What Do You Expect From A Movie?

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    fierycjposted 14 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 image71
      Sharing Insightposted 14 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 14 years agoin reply to this

      to be distracted from MY life. that simple.

    3. lrohner profile image69
      lrohnerposted 14 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 14 years agoin reply to this


    4. Lady_E profile image64
      Lady_Eposted 14 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 14 years agoin reply to this

        Boo, dont wanna cry, right. smile

    5. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 14 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 14 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 14 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 image60
    Pumpkin headposted 14 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 image59
    love my yorkiesposted 14 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 image73
    livewithrichardposted 14 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 14 years agoin reply to this

      I so so agree.

  5. manlypoetryman profile image78
    manlypoetrymanposted 14 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 14 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 image60
    Davinagirl3posted 14 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 image73
    AEvansposted 14 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 14 years agoin reply to this

      I know you are a romantic, woman. smile

  8. Simple Tim profile image58
    Simple Timposted 14 years ago

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

  9. emievil profile image67
    emievilposted 14 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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