I am what I am and you can't do anything about it (shiori_hime) wrote in thequestionclub,
I am what I am and you can't do anything about it
shiori_hime
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Movie time!

Which is generally more important to you in deciding whether or not to watch a movie: the cast, the title, whatever you know about the plot, or reviews/ratings?

For me the most important things is the available plot information, to the point that I will intentionally seek out spoilers (including waiting until after opening day to go see a movie so I can read the summary on Wikipedia if I'm really curious). I might also read reviews, and I have found that as long as I keep on top of rating things on Netflix, their star rating system is pretty accurate for me. I don't give much importance to the title alone, with the possible exception of the parts of a series (e.g. anything "Lord of the Rings" is highly likely to get my butt in a theater seat). The cast isn't all that important to me either. In the past I have gone to see certain movies based solely on one or two of my favorite actors being in them, but I have really gotten away from that recently. These days I feel like it's a nice bonus if a movie I'm interested also stars an actor or actress I like. This can get really frustrating when I'm living at home with my parents, because they're almost the exact opposite -- they'll watch almost anything with a cast they like, ratings/reviews and plot be damned, and my mother in particular will answer questions like "What movie is this?" and "What's it about?" by...listing off the cast.
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