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Not that I disagree with your assessment here, but your reviews in general lead me to feel that you are a really cranky old man.
Jun 15 - 01:13 PM
If you don't disagree, then why bash the guy? About movies, I'd rather listen to a really cranky old man criticizing a movie's he seen than to listen to the mindless chatter that comes from fanboys who love movies they haven't seen yet and can't stand that their latest favorite movie ever (which they haven't seen yet) didn't receive a perfect 100 percent on RT.
Jun 15 - 01:35 PM
Lol, well said.
Jun 15 - 02:04 PM
What makes America great is that everyone has their opinion and I'm going to disagree with yours Stepping Razor. It is apparent to me that you are prejudiced toward fan-boys, using generalized statements about fan-boys and how they assess this website.
"Well said"? Ha! More like ignorant.
Jun 15 - 02:57 PM
We have been here long enough to predict how rabid fanboys get with the bad reviews. It's not so much a generalized statement, but most fanboys in the site react like a flock the same way.
Jun 15 - 03:46 PM
J. Pack, you talk as if I don't know about agreeing/disagreeing. I knew at least one person would try to have their "a-ha, gotcha!" moment with me, but your argument doesn't work. Your comparison of my mention of "fanboys" isn't the same as trying to discredit someone because they're a "cranky old man." Fanboys already are a specific, very particular type of person. "Cranky old man" is not. It seems you missed all the nuance of what I wrote. That you seem to think that I'm someone who can't stand people disagreeing with me tells me that you've completely missed the point of my post. Perhaps you should read it again. Then read Manuel G.'s post. And, if after that, you don't get it and still want to cling to your "gotcha" moment, more power to you.
Jun 15 - 04:22 PM
If you ever need justification of Attack of the Fanboys, look no further than the three or so bad reviews for Toy Story 3. They have like 400 comments tied to each of them, 300 of those calling the reviewers self-promoting narcissists who gave a bad review to make them stand out from the crowd.
The irony is, I know a lot of people who didn't like it. I didn't particularly like it. It was definitely the weakest entry in the series, and personally it didn't have the charm that made the first two so unique. The fanboys didn't care though, they were just angry that Toy Story wasn't the first trilogy to ever receive three perfect 100% ratings on RT. Sometimes stereotypes exist for a reason.
Jun 15 - 08:08 PM
Indeed rorscharch, and let us not forget the comments attached to any negative review of The Dark Knight, which are just downright scary.
Jun 15 - 08:55 PM
This movie looks terrible, but Reed does seem pissed off more often than not.
Jun 15 - 03:07 PM
Your latest post reiterates how ignorant you are. Its a bunch of stupid words that make no sense except for the fact that you wrote "nuance". The insertion of the "gotcha moment" I do have to say was clever. However, what actually is a "gotcha moment"? I certainly never thought I was writing a "gotcha moment". A "gotcha moment" must be something that is elusive and only thought of by someone who has a Ken Watanabe icon
Jun 15 - 04:36 PM
What makes your original comment directed at stepping razor great to me is that it is completely hypocritical. You say America is great in that everyone can have an opinion, yet you call stepping razor ignorant for having his opinion about fanboys. If this is truly your opinion, then you are ignorant about the word ignorant. Now, stop acting like you know what you're talking about before you make an even bigger fool of yourself.
Jun 15 - 09:55 PM
Oh, and a "gotcha moment" is a moment where you can say gotcha to someone. Ignorance, lol...
Jun 15 - 09:59 PM
Way to really sell that you're not a fanboy with the Green Lantern avatar, J. Pack. LOL.
Jun 17 - 08:16 AM
You completely missed the point of Andrew I.'s post. He may not disagree with the overall message, but does disagree with the critic's review being so vehement and full of vitriol. It's like this movie personally offended his very being. While this may or may not be the case, the fact that Rex Reed sort of exudes an aura of hating the vast majority of movies with a burning passion on par with this review, it just muddies any voice he had and dilutes his distaste. Thus, cranky old man status is reached and no one takes him seriously anymore.
Jun 15 - 07:10 PM
That is exactly what I was saying. Thank you Mouse. Not sure how people took my statement to mean I was a huge fan of the Green Lantern. And it's not like I feel that critics should not bash films, but Reed is just so consistent in his simmering anger towards movies he does not like that I feel he is, like I said before, a cranky old man.
