A movie, also commonly known as a movie trailer, a short video, or digital movie, is a simple but entertaining introduction of a new movie that usually includes clips from the movie and some special effects. It is a way for viewers to get a feel of the movie before they watch it. Generally, a movie is introduced with a storyline to give movie watchers a context of how and what the movie is all about. The movie then proceeds to show various scenes of action and then finally comes the climax or conclusion of the movie, which generally ties up the plot or story.
Movie trailers are often accompanied by brief text or sometimes no text at all. The plot summary of the film mentions some key points that the audience should know before they watch the movie. Then, there is a list of the film’s key actors or actresses, and the critics or experts who reviewed the film. Based on the rating that was assigned to the movie by either the national box office or a specified body such as the Venice Film Festival, the synopsis of the film can indicate how highly the film is thought of by critics and audiences. Movie ratings are given on a standard scale where the higher the rating, the more popular the movie.
The reason why films are rated in terms of their popularity is to allow audiences to have a general idea on how popular certain films are. Usually, a film is rated according to how many tickets were sold, on whether or not it received positive reviews from critics and on the popularity of the actors or actresses who are involved in the film. Generally, a movie that receives high ratings has the potential to be a hit. Yet, the movie must still meet the expectations of movie watchers or they will not enjoy watching it. There are various ways by which a movie can be ranked according to its popularity. One of these is the box office, which is calculated based on how much the ticket sales of the movie ticket were compared to its opening or ticket price.
The other way by which movies are ranked according to their popularity is based on the subject matter or themes of the films. If you have read a book that is highly offensive to a lot of people, it would definitely be rated with an adult content rating. There are films that are highly based on profanity, and other films that contain some language and content that are not suitable for young viewers.
Another way by which films are ranked according to their popularity is based on the amount of tickets that went sold. Box office, ticket sales, and the audience all contribute to the way a movie was ranked. The film rating system enables viewers to make their decisions on what films to watch or not. Some films are rated with a particular audience in mind, for example, a film that is intended for adult viewers may have some very explicit scenes that are not suitable for younger viewers.
Generally, the ratings used by movie theaters are usually reserved for mature audiences. Most of the major studios follow this policy. However, some of the studios like Walt Disney TV and Home Box Office have decided to start including the ratings used by the movie theaters themselves. So far, Disney has only included the rating system in their DVD releases.