I’ve been amazed at how the 2013 movie year has been one of the most divisive in recent history. I know that every year has its share of movies that draw a variety of opinions. But it seems like this year there have been more movies that people have strong opinions on one way or another and the debates over them have been interesting to say the least. Well today I want to tap into some of those opinions. Many of us have expressed our favorite movies of the year so far. I want to focus on the biggest dissappointments of the year so far. I’ll share mine then it will be time for Your Voices.
There have been a number of 2013 movies that I would consider dissappoitments. “Cloud Atlas”, “The Lone Ranger”, and “A Good Day to Die Hard” all fell well short for me but each had their own baggage that had me worried from the start. Then there are films like “Before Midnight” which I had sky-high expectations for but that ultimately left me dissappointed even though it’s still a pretty good movie. That’s the category that “Iron Man 3” falls into for me. At the start of the 2013 movie season “Iron Man 3” was #2 on my Most Anticipated of the Year list. The story sounded good. Robert Downey, Jr. was back. Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, and Rebecca Hall joined the cast. It was the launch of the second wave of Marvel’s Avengers solo films and it should have been amazing.
Unfortunately “Iron Man 3” didn’t live up to those expectations. It felt long, at times boring, and it spins off into directions that should infuriate any fan of the source material. But my aversion to the big changes isn’t just a fanboy’s rage. They don’t work all that well in the film and end up undoing the movies strengths. I really wanted more from “Iron Man 3”. But for me it fell into the same traps that many superhero third installments have (I’m looking at you “Spider-Man 3” and “X-Men: The Last Stand”). And even though it isn’t a horrible movie by any means, it still never succeeds as it should have.
So now you know my choice. It’s time for Your Voices. What has been the most disappointing film if 2013 so far?
So lets get to it. I hope you’ll take time to list some of your choices and share a few comments about them. Let everyone know why your pick left you disappointed. I have a feeling many of the films mentioned will also have their share of fans. Its been that kind of year. Thanks again!