Midweek Movie Mouth-Off: Good idea, bad execution

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There’s nothing wrong with an ambitious movie, as long as it’s done right. Unfortunately, there are plenty of movies that have had incredibly good ideas when it comes to the premise, but the end result just ends up falling flat. Maybe the ideas weren’t fleshed out enough, maybe the casting was wrong, or maybe the movie suffered from some poor scripting choices or bad direction.

For me, Jupiter Ascending fell squarely into this category. There was a lot of potential packed into that movie, and it could have been great. Instead, it ended up being a predictable, uncreative, muddled mess with too much plot and some seriously bland acting. At least it was visually pretty, but also pretty boring. In the hands of a different director, with some serious script edits, it could have been a lot more than what we ended up with.

So which movie did you think had an excellent idea, but failed to deliver?

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Last Updated: July 22, 2015

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