Biggest disappointments, or the most under-whelming films I have seen.

I hate some of these movies, but some I don't mind that much, just that I was disappointed by them. Maybe I was expecting too much or just simply don't understand why people like/love these movies. These aren't great movies that I didn't like, some of these are recognized as bad, but I was still disappointed when I saw them. I would say, none of these movies are the worst ever made and probably none of them deserve 1/10 rating, but I just couldn't like these. I will put a description on the ones I think deserve one and this is not done yet!
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1.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed. (123 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ "One of the best westerns ever!", I can never understand where are people coming from when they that this movie is anything resembling "good" filmmaking. I think I have made it pretty clear that I like Italo westerns more than Americans, even though I think there are a lot of great American westerns, like The Searchers. Having just said that I think The Searchers is a damn masterpiece, I still don't like John Fors as a director nor a film-maker. I just think that his westerns are a bit or actually are really dated. When somebody says something about westerns, what's the first thing that comes to mind? James Stewart teaching a town how to read or a Mexican stand-off from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly? Of course the latter one. Maybe that was unfair, but when someone says western, do you honestly think about any scene from this movie, or for that matter from any Ford movie? Maybe from The Seachers, but probably not from this. When you think about "intelligent" westerns, do you honestly think of this? Even good film-making, or good western or even decent script do you think about this??!! Well, I don't. Actually when someone says the words "Sh*tty western" or "Horribly screenplay" I think about this.

I don't know what is the deal with the over-the-top beyond cartoonish characters? The silly fat sheriff, villains act like school-bullys (really? They pull chairs from people and rip books apart? The Horror!!), overly macho (and stereotypical) hero aka John Wayne and of course, the most annoying piece of sh*t in western history, James Stewart's character. Good lord do I hate these characters, I have seen more layers in characters in Rambo part 3 for god sakes! Well, at least Rambo 3 was entertaining, this is insanely, mind-blowingly boring. I have never ever seen a more boring court-room scene, I have never seen a gun-battle so anti-climatic and dull nor have I ever seen a fcking school-room scene in a western! That scene where Stewart is teaching the town, I wanted to shoot Stewart, Ford and the screenwriter who came up with that scene!
I was tempted to put this on my worst films, but there is one cool thing in this, Woody Strode. The little screen-time he has, he's pretty awesome, with the exception of the school-scene. I could so much longer about the characters and how they are, but I'm gonna leave it here. Want a good western? Just don't watch this...

2/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
2.
...and justice for all. (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent. (119 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ 2/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
3.
2010 (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery. (116 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
“ Well, of course it was hard to make a sequal to one of the most beloved film of all time, Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odessey, but did you have to make? Of course, not. I don't even see who came up with the idea. I know, I know, the writer did write other book sequals, but even that's a bit dumb idea. Kubrick's 2001, ends perfectly. Why try continue the story? Well, I haven't read his novels, maybe they'r brilliant, but this film is everything but brilliant.
It has an entertaining first half, but the second is just so damn dumb. I can't explain how dumb this is without spoiling it, so I won't, but just watch it. It's pretty ridiculous.
The first half has okay ideas, but the second half is just so damn childish and naive, and also it's pretty '80s cheese.
It was, however, shot very nicely...

3/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
4.
Avatar (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. (162 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Now dated, but still impressive visuals don't make the story or characters any better, if anything, they make them worse. Also it's WAY too long (yes, that was she said).

2/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
5.
Jules and Jim (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman. (105 mins.)
“ I loved Truffaut's The 400 Blows, so I was very excited to see this. And at first I thought it was pretty good, about 8.5/10. Then I spent time away from it and really started to dislike it more and more.
Simply put, this doesn't do it for me. Why did I like at first? Maybe I had the pressure of liking it, since it's a Truffaut film and a classic. But I'm past that faze when I have to pretend to like something I don't.
While it could be a very romantic film, it isn't, IMO of course. The characters are empty, maybe Truffaut is a passionate film-maker, but the script isn't passionate. There's great stylish moments, but never emotional. I didn't care for the characters, even though I think everybody did a decent job acting. I never got invested in their lives, it focuses on the wrong person in a time, when he should focus on the other characters. And the 2 men, I never got the feeling they were rivaling over this women, I didn't understand why they even wanted her. There's never a conflict over the 2 men, never asks the question: friendship or a relationship? The movie thinks you can have both somehow. If this was real life, the 2 men, probably wouldn't be friends or wouldn't go out with her. There isn't enough logic behind the romance, hence I don't get invested.
Now, there are some wonderful scenes, the infamous running competition scene is brilliant and classic. And there is many wonderful scenes and decent performances all around, but on the whole, it doesn't do it for me.
I have to see more Truffaut now, because I have seen one masterpiece by him, one dissapointing one. Pretty even.

