Most disappointing movie(s) in Off-Topic Rampancy Posted September 9, 2009 My biggest disappoint? Cthulhu (2007). The Shadow Over Innsmouth is probably my favorite H.P. Lovecraft story, and while the film worked well to capture the creepiness of Innsmouth, I really found myself challenged to get into this film. And I can't quite figure out why. My disappointment had little to do with the changes to the story or the addition of gay themes. In fact, I felt the latter really helped make the main character's sense of alienation from his hometown and roots tangible, especially to a modern audience. I think maybe it was the acting? Tori Spelling aside (which is just a clichéd criticism ), I had a lot of trouble believing the main character's motivation as to even staying in town. And a lot of the other characters just... fell flat. Seemed lifeless. And maybe the acting was supposed to be subtle in order to enhance the mystery behind characters and the town. Make them suspicious and alien. But I just felt a lot of the story was listless and insipid. It didn't grab me the way I'd hoped it would. And maybe that's the problem. I brought too many expectations to the table. But then, I'm generally pretty good about viewing a piece for what it is, not what I want it to be. Just the same... blah. Lifeless. Such a bummer.