A lot has been written and talked about the good movies of 2017. Some of them were surprisingly good, of which not much was expected but they delivered (e.g. Get Out). However, there were a few films which were expected to hit the right notes but sadly ended up disappointing us really bad!
Here is a list of movies which I thought were the most disappointing of 2017:
5. Alien: Covenant
Alien fans were waiting patiently for a proper Alien sequel for years, but Scott decided to continue the Prometheus saga with mediocre results. People anxiously anticipated a more straightforward sci-fi horror only to get bogged down by unnecessary and irrelevant plot points. Though some of Prometheus’s questions got answered, most people just wanted to see Aliens scared the hell out of people.
The Prometheus fans will get more out of this than the Alien fans, but even they will have beef with the fact that Scott can’t make up his mind. When the movie is named after the “Alien” universe, you expect more on that line. But alas…
Fassbender was fantastic and the visuals were good, but the rest of the movie is surely below par.
4. All Eyez on Me
Tupac was a rap legend. A huge worldwide star who still remains popular after his untimely death deserved a much better movie tribute than this over-dramatic and soapy drama. The lead Shipp Jr. makes a great Tupac and delivers a good performance. But even this performance is not enough to save this sinking biopic.
After Straight Outta Compton, we deserved more than than this over-dramatic bore. And yes, Tupac deserved a better biopic without a doubt.
3. Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell is a cult Japanese anime which gained a lot of fan following years back. However, before this live action movie was to be released, it was met with a lot of criticism especially because of Johansson’s casting. The movie was not bad, but certainly the biggest disappointment with this movie was that it did not do justice to the source material. What makes the original so brilliant was the Japanese feel to it all. And that is where this new film stuttered.
Viewing it as a standalone sci-fi movie, “Ghost in the Shell” looks a decent entertainer, but you can’t escape from the fact that the movie does not respect the source material.
Baywatch was a phenomenon when it was telecast on TV. Pamela Anderson gained millions of fans worldwide. And a simple fact was that people liked it because it featured beefed up bods and sexy babes running around on the beach in minimal clothing.
Obviously most people may have expected the same on the celluloid, but when you are going to a theater, you may expect some entertainment. Especially when the cast comprises of the ever-dependent The Rock and Zac Efron. But well, it sucked.
Alexandra Daddario and Priyanka Chopra added some oomph to an otherwise boring and stupid film. Most wonder why this was made in the first place.
1. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Guy Ritchie is one of my favourite film-makers. His first two feature films, Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, were instant classics! After that though, his filmography was a mixed bag. His last film before this big budget medieval drama was The Man from U.N.C.L.E. which was pretty entertaining, though not successful. But King Arthur was, simply put, a disaster.
The $175 million wannabe-epic drama has Ritchie written all over it. However, sadly, this was the problem. The visual style was fine, but that did not gel well with a film set in the medieval period. The screenplay was boring, the action scenes mediocre and the cast was just not up to the mark.
The big-budget film was a box-office disaster! It collected only $141 million of its production budget—it’s unlikely Ritchie will be directing such a large production any time soon. Can we have some British crime caper made by Mr Ritchie soon enough!?