Have you ever been so hyped up about watching a movie and ended up disappointed after you’ve seen it? If you have, then you know what we are talking about. Many movies could have been great. Despite having a great concept or being based on an amazing novel, these movies somehow managed to mess up the story. Poor execution led them to the way they ended up, which is horrible. Reddit user u/NAJ2OO2 asked the community to share the movies that had great concepts but were poorly executed. Here are 15 poorly executed movies with great concepts.
1. Passengers: u/FranzAllspring said that the movie had them hooked for a while, but it never reached its potential.
2. Waterworld: The movie had the idea of a flooded Earth with a new, aquatic post-apocalyptic society and a mythical hunt for land. It should have been way more attractive, according to u/FeelingYesterday.
3. Hancock: u/robophile-ta felt like it’s two movies that are sewn together extremely poorly.
4. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: It would have been a fun movie if they would have decided what kind of movie they actually wanted, according to u/Hereatrandom.
6. Bright: u/ImAPixiePrincess said that they loved the concept, but it didn’t show all the types of creatures it claimed coexisted. Also, it just went about things in a boring way.
7. Old: u/Emilija80 said that the concept of what the beach does to people is excellent and could have been super scary. But the execution and the acting were not impressive.
8. Death Note: u/Newtracks1 could not believe how they managed to mess up such a brilliant story.
9. Splice: u/dreameRevolution said that the movie went horribly wrong after seeming promising for the first 30 minutes or so.
10. In Time: The concept seemed amazing. But then the arm wrestling scene came and ruined it, according to u/McWave.
11. Eragon: u/GoombaStompah said that the books were great. But the movie was a disgrace.
12. The Percy Jackson Movies: u/Flaky_Tip said that the movies were executed about as well as Nearly Headless Nick.
13. Downsizing: It seemed like they cobbled multiple scripts together. There’s no other explanation shared u/poachels.
14. Wonder Woman 1984: u/Puzzleheaded_Rate_73 said that everything in the plot happened way too fast. There was no real buildup or context. One second, Maxwell Lord was making his oil business successful, and the next, he’s causing a war.
15. The Lovely Bones: u/milkteapuppyy told that the book was great having a wonderful thriller. But the movie spent 90% of its time showing how much CGI they could afford.
These were the movies that had great concepts but lacked proper execution, and otherwise would have turned out great. So which movie disappointed you the most?