10 Exact Moments Movies Stopped Trying

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom really jumped the dying Brontosaurus...

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Ever had a great idea for a film, but halfway through explaining the story, the narrative didn't work and you lost momentum? Well, that definitely happens to real films too.

Sometimes a writers block prohibits a logical development and a ham-fisted bit of dialogue is waved in to force the story along. Other times the quality of the film drops and you start to see where the filmmakers stopped caring for their project.

It's unfair to accuse a film of losing its passion; but sometimes it's a painfully obvious thing that can be pinpointed to an exact moment. It can be a plot hole, an unexplained twist or just a dialogue exchange that is so sweaty it really drives home how tired the writer/director was when they were making it.

The scene can be almost masochistic; you've come this far and paid for a seat in the cinema, what are you going to do? Not watch this film to the end? So we plod along with a film that has lost its charisma and charm, lamenting the fact that it was made by someone who clearly gave up trying to impress and hold our attention.

Here are ten fairly recent films that suffered under filmmakers not caring about what they were making. This isn't a reflection on the cast and crew, but the person who steered the film toward its conclusion.


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