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Why do we so often thrash movies based on the idea that they have a bad script ? Yes of course there are obvious flaws regarding different things such as: plot, consistency, tone, dialogue and pacing, with the majority of movies out there. But apart from the dialogue, how can we know for sure that a particular script is that horrible. I will take a guess here and say that most of you,like me, haven't read many original movie scripts. So how do we know that a bad movie is not caused by 1) Bad execution by the actors, or rather bad actors. 2) Poor vision by the directors. 3)Lack of funding that makes producers and directors take shortcuts, when it comes to the time spent on perfecting the scenes.4) Instruction by the bigwigs at the studios about following formula, to sell the movie to a larger audience, making the movie pointless and generic. And so on and so forth.
It just seems like blaming it on the script has become the failsafe for many of us, when we review these movies. And while it may be true about a number of movies, that alone can't be the answer for every movie that fails. I have myself fallen prey to the use of the line: "bad script completely ruined this movie". It's been a convenient way of explaining a particular movie's overall shortcomings.
So I guess my question is:How do you guys feel about the script thrashing. Is it warranted in most cases, or is it just the easy way out? And do you actually read movie scripts?