The 10 Most Disappointing Movies of 2011

No. 7. Hugo

Hugo has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I am the 6%.

Martin Scorsese is responsible for several of modern cinema’s greatest masterpieces. He’s an exquisite filmmaker, one with an uncanny eye for drama, suspense and unearthing raw emotion. Inexplicably, he’s also responsible for the children’s movie Hugo, one of the most boring and pointless movies of the year.

No. 6. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

After spending weeks disappointing friends by informing them that the creepy looking horror movie Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark isn’t actually directed by Guillermo del Toro, I finally went to go see the movie so I could be disappointed myself.

Karma’s a bitch.

The only reason the movie doesn’t rank higher on this list is that expectations were so low to begin with. The fact that it actually made the list speaks to just how bad Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark really is.

No. 5. Paul

The last time Simon Pegg and Nick Frost teamed up, it was for Hot Fuzz. And before that, Shaun of the Dead. The two inspire hope every time they initiate the unholy union.

Unfortunately, Paul is astounding because of just how well it manages to completely waste the comedic talent involved. It is consistently unfunny from beginning to end. Then again, it’s about an alien who tells fart jokes. Should have seen it coming.

No. 4. Sucker Punch

There is no denying that Zack Snyder is a visionary director. At the very least, he’s a visual director. Though not a rewarding movie, Watchmen was perfectly done. 300 was awesome. Dawn of the Dead was excellent.

And then someone let him work from original source material, and all hell broke lose. And hell looks a lot like Sucker Punch, a movie where everything that could go wrong does go wrong.

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By Erik Samdahl
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