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7 bad movies that started out great… and went swiftly downhill

Darren Aronofsky’s controversial horror begins as a tense, claustrophobic home-invasion horror where Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem are visited by Ed Harris and his wife Michelle Pfeiffer, who just won’t leave. It’s gorgeous to look at and excruciating to watch in the best possible way as young J-Law’s safe space is slowly eroded by the unwelcome guests.

And then in the final act you find out what’s actually going on and realise you’ve been watching a A-level theatre studies-style allegory based on the Bible and the movie becomes excruciating in a different way.

5. Jeepers Creepers

The criminal record of its controversial director notwithstanding, Jeepers Creepers‘ first act is a chilling tale of a sister and brother who meddle where they shouldn’t, leading to an unforgettable scene in which Justin Long finds a wall covered with bodies in the basement of an abandoned church.

Alas, the perpetrator is revealed as a stupid fish-like creature with wings that turns out to be indestructible – and therefore unstoppable – leaving our heroes to run around hopeless until the inevitable grisly end. Yawn.

6. The Happening

M Night Shyamalan’s environmental horror gets a terrible ride – often listed in those round-ups of worst movies ever. The surprising thing here, then, is not that the ending is terrible – and god, the ending is terrible – but that the beginning actually isn’t.

Opening shots of spontaneous mass suicides are harrowing, and the concept that an epidemic of despair has swept the country is an unnerving one. The scenes of the main characters who have all suddenly become refugees, many of whom don’t know if their loved ones are alive or dead are affecting.

And then Mark Wahlberg talks to a plant and

Article source: http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/feature/a840368/bad-movies-started-great/

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