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Not necessarily. I like a plot line to follow, a story to engage me and people to care about or dislike. My husband on the other hand wants movies he "doesn't have to think about" -- example, I loved "A Beautiful Mind" he fell asleep. He can watch Tommy Boy or Happy Gilmore twenty times in a week and be a laughing fool the entire time - once was enough for me. Different strokes right?
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I don't think they have to be plausible in our "real" life but they need to be plausible in their own storyline. I hate when things just pop up or instantly resolve themselves and it doesn't make sense in the storyline of the movie. I can totally suspend my sense of reality but the action has to make sense in some way.
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Even if it's not "plausible" I like movies with a message of one sort or another... and most movies have some underlying theme that can make you think (well.. there are some that are purely for entertainment, but those have a place too!) When we were little kids we were told fairy tales and fables.. and there was always a message... movies are more of the same.
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2/8/13 12:59 P
Not at all.
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Not necessarily. I often like completely over the top flicks.
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I just want it to be a good story with a reasonable ending.
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2/8/13 11:14 A
I love all kinds of movies. Not a big Star Wars or LOTR fan, but I love Star Trek. Loved Total Recall, too.
and what could possibly top an Ed Wood movie? talk about not plausible!!!
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2/8/13 10:52 A
I agree -- I go for the story and the characters but that being said I always read the book first if I can. Movies are enjoyment for me, plausible or not!
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2/8/13 10:51 A
No. I go to movies to get away from reality for a while. For example, I love Nanny McPhee.
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If the story is good with likable characters, I'm all for it. I'm a huge Harry Potter nerd (I have a Harry Potter tattoo), but as always, the books are better than the movies. I can't get into any other fantasy movies/books like LotR, Star Wars, and don't even mention Twilight bc I think it's awful.
They don't have to plausible if they are creative and entertaining.
2/7/13 8:37 P
Sometimes I question the plausibility, but mostly I just want to see a good movie.
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For me, the less plausible the better, although I never got into Harry Potter. I'm a huge Star Wars geek though, and I love old musicals and movies where nothing is all that realistic.
I find realistic movies to be depressing a lot of the time. The movie "Shopgirl" with Claire Danes and Steve Martin was one of the most depressing movies I've ever seen (and I read the book too), and it was because it was realistic, at least for my own life at the time.
Life is bad enough, I like to watch movies to escape the humdrum of it. If I wanted reality I'd watch the news.
I love movies where you're SUPPOSED to leave your brain at the door. I also love metaphorical or allegory movies, such as LOTR and Chronicles of Narnia and Avatar (not Avatar: the Last Air Bender but the one with the tall, blue cat people) where the fantastical situations can be paralleled to real life situations. I love the Pirates of the Carribean movies. I like cartoons and fantasy. I also like crime dramas, and other "plausible" genres.
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2/7/13 6:56 P
Fiction requires a suspension of belief. That is why (and how) it works.
It depends on your mood... if you get hung up on how real something is...you lose the entertainment factor Isn't it escapism anyway?.
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2/7/13 3:54 P
I enjoy films of all sorts, aside from bad movies...and think it's a shame that there are folks that need a story line to be plausible. To me that seems to be a lack of imagination. If you cannot allow your mind to do/think some crazy things...well you're not working out the creativity section.
As long as the story is good and the acting is done well...I don't care if it's plausible.That's one reason why I do go and watch a movie...so I can kick back,relax and have a movie take me to another place.
I'd be curious to know if your friend is the same way with reading.I love a good fantasy or horror book.I get to escape reality for a while and enjoy a whole new world.
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2/7/13 2:43 P
I can watch fantasy or comedy, but get annoyed with bad acting, bad plots and bad decisions characters make in movies. But then, it's a movie.
I say if the story is good and it has good acting then I dont care if its plausible or not. I do prefer action, comedy and science fiction stuff compared to reality tv or dramas. Im not into those shows like youve got talent or anything like them.
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2/2/13 3:27 P
I don't mind if it's a good story, but I'm not into fantasy or science fiction.
It's good to have a variety though, it would be a pretty dull world if we all liked the same thing.
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2/2/13 3:22 P
hmm... If your friend is only watching movies that seem "plausible" to her, then she's missing a lot of really great movies !
I actually had a discussion with my cousin over plausibility a while ago. We both saw the remake of True Grit with Jeff Bridges. I thought it was an excellent old fashioned western. My cousin didn't like it because she didn't think it was plausible that a 13 year girl would be capable of hunting down a criminal even with help. However, she saw the Mechanic with Jason Statham and thought that WAS plausible. I replied,"huh ?" You think the Mechanic with all its outrageous action scenes was plausible and True Grit wasn't ?
A co-worker of mine (and a good friend) says that she can't watch Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter or Star Wars but movies like Hunger Games and the TV show Revolution she can handle because they are plausible.......
Me? I like the "story" regardless if it's plausible or not. Do I REALLY think there are Wizards like Gandalf or little nerdy wizard boys like Harry Potter? No I don't. But I DO like those "stories".
What say you?
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