Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Hullabaloo or Hoopla

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

Theme: Why I watch movies (as if I need a reason)...

Hullabaloo or Hoopla
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Everyone's talking about it. Friends rave about it. Sometimes I watch a movie just to see what all the fuss is about!

Some films deserve the hullabaloo and others, well... not so much.

Usually films surrounded by a lot of hoopla let me down when I finally see them. That might be because the buzz built my expectations too high. On the flip side, sometimes negative chatter about a movie gives me such low expectations that I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I like it!

How about you? Do water-cooler discussions of a movie persuade you to see it? 


  1. Mary and I have agreed that the more hoopla a movie receives, the worse it is. We've rarely been wrong.

  2. @John ... Sadly, that is often what we've experienced, too.

  3. I don't usually care what people say about a movie. It is more the subject matter for me. If it's something I'm not interested in, I don't care how much someone raves about it, I'm not watching it.

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  4. @Janet ... I like a wide variety of film genres, but there are some I won't watch no matter how much hullaballoo surrounds it... horror films, for instance.

  5. Mamma Mia 2 got so much "Cher" hype that it probably didn't have a fair chance.

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  6. @Gail ... You're right. And all that hype can backfire.