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Do movie reviews determine whether or not you'll see a movie?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Kyptastic, Feb 7, 2007.

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Do movie reviews determine whether you'll see a movie or not

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Yes

    7.5%
  2. Sometimes

    45.0%
  3. No, never

    22.5%
  4. Depends on the Reviewer

    16.3%
  5. I'd like to get a review of this poll before I vote

    8.8%
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  1. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  2. StarWarsFreak444

    StarWarsFreak444 Jedi Master star 7

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  3. FaithInTheDarkSide

    FaithInTheDarkSide Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Review please.
     
  4. jedikitty19

    jedikitty19 Jedi Knight star 6

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    Sometimes
     
  5. obiwankenobilover

    obiwankenobilover Jedi Master star 5

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  6. Jedi_Master_Ron

    Jedi_Master_Ron Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Why would I need someone else's opinion as to what they think of a movie, everyone has different likes and dislikes, different opinions? If I think a movie looks like one I would enjoy, I watch it, and if I'm wrong, well, there goes 2 hours of my life, big deal.
     
  7. Layren

    Layren Jedi Master star 5

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    Once in awhile it does.
     
  8. EMPEROR_WINDU

    EMPEROR_WINDU Jedi Master star 5

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    Hasn't yet...
     
  9. Miana Kenobi

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  10. darth-blaze

    darth-blaze Jedi Padawan star 4

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    If I like the movie I go see it.
     
  11. Cloned_Sidious

    Cloned_Sidious Jedi Knight star 8

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    Never. I go to cinema about once in every two years, so I have to be interested in it anyway.
     
  12. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    Depends on the Reviewer... or rating

    "Sometimes" and this option are very similar, and hard to choose between because they both occur, but I'm thinking more on this one. For instance, I trust IMDb a lot when it comes to movies. I've found that I tend to agree with the majority of the ratings they have for movies. I always tend to check it out before seeing a movie. Other reviewers, like in the weekly paper, I read and take in, but I don't really like her reviews. But in a general perspective, it is also "sometimes"; take for example the movie Eragon. I was interested in seeing it. And then it came out; to horrible reviews. Everywhere. So I stuck to waiting for the DVD. I'm almost just going with the simple answer of "Yes" now....
     
  13. JediNemesis

    JediNemesis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I trust the (British movie mag) Empire reviews pretty much completely. If I'm thinking of seeing a movie, four stars from Empire and I'm there. If I'm wavering, two stars says I'm staying at home. I haven't yet gone to see anything solely because it had a good review.

    I think I picked 'Sometimes'.
     
  14. imperial_dork

    imperial_dork Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sometimes. If I'm on the fence about seeing a movie, I'll pay a little more attention to reviews. If it's something I really want to see, I'll usually still go even if the reviews are awful. :p
     
  15. Jedi_Lady21

    Jedi_Lady21 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sometimes
     
  16. Mikaboshi

    Mikaboshi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Sometimes yes, sometimes no. It depends on the movie and the strength of the reviews being released, if they are strongly trashing the film and it seems correct I will skip a movie.
     
  17. DarthBabe

    DarthBabe Jedi Master star 7

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    No, because I end up liking the movies that the critics hate. I can't even go by what my friends say. Everybody loved Lord of the Rings, I on other hand hated it. :p
     
  18. MariahJSkywalker

    MariahJSkywalker Poopoo Head star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sometimes, if a movie looks questionable then a review will determine if I go see it.
     
  19. _princess_leia_

    _princess_leia_ Jedi Master star 6

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    Sometimes, through I prefer to ask a friend how it was.
     
  20. neeldawg66

    neeldawg66 Jedi Master star 8

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    Sometimes, usually only when I'm unusre if I want to see a moive.
     
  21. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    It depends on the reviewer, but sometimes that won't stop me from seeing a movie, if I really want to see it..
     
  22. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nope, never. Reviews are never accurate :p
     
  23. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    I read a fair number of reviews... and there are some reviewers with whom I have built a reader's relationship with. Having agreed or disagreed with their reviews over a long period of time and lots of copy, I can certainly use their opinion to help form my own.
     
  24. whiteeagle

    whiteeagle Jedi Master star 6

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    sometimes
     
  25. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What Everton said.
     
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