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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Normally I don't have an issue with action movies being a bit low-brow but this was bad. Really bad. The thing that grinds the most is that actors like Christopher Eccleston and Joseph Gordon-Levitt can be really good and yet their acting was as bad as everyone else in this movie. That basically points to poor script and poor directing. Even as a visual movie it was terrible with the physics of most of the CGI making it look about as realistic as a roadrunner cartoon. Considering this is basically an expensive non-stop action movie shouldn't some effort have gone into getting that right at least? Avengers was basically that formula too but it was a substantially better movie in every way.
The Departed (2006)
Poor execution ruined this.
I expected a lot from this movie based on its high IMDb rating and big names on both side of the camera but it just didn't work. Most it comes down to lazy execution; average acting, directing and script writing from people you expect better. This movie should have been a tense mole-hunt thriller but there was no attempt to give the viewer any suspense. There were no surprises and no reason to care about the fate of any of the characters. As if that wasn't enough, the soundtrack did nothing to help the atmosphere of the movie and the ending was rather unsatisfying. I wouldn't go so far as to recommend avoiding this movie - just don't expect anything great. Not a patch on the Hong Kong original.