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What’s the criteria for a movie to be considered a blockbuster? Is it anticipation? Hype? Marketing? The budget? All of these things contribute to a movie being called a blockbuster but the most important attributes are simple, expectations and excitement.

When a movie is considered to be of epic proportions, your expectations rise and your anticipation builds. The problem is, if your first thought after seeing a blockbuster film is “sh*t, that was it?” or “wow, that sucked” or “I expected better” then I’d say the movie qualifies as a disappointment.

Most of the movies on this list were just plain awful but some just didn’t live up to our high expectations. All of these movies had a budget of 115 million or more. Yes, you read that correctly, I said 115 million dollars or more. That’s absolutely ridiculous. For that kind of money, the movie should be unbelievable, right? At any rate, here are the 10 biggest blockbuster disappointments of 2013.


Honorable Mention:

I think we probably should’ve went into seeing A Good Day to Die Hard with low expectations but of course, we didn’t. We all had high expectations because it was the first Die Hard movie in 5 years. As it turns out, they should’ve waited 10.

With a budget of 92 million we knew there’d be explosions, gun fights and car chases but it didn’t live up to the Die Hards of old. Perhaps we just expected it to be some what decent instead of the piece of crap that it was.

The movie follows famed cop John McClane as he heads to Russia in search of his son Jack. Upon finding him, he learns that Jack is a CIA operative on a mission of his own. The story follows the McClane’s as they go up against crime bosses, thieves and everything else in between. It’s what you expect from a typical Die Hard movie, but this one was far too predictable and cliche. With a 92 million dollar budget, it should’ve been so much more. Thanks a lot McClane.

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This article was first posted on September 3, 2013