I am an American national of Indonesian descent, currently an undergrad student in Northern Kentucky, USA.
I watch an average of three new movies every week, mostly Hollywood-produced but I do watch a considerable number of French, German, British, Japanese, and Korean movies too.
The year the movie is produced is also an essential factor. Generally, I only watch movies produced in the 21st century. I don't find older movies enjoyable to watch: They have poorer CGI, their background OST eats up 90% of the movie duration, the intro takes up 10 mins (or sometimes more)...which I think is anything but fun. However, notable exceptions do exist, such as Heidi or The Sound of Music.
Since leaving Indonesia in 2009, I have not bought any movie DVD/Blurays at all, regardless of how good the movie is. I only borrow them from public library or rent them thru Netflix/Blockbuster.
I don't want to watch any movie more than once unless it is something I would rate 4.5 or 5.
Plenty of action, but little to admire in terms of story plot. The characters also seem somewhat shallow, as they can be easily separated into "good" and "evil". The car race scenes are mostly genuine shots though (not CGI), so that somewhat makes up for what it lacks.
What a long-winded drama! Nearly three hours of duration. It has a quality cast and film-making (especially because DiCaprio plays the main role), but I pity the fact that the movie tends to be more sympathetic towards Wall Street bankers instead of condemning their indecent lifestyle.
Having watched many Korean romantic dramas, I can say that this one is a tad too predictable. Even reading the synopsis would tell you the whole story. There is a little twist at the end, but not too much to even make it a more interesting movie. It is deeply romantic though, so if you are into that sort of thing, then this movie is definitely for you.
Though the romance type might turn some people off from watching (which I won't divulge in order to avoid spoiling the story), I still find it a cute romantic drama. The sense of emergency is added with some apocalyptic fascist war theme in the middle of it. There is nothing else in it though, which is the reason why I rank "How I Live Now" with a mere 3.5 stars