Describe a movie you watched recently that you felt disappointed about

You should say:

• When it was

• Why you didn’t like it

• Why you decided to watch it

And explain why you felt disappointed about it

Ideas for the IELTS Speaking Question:

  1. Recent Release: A movie that was released recently.
  2. Highly Anticipated Film: A movie you had high expectations for.
  3. Genre Switch: A film from a genre you usually enjoy but didn't like this time.
  4. Recommendation: A movie someone suggested, but it didn't meet your expectations.
  5. Sequel or Remake: A follow-up to a movie you loved, but the sequel disappointed you.
  6. Director or Actor Influence: A movie you watched because of a favorite director or actor.

Useful Expressions:

  1. Introducing the Movie:

    • "I recently watched a film that left me quite disappointed."
    • "The movie I want to talk about is..."
    • "It was a film I had been looking forward to for quite some time."
  2. When It Was:

    • "I watched this movie..."
    • "It was just a few weeks ago..."
    • "I decided to give it a shot on..."
  3. Why You Didn't Like It:

    • "Unfortunately, the movie fell short in terms of..."
    • "The storyline was lacking in..."
    • "I was particularly disappointed with..."
  4. Why You Decided to Watch It:

    • "I decided to watch it because..."
    • "I had heard positive reviews about..."
    • "Being a fan of the director, I was eager to see..."
  5. Explain Why You Felt Disappointed:

    • "The main reason for my disappointment was..."
    • "I had expected more from..."
    • "It failed to live up to the hype or my personal expectations due to..."

Sample Answer:

"I recently watched a movie that left me quite disappointed. It was a highly anticipated film called 'The Enigma,' and I had been looking forward to it for several months. I decided to watch it about three weeks ago, primarily because the trailer had intrigued me, and I'm generally a fan of the lead actor's work.

The movie had a promising premise and was directed by one of my favorite filmmakers. However, as the plot unfolded, I found myself increasingly disappointed. The storyline lacked depth, and the character development was quite weak. I had expected more complexity and nuance from the director known for creating thought-provoking films.

Moreover, the pacing of the movie felt uneven, and certain plot twists seemed forced rather than organic. The film relied heavily on visual effects, overshadowing what could have been a compelling narrative. As a viewer, I was left feeling unsatisfied and disconnected from the characters.

Given the positive reviews I had read and my admiration for the director's previous work, the film's shortcomings came as a surprise. It taught me the importance of managing expectations, especially when it comes to highly anticipated movies. While I was excited to watch 'The Enigma,' the experience left me disappointed and reminded me that not every film lives up to its hype."