5.5/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
6.
Mouchette (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Mouchette is a young girl living in the country. Her mother is dying and her father does not take care of her... (78 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
“ 3/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
7.
Argo (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
“ 6.5/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
8.
Killing Them Softly (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ Like the Goodfellas, but with extremely heavy handed (and boring) social commentary, that doesn't belong in the story. Brad Pitt was kinda cool in some scenes though...

3.5/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
9.
#1 Cheerleader Camp (2010 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
A pair of horny college guys get summer jobs at a sexy cheerleader camp. (95 mins.)
Director: Mark Quod
“ I'm sorry, I expected so much more from you Asylum! I know, I know this is a horribly movie, I knew it from the point I saw the cover. But I expected to be entertaining and it didn't do even that. Even the amount of boob and ass shots, couldn't entertain me.
If you want the full rant, go to my Worst Films Ever list.

Only film on this list that truly deserves 1/10. ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
10.
Port of Call (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A suicidal factory girl out of reformatory school, anxious to escape her overbearing mother, falls in love with a sailor who can't forgive her past. (100 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ I won't hate on this too much, since this was Bergman's 3rd film (something like that) so I can't really say how amateur the film was, since he was very young and unexperienced. But still, it was pretty heavy-handed and boring...

6/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
11.
Death Proof (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans. (113 mins.)
“ Tarantino doing an exploitation film, what could go wrong? Well, when you make your characters talk like weird Pulp Fiction rejects. For one hour. And every minute feels like you're in a party with Tarantino who's on cocaine but you're the only in there with him so he just keeps talking and talking and talking.

4/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
12.
Key Largo (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Alright, I love Bogart, always will. He's so cool and elegant, he could pull off the Phillip Marlowe character in his sleep. And he's not too shavy here neither. But... Edward G. Robinson... I normally love Robinson, but WOW!!!! Is he over-the-top, non-threatning, campy, silly in this one. No doubt, he with the like of Liberty Valance as the most non-threatning villains in cinematic history.
I only watched this because I thought it was a film-noir, but this is so far from film-noir, it's more like a parody, an unintentional parody. Films like The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep has stand the test time and are classics. But Key Largo is very, very, very, VERY dated. It's so cheesy and campy, I'm suprised that John Huston of all people directed this train-wreck of a movie. How could Huston, the director of Maltese Falcon, direct such a campy, cheesy, silly and, trust me, non-thrilling "film-noir" ever. Maybe it was a cruel joke.
Bogart looks humiliated to whole movie, Robinson just... is so hammy!! And just about everyone else is over-acting, or under-acting. No mood, no atmosphere, no thrilling moments, no cool characters and the ending is WAY too happy to be a film-noir ending. I love Maltese Falcon and all but... *beep* YOU Huston.

5/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
13.
Spartacus (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic. (197 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Spartacus is, IMO, Kubrick's "worst". Not in any technical way (it's quite good technically), but it's not doubt he's most boring and just, to me anyways, least enjoyable. But the again, it's not Kubrick's fault, since he was brought there in the last minute and couldn't even write a screen-play and also to him it's was a kind of a experiment. He said something like "it was fun to shoot scenes you thought were bad and try to make them interesting", I'm paraphrasing by the way.
Also, this isn't a Kubrick-film, it's more a Kirk Dougals-film. But the reason why I don't like this film is simply, I don't like epic sword and sandal films. The whole genre is just over-bloated, overly epic, non-sense that has horribly dull fighting scenes and soup opera like drama. If you like the genre, I won't judge you (hell, I like Masters of The Universe..), but I just can't stand any sword and sandal film. Not even this.
But technically, I guess it's not bad. Has some okay acting, beautifully shot couple times and the "I'm Spartacus" scene, while a bit bombastic, was kinda fun to see.
Over-all, I don't want to see this film ever again, but I at least saw it and didn't fall asleep (mainly because I drank about 15 energy drinks to keep me awake...)

