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02:07 pm: "Pirates, Ninja, and Dragons--All the things that make a movie good."

May have a guest blog today...we'll see if it comes.

Until then, the above quote about Pirates and Dragons comes from 7 year old Juss.

 

So...what do you think makes a movie good?




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From:juliet_winters
Date:March 31st, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
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Romance, sword fights, deadly enemies, and clever dialogue
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From:marycatelli
Date:March 31st, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
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Pretty scenery is also nice.
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From:bojojoti
Date:March 31st, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
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Sacrifice, goodness, and redemption are high on my list of what makes a movie good. I also enjoy a strong female character, an intelligent villain, and witty dialogue. Throw in a few monsters for good measure, and that would be a perfect movie. I have never seen this movie, so Hollywood is free to astound me at any time.

Star Wars came close in the first movies. The dialogue, however, could have been improved.
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From:cdenmier
Date:March 31st, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
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(In order):

1) Time travel (you have to work hard to screw up time travel for me, though it's possible...)
2) Hyperdrive (the ability to jump beyond the normal reach of travel and into the unknown? Count me in.)
3) Aliens (because you know they have all the cool toys.)

Yeah...I know this list comes off as corny, but it's in the spirit of the original quote from Juss.
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From:facetiae
Date:March 31st, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
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a nice mix of humor, excitement, suspense, likeable characters, serious stuff, etc. romance is okay, but I don't miss it if it's not there.
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From:madkestrel
Date:March 31st, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
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Paul Bettany.

Now, if only he'd make a pirate movie...*grin*
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From:juliet_winters
Date:April 1st, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
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I suppose we'll have to settle for Master and Commander. Really want to see a sequel.
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From:kokorognosis
Date:April 1st, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
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Stripping away all the genre trappings, good characters and consistent plot-logic. And good dialogue! A good movie (or book, or TV show.) should be able to be quoted forever without getting old.

Including -all- the genre trappings that I love would make an incoherent mess. Or maybe it would make the movie equivalent to Hyperion-- who knows?
From:geeklady
Date:April 1st, 2010 12:40 pm (UTC)
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Story.

If it can't bring the story, it doesn't matter what it does have.

*cough*Avatar*cough*

Pirate, dragons, ninjas, sword fights, romance, fun witty dialogue, these are all just bonus.
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From:arhyalon
Date:April 1st, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
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Speaking of both pirates and ninja, the other Avatar--the Last Air Bender movie looks very promising!
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From:simonbob
Date:April 1st, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)
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I can't argue with pirates, ninjas, and dragons. But I like it when they play with the expectations: a pirate-ninja, for example, or a wyvern.
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