Movies can evoke a wide array of different emotions — happiness, fear, excitement, sadness — and if they're really well done, emotional investment in the films’ characters is something you enjoy as part of the overall experience. A good story can hit you right in the feels, sure. But can movies fake us into thinking they’re better than they really are by using good actors and impressive visual effects?
The answer is yes. In fact, some of the biggest and most popular films that have been released over the last few decades were actually terrible, no matter what anyone tells you.