A conversation between a wogma reader (!) and non-yet-reader (?) -
?: Why read a review?
!: Should I watch it or skip it? Pitch it or ditch it?
?:How does a review help? It's just the writer's point of view which could be absolutely different from yours.
!: Could, but not necessarily always is.
?: But, you'd never find a person whose opinion on all movies will match 100% with yours.
!: Don't want such a match.
?: Huh? Then, why read a review?
!: Because a review can give the writer's opinion with explanations on why they liked or disliked a movie.
?: Now, why would someone else's explanation interest you?
!: Because I know why he/she didn’t like the movie.
!: And...I know if I agree or disagree with the writer. Then I decide if the same things appeal to me or bother me. Here, this will solve the mystery -
|Writer's reason -||Positive||Negative|
|I like||WATCH||DON'T WATCH|
|I don't like||DON'T WATCH||WATCH|
?: aaah...but I like watching every movie AND I like forming my own opinion. Yes, I love discussing the movie. Now, why would someone like me read a review?
!: Oh well, to each his own...hey wait, you can read the review after you've watched the movie and discuss it with the reviewer. You are right, it's fun!
So, whether you are a '?' or '!', you are at the right place! :)
- meetu, a part of the audience