When I watch movies I almost always go with a positive mindset. I go to watch movies to enjoy it and not to find flaws. For this reason I do not call myself a film critic but a movie enthusiast. I guess as corny as it sounds my enthusiasm for movies makes the title more apt.
I know movie critics actually exist to critique a film and not criticize it but sometimes critics can get on anyone’s nerves, mine included. Granted that all movies are not equal and a lot of movies deserve the bashing they get (I have given bad reviews for such movies myself) but in my opinion movies should just be enjoyed as they are. Sure we’ll give reviews and notice both the great moments and the really dumb ones but what matters to me is my mindset when I go to watch a film. Am I setting too high an expectation? If you know that a movie sucks and still go watch it then I think it’s your fault for being dumb enough to waste your time and money. If you go watch something and find out that it isn’t enjoyable to you then I guess you have the right to grumble. That to me is just fair.
Not all movies need to be great ones with very deep stories and/or super cool cutting edge animation. What matters is that there are movies that we can all go to and relax for a while and forget your worries for an hour or so.
How about you? Why do you watch movies?