Burn wrote: Dagon wrote:
Burn wrote:... people are still listening to critics?
What, people can't form their own opinion? They need to be told what to think?
Seriously ... you like what you like, and don't give a toss if someone else doesn't.
I understand what you're getting at, but considering the opinions of other people is hardly letting someone else think for you. Aside from that, I've discovered far more things thanks to the mention of critics than I've ever been shied away from things because of them. I don't really think that anyone really, really internalizes what critics say and then bases their decision completely on that opinion.
Critics actually do know waht they're talking about, even though it makes us so much edgier when we decry their opinions because they conflict with our own. Unless it's TF movies, of course. The only reason people wouldn't like those is because of what critics say.
Just sayin' Burn.
Anyway, James Camerons' megamovies. Titanic and Avatar? They're ok, but not as earth changing as critics try to say. Avatar at least was interesting, once. And Thomas Pyncheon. Terrible writer, terrible.
See, I get what you're saying. But I like what Va'al said, a review should look at both sides. It seems these days a lot of critics just give their personal opinion, which is all well and good, and they're entitled to it, but call me crazy, if they're going to review something they should do the review from an unbiased perspective.
And that's probably why I don't give a toss about critics any more, a lot of them show their bias now.
True, but at the end of the day, a review that contains to definative yea or nay is useless as a review. Car companies spend how much money annually on new car modals, and not every one of them is like, car of the year or the Motortrend Top Pick. Not everyone gets a gold medal. And trying to be just in the middle about everything leads nowhere: a movie review that cuts straight down the center so as not to upset anyone would essentially states "A movie was made about __. It is in theaters now." And THAT would probably upset people for saying it's in theaters now, when the critic saw it at an advance screening.
Absolutely, a review should be more fair than lop-sided. Even if a critic puts out a level, even review and then gives the movie some kind of rating, like Three Stars, that's a biased rating, because it shows where the critic would place it in relation to other moveis they've reviewed. If we're talking about critics who lambast films and their fans, that's kind of a different story. There's no real excuse for that.