Film Junk Poll: What Was the Biggest Disappointment of the 2015 Summer Movie Season?

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Now that the summer movie season is coming to an end, it’s time to take a look back and assess the damage. Every summer seems to follow a familiar pattern where we start off filled with naive excitement and by the end we are feeling either duped and/or burnt out. This year there were certainly a handful of big budget crowdpleasers including Mad Max: Fury Road, Inside Out, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Straight Outta Compton, but almost everything else ranged from mediocre to appalling. Whether the overall quality was any worse than previous years remains to be seen, but let’s talk about some of those misfires. What was your biggest disappointment of the summer? Cast your vote in this week’s poll and then sound off in the comments below.

What Was the Biggest Disappointment of Summer 2015?

 
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  • Lori Cerny

    I had to vote for San Andreas. Disaster films are seemingly simplistic to make and require only modest set-up and characterizations, yet SA was dull and bloated.

  • Chad Ghostal

    Controversial personal pick that wasn’t included: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

  • Bob

    Even more controversial pick – Mad Max: Fury Road. That doesn’t mean it was the worst or that I didn’t like it, but I taken aback by how uninteresting and bland Furiosa and all of the wives were. I didn’t even think the villains were that memorable. The fact that I heard all the praise touting it as one of the greatest action movies of all time that sets a new benchmark in the genre probably clouded my expectations, but I believe I would’ve come out with basically the same reaction either way.

  • Brendan_H

    FF is leading, which isn’t surprising, but I don’t think most people expected it to be good, so it’s hard to be too disappointed that it failed. I imagine it might be disappointing that it was as bad as it was, though I didn’t bother to see it, so I can’t really say. I voted for Avengers, which I did see. I was hoping for a lot more from it.

  • Chad Ghostal

    I respectfully disagree with your take on Mad Max, but I do completely get the feeling of unanimous praise working against your expectation level. Hell, the game-changer label placed upon Boyhood definitely changed my viewing experience for the worse. I think it mostly comes down to the context of your viewing, if Fury Road didn’t receive the horde of buzz it got, you might have gotten a nice lazy Sunday, basic-cable delight.

  • I had very low expectations for Jurassic World and it still somehow managed to disappoint me.

  • Eisenhans

    Age of Ultron is the biggest disappointment? It´s a superhero movie with dozens of people dressed up for circus beating the shit out of robots. It´s exactly what was promised. What were you expecting? Citizen Kane?

  • parapa

    Furious 7 should be on this list if you ask me. One of the worst in the series, coming off of the 2 best, and wasting Jason Statham and Kurt Russell.

    Terminator Genisys is transcendentally awful and definitely the worst of that list, but we kinda saw that one coming.

  • ECONOMYpolitica

    Everything is better on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

  • Flo Lieb

    I support that Fury Road pick.

  • JC

    Yeah I agree it was ok. Soul-less but I didn’t expect anything less. Hulk stuff is still useless and under-used. The Vision thing was pretty lame.
    But the action set pieced were well choreographed I thought. No it wasn’t great but a decent enough time-waster.