Day 22: A Movie You Feel Didn’t Live Up to the Hype
Guardians of the Galaxy
Before everyone starts leaving hate comments, let me explain.
I didn’t see this movie until it had been released on DVD. By then, everyone had been raving about how brilliant it is and how I HAVE to see it. I thought, “OK, it must be pretty gosh darn amazing then!”
THAT was the hype it had to live up to.
I also looked forward to seeing the movie that made Karen Gillan shave her head. Somewhere along the line of awaiting the movie, I was led to believe she would be the main villain. Obviously, I was disappointed to find she wasn’t.
I’d only seen one trailer, and knew nothing of the comics, so I couldn’t even think “well, at least it was true to canon.”
Lastly, I’ve only seen it the one time.
I fully acknowledge that my disappointment with Guardians of the Galaxy has nothing to do with the movie itself, but rather with what I was made to believe about the movie before I saw it.
And now it’s time I gave it another chance.
What movie do you feel didn’t live up to the hype?
Before this movie, I knew nothing about the civil war from the comics except that there were FAR more superheroes involved than in the movie. I’d chosen to be #TeamIronMan, simply because he had more heroes on his side that I would consider favourites, haha.
While watching, I was understanding of both sides, so I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, choose a side.
*SPOILER IN THIS PARAGRAPH* My only thing about Iron Man’s reason for not wanting to fight anymore was, in a way, negated in this fight. There was still a lot of destruction being caused during the battle, even though there weren’t any people around. The destruction during any superhero fight has always bothered me, though.
Anything I wasn’t thrilled about in the movie was partially made better by the fact that I do like this version of Spider-Man/Peter Parker. Also, this Aunt May didn’t seem agonisingly worried about her nephew. Finally.
And Martin Freeman was in it (what little screen time he had). That was just a little icing on the cake for this fangirl.
We all know the real answer is disaster movies, so I figured I’d expand on something not-so-known. Though the only comics I was ever able to get my hands on when I was younger was Archie and Friends, I devoured any knowledge I could find about Spider-Man. I’m not really sure why I liked this hero so much over others when I hadn’t even read his (or any other super hero) comics.
I may not enjoy them all, and feel the sheer number that gets released more and more lessens my anticipation, but I’ve seen them all (the ones released this century). Good and bad, Marvel and DC, Tobey and Andrew.
Let’s keep in mind that this is about movies, not TV shows. The shows on the CW and Netflix don’t really pique my interest. I quit Arrow at the end of season three (and only started watching it because several people told me I had to), and the rest don’t even intrigue me. (Except Legends of Tomorrow, but I make myself enjoy watching it because of Arthur Darvill.)
But I digress.
While I may have only read a handful of Marvel comics, I have done a bit of reading about characters and storylines, and I’m so glad they’re making movies about them (and that they’re actually made with quality now).
Since X-Men: First Class and The Avengers is taken by another topic in this challenge, I’m going to choose Spider-Man 2 for today. Sorry, Tobey haters.
The only villain I like. He’s the only reason this option didn’t get trashed. I don’t generally like villains, but in The Avengers I was almost rooting for Loki. (Almost!)
Tom Hiddleston as a human being keeps Loki fascinating in my book. When an actor turns out to not be so great of a person, it makes it hard to still enjoy their great characters. Hiddleston is awesome. He’s respectable, a gentleman, and great at what he does.
I have several favourites, but the only reason this was easy was because I was able to pair my other favourite Disney movies with other topics on this 30 Day Movie Challenge.
As usual, I like each and every character for different reasons, but honestly, I want a Baymax. My very own Baymax. When I’m sick, he’ll know exactly what’s wrong and how to fix it. He’d be my cuddle buddy — like a walking, talking teddy bear. Et cetera.
I’ve admitted it before, but I’m glad that Disney bought Marvel. We’ll cover that in another post.