‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’ and 9 Other Movies That Let Down Fans

Each year comes paired with a cadre of films that audiences can’t help but look forward to. It’s a natural part of the industry too, given the hundreds of millions of dollars studios spend to market their upcoming releases. Sometimes though, the hype well exceeds the actual quality of the movie itself, leading to an inevitable feeling of disappointment. This is often the fault of the studio for over-hyping the project, while other movies are straight up terrible. Whatever the reason, these are the most disappointing movies Hollywood ever put out.

1. The Godfather Part III (1990)

The Godfather Part III

The Godfather Part III | Paramount

Point blank, the first two films in Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather saga exist in the upper echelon of truly great cinema. That’s what made the largely middling third installment such a massive disappointment. The Godfather Part III wasn’t exactly terrible, but when the bar for success is set at “two of the greatest movies ever made,” you’re pretty much set up for failure. Nowadays, you’re better off watching the first two films and pretending the third effort never took place.

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