Here is the biggest problem with movies nowadays: trailers and hype. With the internet always aflutter about what the next big film will be, and studios ramming ads down your throat constantly both consciously and subconsciously, it is hard not to get swept up in the excitement about a particular movie, especially when it seems that mainstream media is really pushing the agenda of that movie on the masses.
The problem seems to lie in the fact that over the last decade or so, movie studios have clearly only really backed one kind of film: the blockbuster. What this means is, as audiences, we often get duped into seeing lacklustre films because we were manipulated and pulled in by the draw of big stars and the appeal of (often awesome) trailers.
So, what movies from 2014 were the most over-hyped and ultimately ended up being disappointments? Well, a great deal of them, actually. But seeing as to how I am a jaded, cynical prick, I had to do my best to narrow this list down to just six, even though it could have been much longer.
Let’s begin, shall we?