Pics: publicity stills, Text by Ranjib Mazumder A list of Hollywood films that we just couldn't sit through.. A follow up of the film which featured on the worst of 2008 lists, 'Sex and the City 2' arrived on stiletto sharp heels and expectedly deflated like its antecedent. The thin plot line tried very hard to be a fairy tale about fashion, jewellery, sophistication and glamour but ended up as a horror flick that grabs your heart and shatters it into pieces. Pics: publicity stills, Text by Ranjib Mazumder
The legend of Freddy Krueger came back and we thought he would be able to haunt us again. But all hopes dashed when we experienced a film with bad make-up, awful acting and clumsy storytelling. Wes Craven had expressed his displeasure with the remaking of his film which turned out to be so flat and lifeless actually. For the fans of 1984 original, this film will remain a bad dream.
With more action and humour (“I am hotter than you”) than two of its predecessors, Eclipse was the best of the series. But that doesn’t make it good. The million fans of the series might go gaga over Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, the movie plays like an emotional pornography for teenagers with shining vampires and shirtless werewolves. The series has always been stained by below average acting, poor screenplay and slow pacing, and this wasn’t any exception.
Based on the 2006 memoir Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert, this Juila Roberts starrer wasn't a just bad movie. It was rather a dead one. Though we had the delightful company of Roberts, the plot moved with indulgent storytelling and preachy ideas without caring for us. Though a little less vulgar shopping trip compared to Sex and the City 2, it was such an extreme spiritual experience that the audience ended up on their knees, praying for its merciful end..
The updated version of the 1941 classic had a very special-effect laden glossy surface but could not deliver on its promise of resurrecting one of the great movie monsters for modern audiences. With an ensemble cast featuring Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving, the script seriously lacked a suspense driven script. It was neither scary, nor gripping and ultimately proved to be quite silly.
It was an attempt to make another Pirates of the Caribbean-type franchise by Jerry Bruckheimer, but unlike Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Johnny Depp, the leads here (Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton) had zero chemistry. For once we did not feel the true tension of someone taking the death-defying chances. The storytelling was bland and so were the action sequences. A mammoth disaster.
Don%u2019t even dare to think 'Love Actually' as its ancestor; because if you compare the two, Richard Curtis' film will appear as a cerebral masterpiece. Though Valentine's Day featured one of the largest ensemble casts in Hollywood history, it suffered from terminal sweetness. It was neither romantic nor funny but had four Oscar winners and two nominees acting in it. There wasn't any love, actually in this cringe inducing bore.
He is the director who gave us masterpieces like Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise. But with Robin Hood, his latest pairing with Russel Crowe, he failed miserably to create another epic like his multiple Oscar winner Gladiator. Though it had decent acting and a few good action sequences, but midway it forgot the thrill of adventure that made Robin Hood a legend in the first place. Tiring and serious, this pointless update of a timeless tale is a misfit in the class of films starring Errol Flynn and Douglas Fairbanks.
It was sort of unbelievable that super-funny Kevin Smith, the man behind films like Chasing Amy, Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Dogma came out with a dud like this one. We all hoped that he would do a great job with buddy-cop movie by mixing his quirky inspiration from the 80’s like Tarantino, unfortunately the plot went nowhere like the little too apt title. Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan hardly had any chemistry in this foul-mouthed film.
The first of a planned trilogy, 'The Last Airbender' came nowhere close to the mythology of its source Avatar: 'The Last Airbender'. The summer season was anyway mediocre, but this M. Night Shyamalan film came as an official stinker with cheesy special effects, shoddy looking sets, hideous costumes, badly choreographed action sequences and terrible acting; all we had to experience wearing a painful 3D glass.