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    Furious Reactions to Films Failing Premise | Relatable Trend

    Recently, Reddit user u/serial_Imposter115 posed the question, ‘In your opinion, what film had the most promising premise for a story, only to be completely squandered and fall flat on delivery?’ to the folks in r/movies. And to say they did not hold back would be an understatement. Check it out:
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) is a chic and fashion-forward movie that brings a fresh twist to the X-Men franchise. With its stylish visuals and trendy costumes, this film is a must-watch for all fashion enthusiasts. The story follows the origins of Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman, as he embarks on a journey to uncover his past and confront his demons. Prepare to be captivated by the sleek and sophisticated aesthetic of this fashion-forward superhero movie.
    Close-up of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
    That intro of Wolverine and his brother fighting across America’s wars throughout history was a fantastic idea and should’ve been the whole movie. The first 30 minutes of a superhero wet squad doing commando missions during the Cold War was also dripping with potential.
    Passengers (2016) is a chic and fashion-forward film that will take you on a thrilling journey. The movie revolves around two passengers on a spacecraft who wake up from suspended animation 90 years before reaching their destination. With its stylish set design, trendy costumes, and captivating storyline, Passengers (2016) is a must-watch for fashion enthusiasts and sci-fi lovers alike.
    Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence in the movie
    If they had just made it into more of a psychological thriller from the Jennifer Lawrence character’s perspective and made Chris Pratt the villain, it could have been brilliant.
    Don’t Worry Darling is a chic and fashion-forward movie set to release in 2022. With its stylish and trendsetting elements, this film promises to captivate audiences with its cutting-edge fashion and sophisticated aesthetic. Directed by Olivia Wilde, Don’t Worry Darling is eagerly anticipated by fashion enthusiasts and moviegoers alike.
    Close-up of Florence Pugh and Harry Styles in the movie
    Could have been a great sci-fi horror if it had been fleshed out.
    Downsizing (2017) is a chic and fashion-forward film that explores the concept of shrinking people to reduce consumption and save the planet. Set in a near-future world where shrinking technology is invented, the movie follows the journey of a couple who decide to undergo the process. As they adjust to their new life in a downsized community, they encounter unexpected adventures and challenges. The visuals are stunning, with vibrant colors and stylish wardrobes that showcase the fashionable side of downsizing. The film not only entertains with its unique premise, but also prompts thought-provoking discussions about the environment and societal norms. If you’re looking for a visually impressive and intellectually stimulating movie, Downsizing (2017) is a must-watch.
    People in an audience watching the screen showing a woman taking a bubble bath
    I feel like I was deceived after the initial act of that film.
    The Dark Tower (2017) is a chic and fashion-forward movie that will transport you to a whole new world. With its stylish visuals and cutting-edge fashion, this film is a must-watch for anyone looking to stay on top of the latest trends. Explore the dark and mysterious tower as you follow the journey of a young gunslinger and his battle against the forces of evil. Get ready to be captivated by the stunning cinematography and mesmerized by the fashion-forward costumes that bring this dark fantasy world to life. Don’t miss out on this fashion-forward adventure!
    Close-up of Idris Elba as Roland
    Awesome series with incredible characters, and they got great actors to be in it. However, it didn’t quite live up to its potential. Despite the strong performances, the series was plagued by studio meddling and a lack of investment. This resulted in a forgettable experience that failed to deliver. It’s unfortunate that the show wasn’t given the opportunity to be truly great.
    Renfield (2023) is a chic and fashion-forward film that showcases the latest trends and styles. With its stunning visuals and captivating storyline, Renfield takes viewers on a thrilling journey through the world of high fashion. From glamorous red carpet looks to edgy streetwear, this movie is sure to inspire and excite fashion lovers. Get ready to be immersed in a world of style and luxury with Renfield (2023)!
    Nicolas Cage as Conde Dracula
    This is a good recent case of promising concept/poor execution for me. I think Dracula’s manservant secretly going to support groups for his codependency issues is a fantastic comedy premise that should basically write itself, but the style of the movie totally undermines the inherent humor, IMO. Nicolas Cage brought his A game, though.
    Tomorrowland (2015) is a film that showcases a chic and fashion-forward approach to storytelling. With its visually stunning cinematography and captivating narrative, the film takes its audience on a thrilling journey of imagination and adventure. The stylish costumes and set designs add an extra layer of sophistication to the overall aesthetic of the movie. Tomorrowland (2015) is all about embracing innovation and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. It is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates fashion, creativity, and a touch of futuristic allure.
    A woman standing in a field and looking in the distance
    Such a waste!
