shamone wrote:Again i dont know what you are talking about. i didnt say that the movies were successful because they appealed to the majority, im assuming thats what (Invoking the appeal to popularity fallacy ) means, but that there popularity is no indication of their value. Are you saying that the movies are like flies eating ****, its done because it sustains us. What a ringing endorsement
Your pathetic attempts at sarcasm always make me smile, you know that?
Since you're either playing dumb or honestly don't know what I meant, I'll point it out in detail:
The Appeal to Popularity Fallacy is a logical fallacy often used by opponents of popular works of media to shoot down any praise of said work, or used by fans to divert criticism based on said popularity. The former group (popularity = bad) often uses it by saying sarcastically "a million flies eat crap, so obviously crap must be good." My counter analogy, better worded, meant "obviously flies get something out of it you don't, so who are you to judge?"
What I'm saying is you dig yourself into a hole by criticizing popular things because they are popular. They got that way for a reason, namely that people enjoy them. You just waste your energy with statements trying to use the popularity of something against it.
shamone wrote:And internet armchair warriors calling critics idiots, is there a greater hypocrisy
So the only word to be trusted is the word of critics? We're to sacrifice all of our own opinions, tastes, and preferences because some guy we don't know other than his web or newspaper articles said, "I didn't like this, and neither should you?"
I feel sorry for you if that's how you go through life, letting others decide what you should enjoy for you.