Do critics pick out certain movies to bash?

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  1. Jadryx

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    Do critics pick out certain movies to bash? | Inside Movies | EW.com

    I thought this article made some interesting points-

     
  2. HIM666fan

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    simple answer YES! lol this is why i dont let my opinion on a movie get spoiled by someone elses.
     
  3. Deceptijohn

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    Even Bay has said that ROTF was a crappy mess of a film, so in this case at least I don't think the criticism was unfair or a case of groupthink by critics.
     
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    No, he didn't. He admitted it had flaws, caused by a number a factors, including but not limited to the writers strike, and just the strain of the time limit and how much post-production was needed.
     
  5. Jadryx

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    In the end it's all opinions so even if the director of the movie says it's a mess I don't think that means that other people are guaranteed to not like the film. (sure that gives more "proof" that it wasn't good but fans of the movie can still look past its faults and find it enjoyable.)
     
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    Yeah, but if DOTM does redeem the franchise like many think it will, and the critics still bash it, then I have to wonder if the OP's quote is valid
     
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    It would seem that way at times, luckily for me critics opinions mean nothing to me, if I'm excited to see a film before reviews come out I'll go see it and make my own mind up.
     
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    Some critics do. They just pick the movies everybody seem to hate and make their entire schtick trashing those.

    But that doesn't mean every movie that gets bad reviews is somehow targeted by those kinds of critics.
     
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    I think it's also sometimes because of who makes the film. There are critics and others out there that as soon as bay announces he's going to make a film they will say it sucks without even knowing anything about it. Just because it's bay.
     
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    People tend to notice when a really big budget over marketed film gets raked over the coals. The critics rip into really bad small budget films but people don't tend to notice it as much as ripping into the big over hyped films. It's just sort of one of those problems a film has to face if they draw more attention to themselves than other films.

    Perhaps the critics get noticed more during the summer because there is a bit of a movement against bad Hollywood films and perhaps a rather delusional hope that one day Hollywood could be forced into making better films instead of lets bury bad stories and bad acting under a ton of CGI and/or explosions. To some extent marketing is starting to lose it's ability to sell bad films since Green Lantern only had an opening in the US of about half of what they spent on marketing the film.

    I guess someone has to be the voice of people feed up with the fact that a movie ticket gets you some nice visuals but you have to go somewhere else if you want things like character or story. Perhaps some critics are just being the voice of those people when they are a bit more viscous on the big dumb films.
     
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    I agree with that. Look what they did to Tron Legacy and I liked that movie
     
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    I liked Green Lantern. :eek: 
     
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    I'd agree with this too. Some of the bad reactions to films are WAY overblown. Now I never let what critics think affect how I view a film, so I could care less about what they think.
     
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    Everyone's a critic.
     
  15. Ash from Carolina

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    When a director like Micheal Bay does the same things over and over again in their films it does make it easier to dismiss them because you can almost form a check list of what will happen.

    Horrible attempt at romance? Check.

    Over use of lens flair? Check.

    Explosions more interesting that the characters? Check.

    Loony Tunes physics in a live action film? Check.

    A critic could almost take one of their old Micheal Bay film reviews and just substitute a few names.

    If Micheal Bay mixed up his film making style to more than just the sort of films he's making now it would be harder for film critics to start judging the film before it's completed. Someone like Steven Spielberg is harder to pre-judge because his film styles have varied from Indiana Jones to Schindler's List so you never know exactly what to expect from a Spielberg film until it's completed.
     
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    Critics don't pick out movies, there's not some conspiracy to destroy certain titles. Critics do overblow things. Sometimes they make kinda bad movies out to be uttery shit, sometimes they make okay movies out to be gifts from God. It's all just hyperbole.
     
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    This thread has nothing to do with Michael Bay yet you still feel the need to express your hate? Amazing.

    And yes, most critics hate anything having to do with the words 'Summer' and 'Blockbuster'. They are no more objective to a summer blockbuster than Ash is to a Michael Bay film.
     
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    There is truth to this, and unfortunately Dark of the Moon is a movie that critics will have picked out to bash. It's an easy target, what with RotF being universally panned. Now they're going to see DotM and expect it to be bad because RotF was. Since they've been expecting this for so long, what started as expectation becomes intention; they'll go in intending to hate the movie instead of just expecting to hate it. Intending to dislike the film, they will see only the bad and none of the good. The negative aspects of the film, no matter how minor, will seem magnified and exaggerated and the positives will be downplayed or overlooked. With big-name family movies like Cars 2 and Harry Potter coming out, which will be lauded with praise, critics will need something to bash and DotM is the easy option. Even if the visuals and action are mind-blowing, they'll write it off as not worth seeing if the story isn't up to their standards or the humor isn't to their liking or if there's any small thing they can blow out of proportion. If you need any proof of this, find the article by that critic who wrote a furious rant about how awful DotM will be because of the Wreckers; an opinion founded merely on the fact that he'd seen the "mullet" on the Topspin toy.
     
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    Green Lantern was much better than I expected to be honest! Don't know anything about the back-story or anything, but was a good watch. Fans aren't too happy at all though I hear...
     
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    dont get me wrong its ok to have input u know but id rather get my opinion on something from someone i know and trust. green lantern was awsome(though it had its flaws) i liked it and it got bashed pretty good for being the #1 movie. i like watchmen, suckerpunch, rotf and countless other films that all got poor reviews. if you like movies like DOTM then go see them if you dont trust your opinion on that said movie then justwait a while for the DVD and or Blu ray... thats what i do at least.
     

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