Many people do not look into what sparks our emotions or actions in life. Some people are easily influenced more than others, but can our minds become influenced without us realizing? Consequently, with the new trends, social media, and society, our minds are bound to be swayed one way or another. I had a realization, that one of the most popular ways for people to entertain themselves is watching movies. If we are influenced by what we watch, then how do movies affect our way of thinking or reactions in real life?
Ratings can affect the judgment in whether people want to go and watch that movie. It is similar to the idea of peer pressure in where if you see something that is good, you might try it out. For movies, it’s the same. If a sequel gets a good review, then more people might go and watch it. But even though some critics had made reviews, many others still haven’t, and the movie could be a flop.
This not only occurs in the case of violence but also in profane actions and words, sex and drug use. Thus, the impact that ratings creep has on society is the fact that they have the potential to shape future generations. Younger generations act upon what they see in movies, and their actions can shape the
Personality types can play a major role that influence your inherent inclination to fight or flee (Hussung 1). There are people that when something unexpected occurs their brain has to stop and process the situation in order to make a decisions (Hussung 1). Horror entertainment can trigger fear and comes with a boost of adrenaline (Hussung 1). Humans tend watch horror movies because they get enjoyment from a scary movie. Although, people get scared because of the movie the brain concludes that the experience is not a true threat to the human body (Hussung 1).
In South Indian film culture, there is a widespread practice of idolizing movie stars, the best example being Rajnikanth. Fans go out of their way to catch repeat shows of their favorite films. Another such practice is the form of extreme devotion which is invoked in fans at times either in the form of bhakti or by appealing to some other sentiment in them. This has often been criticized and scrutinized by film critics who claim that this is a method used by film-makers to make their films big hits in the box office as the ‘magic hit formula’ does not always work. In western movies, classic realism in films appealed to the disembodied spectator quite contrary to the Bollywood and South Indian films which seek to embody the spectator.
Then beyond that, if I am watching the film with other people, I examine their reactions and compare it with mine, to "watch ourselves watch"  as Linda Williams (2008) would have put it. I argue from experience that the affective value of sex/love scenes conserves relatively well. Compared to action or horror scenes whose novelty and 'special effects' may wear off in the next viewing,
First, the movie tells the story through the eyes and the thoughts of Bryce and then through the eyes and the thoughts of Julie.2 While we know that sometimes, the repetition of a story can make audience bored, but surprisingly this movie doesn’t even make us feel that way. Even though it contains a lot of repetition stories, it is fun because even Julie has a very different point of view about what is happening between Bryce and her, and sometimes it is out of what I expected about their own feeling too. I cannot find the weaknesses from this movie but when I look into the details of the movie, there are some missing scenes that makes me astonished. One of the missing scenes is a scene in a morning when Julie is on a tree and she doesn’t want to go down from the tree knowing that the tree will be cut. Later on, a bus school arrives under the tree and stops, then the scene continues to a close-up shot of Julie asking Bryce to climb the tree and then the shot goes to Julie looking down at the Bryce and I realized that the bus has moved about a meter backwards.
Finally, it has to be unrealistic, despite all the graphic nature in the films but at some point we know that it isn 't real. Younger people are the most type of audiences that are attached to horror films because they are seeking intense experiences that aren 't exist in their real lives. There are two types of people, each type has its point of view whether to hate or love horror films. Despite the fact that some people are for horror movies because of the big financial income and the unusual feelings, others find it very terrifying because it has consequences on the body and have unrealistic stories. Horror movies are very successful type of movies due to its big financial income.
Do films offer anything more than an escape from reality? The issue if films do offer anything more than an escape from reality has been an arguable issue since the prevalence and popularity of films in recent years. Some feel that films are only able to give us an escapade from our mundane everyday lives while others beg to differ. Films do offer us a lot more than an escape from reality, however, this is dependent on the genre of the film as with the extensive array of films in the world today, some films present to us real world problems while others feed on the imagination of viewers. Films have been regarded by many as an avenue to escape the duties and responsibilities in their everyday lives.
Technology has molded society and directly impacted people. Something that is centralized is then taken to individual homes which gives a private communication, however, makes people apart of the masses. Williams discussed how technology has altered society and changed the relationship of the world when McLuhan writes about movies this is seen. “To a highly literate and mechanized culture, the movie appeared like a world of triumphant illusions and dreams that money could buy” (4) according to McLuhan. This statement is correct, the technology of movies communicates a fake reality to audiences and transports them to the world of illusions.