Fundamentally this depends on the direction, screenplay of the movie. A critical evaluation was done as how the Lord of the Rings the movie was received by the people. It was found that the majority of the people had only positive reviews. Whenever a book is adapted into cinema a lot of people do not enjoy the cinematic version. People might have been drawn into the movie for this very purpose, so as to critique whether the movie achieved the same effect as the book. In a similar way the movie Van Helsing is also based on Dracula and the Frankenstein monster that has already been portrayed in many movies. This serves to attract the viewers and also makes them more active audiences as they are constantly comparing and making mental notes on how the representations in Van Helsing differ from previous movies. In the context of Barker and Mathijs discussions on the success of the Lord of the Rings, they were able to find that for a movie to fundamentally successful they should be able to excite the audience, entertain the audience, the plot should be strong, the actors should be competent, the screenplay should be crisp and the events should be logical. They should fundamentally relate with the audience and they should want the main protagonist to succeed in the endeavors (Bartsch). The audience should be distracted from the real world while viewing the fantasy world. All these are also elements noticed in the case of Van Helsing.
There are many similarities and some difference between the two theories. It is the audience who decides which movie to watch and what to observe from the movie. The observation factors vary from an individual to another, and this is what changes the reasoning behind why the movie is watched. This forms the basic ideal for the ‘Use and Gratification model’ which is in essence explains why some movies are selected over others. The Uses and Gratification model is part of ‘Passive to Active Theory’. On the other hand, movies can also be analyzed in a psychoanalytic perspective.