December 9, 2015

6 Things To Do When Writing Movie Reviews

Film fans are looking for entertaining, fund and fresh material that can inform them about the latest development in the industry. Movie reviews are excellent ways to inform people about movies that have been released recently. People often can only watch films in the theatres during weekend and they want only to choose films that can be appealing to them. Here are things we should do before we write movie reviews:

Watch the movie several times

Watching movies once isn’t enough if we want to learn about and write an informative review. Each time we repeat watching the news, we should try to look at it from different perspectives and with a critical eye. It means that we should pay attention to everything. As an example, we could check its music, camera angles, settings, acting performance, lighting, storyline and many others. This can’t be achieved by watching the movie only once.

6 Things To Do When Writing Movie Reviews

Take notes when watching the movies

If it isn’t possible to bring pen and notebook into the theatre. We should at least take solid and clear mental notes. We should train ourselves to memorize things we see on the screen. Other information like director’s and actor’s name can be obtained easily from other sources, so we don’t need memorize such information.

Summarize, but don’t spoil

It is a tricky thing to do. People don’t want to read a review and they feel that they should watch the movie, because they know how it ends. We should inform readers at the beginning of the review that we are giving a spoiler-free report. When talking about the plot, we could simply whether the plot works well or not. Details that we explain to the readers shouldn’t give them an idea about the storyline and its end. If we recklessly spoil the storyline, it is likely that fewer and fewer people will read our next reviews again.

Use critical analysis

In general, critical analysis is important in movie reviews. With good critical analysis, we should be able to cause people to feel more interested or disinterested with the movie. In this case, we should break down the film, so we can process it into more manageable chunks. Ideas and themes of the film should be explained with good descriptions.

Consider its pros and cons

It is clear that nothing is perfect and there’s no con-less film. Even if the movie is really bad, we should still try to find its positive elements. We shouldn’t be too judgmental by being overly supportive to or against a move.

Try to be original

It is important for us to try to be original. As an example, we could use our own scoring system. Stars and “Rotten Tomatoes” are common scoring systems that are used in film reviews, but we could use other things. We should try to use a system that seems to interest many people.

By following the above steps, we should be able to write objective and accurate reviews. Readers will certainly come back for more after reading our early reviews.


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