What's a movie that you liked but we're ultimately disappointed in because of very high expectations due to so much "buzz"?
Just finished The Shape Of Water. It was good, but I didn't like it as much as other Guillermo del Toro films. After hearing so much about it I was ultimately disappointed.
I was disappointed in The Incredibles 2. Absolutely loved the first one, and when I heard they were finally doing a sequel I was so psyched. Maybe I went in with high hopes because of that, because even though it was visually stunning, I found the storyline, well, boring.
I was incredibly disappointed with Ender's Game. If there was ever a book that needed the 3 movie treatment (a-la the Hobbit) it is Ender's Game (and its parallel novel Ender's Shadow), but no, if your name wasn't Ender you got zero character development.
Although I don't know how much actual buzz was surrounding the movie, but I had been excited for it.
I know it's all in one's particular taste, but I view this as one of the best movies I've seen. No, I couldn't identify or even really be sympathetic to, the human/aquatic romance angle. But the storyline was whimsical and insightful in dealing with our human foibles and follies. The acting was excellent. The whole flavor and feel of the film was deliberately and meticulously engineered...the colors, the music...all combine to give it it's personality.
I've watched it a few times now. I still like it and will watch it again. I wasn't aware of the hype...maybe that helped, as I came into it with no expectations.