The first Dungeons & Dragons movie. Go talk to ANY D&D fan over 30 years old and they’ll tell you that the creator of that movie should be drawn and quartered.

  • Anonymous Internet Guy

    Here, you know what was disaapointing? The first Dungeons &amp; Dragons movie. Go talk to ANY D&amp;D fan over 30 years old and they&#39;ll tell you that the creator of that movie should be drawn and quartered.

  • Jeremy

    Watchmen was amazing.

    • Hawkdriver1961

      Agreed. It was dark but the movie itself was great. I think it went over a lot of people’s heads because the characters had a lot of depth that wasn’t fully explored and left the feeling incompleteness. The Comedian and Rorschach characters were the best…

  • Jeremy

    Watchmen was amazing.

  • Hawkdriver1961

    Agreed. It was dark but the movie itself was great. I think it went over a lot of people&#39;s heads because the characters had a lot of depth that wasn&#39;t fully explored and left the feeling incompleteness. The Comedian and Rorschach characters were the best…

  • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

    nope. not that kind of guy. Barely got through LOTR once and have no recollection of who Tom Bombadillo is. More of a movie guy than a book guy.

  • Dude

    This list is OK and I completely agree with Godfather Part 3, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (the redlettermedia/Mr Plinkett reviews pretty much knock it out of the park with why it and the other prequels were bad), and Indiana Jones 4. I personally didn’t mind Indy 4 or TPM probably because they were all my first of the franchises and I grew up with them. I do see why people hugely dislike them (even worst that they both come from George Lucas) but now that Disney owns Lucasfilm (who honestly bought it for a 5th of how much it’s truly worth) we can ignore and look past those films now.

    Personally I felt let down by The Dark Knight Rises. It should’ve just ended Nolan’s Batman franchise, but instead it left the door open for another Batman, Bane wasn’t the main mastermind behind everything, Batman lives happily ever after with Catwoman, and for no reason at all put Robin in it.

    • $14054083

      Plinkett is fucking dumb ass. A whiny typical crybaby who could be debunked if I had the time. Just a fucking parasite… where would he be without Lucas? Dark Knight Rises needs to be on the list… such a mess and for no reason..

      • Marijana

        Someone is butthurt. The prequels were a piece of shit, and only sad Lucas fanboys still try to defend them. Anyone who defend the Star Wars prequels yet who says that the Dark Knight Rises is the most dissapoiting film ever made does not deserve to be taken seriously at all (it was far from perfect, but compared to the Star Wars Prequels it was a fucking masterpiece).

      • nocountryforwho

        Hahahahahhahaha Plinkett isn’t a real guy. I’ve read about a thousand dumb comments on this article, but yours is the funniest.

  • Dude

    This list is OK and I completely agree with Godfather Part 3, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (the redlettermedia/Mr Plinkett reviews pretty much knock it out of the park with why it and the other prequels were bad), and Indiana Jones 4. I personally didn&#39;t mind Indy 4 or TPM probably because they were all my first of the franchises and I grew up with them. I do see why people hugely

  • Kaydesi

    I wonder what your 12 hour epic film saga is like.

  • Kaydesi

    I wonder what your 12 hour epic film saga is like.

  • Rodger

    Watchmen as well as 300 was a bit rough but it is still one of the best adaptations so far, I really look forward to The Man Of Steel.
    I mean: “the most disappointing films of all times”??? Dude, are you on crack or something?

    • Humguy

      300 was one of the worst, over directed, over acted ridiculous looking, painted on ab having jokes ever perpetuated on the average american idiot.

  • Rodger

    Watchmen as well as 300 was a bit rough but it is still one of the best adaptations so far, I really look forward to The Man Of Steel.<br />I mean: &quot;the most disappointing films of all times&quot;??? Dude, are you on crack or something?

  • DireLeon2010

    Oh gods! How can you say Watchmen sucked? Screw the whining of the fanboys. The graphic novel was groundbreaking. The film captured the story perfectly, but not exactly. As a ‘fanboy’ I didn’t mind the changes at all. No sequel though, please.

    Star Wars prequels? Ugh. Mr Lucas is a still technical wizard, but keep him away from producing or directing please.

  • DireLeon2010

    Oh gods! How can you say Watchmen sucked? Screw the whining of the fanboys. The graphic novel was groundbreaking. The film captured the story perfectly, but not exactly. As a &#39;fanboy&#39; I didn&#39;t mind the changes at all. No sequel though, please.<br /><br />Star Wars prequels? Ugh. Mr Lucas is a still technical wizard, but keep him away from producing or directing please.

  • Enemeteor

    Having read Watchmen, and it’s entirely true to the source material.

    Everything else was dead-on. But I think Spider-Man III sucks enough to make it to No. 1. EMO PARKER! EMO PARKER! Emo…Parker.

  • Enemeteor

    Having read Watchmen, and it&#39;s entirely true to the source material.<br /><br /><br />Everything else was dead-on. But I think Spider-Man III sucks enough to make it to No. 1. EMO PARKER! EMO PARKER! Emo…Parker.

  • Kirk Mailloux

    Dragonball Evolution should have been on this list

    • Humguy

      you have to expect something worthwhile in order to be disappointed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kirk.mailloux Kirk Mailloux

    Dragonball Evolution should have been on this list

  • Jay

    Watchmen was a friggin great film. This author is stupid.

  • Jay

    Watchmen was a friggin great film. This author is stupid.

  • max payn

    watchmen is prob. one of the best movies ever made, you sir are an idiot.

  • max payn

    watchmen is prob. one of the best movies ever made, you sir are an idiot.

  • Marlana

    I’m pretty sure watchmen was one of the best if not the best comic book adaptations ever made… I think you actually meant Wanted. Which was a decent movie but not at all like the comic.

  • Marlana

    I&#39;m pretty sure watchmen was one of the best if not the best comic book adaptations ever made… I think you actually meant Wanted. Which was a decent movie but not at all like the comic.

  • Moe. B

    What are you waitin’ for? Do it. DO IT!! – Rorschach
    Watchmen was the tits this writer is balls.

  • Moe. B

    What are you waitin&#39; for? Do it. DO IT!! – Rorschach<br />Watchmen was the tits this writer is balls.

  • Allaboutperspective

    Haha sure, the 5 most disappointing films OF ALL TIME …and 4 of them were produces in the last 10 years…how old was the author of this, 14?

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      A little older than 14. And to be fair the internet age has ramped up the hype to a ridiculous level making the disappointments a little more crushing. Even if you look at the 200+ posts below, most people are naming movies from the last twenty years. Alien 3 came up a lot from 92, just a hair over two decades back. And for the record, you math sucks. Phantom Menace was ’99. That would put it 14 years back. Meaning only three were produced in the last ten years. Thanks for trying though.

    • $14054083

      Nah, just writes like one which is far worse I think.

  • Allaboutperspective

    Haha sure, the 5 most disappointing films OF ALL TIME …and 4 of them were produces in the last 10 years…how old was the author of this, 14?

  • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

    A little older than 14. And to be fair the internet age has ramped up the hype to a ridiculous level making the disappointments a little more crushing. Even if you look at the 200+ posts below, most people are naming movies from the last twenty years. Alien 3 came up a lot from 92, just a hair over two decades back. And for the record, you math sucks. Phantom Menace was &#39;99. That would

  • Danielle Whitaker Owens

    Watchmen was an awesome movie. I think I’ve watched it 3 or 4 times, because I had my little girl running around and was missing part of it. If I care enough to watch a movie that many times just to make sure I didn’t miss anything, I’d say is a GREAT movie in my book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danielle.whitakerowens Danielle Whitaker Owens

    Watchmen was an awesome movie. I think I&#39;ve watched it 3 or 4 times, because I had my little girl running around and was missing part of it. If I care enough to watch a movie that many times just to make sure I didn&#39;t miss anything, I&#39;d say is a GREAT movie in my book.

  • bluewolf

    The Phantom Menace was a good movie-save Jar Jar and Jake Lloyd.

