Online movie forums are where people post what they liked about a movie, despised about a movie, or what they want to see. Be ready for members of forums to post negative remarks, but there are also members that post positive comments or offer helpful constructive criticism which can make your next movie better. Online movie forums thrive because it is a cool way for viewers to be a movie critic in their computer and also express their uncensored audience opinion.
That is one of things that I love about the social medium. The web makes it possible for people to enjoy freedom of speech, even if it’s only about posting on a movie. I trust the opinions of people that post in forums more than paid movie critics. Most compensated movie critics focus on reviewing studio movies, art house fare, or even offbeat films with known Hollywood stars inside them.
The open diversity of movies discussed in forums is amazing for me as a writer, producer, and manager. Members who like direct to video urban gangster movies have somewhere to post their comments. Fans of low budget horror movies have a house on the Internet to be observed. Online movie forums are an entertainment democracy for audiences and producers.
The majority of smaller budget indie movies won’t ever be reviewed by compensated movie critics or receive a first look from mainstream press outlets. The online movie forum community gives indie movies made on small budgets a shot to be viewed, to loved, and despised. Every movie receives a reasonable shake to be assessed. In a film democracy no filmmaker is safe from movie viewer salvos or roses being almost thrown. I have read posts that start by tearing apart a movie until there is nothing left to strike.
When not filled enough with bashing the movie a forum member occasionally turns their anger on the filmmaker by personally shredding them to pieces.I had one online reviewer go far beyond not liking one of my movies. They attacked me over my face. No way I could change that part of producing a movie. Not merely did the audience despise one of my movies, they loathed my face. Hell, I haven’t ever appeared in a movie I’ve done in a cameo or acting function. This was amusing to me. It reminds of the story concerning the cowboy that catches a terrible beating from the other cowboy. Similar movies are accessible on gomovies which is an online plateform.
The winning cowboy appears down in the losing cowboy inquiring if he still wants more. The losing cowboy fires back,”Are you crazy?The only place you have not struck me yet is on the base of my feet.” I have been that losing cowboy on more than just a few posts and reviews. Forums can be just like a rowdy old west saloon. That is what makes them enjoyable.Members of forums post sharp and witty comments I like reading, even if it occurs one of my movies is getting flamed.
A filmmaker that’s thin skin should remain out of forums. It is similar to when professional athletes are heckled and cursed by fans. The difference is that during building a movie there’ll be no heckling or even cursing aimed at you as you’re working on place. That is unless you invite a Guy Terrifico character friend to the place to watch.To join an online movie forum you need to submit a valid email before being able to post comments. After that step is done take a straightforward approach to marketing and promoting your film on forums. Movie buffs can see throughout the top hype and BS.
There’s no doubt the goal of submitting information on your own movie in a forum is to create interest for your movie, but unless the movie is studio backed avoid claims like”This years best action movie” etc..I’m not a mind reader, but perhaps you are thinking right now what you should post. Post the name of your movie, tagline, artwork, brief synopsis, and connect to a movie website.