I think most people expected more than what they actually got but I am curious to know if you've ever paid for a movie you ended up not liking or if you actually like everything you pay for.
Movies that I'm truly looking forward to I usually enjoy. I avoid reviews, spoilers, etc. and go into it open minded. Maybe a teaser or trailer catches my eye or I've read the original book the film is based on, but nothing else.
To many movies over the years have failed me, even though on later viewings they may actually be pretty good. A lot of it is the hype, excitement, the slick, over-produced advertising and many other reasons. You end up expecting so much more that what is actually delivered.
With this film I was looking forward to it, but it was hard to avoid the negativity surrounding it and broke my own rules. I even predicted it to be one of the big summer bombs a few weeks ago. But given some time, wait til it hits Redbox or whatever, and I'll give it a chance. Going into it with such low expectations, might actually enjoy it.