|Grey Wolf wrote:|
|I find the best way to watch films is to check your brain at the door, be entertained, and pick your brain up later.|
It's funny, because I'm usually on this side of the discussion with some of my friends.
ex. I was watching Apocalypto with them the other week, and it was their first time seeing it.
They literally wouldn't shut up the whole movie and picked out every possible cliché and historical inaccuracy they could.
I noticed these things as well the first time I watched it, but I didn't really let it ruin my experience of the movie. Honestly, I enjoyed Elysium as well and it was only in my ruminations about the movie driving home and discussing it that I really realized which parts I found especially cheesey.
The closer one analyzes in any situation, the more flaws pop up.
They aren't saying the programming is cool though. At that point they are saying the final product is cool. That is like a gamer saying GTA 4 is cool, but would be bored to death if you got into the programming aspect of it. I've seen it happen more times than I care to count. I've had people say a game did something cool, but as soon as I got into the programmer's in-depth talk about what was going on you could see they didn't care about the programming aspect. Just like movies, people love the special effects, but only those who want to learn how to do it are interested in the in-depth explanation of how it was done.
Right, blissful ignorance. People love movies and video games and works of entertainment so much as a mystical phenomena/spiritual experience/what have you that their method of appreciating it comes about as "leaving one's brain at the door" and not daring to venture into the creation process itself. I've thought of it as the "Leave it to God" logic, at times. No offense to religious or nonreligious people. It's just the balance of nature in a way.
If everyone were creators and no one were enjoyers, then the balance would be disrupted and you'd have a large number of people making entertainment for no one.
However, ideally a society would be full of more curious people willing to learn many subjects and be polymaths. A world full of intellectuals would be duller but more efficient. Trade offs, bah.