WhatCulture delivers an intriguing list: Top 10 Awful Movies With Awesome Openings. I have to slap a GRAPHIC VIOLENCE warning on this one, as-shockingly-a lot of these disappointing films happen to be horror movies. Shocking indeed. This is a great idea for a list as moviegoers have all experienced films that start out surprisingly well for what they believed they were getting into only to have the film then do a graceful swan dive right into the ground so viscerally that you can actually hear the studio laughing in your head that they got your money. I’ve seen most of the films on this list and have no problems with any inclusions other than Super Troopers, which I think is uneven after it’s superb opening rather than an awful film. The rest: yes, undoubtedly.
What movies started off well for you and then exploded in front of your eyes?
2 thoughts on “Top 10: Awful Movies with Awesome Openings”
I thought Lost World was going to be miles beyond Jurassic Park as I watched the first quarter. I still do not know what happened. Also Smila’s Sense of Snow gets the prize for an absolutely wonderful movie that utterly loses its way and turns into a travesty, though not until the third act.
Also that scene from Ghost Ship is truly horrifying. Seriously. I mean it.