Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Mister Gone, Jun 24, 2011.
So now that there are some good reviews coming out for DOTM can we agree that critics are awesome?
nope. theres many more reviews to come and not all will be positive
No. But we can all agree they are pseudo-intellectual hacks.
Also wtf is a "Crticis"?
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Some are ok.
Well ok, but only the critics that like what I like
I just wonder what some people will do when this is a further nail in the coffin of the myth that every film critic hates every big budget summer film and they all hate Micheal Bay so there is nothing he can do to please them?
Of course not every film critic hates big budget summer films. Roger Ebert, for example, loved Speed 2, Cars 2, Van Helsing, and plenty of other awful movies that you will surely make excuses for.
Don't forget he also almost gave the first Transformers a perfect score.
lol he liked both Transformers films you know.
I could give negative two shits about critics. The only review that matters to me is my own. I'll form my own opinion.
He gave it 3 stars. That isn't perfect at all.
And even if he would have loved it, he is still a hack. And a terrible person who says awful things about dead people on twitter.
He said he would've given it four stars if it weren't for the poor cinematography in the final battle.
And get used to it. A lot of people say awful things about dead people.
People seem to misunderstand the purpose of critics. I see statements like this all the time, but the purpose of critics is not to tell you what your opinion should be (though I know that some treat their job like it is), it's to give you their take on the film, and what they considered to be the bad and good parts of it. A good film review will give you a decent idea of whether the film is something you will like or hate REGARDLESS of what the actual rating/score is. Sometimes you can tell you will like a movie because of what a critic disliked about it more than what they liked.
Green Lantern has a pretty poor rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I've made the decision to skip seeing it in the theater due to what I've read in reviews. I'll still watch it when it comes out on video, and who knows? Maybe I'll like it so much that I'll regret not seeing it in the theater. But I'm not going to be mad at myself for making a decision that seemed pretty reasonable at the time.
There's no "I don't care about critics either way" option.
I completely agree with you. Also, I'm well aware what a critic's purpose is. Bottom line is that it is THEIR review on it, not mine. I've worked at a movie theater sine 2007, I've seen obscene amounts of movies and have read just as many reviews. Some are spot on, some are bias, some are way off. That's because it's all opinion. Now I don't read them anymore. What I meant about my statement is that I just don't care what critics have to say about a movie. I'm not them, they aren't me. I like to form my own opinion and not have other people's rattling in my mind as I watch whatever film.
And as for Green Lantern, I have been a fan for quite some time. I have more comics for Green Lantern than I can count. So I'm pretty familiar with everything about it. And the fact that they put something that I've been reading forever in cinematic form was enough for me. Yeah, it definitely had it's flaws for sure, but I still enjoyed it very much.
THESE get my vote.
It's also possible to find a critic who shares your opinion on a lot of movies so you can use them as a good indicator of "should I go see this movie or not".
I love all the "fuck critics" folks. Do you also avoid toy reviews, and never listen to anyone else's opinion whether a toy is good or not?
Im sure most are paid off to like or hate certain movies
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