6/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
14.
Quantum of Solace (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ 6/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
15.
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem. (91 mins.)
Director: Tod Williams
“ I have never thought the Paranormal Activity sequals are good in really any way, but this one is the worst. It's too silly, it's boring, it has bad jump scares and it's just didn't seem to go anywhere. I guess the 4th one is a lot worse, but I just hated this more. But yeah, the 4th one is complete garbage.

2/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
16.
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces. (98 mins.)
Director: John Moore
“ I have nothing to say about this un-forgettable, piece of Hollywood sh*t.

2/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
17.
28 Days Later... (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ 3/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
18.
The Way of the Dragon (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them. (100 mins.)
Director: Bruce Lee
“ Apart from great fight scenes, this movie is just... bizarre as hell. The mis-placed comedy (and weird comedy), cartoon characters, kinda dumb story or at least a very basic story and just how it's told is just weird, and not in a good way. But it was fun to see Chuck Norris getting his ass handed to him and his chest hair ripped off, watch out Bruce, his chest hair is napalm!!!

6/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
19.
The Dictator (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. (83 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
“ One reviewer said a very intelligent thing about this film, it went something like this:
Borat was a child, a very naive man. You don't hate Borat even though he's sexist and immature, since he's established as a child. The Dictator is just a sexist with no personality, no excuse of being a ruthless, sexist monster. That's the reason why some jokes fall flat on this film.

That was the best analysis of this film. Though it was kinda funny at times and Anna Faris was actually pretty good.

6/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
20.
The Expendables (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent. (103 mins.)
“ And The Expandables 2..

2.5/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
21.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug. (169 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ My Top 10 Most dissapointing movies of 2012 (again only IMO):
1. Promethues 6/10
2. Flight 4/10
3. The Impossible 4.5/10
4. Lawless 6.5/10
5. Zero Dark Thirty 6.5/10
6. Seven Psychopaths 6.5/10
7. Killing Them Softly 3.5/10
8. To The Wonder 6.5/10
9. Django Unchained 7.5/10 (it was very dumb, and poorly written, but entertaining...)
10. Argo 6.5/10

3/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
22.
Shuttle (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A late night airport shuttle ride home descends into darkness. (107 mins.)
Director: Edward Anderson
“ 4/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
23.
V for Vendetta (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman. (132 mins.)
Director: James McTeigue
“ I kinda hate this film more every time I think of it. It's just so heavy handed, over-the-top, silly, catoonish, Hollywood non-sense, based on a great comic book.. I mean, talk about dumbing something down for the masses! The "fascistic" themes don't make this film any more intelligent or wise or even thought provoking than some random Joe Schmoe saying fascism is a bad thing. What I mean is, this brings nothing new to the table. The comic was about anarchism vs. fascism. Both are extremes and you had to make a choice do you support the fascist government or a anarchist who's just as extreme as the government. Here, fascism is evil. Nothing else really. Not about choice or anything like that. Nope.
I have the same problem with Saving Private Ryan (a movie I hate even more, a lot more), it brought nothing new. It's the same dull message, war is bad, yeah I think the majority of humanity knows that! It's so Hollywood and my good John Hurt! You're such a great actor, how was he so over-the-top? You have failed me Hurt... But I still love you!

6/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
24.
J. Edgar (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life. (137 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ 5.5/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
25.
King of New York (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood. (103 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
“ All right, as generic of a movie as this is, it has one great scene that I just laugh every time I see it. (SPOILERS) It's the scene where David Caruso is mourning the death a fellow police men, he's crying in the car and then Walken and his gang comes near his car, Walken pulls a shotgun and just says "Hey" to Caruso and blasts him off. That *beep* is hilarious. Also Walken's dance in the beginning always brings a smile to my small and sad life.

