Gosh! Idiot!

June 11, 2009. It is the first day I will be able to watch Napoleon Dynamite for the first time.

When that movie first came out in 2004, it was hyped up so much by my peers. Everybody recited the lines for about six months and I got really sick of it, as did everyone else eventually. I decided around that time that in order to allow myself the opportunity to enjoy the movie without being affected by the hype, I would wait five years to watch the movie.

Next June will be five years to the day of its theatrical release, so I guess I’ll find out then. I’m looking forward to it.

I’m pretty sure I already know all of the funny lines from it, courtesy of my high school peers. Although, Napoleon Dynamite, I’ve heard, is one of those movies you will either love or hate. Based on what I know about it, I think I’ll enjoy it.

If there is a movie that has been released for a while and has been hyped up way too much, but you haven’t seen it yet, I’d recommend postponing like I did. I know a few people who waited too long to see The Dark Knight and were let down because of the sky-high expectations set by those around them. You will get joshed by your friends for not seeing it, but it will be worth it.

What movies have you put off seeing because of its hype?

3 responses to “Gosh! Idiot!”

  1. Harry Potter. Books AND movies.

    i have a 2 year agreement with Britt.

  2. Oh man Elise, I am so not okay with that. Mine was Chicago and Million Dollar Baby. I get pissed when movies I haven’t seen (or want to see) win best picture. I usually don’t end up seeing them…and I haven’t.

  3. as in movies i DON’T want to see