Ideally, we would all be able to approach movies with complete and utter objectivity. Expectations often cloud our better judgment, and prevent us from evaluating movies on their own terms. But we all allow our preconceptions to color how we view movies (and anyone who claims otherwise is a dirty, filthy liar). Sometimes, if we go in with low hopes, we can be pleasantly surprised by how good a movie can turn out. But more often, we set our expectations too high, to the point where nothing can hope to live up to what we've put in our head. But sometimes, it's perfectly reasonable to get excited for a film. If it's cast and/or crew has a great pedigree, or it's the latest installment in a beloved series, or what have you, then why not hope, or even expect, that it will be good? Sometimes, these pre-judgements are rewarded. Other times, they are dashed horribly. Here are the ten most bitter disappointments of the year. NOTE 1: Keep in mind that "disappointing" does not necessarily mean "bad." In fact, few of the movies on this list are bad by any measure. But they were all not nearly as good as they should have been, given who they came from. NOTE 2: The movies are listed in order of release date, not on some ranking of "disappointingness."