Instead of making a parody film commenting on the “Disaster Movie” genera, the movie was trying to fit as many pop culture references as they could into the movie; and the whole movie suffered because of it.
The reason I’m bringing this up is because I believe it’s just as important to know what is bad as it is to know what is good.
If you are making bad video, you need to know that you’re making bad video. If you are the kind of person who just thinks everything they make is gold, you are blinded by your own ego and you might end up making a “Disaster movie.”
If you know what you’re making is bad, that’s good.
As a creative you need to be able to dissect your work for it’s strengths and weaknesses. If you see something that you like then you’ll take note of that and you’ll add it to your creative pallet. If you see something that you don’t like, you’ll know what you want to stay away from.
Many people will bad talk a film and just say things like “You know it was just bad.” But if your goal is to create something in the same category you need to know what things could have been changed to make the product better or even to try and understand what was the intended goal and how they missed the mark.
This will not only help you become a more critical thinker, but it will help keep your project away from the “disaster” zone.
-Ricky Anderson II