As anticipated as we all are for upcoming films, sometimes we just don’t get the movies we’re promised. This isn’t the usual “Worst of 2015” that reviewers usually come up with. In fact, some of the films on this list are decent films. Instead this is the list of films that I looked forward to for months, only to have my hopes shattered.
Due to the gripping subject matter, I looked forward to this film for months. My father, who read the novel by Tom Rob Smith, insisted that this was a great story. However, after viewing this film, I should have remembered that the book is always better than the movie. What was a great novel, turned into an extremely boring 2 hour + film. In the end, it wasn’t worth the money spent.
James Cameron told us this was the Terminator film we were waiting for. When the initial trailer came out and the “Mother of Dragons” was seen flinging open a door and saying “Come with me if you want to live!” Well, our minds went into nostalgia mode and we squealed like four-year-old children. But as we saw the movie, it was nothing but a let down. The use of time travels in the film (for something new and impressive?) only ends up being confusing and unnecessary. Nostalgia not only brought us in to watch Genisys in the first place, but the film uses nostalgia as a crutch, relying heavily on it throughout the film.
In my humble opinion, Spectre wasn’t as bad as everyone said. I mean, anything is better than the piece of crap Quantum of Solace. But when you also have films in the modern James Bond series such as Casino Royale, and the most recent success of Skyfall, Spectre was indeed disappointing. If Daniel Craig was going to end his Bond career with a bang, let’s hope he doesn’t end with this one. Although, the film basically says he retires. So…I don’t know.
Bridge of Spies
Blasphemy, you say? Well, besides the wonderful Mark Rylance’s performance, this film left me with an empty feeling. From director Steven Spielberg, whose historical films include Munich, Saving Private Ryan, and Schindler’s List, I expected to see more. Both Spielberg and Tom Hanks tackled this beast of a movie. However, it doesn’t mesh well as the points of serious matter are interrupted with points of unnecessary humor. Not to mention the blinding lens flares, but that’s another problem for another day.
Steve Jobs had so much going for it. The cast, the director, and the writer, had all come together to make a film that seemed like it would justify Steve Jobs as the ground-breaking figure he was. However, though some people greatly appreciate this film, and I too think this film is rather good, I do have to say it disappointed me greatly. I expected to see something that would show Steve Jobs at his creative best, but instead was left with a three-part movie of all of Jobs’ disappointments in his career. Should it have gotten the hate that so many forced upon it? No. But this definitely isn’t the Steve Jobs film I had looked forward to.