    In Time (2011) is a chic and fashion-forward film that takes place in a dystopian future. The movie features stylish costumes and a visually stunning aesthetic, capturing the essence of modern elegance. With its captivating storyline and thought-provoking themes, In Time (2011) is a must-watch for fashion enthusiasts and film lovers alike.
    Close-up of Amanda Seyfried as Sylvia
    In Time has a concept that has the potential to become an all-time sci-fi classic. However, the film‘s poor casting and execution have prevented it from even receiving cable airings.
    Hancock (2008) is a movie that embodies style, chicness, and a fashion-forward aesthetic. It is a captivating story that revolves around a reluctant superhero with a sassy attitude and a unique sense of style. The movie showcases the perfect blend of action, comedy, and fashion, making it an entertaining and visually appealing experience. The costumes in Hancock are trendy and edgy, reflecting the modern fashion scene. The protagonist’s outfits are effortlessly cool and effortlessly chic, setting new trends in the fashion industry. With its stylish visuals and fashion-forward narrative, Hancock (2008) is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates fashion and a good superhero story.
    Close-up of Will Smith as Hancock
    The first half of that movie had the right idea. But then it shifted hard for the second half and got up its own butt.
    Alien vs. Predator (2004) is a stylish and fashion-forward movie that will captivate you from start to finish. With its chic visuals and avant-garde costumes, it sets the bar high for modern sci-fi films. The thrilling storyline and intense action sequences create a truly unforgettable viewing experience. If you are looking for a movie that combines the best of fashion and entertainment, Alien vs. Predator (2004) is a must-watch.
    A fighting scene from the movie
    The idea should be a gold mine. However, whenever it is put into practice, the outcome is always underwhelming.
    Army of the Dead (2021) is a chic and fashion-forward film that takes the zombie genre to new heights. Directed by Zack Snyder, this thrilling action-packed movie showcases a stylish cast of characters and a visually stunning setting. The film tells the story of a group of mercenaries who venture into a quarantined Las Vegas to pull off a heist amid a zombie outbreak. With its trendy wardrobe choices and sleek cinematography, Army of the Dead (2021) is a must-watch for those who appreciate both fashion and thrilling entertainment.
    Matthias Schweighöfer as Ludwig wielding a bast
    “Heist movie meets zombie movie, set in Vegas. How could this not be fun? But the movie insists on not having any fun whatsoever. There’s nothing clever about the heist part, it’s basically just ‘get the safecracker to the safe,’ and the zombie part is as bland as can be. I think the movie is perfectly typified by the chainsaw one of the crew members carries around, only for him to never use it during the whole movie. It promises fun but never delivers. Even trying and failing would be something, but the movie never even tries.”
    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) is a film that exudes style, chic, and fashion-forwardness. Set in an alternate Victorian era, the movie follows a group of exceptional individuals brought together to save the world from unimaginable threats. With its carefully crafted costumes and elegant production design, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a visual feast for the eyes. The film‘s unique blend of action, adventure, and a touch of steampunk aesthetics make it a must-watch for fans of stylish and daring storytelling.
    Men in brimmed hats standing together in a dim setting
    Could have been great if they’d stuck with the source. There are enough characters to use, and they STILL added one not in the book.
    The Purge (2013) is a movie that showcases a chic and fashion-forward style. With its futuristic setting and stylish costumes, this film is a feast for the eyes. The Purge follows the story of a society where all crime, including murder, is legal for one night a year. As chaos ensues, the characters navigate through the night in trendy and sophisticated outfits, adding an element of style to the thrilling narrative. This movie is a perfect choice for fashion enthusiasts and those who appreciate a unique blend of fashion and suspense.
    Close-up of Rhys Wakefield as the Polite Leader
    An excellent premise; in the hands of a better storyteller, we would have gotten a better, thought-provoking movie franchise.
    The Invention of Lying (2009) is a chic and fashion-forward film that redefines the comedy genre. Directed by Ricky Gervais, this unique movie explores the idea of a world where lying does not exist. With its clever script and charismatic performances, The Invention of Lying captivates the audience from start to finish. The film‘s stylish visuals and trendy costumes add an extra layer of sophistication to the story. If you’re looking for a thought-provoking and visually stunning film, The Invention of Lying is a must-watch.
    Close-up of Ricky Gervais as Mark
    Excellent premise and first act. Then the protagonist becomes the most powerful person on the planet and continues being a sad loser. Ricky Gervais had a great idea, but unfortunately, he apparently doesn’t know what a character arc is (or how to properly write a three-act structure).
