Watching last year's Out of the Furnace, I was struck how even if a story is predictable, contains elements we've seen before, in a place we've seen before, if the dialogue sounds real, the acting is good, things are well paced, and good, evocative music is thrown in (seen this before, too), we'll go stay tuned. We'll finish the story if things are well staged, paced, and handled. Check out any action movie. A friend strongly urges me to see Guardians of the Galaxy because of its "polished moviemaking," he says, after I convinced him to see Lucy because of the same thing. You know that notion of Buddhism: it's not what you do, but how you do it.