Hmm depending on mood...always... Sometimes a great brainless action movie will do--or something really intense---horror, thriller...then there are the times for a riveting/drama...hopefully with some intellect..message or moral to the story...
I say--as long as the movie is well produced and has some wit or intelligence--I'm there.
I want to be entertained just enough to feel as though I've gotten my money and time's worth out of the movie. Sheesh, I can always sit at home and be entertained by the fanatics in the religious forums for free!
I will agree that most of his endings can't be assumed or figured out before the end. However, I don't like most of his movies. lol I did like the 6th sense. That may be the only one of his I liked. lol
It depends on the movie and the genre. Every genre plays to certain audience expectations. The best moveis are the ones that deliver more than you bargained for.
For me to call a movie good, it has to deliver. It has to place me inside the mindset of the characters so that I can live vicariously through them. It has to be so different from my own reality that I want to be part of it's reality.
If it's horror, I have to feel the horror and the sense of danger. Action, I have to feel the sense of urgency. Drama, I have to feel empethetic to the antagonist as well as the protaganist.
I expect to see talented actors and actresses who do not sound like they are reading there scripts. I enjoy seeing them in character and giving there all. If I am watching a romance expect to feel, live it and breathe it.
Among my least favorite films are SHINING THROUGH and I AM SAM.My least favorite movie experiences usually involve somebody talking. What's that Darren Aronofsky film with the tree? I forget, but I do remember two old...