|Originally posted by WittyHandle |
You can try to see the silver lining in them (cinematography, editing, etc), but in the end, if a film is not entertaining, the viewer is completely justified in stating their negative views. Art is inherently subjective.
I know, but that subjectivity kind of depends on your approach to watching film(s) and that can be changed. In other words, you can make more out of a movie if you watch it actively than if you're in for some passive entertainment. Many comedies now rely on its audience's knowledge of popculture and/or genre conventions; knowledge that has to be used in order to get the jokes. Imagine someone not well versed in this watching such a film - they probably wouldn't find it entertaining because they would miss all the funny stuff. This works on a deeper level of knowledge, too.
My statement about "no boring movies" is consciously radical, in that it aims to move the responsibility for "the entertainment" from the movie on to the viewer - again, to advocate more active viewing.
Last edited by GoSpeedGo! on Feb-04-2012 at 18:34