    • Humguy

      jar jar killed starwars.

  • bluewolf

    The Phantom Menace was a good movie-save Jar Jar and Jake Lloyd.

  • Brognor Lightbringer

    Watchmen was one of the best films I ever saw.

  • Brognor Lightbringer

    Watchmen was one of the best films I ever saw.

  • HRP

    Phantom Menace, told a story how the seeds of war started where there had been a time of overall peaceful times. Jar Jar was not a deeply complex character design, in fact his facility was a simpleton creature that very young children could identify with and offered comic relief for the movies almost hopeless plight. These movies have always been a designed in the classic serial motif as an ongoing space opera.

  • HRP

    Phantom Menace, told a story how the seeds of war started where there had been a time of overall peaceful times. Jar Jar was not a deeply complex character design, in fact his facility was a simpleton creature that very young children could identify with and offered comic relief for the movies

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1307880603 Aaron Fritsch

    Anghus Houvoura…. worst name ever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gvermund Gabe Vermund

    Watchmen was fantastic. If not for that movie I never would have heard of the book. It is thanks to that movie that I even read the book, and also thanks a lot to that movie that I am such an avid collector now. If he wanted a fifth movie it’s not hard to find one: Green Lantern, Ghost Rider (either one), Daredevil, Batman and Robin just to name a few. Watchmen was fantastic, nobody I know who read the graphic novel was disappointed in the film.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gvermund Gabe Vermund

    Watchmen was fantastic. If not for that movie I never would have heard of the book. It is thanks to that movie that I even read the book, and also thanks a lot to that movie that I am such an avid collector now. If he wanted a fifth movie it&#39;s not hard to find one: Green Lantern, Ghost Rider (either one), Daredevil, Batman and Robin just to name a few. Watchmen was fantastic, nobody I know

  • buszuj

    as the saying goes: ” you do not discuss about ones taste” but dude – Watchmen, a disappointment, really? The only disappointment I find here is this article…

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      i see what you did there.

      • Humguy

        why do people keep saying this all over the internet? good for you, you’re able to pick up on the most obvious of word play.

    • $14054083

      Ditto

  • buszuj

    as the saying goes: &quot; you do not discuss about ones taste&quot; but dude – Watchmen, a disappointment, really? The only disappointment I find here is this article…

  • Luke Owen

    Of all the films on this list, I’m still surprised that Watchmen gets the most love. However the one argument I’m sick of hearing is that “it stuck closely to the source material”. If you’ve read the book and thought that it was faithful then you clearly didn’t understand the book.

    Watchman may be a lot of things, but faithful is not one of them.

  • http://twitter.com/LukeWritesStuff Luke Owen

    Of all the films on this list, I&#39;m still surprised that Watchmen gets the most love. However the one argument I&#39;m sick of hearing is that &quot;it stuck closely to the source material&quot;. If you&#39;ve read the book and thought that it was faithful then you clearly didn&#39;t understand the book.<br /><br />Watchman may be a lot of things, but faithful is not one of them.

  • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

    i see what you did there.

  • Watchmen

    FUCK YOU BIATCH. WATCHMEN IS THE BEST SUPER HERO MOVIE EVAR!!!

  • Watchmen

    FUCK YOU BIATCH. WATCHMEN IS THE BEST SUPER HERO MOVIE EVAR!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/darnie.glover Darnie Kris Glover

    I felt exactly as this author did. Zack Snyder threw in some slow motion, and overdone costumes, but had very little else to bring to the Watchmen adaptation. I feel those characteristics undercut the sincerity I got from the books, and I don&#39;t grade directors of comic book movies for how exact the scenes are, so essentially I came away feeling like this movie was a waste of time.

  • thedoctorinwonderland

    *sigh* he didn’t even mention one of the worst things about Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and why it felt like such an abomination. Aliens. There were aliens in an Indy movie. It just doesn’t make sense. And it was reaching like crazy.

    • $14054083

      Totally wrong. It shows you didn’t watch the movie. They were inter-dimensional beings, NOT aliens… And last I checked, Indy didn’t have rules… where was the indignation when a guys heart was ripped from his chest as he watched in Temple of Doom. A 1,200 year old knight in Last Crusade EH? Short memories we have it seems. Thank you, I know.

      • Humguy

        so interdimensional beings are not alien to our world/dimension? You saw the skull right? they were aliens for all intents and purposes. Is there any movie you dont like?

  • http://www.facebook.com/coralee.snow Coralee Snow

    *sigh* he didn&#39;t even mention one of the worst things about Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and why it felt like such an abomination. Aliens. There were aliens in an Indy movie. It just doesn&#39;t make sense. And it was reaching like crazy.

  • Leslie

    I think you are full of shit

  • Leslie

    I think you are full of shit

  • Roxtaf

    Watchmen was off the hook awsome, nothing failed in it at all, casting, story, suspence, character relations, soundtrack. Everything rocked, i have to watch it regularly !

  • Roxtaf

    Watchmen was off the hook awsome, nothing failed in it at all, casting, story, suspence, character relations, soundtrack. Everything rocked, i have to watch it regularly !

  • Asid

    The one HUGE problem I had with Episode one was the way they completely fucked up what the Force was. Instead of having it as a mystical force that flows through everything, and binds everything together (Chi), Lucas said “Noooope, we’re gonna scrap that and make the Force an ability based on micro-organisms/bacteria in a person’s body cells”

    Pissed me right the hell off.

    • $14054083

      DUDE, don’t be one of those… the Force is NOT defined by the midis, they are just MERE messengers of it… Also it shows how the Jedis are not interested in the person, but the biology, which is why they were eradicated. Unlike Luke whose character and training was in check. Anakin was just given a pass because he was thought to be the answer to the Prophecy, It underscores the two different beliefs on how the Force works, Ben and Yoda revere it, full of caution. Qui-Gon sees it as a tool, nothing more…

  • Asid

    The one HUGE problem I had with Episode one was the way they completely fucked up what the Force was. Instead of having it as a mystical force that flows through everything, and binds everything together (Chi), Lucas said &quot;Noooope, we&#39;re gonna scrap that and make the Force an ability based on micro-organisms/bacteria in a person&#39;s body cells&quot;<br /><br /><br />Pissed me right

  • Dave Tomlinson

    I’m not sure where this hatred of Watchmen comes from. Sucker Punch I get, though I enjoy it, I understand the flaws. Watchmen I think is quite good. And given how awful The Amazing Spider-man turned out to be, I’m not sure anyone should be dumping on Spider-man 3.

  • Dave Tomlinson

    I&#39;m not sure where this hatred of Watchmen comes from. Sucker Punch I get, though I enjoy it, I understand the flaws. Watchmen I think is quite good. And given how awful The Amazing Spider-man turned out to be, I&#39;m not sure anyone should be dumping on Spider-man 3.

  • Brad Canelo

    This dude’s such an idiot! Star Wars & Watchmen were both box office smashs!!!!

    • Humguy

      justin beiber is also extremely popular. We all had to see episode 1 because its star wars doesn’t mean we liked it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brad-Canelo/100000578034637 Brad Canelo

    This dude&#39;s such an idiot! Star Wars &amp; Watchmen were both box office smashs!!!!

