I'll keep the post simple today. I have to be honest when I say people need to calm down a bit when it comes to hype. I can get caught up in things just as easy as the rest of us, but there's a segment of the hardcore movie watching community that takes it a bit too far.
The broad claims about how everything they've just seen is the greatest thing ever. The general desire to devour anyone who opposes their thought. A complete thirst for the film they champion to become the ruler of the universe, and for all to love it.
Why? Because someone, or some people, involved they greatly enjoy. Perhaps it's an adaptation of something else they enjoyed. Or because the commercial had a lot of appealing images. Who knows. All I know is people really need to chill out some. We love to hide behind remarks like "the internet is made for arguing."
Or, as I prefer to call it, the I need a reason to feel a sense of belonging, but at the same time alienate those whom I don't know, and claim my own superiority through the use of misguided google based analogies argument. Or, we could just call it Hype. Ah yes, the great builder, and destroyer.
This movie has Boob in the title, I like boobs, therefore it must be good. Send forth the word my loyal minions. Boob is good. Movie shall be as well. No, we don't need to see it. Did you see the commercial? If a commercial isn't the greatest broadcaster of the impending quality of a film, I don't know what is.
Now, all we need is to crap on the opinion of others, compare them to Nazis (always does the trick). Call the rest of them morons, assholes, or any other (and often more violent) insulting remark we can think of. Belittle anyone who agrees with us, but isn't really one of us. Claim ourselves king, and watch the masses come graveling when they finally succumb to its awesomeness. Obviously recognizing our superiority by the fact that we liked it first. Thus giving us rights to domain over the world. Just you wait and see.
.....What if they don't like it? Well, then we get to feel elite because only we recognize how amazing it truly is. The rest will obviously be wrong, because we're obviously right. There's no denying my logic. Therefore we shall never lose.
Wait, they signed who as director? Well, hell. Never mind. Christopher Nolan got anything coming out soon? That's always an easy one.
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