I've been thinking a lot recently about this particular topic. After attending the premieres of Big Hero 6 and Interstellar in the same week, I was surprised to find that I enjoyed Big Hero 6 more.
Interstellar has divided a lot of movie fans and goers alike, I think it was an ambitious movie, but it's far from a perfect movie. Big Hero 6 isn't perfect either, but I enjoyed it more than Interstellar.
Interstellar was a movie that I had an absurd amount of hype for, I am a huge fan of Christopher Nolan and I wanted this movie to be on my top 10 list this year. Sadly, it won't be.
I will still end up buying the Blu-Ray eventually, because I did enjoy it, but it is by no means the movie I expected.
Big Hero 6, I had no hype for, and it blew my mind when I saw it in the theatre.
This got me thinking, what is the main thing ruining movies? Is it the director's vision, is it the story, is it the movie?
Or is it us overhyping them?
Hype, I think is the main cause for people leaving the movie underwhelmed. We spend so much time thinking about how a movie we are looking forward to is going to be perfect, and everything we imagined. When we find it isn't, this does put a halt on some of our enjoyment, which I think is unfair to both yourself and to the filmmakers.
In order to avoid this, I have developed a little guide on how we can make movies fun again. Keep in mind this is just what I do, and you don't have to do it.
- If you see any news that says 'potential spoiler', turn away immediately. These have a 90% chance of happening in the movie.
- Only watch one trailer unless there is a little short teaser beforehand, like Man of Steel did. The first trailer has one job, to give you the tone of the movie. The other trailers go way too much into the plot and it takes some of the fun out. Sony Pictures, take note.
- If it is based on a book, you do not HAVE to read the book beforehand, and if people say you HAVE to, disown them immediately. You do not HAVE to do anything, you have the right to enjoy it however you want it.
Hopefully this helps, and please check out my video for more information and some fun YouTubing stuff, coming every weekend.