Saturday, November 11, 2006

Bad/ Good movies

So what makes a good or a bad movie? Is a movie that everyone applauds as being good, good? Or is it your personal preference. This is why I like reading the personal reviews of people on Yahoo movies. But unlike most people I list the reviews with the worst first just to see what kind of comments people can come up with.
Now if you have looked at comments from movies you will have noticed that typically the comments that praise a movie or at least critique it reasonably are rather eloquent and thought out, while the comments that are negative are just ignorant at best. Having watched a lot of movies I have come to realize that almost all movies have their own degree of goodness in each of them (well maybe not Drop Dead Fred but that's just my own opinion). To prove my point I will look at a couple of comments that gave failing grades from a movie that was recently lauded by the critics - Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King

"Ive read the books and was looking to see the movies and when i did i was dissapointed. The books made LOTRn a huge hit but ruined Tolikens idea of a good story."

grammar?

"it carried on for way to long and sucked butt all the way through the movie shoulve never came out"

Good argument, maybe punctuation.

"all the hype and nothing to back it up. making a big deal out of nothing. bleah bleah bleah bleah k"

Very intelligent

"They should have called it the gay hobbit love story they cry and hug every five minutes. It probably would have been an A if there wasn't the hobits in it."

Much better

"What the hell is wrong with Peter Jackson?...is he still in middle earth?...i think he has gone nuts...why does he want us to sleep in the movie hall for 3.5hrs?....The return of the king...didnt make sense at all...it was simply stupid with those bloddy short hobbits and that bloddy old murderer. The best part is that....in spite of so much violence in the movie...thousands and thousands of livin' organisms dying...you couldnt spot blood!..such an unrealestic(fantasy) movie..should not be allowed to be screened...disgrace...the movie is full of blunders...especially, when peter jackson tries to get some emotion in the movie by making that godforsaken sharp nosed ugly hobbit sing! damn...i was laughing and criticising throughout the movie!"

Yes, you were "criticising" through a movie you were sleeping through.

"crap crap crap... all crap. I can't believe how crappy this crap was. These crappy actors and directors should return our money and stop wasting our time on this crap."

A very expansive vocabulary, obviously.

"too long.. too boring FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFF FFFFFF FFFFFFF FFF F FF FFF F F FF"

Ok, I know I am only picking some of the worst ones but you get the point. If you are going to trash a movie, either actually pick elements out of the movie that make it bad or just shut your trap. Most movies are actually good if you understand the reason they were made, you just have to look at it that way.

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