I saw the Avengers 2: Age of Ultron last weekend. It’s already made an obscene amount of money, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the writing is any good. I couldn’t put down my writer’s glasses even if I wanted to, so I might as well put my thoughts into a blog.
I read books, play video games, and watch TV. I have opinions about most of what I consume that way. And I like to write those opinions down.
However, I find reviews saying ‘I love it’ or ‘I hate it’ pretty useless, so I do things differently. Instead, I try to look at why something does or does not work for me. Are the characters internally consistent? Does the plot make sense? What writing smells does the story have.
That way, you know not just if I liked it, but it should help you determine if you will like it. I hope.
I saw Sharknado 2: the Second One last week. What to say about that? Well, I liked it. You know going in it isn’t going to be the movie of the year. It actually tries to be bad. However… it’s actually kind of fun. You can learn something from that as a writer: a guy cutting a flying shark in half with a chainsaw is just fun.