Last week I went through a list of best books, movies and TV- shows that I had the pleasure of discovering in 2016. This week, I'm going in the opposite direction. But rather than making a list of the worst books etc, I want to list all the pop culture stuff that left me disappointed. For instance, there's only one book on this list that I gave a one star rating. It's also why you won't find the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
movie on this list. Sure, the movie was a piece of bubble gum garbage, but I didn't expect it to be anything else. The titles featured on this list I did have high hopes for.
1. Dawn of Rebellion
, by Michelle Lynn
Here's an example of a great premise that has been poorly executed.
, by Nnedi Okorafor
Here's an example of when a book doesn't live up to its hype.
4. Lords of the Sith
, by Paul S. Kemp
Who knew that a book about Darth Vader could be so boring?
5. Red Rising
, by Pierce Brown
For a bestselling book with a 4,25 star rating on Goodreads, this sure was a disappointment.
6. Daughter of Deaths
, by Christopher Mannino
The first book in this series ended up on the Best list. Unfortunately, the final chapter in this epic saga was a letdown.
So much hype. So many expectations. Some of them were met (Jared Leto), others weren't (a coherent story, a good villain, character development etc).
The most disappointing MCU movie since Iron Man 3 for me. Maybe someday I'll review it. But that means that I have to watch it again.
Good acting and interesting characters didn't make up for the total lack of originality in this Netflix production.
Labels: 2016, worst