It’s one of the worst feelings, hearing about a cool and original concept, seeing a mind-blowing trailer, and then going into the film with high expectations that are suddenly dashed because the concept was overrun with bad acting and a sub-par plot that’s going in no obvious direction.
Concepts like Sucker Punch‘s imaginary escape from an insane asylum should have had people flocking to the theaters. At the same time, X-Men: The Last Stand attempted to squish two storylines into one film, making one of the worst superhero movies out there. Whether it’s an original concept or a page to screen adaptation, these movies wasted great concepts.
The Monuments Men
Based on the true story of Allied men from the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, The Monuments Men follows the group as they protect important cultural artifacts from the Axis forces during World War II. It’s a cool concept, especially considering it’s based on true events.
But even the ensemble cast of award-winning actors couldn’t save this movie. While the film does do a fair job of setting the mood of the second world war, the poor writing and boring characters leave little to be admired. As such, it received a staggering 30 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.