15 of the biggest summer movie letdowns of all-time
Find out which blockbusters disappointed us the most
Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Yeah, sure, the "Star Wars" prequels are pretty easy targets on a list like this, but there's no denying the fact that "Episode One" was one of the most anticipated openings of all-time, and it failed to deliver on all counts for the majority of fans -- some of whom were waiting in line FOR A MONTH to see it. After only a few minutes, the film's deficiencies begin to far outweigh its strengths, and after more than two hours crammed with aimless dialogue scenes, pointless subplots (wait, what are "Midi-chlorians" again?), terrible child actors, dead-eyed adult actors, and even a fart joke, audiences were left scratching their heads and asking, "We waited 16 years for this?"