In my opinion, movies are the closest thing to a complete expression of an idea. A movie has words, images, music and behavior and all together can get the closest to what it’s in its creator’s mind. If we think about this, sometimes a movie can have an only purpose – to get that idea out in the world. It might be considered a form of art and that’s why we can have so many opinions about a movie. We interpret it through our own mind and we see what we unconsciously chose to see.
We consider a movie to be good if the action resonates with our beliefs and we consider it bad if it has elements against our beliefs. And it’s not all about the idea within. We judge a movie not only for the idea within, but also for the acting, the scenario, the special effects and so on. A movie can be considered bad if the acting is not as we expect or the plot is lame and that makes our expectations not to be fulfilled and that’s why we get disappointed and think about that movie to be bad while other people consider it good because maybe their expectations were lower than ours.
A movie can lift us up or it can bring us down if it is strong enough. A movie can make us forget about our world and we can live within it for two hours. A movie can make us smile, laugh, cry or it can make us angry, sad or scared. A movie can be our daily adrenaline dose and our daily smile.
Movies can create addictions so be careful and don’t overdose!
4 thoughts on “Thoughts about Movies”
Movies can have a powerful effect!
We can love movies so much that it takes over our lives and I realised when I got Netflix recently how much time I have spent watching them.
Thanks for warning not to be addicted. I love watching movies on Netflix. My favorite movies are action movies. Most of the movies are fictitious. Only a few reflect real life.
I can agree with your sentiments. I got my passion for film from my father who has seen everything imaginable. Sometimes I can’t believe how many movies he’s sat and watched.
One observation I have made over the years about films plays against your point of a movie being a full expression of an idea. While it is a full sensory experience, the one thing that separates a mediocre movie from a mind-blowing cinematic masterpiece is the ability for multiple people to agree on that idea. Far too often a writer pens an amazing screenplay, only for it to be ripped apart, reworked, and rewritten by producers and directors. Sometimes they improve it, but quite often they destroy what would have been a work of art.
The best films are often a collaboration of great minds and storytellers working together, or once in a while a dictator-like writer/director with a vision actually gets to make the film he/she set out to make in the first place.