5/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
26.
Alien³ (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After her last encounter, LT Ellen Ripley crashlands on Fiorina Fury 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor. (114 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ And every Alien movie after this.

1.5/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
27.
The Trouble with Harry (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what needs to be done with his body... (99 mins.)
“ Hitchcock's worst IMO. It's not funny, it's not clever, it has horrible acting, horrible dialog, bad plot and IT'S NOT FUNNY. I get it, it's a dead-pan comedy, the Brits are great at that, but not Americans. Yeah, yeah, Hitchcock was British, but the actors are American. It doesn't work, at all. Some people say it's a great film and a wonderful comedy, I really just hated it.

4/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
28.
Cape Fear (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him. (128 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 6.5/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
29.
The Gauntlet (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive. (109 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ A rip off of Dirty Harry. Starring Clint Eastwood aka Dirty Harry... It's just so damn weird.. But to be honest, it's still better than most of the Dirty Harry movies.

3/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
30.
Mama (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young couple take in their two nieces only to suspect that a foreboding evil has latched itself to their family. (100 mins.)
Director: Andy Muschietti
“ I wasn't expecting much, but this was pretty sh*tty. One of my main problems was that there was no reason this to be horror film. It would have been a lot more interesting if it would be about the psychological condition of these girls and how they will adapt into society. Like Enigma of Kaspar Hauser in some ways. So, the horror sh*t was kinda pointless and really took me off the film. Plus it wasn't scary, just boring. I would have hoped if they focused more on the traumas that these girls are going through rather than some supernatural, "scary" stuff. Could have been an interesting film, but deciced to be a boring, bland, not-scary basic horror movie.

3/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
31.
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. (157 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ Here's my top 10 worst films (IMO) I saw in 2012:
1. Piranha 3DD 1/10
2. Posession 1.5/10
3. Stolen 2/10
4. Bait 2/10
5. Paranormal Activity 4 1.5/10
6. No Escape 3/10
7. Dark Shadows 3/10
8. The Expandables 2 3/10
9. Hobit: An Unexpected Journey 3/10
10. Killing Them Shoftly 3.5/10


6.5/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
32.
Forrest Gump (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ 3/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
33.
Rain Man (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (133 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ 5/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
34.
Flight (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling. (138 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Well, there is one good thing about this film: Denzel Washington. He is suberb, and the film was pretty entertaining and, IMO, it was an interesting subject. But, that's about it.

The script is absolutely god-awful, directing is bland and the soundtrack is insanely mis-placed. 2012 was a decent year for films, I will admit. BUT, it was a horribly year for screenplays. We gor some of the most lazy screenplays in like 10 years. Maybe it's only my opinion, but Django Unchained is Tarantino's laziest and worst screenplay, and Django won the Oscar for it's script. There was couple good one like Moonrise Kingdom or The Master, but mostly sh*t. And one of the worst ones was Flight, full of pointless characters, random sub-plots, horribly bland characters and very dragging. It didn't know when to stop either.
John Goodman is so wasted in this, basically he has 2 scenes in this, but they'r trying to portrate him as a important character, a friend of Whip's. But no, he's the "comical" side, I guess.
The "love" interest in this film was boring, bland, completely useless and just annoying. Why have her in the movie? It could have been so interesting, if they would have focused on the main character and the law suit, but no. Also, she's the stereotypical "junkie", with a heart of gold character.

Also Whip's ex-wife, son, the flight attendants and couple other characters that have are given nothing to do, even though they should be important. The script, or the direction, focused on the wrong people. And half the time, it was just confused on who they should be focusing on.
BUT, Denzel is great and gives one of the best performances of the year, IMO of course. Also the first like 20 minutes are suspensful and very well directed. And the court-room scene, though clunky at times, is interesting, especially when Whip admits his problem.
Also the soundtrack was totally mis-placed. Why play Rolling Stones in a film that should be a serious drama and NOT a Scorsese gangster film??!!

Also, the ending drags a lot, too happy and sugarry-sweet ending. The film should be dark, it's about alcoholism for god's sake! Also ridiculous ending speech, by Denzel.

4/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
35.
The Possession (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child. (92 mins.)
Director: Ole Bornedal
“ I must admit, I do love the so overly dramatic music in this. It's so funny, the guy is driving a car and this huge fcking orchestra is playing.

