There are several disappointments from this year. A disappointment does not have to be a terrible movie… just one that should have been so much better.
Previous “winners” of this award included: In the Heart of the Sea, Amazing Spider-man 2, After Earth, Dark Knight Rises, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.
Here are the runners-up to this year’s Spider-Man 3 Award.
#10. Batman: Killing Joke. I liked this film overall, but the first half was just terrible. They added material in order to stretch the film out longer, but what they added… ugh. It was very disappointing.
#9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I went into this looking forward to a new entry in the Harry Potter-universe and I came out thinking how “eh” this could be. Fantastic Beasts was okay, but nowhere near worthy of the Potter world.
#8. Sausage Party. It had its share of laughs, but there are only so many “f-words” and sex jokes that you can handle. And it may have had some laughs, but it was not enough to really overcome the disappointments of the movie.
#7. The Accountant. A lot of people liked this film, but to me, it was pretty dull and needed to be considerably better. I was really looking forward to this film and found it a serious disappointment.
#6. Assassin’s Creed. I was not looking forward to this, but there were tons of people who had placed their hopes that this would finally be the movie to be made from an existing video game and be good. It is one of the worst films of the year.
#5. X-Men: Apocalypse. Quite a step back from Days of Future Past. Apocalypse was a waste of what should have been an epic villain. The 4 Horsemen was tossed away. The finale was not what it should have been.
#4. The BFG. Steven Spielberg creating a film from a property of Roald Dahl. How could this be a miss? You make it dull and boring.
#3. Hail Caeser. I had looked forward to this film for awhile. The new Coen Brothers film was not as funny as I had hoped, and was pretty dull.
#2. Independence Day: Resurgence. How can you be disappointed with the sequel of one of the great summer action movies of all time? You make a overall rotten film that spoils what you remember of the original.
And the “winner” of the Spider-Man 3 Disappointment of the Year is….
#1. Batman v. Superman
This was the easy choice. Batman v. Superman should have been the greatest super hero film of all time. It had the first appearance together of the two biggest icons of the super hero world as well as the first arrival of Wonder Woman. And yet, there was so much wrong with the film. From Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor to “Martha!”, B v S was the biggest disappointment of the year.
Here’s hoping that 2017 does not see The Justice League on this list.