This feeling is entirely about the moment of anticipation. You know, that thing the entire movie industry is based upon nowadays. Teaser trailers and first looks and full trailers and international trailers and second trailers and revealed scenes and director insights… all at least 8-18 months before a movie even comes out.
It’s all about getting you hyped, quality and originality of content be damned.
The original Dumb and Dumber was, maybe, my favorite movie as a kid. I honestly rented it so often from Blockbuster that my dad forced me to get something else eventually. We definitely rented it enough that we could’ve simply bought it several times over and saved money. Ah, the days before internet shopping.
So you could imagine my excitement when I discovered there would be a sequel of a childhood favorite. Sure, it was two decades later, both star actors looked way past prime for an endeavor of this sort, and comedy sequels very, very rarely work… But I was in.
That was, of course, until…
Polar Opposite of this Feeling?: Watching the actual movie.