6 Movies That Didn't Meet the Hype Comments - Mania.com


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silversurfer 2/22/2010 7:15:35 AM

I mostly agree with the list; maybe I would've changed the order of some of the movies on the list, but they all would've made it. Superman and Godzilla to me, were major let downs....Godzilla in particular...I actually remember looking at Cloverfield and thinking about Godzilla wishing they would've at least given you that much.....it makes the Japanese Classics look awesome in comparison....

Superman wasn't bad, it was very disappointing because the lack of action it had...

Spiderman 3....huge joke.

Someone said Watchmen should've been on the list...actually, I don't think that one should've been made...but the hype from it only came from genre fanboys like us who wanted to see the property and understood it...the general public couldn't get past Dr Manhattan, so go figure.

As far as Star Wars is concerned, they could've skipped Episodes I and II and just got on with III and that would've been better for me...

As a matter of fact, I'm putting this years The Wolfman on the list even though it's still in theaters, because you never let Percy Jackson and Valentines Day do better than you, and those movies had no real marketing behind them, and they're klcking it's ass (still) 


mike10 2/22/2010 7:18:39 AM

Salemwitch, you don't have the original theater version on VHS. The original movie version of Star Wars was released on DVD a few years ago and it just said Star Wars. This DVD version also has the deleted Biggs scenes and Han talking to Jabba(the human) scenes that were never shown in theaters. I saw Star Wars in 1977 and I originally thought I was seeing things when the first showing said Star Wars and the next couple of times I saw the movie it said Episode IV.

 I think Godzilla should have been #1 on this list, it was the most disappointing movie ever. I think it was funny that the "real" Godzilla fights and kills the "American" Godzilla in the movie Godzilla: Final Wars.


DarthDuck 2/22/2010 7:25:32 AM

Being rated R really hurt The Wolfman.  Probably fair to say that the take for that movie would've been double had it been PG-13.  I hate seeing movies get watered down to make money but it could've been the same movie if it was PG-13.

As much as I want to disagree with your number one I really can't.  I've always enjoyed TPM and usually defend it but on the subject of hype vs. payoff it really does belong at the top of this list.

Jurassic Park should never ever be anywhere near this list - ever.  Never ever.  Ever.  I mean it.  Never. Ever.

Indy 4 wasn't as bad as people wanted it to be.  Sure it belongs on the list of hype vs. payoff but as karaS pointed out, surviving a nuclear blast in a fridge isn't too much further than melting faces and hearts being pulled out and all the rest.  As for the aliens I had no problem with that since that's a theory that's been around since long before the movie.  Indy 4 suffers from the same problem as the Star Wars prequels.  The movies didn't change - the audience did.

Superman Returns - What a waste of Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor.  Shame.

Hobbs 2/22/2010 7:26:59 AM

Nice list and nice teaser with showing TDK in the headline.  LOL

I don't want to ever hear anyone put Raiders and Indy 4 in the same sentence again.   Just kidding....though Raiders to me is the stand alone film and as far as Indy swimming out to the Sub, they travel faster when not submerged so its not out of the realm out belief the sub didn't dive.  In the comic Indy attached himself to the periscope which I admit is a stretch but that's how they did it in the comic.  I like to believe the bad guy had such a hard on to get the ark opened as quickly as possible that he ordered the sub not to dive.

Episode 1 should be number 1 and I highly doubt anyone will ever beat it.   I still remember walking out of the theater thinking what the hell was that?!?

Reloaded wasn't horrible but certainly didn't live up to the hype.  I personally never liked Neo being a new version of a program.  Once you took away the humans vs. the machines story line I didn't become interested in it.  It also took away the impact of Neo and Trinity flying to surface in the 3rd one to see the destroyed Earth...um, you are computer programs looking at a destroyed Earth computer program so it didn't have any impact whatsoever. 

Sportwarrior...you are correct Dune should be on this list but Supes Returns belongs here as well. That's great you liked it but I thought it sucked and I still borrow it to this day if i'm having trouble sleeping.  Puts me out almost instantly. 

goldeneyez 2/22/2010 7:33:29 AM

karas Are you sure you weren't suffering from heat delirium due to the 95 degree temperatures to think Spiderman 3 was OK?  I'm asking that tongue in cheek btw in case you can't sense that I'm joking.  It's hard to put those kind of queues in something that so text based.

EagleManiac 2/22/2010 7:35:53 AM

I thought Episode 1 was pretty good, actually. Not great. Not The Empire Strikes Back, but not bad either. I agree with DarkKnight2280. A better Anakin, and less Jar Jar would have helped a lot!

Now, I WILL say The Dark Knight SHOULD have been on that list, IMO. I really did not like that movie, and I felt it was way too hyped because of Heath's death, and the movie just wasn't that good anyways. Batman Begins was better, and Tim Burton's Batman was the best of them all, IMHO.

EagleManiac 2/22/2010 7:39:31 AM

Salem Witch, when Star Wars came out originally, there was no "Episode IV" in the crawl at that time. It was only AFTER the huge success, and after Lucas got the green light to continue his trilogy did he add the Episode IV-A New Hope to the crawl. I was there as a kid back in '77 and remember distinctly that the FIRST time I saw it, there was no Episode IV or A New Hope on the crawl at all. Only after Lucas announced The Empire Strikes Back, and re-released Star Wars for a promotion of TESB did we get the now famous "Episode IV - A New Hope" added to the crawl.



monkeyfoot 2/22/2010 7:42:30 AM

Loved Reloaded! Yes, LOVED it! In fact, loved the whole trilogy! So there! Deal with it!

Loved Superman Returns alot, too!

Everybody's entitled to their opinion. If you really, really don't like mine, then I call knife fight!

Darkknight2280 2/22/2010 7:42:45 AM

Take Matrix Reloaded off the list (High way scene and the entire movie rocked for that matter) and replace with Martix Revolutions...that movie blew well except for the big robot suits they used at the end of the movie :)

hanso 2/22/2010 8:04:49 AM

Matrix Revolutions cannot replace Matrix Reloaded on this list because the list isn’t about which film is better but what films didn’t meet the hype. Like the article states after you were let down by Reloaded you knew to check your expectations for Revolutions. Having said that, I’m right there with you Monkeyfoot. I love all The Matrix films, the Animatrix and even enjoyed the Playstation 2 game.

Also, regardless of anyone’s opinion on The Dark Knight, that film was like Lebron James coming from high school to the NBA. It just easily met the hype.  That's fact, arguing about it or thinking differently won't change it.  Like Rasheed Wallace says "The ball don't lie".

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