questionsdo you base what movie you are going to rent, or…


Trying to get that reputation up I see.

Maybe you should ask a couple more lame questions.

Why would anyone read a review before seeing a movie?


No, I don't read reviews. I can usually tell if I'm going to like a movie from the trailer or word of mouth.

@iggz: After reading the past few comments you've made, I have a question for you. Do you have to practice being a tremendous d-bag, or does it come naturally?


I Actually thought this was a good question!

I've selected movies based on a good review but I've never skipped a movie because of a bad review.

Except "brides maids"... ads and trailers looked good/funny, but then I read 2 or 3 miserable reviews, and saw even more miserable reviews on tv/news, so I skipped it.

more often, I base decisions on which movies to watch based on topic/genre, good trailers, and main actors in the movie; Sometimes the director/producer will influence me as well (Michael Bay, Michael Crichton, lucas/spielberg, Coppola, Scorsese, etc)

@rprebel: iggz has always been a troll. ignore him like the rest of us and his parents.


If a critic likes it most people will think it sucks, so no.


@kamikazeken: Ah, I was unaware. Thx for the heads up.


@rprebel: I don't rely on trailers or reviews although I will watch/read them. The problem with trailers is they always show the best parts of the movie (action scenes, etc.) The problem with reviews is that it is just that one person's opinion.

Please don't get me wrong. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with people basing what they are going to see on other people's opinions. I'm just stating that I don't do it that way.

As far as iggz goes I guess I am on his sh.. list for confronting him. He is now giving me a thumbs down for everything I post on deals.woot. I decided to respond in kind and do the same to him but after I did it a number of times I decided to leave it, and him alone. He's just not worth it.


@kamikazeken: @kamikazeken: I also base seeing a movie on what I like. It usually turns out that I enjoyed what I went to see.

Be careful what you say about iggz. He could start giving a thumbs down to all of your posts. ;o)


@rprebel: Wow, good one. How super original, you must be one of those child prodigies. Clever, clever clever. You shouldn't use words like dbag, it says a lot about you. Takes one to know one?

@jnissel: Ohh don't you worry, it won't last long. I don't have a poop list. I live in the moment. I kind of like you anyway, even with all your faults.

@kamikazeken: See you're wrong on 1 account, my parents love me. Just like your wife and daughter.


If the reviews are tanking across the board, it might delay me watching it until it's out on DVD. I normally use reviews if I'm having trouble deciding between a few choices at the theatre at the same time.


Seeing as how I saw both Hangover's all three Harold and Kumar's, and countless others, I think it's safe to say I don't read reviews. That doesn't mean I don't like those movies, I actually love all of them, but I don't think Ebert and Roper are really huge fans of my favorites.


@captainsuperdawg: While I respect the opinions Ebert and Roper they are just that, opinions.

The times I have wanted to see several movies playing at the same time I would make a spur-of-the-moment decision to see one of them. While I would have liked to be able to see if I made the correct decision, by seeing the others, I have never been sorry about the choice I did make.


Always trust reviews or go see advanced screenings. Even if the reviews are superb, I wait for the $1 theatre. Like hell I am paying $12 for the same movie I can pay $1 to see if I am patient enough.


My friends act as the "You might also like..." part of websites. So I never read reviews. I just go see movies based on their recommendations.


@teenracer6: I totally agree with you. When I see a movie advertised I usually wait until it's cheaper to see it. The last time I paid full price to see a movie was when Avatar came out.

I see movies based on who's in them, the story line & what movies the director has done in the past. That doesn't mean that all the movies I DO see are great, but I never pay attention to the reviewers either.


I use trailers to divide into: must see first week, try to catch in theaters before it leaves, redbox/PPV, netflix, or watch some weekend when TNT is showing it 3 times in a row and nothing else is on.

Opinions of friends with similar tastes can more easily bump movies up on this scale than reviews. Occasionally my husband will convince me to see a movie on merits he reads in reviews, but it's rare that I feel those ones were worth $10.50 per ticket rather than a wait for redbox/PPV. Having a reward coupon for a free ticket, popcorn, or soda does make me feel better about those movies though.


I usually don't read critic reviews, but I do take input from my friends into account. I had no intention of watching Rise of the Planet of the Apes because I HATED the 2001 movie. However, I heard some good things about it and decided to give it a chance. I am really glad I did. It was a good story with some really impressive CG work.