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Old 12-29-21, 02:15 AM
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Your worst/most disappointing movies of 2021

We have a best list, so might as well go for a worst list.

This can be theatrical or movies from Netflix, Prime Video and straight to video. But they have to be 2021 releases, not movies you saw for the first time in 2021

In no particular order:

The Little Things - For all the star power this had, it was a huge disappointment.

Tom and Jerry

Boogie - Terrible acting. Unlikable characters. Crap directorial debut by Eddie Huang.

Chaos Walking

Voyagers

Those who wish me dead

The Misfits

F9 - Not the worst of the series. That still goes to part 2. But, this one was so freaking absurd with a dumb plot.

The Ice Road - A really boring Neeson action flick

Space Jam: A New Legacy

The Green Knight - Yes, I'm in the minority. I hated this movie so much

Don't Breathe 2

Venom: Let there be Carnage - There were things I liked, but I thought Woody Harrelson was so hammy playing Carnage. After a long time since I saw it, I don't think this is very rewatchable.

Halloween Kills - Not the worst Halloween movie ever, but a disappointment. I cringe at "Evil dies tonight"

Stowaway

The Card Counter - Didn't work for me. Saw it in the theater and thought a lot of it was boring.

Copshop - I know some people like this and that's fine. I thought this tried too hard to be clever and be like a Tarantino movie. Not one likable character.

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Re: Your worst/most disappointing movies of 2021

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The Green Knight - Yes, I'm in the minority. I hated this movie so much.
Omg I thought I was the only one. It was excruciating.


I'll add

Matrix Resurrections

Godzilla vs Kong

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I should probably finish Green Knight. But man what I did watch was awful.

Full disclosure, I love the director. Hate the time period and knight stuff and donít like the lead actor at all.

But I canít stand Matt Damon and loved Last Duel, so who knows.
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Omg I thought I was the only one. It was excruciating.


I'll add

Matrix Resurrections

Godzilla vs Kong
Did Warner release anything good this year?
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Did Warner release anything good this year?
Judas and the Black Messiah, In The Heights, Dune, King Richard
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Judas and the Black Messiah, In The Heights, Dune, King Richard
Only saw Dune and did not like it. Will check out the others.
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Re: Your worst/most disappointing movies of 2021

Of what I saw:

Space Jam: A New Legacy- the original movie isnít great but at least has some nostalgic charm. Plus Michael Jordan is likable.

The new film is just bad though. Stupid plot even by the standards of being a kidís movie, I didnít like all of the forced WB cameos, and to me LeBron doesnít have much of a screen presence.

Halloween Kills- aside from the opening flashback to 1978 this was pretty bad. Granted I wasnít a fan of the 2018 film either, but was hoping this would be more of a fun slasher.

To a degree it is that, but itís plagued by a lot of stupid shit. Evil dies tonight and mistaking this scrawny little guy for Michael being some of my biggest issues. Also didnít really care for Anthony Michael Hallís portrayal of Tommy. Iíll see Halloween Ends, but Iím not very excited for it.

Also while I wouldnít necessarily call it the worst I will say I was underwhelmed by Dune. I went in blind. Havenít read the books or seen the David Lynch film or the other tv mini series.

I thought the new film looked impressive going off the trailers and I decided to go out and watch it in the theater versus just watching it on HBO Max. I didnít hate it, but I also didnít love it, and truth be told I donít even remember much about it.

Maybe it was the fact that I was somewhat tired when I went but I felt like it went over my head completely or I didnít fully comprehend the story. Probably more a me problem but still. I really have no urge to watch it again.
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Originally Posted by mwynn View Post
Did Warner release anything good this year?
I liked Mortal Kombat for what it was. And Malignant for its goofiness.
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I liked Mortal Kombat for what it was. And Malignant for its goofiness.

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Halloween Kills - I was excited since I enjoyed the 2018 one and this was my first Halloween film in theaters (besides the original 1978 in a drive-in). I didn't hate it, but it was definitely odd.
Awake - I wish I could even remember anything about this movie, but know I gave it 1 1/2 stars on Letterboxd
Father Christmas is Back - Boomer-aimed nonsense that also tried to be as inoffensive and trite as possible
Outside the Wire - Really chickened out at the ending
Black Widow - Although I'd rather re-watch this than the slog that is ZSJL

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Halloween Kills. My expectations weren't very high but they managed to make it even worse than I imagined. Another entry which further bastardizes my favorite movie of all time.
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I liked Mortal Kombat for what it was. And Malignant for its goofiness.
Mortal Kombat wasnít great but it was fun enough. Glad I watched on HBO Max versus seeing it theatrically. I think with some tweaks a sequel could be better.
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I liked Mortal Kombat for what it was. And Malignant for its goofiness.
Watched Mortal Kombat in a rented-out theater and had a blast. Can't say it was a good movie though. Would definitely go in for a sequel.
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Can't believe nobody said The Eternals yet for worst movie. To that I would add Shang Chi and his rings and The Black Widow.

