"I saw it splashed on reviews and all over Twitter by those who had enjoyed the film, or who were simply impartial to it. Your expectations are too high! Lower them, accept it for what it is, and you'll enjoy it. ... Dumb down! Expect nothing! It's a summer popcorn flick, why do you think it'll be good?
We've got to quit this hangdog attitude, people. When did it become a sin to expect a good movie? You should go in with the highest expectations (short of the film making the lame walk, and the blind to see) and you should have them fulfilled to the utmost. ... But if you're a geek who dares voice complaints about weak characterization and continuity, then your expectations were too high because you live in your parents' basement and obsess ... why can't you accept that these are films made for general audiences unfamiliar with the characters?"
Absolutely. Isn't the expectation for movies to be dumb what fuels these wastes of money, time, and talent that populate the theatres (not just in summer)? Aren't those what encourage America to embrace mediocrity? Why should I be labeled a "snob" for wanting a movie to be good? A friend of mine recently got defensive for liking "Wolverine" when I made a comment about "Star Trek" not relying on naked men and special effects, but having actual characters (whatever), good acting (yawn), and plot (pshaw). And as for the geek thing, well, a movie can be made for general audiences and not slack on art. Look at "Star Trek." I watched one "Star Trek" movie and none of the TV episodes, and I appreciated it. Loved it.
It's true that high expectations often lead to disappointment. My boyfriend wasn't as disappointed in "Wolverine" as I was, because he wasn't expecting much. But he still found it bad, which proves that having low(er) expectations doesn't mean you'll like it. So, those of you who like mediocrity and who don't care if movies are artistic, stop blaming those of us with high expectations. Maybe your movie tastes just suck.