Recently Downsizing, it promised something fascinating and unique but ended up being weird and disjointed.
You had Gerald Bulter and Michael C. Hall in a "Black Mirror" movie. But so many things went wrong along the way.
Battle: Los Angeles. There have been plenty of alien invasion movies, but none that I know of who focus on the ordinary soldiers who would get sent in to fight an unknown enemy. It wasn't terrible, but very cliched.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)... It's been discussed to death here, but I think it could have really been great if Luc wouldn've gotten some help picking the cast and editing a bit better.
Cowboys and Aliens. Everything about the movie was great, until the aliens showed.
I know a lot of people may not agree, but i think Warcraft movie could be a lot better.
**After Earth** could be such a cool premise.
Imagine humans crash-land returning to Earth thousands/millions of years in the future - after it has been depopulated.
Bio-experimentation and evolutionary accelerants (originally used to help humans, grow crops, etc.) have pushed the ecosystems out of control.
All remaining wildlife has evolved to compete with humans (the dominant species at the time) to dramatic effect...
I personally think that, if this movie were a TV series or an anime, it would be great. The main issues with the movie are that they seemed to spend all of their money on CG and good actors that they didn’t know how to make a movie with a lot of little details make any sense. But, then again, like the Star Trek films, the amazing actors they have for the movies won’t do television. I would watch the shit out of Jupiter Ascending if it was at least a 10 episode series but it’s not, and we are left with what we’ve got – Random whispering-then-screaming Eddie Redmayne and kind-of-furry Channing Tatum.
Terminator Salvation. A terminator movie that deals with the actual future war would've been really great. The performances and the story was shit, though.
I thought Legion was a fascinating idea. Paul Bettany is literally the only part of that movie that makes it watchable, though.
Well I feel like Suicide Squad has a really unique idea in terms of the actual whole setup; bad guys being forced to do 'good' things, even more so considering the amount of Iconic villains DC has. The film however did not live up to what Suicide Squad could have been. You only have to look at some of the comics/ animated stuff to see that it is a really unique, cool concept. Here's hoping its done more justice in a sequel or something.
Time Chasers, a movie featured on MST3K.
The idea is great and I even thought they made some good arguments in the film about the development of tech and how careful you must be so it doesn't fall into the wrong hands, but the shoestring budget they had to work with clearly inhibited their work and the result is laughably bad.
Alien: Covenant, it could have been great if they concluded the story to Prometheus properly, sequels can make the previous movie better if done right, but instead they shed all the interesting ideas they had for a shitty monster movie.
Jumper. Loved the idea and some of the execution. But the acting was sooo bad.
Silent Hill had a great backstory and lots of ideas to draw from but was a mess. Visuals were good and the effects were cool but not enough to save it.
Hancock looked awesome but devolved into a silly romance plot that sort of made sense in the end but was ultimately pointless. Also Will Smith Will Smithing the role instead of making Hancock feel like a unique character.