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06 September 2009 @ 21:38
Poll #1453906 Reviews

When/why do you read movie reviews?

Before, if I'm not sure whether to see it or not.
Before, if I'm looking forward to it. I love spoilers.
Before, to figure out plot details I might miss out on otherwise -- for example if it's based on a comic I haven't read.
If I have no intention of seeing it, to see someone completely trash it.
If I have no intention of seeing it, to find out a spoiler everyone's talking about. The little girl was actually a midget, huh?
After, to see what someone else thought of it.
Ticky box.

I'm wondering if I'm the only one that reads reviews AFTER seeing a movie. Might help me think more about what I'm doing for my own reviews too.

Started editing Fuji pictures after cutting around two hundred down to 37. Here's one I really liked. If you click on it, it'll take you to the largest size, which is computer wallpaper size.

Floor No Battleblodeuedd on 6th September 2009 13:10 (UTC)
I read reviews... er... Not that often, actually, because I rarely see movies. I read reviews by writers I like, whether or not it's a movie I have any intention of seeing. Sometimes it convinces me to see the movie, so I guess that's a good thing? I usually try to avoid spoilers, if I think it's a movie that relies a lot on plot twists, but otherwise I don't care too much.

It was so pretty, wasn't it... I had about 50 versions of that shot, but managed to narrow it down to 3. XD;
Williamgenkischuldich on 10th September 2009 15:07 (UTC)
Yeah, I've been known to read movie reviews just because they've been on a blog I read. Normally I do it knowing they'll never even be released in Japan.

I narrowed it down to about 37 or so in the end!
Jesshideincarnate on 6th September 2009 14:24 (UTC)
That photo is lovely.

I voted other because I never read movie reviews.
Williamgenkischuldich on 10th September 2009 15:07 (UTC)

Yeah, I forgot to account for that.
golden_bastetgolden_bastet on 6th September 2009 16:26 (UTC)
*Pretty* picture!

I sometimes read a few reviews to try to get a sense of what the movie's about, if I haven't seen / heard much about it. But I usually read afterward (and, if I write a review, after that %^}) to see what other people thought. It's something like going to a coffee shop after a screening and talking over a film with friends.
Williamgenkischuldich on 10th September 2009 15:08 (UTC)

It's funny, but if I plan to write a review I hold off reading other people's.
The River City's Harper: brightpathharpergrey on 6th September 2009 17:41 (UTC)
Oh wow, that picture is beautiful! Thank you! :)
Williamgenkischuldich on 10th September 2009 15:08 (UTC)
Thanks! There are about 37 more to come!
ningengirai on 6th September 2009 18:27 (UTC)
I almost never read reviews. Or, frankly, listen anymore that much to people - even friends - who tell me what to watch/not to watch. I've seen too many movies/not seen too many movies because I read reviews/listened to people, only to love/hate the movies when I did see them, missing out on a handful of good ones until way after they came out and ending up absolutely hating some that everyone told me to see.
Williamgenkischuldich on 10th September 2009 15:10 (UTC)
Although I never agree with all movie reviews, I can usually get a sense of the critic's biases and whether I will like it or not. Having said that, I rarely read reviews to decide about films.
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Williamgenkischuldich on 10th September 2009 15:10 (UTC)
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인dilettantka on 7th September 2009 08:22 (UTC)
I'm not that interested in movie reviews (or movies) for the most part, but when there's some big super-popular movie out sometimes I'll skim a review just to find out what it's about. I don't like reading reviews before I see a movie.

I'm waiting for your Fuji story because you said it was awful. XDD
Williamgenkischuldich on 10th September 2009 15:11 (UTC)
I changed my mind! It was awesome! XDDDDDD

Luckily, I still have all my notes where I lay out in detail what made it hell. :P
kwobtchan on 10th September 2009 21:55 (UTC)
Ahaha XD. Never.

I just came back to say goodbye. It's been a long, strange trip here. You take care!
Williamgenkischuldich on 11th September 2009 09:07 (UTC)
You take care too. Goodbye.