2016 Movies That Are Sure To Disappoint Us

Looking at the release calendar, 2016 is going to be a crazy year for movies. It's going to be full of reboots, sequels, and hopefully a couple of franchise starters. It seems like every studio put all of their energy into making this one of the most memorable years ever. That being said, there are definitely movies that won't live up to the hype. We might be looking forward to them now, but these flicks are sure to disappoint us in 2016...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Fans have been waiting for this movie since comic book movies first started getting made. Batman and Superman are two of the biggest superheroes in the world, and seeing them finally face off is like seeing King Kong vs Godzilla, only this time with capes and more dialogue instead of grunting. The problem is, this movie is being made by the guy who made Man of Steel, which wasn't exactly the best Superman movie. If Batman v Superman has the same pacing, logic, and character issues that Man of Steel had, then this movie is in trouble. Man of Steel simply had to focus on Superman and it still failed. Batman v Superman, meanwhile, is adding like 40 or 50 new characters. People are hoping for this to be the next Avengers, but it seems more likely that it'll be more on par with the made for TV Nick Fury movie starring David Hasselhoff.

Star Trek Beyond

When J.J. Abrams resurrected the Star Trek franchise in 2009, it seemed like Trek was coming back in a big way. Then, Star Trek Into Darkness came out and kind of killed all the buzz. Despite a strong box office performance, Into Darkness didn't score quite so well with critics, and performed even worse among longtime Trekkers. It's been a couple of years since Into Darkness disappointed us, and Paramount is hoping to reignite the buzz with Star Trek Beyond. The studio hopes to achieve this by making a movie that doesn't feel like a Star Trek movie. The film's director? He's the guy who directed a bunch of the Fast and Furious sequels. And based on the first trailer we've seen, that's what we're getting: Fast and Furious in space. The obvious problem is that Star Trek fans don't like Fast and Furious, and vice versa. This is like trying to combine chess with MMA, or opera with Justin Bieber. The real title for this movie should be Star Trek: Beyond Hope That We'll Get Another Film in this Franchise Anytime Soon.

Independence Day: Resurgence

When it was first released in the summer of 1996, Independence Day blew audiences away. People couldn't believe what they were watching. Cities were blowing up, giant alien space ships were shaking the moon around, Jeff Goldblum was hacking the White House's phone book—that movie was nuts! The thing is, it came out in 1996, and 20 years later, that stuff isn't exciting anymore. Cities get destroyed in every movie, and aliens aren't scary now. The only reason this movie exists is because Hollywood wants to see if people are nostalgic for the 1990s yet, or if they need to keep mining the '70s and '80s for reboots and remakes. The first trailer for this movie was pretty cool looking, but we've been fooled by trailers before. The problem is that this just looks like a bigger version of the first movie, only this time with 100 percent less Will Smith. Considering he was the best part of the original, that's a huge flaw with Resurgence.

Zoolander 2

Sequels to comedies are really hard to pull off. Filmmakers have to struggle with staying true to the first movie without just repeating the same jokes all over again. Sometimes, it's best just to leave the original movie alone. That's what everyone had assumed happened with Zoolander, until the announcement that Zoolander 2 was finally coming in 2016. Was the original even all that popular? It always seemed more like the sort of movie that was always on TV in the middle of the day, and it wasn't terrible so sometimes you'd sit down to watch it. Didn't we learn our lesson from Dumb and Dumber To? Once too much time passes, seeing the aging actors retell the same jokes just becomes embarrassing.

Angry Birds

Hey, remember Angry Birds, that game people used to play on their phones all the time? Well, someone made it into a movie! It's coming out years after people stopped caring about the game, which seems like weird timing. It's traditionally been hard for Hollywood to make good movies based on video games. Especially when they're based on a game that has no story or characters. Is there enough of a concept behind Angry Birds to turn it into a full length movie? No, there is not.

Assassin's Creed

On the other hand, some games have way too much story to turn into a movie. The Assassin's Creed series has a very complex plot, and it's pretty cool. The problem is, it's cool when that story is told in between segments of a really fun video game. On its own, it's overly complicated and has way too many twists and turns. In a game, that means that new levels are opened up, which is great. In a movie, however, it just means that the audience gets confused. People will show up to watch Michael Fassbender sneak around and murder people, and then aliens will show up and they won't know how to handle it.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

The first trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows was basically a trip down memory lane. It was full of classic imagery from the cartoon, like the Turtle van, actual ninja Foot Clan members, Casey Jones, Baxter Stockman, and of course, Bebop and Rocksteady. Everyone's excited for the big screen versions of these characters, so they've forgotten that this is a sequel to a pretty disappointing movie. The turtles' designs are still awful, Mikey is still acting like a creep, and Megan Fox is still playing April O'Neil. This movie is going to have all the things we've always wanted to see in a TMNT movie, but they're going to be awful versions of those things. Also, we can't stress enough how creepy Michelangelo is in this series. No one wanted to see a hornier teenage mutant turtle guy, but that's what this movie is going to deliver. That kind of negates the inclusion of Bebop and Rocksteady.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Since The Force Awakens has essentially shattered every movie money making record ever, you'd expect the next Star Wars movie to be huge. Well, Disney's taking a risk by branching out the series and making several spin-off movies. It's a good idea, because Star Wars is full of amazing characters we'd love to see more often, like Boba Fett and Han Solo. The problem is that instead of launching the spin-off series with one of these much requested movies, Disney is making Rogue One, the story of a group of Rebel pilots who are on a mission to steal the plans for the first Death Star, since the movie is set before the events of A New Hope. It sounds like an interesting premise, but is it good enough to launch the spin-off series? Probably not. It's a prequel, so everyone knows how it's going to end, and the only familiar character confirmed to be appearing in this is Grand Moff Tarkin, the old guy who was Darth Vader's boss on the first Death Star. It seems unlikely that the general public is going to be super excited to see a movie about an awesome movie villain's cranky, supervisor.