• [Poll] How do you decide whether or not to watch a movie?
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I don't pick and choose, i watch everything.
Really if I hear about it or if I see a trailer and it looks mildly interesting I'll just netflix it and watch it if I ain't got shit to do.
IMDB Score, general overview of the story (that one small paragraph IMDB has next to the poster), director, trailer, actors
I usually just base it on the trailer, then see if my friends are going to see it or not. If it's something that I like then they generally will, since we all have roughly the same tastes in movies. I don't think there's ever been a situation where there's been a film that one of us has wanted to see and the others haven't.
[QUOTE=Generic.Monk;26943869]I like RottenTomatoes better than IMDB, but they're not infallible. Usually you can tell if a movie's gonna be good by the trailer, or failing that just looking at the director/cast. For example, all of Christopher Nolan's films are amazing, and anything starring Schwarzenegger is worth a watch, even if it's just for comedy value. Usually though the trailer is all I need.[/QUOTE] Has Nolan made a bad movie? I want to know if he can do better than Inception.
I'm very good at judging movies by its trailer. I'm sure everyone is.
Fuck critics I mean...tron...a bad movie? Fuck them
I only agree with critics about half the time, so I find myself listening to my friends more. Some movies you can tell is garbage just based on looking at the movie poster. Are there CGI animals wearing shades? Run as fast as you can.
I don't trust my friends (one of them said Inglorious Basterds sucks), so I always go to rottentomatoes to see it's score, which I agree with 99% of the time.
I only look at the trailer. Others reviews and opinions tend to tarnish my experience. [editline]25th December 2010[/editline] [QUOTE=InsanePyro;26949091]Fuck critics I mean...tron...a bad movie? Fuck them[/QUOTE] I think Tron was a very mediocre movie. Once you get past the cool effects it's only a half-ass story. It was like watching a music visualizer with Jeff Bridges.
I do a mix with looking at the rotten tomatoes percentage, seeing what friends think and watching trailers. I usually only see a film if it has >60%.
Trailers don't do justice to the movie most of the time. I tend to watch them after seeing a movie.
I pretty much never trust critics. Roger Ebert told me I should watch the Garfield movies, so I was like "fuck you Roger Ebert" Also, critics tend to always give shitty scores to comedy movies, unless it's like a super-duper serious comedy movie with a deeply emotional romance plot and any funny moments just make you go "oh that's clever" rather than actually making you laugh. I look movies up on IMDB and Wikipedia and stuff, mostly just for plot summaries. I've learned that trailers can be very misleading. They're often made to market a movie as one genre when it's actually something totally different. If I ever read reviews, I'll look up professional ones and user-made ones on IMDB, and look at the positive ones and negative ones to see who sounds more agreeable. I've learned that my friends' opinions are very unreliable. They honestly cannot see why movies like Transformers 2, The Last Airbender, and Babylon AD are stupid as hell. As long as there's lots of pretty colors, and lotsa stuff explodes, they're happy. Basically, they have the tastes of a 12-year-old Also, from time to time I'll just look at IMDB's top 250 and pick a movie from that that I haven't seen.
trailer and youtube comments
[QUOTE=Dr_Jones;26953040] It was like watching a music visualizer with Jeff Bridges.[/QUOTE] And Olivia Wilde :love:
[QUOTE=Generic.Monk;26943869]Schwarzenegger is worth a watch, even if it's just for comedy value[/QUOTE] Junior is not worth watching at all, for anything lol.
[QUOTE=Loofiloo;26963176]I pretty much never trust critics. Roger Ebert told me I should watch the Garfield movies, so I was like "fuck you Roger Ebert" [/QUOTE] I read critics reviews a lot to help me decide if I want to check it out. If the review is well written you should get a good picture of what the movie is like regardless of what their opinion on the movie was. I have quite a bit of respect for Mr. Ebert but I am not going to watch a movie with an unfunny CGI cat even if he does recommend it. And even if he is voiced by Bill Murray. [editline]26th December 2010[/editline] [QUOTE=POLOPOZOZO;26985709]Junior is not worth watching at all, for anything lol.[/QUOTE] Just look up pictures of Ahnold being pregnant online and you'll have a better time than if you watch the movie.
I like Roger Ebert, I'm friends with him on facebook and fair play to him he takes his time to talk to people and I've asked him questions a couple of times and he has anwered. He also posts a lot of interesting links. I've also met the UK's best known film critic, Mark Kermode, who I am a big fan of. We have very similar tastes and we even have the same hair. When I met him he recommended me a good hair product which I continue to use this day! Check out his film blog for some entertaining insight into the latest films.
Certain critics and the directors' previous work. I am still pretty good at judging good films before I see them.
[QUOTE=Atokniro;26948938]Has Nolan made a bad movie? I want to know if he can do better than Inception.[/QUOTE] Nope. The worst rated film he's ever done is [url=http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/prestige/]The Prestige[/url], and that was amazing.
Basically everything but the two top options that involve people not being able to express their opinions in a way I can relate to. Recommendations are unreliable and media journalism these days is so far down the shitter that it's within reason to say that the correlation between a review and the quality of a film is random.
[QUOTE=Generic.Monk;26997758]Nope. The worst rated film he's ever done is [url=http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/prestige/]The Prestige[/url], and that was amazing.[/QUOTE] Insomnia is by far his weakest picture.
I thought Memento was more inviting than Inception. But its my opinion, he will do better. Inception won't get the best movie oscar.
Rotten Tomatoes.
[QUOTE=Hybrid 4F;26999286]Rotten Tomatoes.[/QUOTE] I don't know why I like it.. Most of the reviews are complete shit.
i cant sit through long movies unless i find them entertaining....thats why i fucking love kill bill vol.1 so yeah if its long ill watch the first half hour and if not entertained ill turn it off or leave the cinema
[QUOTE=madnath619;27001641]i cant sit through long movies unless i find them entertaining....thats why i fucking love kill bill vol.1 so yeah if its long ill watch the first half hour and if not entertained ill turn it off or leave the cinema[/QUOTE] Name a movie you couldn't sit through.
[QUOTE=madnath619;27001641]i cant sit through long movies unless i find them entertaining....thats why i fucking love kill bill vol.1 so yeah if its long ill watch the first half hour and if not entertained ill turn it off or leave the cinema[/QUOTE] Sounds like movies aren't for you.
I usually see a trailer and then check rottentomatoes to get a general idea and see what my friends what to see and then decide if I care what they think and go anyways or not. I'll generally go if its around 50% or higher with exceptions, the movie might be its so bad its funny category and I'll go anyways or I won't go at all if its super low guaranteed awful. For example, Yogi Bear is 13%. I'd rather kill myself than go to that. I usually go to the theatre around once or twice a month.
I just watch the stuff suggested to me on Netflix.
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