Why Real on Reels is Here
I used to read reviews of movies before I watched them, just to get a general sense of the movie and some would give too much away, some wouldn’t give enough away, and some were just about the cinematography, the acting, the directing, etc.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I find that a lot of people have huge, varying opinions on what movies are good and what movies are bad. For example, some people like to watch movies that are so bad that they’re good. I cannot watch these movies; they annoy me. A lot of men (yes, I’m being general and sexist right now) don’t like chick flicks and therefore the reviews are read as misogynistic and just plain rude. I love chick flicks; they make me feel warm inside and generally give me a brighter view on life, at least for the next couple of days. A lot of people like artsy movies that have no real plot but are beautiful. Most of these reviews, I find, are done by people who have gone to film school and they’re technical and boring and I don’t understand any of it.
I wanted to start a review site that was more than just a strict, direct “this is good, go see it” or “this is terrible, don’t watch it.” I wanted a discussion site, lead by one person, but it continued on in the comments.
And that’s why I started this.
How Real on Reels Works
There is no format, there is no structure. The authors will post whatever they want to post about a movie and you can comment in the comments. We don’t use proper grammar and spelling but none of us wants to read a comment where every word is misspelled and U tYp lYk DiS. If you disagree, do not attack the author; instead, why don’t you bring up what you liked and disliked about the movie, and a discussion can evolve from there. Lastly, there will be no discussion of politics, religion, pornography, or violence that is unrelated to the movie. If there’s a sex scene, sure, talk about how uncomfortable or aroused you got. But don’t recommend that we watch the XXX Twilight Parody. Let’s just all be civilized adults here.
To Start Using Real on Reels, You Can:
- Use Search on the left hand side and look for a movie
- Look under Categories for a genre and go from there
- If you have a favourite author you can click on their link on the right hand side and see what kind of movies they like to watch
- Check under Recent Posts for a movie review that was posted recently
As the sidebar says, and as the about page says, there are spoilers. I encourage only people who have seen the movies, or wouldn’t mind being spoiled, to read any further.