As I read other movie reviews I sometimes wonder if critics are required to hate movies these days. I myself love going to the movies, I don’t hear good reviews that often and when I do it is for blockbusters that are predictable tripe or dramas that are sooo dull only the academy awards community would love them. For me, movie are my passion, an escape from daily life and a tantalizing few hours away from all the mundane crap around me. I don’t expect movies to be perfect, I would however like them to try and be good, not rely on special effects to carry the story and make me feel something for the characters I am watching. If they achieve that, I am happy. If they do more, they deserve praise. If they can surprise me with a plot twist I actually did not see coming they have achieved greatness.