  • MattJamesMatt

    I liked Watchmen, though I do acknowledge it does have it’s flaws and lacks the depth of the comic. One of the most disappointing films of all time? Not even close

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Flohr/544635223 Matthew Flohr

    I liked Watchmen, though I do acknowledge it does have it&#39;s flaws and lacks the depth of the comic. One of the most disappointing films of all time? Not even close

  • Andrzej Jeziorski

    Totally disagree with the criticism of ‘Watchmen’ – and of the massively underrated ‘Sucker Punch’, which I loved. I agree with Scott Mendelson, writing for the Huffington Post:

    ‘Zack Snyder’s angry feminist action fantasy is a brutally critical look
    at how culture (especially geek culture) accepts wanton misogyny against
    half the planet as a matter of course. It dares to ask whether it is
    even possible to have empowered females in action/fantasy films, since
    the very image of attractive women doing action is so often judged
    as titillating whether it is or not. The sheer willingness of so many
    critics to ignore the painfully obvious subtext and focus not on the
    movie itself but arguably the way in which it was advertised showed a
    shocking lack of even token effort on the part of the very people who
    are supposed to dissect cinema and/or look below the surface. It is the
    very thing we say we want in our blockbuster films — imaginative and
    original fantasies that offer real ideas and potent criticisms of social
    norms while also containing a flurry of jaw-popping cinematic
    eye-candy. Hell, even if you don’t want to give Snyder credit for the
    subtext, he has given us three of the best action sequences of the year,
    all edited for maximum clarity and larger-than-life opulence. Sucker Punch
    is what we say we want, and the fact that we so brutally and
    thoughtlessly rejected it sends a dangerous message to those who would
    add a little nutrition to our cinematic candy corn.’

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrzej.jeziorski Andrzej Jeziorski

    Totally disagree with the criticism of &#39;Watchmen&#39; – and of the massively underrated &#39;Sucker Punch&#39;, which I loved. I agree with Scott Mendelson, writing for the Huffington Post:<br /><br />&#39;Zack Snyder&#39;s angry feminist action fantasy is a brutally critical look <br />at how culture (especially geek culture) accepts wanton misogyny against<br /> half the planet as a matter

  • EofA

    You’re on crack. The Watchmen wasn’t terrible and if you think Sucker Punch was practically unwatchable??? You clearly have a problem with the director and not the movie. The Watchmen isn’t that bad. Now the first reboot of The Hulk….yeeeeesh.

    • $14054083

      What is wrong with Sucker Punch? Hot chicks in black leather? Unless your a gay ,this shouldn’t be a problem.

      • Humguy

        it wasnt intende as a porno. It was awful, couldn’t watch the whole thing.

      • nocountryforwho

        Woah, tar and father me, someone actually liked that incoherent mess of a movie?

    • Humguy

      hulk was worse than watchmen. The CGI was horrendous those dog creatures were so fake looking it was unbelievable that the movie got released.

  • EofA

    You&#39;re on crack. The Watchmen wasn&#39;t terrible and if you think Sucker Punch was practically unwatchable??? You clearly have a problem with the director and not the movie. The Watchmen isn&#39;t that bad. Now the first reboot of The Hulk….yeeeeesh.

  • COMIC ANTHROPOLOGY 101

    Watchmen was an abysmal ripoff of a fabled Outer Limits episode and the Comely comics universe and characters, produced for the overly-hyped purpose of selling comics to the British reader. Needless to tell anyone now, the British reader never bought into comics and the American readers ignored Watchmen completely, except for a small dying swell of buy-anything “fans”. Alan Moore couldn’t even come up with his own characters or plot, and has long since quit comics completely, surprising no one. To produce a $300 million dollar movie on such a rubbish comic attempt was Warner committing commercial and fiscal suicide. It served them right that it was such a massive and historical box-office disaster.

    • nocountryforwho

      You didn’t even get your numbers right, why would someone trust anything else that you have to say?

  • COMIC ANTHROPOLOGY 101

    Watchmen was an abysmal ripoff of a fabled Outer Limits episode and the Comely comics universe and characters, produced for the overly-hyped purpose of selling comics to the British reader. Needless to tell anyone now, the British reader never bought into comics and the American readers ignored Watchmen completely, except for a small dying swell of buy-anything &quot;fans&quot;. Alan Moore couldn

  • dog

    Watchmen was awesome and very faithful to the graphic novel. The ending of the movie was different, but actually much better in my opinion.

    • $14054083

      The ending to the graphic novel was random and dumb…

  • dog

    Watchmen was awesome and very faithful to the graphic novel. The ending of the movie was different, but actually much better in my opinion.

  • http://twitter.com/Josh_BadWriter Josh Griffiths

    I still don’t understand all the hate for Watchmen. I actually thought the ending was much better than the graphic novel.

  • http://twitter.com/Josh_FTD Josh Griffiths

    I still don&#39;t understand all the hate for Watchmen. I actually thought the ending was much better than the graphic novel.

  • alan

    I would add Prometheus to that disappointment list. They spent years working on it and the result still felt disorganized and pointless.
    Great technical effects, yes, but the plot failed to deliver.

  • Dark30

    Umm, dude WATCHMEN is one of the most highly regarded comic book adaptions in history. I don’t know what your issues was with it really. It’s almost like you were watching a different movie.

    • http://delusionallosers.wordpress.com/ Anthony Donovan Stokes

      no it’s not? by who you and your friends?

      • Dark30

        Anythony – your statement kinda makes me feel like you have no idea what is going on in the comic movie world or comics in general. Not trying to be a jerk, just maybe do a little research.

        • http://delusionallosers.wordpress.com/ Anthony Donovan Stokes

          In what ways is he highly most regarded adaption? Not on rt cinemas ore imdb it just seems like a few DC fanboys who are disillusioned I haven’t seen watchmen on any top 10 comic book movie list

  • Blipstick87

    Godzilla 1998 worst for me

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      You may have inspired the next column.

  • $14054083

    BOO WHOO, Phantom Menace is NOT bad at all, very accomplished. Not perfect, but not worse than anything actually. As long as there is a Hobbit film running around, then TPM is ok.. Totally misunderstood especially when losers start mentioning the point of Midichrolians and miss it totally- ITS NOT defined as the Force, but mere messenger of it… a big difference, know it and your crybaby bromides will cease… The Hobbit was fucking dire… a pathetic jerk off fanboy geek-gasm… Ugh.

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      i didn’t like The Hobbit. Painfully long and drawn out. So much so, I wrote a column about it.

      http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2013/02/special-features-at-great-length-are.html

    • Humguy

      the hobbit suffered tremendously from being chopped into 3 movies but TPM is just unwatchable trash. Maybe suitable for kids under 12.

    • SubSumeYou

      You’re a sucker.

    • nocountryforwho

      ” The Hobbit was fucking dire… a pathetic jerk off fanboy geek-gasm… Ugh.” So eloquent.

  • Jonathan Evan Stern

    Other than the Watchmen, I’d agree. I think Watchmen should be replaced by another Moore adaptation, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. From the addition of new characters (Tom Sawyer, The Phantom, and Dorian Gray [sort of]), to the complete bastardization of the established characters, to the boring redesign of the Nautilus, this movie did nearly everything wrong. I will say that the acting was good, and the practical effect when used were quite impressive.

    The Watchmen, I thought, while far inferior to the book in most respects, did get the characters (the ones that were featured anyway), and the feel of the books down. Yes the morel was lost (we all have to take care of each other), but all and all it was a B+ movie and arguably the best adaptation of one of Moore’s works.

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      I watched LXG on cable the other day. Well, about twenty minutes of it. It was pretty miserable. Though i think my expectations were diminished by the on-set reports that highlighted conflicts with the producers and the director. That film had the stench of failure on it from the time it wrapped production. So while i agree on it’s awfulness, i dont know if it had high expectations.

