Art is a reflection of our society and life, and films are often viewed as modern expressions of art. They make us laugh and cry and we often like to quote them, they edify us, they enlighten us.
Numerous films are made in the entertainment industry every year, but all are disliked: some top the charts while others are knocked out of the box office. Some become critics’ hot topics of discussion while others escape their attention, in short, some get a thumbs up while others get a thumbs down.
But how many of those that get positive feedback are really good films? Well, it’s not as easy to answer as it seems. The subject is very subjective. What seems good to one may not be the same to another. What seems comfortable for some others may be comfortable for others. So what exactly is a good film? In general we can say that films that appeal to the masses and not to any class of people can be considered a good film. But what are the qualities a film needs to qualify as good? A film should primarily provide good entertainment. They are of course different:
Touch our feelings: A film should touch our hearts and make us talk or think, rather than just becoming a pastime. It should have the ability to teach and inspire us and to provoke us emotionally.
Educational: It should be able to inform us about something new. Nowadays, movies are considered to be one of the most effective educational tools that are used to educate or enlighten people regarding certain subjects. In short, a good film should have educational value for the masses.
Mirror of society: A good film must also encourage and inspire people to successfully overcome barriers. Films are seen as a mirror of life. Every story in a film is more or less inspired by our lives, by what’s happening around us.
But that’s not all; There are a few other factors that contribute to a film being considered good. Below are the points:
The plot: This is the most important part of the film. Without a good plot, a film cannot attract and keep viewers in theaters. Even if for some reason they were initially drawn to it, people would sooner or later lose interest.
The Characters: The second most important factor in any good movie is the story’s characters. Without them there would be no story and no plot. Characters should be such that the audience likes them. Be it a positive character or a negative one. You should have some qualities that people can identify with.
Actors: We need good actors to make a good film. Actors who can justify and shape the characters come alive in front of the audience. You have to be able to portray the characters well so that people say the characters are made to be thought of. They should blend into the characters.
Screenplay: Movies look dead without dialogue. The script is the life of movies, so they should be very strong and appealing. You can even get people to watch the movie repeatedly.
Last but not least, the visual presentation of a film with beautiful scenes and landscapes can also bring and attract people to the cinemas.