By Drew Russell
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Since that is true, a splatter of red paint on a blank canvas can be sold for millions in the art world. Art is controversial, evolving, and different to everyone.
Movies are an art form. They create feelings and evoke ideas, and what’s good varies from person to person. You could think Transformers: Age of Extinction was the best movie of last year.
You would be wrong. But that’s your opinion…
And that’s okay. Movies are meant to get people talking and even to think about subjects they may never have taken seriously otherwise.
I understand that sounds a bit profound when you think of movies like Transformers which are only made to earn the production studio some money. It’s even harder to take that notion seriously when you think of all the unasked for and uncalled for sequels, prequels, reboots, spin-offs and adaptions. It’s hard to love something that’s been done four times.
But there is still originality that’s more worth watching and talking about than something like a live action Winnie the Pooh movie. Movies like Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Whiplash are three original ideas that came out last year and justify movies as an art form.
However, opinions are what makes all movies art, and not just if they’re good. If you hated a movie, that means you made an opinion and that movie made you feel something. And sometimes hating a movie is more fun than if you liked it anyways. You remember the movies you despise and forget the ones that were just alright.
As a reviewer, I’ll try and explain the movies I’m discussing in a way so that you can form your own opinion on it before I give you mine. Because my opinion is just that. An opinion.
The only way for you to know if you’d like a film that I hate is for you to see it, because it’s alright to like something I hate, as long as you’re having a good time at the movies.
What you have to keep in mind is the what I see as a splatter of red paint, you could see as something beautiful.