If you're going to make a movie, at least make it interesting!
DJ I.Z.

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DJ I.Z.
9/7/2009

After nearly falling asleep during Steven Seagal's utter trash "Against The Dark", I finally have reached my breaking point.  I know that there are going to be bad movies, and that's fine.  Bad movies is what we do best.  What I absolutely cannot tolerate though are boring, pointless movies.

If you're going to write a movie script, I'd like to put the following laws and bans into effect:

  1. No slow motion - nobody does it right to produce any type of effect.  It's being used to fill time becuse you don't have enough ideas to fill 90 minutes.  Which leads me to...
  2. Not every movie has to be 90 minutes - if you can't fill 90 minutes, don't!  Make it a short movie to begin with.  If you don't, you're just robbing people of that portion of their lives.
  3. Repetitive scenes/footage - again, often just used as a time filler.  70 scenes of Steven Segal walking through fog didn't add to the story.  Given how cheesy he looked, it didn't add ANYTHING.
  4. Large segments without dialog - professional movie writers can use this well to provide a cool atmosphere to the film.  Amateurs just plain can't.

Now, I don't want to come across as saying I need tits and explosions and gore every scene to make a movie interesting.  What I am saying is there are too many writers unable to use effects properly and they should give it a break.  Your crappy little movie isn't going to get you recognized, so if you're going to be formulaic stick to a formula that won't put people to sleep.  When I write my crappy little movie, I plan to follow these rules.



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Comments

I am going to agree with you. To me 99% of movies fail to provide an interesting plot/storyline, which is an utter failure in most cases. What they dont realize is that you dont HAVE to have some great story to pull off a good movie. Zombieland is a PRIME example. No story at all, but they took a concept and ran with it. Now if you are making a drama or a mystery...then yes you need a plot, but god please be original. Dont just fill time on a reel with bullshit to make a buck from the average retarded american public.

Posted by: thoughtprocess | 10/8/2009 9:44 AM

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