about the movie is floating around: like how the hero
himself performed a high-risk stunt sequence or how he
developed a sprain while dancing to the difficult move
of the choreographer. In effect, the scene will appear
in the movie for 20 seconds.
Trailers of movies are,
as we all know, a peek into the end product. But consider
this: If the ad company that’s marketing the movie
is creating the trailer, with guys who are smarter than
the movie’s director himself, there are all possibilities
that the trailer will look impressive.
Let’s get it straight. Although we have the money,
we just cannot afford to dump it in our movies for the
sake of mind-blowing CG (Computer Graphics). For the
same reason, if any movie boasts of fantastic graphics
and visual effects, rest assured, the forthcoming result
will be more or less unremarkable. But hey, this doesn’t
count for Holly-Kolly dubs (for instance: 2012 or Avatar)
Superb songs are no indication that the movie will
be superb as well. History has enough proof where the
movies sucked despite having marvelously tuned songs
and videos. Then again, the same history also reminds
us that those mere 5-minutes-on-screen songs can actually
render enough energy to the movie’s success.
The key to understand a review is to read between the
lines, whether the review is eulogizing the movie excessively
or being plain neutral; for there are understandably
lots of considerations going into writing a review.
Watch for the minutest hint the reviewer slips, for
instance the usage of would have been, could have been.
On the other hand, if the review is on-the-face, it
means it’s brutally honest and can be trusted.
Word of mouth:
Finally, the good old tactic is what could actually
help you survive the bad movies. It can be a mix bag
at times but at least here you wouldn’t have to
decide on your estimation but rather based on a solid
proof from a tangible resource.
So what, in the end, is the need of the hour if we
disregard bad movies or all movies as bad? Good scripts,
clearly, and directors who are in immediate need of
script writing lessons where they also teach you how
to write a neat screenplay. Until then, although it’s
pretty dismal to say but for lack of another choice:
enjoy what is served on the platter.
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