10 Movies Half Good and Half Bad, According to Reddit
Fans have been wondering what Quentin Tarantino’s tenth and final film will be for a while now, but one thing’s for sure, it won’t be a cancellation Django and Zoro crossover movie. The director worked on the crossover sequel for a while before realizing that the budget would be too high. But some Redditors didn’t even take kindly to the universally acclaimed original film, thinking the second half paled in comparison to the first.
Redditors debated which movies have bad halves, whether the first or second half of the movie is much worse than the other. Between the already classic Tarantino film, only half epic star Wars movie and a Viking movie that becomes more about farming than revenge, those movies should either be turned off or turned on halfway through.
Where most superhero movies are comic book adaptations, Hancock is one of the few superheroes actually made for the screen. But even though it was a box office hit and made $630 million worldwide (via Box Office Mojo ), it didn’t become as iconic as comic book-based superhero movies. This was partly due to the mixed reception from critics, with Outerzenith noting that the second half suffered from a romantic plot.
The Redditor explains: “For starters, this is a pretty fresh twist on the superhero genre, how the no-nonsense guy with super powers has to fit into society and rebuild his image from ******** into a role model. Then they have to add romance in it?” The first half of the 2008 film beats Deadpool at its own game as it follows an amusingly reluctant anti-hero who does more harm than good, but the latter half is almost like a different movie. However, the film has its fans, and some think Hancock is the best standalone superhero movie ever.
Idiocracy is one of the most accurate dystopian films as it best predicts the future of humanity. Although the film is quite fantastical and far-fetched, much of what the film portrays can be seen in society today. The film opens with an intelligent and wealthy couple waiting to have children until the economy stabilizes, which never happens, while a couple living in a trailer park has as many children as they can.
That’s the start of the 40-minute hilarious satirical comedy, but AreWeCowabunga thinks it slows down considerably after that. The Redditor claims, “The first half is world building where they have the freedom to just do whatever wacky things they want, then the plot takes over and they just have to get to the end.”
The Wolverine (2013)
Callmemacready believes that Logan’s second outing, The werewolf, has incredibly uneven halves. Redditor posits, “Part 1 is great, very similar to the Miller comic but then turns into a simple CGI giant robot.” Part 1 is a great and faithful adaptation of Frank Miller’s best comic, but unfortunately has a cliche and unimpressive final act.
But the Redditor is being a bit unfair, as the CGI fest arrives in the latter part of the film and is much less than half of the two-hour film. But either way, the film falls short when it needs to tie everything together, as not only is the poor CGI distracting, but the ending feels so rushed. And although director James Mangold redeemed himself with the follow-up film, Loganhis final act again suffers from the same problem.
Rogue One (2016)
No one would have ever thought that a prequel film would be better than any of the trilogy’s sequels, but against all odds, it ended up being more treasured than any of them by most fans. However, Redgunnerguy is more critical of the film than others, noting that the second half is much better than the first.
The Redditor explains: “It goes from a very boring spy movie to an amazing war movie. All the way until HE shows up.” After what is a rather slow and meandering setup in the first half, it then turns into an epic battle for the entire final hour and for the first time in the franchise, it feels like a true “Star Wars” . Not only that, but it features one of the best hallway fight scenes ever, when Vader shows up and kills half the rebellion.
Django Unchained (2012)
Better_Maximum2682 thinks so Django Unchained, one of the most lauded films of 2010, “Turns into garbage after the first half.” The Redditor is not alone, as much of the second half has been panned by others, even if it is one of Quentin Tarantino’s best.
When Dr. King Schultz kills Calvin Candy in front of all his guards, it’s so out of character. Schultz has done nothing but plan everything so meticulously since the very opening scene, so there’s no point in doing something so spontaneous, especially knowing it’ll probably end in a massacre, killing him and possibly even Django. And then, just when the movie seems to be ending, there’s a whole other act where Django is sold to Australian slave owners, only for Django to end up back on Candy’s ranch.
The Fantastic Four (2005)
Marvel Studios is developing a The Fantastic Four the film is set in the MCU and is one of the most exciting releases in the studio’s slate. But this isn’t the first time a studio has tried to make an exciting Hollywood movie about Marvel’s first superheroes. The 2005 release was a campy and unpleasant take on the source material and was universally hated, but ArchDucky thinks the film has some merit in its first half.
A Redditor commented: “Honestly, and I know I’m going to get s*** for this, but the first one The Fantastic Four. The first hour of this movie is actually very good. It just fell apart at the end when they were supposed to be doing super stuff.” The first hour doesn’t take itself far too seriously, and the family acts surprisingly nonchalant about the catastrophic events, but there’s no denying that the actors have a lot of chemistry, and their interactions were very funny.
Hier00 points to Looper, the 2012 sci-fi action film, about having two very twisted halves. The Redditor explains: “First half was good, second half was absolutely terrible. It’s basically a completely different movie after the midpoint.” The user is not wrong, as the film shifts from a sci-fi movie about time-traveling assassins to one about a young boy with advanced telekinetic powers.
It’s like two halves of two very different movies cut and pasted together. Although the film frequently reminds the audience that telekinesis exists in the world in the first hour, it feels completely out of place. And while the second half brings up some interesting concepts, this isn’t the film that was sold to audiences in the marketing campaign.
The Northerner (2022)
The northerner may have bombed at the box office (via Box Office Mojo ), but it’s become many people’s favorite movie of the year so far. Even though it’s basically a typical revenge movie, it’s so unique and uses Norse mythology in such a fantastic way. But Elderfuthark felt the second half was lacking compared to the action-packed and exciting first half. The Redditor claims, “Frenzied Norse Epic in the first half, a rugby match and tundra farming in the second.”
The first 90 minutes of the film see Vikings raiding villages and it is extremely brutal. The second half sees Amlet doing chores on a farm. But while it leaves the audience wondering why he doesn’t kill Fjölnir at any point on the farm after having so many chances, it at least leads to an epic final battle on an erupting volcano that’s more exciting than anything in the first half .
Funny People (2009)
Although director Judd Apatow has some classics under his belt, such as He knocked and The 40-year-old Virgo, Funny people could be his magnum opus. Not only is it one of the longest comedy films in history, but it’s also hilariously self-deprecating, as Adam Sandler plays an exaggerated version of himself doing goofy comedy for a paycheck – only he returns to stand-up comedy after was diagnosed with cancer.
Beeblebrox41 thinks only half of it is a masterpiece, noting, “The first half is Apatow’s best film. The second half is close to his worst.” , and it just feels weird and uncomfortable.
Halloween Kills (2021)
Following critical acclaim in 2018 Halloween reboot, which also became the franchise’s highest-grossing film to date (via Box Office Mojo ), director David Gordon Green struggled to capture lightning in a bottle twice. Halloween murders is almost comically bad, and the line that is uttered so many times throughout the film, “Evil dies tonight!” is memorized ad infinitum.
However, if it’s any consolation, Speedgo1 thinks it’s only half bad. Redditor commented: “I think the first half of Halloween murders it’s really good. The flashback. The configuration. I was sure it was going to be a good movie until the second half came out.” With the trilogy concluding, Halloween is overarriving later this year, hopefully the series can end on a high note.
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