Movies with big budgets

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Movies with big budgets

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I might be the only one, but do you find it annoying when movies with big budgets and not very good actors in it do so well in the box office? I prefer movies that are driven by the actors not the special effects. Do you prefer good acting in movies(Lincoln lawyer, scarface, or wedding crashers) or big budget films(Transformers, Harry potter, or the newer star wars)
07/27/2011
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Ansley Ansley
You might get some flack for lumping Harry Potter with Transformers.

I don't like movies that rely on CGI - Transformers, Avatar, any animated film in the last 9 years - it hurts my eyes and feels very, very flat.

I miss movies like Casino and old school romcoms, but that's more of a failboat for the screen writers, not the actors. There's only so much to choose from, you know? Every movie from 1940-1960 has been redone and rewritten to include gratuitous sex and violence, it's just not necessary.
07/27/2011
Sammi Sammi
It really depends. If I'm going to a theater, I want the big budget, big screen experience - and special effects driven flicks are fine with me. Independence Day was one of the best movies I've seen in the theater, especially sitting in the front row. It wasn't the best plot, but I didn't go to think, I went to watch the extravaganza, even if the acting wasn't "Oscar worthy." If it's fun and I enjoy myself, that's what I look for. Also, a lot depends on what you're calling "good acting" - that description varies considerably from person to person
07/27/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
A load of special effects usually detracts from the story...or is the story in some cases.

Some of the best movies I've seen had little to none CGI. I still haven't seen Avatar...
07/28/2011
systematicweasel systematicweasel
Sometimes effects can help a story (pending on the genre), but for the most part I like movies that can move the story along with other aspects aside from the effects.
07/31/2011
missdizzy missdizzy
You definitely get flack for lumping Harry Potter with Transformers!

HP had years of work, passion, devotion, and a good book series behind it.

But I agree with your point. A budget does not a good movie make.
07/31/2011
Maeby Maeby
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Originally posted by missdizzy
You definitely get flack for lumping Harry Potter with Transformers!

HP had years of work, passion, devotion, and a good book series behind it.

But I agree with your point. A budget does not a good movie make.
I also think it's a mistake to say that HP sacrifices good acting for the sake of a larger budget...the adult actors in the series are incredible, in my opinion. (And by the 5th movie or so, the kids were serviceable.)

I do agree that big budget films often get caught up in the special effects, which can be a good thing if they're doing something new. But in my opinion, once you've seen one high-speed chase, you've seen them all. I tend to zone out during a good portion of action films, lol.
08/16/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Cgi and special effects are 2 different things in my book. Than again I am personally tied to this one.
Hell boy 2 is all practical make up effects for the most part, all the creatures at least and the story isnt compromised at all. Same with Pans Labyrinth.
I think movies need less cgi and more practical effects. Because there is a huge difference distraction and quality wise.
08/16/2011
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