Don't judge movies by titles
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 02:04
We evaluate a movie in our brains by its title, trailer and other advertisements, but we aren’t always happy with what we get in the end.
The worst movie can have an interesting title, and a bad title can hide a good movie.
Rachel Roskelley, a sophomore general education major from Morgan, said she thought "Chronicle" was a good movie because of the title and the trailer looked like something new to her, but she found out it was not as interesting as she thought. The movie "In Good Company" let her down as well.
"I didn’t expect the movie is truly about an actual company,” Roskelley said.
These kinds of situations happen a lot. Good movies’ titles are just not interesting enough to people, so they choose to not watch them.
Armando Nicolas Saldana, a sophomore pre-engineering major from Orem, said he likes the movie "The Pursuit of Happyness" because it has a good message.
“It doesn’t matter what you have; it just matters who you have in your life,” Saldana said.
He also saw “500 Days of Summer."
"I thought it would be fun to watch because of the actor and actress in it, but the story is so true, so I don’t like it," Saldana said.
Hillery Hunt, a junior elementary education major from St. George, likes to watch romances. Her favorite movie for now is "The Help."
Hunt said: “I like the history story in this movie. I like how they dressed, and it’s telling people to follow a dream.”
She doesn’t like the movie "Elf" because of the dry humor in it. A recent movie she likes is "The Hunger Games."
“I haven’t read the book, but the storyline of it is really good," Hunt said. "I think the acting in the movie is definitely worth it to watch.”
Hunt said she didn’t really understand the title "The Hunger Games" until she watched the whole movie. She went to watch it because of the trailer, which she thought seemed cool.
Haoting Duan, a freshman business major from Kunming, China, said he likes to watch war movies, but some of them weren’t as good as the titles. He said the trailer of "Red Tails" made him want to watch the movie, but the story wasn’t that exciting.
Duan said: “They made the start of it too far, so there were things that couldn’t be defined and explained well in the end. It could be better because of all the action shots, but for me it was an uncompleted story.”
Alex Bunce, a sophomore geology major from Highland, said the movies she likes are "Batman" and "Baby Mama."
“The reason I chose to watch 'Batman' is that they’ve made so many Batman movies, and they’ve got good reputations, so when the latest Batman movie came out, I just knew it was going to be good,” Bunce said.
For the movie "Baby Mama" she said the title didn’t give out enough information about the movie to make a judgment, but the trailers were funny and definitely made her want to watch the movie.