Wearing the hat of a critic means making rational arguments about irrational subjects. Art is irrational. Movies, music, sculptures, painting, burlesque, video games, and professional wrestling may all have rules, but these rules can just as easily be thrown away if the final result speaks to the heart. Love, like art, is irrational.
There are many rational reasons to get excited for about a movie. If the film is Divergent, maybe you want to see how it stacks up against the source material. If it's 22 Jump Street, maybe you loved the casting of the first film and want to see Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill back on screen together. If it's Interstellar, maybe you just want to see what Christopher Nolan has up his sleeve this time.
Those reasons are all well and good, but they're not nearly as fun as the irrational reasons we have for looking forward to movies.More »