Jun 17 - 10:59 AM
Ha! I look forward to more and more critics rip this flick apart. Good start, Rex.
Jun 15 - 01:46 PM
Jun 15 - 02:23 PM
My guess is he is a Marvel fan.
Jun 15 - 02:58 PM
Or maybe he's a Green Lantern fan ...
Jun 15 - 04:34 PM
Jun 15 - 04:38 PM
Oooh! Good one...
Jun 16 - 09:59 AM
well i just hope nobody will use this as an excuse to bash and disrespect comic books.
Jun 15 - 02:13 PM
This movie isnt looking too promising at the moment. currently 20 percent
Jun 15 - 03:12 PM
Nope. Tomatometer is not being kind to this one.
Jun 15 - 04:23 PM
When I first saw the trailer for this, I knew it was going to be crap. It just looks SOOOO DUMB. X-Men: First Class, on the other hand, is a fantastic movie.
Jun 15 - 04:40 PM
obviously having not seen this film, i cant agree or disagree with Mr. Reeds' comments. But, i can say, if i listened to every review i've read, i woulda missed a lot of movies, i ended up really liking.
Jun 15 - 04:51 PM
In all fairness to those that might disparage the fan boy element, when Mr. Reed doesn't like a film, his critisism is way over the top. He's seen the worst most moronic film many, many times, but it's always changing.
Jun 15 - 04:54 PM
I'm shocked. I thought this would be a good movie--I still might enjoy it, I'm sure--but these reviews hasve put me off nearly completely because Green Lantern is one of the richest superhero characters from any company. IMO, the Green Lantern franchise has the deepest lore of any superhero after Batman, X-Men, and Spider-Man. Considering all the talent involved in this film, I expected it to have not only the requisite other-worldly setting and flashy effects, but I also expected it to have a focused & compelling narrative with rich characters and spectacular set-pieces because that's what Green Lantern usually provides in the comics. What I'm mostly dissapointed to hear from these early reviews is that GL barely spends any time on Oa. I mean, how are they going to establish this rich world and characters, particularly the Guardians and Sinestro, without spending time on Oa where the GLC lives? IDK. I'm worried, but I hope this film at least delivers some entertainment. xD
Jun 15 - 05:50 PM
I hear ya there brother. Bracing for the worst and hopin for the best.
Jun 15 - 05:52 PM
Yep. I hear you as well. Hopefully, Captain America won't underwhelm when it comes out next month.
Jun 15 - 06:02 PM
You see, that't the problem facing a Green Lantern movie. I'm sure I'm not the only person who's seen similarities between the GLC and the Jedi, but in Star Wars we didn't see Coruscant until after three movies had already captured our interest (at which time, well, that's a story for another post). Oa is cool, but I think it's a mistake to try to introduce too much in the first movie. Just a thought.
Jun 15 - 06:26 PM
It's kind of sad to see a marvel movie get bashed by critics when most of the superhero movies lately have been great and gotten good reviews oh well. =/
Jun 15 - 06:00 PM
I see what you did there.
Jun 15 - 06:36 PM
Don't lump all comic based films in with this crap, Rex.
Thor and X-Men proved this very year that comic based films can be soulful and smart.
Jun 15 - 09:12 PM
I've yet to see a movie receive a 100 in a long time; I don't think it will ever happen again... because if a critic sees something is at 100%, they will squander the review (if they want the publicity.) And these days, honestly, every one's a pompous mother fu*ker trying to get their 15 minutes of fame... wait, it's always been that way.
Anyways, that has nothing to do with this review (just about the whole "Toy Story" bit.) I'm very sad to see such low ratings. My best friend died last year and was so excited for this movie; dressed up as the GL for halloween and knew everything about him. I really wanted this to work out; it's emotionally upsetting to me now.
Jun 16 - 07:19 AM
I'd be pissed too if I had to sit through Green Lantern.
Jun 16 - 09:37 AM
Can we all agree??? Whether you enjoyed the flick or not, it was nowhere near as good as it should have been. Lousy direction and editing. Hard to understand.
Jun 20 - 03:31 PM
Couldn't agree more with the review. This movie does the comics no justice and in fact is an utter disgrace to them. 30 minutes into the movie I turned it off. It's easily one of the worst Comic Book adaptations ever. Even Spawn was better than this. And that's saying something
Mar 17 - 06:15 PM