All Hyped Out

Alana Branch | Arts & Entertainment Editor

Well, the comic book crazies have spoken. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was meh. Despite mixed to negative reviews, the highly-anticipated blockbuster topped the box office over the Easter holiday weekend, pulling in almost $500 million.

I think it’s safe to say that this movie fared way better than last year’s disastrous “Fantastic Four.” Then again, any movie – even an Adam Sandler movie (and I really hesitated to write that, by the way) is better than “Fantastic Four.”

Nothing hurts more than getting hyped up for a big time cinematic adventure (and it doesn’t help that there are numerous trailers that give way too much, plus merchandise) and then walking out of a theater and asking yourself, “So, umm… wow?”

I understand that all filmmakers can’t be like J.J. Abrams, who, back in January, pulled a Beyonce when he dropped the trailer for “10 Cloverfield Lane.” Sometimes less is more.

So should we be worried for upcoming blockbusters like “Captain America: Civil War” or “Suicide Squad”? Probably not, but at least for me, I try not to garner such high expectations.

If it’s good, then my day is made. If it’s great, then my week is complete before it even begins.

Besides, for some, and particularly movie fanatics, hype surrounding a film and its build up is what makes the cinematic experience that much more grand.

Did you see “Batman v Superman”? Did you enjoy it?

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