Watching a movie and writing about them are the kind of activities that two different people would perhaps be passionate about. As a writer, I can feel the extreme level of excitement within me when I finish writing a blogpost but I don’t share the same enthusiasm at the movies. This is what makes us individuals. In order to discover how to write a movie review online, however, it is important that you are equally interested in watching movies and blogging.
In order to generate text for fine reviews, it is important to distinguish between different kinds of reviews first. Such reviews may include reviews written for newspapers, magazines, a personal website or an online blog. Writing for your personal blog is the most fascinating of these. This is because your personal blogs provide you the time and space that other platforms don’t. You control your blog and that’s why, you can be completely yourself and write about all you want to. This, of course, comes with a few exceptions; for instance, when your blog specifically targets and seeks to reach a much wider audience. Otherwise, your blog provides you the liberty to freely express yourself and that’s what I strongly believe in. You should have the freedom to write what you want, Write for yourself and only then will you be able to come across as a genuine writer who is idealistic in his approach. So while writing your movie review, there are a few tips I would like you to consider. Most of these, in fact all of these demand a passion for movies and endless love for writing. So read on and discover how to become a movie critic!
Jot Down Your Points While Watching the Movie
As someone who is passionate about writing and very interested in incorporating movie reviews into her writing, I love sitting with my note pad-which I have specifically reserved for movie reviews- in front of my laptop while watching the movie. At times, there are certain intriguing scenes that I pause the movie for and write about them. One thing to note is that these points are meant to be very freely written. At this point, you need not from any properly-structured sentences; some roughly jotted points are the way to go!
Research is an important element no matter what kind of writing you’re currently at. This is because a thorough research done in the background produces a well-thought piece that is infused with facts and supported with figures and evidences from the research. While writing a review, you must also take into account the reviews of other writers. This is bound to leave your text unique and rich.
Think Elements Which Can Be Discussed
Since what you want to write is about a movie, think about what striking elements of the movie you can talk about. These elements include the plot, characters, setting, script, acting skills, direction, cinematography and various other technical issues.
Write Author, Edit Then
The best thing about writing a blog post is that you don’t really need to worry about where to begin or what style to follow. Since it’s your very own blog post, you can simply just let your words flow. At this point, you don’t have to worry about what looks good and what doesn’t. it is, however, important to follow proper writing structure; don’t forget your paragraphing. Each idea you choose to convey has to be carefully transmitted through a paragraph so that it’s easy for readers to make sense of your writing.
After watching the movie, you might feel the movie was ‘good’. There’s nothing wrong with the thought until you keep using the word throughout your writing. Perhaps you should look for similar words that convey the same idea, for instance pick out instances from the movie and write about why you felt they were fascinating or entertaining. A thesaurus, therefore, plays an important role to give your content an edge over theirs.
This is the key to a good movie review. Remember, do not even give out hints on what happens next. Amateur writers would love doing that for the sake of fun. A good writer knows better than to violate the basic code of ethics and drive people away from his site. However, if your blog does include any such spoiler, don’t forget to add a ‘spoiler alert’ label to your blog title.
Give a Touch of Yourself
Remember, it is YOUR blog. It should carry a touch of you. You must have heard people telling you to be yourself? This goes with writing too! Just be honest and you’ll be halfway through winning your audience. It should be noted though that a finding what kind of a writer you are will take time. The key to this is remaining patient and keep embracing all styles until you finally settle in your own. For instance, your writing might be driven out of certain philosophical values so don’t be afraid of incorporating them in your blogs.
Having gone through the above, you might now be a little considerate as to what exactly your movie review calls for. But are you afraid that your words might not reach the desired level a movie review calls for? Well, this is why we write. A writer or a ghostwriter, throughout his life evolves into different phases and that’s what makes us different from other writers. Every writer has his own thing so don’t rush things; embrace all your skill has got to give you. You won’t even realize and you will absentmindedly undergo this beautiful transformation.