The Nerdy Economist’s biggest disappointments of 2013

With movie news being put on hold, for the most part, until after the holidays, I have decided to give my top five list for various subjects for movies in 2013. Today I will give my five biggest disappointments.

5) Anchorman 2–  Nowhere near as good as the first one. My expectations were high for this and it fell flat. I did enjoy the last ten minutes, when all of the stars ( except Kanye West) appear and I thought that it was cool what news stations they represented. Other than that, I thought a lot of the humor was forced, and the whole Ron Burgundy going blind and raising a shark was just stupid.However, despite falling short of expectations, Anchorman 2 by far had the best marketing strategy out of any movie of 2013.  

4) Texas Chainsaw 3D– I love slasher flicks, and I was excited to see Leatherface dawn the big screen again. I didn’t care for the previous origin story, if you will, of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but I did enjoy and liked the remake. For some reason I had hopes for this movie, knowing in the back of my mind that it would not be any good, but holding out hope that it would be good enough to give light to more slasher franchises to make their glorious return to the big screen and dethrone the countless and mindless zombie’s and paranormal movies. With sorts of mercy and grace, Texas Chainsaw 3D sucked. There’s no other way to put it. Nobody in that movie could act worth a lick. Tre Songs was completely horrible, and even the scene where he died, in a car wreck, was a horrible way to kill somebody in a horror movie. There wasn’t a single good thing to say about this movie, at all. The story was awful and they tried to make you feel sympathy for Leatherface.  The horrible quality of the last two Leatherface movies, really has me scared for what Micheal Bay will do to Micheal Myers.

3) Pacific Rim– The only reason I gave this movie a chance is because of word of mouth. I heard for weeks how good this movie really was and that it was a shame that it didn’t do so well at the box office domestically. So naturally, I was stoked for this movie. I saw it and it dragged on and on and on and on. I thought this movie was never going to end. Despite me not finding this movie interesting, It did look incredible. You could see the $300 million that was put into this movie. Overall, I didn’t like the story or pacing at all.

2) Gangster Squad– Amazing cast with Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, turned out to be a completely awful movie. Nothing else to say, but all around it could give Movie 43 a run for worst movie of the year. Yeah, it was that bad.

1B) Lone Ranger- I looked forward to this movie for a whole year. I love Johnny Depp, but you do not put a white man as the most iconic and recognizable Native American. Even with that blunder, I still had hopes for it. I thought it would be a fun time at the movies. Lone Ranger, plainly, just sucked. It didn’t suck as bad as Gangster Squad, but it’s right under it. The only reason that it is tied for the biggest disappointment is that I had expectations out the roof for this movie, so did Disney. I guess we were both losers.

1A) The Wolverine– It pains me so much to do this, but The Wolverine was my biggest disappointment of 2013. I do not know what it is, but Wolverine has a had time standing alone. I hate to say that, he one of my favorite comic book characters of all time, but it just wasn’t happening for this movie. I thought the story was lacking and it got too cartoony, especially at the end of the movie. I don’t want to even bring up the lizard chick or whatever she was. I don’t’ think that this movie was as bad as other movies on this list, but this was my most anticipated movie of the year and it fell flat. Hugh Jackman, however, was amazing. Him and the epic end credit scene were the only redeeming qualities for me.

There you have it people, my biggest disappointments of 2013. I know that film is subjective and not everybody will agree with me, so leave comments and let me know how you feel.


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