  • russ134

    Wow…this person obviously doesn’t know what a “movie” is. Let’s break this down: Watchmen-AWESOME comic book adaptation. That movie was GREAT. And Jackie Earle Haley is the BEST part of that movie. The Godfather Part III-This movie was made to complete the “circle,” and used the little known “Vatican Scandal” as a plot device (similar to movies like X-Men First Class using the Cuban Missile Crisis) to further the story. It just suffered from too little writing. Spider-Man 3-It was an OK follow up to the 2nd Spider-Man, which is NOT the best comic book adaptation of all time. That distinction is reserved for The Dark Knight. Sorry Marvel fans, The Avengers is a CLOSE 2nd to Heath Ledger’s Joker. It suffered not from a “lackluster plot,” but an “emo” Peter Parker doing really STUPID stuff. That movie should not have used Venom, but instead showing Peter being vengeful and getting rid of the suit, with Venom coming along in a 4th installment. Too many characters and not enough time. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull-Well, if “nuking the fridge” is bankruptcy, then what is “riding down a mine shaft, jumping the tracks, being on two wheels and then coming back down fine, stopping said mine cart WITH YOUR SHOES, jumping out of an airplane in a raft and landing fine, then falling OFF OF A CLIFF in said raft and LANDING UPRIGHT JUST FINE?!” ‘Nuff said. Indy 4 was a damn fine homage movie to the first 3. It’s entertaining and everything a TRUE Indy fan would want. Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace-Are you George Lucas? no? Then SHUT UP. I am sick and tired of the whole “I hate Star Wars because I would have done it this way” CRAP. The movie was entertaining. Hell, all SIX movies are entertaining. Besides, people whine about Jake Lloyd. What about Mark Hamill in Episode 4? HE WHINED THE ENTIRE TIME!! WAY MORE THAN JAKE DID! (seriously, watch EP 4 again, then watch EP 1!) But, the fans don’t complain because it boiled down to EXPECTATIONS. Never (and I repeat, NEVER) enter a movie theater with EXPECTATIONS. You will be disappointed every time. All of this list boils down to expectations that these so called “fans” had, and when they walked out of the movies 2-3 hours afterwards, they were disappointed, because it’s not what they would do. NEWS FLASH: You are NOT a movie maker. You need to just watch movies for what they are: ENTERTAINMENT. For unbiased movie reviews, come to my Facebook page “Russ’ Movie Corner” and see truly unbiased reviews.

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      A couple of points:

      1. NEWS FLASH: You are NOT a movie maker.

      I’ve actually made several. None of them are particularly good.

      2.Never (and I repeat, NEVER) enter a movie theater with EXPECTATIONS

      Not humanly possible. Everyone has expectations, whether they admit it or not. If you buy a movie ticket, you have to at least have the expectation of being entertained. That is an expectation.

      3. For unbiased movie reviews, come to my Facebook page “Russ’ Movie Corner” and see truly unbiased reviews.

      What exactly about these reviews do you consider biased?

      • SubSumeYou

        Bah.

    • Mr__Applesauce

      Since you are such a movie afficionado, I will just say, “Lighten up, Francis.”

    • SubSumeYou

      I agree with ya.

  • Tim Weston

    I believe Watchmen will be to the super hero genre what Bladerunner is to sci-fi. Bladerunner wasn’t successful in the box office as I recall. And reviews were mixed. But now it’s considered one of the greatest sci-fi classic films in history.

    Is it true Mr Moore hasn’t even watched the film? What a prick! I love his work and acknowledge his genius, but….wow. Get over yourself.

  • Craig

    Alien 3… wrecked the series for me. I pretend it never happened.

  • Mr__Applesauce

    I like The Watchmen.

    The next 3 were just bad movies.

    The Phantom Menace was horrid. As you said, there are a myriad of places to start, but the one thing I can’t forgive from Lucas and that movie was 1 word: Midi-chlorians.

    Every little kid that watched the first trilogy and grew up thinking if they could just try hard enough, focus the right way, they could touch the Force … and then we are told, nope, it’s a blood thing for the special, you aren’t included.

    Everyone can argue about the ‘expanded universe’ lexicon and all that crud, but it was never brought up in the first 3 movies and old Obi never seemed to slip them into his explanations.

  • Dukeshire

    I guess I am just easily entertained. I like to believe that I am quasi-intelligent, but at the same time the older I get, the more I can relax without picking apart a movie. I understand the need for film criticism; at the same time it is nice to shut off your brain and enjoy a movie.

    For me I LOVE Watchmen. I just saw the Ultimate Cut of it, and was thoroughly entertained. Sure, there were flaws, but it is still, along with the new Batman Trilogy, my favorite superhero movie of all time. I loved the setting, the characters, and the music. I will say that the love scene was horrendous…

    As for the Phantom Menace: This hate gets fucking tiresome. Nearly fifteen later whenever Star Wars is brought up, every fucking writer or wannabe writer has to mention the Prequels. WE GET IT: You all don’t like it. Then again what I find amusing is that it has made a shit ton of money. TPM made over a billion dollars at the box office, and when you add in inflation it’s around the fifth top grossing movie of all time. On DVD/VCR it made a shit ton of dough, in rentals and sales. On TV the ratings are still strong enough to beat LotR head to head!

    It is as if the head Orc of the nerd clan, dictated that no one could like it; all the sheep decide to follow. Now if someone dares praise TPM or the other two, then they are typically attacked. It is asinine. Oh, TPM has its flaws. Jar Jar being the biggest offender. Yet, for critics to bitch about “wizard” or Jake’s so-called wooden acting is bullshit. Because it was not that bad. Finally, the Midichlorians: Let it go. Seriously. It is time to move on. It was an explanation, and it did no rape anyone’s childhood.

    The movie was made for kids and got progressively darker, and Lucas listened to the gripes because there was less Jar Jar and more of what people liked like Mace Windu, origin of Boba Fett, Yoda, Jedi Charge etc. And the story of TPM was easy to understand; an idiot of my stature grasped it quickly. Was it sexy? No. But it made sense and worked. Had the Prequels been made just like Star Wars, people would have bitched that they were too similar and Lucas had run out of ideas.

    I also really liked Godzilla as mindless entertainment. Same with Prometheus, which did have some flaws, but I enjoyed it. I also don’t understand some of the flack that the new Trek movie has received. I grew up on Trek, and this movie did it justice while putting a nice coat of paint on a rusty chassis.

    I needed to edit:

    I recently went through the Indy films. Another bitch of mine, and seeing as I clearly suffering from manopause right now, I will continue to do so: The nuking of the fridge. Come on man. It’s no more silly than falling out of a plane, on a raft, down a mountain, off a cliff…or tearing out of a heart, or riding on a submarine for over ten hours. Or knowing to close your eyes when the Ark was opened. It is fucking Indiana Jones, expect it to be silly and over the top. That was the point. People expect way too much, and honestly like to complain. Had this been released in the late 80s, no one would have batted an eyebrow. The alien plot is fine because it is a product of the Cold War and a throwback to the 50s. I will say that it dragged in places and is not as good as Raiders and Crusade, but it was still a fun romp.

  • Nicholas

    Fun Fact: All of these movies were “Fresh” on rotten tomatoes. Phantom Menace was … until the 3D re-release.

  • seanade

    It honestly surprises me that Star Wars episode 1 is on here and The Avengers is not…. just wow…..

  • chris

    well this will be the first and last time i read anything on this site….watchmen dissapointing? are you high? did you even read the comic and watch the movie? its as frame by frame as you’re gonna get..malin ackerman and matthew goode were bad casting??? no one was casted poorly in that movie…and while the ending wasn’t true to the comic it made more sense than it wouldve to add another hour into the movie to explain it…this was a terrible article and to even consider watchmen for this list is downright disgusting…..

    if you were in dire need of a most dissapointing movie where was any of the resident evils? where was alien vs predator? alien reserecton? any of the highlander movies past the first one? you have waaaaaaay more to choose from then attempt to shoehorn in watchmen

    • HolyFranchiseBatman!

      Yeah, because everyone was bursting with anticipation for years over the films you mentioned… “Only 247 days until Highlander 4!!!! I so neeeeed to see this NOW!!”

      You’ve missed the point of this article completely. It’s about expectations. Watchmen is probably the greatest comic book story of all time and people waited over two decades to see it come to life. Now personally I wouldn’t have put Watchmen on the list, I think it’s a solid adaptation, and the best it could have been (although Malin Akerman and Matthew Goode are by far the weakest of the cast). But does the film live up to the book? No.

      Anyway, I’m not even sure why I’m replying to you, seeing as you won’t be back, so I’ll just leave it there.

      • shionoro

        he is absolutely right tho. While you can alwaays express your opinion about movies and for example find Watchmen bad, the article is suggesting things as a fact.

        Watchmen is a movie liked by many, i, as a fan of the comic, find it well executed. Suckerpunch is FAR from being unwatchable.
        It has its flaws, but it is a good movie.

