25 Things That Really Did Live Up To Their Hype In Spite Of The Doubt

Posted by , Updated on January 4, 2017

Whether it’s a movie, a game, or even a theme park ride, every once in a while something comes along that really sends the hype levels through the roof. You get excited and book tickets in advance, you make sure you show up early, and then…it’s every bit as awesome as you thought it would be! These are 25 things that really did live up to their hype in spite of the doubt!

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Millennium Force at Cedar Point

Millennium Force at Cedar PointSource: wikipedia

When it comes to roller coasters, this one can’t be overhyped.


Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury RoadSource: wikipedia

It was hyped like crazy and still beat many people’s expectations.



TabletsSource: wikipedia

They did get some flak, but apart from that, they exceeded the expectations of even the people that were hyping them.


The first NBA Dream Team

The first NBA Dream TeamSource: wikipedia, Image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)

They were hyped to be good. They were better than that.


Pokemon Go

Pokemon GoSource: wikipedia

In spite of all the glitches, and not quite living up to its own advertisements, it came out with a much bigger bang than anybody expected.



DeadpoolSource: wikipedia

Considering its budget, it did really well with all the hype.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force AwakensSource: wikipedia

There was some hate considering that Disney was in the picture, but it met the hype head on.



PenicillinSource: wikipedia, Image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)

It was definitely a miracle drug.


John Wick

John WickSource: wikipedia

When it comes to revenge thrillers, very few live up to the hype like John Wick did.


Google Fiber

Google FiberSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

It provides internet speeds up to 1GB/s, which is over 100 times faster than the average American.



HawaiiSource: https://everywhereonce.com/2013/08/19/why-hawaii-is-so-awesome/, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

It seems cliche, but Hawaii really is what people say it is.


Wait until you see number 7! This isn’t the only place in nature that lives up to the hype.


The Dark Knight

The Dark KnightSource: wikipedia

There was a ton of hype, but it was warranted.



SkyrimSource: wikipedia

This video game far exceeded its early hype.


Lebron James

Lebron JamesSource: wikipedia

Cleveland’s economy is basically based on him. Very few athletes have managed to live up to the hype that was focused on them. Lebron did so time and time again.


Lord of the Rings

lord of the ringsSource: wikipedia

Collectively, the movies won 475 awards.


Harry Potter

harry potterSource: wikipedia, Image: es.wikipedia.org (public domain: threshold of originality not met)

It’s early hype seemed unwarranted, until you read the books.



hamiltonSource: wikipedia, Image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)

Few shows have lived up to this sort of hype.



carsSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

Back in the day, people thought that cars would soon go out of style. They moved slow, broke down, and were a pain to use. Then came the Model T.


The Grand Canyon

grand canyonImage: pixabay.com (public domain)

Pictures don’t do it justice.



rainSource: wikipedia

For when you are too cheap to buy new windshield wipers.



gmailSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

It was launched with 1GB of storage at a time when other services were only offering 100MB. And it was free. People thought it was a joke at first.


Nuclear bombs

nuclear bombsSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

Only a few people would have been able to predict the destructive power of modern bombs.


Personal Computers

personal computerSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

In the beginning, nobody knew what you would need a computer at home for, or what you would do with it.



smartphoneSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

Most people saw them as being a fad. Then came Apple and Android.

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