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Describe a Movie You Watched Recently That You Felt Disappointed About
You should say:
- When it was
- Why you didn’t like it
- Why you decided to watch it
- And explain why you felt disappointed about it
Sample Answer 1
There’s a movie I recently watched called Nice and Easy. Basically it’s a French comedy that follows a twenty-something guy who’s got two doctor degrees but made the conscious decision not to work. I watched it on a Friday night on my own, as I was sipping a cup of tea and snuggling up in a cozy blanket.
I decided to watch the movie because it was all over social media, partly because the theme reminds people of the lying flat mentality in Gen Z where young people joke about not working and just chilling. But it’s just something people say, in reality few would actually follow through. That’s why I was really curious to see how things would pan out for the jobless guy in the movie.
As it turned out, I really enjoyed the first half. Despite having no job and no ambitions, the protagonist was having the time of his life, just chilling and he seemed genuinely happy. However, as the movie progresses, he somehow changed his mind and started to join the rat race. The movie ends with him making a fortune and starting a family.
I’m a bit disappointed about this seemingly happy ending. The way I see it, the movie could have explored so many possibilities that come with an unconventional way of living. Instead, it chose to stick to the conventional, which is a bit anti-climactic for me.
I’m not saying that people shouldn’t work hard. On the contrary, it’s super important to work hard in order to achieve anything in a competitive society. But I guess for me movies are supposed to be escapism, so I would like it to be more idealistic than realistic. That’s why I’d say overall, the movie has a promising start but I’m not a big fan of the ending.
Sample Answer 2
I recently watched a movie that I felt disappointed about – “Wonder Woman 1984“. I was excited to see it as I am a fan of the superhero genre and enjoyed the first Wonder Woman movie.
However, the sequel did not live up to my expectations.
Firstly, the plot was convoluted and confusing, with unnecessary subplots that detracted from the main storyline. It felt like the filmmakers were trying to pack too much into the movie without fully exploring any of the themes or characters.
Additionally, the pacing was slow and the action sequences were underwhelming. I was expecting epic battle scenes and intense fight choreography, but instead, they were lackluster and poorly executed.
Moreover, the characters lacked depth and development, particularly the villain who was portrayed as cartoonish and one-dimensional.
I decided to watch the movie because of my admiration for the character and the previous film, and because of the hype surrounding its release. However, I learned that sometimes high expectations can lead to disappointment.
In conclusion, while “Wonder Woman 1984” had potential, it fell short in multiple areas, resulting in a disappointing viewing experience.
1. Do you believe movie reviews?
I believe the movie reviews from critics I trust.
I’m aware that some movie companies hire people to create positive reviews of their films to entice others to watch; these I ignore.
But there are independent movie critics who regularly publish honest-to-goodness reviews of movies, which are the ones I believe.
I find such reviews helpful before going to the cinema because it would be a shame to spend so much to watch a poorly made movie.
2. What are the different types of films in your country?
Similar to other movie-producing countries, we have all kinds of movie genres.
We have horror films, mystery, romance, comedy, drama, suspense, and action.
One reason is that China has a large population, so movie producers want to cater to the wants of everyone, if possible.
And, of course, movie producers want to earn a lot, so they invest in different kinds of movies to ensure something becomes a hit with the public.
3. Are historical films popular in your country? Why?
I think they are popular for certain age groups.
Older people are into them since these films remind them of the past. I’m not saying they are so old that they experienced what was in the movie; they just have a better appreciation of history and perhaps remember their school days when their teachers taught history.
Young people, however, are not that interested. I believe younger people would rather watch movies set in modern or even futuristic times since they’re not so fond of the past.
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