Before I begin let me point out that I'm only stating my opinions here about various things and they are to be taken with a grain of salt.
The other day (at the time of this posting) I got into a discussion with a co-worker of mine over a song he had linked me to. After listening to it I didn't really have much interest in it. I told him this and his reaction I would say would be something akin to telling Roger Ebert that you think The Godfather just isn't as good as he thinks it is. He argued that the song in question had a really good message to which I agreed. The long short of the song was about how greedy people suck and how the poor and poverty stricken are living in hell because of them. The message of the song seemed quite positive and a good reflection on society today, but I just wasn't that into the music as a whole. The way it sounded in particular.
He then goes on to point out how I have such high standards of movies and that I think every movie should be based on it's story and content and that I have a double standard because I don't happen to like the song in question because I don't particularly like it despite it's story and message. My response was to tell him that I don't believe you can honestly compare Music to Movies. My argument being that, a movie needs to have a good story, characters you care about, good writing, etc. But to me a song just simply has to have a good sound and that's it. That's just how I feel.
A lot of the music I listen to, I don't know what the artist intended ,what message they're trying to give, or even what the lyrics are even saying! But I listen to them because they just sound really good and they cater to my particular taste in music. His argument to my statement was "What if a movie just looks good and it doesn't have a good story or characters?" my response was that it would be in my opinion a bad movie because it takes far more than looks to make a good movie.
To sum this all up though, my argument is that you CAN'T compare movies to music because there are far more qualities that need to work right in order for a movie to be good and that music simply needs to sound good and that it doesn't always have to have meaning or a story of any kind. Also I don't mean to put down music in any way because I do realize that it still takes talent to make a song worth listening to.
Also as a small FYI, said Co-Worker likes to hassle me because of my strong opinions of movies but I just can't take the dude seriously when he just flat out dosen't belive in ANY critics opinion and will defend movies like Grown Ups and Jack and Jill... I'm not kidding the guy tried to tell me these movies weren't as bad as most people think... I strongly disagree.
But what are your arguments people?