My partner (gf) and I often sit down to watch a movie on tv and I find that after the first ten minutes I have decided if it will be a good movie, bad movie or average.
What in your mind makes a good movie, or a bad one.
The tension / comedy / violence etc
I myself think it has a lot to do with the director.
Eg I recently saw Shall We Dance with Richard Gere, Susan Sarrandon and Jennifer Lopez.
Based on the concept, and the actors it should have been great but it was boring. There was no tension, the dance scenes were boring, the dance crowds were false (they clapped at nothing), there were no sexy bits (JLO).
I am sure that I could tweak-up the script, the costumes, the dancing, the acting and with those same actors do a much better job. So was it the director or the script ?
What do you think ?