tfparodies wrote:And to play along with your little glitch of reasoning, how many stories have you heard where usually the boyfriend gets dragged to a crappy movie? Yes, sometimes people do get forced to watch this stuff.
You do realize how ridiculous it is to have such strong opinions about movies you've never seen
Great. This has no bearing on what I said at all.
Yes, it does. You said "Now suppose a favorite rock band of yours (or whatever genre you like the most) decides to stop making music you because hip-hop is selling these days." Burn told you how he would react in that situation.
That's a fallacy that some people think is true, but it is blatantly not for a large percentage of the population. We are given the illusion of many choices. I haven't listened to the radio in years, and, yes, it's because of the same pop crap that gets re-fed to us over and over again.
You do realize that you can actually manually change the frequency on a radio which can tune it to different stations that play different types of music, yes?
It can't be, but opinions can be changed even though most times they probably aren't. Anyone willing to actually listen to reasoning should be open to having their minds changed.
"Winning?" For whom? Do you work for the film industry? Obviously I can argue how this certainly isn't "winning" in any respects to society as a whole. What should I care how much money Michael Bay earns in his job any more than anyone else? Why should that be winning to me? It's only winning to those who financially benefit or who are thoroughly entertained. Neither of which are me. So I take umbrage with calling it "winning".
Winning for Hasbro, Paramount, everyone who worked on the movie, those who saw it and enjoyed it, and the film industry itself because of these movies generating such high and increasing interest among the masses. That's a lot of winning. I'm sorry the minority did not find it "winning," but you simply fail to understand that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Sorry...I couldn't resist.
I can certainly point out things that wrong with the movie. And when something is wrong, yes, it's the "be all/end all". If you want to ignore mistakes or flubs or flaws in logic or continuity errors and things like that, fine, but if they exist it's pretty much a clear-cut things.
Even highly-regarded movies have flubs. Most people don't notice them, though, because they're too busy enjoying the movie.
Heh. No? Any statistician can easily argue that one, as well as some gamblers too.
So, you're saying the movies didn't
make billions of dollars?
Not entirely true, as another fallacy that pervades is that somehow opinions can't be wrong. Anyway, you can say you liked the movie, but in general know that it's not very good. Same with songs, TV, etc. Yes, I have some movies that I like that are considered bad, but I like them.
If you say you like some movies that are generally considered bad, then you should have no problem with other people liking the Transformers movies.
Now, I think opinions can't be wrong unless we're talking about ethics, in which I think there is an inherent right or wrong, but to say "this movie/song/show is bad/good for a fact
" is laughable. It's not going to be fact unless a supreme being reveals himself and states that we must accept it. Plus, you have to define "good" or "bad." Most people will tell you they thought X was good/bad when you ask them for their opinion on X. That usually means they liked it, because we think things are good when we like them! Do you have specific criteria for "good" that would help me better understand your position?