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2010 In Review: The Most Disappointing Movies of the Year

I’ve been reading lots and LOTS of top 10 lists lately. Everyone has an opinion about the best and worst films of the year. So I thought I’d weigh in on the matter. These aren’t the worst necessarily but the most disappointing. They are the movies I expected better from. These are the films I couldn’t wait for, I was truly excited about. Then I saw them, and just thought, “What the hell happened?”

Click to read about my favorites.

The Most Disappointing films of 2010:

Honorable Mention- It’s Kind of a Funny StoryWhy it showed promise: Original script and Zach Galifianakis. Why it disappointed: Too much melodrama revolving around the wrong character. Read the full review here.

10. The Kids are All RightWhy it showed promise: Great cast of talented actors plus an examining of the modern family. Why it disappointed: Started strong and cast is exceptional but fell into cliches. Read the full review here.

9. Despicable MeWhy it showed promise: Great cast of talented actors plus an examining of the modern family. Why it disappointed: Started strong and cast is exceptional but fell into cliches. Read the full review here.

8. Death at a FuneralWhy it showed promise: The original was British dry humor at its best. Why it disappointed: It was a remake of a film that came out only 3 years ago and it starred Chris Rock.

7. 3-way Rom-Com Tie: Leap Year, Love and Other Drugs, and How Do You KnowWhy it showed promise: All of them appeared to be standard rom-coms but they had cute casts and seemed harmless. Why it disappointed: They fell into the same traps that all rom-coms do.

6. Shrek Forever AfterWhy it showed promise: It’s Shrek. You remember the first one don’t you? I know that last one sucked but it could be better. Right? Why it disappointed: It wasn’t. Read the full review here.

5. Remember MeWhy it showed promise: I really want to like Robert Pattinson. Why it disappointed: It was actually a half-way decent movie until you realize that it’s set in the summer of 2001 and ends on September 11. The ending was AWFUL. It completely ruined the entire film.

4. The Other GuysWhy it showed promise: Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Why it disappointed: Each film gets just a little bit worse sense “Anchorman” but I hold out hope that they’ll recapture that magic sometime. Read the full review here.

3. Get Him to the GreekWhy it showed promise:Forgetting Sarah Marshall” was a good movie for a lot of reasons, one of them being the introduction of Russell Brand as Aldous Snow. Why it disappointed: It wasn’t funny. “Greek’s” Aldous was not the same rock star we all fell in love with in “Sarah Marshall.” Plus, where does this fit into the “Sarah Marshall” timeline and how can Jonah Hill be two different people?

2. Alice in WonderlandWhy it showed promise: Tim Burton+Johnny Depp+Classic dark kids story. Why it disappointed: Burton and Depp seemed to both be phoning it in so they could cash in. Read the full review here.

1. Due DateWhy it showed promise: Todd Phillips road trip comedy starring Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. Why it disappointed: As much as I love RDJ this all felt very familiar and a retelling of “The Hangover.” Read the full review here.

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