What makes you watch a movie? Directing, story itself, acting or characters?
- story telling; directingVote A
- story itselfVote B
- actingVote C
- charactersVote D
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I'm a big movie person and by far the most important thing for me is story. I like to read a lot and I also enjoy writing myself and story is the alpha and omega to me. A story needs to be both credible and creative. It doesn't necessarily have to be realistic (I also enjoy phantasy movies/novels) but it must be credible. That means the author/directer has to give me the feeling that it COULD happen that way. Good storytelling also becomes particularly apparent at the end of a movie/novel. If everything ties in nicely, that means who ever came up with the story did a good job. There's nothing more frustrating than reading a good book or watching a good film and in the end, things don't work out and you're left with this feeling that the director/author just kind of wrapped it up to be done and over with it. I tend to spot bad story and bad storytelling quite fast and I absolutely can't watch movies if their story is crappy. It's almost like back in the medieval times: when you were living in this village and one day, a storyteller came to your village, people wanted him to tell his stories in a fun, exciting way that kept you at the edge of your chair. Nobody likes storytellers who forget half their story or where you almost fall asleep while they're speaking.
Apart from the story, acting can also be important in a movie. I'm more tolerant here and it also depends on the genre. While a good drama needs excellent acting, a comedy does not so much. I have a couple of actors who I really love to see in movies (Leonardo diCaprio, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, Jodie Foster etc.) but I'm also open to discovering new actors.1