        There is no way Watchmen could be on any list of the most disappointing films, because it did not disappoint that many people.

        There is no better way to give the source material justice than in the manner snyder did it.

        • http://delusionallosers.wordpress.com/ Anthony Donovan Stokes

          Watchmen didn’t dissapoint many people? Zack Snyder basically used the comic book as a storyboard and instead of bringing something new to the table just threw iconic imagery and lines from the comic that felt forced. Since when does staying faithful to the source material equal a good movie? I remember Kickass Straying pretty fair from the comic and being much better received then Watchmen

          • shionoro

            Since everyone orgasmed about sin city which was basically a one to one copy of the comic.
            Kick Ass was more popular because it is much easier to understand than Watchmen. There is no overlength, there are easy jokes, much action, so on. Popularity is not a good measure here.

            In fact, Snyder took the right decision to use iconography to this extent in this movie.
            It was the right thing for this movie to do

          • http://delusionallosers.wordpress.com/ Anthony Donovan Stokes

            Nobody “orgasmed” about Sin City. People have stopped talking about Sin City a long time ago even with the sequel coming out. And Kickass ended up on more top 10 superhero lists and had better critical success then Watchmen. And I’ll forgive the iconography even though it’s very lazy , but lifting the dialogue straight from the book sounded forced and awkward, really nailing home the incompetence of Zack Snyder that he didn’t think to create new dialogue.

          • shionoro

            oh yes people did. also, there is a sequel for kickass on the way.
            It is not incompetence to do so because many people thought it worked very well, including me. Face it, you just did not like it, it is nothing objekctive about that.

            A disappointing movie is a movie which cannot hold what it promises.

            Snyder promised a movie, which, just like sin city, was supposed to be as near on the original as possible.

            Sin city managed to capture the vibe of the original and there were many fans happy with it.
            That’s far from being one of the mot disappointing films of all time.

          • http://delusionallosers.wordpress.com/ Anthony Donovan Stokes

            Sin City has slipped out of relevance along time ago, and what’s this about comic book movies being good just cuz they stick to the original? like seriously this notions irritates me if you’ve got such a hard on for the comic that you can handle any changes then don’t watch the movie. And personally I wanted a good movie and I didn’t get that. What I got was a wildly incompetent movie that’s overly dramtic has bad dialogue uneven special effects uneven acting and distracting direction from someone who sucks at telling stories. and yes I read the comics and they’re the best book I’ve ever read, and that should’ve’ translated to screen and it didn’t if it was as good as yall say it would’ve gotten some award acknowledgment.

          • HolyFranchiseBatman!

            I’ll hold my hands up. I orgasmed over Sin City. But that was because I thought visually it was unreal. It had nothing to do with how faithful it was to the books, because I hadn’t read them at the time.

          • http://delusionallosers.wordpress.com/ Anthony Donovan Stokes

            I haven’t seen Sin City in a long time

          • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

            i didn’t orgasm over Sin City. I thought it was pretty terrible.

    • http://delusionallosers.wordpress.com/ Anthony Donovan Stokes

      If you’re only source of praise is ” It stays true to the comic ” that really shows why the people who insist it’s a “masterpiece” aren’t taken seriously. Watchmen is widely renouned as the greatest comic book ever and then the movie came out and has ended up on several dissapointing films list and lukewarm reception. If that’s not failing as an adaption I don’t know what else fits the criteria.

    • SubSumeYou

      I admit, I have never read Moore’s comic book, but good grief, Watchmen is so absolutely intriguing (*it’s what the Wolverine WISHED it c should be). I tried to get a blu-ray Watchmen but their isn’t. Watchmen is a movie that gets repeated viewing. Damn, this article is so bogus..

  • Dave Mittner

    The hell? I love Watchmen, and I find it more rewatchable than most super hero flicks.

  • Riddles_At_U

    Movie taste = HORRIBLE. Almost all of the movies you mentioned got great reviews and I personally own about 90% of the movies on this list. And since when is following the source material to the letter a bad thing? You hear people complaining day in and day out about how Spiderman switched up the story too much.. Batmans Tumbler.. yada-yada but when someone puts away their arrogance to “fix” something that isnt broken and give us the raw movie we seemingly asked for they can burned? Get outta here..

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      “I personally own about 90% of the movies on this list.”

      so im guessing i won’t be attending movie night at your house.

    • Riddles_E_Poo

      Which movie do you only own half of?

    • http://delusionallosers.wordpress.com/ Anthony Donovan Stokes

      I’d hate to break it to you, but a majority of these movies got lukewarm to decent reviews. Indiana Jones the only one with a high RT score got nominated for Worst Sequel

  • CordaleTheDese

    Completely disagree with watchmen, good movie in my opinion. Snyder changed it just enough to make it more live action movie appropriate but stuck to the source material enough to satisfy the fans of the graphic novel. …but what peeves me is I always see these WORSE MOVIES/ADAPTATIONS list but have yet to see a list with the God awful live action Dragonball movie on it.

  • moonman

    Watchmen was a great film. Best superhero movie at the time that actually gave me tge idea how a superman might look like. I even said my self, snyder is the perfect man for a superman movie after watching watchmen. Now in the man of steel, how he shot the fight scenes gives you an idea how a flash movie would look like. Think about it. If you didnt like man of steel go see it again in imax

  • budman2008

    Wait, so we’re calling Spider-Man 3, a movie we waited for for 5 years after a decent first movie and a great second movie, more disappointing than The Godfather Part III, a film that came over a decade and a half after the first two films which each frequently make lists of the top 10 films of all time of any genre? That’s some overkill if you ask me. Really, that should be in the 5th slot because it had the least anticipation and the shortest wait compared to the other 4. Your first two are legit contenders though.

  • JD

    Terminator 3 and Salvation. Awful. Took a grown up story and threw it into the kids sandpit. Same again for the Aliens follow ups and the avp disasters. The best examples of the dumbing down of society is that there are a lot of people who think that they are smart that think these movies are good or better.

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      You may have inspired my next column.

  • Krouser

    Putting The Watchmen on the same list as Spiderman 3 is just blasphemous… and I’m an atheist.

  • LoveTheMovies

    Don’t forget ‘John Carter”

  • LoveTheMovies

    Don’t forget ‘John Carter”

  • HATER

    I’m a hater

  • Eddie S Jackson

    Watch the Watchmen Ultimate Cut…if you can find it. It adds at least an hour to the movie. If you haven’t seen the extended movie, you’re missing out. One of the best adaptations out there…of any super hero movie.

  • Javis

    I only agree with Spider-Man 3, the other films for me were good, in fact I love Kingdom, and I think it is the best of the series, and I also loved the Godfather part III

  • Michael Morelock

    I was disappointed with Phantom Menace, but it doesn’t deserve to be no. 1 on this list. Godzilla should be on this list, it was a major disappointment. I agree with Spiderman 3. Raimi’s dark version of Peter Parker was awful. And Ang Lee’s Hulk was a huge disappointment for me. Too many split screens and he ends up fighting his dad who was turned into a lightning bolt at the end. All you see of the fight is shadows of the Hulk in the clouds.

  • Butts Larue

    Watchmen was and still is a great film, very true to the source material. Hard to get beyond that, this guy is obviously an idiot.

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      obviously.

  • mro1337

    watchmen was a decent movie.

  • MichaelRWorthingon

    matrix 2 is #1

  • ICreatedU

    I usually never post messages on any internet site but this time i felt compelled to do so as soon as i read the title “Five most disappointing films of all time” and saw the pic of Watchmen underneath.

    It represents such a crime of lese-majesty in my book that i respectfully had to add my 2 cents.

