Film baggage to me is the impact I get from watching a film I will obtain baggage from the film either about a actor or the film. When I watch a film I gain baggage from the film whether it be negative or positive it is all about the experience and my opinions about the film or actor. As I have mentioned in my other blog post “What Film Means To Me” I have many opinions negative and positive opinions about films and film genres.
Some positive film baggage that I have is about the genre film comedy. I enjoy comedy films and when I always watch a comedy film I always have this thought that it is going to be good and how funny it is to other films. As mentioned in the article provided “Baggage” sometimes we don’t even notice that we sometimes compare our films with other films that we have already watched and with our positive and negative baggage.
Some positive film baggage that I have are about romantic films and comedy films. When I always watch a romantic film or a comedy film I have this thought that I am going to enjoy the film and if it is going to be better than the last romantic or comedy film that I have watched. For example the movie “MEAN GIRLS” is a great comedy movie that I enjoyed and when I later watched the film “REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS” I sort of compared the two films and how much I have enjoyed the two films and what is different and great about the both films.
This is my opinion that I don’t have a lot of negative baggage about any film or actor but I probably am wrong I just don’t notice that I have a ton of negative baggage. Although I do have negative baggage about movies like horrors. I do not enjoy horror movies and when I am invited to watch a horror movie or when a horror movie is released I have this opinion that the movie is not going to be interesting to me and I will not enjoy it like other films. For example the movie “I.T.” and “SAW” I had negative film baggage about it and had an opinion that I was not going to enjoy it and I still have that baggage and I believe that sometimes negative film baggage is not something bad.
I believe that a way that you can overcome negative film baggage is to think about your opinions and other opinions and perspectives about your baggage about something and try to have a balanced critic opinion. A way to overcome positive film baggage is by trying to control your own bias opinions and thinking about other perspectives like the how you can do with negative film baggage. – Marleny Martinez 2/11/19