Red Flags That Hint A Movie Might Be Bad

It’s always disappointing when you’re incredibly excited to see a movie and after you finally do, you feel like you’ve wasted your time and money. So how can you avoid that? Reddit has some ideas.

An AskReddit thread asks, “What’s the first sign that a movie is going to be bad?” More than 15-thousand people have offered their takes and these are some of the top responses:

  • "If there are multiple trailers for a comedy movie, but they use the same joke in all of them."
  • "It's advertised as one of the best movies of the year … and it's late January."
  • "An exposition in which one character explains everything that's going on to another character that should already know what is going on."
  • "The selling points are focused on celebrity names and visual effects."
  • "It’s a remake of something that didn’t suck."
  • "When the trailer already tells you the entire movie."
  • "The title card reads, ‘A Hallmark Original.’"
  • "You can tell the acting is awful even from the trailer."
  • "Characters think they are funny because they speak loudly."
  • "It's a live action remake of a classic Disney animation."
  • "When I wanna get up to get some snacks five minutes into the movie but I don't pause it because I feel like 'I'm probably not missing out on much.'"
  • "If it's a non-modern piece with modern hair and makeup in it."
  • "You can look at the ad and already tell how the story will start and end."
  • "For animated movies, if the trailer really pushes the celebrity voice-cast, shows mainly the gags and action scenes, and has generic, modern pop songs, it's going to be bad."
  • "Family moves in, guess what? Someone got killed in their new home."

Source: Reddit

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