Every year, movies arrive that show promise, but for whatever reason (bad acting, bad directing, bad writing, bad catering?), fails to make the grade. The result is disappointment with a capital “D”. Here, then, is our list of the 10 most disappointing movies of 2011. These are films that I received with anticipation, either as something potentially great, or just good, but ended up being anything but. Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean the movies were not good, just that they failed to live up to my expectations, thus the use of “disappointment” in the title. And we’re not talking about, say, something as obviously silly as “The Roommate” or “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star”, titles that no one expected to be good.
The list below (which is in no particular order) is not meant to be a complete list of films released in 2011. Like most people, I haven’t seen every single movie released in the year. Feel free to add your own disappointing movies in the comments section, or tell me why I’m wrong with anything on the list.