Originally Posted by clrj3514
Ok, I'll bite. What's number 1? (if someone hasn't beaten me to asking...)
Originally Posted by Darkside Ron Garvin
OK, first - I loved District 9 for one of the same reasons you did - it caught me off guard. Watched it a few times since and was equally impressed. Now I know that some people really DON'T like it, so I have come to reconcile that it's one of those movies that's either really liked or hated - or possibly not 'hated' but suffers from the "I don't know what people were raving about" syndrome. Sharlto Copley is excellent in it.
I am fairly individual in my movie tastes, in that I'll watch anything
to some level of enjoyment. If it's crap, it's crap but I'm not going to lose sleep over it. I might go as far as to say "that movie was terrible!
" or whatever but I rarely wish for my time back. In fact, I actively seek out bad movies sometimes. You occasionally discover hidden gems that way.
But basically, I have two criteria when watching movies - 1) you have to be able to suspend your own belief and 2) you need to be ready to believe anything. Now, they might sound like they're the same thing but they're slightly, and importantly, different. And it's the responsibility of the viewer, not the movie or the movie maker, to possess those qualities going in - otherwise you set yourself up for disappointment. It's not their fault for making a crap movie - it was my choice to roll the dice and take a chance on it. I'm much happier with this understanding.