DOTM as poorly received critically as ROTF

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  1. Livingdeaddan

    Livingdeaddan Well-Hated Member

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    Slammed by critics!?
    Its news to me, everything I`ve read up to now has been quite positive!

    (sorry if this has already been posted, I can`t scan through the threads because I don`t wanna catch any spoilers! Still a month until release here in crappy Japan!)
     
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    In before "Screw the critics!" et cetera.
     
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    I think the critics either hate Bay or ROTF left a really bad taste in their mouthes.
     
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    well, I`m gonna cross my fingers and go with that!! I still feel very positive about this movie!! :) 
     
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    Its a Michael Bay film. I don't think the critics like him because his films aren't thought provoking enough.
     
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    Wow.. and i thought people on this forum were bitter.
     
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    Yep, and unlike many films which the critics rave about, ROTF flopped at the box office whilst some emotional flowery art-house movie made nearly $1bn

    Oh sorry no wait.....you mean your critically acclaimed art-house film made $10 whilst ROFT made $835,276,689

    DOTM has clearly set the benchmark in CGI/Live Action and 3D
     
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    All entertainment is subject to opinion.

    A critic's opinion shouldn't be enough to prevent someone from enjoying a film, if they have the mindset to do so.
     
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    A movie can be a commercial success without being a good move. In terms of inflation adjusted box office takings - ROTF is 79th on the list.

    All Time Box Office Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

    As a technical excerise DOTM is right up there - but film making is about more than special effects.

    For a movie to be truly great - it has to work on all fronts (story, effects, acting etc) - DOTM was sadly lacking in many areas.
     
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    Yeah, I read movie reviews, but I don't get up in arms when movies I like are rated poorly. I'm taking my Nephews out to see DOTM, so it should be interesting considering how much I hated the first 2:lol 

    I'm going in with an open mind however:thumbs2: 
     
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    Screw the critics!
    Seriously, I simply don't think any good movie has to be good at everything.
     
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    Critics hate cool action and explosions. They
    Want to see 2 hours of just dialog.
     
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    You can generally say that the opinions of critics will be the exact opposite of the opinions of the public on most matters.
     
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    Nah, the reception's been a big negative (almost arguably deserved), but there is nowhere near the same outrage and hatred spewed as there was with ROTF.
     
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    I'm actually really surprised. This movie was so much better and was really enjoyable. Sometimes the critics are out of touch and this is probably one of those situations.
     
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    Can't win with the critics -__-
     
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    No doubt there's a certain bias towards his movies, but he shouldn't respond to it. I bet it didn't help DOTM's chances with the critics when he tried to patronize them with the "shut up and eat your awesomeness" trailer or whatever.

    I bet half of them went in seeing red before they even reviewed it.
     
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    This pretty much sums it up.

    I've decided, after seeing DOTM, that I'm going to stop listening to critics before hand. I'd read quite a few reviews beforehand, and so I went into the theatre feeling quite pesimistic. But I ended up enjoying it. Critics were never going to end up giving it glowing reviews, but at least the reviews are better than that of ROTF.
     
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    Critics are the same as you or me with the difference being they get paid for their opinions.

    Michael Bay is also kinda loathed by film buffs and critics, so there's that....
     

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