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Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by Merlo, May 26, 2013.
Do you really give a frick what they think about a movie? I sure as hell don't.
Well, I am a movie critic, I write for Kino Mania, so my opinion is not objective.
But I do respect SOME critics opinions.
Which movie that you loved did they trash?
As a film reviewer for a newspaper, I respect a few critics. Even though I might not agree with them, I acknowledge Ebert and Maltin as two of the greats for the field. As for the newer generation, I consult RedLetterMedia. I agree with everything "Plinkett" argues, but as for the other presenters in "Half in the Bag," I find myself disagreeing with them, or resting on the proverbial fence post. For older films, I consult Brad Jones' reviews.
I used to follow Doug Walker's work consistently, but found his criticism has deteriorated over time, as well as the enjoyment factor of his programs.
Great. Another bash the critics thread. Do we really need this?
I respect some critics for sure. Ebert was someone I definitely followed up on his views with film. Richard Roeper is another person who's tastes in filming I admire. At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper was one show I tried to watch religiously.
I enjoy Red Letter Media's reviews. I've never really paid critics too much attention; the last time I looked into any kind of critical review was TDKR. Then, I disagreed with them on the first act of the film.
This could be turned into a thread for a viable discussion on various personalities and the discipline of criticism.
I respect those critics that agree with me and give the films I like good reviews, I ignore and hate the critics that do the opposite. If said irrelevant critics once again love a film i love, I deem them worthy again; if a legit critic loves a movie I hate, he/she moves to the list of illegitimacy until his/her opinion matches mine once more.
Professional critics. No. But I do follow people who review on movies because I like hearing different opinions on movies. I care more about the peoples review than I do a critic. Can't understand what these critics see half the time when they give awful movies good reviews. Think they're on the take so I don't care too much for their opinions.
They hated 'The Wizard of Oz' when it first came out.
They hated a couple of classic Walt Disney animated films that are now classics.
And they hated 'Les Miserables' when it opened on broadway.
After learning all of this, critics have lost any and all credibility I used to give them.
When it comes to predicting how good a movie is going to be, there are a few critics (or websites rather) that usually match my opinion and I take their opinion into account.
I think people are WAY to friggin hard on critics who disagree with them about movies. I appreciate different points of view, and I am sure there is an audience who tend to agree with them who use them as references as I have with my own preferred critics.
Too many to name, I don't dislike them cause they trash movies I like, I simply just don't really care about how they feel about movies. Wether I am interested in the movie, or not, it makes no difference to me.
Meh, what is the problem? I haven't slammed any movie critics. Do you really adore them that much?
None specifically but you kind of threw the whole profession under the bus
Nah, had I done that I would have blamed them on something. Interesting (your statement).
All I'm saying is creating an entire thread about how much you don't care about a particular profession with little else to say about the matter is definitely bashing them.
I care what some think, whether or not I agree with them. Even a well-written negative review of something you like can bring one valuable perspectives that might not have come to mind before.
I don't know any by name. So it's hard to judge, but critics tend to err on the side of boring ass movies in my experience. I feel like the most entertaining movies always get the brunt of the critique. When the most time, money, and effort probably goes into many of them.
For instance, (and I know the academy awards are an entirely different animal) but I think every single other film up for best picture last year deserved the award more than Argo did. Each Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, Life of Pi and Django Unchained were all substantially better films in my opinion.
But I will agree that critic reviews (while harsher) tend to be more well thought out than fan reviews (seen on imdb and Rotten Tomatoes). Critics are probably less afflicted by the "new, shiny" affect than the GA.
And that's where the downfall can become with being totally biased without respecting a reviewer that sees something differently than you do.
But, you could just be poking fun at what many posters think when it comes to critics.
If someone loved TAS-M when I found the film to be mediocre at best, I won't bash the critic if I respect him/her.
If someone hated TDKR when I found that film to be my favorite CBM, I won't hate the critic if I respect him/her.
It seems to me that rotten tomatoes only believes in black and white, when it comes to the tomato side on there...all there is is fresh and rotten. There should be a middle of the road apple. If they were smart and wanted more hits, then they would introduce this third apple for movies that receive mixed reviews.
Fresh, Not Ripe Enough, Rotten? Lol.
They can just label it partially fresh. The apple should be brown, apples are red and green, red+green=brown. I change my mind, it should be yellow and red.