domingo, 16 de setembro de 2007

Movie critics are fucking idiots!

Not only critics, but almost all the people that write about movies for sites like the Internet Movie Database, Rotten Tomatoes and such. Like someone wise said in a thread about the movie I just saw: "They [critics] wouldn't know a good movie if it slapped their arrogant grins off their faces". Why am I telling you this? Well, for a long time I've seen some of my favourite movies being torn apart by critics, but now I'm full of it!


Just a few hours ago I watched Pathfinder. It's a movie I didn't know anything about until I saw a poster of it in my regular movie rental store. The premise caught my attention from the start. Vikings and Indians (ok, native americans), two ancient cultures, beating the crap out of each other. Then, as I searched for more information, my enthusiasm cooled down. It seemed that the Indians were victorious in the end (fuck, I wanted the Vikings to win!) and they do that with the help of a Viking boy who is raised by them and then turns against is own people (WTF? I hate when someone does that). Anyway, it still had Vikings and Indians killing each other, so that should be enough for me.


Well, now that I've seen it, yes, it was enough for me. The movie is not perfect, far from that, and I didn't like the many incoherences when it came to the Viking culture. For example, the horned hats are just a stupid stereotype, they were just used in ceremonies, and, unlike what the movie tells you, not every Viking carried a sword. In fact, swords were hard and expensive to craft, so only leaders carried them. Regular soldiers had to bear with just axes. But, despite that, I enjoyed the movie. It's brutal, it's bloody and it has great action sequences

Wanna know what people think about it? They all say it's crap. WTF? Are you fucking kidding?

This shouldn't be a surprise, really, since many other personal favourites of mine suffered the same fate. Know Alien vs Predator? Jurassic Park III? It happened to them too. Fuck, it even goes all the way back to my childhood! Ever heard of Godzilla? That fucking awesome movie with a creature 100% cooler that the ridiculous original Japanese character? Everyone said it was crap. How is that even possible???


But I can go on. Know Danny the Dog (known as Unleashed in some territories)? I'm not an expert when it comes to martial arts movies, but I do know that was an impressive movie like no other I have seen, and one of, if not the best movie in Jet Li's carrer. Now, I don't really need to tell you what everyone said about it, do I? Guess they prefer the Jackie Chan's comedy-style martial arts stupid films.


Well, I think is enough with the ranting. The whole point of this post, other than canalizing my rage in a productive way, is that you should never trust the opinion of a critic, or of any other person that writes movie reviews, for that matter. See the movies for yourself, because all the judgement you need is your own.

Oh, and if you want some good action movies, you can check out any of the ones I mentioned, despite what people say about them...

8 comentários:

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The Elderly disse...

right well i know what to opt for next time i visit my rental store... i hadn't seen nor heard of pathfinder before this..... excellent point on movie reviews though... loved my resi 2 and the first underworld movie despite the slating they got..

fatherkrishna disse...

I ABSOLUTELY agree with you Nebacha!
A lot of critics are more concerned with self-promotion and proving how clever they are that they do not give careful consideration to the item they are reviewing!

The best critic of anything is yourself...

The Elderly disse...

fk? are those guns reall loaded?

fatherkrishna disse...

Only with water Elderly...

Oh and BTW Nebacha, Unleashed is a fabulous film and a prized part of my martial arts movie collection!

gnome disse...

Can't say I disagree either. Most critics are quite irritating, though I must admit I can barely stand watching the average Hollywood blockbuster. Simply pisses me off.

Oh, and did you know "The Descent" managed an impresive 85% over @ RT? Bah! Ridiculous.

The Elderly disse...

..now the happy owner of pathfinder, enjoyed it thoroughly.....

NebachadnezzaR disse...

Glad you liked it! :)