How do you feel about spectacle films?

Virgingasms Virgingasms
I read that Jack the Giant Slayer looks like it's going to loose Warner Bros. about $140 million. Let's just think about that number for a minute.

Hollywood isn't secretive about the fact that a lot of movies being made now are more spectacle than quality, relying on special effects instead of story to make it through the movie.

I'm not saying all movies with special effects are bad, just look at flicks like The Hobbit or The Avengers. Both had tons of effects but both also came from pretty strong source material, one from a beloved book and the other from decades of comics and a carefully designed universe that took several years and movies to set up. The difference between those type of movies and movies like Jack the Giant Slayer is that it's a bit more difficult to stretch out a simple fairy tale into a 2 hour block of entertainment.

What do you think?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I prefer story to effects.
10  (42%)
I prefer effects to story.
I like a combination.
13  (54%)
I like movies about llamas.
1  (4%)
Total votes: 24
Poll is closed
04/05/2013
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I like an equal mix of both honestly. I want a good escape when I go see a movie but my mind needs to be engaged too.
04/05/2013
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I don't think well about special effects/action movies.

I'd rather have a good story.
04/05/2013
Sera26 Sera26
I think that it really depends on the particular movie.
04/05/2013
Rory Rory
I like a really good story but I also want special effects that make everything look real.
04/05/2013
Sammi Sammi
Typically I like a good story, but sometimes effects can save an otherwise lackluster movie (like Avatar).
04/05/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I like a good story but I also like effects as well. I would not go see it in the movies but will watch it when it comes out some where else. A movie has to really wow me for me to go spend tons to see it.
04/05/2013
Feisty Feisty
I like a combination of a good story and good special effects.
04/05/2013
Pete's Princess Pete's Princess
I like a combination of both.
04/05/2013
Gluesnffr Gluesnffr
combination
04/05/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
a combo for me
04/06/2013
Jaybird Jaybird
I like my films like I like my video games, graphics are cool, but if a game has an awesome story I will play it no matter the graphics.
An awesome film with cruddy effects will get my love far easier than one with awesome effects but a dumb plot.
04/06/2013
ArchVixen ArchVixen
I think there needs to be a balance. I like good visual effects, but when a film is relying on them too much to make the movie watchable, then it's just annoying.
04/07/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
I prefer a better story. Too much action without a good storyline is boring to me.
04/07/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Special effects when it enhances the story are nice, but story should be first priority
04/08/2013
Creepellah Creepellah
I prefer story.
04/20/2013
mailroomorder mailroomorder
The story makes the movie. While really bad special effects can ruin a movie, really GOOD special effects can't save a movie if the story is terrible.
04/21/2013
Mr. John Mr. John
Quote:
Originally posted by Virgingasms
I read that Jack the Giant Slayer looks like it's going to loose Warner Bros. about $140 million. Let's just think about that number for a minute.

Hollywood isn't secretive about the fact that a lot of movies being made now are ... More
Avatar, Lord of the Rings, Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, El Cid, etc. All wonderful movies.
04/21/2013
karenm karenm
Story is more important to me than effects.
04/21/2013
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