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30 January 2006 @ 11:08 am
Finish this sentence... "I can forgive a movie almost anything as long as it has..."

For me, the answer is snappy dialogue.
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Bri: asians do it betteraislin_cade on January 30th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
Character development. I love learning about characters. People fascinate me!
Raoul, McGurk, Zathras, something like that: Filmraislak on January 30th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
Tough call:

for me its a combo of character development, plot, and dialog. If there is a good portion of one and just enough of the other two, I can forgive a lot.

However, I have had a friend suggest its more like the "ride" the film takes you on, missing any or all features, does it take you on a trip that keeps you strapped in and or makes an impact on you? Then for him the film can pass.
Frittersfritters on January 30th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
Which is the biggest though? What will you forgive the most for?
(no subject) - raislak on January 30th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: dust bunniesspazzychic on January 30th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)

it entertains me.
Fritters: TT Raven Ehhhrrr by ellonwyefritters on January 30th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
Aw, that's a cop out. What's most likely to entertain you? Prettiness? Fast-action? Complex storyline?
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I ate a radio for sciencedemondancer13 on January 30th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
good acting. If the acting is bad and cheesy then i wont care about the characters *and* I will be bored
Fritters: Jay Nodding by Frittersfritters on January 30th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
Good point! If the actors suck, you never care about anyone!
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Lady Pixelladypixel on January 30th, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
Humor. I like humor.
Nikki Fayre: Wacko - by nessaja82nfayre on January 30th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
Matthew McConaughey. :P

Seriously? Humour, but it has to be humour that I find funny, not stupid humour. Not a fan of Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, American Pie, Meet the Parents type humour.

It really depends on the movie, though. Some movies I don't expect a lot from, and so I'm happy with little. Other movies I have high expectations of, and I'm seriously annoyed when they fall flat. I'm not very forgiving about the latter.
lironesslironess on January 31st, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
Johnny Depp. Seriously.

Or a cool dragon. I have sat through some really crappy movies, just to see the dragon.
Nikki Fayre: Wacko - by nessaja82nfayre on January 31st, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
You too? I like dragons. What are some good dragon movies?

I'll sit through really bad movies for one part as well. Depends on the movie to determine the part, though!
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Robyn Goodfellow: bfgrobyngoodfellow on January 31st, 2006 04:11 am (UTC)
humour. And I don't mean slapstick...

(or a really steamy guy)
postrophe on January 31st, 2006 05:22 am (UTC)
Weird. Normally I'm an easy-to-please kinda guy; ask anyone who knows me. But I couldn't come up with anything automatically forgivable that didn't have exceptions to it...

I think my degree of forgivness varies with what I'm forgiving as well as what I'm forgiving for...


Amanda: Aziraphale in Soho (Omens)viewpoints on January 31st, 2006 06:05 am (UTC)
Cinematography. If it's well edited and well filmed, then even if the rest of the film sucks eggs I'll still enjoy watching it.

But for a movie that's bad but I'll forgive enough to rewatch or own? Dialogue, and characters are the top of the line. Snappy dialogue and a single person I care about can have the film on my shelf, even if I only watch it once a year.
jaydarkson on January 31st, 2006 08:53 am (UTC)
A character I can relate to or is very well developed
Jez: Bastionicon_make_icons on January 31st, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
a good action plot.

I love action-adventure movies, but it's not enough to have a quest or some explosions, they've got to fit well together. Plot is essential.
OwlDragonowldragon1 on February 1st, 2006 07:57 am (UTC)
...a good, solid plot resolution. As this would require a good, solid plot as well, it would fix all three movies at the top of my Worst Movies Ever list: Lost Souls, Zoolander, and Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Lost Souls and Hunchback had good, solid plots, but they didn't resolve them appropriately. Zoolander had no coherent plot as best I can recall, and no comedy factor either. (then again, I feel that the Three Stooges also have no comedy factor)

In second place for what can make a movie forgiveable: good comedy.

Even though I've blanked out most of The Big Lebowski from my mind, I seem to recall it having a good plot, a decent resolution, and ok comedy. I think the main reason I didn't actually like it is ... it made no damned sense. I mean, it had a logical plot progression, but I was left thinking "What's the point?"

So I guess having a point matters too, but I wouldn't say that lacking a point or lacking comedy necessarily make a movie suck, though comedy in bad taste can. I still refuse to watch the dinner scene with his family in Eddie Murphy's version of The Nutty Professor.

Yeah, good and solid plot resolution, definitely. Without that, it's crap.
Fritters: TT BB Confused by shamanic_nurikofritters on February 1st, 2006 08:07 am (UTC)
How exactly was Hunchback not resolved properly?
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Archived Journal, Friends Only, Not Contactable: Devil in Disguisemrquackles on February 1st, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)
Makes me laugh. Some movies have humour, but it's utterly crap - like kung pow. I fell asleep half wy through and didn't even crack a smile.
Fritters: Jay Nodding by Frittersfritters on February 1st, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
Wow, that bad for you, huh? And yeah, humor is part of what I meant by snappy dialogue actually. The movies where every line is a funny retort that I want to memorize ^_^