The past year was a weird one for movies. Many of the movies that were expected to be great ended up disappointing fans and critics, and underperformed at the box office. At the same time, some movies that had no real expectations turned out to be pretty decent. Of course, 2016 provided its share of reboots, remakes, and sequels – a lot of which proved to be unnecessary. And some movies were so bad that they ended up alienating fans and ruining entire franchises. As 2016 draws to a close, we look at the 10 most disappointing movies of the past year. We’re not saying these movies didn’t make money – most of them made a lot of box office bucks. But from the perspective of good writing, interesting character development, and plain old great story telling, these ten flicks were duds.
We’re not slagging this reboot of the classic 1984 movie because it has an all-female cast. We believe that the cast of the reboot could have worked out just fine, had they actually been given a funny script. No, our problems with the Ghostbusters reboot was a weak script and lack of humour. It was always going to be hard — Melissa McCarthy is a fine comedic actress, but she’s no Bill Murray in the laughs department. After much hype and online debate concerning the female cast, this movie came and went in theaters with a collective shrug. Most critics agreed that the actresses in the movie were good, but the movie just didn’t contain enough laughs or excitement. There was also the question of why remake a beloved movie that is still played regularly on TV every Halloween? Regardless, the Ghostbusters reboot grossed $227.6 million at the box office. Despite the cha-ching, plans for a sequel have reportedly been shelved.