How I look at film differently from games
Film is a different medium than games but in our current day and age they are beginning to intersect in many interesting ways. Game studios are now getting the budgets of film studios and some impressive things happen as a result. Franchises such as the Metal Gear and Mass Effect are examples of this. I look at film with a few different things in mind. One is narrative structure. A film has to have something going on in the story department to keep me hooked. I'm the same way as a gamer so this should make sense. Some films don't need an Oscar Award winning storyline to win me over however. Something like say, Sharknado, is clearly winning no awards for script writing. It makes up for this in other ways however. I also look at overall entertainment value of a film. Did it make me laugh or cry or get angry or feel for the message it portrayed? Did I care when the main character died for his family or were they undeserving of such a sacrifice? I also look into characterization in a film. They need to be well fleshed-out and meaningful to the narrative to help push it along. Although it is a rather mind-numbing affair, Sharknado has some rather "interesting" characters that hooked me somewhat. They're all cheesy and shallow, don't get me wrong, but you do feel at least something for them when they get hurt or triumph. The other piece I look at in film is the production value. This includes special affects and music as well among other things. Avengers 2 Age of Ultron clearly has the stronger argument for better effects than say Sharknado. Same scoring scale here from 1-10 with a .5 available for some films. If you have any suggestions for movies for me to review or about my review process feel free to contact me at my email address given on the contact page.