Do you take it personal if someone doesn't like a movie you love?

United States
July 19, 2010 7:45pm CST
Talking to people about movies can sometimes get too serious. The conversation might start off light, comparing movies and stating which one you've seen or haven't. Then they ask you if you like one of their favorite movies and you honestly admit that you don't. All of sudden it's like you told them that their baby is the ugliest baby in the whole world. They are upset and offended and insulted. Then they spend 30 minutes trying to persuade you to change your mind about the movie- showing why your opinion is wrong. Have you ever been in this situation before? Are you one of these people who takes it personally when someone doesn't like your favorite movie?
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16 responses
• United States
20 Jul 10
I never take it personally when someone doesn't like a movie I do. After all, it's just a movie, not everyone likes the same kind of movies so I don't take it personal if they don't like movies I like.
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@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
well not really, because all of us have different preferences when it comes to movies. i enjoy war, sci fi movies and some dont.
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• United States
20 Jul 10
mostly due to people saying things like "oh that movie sucks" or "oh that was a snooze fest/boring" that it's like insulting those that enjoyed the movie without giving a real explanation why. ...at least in my case it's like that.
• United States
20 Jul 10
I can understand what you mean- you rather have a person give you a valid reason why they didn't like it, right?
@kharlav (1673)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
I may get disappointed the moment this person tells me he doesn't like the movie but I just get over it. I dont really take it very personally and linger upon it the whole day.
• United States
20 Jul 10
That's good. I know people who dwell on it and will continue to bring it up days after the conversation. It's kind of crazy. lol. Thanks for responding. Happy mylotting.
• United States
20 Jul 10
I don't really cause I know it just depends on someone's likes and dislikes. I'ma type of person that I don't mind if you don't like my movies but if you try to say the same thing then i'd have a problem with it. We all have our own taste. It works well when you see movies with friends that like the same kind of movies.
• United States
20 Jul 10
That's true. It is better to watch movies with friends who have similar likes when it comes to movies. Makes the experience more enjoyable. Happy mylotting
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
20 Jul 10
We all have different tastes in movies. If we all liked the same ones, it would make life a little boring. We need to bounce our contrasting opinions and ideas off each other. This includes movie watching. I would never take it personally if someone didn't like a movie that I loved. I will like my movies and you can like yours. Movies won't change how we feel about each other.
• United States
20 Jul 10
I agree completely. That is a good prospective; being able to discuss and bounce our opinions off of each other is necessary. Thank you for responding
• United States
20 Jul 10
I don't mind if someone doesn't like a movie I do. If they start talking bad about it before they even saw it then it might upset me a little bit because to me that shows they are very narrow minded. If I don't like a movie that someone else does I wouldn't want it forced on me so I try not to do the same thing. Having an opinion is one thing, but to force some on it is a different story. Everyone is different and it would be boring if we all liked the same things.
• United States
20 Jul 10
I can understand how that can be upsetting, when someone makes up their mind before seeing the movie and refuse to give it a chance. I try to be more open minded about certain things, but I admit there are movies I refuse to see. But I can't talk bad about those movies because I haven't seen them. I can state why I am hesitant to see them, but other than that i can't say too much about it. Thanks for responding.
• United States
20 Jul 10
I have been in situations like this, just not with a movie. I have seen some arguments about movies though. They get really heated! I'm not sure why people can respect other people's thoughts and ideas. They just want everyone to like what they like. It can get pretty annoying after a while.
• United States
20 Jul 10
I agree. It can get annoying, especially when it seems like every conversation turns into a debate where the other person is shoving their opinions on you. It's kind of funny how people can get so passionate and sensitive over things like movies.
• Philippines
21 Jul 10
No I don't... But I do argue when someone's comment on the movies I've watched yet he or she haven't even seen the movie yet... Not even the trailer.:) In my case, I love to watch independent films, my friends don't. They want more mainstream films but I do respect their preferences...:)
@Thumb86 (290)
21 Jul 10
It does frustrate me, yes! my tip would be to not watch vertain films with morons! because once I tried to introduce a group of my friends to the brilliance of the wicker man (the original) and they didnt get it at all..All I got was a bunch of blank faces and weird looks....
@voldrox (7205)
• India
20 Jul 10
well it depends on the person.. if you ask me i say i would be happy my friends are giving their honest review, i like that better, i don't want them to say they liked it just to keep my heart, c'mmon now tell me whether you really liked it or not? .. well but there are some cases, some people really get too much attached to it emotionally..
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
it depends on the reason why someone wouldn't like it and also depends on the reason why i like the movie. heheh... if the reason is too personal like, "people who like such films are idiot or has no common sense" and i liked the film for the story not really because of the actors, then i'd be brutal. hahah... liking movies or shows or anything is part of the "choices" you make in life that's why it's inevitable to get too personal about them. we all know that the choices you make reflect your own personality or your own way of living, so if other people thinks ill of them, they're almost as if telling you, you're no good as a person or as an individual. i've never been really into such a situation because when someone thinks a film i like is dumb, i often agree because most dumb films i like only for the actors. hahahah... in most cases though, people who thinks bad of my personal choice don't really form a majority so i don't really mind their opinions. hahahah... it's that we all have different reasons for liking or not liking anything, so just don't get too personal about your critics.
@qamarep (4450)
• Pakistan
20 Jul 10
this has happened to me but it has happend with my friends who like to read but i like to watch movies and they always disagree with me wehn i admire a movie and they dont like it
@sumanadep (1230)
• India
20 Jul 10
I don't watch lot of movies... The movies that I watch are mostly the popular once.. these movies are liked by others as well...I have not been in such a situation where they say that they don't like a movie which I liked... I also don't talk about movies much.... Well people has their favorite star or movie... if someone says bad about it they take a defensive step... I don't mind if someone don't like my favorite movie .. I would consider that they don't have a good sense of movies...
@dodo19 (32586)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
20 Jul 10
We are all different, and will therefore have different opinions. Sometimes, we'll agree on something, but sometimes we won't. I understand that I won't agree with everything that other people say.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
20 Jul 10
no, i think thats dumb.