Now that we’ve gotten our arms around the Group A crowd, let’s take a gander at Group B.
Group B, you will recall, approaches a film like a piece of art and does not demand or expect to be entertained by a film in the way Group A does. There are several sub-categories of Group B viewers – filmmakers and many actors, some film critics, activists, film teachers, people interested the artistic nature of the medium, etc. Group B is by and large the minority viewership.
A movie like Transformers will almost never appeal to Group B, because it’s almost purely for entertainment purposes and the parts of it that appeal to Group B (e.g., the technical elements, fantastic cinematography, etc.) are more or less happenstance.
Group B films always require subsequent viewings. The extreme Group B film will require multiple viewings (more than 2), a discussion group, online research about plot structure and sequence of events, more discussion groups, and perhaps therapy.