I think I can say that I'm a horror fan. I've seen my fair share of good and bad horror. And there are some decent horror film made today. But then I see movies like this and I lose my faith. This the most uninspired, most unintelligent, most not interesting and the most bland movie of the year. It has nothing new, nothing interesting and nothing really good about it.

2/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
36.
Vacancy (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They soon realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film. (85 mins.)
Director: Nimród Antal
“ It's a fun date movie, sure. But it's stupid. REALLY stupid. I love how over-the-top the hotel manager is though, those mustache man... Anyway, Luke Wilson is a bore (like always), Kate Beckingsale is annoying. They do dumb sh*t and ridiculous stuff happens. It's so generic and dull as can be.

3/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
37.
The Impossible (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (114 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
“ My main problem with this film is that it focuses on a white, rich and VERY lucky family. They didn't lose anything. Why did they make a film about these people? The film is about a horribly disaster that killed many people and many people lost their family and loved ones. This film, almost makes fun of those people who lost their families (or homes) in that disaster. Not only do all of the family survive, but they get a PRIVATE JET to escort them away there to Singapore to better health care???!!! My God, that's insulting! I didn't feel any sympathy for these people. I was thinking about the other people who were in a horribly physical condition and needed some health care or the the people who lost their lives or something! These were just some stupid, white dickheads who, somehow, got special treatment, even though they were just completely fine. Naomi Watts was the only person of that family that got injured. Rest of the family was WAY too fine. And Watts probably wasn't in the worst condition. I mean, there was probably hundreds more that needed medical care more than she did...

But the tsunami sequence is very real and intense, also very sad. And the actors are all okay. But I don't understand why was Watts even nominated though? She was okay, but not great...

Basically this is a pointless film. In the beginning it says something like "The disaster changed lives of many, this is one of those stories". Well, the disaster didn't change THEIR lives in, really any way. They were all fine, alive and still rich and white. And the fact that they got a private jet home is just a slap in face and just mean, in every sense. In the jet, there was like 6 people. Why couldn't some other people come in too?
It has some great sequences, yes. But as a whole, the film is just insulting.

5/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
38.
Frogs (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
A group of hapless victims celebrate a birthday on an island estate crawling with killer amphibians, birds, insects, and reptiles. (91 mins.)
Director: George McCowan
“ Of course I knew this isn't going to be good, or even okay, but I was hoping something entertaining. Couple funny, campy scenes, but mostly boring.

1/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia
 
39.
Little Ashes (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca. (112 mins.)
Director: Paul Morrison
“ I was hyped, since I'm a huge fan of Bunuel and Dali, but I was expecting a piece of *beep* since the Robert "Mr Bland" Pattinson was going to play one of the most eccentric, charismatic artist ever, Salvador Dali. How can you take that even seriously. I was expecting an totally horrible performance in which he would make a total ass of himself. And I was right.

One of the things I absolutely hate about this is, WHY THE *beep* ARE PEOPLE SPEAKING ENGLISH!!????? All of the characters were Spanish, *beep*, it was even half Spanish (half English) production! Why, why, why??? And don't start telling me that they were trying to appeal to the masses, it's movie about Luis Bunuel, Dali and Federico Garcia Lorca, how is THAT going to appeal to the masses?
Everybody did pretty horrible job, the guy who played Bunuel was allright, he was just written so poorly.

The main problem is that it has no style. It's about the people who started a revolutionary art style, surrealism. But the film is so bland and doesn't take any risks, you would never believer, that THESE people were the most radical artist back then. Okay, if it's not about their work, it should be a character study and/or relationship study, but no. The characters are, well.. not characters. No development at all, except they accuse Bunuel being an homophobic, violent, monster, but ignore how Dali sold out and nasty and "evil" his wife, Gala, was.
Also, Dali's and Lorca's homosexual relationship is probably just a rumor, nothing more. It hasn't been proven, so technically the film is based on a rumor. Good job.
Some all right cinematography, kinda funny scenes and some sense reality does make this movie bearable, kinda..

3.5/10 ” - SeaHorseMafia