The 10 Most Disappointing Movies of 2014

Each year, there are certain movies you’re just dying to see. And there are others you’ve heard great things about. And yet, each year, there are more than a handful of movies that don’t live up to expectations. They aren’t necessarily the worst movies, but they are movies that cut even deeper: the movies you wanted to be good that are just plain disappointing.

Here are the 10 most disappointing movies of 2015:

10. Foxcatcher

After months of buzz about Steve Carrell’s transformation into a creepy psychopath, Foxcatcher turned out to be a slow, unremarkable depiction of a tragic story that fails to get inside the heads of its characters.

9. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Finally, after years of anticipating a sequel, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller delivered this too-little-too-late pic that feels like a sloppy, unenergetic retread of its unique predecessor.

8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2

I had hope that with Sony no longer “having to” reintroduce Peter Parker and crew it could move on and tell a new, compelling story. Instead, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 commits the same mistake Spider-Man 3 did: it introduced way too many villains, leaving every character and story arc underdeveloped.

7. Transformers: Age of Extinction

I actually liked a couple of the previous Transformers entries, but my hope was that the addition of Mark Wahlberg would breathe new life into the repetitive franchise. Instead, Michael Bay delivers a horribly written, laughably bad three-hour collection of sound and moving color that literally gave me a headache.

6. Draft Day

Nothing would make me happier than to see Kevin Costner make a comeback, but two of his three 2014 movies made this list–and the only one that didn’t was the downright awful 3 Days to Kill. This Moneyball wannabe had the blessing of the NFL, but its tone and cringe-inducing screenplay was completely off from start to finish.

1 2
By Erik Samdahl
Related categories: Action Movies, Drama Movies, Featured, Science Fiction Movies, Sports Movies, War Movies