Daredevil is one badass comic book series. Then, why oh why, was the film such a swing and miss? Perhaps it was Ben Affleck being miscast? Maybe it was the script. Whatever it was, it should have been better.
Really? All those years, George Lucas, and we get this "thing?" Between the horrible script, wooden acting and an offensive character or two... what. was. he. thinking? Sure, it may have been geared towards kids, but so were the first three... and those were universal at the same time. Not good.
Same cast showed up, plus they added a superstar in Catherine Zeta Jones! Same director! So, why did we get this European-set film that was blah at best. At least Steven Soderbergh and gang redeemed themselves with a stellar Ocean's Thirteen!
The Robin Hood story is so compelling, it's hard to mess that up. Yet, Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe combined yet again and the result was average. Don't get us wrong, Robin Hood was pretty good, but it should have been awesome!
After the success of Iron Man, and the track record that Marvel has, one would think that Iron Man 2 would have upped the ante. Instead, it felt cartoonish and had a villain that we truly didn't care much about.
One of the worst tragedies in American history had to be filled with incredible stories of bravery, love lost and flag waving opportunities. What Michael Bay did with what happened on December 7, 1941 was give us an overstuffed love triangle that had absolutely no zing.
Reloaded? What needed to be reloaded? The Matrix was a genre bending, historical moment in cinema. What in the name of all that is holy was The Matrix: Reloaded? That rave scene, an overcrowded plot... it all added up to a whole lot of nothing and fans being crushed.
Perhaps it was the direction. Maybe it was a Terminator story we didn't need or want. Whatever it was, a fantastic cast (Bryce Dallas Howard, Christian Bale, Sam Worthington) was as wasted as the film's desolate landscape.