Romance : Why do you think this genre is seen in such a bad way ?

Why do you think this genre is seen in such a bad way ?

Maybe it's just me but I feel like this genre is sadly seen in a bad light and I feel like it's the underdog in films genres by critics and hard core movie fans.

I feel like it's because is seen as the least complex and the most formulatic of all movie genres, I also think that maybe it's because there is nothing groundbreaking or new under the sun with this genre.

it's funny how Oscar winners with a romance as the main plot is in 7s meanwhile darker dramas have 8s and 10s as a rating the same with blockbusters and YA franchises

Or is just a coincidence?



Oscar winners/ Oscar Nominees
Dark Dramas and Thrillers

The godfather
9.2 IMDB
100 Rotten tomatoes

The silence of the Lambs
8.6 IMDB
94 rotten Tomatoes

Citizen Kane
8,4 IMDB
100 Rotten Tomatoes

Schindler's List
8,9 IMDb
97 Rotten Tomatoes

Inception
8,8 IMDB
86 Rotten Tomatoes

Black Swan
8,0 IMDB
87 Rotten Tomatoes


Romances

Gone with The Wind
8,2 IMDb
95 Rotten Tomatoes


Casablanca
8,6 IMDB
97 Rotten Tomatoes


Titanic
7,7 IMDB
86 Rotten Tomatoes

Moulin Rouge
7,7 IMDB
76 Rotten Tomatoes

The English Patient
7,6 IMDB
83 Rotten Tomatoes




Ya Franchises
More action Oriented

Harry Potter

Sorcerer's stone
7,4 IMDB
80 Rotten Tomatoes

Chamber of secrets
7,3 IMDB
82 Rotten Tomatoes

The prisoner of Azkaban
7,8 IMDB
91 Rotten Tomatoes

The goblet of Fire
7,6 IMDB
88 Rotten Tomatoes

The order of Phoenix
7,4 IMDB
7,9 Rotten Tomatoes

Half Blood Prince
7,5 IMDB
84 Rotten Tomatoes

Deathly Hollows part I
7,7 IMDb
78 Rotten Tomatoes

Deathly Hollows part II
81 IMDB
96 Rotten Tomatoes


The Hunger Games

Hunger Games
7,3 IMDB
84 Rotten tomatoes

Catching Fire
7,8 IMDB
89 Rotten Tomatoes


Romance Oriented

Divergent
7,0 IMDB
41 Rotten Tomatoes

The Twilight saga

Twilight
5,2 IMDB
49 Rotten Tomatoes

New Moon
4,6 IMDB
28 Rotten Tomatoes

Eclipse
4,9 IMDB
49 Rotten Tomatoes

breaking Dawn part 1
4,9 IMDB
24 Rotten Tomatoes

breaking Dawn Part 2
5,6 IMDB
49 Rotten Tomatoes


Swords and Sandals

Action Oriented

Gladiator
8,5 IMDB
76 rotten Tomatoes

300
7,6 IMDB
60 Rotten Tomatoes

300 Raise of an Empire
6,4 IMDB
49 Rotten Tomatoes

Hercules
6,4 IMDB
60 Rotten Tomatoes



Romance oriented.

The legend of Hercules
4,2 IMDB
3 Rotten Tomatoes

Pompeii
5,6 IMDB
29 Rotten Tomatoes


Note
I agree with a lot of the Ratings but I'm just pointing out how in every type of films the movies with less Romance are the ones with higher scores

























Re: Why do you think this genre is seen in such a bad way ?

Rotten Tomatoes ?! I only eat tomatoes when they're fresh or newly cooked ! Well it's true , the marks are going to the brash action genre or mixed genre . But I think that reflects on the power of the Interweb and those voices who are outspoken online about movies . Of course I watch action movies , but they generally leave me tired and unsatisfied . So I guess my favorite genre are human interest and romance stories !

Re: Why do you think this genre is seen in such a bad way ?

there are some great stuff in action but yes generally leave me unsatisfied as well since sometimes i feel like i watched a movie without a plot.
I was entretained the whole time but at the end i just dont remember what it was about.

with your two favorite genres i supouse you are a girl like me because we are the ones that like the most love stories or more human and sentimental stuff.


Re: Why do you think this genre is seen in such a bad way ?

Strangely No , Sari ! I was brought up in a small town with much friendship and love , and there were no cinemas nearby or televisions then . A long time ago , but because it was a close community , I remembered the warmth and lessons . And it's been long way away from that now .

Re: Why do you think this genre is seen in such a bad way ?

Great so you are the perfect example that romantic films are fir girls is a stupid stereotype,It's great to know I was wrong.

Re: Why do you think this genre is seen in such a bad way ?

Well take a look at this movie . This was promoted in the Directors Forum by the director , Michael Ignani . Most of the comments made about it are negative . I like the acting and theme . Let me know your opinion when you can ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUfly_iWEaw

Re: Why do you think this genre is seen in such a bad way ?

Romances are not logical. Romances don't need to be logical but they need to create a feeling of romance. Very few romances actually show romance so they are boring. They might show what seems like a romantic setting but they don't show romance. They show two people spending time together and then somehow they develop feelings but the movie does not show what happens to cause the feelings. For most romances, the viewer feels romantic if they project romantic desires into the story but very few if any romance stories are capable of creat9ing romantic feelings for people that don't already have the desire. A movie that really shows the feelings would be powerful, unusual and recognizable as something special.

Yet I would not say that men are not romantic. In my opinion, a truly romantic person would understand what is missing from romance stories.

I assume most people won't understand me. That is because they don't see the feelings inside of me, no one ever has. If they could feel what I feel is possible then they would understand that the world needs a lot of it very much.

Re: Why do you think this genre is seen in such a bad way ?

They win awards way more than, say, action films, thrillers, horror films, sci-fi films, or westerns.
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