Do you select watching movies by story or its cast

United States
March 15, 2007 8:22pm CST
hey folks how do you select your movies ..which one to watch ..do you go by famous actor or by strong storyline
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
25 Mar 07
usually by a actor or a actress or who is going to be in the movie.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
19 Mar 07
we watch movies by whos acting in them. also by best sellers.
@vipulchawla (2220)
• India
17 Mar 07
well abt hollywood movies i go by the storylibe bcoz hardly i recognize any hollywood actor or actress. abt bollywood movies i must say i go often by the cast and rarely by the storyline...
@shyamlal (3538)
• India
17 Mar 07
i look for the director first..then the story and cast
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
17 Mar 07
For myself I usually go for the storyline. Now and then I might be drawn to a movie due to who is playing in it but if the storyline doesn't look good I don't care who is in the movie because I won't watch it. I've seen many good movies who didn't have well known stars in them, or at least well known at the time, and I've loved them. I've seen some with big name stars that I like and the movie isn't that great. So for the most part I pick by storyline but if I'm debating on it the star can shift the balance.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
16 Mar 07
I go by the storyline. Actors sometimes star in turkeys, so do you want to watch a turkey because Brad Pitt is starring in it?
• Canada
16 Mar 07
99% the story. Most of my favourite movies, I don't even remember who was in them, because I don't care. The only time it influences my decision is when an actor is typecast. e.g. If I see a trailer for a comedy, and Will Ferrell is in it, I assume it will be funnier than average, but still, it's not because of Will Ferrell, I'm just more certain of the story. I usually don't pay attention to quality of acting or who it is. Spending those big bucks on big name actors doesn't add any extra revenue from my wallet.
@kylanie (1205)
• United States
16 Mar 07
It just depends on what kind of a movie it is but most of the time I go by the cast.
@krishkorp (427)
• India
16 Mar 07
I go by the story line and at times by the director who has given good films in past.Sometimes just for my favorite star no matter how crap the movie is(which i always regret to having gone to seen that)...
@Zalvor (728)
• Turkey
16 Mar 07
I do a bit of both, but I also read reviews a lot. I have a few favorite critics, Roger Ebert being one of them. His website is http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
16 Mar 07
I actually prefer to look at both. I would prefer to have a story and would like to see some established performer in the movie. Having said this if I like the story and director, then I can go and watch the movie solely for that irrespective of the performers. Cheers! Ram
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
I go for the story first, then the actors that will portray in the story. Movies like documentary films are some of the movies that I prefer to watch, especially if the story is about is about awareness. For commercial movies, the very first thing that I look at is also the story, of what's it all about. The actor's credentials come next through right through it, better to be more familiar at their filmographies..
@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
16 Mar 07
I do a little of both. I will read the description of the movie and if I'm still not too sure, I see who is starring in the movie. Sometimes actors & actresses can pull a so so movie into something a lot better.
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
It can be both or either of the two depending on the movie itself. Sometimes, the lead actors and actresses are great factors why I tend to watch the movie even if it's not really a good one. There are also times when I would read the synopsis of the story before I'm gonna go and watch the film. I'm more into the storyline and the story itself. :)
16 Mar 07
I usually pick my movies by who is in them. It is getting harder these days as there are so many new actors. I really like the old stars, such as Clint Eastwood. He can park his boots under my bed any time!!! I remember him from his Rawhide days. If I don't recognize any of the actors, then the movie would have to have a great storyline.
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
16 Mar 07
I prefer both to be present. I do think i most often go by the actors when deciding what film to see. Or I go with a Norwegian movie, regardless of the actor or storyline. My partner has decided he just loves norwegian movies of any kind.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
16 Mar 07
i never select a movie by his storyline i does not mean alote to me i usually select a movie by the director after that by the cast and after that by the one that wrotethe transcript
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
I really select a movie not by its casts but by its story if it interests me. I dont care about casts really.
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
16 Mar 07
I select by the people actors, actresses, director, producer etc. I usually wait till other people see the movie and recommend it.
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
It depends.. when I was younger, when I used to have crushes on Hollywood actors, I'd go watch their movies even if the ratings or reviews about the movie were not that good. Although, in general, what attracts me to a movie is its storyline..