This isn’t really a poll but more of a discussion thread. Which movie genres seem to get the most respect from critics and fans and which ones are derided the most?
Critics seem to praise dramas a lot. People like to see the hero overcome adversity and tragedy and resolve their conflicts in a triumphant victory. Historical docu-dramas also seem to do well as long as the history itself is presented accurately.
I think science fiction movies are the most vulnerable to being harshly criticized. This probably has to do with the fact that the plots are usually too unrealistic and that bad science and/or lack of research often contributes to the movie’s overall lower quality (e.g. Armageddon). Such movies also must rely on special effects, which is a touchy area among many movie-goers.
Comedies also seem to be more prone to ridicule. What’s funny to one person may be stupid or even offensive to another.