5 - The Purge
Now, for a movie that's selling point was that there was an annual night where everything was legal and a family gets caught up in it and then Ethan Hawke comes into the picture, I must say I was thinking that "The Purge" was going to be a scary slasher movie. That was not the case. It was more of a story - all - about - plot - and - character - development kind of movie, where the moral was: don't let your idiot son interfere with posh people's business.
I know it sounds childish to be thinking this way, but I was genuinely expecting there to be gore, wit, and mystery. Although by the end of the movie there's action and some gore; but it's disappointing even after over an hour of waiting for something to happen. Also, the predicted death of Hawke didn't pay this movie any favors, therefore, "The Purge" is my number 5 most disappointing movie, only because of the pick - up in pace by the end of the movie.
4 - The Imposter
"The Imposter" gave the impression that the film was going to be a serious mystery drama, maybe a few kills here and there to spice things up, but that was probably my personal expectations of this film being too high.
I read the blurb and the idea of someone replacing a missing boy in his family, then taking his life and fooling the entire family and the missing boy's friends to thinking he'd come home intrigued me highly. For it to turn out to be a Docu - film ruined near to all expectations that I had for "The Imposter", making it the 4th most disappointing film I've ever seen.
3 - Tower Heist
The only reason I was drawn to this movie was the reason everyone else on the Planet was drawn to this movie. 5 simple words. Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller. These two comedy legends from films such as "Shrek 1, 2, 3, and 4" and "The Watch" working together just blew my mind! The plot of ordinary people committing a heist against a well - deserving, ignorant, boss with the rest of the staff just seemed to tickle me.
But this film ended up being slow, unfunny, and predictable. I expected more from a legend such as Stiller, but it resulted in both me and my Dad (he introduced me to the film-fanatic culture so we obsess together) being utterly distraught with how unfunny his characterization was. The same deal was with Eddie Murphy. Again, Murphy has a great reputation, even though he's had only a few flops but good actors always need a flop here and there, but "Tower Heist" destroyed any hopes of his name being enough to gain my attention for one of his movies.
2 - Hellraiser: Hellseeker
I'm not going to lie. When I was 3 my parents caught my giggling at Pinhead killing some unfortunate people and I used to sleep with his figurine for bed. So I'd be lying if I said I've always hated the "Hellraiser" series. I've always loved the series; well; up until the third one, but still, I thought a new edition might add something to the series.
I was wrong. Horribly, terribly, wrong! This film shows Kirsty Cotton working with Pinhead to get back at her husband for falling for his boss. This somehow leads to Pinhead being the owner of the puzzle box and no longer the creation of the puzzle box. That ruined the idea of Pinhead and the Cenobites, I had to watch the original trilogy to keep my faith in the series. But that was nothing compared to my number one worst film I've ever seen. Absolutely nothing!
1 - Vampire Shadows
I love vampires and the vampire franchise. I have only seen two movies that have dampened my love for the spectacular killing machines and that was "Twilight", which I expected to be terrible anyway, and "Vampire Shadows". Because of my living conditions I can't go to the cinema with the click of my fingers, I have to wait for a day where both my Dad isn't working and my friends are free, and then it's a 50 minute trip to get to the nearest cinema so I have to buy everything on DVD; but now this atrocity is plaguing my home with its virus.
I expected this movie to be amazing. A half - human, half - Vampire with sidekicks fighting against a vampire chieftain out to create a race of "daywalker" vampires just sounds amazing, and the fact it was made in 2005 kind of guaranteed good effects and a successful film. Boy how wrong was I? For a start I have had to sit this movie twice and I still can't suffer to see the end, I have only got twenty minutes in, purely on the basis that this movie just screams screams "Nope". This entire movie is nope. From the acting to the staging, everything screamed out low - budget and no faith from the sponsors. Or that the director was deliberately making a flop just to piss off die - hard vampire fans such as myself. It is both the worst vampire movie, and worst movie I have seen in my 16 years on this planet. I know I'm still young, but this movie should not be seen by anyone. Ever. Again!
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