Willing Suspension of Disbelief

Movie reviews from someone who loves movies

Monday, November 06, 2006

Scoring of Movies

This isn't hard and fast, but for the sake of argument assume the following:

Movies gain for...
  1. 1 point for being able to sit through the entire movie.

  2. 1 point for not wanting to stop the movie in the the middle just because I have something else to do.

  3. 1 point for changing my schedule to arrange to watch the movie

  4. 1 point for technical expertise (that is, no microphones in view, special effects, if any, are handled in such a way as to not appear fake, etc.).

  5. 1 point for a story line that, for the most part, makes sense.

  6. 1 point for a story line that engages the viewer (me!).

  7. 1 point for originality in the story line.

  8. 1 point for acting.

  9. 1 point for making me want to watch the movie again.

  10. 1 point for humor


Movies lose points for...
  1. Gratuitous sex scenes that do not advance the plot.

  2. Gratuitous violence scenes that do not advance the plot.

  3. Obviously shoddy work, especially if the movie attempts to cover it over with something worse.

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