Best movie: Spider-Man: No Way Home
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Halloween Kills. My expectations weren't very high but they managed to make it even worse than I imagined. Another entry which further bastardizes my favorite movie of all time.
See I have no issues separating the sequels/remakes/reboots (besides the 1981 II, which I do like) from the original. Not my favorite film of all time, but definitely my favorite Carpenter, which puts it in my top 20-25.

Curious off-topic question: How do you feel about Season of the Witch? I remember this year AMC said they weren't going to air it during FearFest with the rest of the series and the responses were super polarized for what I consider the second-best film in the series. I get it, but it's always interesting to see who likes the atmosphere/filmmaking of the sequels versus who just wants Michael Myers.
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I had never seen the original Space Jam so I ended up watching both over a two day period and it went from "well, at least the animated parts were amusing" to "oh god my eyes are bleeding please stop".

Mortal Kombat was a big letdown.

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See I have no issues separating the sequels/remakes/reboots (besides the 1981 II, which I do like) from the original. Not my favorite film of all time, but definitely my favorite Carpenter, which puts it in my top 20-25.

Curious off-topic question: How do you feel about Season of the Witch? I remember this year AMC said they weren't going to air it during FearFest with the rest of the series and the responses were super polarized for what I consider the second-best film in the series. I get it, but it's always interesting to see who likes the atmosphere/filmmaking of the sequels versus who just wants Michael Myers.
I enjoyed it. The series could have gone on without Michael IMO. I really only consider 1,2, and H20 to be the "Michael story" anyway.

Kills disappointed me only because there was a glimmer of hope in H2018 that they were doing something good with the franchise again. Kills went right back to 4, 5, 6 form of mediocrity at best.
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I enjoyed it. The series could have gone on without Michael IMO. I really only consider 1,2, and H20 to be the "Michael story" anyway.

Kills disappointed me only because there was a glimmer of hope in H2018 that they were doing something good with the franchise again. Kills went right back to 4, 5, 6 form of mediocrity at best.
I would say The Return of Michael Myers and to a bit of a lesser degree The Curse of Michael Myers put Halloween Kills to shame. I would rather rewatch either of those multiple times over before watching Halloween Kills again.
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I know expectations were like below the floor for this but Home Sweet Home Alone still managed to be worse than I would have imagined. How you take the premise and then turn it into class warfare where the so called criminals are more sympathetic than the so called protagonist, I have no idea.
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I would say The Return of Michael Myers and to a bit of a lesser degree The Curse of Michael Myers put Halloween Kills to shame. I would rather rewatch either of those multiple times over before watching Halloween Kills again.
Agree. I'll probably never watch Kills a 2nd time TBH.
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The worst:

The Woman in the Window
Given the production history, it was certainly no surprise it was bad. That said, I still kind of enjoyed it because I'm a sucker for the genre and Joe Wright is a talented director.

The most disappointing:

House of Gucci
Nightmare Alley
I liked both of these ok, but they should have been so much better given their source material/pedigree. I wanted so badly to love both of them. The most disappointing part is their relative failures feel like yet another nail in the coffin of big budget non-franchise fare.

The I don't know what this shit is and I can't believe people actually like it and you're all ruining cinema if this is what you want out of one of these movies:

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
I've said my piece on this one, but I continue to be baffled by the idea that this is how you "respect" old franchises. You're all bad people for liking this.

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Oh I kind of forgot about Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Definitely underwhelming and not a favorite at all for me.
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Terrrible: Space Jam

Disappointing: Black Widow, Jungle Cruise
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Disappointed:
Snake Eyes
No Time To Die

Worst:
Mortal Kombat
The Little Things
Cherry
Coming 2 America
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I was underwhelmed or disappointed by Black Widow, No Time To Die and Matrix Resurrections. None of them were bad, but just not as good as I hoped.

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