i mostly prefer judging a movie on characters and plot over how much effort put into it and how influential it is.
i need to explain how i view movies before idive into the main point.
basically i judge a movie on its merits. i dont care much if the movie changed the cinama and influnced many movies. if the movie wasnt good, then i would say it wasnt.
now i am not a critic nor a movie expert, so i dont pay much attention , even if i do unconsciously, to technichal aspects of the movies. what stays in my mind after long time from watching a movie is plot, characters, themes. presentation, cinematography, directing, editing, acting, and etc are stuff blend into the movie to form a story and plot. these stuff affect how i judge the movie, but like i said, i dont see them and pay attention with critical eye and explain they they are the reasons thsi movie is good or bad. i just give reasons any normal person can do through plot and characters and themes, and other obvious stuff.
with that given, i dont really put how much the director put lots of effort into the movie, or how much money was spend, or how much this movie shaped the future movies, or etc. all i care about is the movie itself.