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MarketBOB Movie Review Collection Box Office Hits 2009-2011

MarketBOB Movie Review Collection Box Office Hits 2009-2011

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Published by Craig Forgrave
Watching a movie is a personal choice, amplified by others through the box office totals to become crowd-sourced hits and bombs. MarketBOB reviews only the hits every weekend, the box office movies we pay to see, now collected from all my Scribd reviews in one volume. These movie reviews cover the years 2009 to 2011. They reveal how we feel emotionally both as individuals and as a collective audience, sharing through our choices the best movie every weekend. Sometimes, the choices are limited, but the box office is a great voting mechanism, a humbling barometer of our feelings towards the biggest stars, the loudest explosions and the bloodiest crimes.
The last three years have seen the box office invaded by superheroes, zombies, vampires, lovers, comics, idiots and cartoon characters. Hollywood has matched the mood of audiences, devastated by the Great Recession and the following recovery of the 1% at the expense of the rest of us.

We now end 2011 at the edge of a revolution in society. We see it in the Arab Spring, in Russia, in China and in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations across the country. The inequalities in our lives are reflected in these movie reviews, as we searched for those more powerful, sad or tragically flawed than we are in our daily lives.

We like super heroes because we feel only the all-powerful among us can save the day. We flock to zombie flicks because we identify with the walking dead, shuffling through life while the 1% flies overhead in their private jets, from penthouse to waterfront estate.

We are thrilled by the end of the world, because we’re feeling anxiety about the future. It is unpredictable, primarily because we are at the mercy of politicians and their ability to lead and make the hard decisions. History has shown how dangerous life can be when politics control our lives. Polarized politicians lead nations to wars and depressions.

Rarely, a movie delivers a surprise, a story that no one predicted would be a hit, but we make it so. Those are the real treasures, when audiences seek out a movie or star that resonate with their mood.

For me, reviewing all these movies for my MarketBOB analysis of audience mood, I watch people as well as the screen. I try and capture their reaction to the Story, Genre and Quality of what they see. I judge the value of the experience, whether it was worth the money and time invested.

Most of all, I judge these movies in the light of our current state of mind. Are we happy or sad, fearful or full of hope? How many times have you chosen a movie because you feel like being scared? Or need a laugh? When you leave, you either satisfied your emotional decision or not.
Watching a movie is a personal choice, amplified by others through the box office totals to become crowd-sourced hits and bombs. MarketBOB reviews only the hits every weekend, the box office movies we pay to see, now collected from all my Scribd reviews in one volume. These movie reviews cover the years 2009 to 2011. They reveal how we feel emotionally both as individuals and as a collective audience, sharing through our choices the best movie every weekend. Sometimes, the choices are limited, but the box office is a great voting mechanism, a humbling barometer of our feelings towards the biggest stars, the loudest explosions and the bloodiest crimes.
The last three years have seen the box office invaded by superheroes, zombies, vampires, lovers, comics, idiots and cartoon characters. Hollywood has matched the mood of audiences, devastated by the Great Recession and the following recovery of the 1% at the expense of the rest of us.

We now end 2011 at the edge of a revolution in society. We see it in the Arab Spring, in Russia, in China and in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations across the country. The inequalities in our lives are reflected in these movie reviews, as we searched for those more powerful, sad or tragically flawed than we are in our daily lives.

We like super heroes because we feel only the all-powerful among us can save the day. We flock to zombie flicks because we identify with the walking dead, shuffling through life while the 1% flies overhead in their private jets, from penthouse to waterfront estate.

We are thrilled by the end of the world, because we’re feeling anxiety about the future. It is unpredictable, primarily because we are at the mercy of politicians and their ability to lead and make the hard decisions. History has shown how dangerous life can be when politics control our lives. Polarized politicians lead nations to wars and depressions.

Rarely, a movie delivers a surprise, a story that no one predicted would be a hit, but we make it so. Those are the real treasures, when audiences seek out a movie or star that resonate with their mood.

For me, reviewing all these movies for my MarketBOB analysis of audience mood, I watch people as well as the screen. I try and capture their reaction to the Story, Genre and Quality of what they see. I judge the value of the experience, whether it was worth the money and time invested.

Most of all, I judge these movies in the light of our current state of mind. Are we happy or sad, fearful or full of hope? How many times have you chosen a movie because you feel like being scared? Or need a laugh? When you leave, you either satisfied your emotional decision or not.

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