Comic-Con: From Excitement to Disappointment

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With The Lone ranger raking in measly earnings and Pacific Rim poised to flop, we’re called to look back upon some of recent blockbuster history’s biggest duds. Every year at San Diego Comic-Con, we’re introduced to new, exciting, huge-scale titles that we can’t wait for… and then come to realize we never should have. Some of these pictures turn out to be too niche for vast audiences. Some were too overzealous in their production, relying on a huge budget that could never have been reclaimed in box office earnings. And some… some were just plain bad.

In anticipation of the many inevitable disappointments to claim this year’s SDCC, we’re taking a gander at some of the past year’s most disappointing films. Check out our gallery and relive the heavy sighs of yore!

Comic-Con: From Excitement to Disappointment

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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.