As countdown the end of the year, it amazes me what a whirlwind of a year it has been, especially in the world of film. For the majority of 2020, movie theaters have been closed, streaming has become the new king, and we have witnessed a pandemic as this generation has yet to see. 2021 looks bleak as far as when movies will be back out again for the norm. Still, today, I continue my series of best of which will last over a multitude of pieces that will include my top 10 films, tackling all four acting categories, most disappointed, and whatever other I muster up.
Today, Today, after watching close to 300 2020 releases, I turn my attention the films that were the biggest disappointments for me.
5. The High Note
We had Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ice Cube attached to this project. I was SUPER EXCITED for this one, and it was just OKAY. The stereotypical story, no risk taken, and even amongst all the cliches, wasn’t good. It broke my heart.
Sigh. SCOOB! It should have been that film that made us all feel like kids again, and unfortunately, it was a massive letdown. Scooby and the gang are some of the best characters and easiest characters to please its audience, and while they had a good foundation, the execution was lackluster.
3. News of the World
The last time we had a pairing of Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks, we got Hanks’s best film, Captain Phillips. Boy, did they let me down. They focused on the wrong things that could have made this a great film, making this movie lackluster.
At the beginning of 2020, Mank was one of the most anticipated films of the year. David Fincher is one of the best working directors, and he has a way of telling a story that captivates you from start to finish. Mank was a big disappointment for me. The story was lackluster, the performances were okay at best, and the entire film was long and bloated.
1. The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man had me excited because of the trailer. Elizabeth Moss, a haunting thriller, I was all in, and I couldn’t have been more disappointed. Several sequences in this movie were downright laughable, and it was alarming how often I sat in the theater laughing or even upset because of what transpired—a real disappointment.