Takuji Kitamura

Expectations are a funny thing. Depending on which way you're swaying, they can either completely ruin the movie you're about to watch or turn it into one of the greatest cinematic experiences you've ever had. Because the Internet is a virtual bee's nest of syrupy fanboy buzz, sometimes it's hard not to get sucked in, especially when you're dealing with films that tend to garner a huge cult following. And while I do try my best to avoid becoming yet another nameless victim of the soul-shredding, flesh-munching Hype Machine, sometimes I find myself tumbling helpless into its gaping maw.