10 Most Disappointing Movies of the 2000s

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Is there anything worse than waiting months for a film’s release only to walk out of the theatre disappointed and depressed? Probably not. The 10 movies below were some of the most anticipated movies of the past decade. Unfortunately, while many were successful in some aspects, the overall consensus from critics and movie-goers is that these films simply didn’t measure up to the hype they received before their releases.

Here are, what we consider, the 10 most disappointing movies of the 2000s:

10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins- Wolverine

Release date: May 1, 2009
Sequel? Prequel
RottenTomatoes Score – 38%

Why We Were Excited About It: Sabretooth, Deadpool, and Gambit team up with Wolverine in a comic fan’s dream come true.

Why We Were Disappointed By It: A forgettable and overused plot frustrated comic loyalists and X-Men fans alike.

In a Word: Cliché

Compare To: X-Men – 82%, X2 – 87%, X-Men: The Last Stand – 57%


9. The Matrix Revolutions

The Matrix Revolutions

Release date: October 27, 2003
Sequel? Yes
RottenTomatoes Score – 36%

Why We Were Excited About It: This final chapter of the storyline that blew our collective minds promised to offer wows on all fronts.

Why We Were Disappointed By It: What happened to continuity and common sense? A muddled dialogue and spiritually confusing storyline failed to wow anyone.

In a Word: Anticlimactic

Compare To: The Matrix – 87%, The Matrix Reloaded – 73%