You know I try and avoid films I think will be bad, whether it through personal taste or via early scathing reviews, so of the 37 movies I saw on the big screen that were of interest in 2016, these were the ones I felt most disappointed by.
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
For me this movie was so grim, joyless and overlong. Jessie Eisenberg's 'Lex Luther' was the hammiest villain ever, 'Louis Lane' still needs to be rescued, the introduction of the other Justice League members seemed shoe-horned in and 'Jimmy Olsen' even gets a bullet in the head in this excessively dark and gritty film.
After saying all that, I still enjoyed seeing all the movie costumes and props from Batman v Superman designed by Michael Wilkinson on display at Warner Bros. Studios backlot tour.
Margot Robbie's 'Harley Quinn' was obviously a standout character, although hardly a role model for girls with her psychotic fawning over the 'Joker' and her extra-short hot pants, the plot was weak and it was overly reliant on bad CGI monster hordes.
As always it was cool to see these movie costumes from Suicide Squad designed by Kate Hawley on display though.
INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE
The original 1996 movie set the standard for blowing up national landmarks, but over the years this cinematic trope has been repeated to death, even by Roland Emmerich in his other films, so now it just feels unoriginal and lazy.
THE 5TH WAVE
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
The idea of setting this prequel film franchise in America in the past where we've not explored the time period, country and a more grown-up perspective was an innovative approach but the execution seemed dull and drab.
Eddie Redmayne is always imminently watchable but even the stares and facial ticks he brings to 'Newt Scamander' feel a little tired and his menagerie of magical creatures where introduced in an overly expository, rather than interesting way.
I also have to say that Warner Bros. stretching the movies from three to five installments smacks of a greedy studio trying to make money, rather than there being a strong story to be told. I'm hoping I'm wrong and that they can rescue these new magical adventures with the next film, but it will need to be much more dazzling, inventive and a cinematic spectacle to win me over.
If you are a fan, be sure to check out these Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie costumes designed by Colleen Atwood in more detail.
What do you think of my choices for least favourite movies in 2016? You can also check out my five worst films from 2015 as a comparison and my five favourite films from 2016 to see what I did like.
Now let's see what delights, and frights, Hollywood has to offer in 2017...