Expectations

You even notice how much your expectations of a film effect how much you enjoy it when you finally see it? You know what I mean. You think a movie that your girlfriend is dragging you to will totally suck, and then because it was “ok”, you actually walked out thinking “that was pretty good”, not that it was “ok”.

Or, look at it from the other point of view. You think a film will just rock. It will be a 9 out of 10 AT LEAST. But then is only ends up being a 7 out of 10 (still pretty good), but because your expectations were so high you walked out of the theater thinking “That sucked”.

So this is the dilemma that I’m facing today. I’m heading into Toronto to see a special screening of Revenge of the Sith today, and my expectations couldn’t be higher. I think this film has the potential to be the best of all the Star Wars films. But that worries me. What if the film is just an 8 out of 10…. will I NOT enjoy myself? Are my own expectations going to ruin what could otherwise be a really fun movie for me?

So I was wondering… have you ever had a movie that really stands out to you that your expectations either ruined for you (because your expectations were so high that you didn’t enjoy what was otherwise a pretty good film) or made for you (because your expectations were so low you ended up enjoying it even though it really wasn’t that good)? Let me know your thoughts.

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