On Valentines Day my husband and I went to see the movie, "The Vow". Now, going into the movie I knew the couple would end up together. It's something that pretty much everyone knows going into the flick, but I still enjoyed it. It was still a beautiful love story, IMO.
I recently watched This Means War. The second the ex-wife and child stepped into the picture I knew what would happen. Still laughed my butt off in that movie like I haven't laughed for a LONG time. But yeah... I knew.
Hitch? Yep, obviously Will Smith would end up with Eva Mendez. Again another good movie though.
What's my point in my talking about this, you might ask? For me, sometimes it's ALL about the JOURNEY. That road that you know may end up with A & B getting to C, but its how they get there that matters. The lessons they learn along the way. How they make you FEEL as your taking this trip with them. Are you cheering them on? Laughing? Swooning? Crying? Did it give you entertainment? Care about the characters?
When I read or watch a movie it's all about the emotions I feel. How I connect or bond with the characters. That's what touches me.
Now I'm not saying that everyone should feel the same. Also not saying that means that writers, screen writers, movie directors whoever it may be shouldn't try to write stories that make the reader or viewer guess. Not saying that they shouldn't work hard to make a story unpredictable AND one that makes you feel and fall in love. But--and I think more so in contemporary--but I think a lot of the time, we all know 2+2 is going to equal 4. It's just exciting to see how the characters work out the equation.
What do you think? Is it more about the journey for you or are you one who looks for those more complicated plots that leave you guessing the whole time?