My Unpopular Opinion: Managing Expectations and 'Boyhood'

August 25, 2014 1:30 AM

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My Unpopular Opinion: Managing Expectations and 'Boyhood'

As a fan of Richard Linklater I was pumped to finally get a chance to view Boyhood back in July. Since then, I have kept my thoughts regarding the film to myself. However, with the talk of Oscar buzz, it's time to go public with my unpopular opinion.

To borrow a term from the corporate world, it is important to "manage expectations." The adjectives being carelessly thrown around to describe the film (masterpiece, epic, astonishing) have done nothing to keep movie-goers expectations in check.

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