Most Disappointing Films of 2018

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I wasn’t sure if I should call this My Worst Films of 2018 because I actually enjoyed some of them in a disaster can’t look away kind of way. Some might even be guilty pleasures. Disappointing Films? To be honest I kind of expected some of them to be bad.

The Bummer Films? The not Great films of 2018?

The top two aren’t just not great films but truly bad so maybe I should just do the list… (Some spoilers below!)

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Lily James, beautiful scenery and Abba always makes me smile so it’s a silly diverting film. But oh man, it was awkward. Some serious changes from the first film bugged me just to get Cher in there and she didn’t make things any better. Donna was dead which I surprisingly didn’t care about one way or another but Meryl Streep showing up for the sing-along at the end just annoyed me.

Lily James in Here We Go Again

Cut the current timeline out completely and you have a film. Not a great one mind you but a better one.

I Think We're Alone Now

Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning at the end of the world.

This is one of those movies that I think was trying to say something but I didn’t get it. It was boring and then the end felt like a whole different movie and I think was trying for MEANING but… not really. Who knows? Also irresponsible animal ownership.

It was nice to watch Dinklage without thinking of Tyrion and wanting a dragon to eat him.

Dinklage in I Think We're Alone Now

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

I’m going to give Fallen Kingdom credit where credit it due I liked it better than the first horrendous Jurassic World. Maybe I embraced the bonkers? But I still despise that scene. I would trade every stupid human life (who does this in the basement of their home?) in this movie to save that dinosaur!

Bryce Dallas Howard

The Princess Switch

This is one of those girl meets Prince Christmas movies that I couldn’t stop watching even as I was yelling at the television. I’m not sure poor Vanessa Hudgens can honestly pull off one role and two… oh man. She benefits only by the fact that these movies always seem have the blandest male leads on the face of the universe.

You know who would literally be a better romantic male lead?

the grinch

And now for the top 2 that I still cringe to admit I not only saw but saw in the theaters.


The story of Sarah Winchester and the bizarre and strangely beautiful house that she built is fascinating. At the very least a fascinating look at mental health and the angle with the ghosts of the gun victims is interesting- and actually wasn’t to pound you over the head.

Plus it had a great cast lead by Helen Mirren…

Helen Mirren in Winchester

But it was just so… silly and pointless. The ghosts were more interesting than the people. Why is there always a kid shoved into these movies? And the ending- I don’t watch a lot of horror but nothing surprised me. Nothing scared me. When she sent the ghosts back to lock themselves in their rooms I actually laughed. But not in a good way.

Welcome to Whore School

Red Sparrow

Oh dear. I clearly remember checking my watch about forty minutes in and thinking nothing has happened yet. Though I admit I did like the part where she beat the crap out of the people who broke her leg. But that was early. And the only highlight.

Because I honestly felt like this one would never, ever end.

jennifer lawrence in red sparrow

Jennifer Lawrence might have been miscast- and trying to hard. But maybe the movie just wasn’t a good idea at all. The questionable sex, power dynamics. Iffy performances. No chemistry between the leads and needing to be trimmed by at least, at least an hour (if not altogether) I’d have to say this was my least favorite of the year.

Though I must admit we did have fun with the, “you sent me to whore school!” line.



28 thoughts on “Most Disappointing Films of 2018

  1. What a great summary, I’ve heard lots of mixed (well, rather not so good) reviews about the Red Sparrow – I haven’t seen it but not sure if I really want to, especially after reading your summary. Such a shame, I thought this could have been really good…

    I have been staying away from both Mamma Mia and Jurassic World as my bf flat out refused to go out and watch it with me… I thunk I’ll give them a miss now, too many other movies to watch instead.

    Random and unrelated question to this post – have you seen BBC’s Luther TV series? I’ve started watching season 1 last night and absolutely love it.

    1. No one would go see Mamma Mia with me either! Had to wait for video.
      Luther is so in my Netflix watchlist 🙂 I’m stock piling shows right now but good to know you’re enjoying it. I remember hearing particularly good things about the stuff with Ruth Wilson.

      1. It kind of reminds me of Killing Eve but I’ve only seen a few episodes so far. Crossing my fingers your will enjoy it as well. 😊🍀

  2. I still need to see the latest Jurassic World. I didn’t like the first one either, ugh. And bummer about Mamma Mia. We just rewatched the first one around Thanksgiving time- love the music. 🙂

  3. Red Sparrow was gross. Lawrence has been starring in movies made by men where she is beaten, raped or manipulated, for years now and she tries to spin these as ’empowered’ roles. I really don’t like that woman.

    1. I think it was kind of boring even some of the ones I loved like A Star is Born is what the 5th remake of that one or something? Fingers crossed for 2019 but there’s a whole lot of remakes and crap or sequels next year to,

  4. Oh, Red Sparrow. I forgot the movie even existed until I looked at my film diary for the year. All I can remember about it was me checking the time every few minutes wondering if it would ever end!

  5. Oh, I haven’t watched any of those but the first ‘Mamma Mia’ is one of my guilty pleasures 😀 I just love ABBA and it’s so fluffy and light and a bit cheesy! Bummer, that part 2 is not as good but I was kinda expecting it. Not sure whether I want to try. Maybe one day. Maybe with a bottle of red wine 😀

  6. I haven’t seen Mamma Mia, although I might get to it eventually. The rest are meah and I am not interested, good to know they don’t live up to the hype. My biggest disappointment was Widows, I was really expecting a lot from it, but I really didn’t like it.

  7. Winchester sounds like it could have been such an amazing film if it was executed well, hopefully, some other director will be able to recreate a better film with a similar premise.

    Oh, poor Vanessa Hudgens. That’s all I have to say about her.

    I do like the fact that J-Law isn’t afraid to try new things. It seems like she’s trying to breakaway from mainstream roles and simply do roles that are more challenging and unique. As it is with such films, there’s bound to be some that are hit and miss. I don’t know how she’ll do a performance that’ll top Silver Linings Playbook. I know that if I wanted to break into the film industry, that’d be one of my dream roles, or maybe even for most actors.

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