    Let it be clear, Watchmen is one of the top 5 best movies ever made, if not the number 1 as far as i’m concerned. The movie is so deep on so many levels that i wouldn’t know where to start, but here are some examples compiled as a non exhaustive list:

    - Very dark and iconoclastic movie: heroes aren’t driven by this pathetic and sickening moral high-ground and holier-than-thou attitude proliferating in every movie since dawn of Hollywood. There’s no Manichean black and white frame here, where people do wrong because they want to do so, because they are intrinsically evil. Watchmen belongs to one of those few movies which show how people do what they do because they have reason to do so, and not because crime is fun and trendy.

    - A strong anti-Christianity, atheistic, anti-idealistic undertone is present throughout the entire flick.
    Sorry, I paraphrase: Ozymandias – “The person i admire the most in history died 300 years before the birth of Christ… [...] “. Isn’t that the most beautiful irreverent line ever??
    Later on, Mr. Manhattan says something like: “I like life. I thing i will create some”. Awesomely desacralising.
    I’ll add that i’m not saying that blasphemy and profanity on their own make a good movie, but merely mentioning a characteristic aspect that i believe deserved to be mentioned.

    - The hopelessness displayed in the movie is still unmatched as for me.
    I can’t help getting goosebumps every time i hear the surprising comedian’s line when answering the owl about the American dream during an episode of mayhem “It came true, you are looking at it!”.
    Or his iconic, bang on the money, bad ass quote: “It’s a joke. It’s all a fucking joke”. Amazing.

    - Dr. Manhattan. He is one of the most fascinating super hero figure ever invented in my humble opinion and arguably the most powerful as well.
    But what i love above all is the way we are told how Osterman becomes Dr. Manhattan after [another *sigh*] scientific experiment gone wrong. The intensity of the whole scene, the ominous albeit calm voice-over telling us how he feels “fear for the last time”, the idea of his body parts appearing randomly at different times and places and finally his almost Christlike reappearance as an -almost- omnipotent entity made this scene earn the right to be mentioned in the anthology of the best super hero origins ever told on screen.
    As we all know, there’s a fair high amount of movies which depict as well new unnatural abilities gained thanks to scientific experiments gone south, however, none of those scenes ever felt so metaphysical and original as the one in Watchmen.

    - I could say as much about Rorschach.
    First, the character is as deep and bad ass as one can possibly be. He’s dark, merciless and fierce, yet honor and justice driven to the extend of irrationality. His unwillingness to compromise is almost terrifying if not awe inspiring. And how am i not to appreciate the irony of Rorschach himself disintegrate only to leave behind a…. Rorschach stain?
    Second, Jackie Earle Haley made an incredible job impersonating the character. The perfect cast!

    - The fight scenes. I remember watching the first scene in the comedian’s flat and thinking “Damn, i haven’t seen such goods fight scenes since The Matrix!” and from there on it was clear for me i was watching something of a new breed and that i would love that movie. It felt like a Tony Jaa meets Jet Li movie, which could be an awful thing in itself, but not when it’s mastered with such excellency and panache and coupled with such a solid storyline.

    - The soundtrack. I don’t remember the last time a movie had such an offbeat, yet bang on the money soundtrack. From Bob Dylan’s song in the opening credits to the cheesy “99 luftballons”, every single music tune in this movie is transcendentally right as for me.

    - The opening credits in itself. Just awesome.

    - Ozymandias’ plan. The way the “smartest man on the planet” managed to trick an almost all knowing godlike Manhattan, plus the entire planet into doing exactly what he wanted on account of things nobody else fathomed at the time is just perfect and made me tip my hat. His plan is definitely unapologetic, yet so understandable, almost justifiable, if one agrees with the famous “interest of the greater number”. One could rightfully say there’s no bad guy in Watchmen. Or if there is, and i know Rorschach and even Mr. Manhattan would agree, it is mankind. Human nature.

    I have to add at last that i’m no geek, comics fanboy nor did i even have the chance to read them: When i pressed the play button, i had absolutely no expectations, never heard of the movie nor seen a trailer. What i contend in this present post is a mere movie-based opinion and doesn’t take into account the books nor the animated movies. When i emphatically say “best movie ever”, i mean compared to other movies and nothing else.

    I’ll add as well that i understand that it is a matter of taste and that nobody always agrees on what belongs in the category of the masterpieces since there’s some “untouchable” cult classic flicks that i hated [probably didn't understand] and that nobody understands why, like “2001: Space Odyssey” and “Blade Runner” , therefore i deeply respect your opinion, nevertheless, i had to give mine. ;)

    Here’s one of my favorite Mr. Manhattan quotes and also one of the reason why this movie scarred me to that extend:

    - Laurie: “Jon, what about the war? You’ve got to prevent it! Everyone will die.”

    - Mr. Manhattan: “…. And the Universe will not even notice”.

    Peace

  • ICreatedU

    However i have to add that i agree with every single other movie on the list!
    The only unacceptable mistake is Watchmen.

  • cyllan

    watchmen disappointing???????

    get another job as far away from movies as you can

  • Len Kiel

    watchmen is my favorite comic book movie. your opinion is relative.

  • ps

    Watchmen is currently ranked in the top 500 on imdb and has 8 stars. I have seen it over a dozen times and think it is a great movie that has a good story and great cinematography/directing. While you or others may not be receptive to it, many others are so I would learn how to see the good things about peoples work instead of just spewing negativity. Just because it is not 100% like the comic means nothing. I’m more than sure there are 100 other movies that suck bigtime – Replace it with ISHTAR or something, it always gets panned! I’ll agree, the others weren’t great but Watchmen is better than them all combined.

  • Allan Craig

    Get real. We comic snobs whine about how no one just takes what’s on the comic and puts it on the screen. Well, Snyder did just that. Watchmen was a great adaptation that really only left out the minor side characters, but wasa faithful adaptation of the comic (plot changes notwithstanding) While some of the casting was a little off and the soundtrack, in particular, was all over the place, it still stands up and doesn’t come close to being disappointing. I don’t know what you want, but Snyder’s Watchemn is as close to a faithful movie adaption to the graphic novel as we will ever get.

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      ironic. because ‘get real’ is the advice i would have given Snyder, who i think went too cartoony with the material. I would have preferred to see what Greengrass would have done with it.

      • ICreatedU

        Greengrass had already his “masterpiece” as far as i’m concerned. The Bourne trilogy was really awesome and groundbreaking in my opinion, nevertheless, i can’t imagine Watchmen made by him…

        Could have been good though, i don’t deny it, but it would have been an entirely other movie than the one we got, which might be a good thing for you, but i would have missed the Work of Art i’m praising so much presently.
        Way less of a metaphysical and mystical dimension for more breathless action, that’s how i see it with Greengrass, which isn’t necessary a bad thing by all means, it’s just that it would have been another movie.

  • You Suck

    “Watchmen” the worst? You’re a complete f-ing moron. I will never visit this site again.

    • HolyFranchiseBatman!

      Oh well.

      • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

        i love the ones who can’t read. ‘Most disappointing’, not ‘Worst’.

  • Jake

    Maybe you should of called this article “big budget” disappointing movies of all time cause there are SO many more movies that were far more disappointing than these.

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      for example…..

      • Jake

        They should have named the article “Most Hyped Films That Ended in Disappointment” and here are some examples.

      • Jake

        Oh and you don’t have to read the whole list of movies but read after the list.
        The Tourist, Shrek the Third, Speed Racer, The Lovely Bones, Alexander, Troy, Public Enemies, Jennifers Body, The League of Extraordinary Men, Sherlocke Holmes 2, The Mummy 3, Sex and the City 1 & 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and some say 3 as well, The Lone Ranger, The Day After Tomorrow, Xmen The Last Stand, White House Down, Alice in Wonderland, 2012, Godzilla, Planet of the Apes (tim burton), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,  Catwoman, The Spirit (big disappointment), Xmen Origins: Wolverine, Hulk (Ang Lee), Miami Vice, Southland Tales (disappointing to say the least), Jersey Girl, Prometheus (although I kinda enjoyed it for entertainment purposes, people really got let down by the film), Iron Man 2 (same opinion as Prometheus), Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Elektra, Prince of Persia, John Carter of Mars, Blade Trinity, Green Lantern, Terminator 3 & 4 (I personally found 4 to be highly entertaining and fun which I can do as long as I dont go in severely judging as I would an artistic film), Oceans 12 ans 13, The Matrix 2 and 3 (again I liked both but opinions are opinions and that cool), Superman Returns, Suckerpunch, and Battleship.

