What Do You Expect From A Movie?

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    fierycjposted 9 years ago

    When you go to the theatre or rent or buy a DVD, what do you expect from the movie? Good feeling? To be scared out of your mind? To be aroused? To get a sense of justice? What?

    1. Sharing Insight profile image75
      Sharing Insightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm depending on mood...always...smile  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.

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      dennisemattposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      to be distracted from MY life. that simple.

    3. lrohner profile image80
      lrohnerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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! smile

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        fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        hehehe

    4. Lady_E profile image66
      Lady_Eposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If its a Thriller/Drama - I'd like to be totally immersed in it and hope it has unexpected twists. (like Prison Break)

      Funny films - I expect to be laughing hysterically with my friends.

      Romantic films - Not the Titanic Ending - please. smile

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        fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Boo, dont wanna cry, right. smile

    5. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Most movies that I watch, I can already figure out what is going to happen most of the time. So it makes the movies boring. I like movies that can't be assumed as to what the ending will be.

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        fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        So true, a sucker punch ending always does the trick for me. M.Night Shymalan movies do that for me.

        1. marinealways24 profile image59
          marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          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

  2. Pumpkin head profile image61
    Pumpkin headposted 9 years ago

    Entertainment. Anything else doesn't matter to me unless its a date smile

    I'm probably the only person who's enjoyed all those "---- Movie" movies

  3. love my yorkies profile image60
    love my yorkiesposted 9 years ago

    I go to be entertained.  And if I get something more out of a movie, that's an added bonus.

  4. livewithrichard profile image86
    livewithrichardposted 9 years ago

    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.

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      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I so so agree.

  5. manlypoetryman profile image75
    manlypoetrymanposted 9 years ago

    Action! But it needs to be intertwined with a good plot...not just for the sake of Action!

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      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Sure, a lot of B-rated movies suck! But its got loads of action in it! Ha!

  6. Davinagirl3 profile image58
    Davinagirl3posted 9 years ago

    I expect nothing more than to be entertained.  It can be a simple movie, or a complex movie.  I tend to prefer to have my mind boggled, but I don't insist on it.

  7. AEvans profile image76
    AEvansposted 9 years ago

    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. smile If I am watching a romance expect to feel, live it and breathe it. smile

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      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I know you are a romantic, woman. smile

  8. Simple Tim profile image53
    Simple Timposted 9 years ago

    Just to be entertained!...a few laughs..some action...just an escape from the everyday.

  9. emievil profile image74
    emievilposted 9 years ago

    To escape to another world. Used to be a time when movies were my only escape from a 12 - 16 hour job smile.

 
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