We’ve all been the victims of the proverbial hypetrain. Every piece of marketing material has you frothing at the mouth, but when the film hits screen it’s just…meh. It’s the kind of disappointment that has you wondering if the film was actually that bad or if you missed something.
Today, I diving into my top 5 most overhyped movies of all time.
5. The Amazing Spider-Man
After the sour taste of Spider-Man 3, this was touted as “The Untold Story” and reboot of the character. Instead, we got Spider-Man with another Green Villain. The film was incredibly underwhelming and disappointed many of the faithful fans.
4. Sucker Punch
The classic case of the trailer overselling the film. No one knew what the film was about after seeing the trailer, but sign us up for minigun-wielding samurai, please. The film proved that it was about as exciting as waiting for your mother while she greets your aunt for the 781st time. It really was a sucker punch to the audience.
3. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
After the success of MCU, the DCEU was determined to build an entire universe in one film. After a rather impressive first trailer, interests were piqued. What we got was a bunch of scenes awkwardly stitched together and thrown at the screen. The extended cut does much to repair the damage but needless to say we were disappointed at what could’ve been.
2. Suicide Squad
Surprise, surprise! Another DCEU offender. The Bohemian Rhapsody worked wonders for the film, hyping up to be the saviour of the universe. Alas, all we got was an extended music video of little to no substance. It did little to expand the DCEU, doing more harm than good in the end.
1. The Matrix: Reloaded
The sequel to one of the most influential films of all time, The Matrix Reloaded had a lot riding on it and in a way it was destined to fail. The hype prior to this film was at a fever pitch. The film ended up being a convoluted drab that ended off with To Be Continued. It was not the film we had wanted despite many trying to convince themselves otherwise.
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