        Now I only stopped because I think this is plenty, so you get what I mean, although some of these are bug budget as well. My real point is just there are definitely more disappointing films out there by a long haul but something like this will always be opinionated of course but in my opinion Watchmen is probably the best out of all these films but I have yet to see Godfather part 3 cause I have just always been more into the more recent artistic directors like Christopher Nolan, Danny Boyle, Neill Blomkamp(seen most of his shorts as well), Terrence Malick, Chan-wook Park, and then Darren Aronofsky is my absolute favorite director and in my eyes he cant go wrong cause so far ive loved every movie hes made especially The Fountain and The Black Swan.

        I hope this has helped you understand what I mean.

  • Enoomnai

    Are you fucking serious…..I understand The Watchmen and Indiana Jones but really….

  • meesa

    sorry but there was nothing wrong with watchmen at all, spiderman 3 although not as good as 1 or 2 wasnt a bad movie and was just the typical sam raimi style coming out again, neither should be put in a list with the likes of episode 1

  • Bongo Tau’Kat Talasko

    Sucker Punch was bad? Can I have a job spewing half proved and only in my brain thoughts of movies at random too?

    • HolyFranchiseBatman!

      You must live in a bubble if you think there’s only one brain in the world that thinks Sucker Punch was bad.

      • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

        no gary. i was the only one to call sucker punch bad. everyone else thought it was a crowning achievement.

      • Bongo Tau’Kat Talasko

        Who would be living in a bubble if I knew a lot of people who liked the movie? Also, considering that movies like Transformers made money and was going on three sequels, I think a LOT of other movies jump ahead of a few of these ones.

  • Garrett William

    Snyder brought Watchmen to life. Any real fan of the GN will appreciate his devotion to the source material down to the minute details. The Watchmen isn’t a superhero comic. It’s a comic about people playing superheroes. If it came off as cartoonish, well, that concept of regular people putting on on silly costumes and fighting crime is kinda cartoonish. I believe the only people who found it disappointing were those who went into it expecting another Dark Knight or X-Men. Or weren’t expecting CGI blue dong. It’s a non traditional superhero story and we got a non traditional superhero movie. I know it’s no Daredevil but there have been worse adaptations of Moore’s works.

  • liquidoshin

    Watchmen was amazing, I own it on blu ray. The guy that wrote this review is an idiot specifically for that review. The movie followed everything in the graphic novel almost verbatim, scene for scene. Writer, kill yourself

  • WolfStark

    I think Watchmen was great. Of course it was pretty true to the book, not to an awful extent (the costumes were just bad there). I especially liked Matthew Goode, he was a perfect Ozymandias, I couldn’t imagine him better. How could he be a miscast? The story itself might be changed slighty and for some the movie is “boring” but I doubt that they would read the book in the first place. I would not put the movie in a list with bad ones, since it is not a bad movie.

  • Mike

    He’s so wrong about Watchmen. First of all, why did Snyder get to do Superman? Because he did an excellent job with Watchmen and 300.

  • Jon

    Watchmen was a great film. I was surprised to see it on the list.

  • jason

    It’s real funny how you always put down starwars it’s pretty plain to see that you are a star treck fan and the bottom line is you are very buyest and don’t do research on any of your topics

  • michaelphiveson

    Watchmen was a fantastic movie.

  • Eric Bulmer

    Inclusion of Watchmen in this list is utter nonsense.

  • hobu0

    The only thing i didn’t like about Watchmen the movie is that I thought Snyder made Rorschach too brutal. Not that letting a guy burn to death in a flaming building isn’t horrible, but something about him hacking a guy with a meat cleaver was too much and unnecessary, in my humble opinion.

  • Mazdaque

    I have to disagree with the first one tho…
    Watch Men was a great movie!!!

  • Guest

    I agree with spiderman three, seriously who wanted to see him tap dance, honesty.

  • Shaye Wopsock

    I agree with spiderman three begin on this list, four main points.

    1. Topher Grace, not really Venom material

    2. Sandman needed more character development, the actor seemed force to play the role

    3.I couldn’t blame Sam Raimi for the first two films, but the third squeal lack vision, one of the reasons why was because this was the last installment of the series, it only seem right to throw all these bad guys in all at once right?
    Wrong, Harry Osborne was so bland, and used up, that he was made into a run-off character and yet that’s what he was, in the beginning.
    I really had high hopes for the last film but as kid I didn’t care, just as long as It had spiderman, and he saves the day, but I also thought that this was the corniest way to end spiderman.

    4. Sony need’s to give up the rights to spiderman over to disney, I personally believe that would benefit the character in more ways then we seen so far, we all know how spiderman got his powers but do we have to be reminded every 10 years, it is completely unnecessary, and it get’s old very quick.

  • John Cooke

    I agree with Star Wars film but can’t agree on any others especially the Watchmen review! Whenever I read the comic book, I always say “oh that scene is in the film” and vice versa if I’m watching the film. If you watch the ultimate cut too, even more content is included.
    Without doubt, one of my favourite films of all time, I can’t wait to see what Mr Snyder comes up with for the Superman Film

  • BOB

    you sir are an ******* watchmen is a great movie (so is man of steel) there is nothing wrong with following the source material , in fact i hate comic book movies that don’t. that is all.

  • Adam L.

    “Computer generated circle jerking.” Phrase of the century.

  • JayJay

    I never get how anyone can say Watchmen suck. It was a great film. I bought the graphic novel to read it before seeing the film and thought that it followed the novel pretty closely.

  • mro1337

    i enjoyed the watchmen!

  • FoxyHound

    I would actually defend 2,3 and 4. I don’t feel like it right now but I would.

  • Andrew

    Watchmen is the best superhero film made to date. I’m talking Director’s or Ultimate cuts here. These lists can be fun but they are completely subjective.

  • Batman

    Watchmen was awesome. I loved it.

  • bruszku

    watchmen is the best comic adaptation ever along with sin city…avengers, iron man and these shitty new movies will be forgotten in a few years but watchmen is an immortal ( of course for intelligent people only ) amazing spider man and man of steel were the worst ive ever seen.

  • Lonestarr022

    This just felt like a bash column and nothing more. Maybe these were disappointing films but they were not the worst films ever. The explanations as to why the films disappointed were nothing more than generic insults….

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      never said they were the worst films ever. Just disappointments.

  • Z4RQUON

    The Watchmen was a fantastic adaptation, almost frame for frame the EXACT same story as in the graphic novel. I think people just didn’t like what it had to say, most of whom probably never read the graphic novel.

    • http://mycareersuicidenote.tumblr.com/ anghus

      “almost frame for frame the EXACT same story as in the graphic novel.”

      - Which is why i found it disappointing.

      • DrNope

        Then maybe you shouldn’t have bought a ticket to see an adaptation of the graphic novel. Next time stay home.

        • http://delusionallosers.wordpress.com/ Anthony Donovan Stokes

          an adaption is supposed to take the source material and make the story fit by taking stuff out, putting in new elements, etc. Watchmen was just a storyboard of the comic book. Watchmen was great but it’s dialgogue] sounds corny lifted straight from the book.

          • DrNope

            Anthony, you and I have discussed this movie at length, and you’ve told me all the reasons why you don’t like it. Although I disagree with you, I respect your opinion. There are movies where you and I see eye-to-eye and this will never be one of them. And that’s fine. But everything you just said about what adaptations are “supposed” to do, and how the dialogue needed to be changed is just not true.

            I am a huge fan of movies that deviate from their source material when moved to another medium. I feel that it allows each iteration to be its own entity, to tell its own story. A perfect example of this is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Douglas Adams purposely wanted it to be a slightly different story when it was moved from novel to radio to television to video games to movies and so on. However, it’s not a rule. There are no rules. Zack Snyder director chose to make a direct adaptation, and that doesn’t break some cardinal rule and disqualify it. In fact, it was a main ingredient in the success of Rosemary’s Baby. I really enjoy films that do both.

