Movies with potentialby CameronWalker01 | created - 31 Jul 2011 | updated - 01 Aug 2011 | Public
A list of good and bad movies that had potential and could've been better. In my opinion. :)
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1. Pitch Black (2000)
R | 109 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur.
Votes: 207,613 | Gross: $39.24M
This decidedly average sci-fi flick would've worked much better as a horror rather than an action movie.
2. Gamer (2009)
R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future mind-controlling game, death row convicts are forced to battle in a 'Doom'-type environment. Convict Kable, controlled by Simon, a skilled teenage gamer, must survive thirty sessions in order to be set free. Or won't he?
Votes: 121,055 | Gross: $20.49M
This movie could've been significantly better if the action scenes had recieved the proper amount of attention and detail. The action scenes (Or lack there of_ we see onscreen are ultimately dull and boring.
3. Skyline (2010)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.
Votes: 81,521 | Gross: $21.37M
Great special effects and gnarly aliens couldn't save this medicore effort with it's virtually non existant plot (With what little plot there is being full of holes) and shallow two demensional characters.
4. Spawn (1997)
R | 96 min | Action, Horror
An elite mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil.
Votes: 57,572 | Gross: $54.97M
Doesn't do the comic book any justice.
5. Sucker Punch (2011)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Fantasy
A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather, retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, envisioning a plan to help her escape.
Votes: 212,121 | Gross: $36.39M
Excellent movie, but could've been better if more effort had been made to show how Laura Aka: Babydoll ended up in an asylum. The three minutes we see of her life previously appear in the movie like an after thought of the director and comes off relatively weak. A much more detailed 15 mins spent on this would've helped to give the characters development a big boost from the start and made for a more powerful film over all.
6. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.
Votes: 1,711,055 | Gross: $292.58M
Great concept,acting, special effects and plot. What was wrong with it? Overly complex story full of plot holes, and lot's of stuff that makes little to no sense to the point where the slow story and inconsistancies get tiresome.
7. The Doors (1991)
R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.
Votes: 74,349 | Gross: $35.18M
This movie would've been better IMO if it had been a more realistic portrayal of Jim Morrisions life as opposed to portraying him as an half insane dangerous sociopath.
PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last canister of the ooze that created the Turtles, with which Shredder wants to unleash an army of new mutants.
Votes: 45,927 | Gross: $78.66M
Losing the camp factor and being more like the first movie in atmosphere and tone would've been a good improvement.
9. Bandidas (2006)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
In turn-of-the-century Mexico, two very different women become a bank-robbing duo in an effort to combat a ruthless enforcer terrorizing their town.
10. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.
Votes: 616,730 | Gross: $474.54M
Great plot that was badly executed. Minus the cringe worthy acting of Jake Loyd and Jar Jar Binks this movie could've stood up to the origional trilogy a big stronger.
11. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Votes: 539,980 | Gross: $310.68M
Again great plot but poor execution.
12. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.
Votes: 469,174 | Gross: $373.59M
13. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.
Votes: 432,589 | Gross: $336.53M
14. Signs (2002)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Votes: 299,602 | Gross: $227.97M
PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.
Votes: 183,222 | Gross: $93.93M
17. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
R | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the Crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.
Votes: 239,869 | Gross: $47.40M
The directors cut should've remained as the origional.
18. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
R | 89 min | Horror
Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Votes: 66,293 | Gross: $12.63M
Potentially good movie that was neither scary or gory.
19. Avatar (2009)
PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 987,639 | Gross: $760.51M
If this movie's story hadn't been done 10,000 times before and wasn't so cliche it would be a signifcant improvement.
20. The Simpsons Movie (2007)
PG-13 | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives.
Votes: 279,812 | Gross: $183.14M
21. Starship Troopers (1997)
R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival.
Votes: 241,377 | Gross: $54.81M
The poor casting and crappy acting leaves this movie with more of a "90210 in space" feel than that of a sci-fi war movie.
22. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.
Votes: 423,888 | Gross: $241.07M
23. Hulk (2003)
PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.
Votes: 230,508 | Gross: $132.18M
24. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
Votes: 526,292 | Gross: $209.03M
25. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A former assassin known as The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.
Votes: 847,491 | Gross: $70.10M
Two mediocre films could've been edited into one great movie.
26. Get Out of My Room (1985)
Not Rated | 53 min | Comedy, Music
A mock documentary filmed mostly in and around LA with interviews of Cheech and Chong interspersed between four videos of songs from their last album. Songs include: Get outta my room and ... See full summary »
Great concept that completely falls apart in practise and the end result is a boring and unfunny disaster.
27. Dracula (1992)
R | 128 min | Horror
The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
Votes: 162,483 | Gross: $82.52M
Would've been better if it had included more material from the book.