One of the things that I find interesting about this film is that generally many of the details and information about this film are unknown.
Sure, it makes sense for people to get excited about a popular book adaptation (Twilight) if they've already loved the books, or the 3rd film in a consistently magical animated series (Toy Story 3).
But a live action film without pre-existing source material. These films are the gems of creativity and new mythology and story-telling.
So it's with the high level of anticipation I'm very interested to see where the crumbs fall.
I imagine there will be a variety of thoughts spilling into the Internet and among conversations of film goers. I expect the following responses from those with the highest level of anticipation.
- I loved, loved, loved, and have seen it three times this weekend (this person was going to love it no matter what there anticipation had psyched them up so much for this film).
- It was okay, I was hoping for more (this person had some much anticipation that this film really didn't have a prayer to live up to the expectations).
As for me...I was sharing tonight with some friends that I am proceeding cautiously as to avoid falling into the two camps above. I'm dying to see it in the theaters but I'm going in as if I'm watching a firework display...going for the spectacle, the entertainment, and the experience. Not trying to determine where it falls in the history of film making, or even whether it's a "shoe-in for Oscar."
Nah...I'm just hoping to see something fresh, original, and unique in a film season that hasn't given me too much anticipation.