6. Genre certainly affects a film’s reception critically but I don’t abide the “dramas are move valuable or moving than comedies and horrors” belief. So I will not be taking genre into account with my rankings but let me state: Horror is my favorite genre, followed by comedy, followed by drama, and here’s why: horror fans are believed to be the most PATIENT film-appreciators in that we’ll watch more bad horror movies than drama fans will watch bad dramas. I don’t know why this is, but I know it’s true for me personally. I also have more patience for a bad comedy than a bad drama. For some reason, the idea that dramas take themselves very seriously forces me to take them very seriously and have little patience when they’re hokey or just bad. To this effect, we’re going to ignore genre altogether (with ranking, not with my opinion blurbs). But if I hate a drama I’ll probably assign it a 2. If I hate a horror, I’ll probably assign it a 7. I can do whatever I want, it’s my blog, see #8 below!
7. Star power increases a film’s revenue, but not usually its quality. So we will not be considering it in the ranking, but we will in my opinion blurbs.
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