            The truth is, that dialogue was corny when it was in the comic. It was always corny. It’s melodrama.

          • http://delusionallosers.wordpress.com/ Anthony Donovan Stokes

            It should be changed as necessary, it doesn’t need to be changed, but taking out certain elements or changing some dialogue would’ve been better. The dialogue worked for me in the context of the book , but hearing it out loud made it seem that way. I’m saying that I understand where the author is coming from because people automatically say the best adaptions are the ones that stay closest to the source material and I find that must of the time that’s not the case.

          • DrNope

            Well what’s funny about this is that the mot common criticism I hear of Watchmen is that nothing was changed. The second most common criticism I hear of Watchmen is that too much was changed. I guess you just can’t please everyone.

          • http://delusionallosers.wordpress.com/ Anthony Donovan Stokes

            Sometimes you can . It happens quite a lot. Maybe not everybody but a majority. And for me it’s not that’s nothing was changed it’s the execution, and how much things could’ve been tweaked to fit better. You could’ve kept exactly what was in but told it in a different way and it’d be fine.

      • Z4RQUON

        How can you be disappointed when any reasonable expectations you should have had were met?

  • Z4RQUON

    Most people REALLY don’t get what The Watchmen is trying to say. They do not understand that the world we see is not just an alternate history, it is a PERVERSION. We see an America that does not have to worry about facing its mistakes because, if you disagree with them, they will simply sic Dr. Manhatten on your commie-liberal-leftist ass. Our “heroes” are really agents of the enemy: status quo worshipping conservatism.

    • Jason

      Which is a good reason to hate The Watchmen. It’s a political hack job with crappy acting and an even worse story. There is little if anything to like about it.

  • John

    Only people who dont understand the story line would not like Indy 4

    Anyone with a brain did enjoy it

  • Xander Man

    Dude… as a comic geek I can tell you I loved watchmen… it’s my second favorite superhero movie of all time. (And I waste a considerable amount of my life watching superhero movies and reading comics.)

  • wendy

    I don’t get that The Phantom Menace was a disappointment. It’s one of my favourite movies — and certainly the one I liked best from the franchise. Here, we see the Jedi at the peak of their power and Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor really did them proud. The dialogue and the amazing sets were thrilling, I thought. And the beautiful Natalie Portman as Queen Abudullah (or something like) was a joy to watch. The only downside for me was the pod race, but only because it went on a little too long. On the whole, however, I loved it!

  • LAB

    I loved Watchmen, but I have to agree Malin Ackerman was HORRIBLE. Jackie Earle Haley, however, was pretty damn good as Rorschach in it.

    • http://delusionallosers.wordpress.com/ Anthony Donovan Stokes

      Agreed. One can’t help but wonder is it the character? Even when listening to the motion comic she annoyed the hell out of me. I’ve seen Ackerman in other things and she’s usually not bad.

  • butthurt

    Spiderman 3 was fucking cool, don’t be a little bitch. The term “most disappointing movie ever” is just tacked on to every damn movie nowadays as if it’s some popular new thing to sprinkle onto everything that doesn’t fit our insecure little wants and needs. So what if it wasn’t particularly accurate to the many different Spiderman comics that have been pushed out. You’re honestly going to sit there and say it was one of the MOST DISAPPOINTING MOVIES ***EVER MADE***? Out of the millions of terrible movies that have taken shits on our brains, this movie takes the cake? Fuck that, maybe because it wasn’t suited to your fucking pick-every-little-detail-like-a-crow attitude, but this person is just writing like every other generic angry fatass in their mom’s basement who’s too butthurt and scared to have their own opinion, much less an actual taste in movies if these of all movies are what they decided to pick. I mean these are just popular movies that everyone has seen, of course you choose movies we’re all familiar with, but the second a terrible piece of shit joke of a movie comes out that just so happens to not be a massive hit, it’s forgotten. And I wonder why!?! THOSE are the movies that deserve this award. The ones that a year after they’re released, no one gives a shit, even after so much hype.

  • 8ight palm

    I still love watching spiderman 3. Don’t give a shit about what the ignorant fanboys out there have to say. Lazy Scriptwriting? Undeveloped characters? What?! The sand man was awesome and so was venom. The casting wasn’t bad at all. The piece of shit fanboys ruin so much for everyone else it’s sad. It really says a lot cant enjoy something simple.

  • shane1223

    …Well I really liked star wars 1….Its actually one of my favorites…

  • Rahul Radhakrishnan

    watchmen disappointment for you… you are blind or its time to change spectacles

  • Tim

    Watchmen was an amazing film. A giant space squid would have absolutely been stupid in a movie compared to what they did. For being an “unfilmable” graphic novel it was pretty amazing. Additionally, the opening sequence and director’s cut are fantastic. Did everyone want Brad Pitt to be Dr Manhattan or something?

  • eviltaco

    The irony here is that if he hadn’t done a direct translation on to film, you’d be complaining about that instead.

  • Romeo Garcia

    Watchmen!!!???….Are you real???…Give a break!!!…All the people are see this movie (both crittics and fans) have say that is a grat adaptation of the comic book!!!…And men…Look i know Spiderman 3 wasnt like Spidey 2 but c’mon is not that bad!!!..i mean at leats is not elektra or catwoman or ghost rider 2 the crow 2…

  • wabalicious

    Watchmen was fantastic, in what world was it “one of the most reviled adaptations of the 21st century”. Just because you didn’t like it doesn’t mean it was reviled. And as for the “cartoonish production design that had the look of dimly lit soundstages”, you’re clearly in the minority going by the comments below.
    Neither Terry Gilliam nor Paul Greengrass could have made this film as well as Snyder did, and you’d have been up in arms about the way they’d changed it from the comic, no doubt. The squid would’t have worked for the film, as others have pointed out, and Watchmen was a triumph on every level.

  • jbone

    watchmen movie was great. get your head out of your ass.

  • tomasiepants

    The Lord Of the Rings were BORING! Same with Harry Potter. There, I said it. I tried to watch those films countless number of times. YAWN. I stayed awake through all the Puppet Master Movies ( 1-9 )…

  • Gambriel β Carrizo

    Whoever wrote this needs to stop writing about movies. Seriously.

  • Roger Tyson

    You almost got it right.

    You ARE right about one thing: The “most disappointing film of all time” is indeed a “Star Wars” film. But you’re wrong about it being “The Phantom Menace” (which admittedly also belongs pretty high on the list).

    The most disappointing film of all time was “Return of The Jedi”.

    You write of “Phantom Menace”: “No film had higher expectations. No film has ever been so disappointing.”

    Perhaps you aren’t old enough to remember, and sorry to correct you if so, but “Return of The Jedi” had TEN TIMES higher expectations than “Phantom Menace”. It was meant to be the conclusion of the most successful film trilogy of all time – a trilogy that literally changed the way movies were made and marketed forever after. The same cannot be said for “Phantom Menace”.

    Further, the resounding THUD with which “ROTJ” landed on the screen was devastating to “Star Wars” fans who had seen a cultural phenomenon get even better in its 2nd outing and now desperately wanted “ROTJ” to be the jewel in the interstellar crown.

    Instead, we got Ewoks, a 2nd death star, and the best villain of all-time unmasked and neutered.

    “Phantom Menace” was a huge disappointment, yes. But “Star Wars” fans had already been there before.

    And your first heartbreak always hurts the most.

  • jerrydwiz

    Watchmen was actually a very good movie that at times improved on the graphic novel/mini-series in the comics. The comic version’s ending is a muddled mess in my view. The film offers a much clearer and more satisfying ending. As for the rest of the film, it is true that it painstakingly parallels the comic version “panel by panel” as you suggest, but this does not work against it. It is overall a very true adaptation that actually improves on the original when it does deviate from its source.