Live Poll: I Can't Forgive a Film That Is ...

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No movie's perfect, that's for sure. But even without any flaw in the acting, writing, editing and directing, even when the film is technically good and reach a point of cinematic Oscar-material excellence, there are some flaws that are just too big to ignore, or to forgive.

Speaking for yourself, you can't forgive a film that is...

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how about 'just plain stupid'...or if you prefer...'...ignorant to level of which society has either fallen or is standing at the precipice of...' 
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Because I tried to pinpoint the flaws seemingly good movies have, if a movie is stupid, that means there's a serious problem with the writing, which immediately disqualifies it. 
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nice one...
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I think, while all of these can irk a viewer to an extent, if you personally find the film boring you will find it tough to connect with which will dissuade you from future re-watches or ever thinking twice about it again. I think what one person finds boring will vary the most on this list between what others find boring, but that would be the hardest hump for me to get over. 
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What one person considers fascinating, another may simply find boring. It depends on the tastes of the viewer, and often on his/her previous experience with similar films. If one sees a trope or element for the first time, he/she may be delighted. If another sees it for the 200th time, he/she may find it annoying. 

But probably any film viewer has had negative memories of watching a number of "boring" films. Films that do not entertain him/her at all. 
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I can forgive a film that only commits one of these cinematic sins, but have a hard time watching a film when it commits multiple sins.
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Are there really no perfect films? Perfect Movies Everyone Agrees On

I voted BOOOOORING.

Anyone should be able to passionately communicate what they find interesting or insightful about a topic they want to speak to. It can be seemingly about the dullest thing in the world. But, if they can't communicate what they love about it or how it is unique effectively; what is the point and why should others care about it? I find that applies to filmmakers, writers and movies as well. I find the best movies are ones where the writer and filmmaker compel me to care about them through a well-told story and characters that have depth. Movies that fail to make me care about the characters or what happens to them, as well as, a confusing story or uninteresting plot are the worst type of movie to sit through.
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El, you have a missing image on one of your polls. The image in #9 option has been deleted on Live Poll: Fly me to the Moon ...  http://www.imdb.com/poll/MAeS625McS8/
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I can forgive a confusing story, if it manages to avoid leaving huge plot-holes. But if I find myself not caring about the characters, it is increasingly likely that I will not like this film. 
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Films that irk me the most are the ones that are pointless. You've got this vast, complicated, artistic medium to express yourself, and if you put me through 2 1/2 hours of nonsense then I'm getting pissed off.

I don't care if it's boring. If you've got something to say, at least the movie's worth something.
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I agree 100%.
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In my opinion, it depends on the genre and context of the film. Several comedies, for example, do not try to convey anything particularly meaningful, and the characters do not undergo major changes throughout the film. But they may still have engaging, quirky characters, memorable lines or decent plots. 

In the case of war films. whether the characters fail or succeed, live or die is often irrelevant to the wider war that is going on. But they offer glimpses of life on the front lines, and how men and women adapt to a nightmare scenario. 

But there are several films that try to convey messages and fail to do so. 
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With comedies, I think the point can be to make people laugh, and that's fine. I generally make exceptions for films whose sole concern is to entertain. This can include comedies, superhero films, and sometimes thrillers/dramas, etc. . . . That being said, very few of my favorite films are rely on entertainment value alone.

War films often have a point within pointlessness, if that makes sense. The biggest culprit in my experience are films on the Vietnam War, which often frustrate me since they pretty much all repeat the same message, and I feel like I got the point already.

Films can be about pointlessness without being pointless (if that makes sense), which to me is a pretty neat observation. Although I often dislike war films (ironically, it's currently my highest rated genre), I can find merit within them for that kind of commentary. 
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Personally, preachy films are worse than mere boring ones. There are many films which I consider plain boring because they recycle age-old tropes without adding anything particularly refreshing or appealing.

But preachy films force you to endure through lengthy sermons. The characters and plot are excuses in order for the filmmakers to preach to the audience and attempt to convert them to whatever "good cause" they are in favor of. Essentially propaganda for whatever message and cause they serve. This hardly resembles entertainment.