085: Ten Disappointing Films

What a decade this has been. Austerity, Brexit, Trump, Johnson and Coronavirus. Add to that the endless list of films which for one reason or another failed to come up to expectations.

Just what are these disappointing films? The At The Flicks team put together a special panel to nominate some of the most personal heart breaking features of the last ten years. Adding to that disappointment is the fact that many talked about here were built up with critical expectations.

For this show, Neil chairs in his best Priti Patel manner, bullying Jeff non stop. That said, it does become understandable when Jeff yet again talks endlessly about “intellectual horror films” when he names The Witch as one of his choices. Further disagreements appear within the group when a Marvel (sort of) film is mentioned, and mention of The Dark Tower brings back embarrassing memories for Jeff.

Declan surprises everyone with his Sam Raimi choice, Neil surprises only himself with his Guillermo Del Toro pick. As for Phil, well his selection starts a debate on the merits of Disney’s recent plan to turn all of their animation films into live action remakes. Graham, Marvel to the core, uses his opportunity to attack DC. 

So something for everyone there. The trailers for a couple of the choices are listed below, the rest you will find in this very amusing and irreverent edition of the show. 

Do you agree or disagree with the choices made? Please let us know. If we have a follow up to this show we would love to talk about some of your choices.

So, sit back, relax and enjoy. 

Above all else, stay safe.

Thanks to our regular contributors:

Thanks to Phil Foster and Declan Shiels for joining us on this show.

Phil Fosters excellent movie review site can be found here


Fantastic Four

Green Lantern

Oz the Great and Powerful

Pacific Rim

Spider-man: Far from Home

The Dark Tower

The Jungle Book

The Master

The Witch

Under the Skin

Movies Referenced in this Podcast

  • Aladdin (2019)
  • Avengers Endgame
  • Black Widow
  • Citizen Kane
  • Deadpool
  • Drag Me To Hell
  • Dumbo (2019)
  • Evil Dead
  • Fantastic Four : Rise Of The Sliver Surfer
  •  Fantastic Four (2005)
  • Fantastic Four (2015)
  • Get Out
  • Hereditary
  • Independence Day
  • Inherent Vice
  • Iron Man 3
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Lost In Translation
  • Magnolia
  • Midsommar
  • Mimic
  • Mowgli : Legend Of The Jungle
  • On The Waterfront
  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • Oz The Great And The Powerful
  • Pacific Rim
  • Pacific Rim Uprising
  • Return To Oz
  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • Spiderman – Far From Home
  • Spiderman – Homecoming
  • The Babadock
  • The Crucible
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Dark Tower
  • The Descent
  • The Girl With The Pearl Earring
  • The Green Lantern
  • The Jungle Book (1967)
  • The Jungle Book (1994)
  • The Jungle Book (2016)
  • The Lighthouse
  • The Lion King (2019)
  • The Master The Office (2001) (TV)
  • The Pink Panther
  • The Quick And The Dead
  • The Shape Of Water
  • The Witch
  • Under The Skin
  • Us
  • X Men
  • X Men Apocalypse
  • X Men Dark Phoenix