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What Makes A Good Movie?

Kaunisto

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Your signature kind of answers that. (I am huge fan of FH.) I like film(/book/comic/etc.) to be consistent, follow certain logic and preferably even clear structure.
There can be a twist and sudden change of subject (From Dusk Till Dawn), but it must fit to the whole big picture.

Also: violence; imaginative, brutal and plenty.
And good use of music is important too.
 

Vengeance

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Your signature kind of answers that. (I am huge fan of FH.) I like film(/book/comic/etc.) to be consistent, follow certain logic and preferably even clear structure.
There can be a twist and sudden change of subject (From Dusk Till Dawn), but it must fit to the whole big picture.

Also: violence; imaginative, brutal and plenty.
And good use of music is important too.
It's awesome to find another fan of Frank Herbert. Which of the Dune novels is your favorite then?

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What makes a film enjoyable for me is likeable characters, a somewhat complicated plot that has direction and eventually reaches a clear conclusion, a mix of action with traces of comedy and some drama.
 

DrLeftover

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Actors who have some idea what they're doing, and perhaps a bit of talent doesn't hurt.

A script that is OVER two typed pages for a 2 hour movie, but somewhat less than 500 pages.

A plot not written by the Special Effects Department.

Dialogue that does not mandate some form of "the F word" one out of every seven words.

Camerawork done by a professional and not by the town drunk on a bad day with a handheld.

A director who has at least read the script an hour before they start shooting.

A musical score that doesn't sound either like they lifted it from a 1976 porn movie or that is trying to blast you out of the theater, or even worse, BOTH.


that's a start


In short. Go watch a "ScyFy" channel special, and take it as the absolute best example of what NOT to do.
 
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