Although 2022 has been an exceptional year for cinema, with films like Top Gun: Maverick and Everything everywhere all at once reminding audiences how special a visit to a cinema can be, this was not the case for all films released this year.
Some movies released this year actually managed to get audiences talking for all the wrong reasons. Whether it’s because an actor allegedly spat on their co-star or because a movie was more renowned for the memes it inspired than the movie itself, 2022 has also been a year filled with controversy.
Since then, the phenomenon “It’s Morbin’ Time” reigns on social networks Morbius hits theaters in April. Even the movie star, Jared Letogot in on the action by sharing a video on Twitter of him holding up a supposed sequel script titled Morbius 2: It’s Morbin Time.
Sadly, the memes and the forced, slightly desperate post-credit scenes are probably what the underwhelming superhero movie will be best remembered for, given the terrible reviews it received and the fact that it didn’t failed to ignite the box office.
The bubble should have been a smash hit, considering it was one of the few major releases during lockdown to actually be on lockdown. And also for the simple reason that in these dark times, people needed to laugh more than ever, which makes the almost total absence of moments of giggles in the film all the more disappointing.
Despite assembling an all-star cast for the project, The bubble was a rare misfire for the director Judd Apatow. Maybe the subject matter was just too raw for most viewers, or maybe most just didn’t think the movie was good enough to watch. But either way, the movie will be a massive disappointment for everyone involved.
“Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets”
the fantastic beasts The franchise has been marred by controversy since the first installment hit theaters in 2016. With JK Rowling write every entry in the franchise despite his constant transphobic rants and the issues surrounding the stars of the franchise Johnny Depp and Ezra Millereach film in the series made less money than the last.
Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets however, seems to have put the final nail in the franchise’s coffin. Along with the franchise’s many other issues, the third installment just wasn’t interesting enough to warrant the kind of box office comeback a blockbuster of this size would demand.
Although Halloween ends promised to be the end of the decade-long feud between iconic last girl Laurie Strode and masked serial killer Michael Myers, the film actually spent more time introducing a new antagonist in the form of rohan campbell Corey.
The move angered fans, especially because the movie went to such lengths to weaken Michael in every scene he shared with Corey, before restoring his seemingly supernatural power when he finally confronted Laurie. While the film was by no means bad, it simply didn’t match the marketing campaign that preceded it, which upset and angered many fans.
‘Jurassic World: Dominion’
Legacy sequels are dominating cinemas right now, with all types of franchises bringing together iconic characters with new characters that can push the franchise forward. While many legacy sequels are done right, creating an overall feeling of nostalgia, Jurassic World: Dominion completely missed the mark.
Although Ellie Sattler, Alan Grant, and Ian Malcolm all returned in the film, they spent the majority of their screen time in a seemingly random side quest battling oversized insects as opposed to dinosaurs. To put it simply, the legacy characters deserved a lot better than they got.
Roland Emmerich is a director whose name is almost exclusively linked to the disaster film, and throughout his career, it has served him well. movies like Independence Day and Two days later made a huge success at the box office, but his most recent film moon fall may well have marked the end of the disaster film all together.
The film’s plot is generally ridiculous and the performances are slightly hammered, but what really separates moon fall of disaster movies of the past is the fact that it failed to leave a box office crater, alluding to the death of the genre entirely.
Dwayne Johnson was full of hyperbole in preparation for the release of black adam, promising that the film would change the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe forever. And while Black Adam was certainly powerful, it seems his lasting impact on the DC Universe will be anything but.
Things have changed relentlessly since james gunn and Saffron Stone were announced as the new leaders of the DC Universe, with Henry Cavillwho appeared in black adam post-credit scene, no longer returning as Superman and black adam 2 don’t go any further. The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe has certainly changed, but not in the way Johnson hoped.
2022 saw the release of two different Pinocchio movies, even though the quality gap between the two was huge. While Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro received rave reviews from audiences and critics, Robert Zemeckis‘ Take the story rather upset the audience.
Despite an excellent cast featuring the likes of tom hank, Joseph Gordon-Levittand Cynthia Erivo, the weird CGI and the appearance of the titular puppet himself bothered audiences to the point that the film became nearly impossible to watch. 2022 hasn’t been a great year for animation, and Pinocchio is among the films to blame.
There have been an almost comical number of sequels to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, with almost none of them being as good as the iconic original. The most recent attempt to cash in on the allure of the beloved original film was sold to Netflix after a series of terrible test screenings.
It’s easy to see why test audiences didn’t like the movie that much. Far from the gore the franchise is known for, there’s nothing here to entice fans of the original or newcomers. Unfortunately for everyone involved, Chainsaw Massacre possibly the worst horror movie of the year.
“Don’t Worry Honey”
In preparation for the film’s release, it was safe to assume don’t worry darling would be an infallible success. The talent attached to the project, in front of and behind the camera, paired with an original concept, thrilled the public. That is until the drama surrounding the film begins to take center stage, ultimately proving to be more entertaining than the film itself.
With Shia Labeouf director refuting by Olivia Wilde claim he was fired and a very public meaning of the divorce papers, the film was already on rocky ground before the rumors of Harry Styles spit on his co-star Chris Pine started at the Venice Film Festival. It’s sad that an original film boasting a typically outstanding performance by Florence Poug was reduced to gossip, but again the film’s premature ending and unsatisfactory turn failed to attract positive reviews.
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