Awards – The Most Disappointing Films of 2018

The Most Disappointing Films of 2018.

While it was a great year for cinema, not everything worked, so here are our most disappointing films of 2018. These are not necessarily the worst films of the year, though they are there as well, some of these are films that failed to live up to expectations.

Now I didn’t get to see every film of the year, so there may be some missing here, also I tend to avoid things if they look like they will be trash (most of the time). So there could be some stinkers of the year which I have gratefully missed. You can see all the films we reviewed HERE.

So here are our most disappointing films of 2018 –

10: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Image Credit: Universal

This is on the list for a terrible story that dragged everything down with it. You see this in the fact that the most emotionally potent moment in the entire franchise’s history was wasted as a second act closer rather than it being the emotional touchstone it deserved to be.  

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9: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Image Credit: Warner Brothers.

The first Fantastic Beasts was a bit of a mixed bag, but the follow up was a bloated, overstuffed mess, that grabs at every lose string of lore like it is a gem to be treasured when clearly it was not. It also showed us just what a downgrade moving from Colin Farrell to Johnny Depp was.

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8: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Now I fully admit, this is the one entry that is on here that could just be here because this film was not made for me. I didn’t have the deep lore of the universe and I was not a fan so there wasn’t the fun of seeing your characters on the big screen. For me, it was all just a bit of a mess from start to end.

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7: Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Sicario Day of the Soldado. Image Credit: Lionsgate/Sony

Day of the Soldado is a good example that if you can’t get most of the creative team back for your sequel then maybe you need to rethink if you need to do it. However, as the year has dragged on the more conspiracy elements of the film’s story has felt even more unpleasant than what it did when it first came out.  

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6: TAU

TAU. Image Credit: Netflix

Behind TAU there is an interesting idea, however, that is as far as it gets. While having a story set in one place can increase the tension, here it just feels like it was to save money on the budget, and it never really comes together.

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5:  The Happytime Murders

The Happytime Murders: Image Credit: STK Films/Roadshow Films

The Happytime Murders shows the potential of what you can do with puppets, and is a reminder that we should take this form of filmmaking seriously. It also does nothing else of merit.

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4: Mile 22

Mile 22. Image Credit STX Entertainment

Mile 22 is every action cliché in one film, a man that is an ass because he is on the spectrum, check, secret CIA black site, check, clunky dialogue, check, a team that in no way reflects what a good team should be, check, character deaths that mean nothing because we don’t care about them, check. Oh Iko Uwais, you deserved better.  

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3: Gringo

Gringo. Image Credit: Amazon Studios

Gringo has one of the best casts of the year and then proceeds to do nothing with them of any merit. You can see people try to give some energy to the dull script, but it is a waste of everyone’s time.   

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2: Robin Hood

Robin Hood. Image Credit: Lionsgate

There are many, many, many, many problems with Robin Hood, However, its biggest crime is that you could tell that it had a kernel of an original idea that was squashed to make it safer. It wastes its actors, it wastes its and my time, and it would have been my worst film of the year but to what I saw on the last day of 2018.  

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1: Watson and Holmes

Watson and Holmes. Image Credit: Sony

Now, it could just be that because I have seen this so recently that the pain is still fresh in my mind. However, this film is so bad, that I feel offended that they asked people to pay money to go see it. In fact, I would be offended if they had released this for free because of the time I wasted.

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They were our most disappointing films of 2018, what films did you find to be a stinker, let us know in the comments below.

By Brian MacNamara: You can follow Brian on Twitter Here, when he’s not chatting about Movies and TV, he’ll be talking about International Relations, or the Solar System.

What are your favourite cinematic moments from 2018?, let us know what you thought in the comments below, feel free to share this review on any of the social medias and you can follow us Here. Check out all our past reviews and articles Here, and have a happy day.

Credits – All images used were created by the respective studio and artist of each film

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