Critics being paid under the table to bash TF2?

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  1. Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    This theory has been going around alot, mainly on the IMDb boards, that big movie companies pay critics to bash movies other companies make to get more money. Here's a small hypothetical situation of what I'm trying to explain.

    For example, Warner Bros. has their new film, Harry Potter 7, coming out in a few weeks but Transformers 2 will still be out and making payloads of money. Being the greedy bastards (They copyrighted the Birthday song, how much of a greedy douche could you be?) they are, they hire top critics like Roger Ebert and pay them to write a negative view so Transformers makes less money at the Box Office. They also pay them to write a good review of their movie to attract more movie-goers.

    You gotta spend a little money to make alot of money, and that's what other movie studios are doing. They wanna steal the Box Office to make as much money as possible. No studio is innocent in this, I'm pretty sure Paramount, Universal, everyone has done this, and everyone is a victim of it.

    Look at Ebert's review, look at Joblo's, look at every negative review of this movie so far. Doesn't it seem a little odd that they tackle every little unnoticable thing in their reviews? Now look at people who are just regular movie goers who saw this movie. Alot of people said this movie was good. Critics say it's bad, general public says it's good. After reading the post aboe me who do you think you should trust? A good friend or a know-it-all snotty critic?

    What also pisses me off about these negative reviews is that critics are looking at them expecting to be works of art. It's god damn Michael Bay. He's an action director, it's what he does best and he's god damn good at it.

    Really, it's too long? The first movie was like 140 minutes or so, this one is a few minutes longer. Give me a break you panzy.

    An action movie requires not much to make it entertaining and to keep you satisfied for the next 2 hours start-to-finish. Action movies need a decent plot (Good vs. Evil, simple enough) to drive it along, and to add to that, a little character development and some decent if-not-good acting. now obviously all you need left is action, and I'm pretty certain Transformers 2 passed that with flying colors.

    It's a summer movie. Something to entertain you for the next two months, and to me Transformers fits that perfectly. The whole movie doesn't need to focus on every character, same goes for the Transformers. Just like stand-ins thats how some of them are portrayed. Look at a movie about WWII. Do you want the movie to focus the one squad it's been focusing on the entire time, or do you wanna focus on the other 1,000 soldiers on the battlefield?

    My final thought, expect the price you paid for your snacks and ticket worth it. I'm seeing this movie tomorrow and no negative critic will change my mind. Go into this movie with neutral attitude for it, but expect something to stiffen the hairs on the back of your neck for the TF fan inside of you.
     
  2. roy_flagg00

    roy_flagg00 I want more life....

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    I am not sure that most people pay attention to critics, so the idea doesn't seem to make sense.
     
  3. buffbeefbroth

    buffbeefbroth Holier than Thou

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    I think this claim is a little desperate...
     
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    Sso02V Injector Has a Posse

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    This won't end well.
     
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    iamamachine colonyofcells

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    Maybe somebody mailed that awful $100 Devastator toy to the movie critics and they are now all mad.
     
  6. TFAN

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    OF COURSE IT A CONSPIRACY!

    Actually it would make some sense... Why else would they move Harry Potter 6 form the fall (like the other five) to the summer? That plus it could be just general Bay hate. I mean I know so many people who hate his movies but never give a logical reason for it, they just say he sucks... I suspect that the GEEWUNer's have something to do with this as well.
     
  7. Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    I don't doubt it Sso02V. It's not my fault for a thread I started to end up in a flame war it's everyone's responsibility to act civilized, which is a little hard for some. Back on topic do you think this is a possibility?
     
  8. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    it's just as possible that Dreamworks is paying critics to put in a good word.

    at any given point, somebody in this country is getting paid off to alter their opinions. it's just a combination of business and the human condition.

    Hope you're right though. I want to like ROTF, but the things I've been hearing...
     
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    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Harry Potter 7 ?
     
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    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    Probably but I haven't seen as many positive as Negative reviews out there.
     
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    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    Oh my bad. Is it six or seven Ratchet2007? I really don't care for HP lol.
     
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    The way I look at it is if a "Critic" hates a movie it has to be good. Those stuck up bastards would have us watching Brokeback Mountain and The Joy-Luck Club all day if they had their way.
     
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    What?
     
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    if there were people out there who were arguing logically agains the points that these reviewers were making, you would have a point. But I mostly just hear:
    "it's a transformers movie. it's okay if it doesn't have a good plot"
    "you just are a hater who hated the movie before you saw it"
    "why does everything have to be explained? some people are just never satisfied."
    and no response to the bad cinematography.
    like it or not, the reviewers jobs are not to go to a movie and "shut their brain of" as many have suggested doing when viewing this movie. They don't (or at least they should not) base their reviews on whether or not they are fans of the franchise. they can't just say, "man, the visuals were great and the effects rocked!:bay "
    This does not mean that the movie will be bad. The critics as a group have historicall panned films that have turned out to be successfull and have a lasting impact and fan base. But as has been stated before, many of these critics slamming ROTF seemed to like the first one. not a good sign at all.
    not hatin', just sayin'
     
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    Wow. Makes sense,
     
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    It's not unheard of.

    David Manning (fictitious writer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    With that in mind, I highly doubt most reputable, long-time movie critics would take studio money and write their reviews accordingly. They have their livelihoods at stake, which is propped up mostly by reputation and experience. Any movie critic found to be taking money on the side would be quickly unemployed.

    I actually enjoyed Joy Luck Club. Blame my Asian immigrant mother.
     

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