Originally Posted by magglis
I think some movies tank at the box office because the movie going public can be a lot like wrestling fans. Fickle and hard to please. It's all fine and well to give mad props to a movie or actor or whatever but the ticket buying public - as opposed to the 'wait for DVD' & downloaders - want bang for their buck and formula. Then they bitch about how formulaic it was, how unoriginal it was, whatever - all with a thimbleful of knowledge or appreciation for things like cinematography, pacing, character development or what have you.
They either expect to much or too little. We've been very spoiled with movies and it's basically watered down our sense of taste and appreciation for more simplistic fares, or anything different for that matter. Not every movie is a life changing event - sometimes it's just an hour and a half of escapism and entertainment. It's always a crap shoot. That's what I love about movies. I can't recall anything I've seen in the last 20 years that didn't have at least a few redeeming features. But there's a lot I can't recall!