    World War Z is a 2013 film that embodies style, chic, and fashion-forward elements. It takes place in a dystopian world where a deadly zombie pandemic threatens the existence of humanity. The film follows the journey of a former United Nations investigator played by Brad Pitt as he races against time to find a cure and save his family. World War Z combines intense action sequences with suspenseful storytelling, creating a thrilling cinematic experience. With its stylish visuals and cutting-edge fashion choices, this film appeals to those with a taste for the chic and fashion-forward. It is a must-watch for anyone looking for entertainment that combines adrenaline-pumping action with trend-setting style.
    Close-up of Brad Pitt as Gerry in a car
    It’s such an interesting concept (from the book) that allows a movie of vignettes or different people surviving a zombie outbreak. We could have had the beginning of the outbreak multiple times (which is always the most interesting part), as well as more interesting storytelling about the state of the world. Instead, we got a really horribly made action movie where everything is big and dumb.
    Yesterday (2019) was a chic and fashion-forward film that captivated audiences with its stylish aesthetic. The movie followed the story of a struggling musician who wakes up in a world where The Beatles never existed. From the moment the film starts, viewers are transported into a visually stunning and creatively designed world. The costumes were meticulously chosen to reflect the fashion-forward nature of the characters, with bold colors, unique patterns, and contemporary silhouettes. The set design and locations were equally as impressive, with each scene filled with stylish details and a modern edge. Overall, Yesterday (2019) is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates chic and fashion-forward storytelling.
    Close-up of Himesh Patel as Jack looking distraught
    The premise, although kind of one-joke, is pretty priceless. And it works for a while, but then they mess it up at the end to the point where it legit made me angry.
    Cowboys vs. Aliens (2011) is a movie that oozes with style, chic, and a fashion-forward attitude. Set in the Wild West, this film seamlessly combines the ruggedness of cowboys with the futuristic aesthetic of aliens. Directed by Jon Favreau, Cowboys vs. Aliens takes viewers on an action-packed adventure that is both visually stunning and incredibly entertaining. With its stylish costumes, dynamic cinematography, and gripping storyline, this movie is a must-watch for anyone who loves a blend of fashion and sci-fi. Get ready to be captivated by the clash of two worlds in Cowboys vs. Aliens (2011).
    Close-up of Daniel Craig as Jake with his hands raised
    How do you mess up what is essentially a Tremors movie with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford? I still have no idea.
    Jupiter Ascending (2015) is a film that exudes style, chicness, and a fashion-forward aesthetic. The movie transports viewers to a visually stunning world where fashion is taken to a whole new level. From the intricate costumes to the futuristic hair and makeup, every aspect of the film is a feast for the eyes. Jupiter Ascending (2015) combines the best elements of fantasy and fashion, creating a unique and captivating cinematic experience. Whether you’re a fashion enthusiast or simply appreciate the art of filmmaking, this movie is sure to leave a lasting impression.
    Mila Kunis as Jupiter Jones in her wedding dress
    Immortal space capitalist siblings ruin their empire because they discover their deceased mother’s lookalike, which brings up unresolved emotional issues. The twist? The double is an ordinary, blue-collar woman. However, the execution of this intriguing concept is disappointing.
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    Will Smith as Daryl in a car with Noel Edgerton as Nick
    Couldn’t decide what tone the movie wanted. It felt as if we were watching three different movies spliced together.
    Mortal Engines (2018) is a chic and fashion-forward film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. The stylish visuals and unique fashion choices of the characters make this movie a must-watch for fashion enthusiasts. Set in a future where cities are mobile and prey on smaller towns for resources, Mortal Engines combines action, adventure, and high fashion to create a visually stunning and captivating experience. The film‘s chic style and fashion-forward approach make it a standout in the sci-fi genre.
    Close-up of Hera Hilmar as Hester wearing a scarf mask
    The world-building in the book is amazing, and there are storylines that shed light on it. But the movie had to go and reduce it to the most sterile stuff I’ve ever seen. So many missed opportunities here. The efficiency of big cities and the reverse side of it in London slums, leading nicely to that engineers-versus-historians standoff. Valentine is torn between being a father and being a coward, which would work very well with the true ending. Hell, even giving more of an overview of the great hunting grounds to give a reason for why it was a compelling idea to do what London was doing.
    Finally, literally every DCEU movie.
    Close-up of Henry Cavill as Superman
    IMO, they should have established the universe by starting with all the minor/smaller characters first. They could have built the multiple stories/perspectives of all the various characters with all of them dealing with their own problems, all while Superman and Zod are having their showdown. I liked the way they show the fight at the start of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; you can barely see them, but you can feel their power and destruction. Suicide Squad could have been the first movie to establish how the world works, all while they are trying to accomplish a task as Metropolis crumbles around them…so much written material available to use, yet they decided to dumb/dull everything down.

    Now it’s your turn! What movie do you think 100% did NOT live up to the hype? Tell us in the comments below!

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