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Should kill the franchise. Too many foolish, ancient wizards and HP, Hermoine and Ron are shallow extras. A crushing, muddy bore.
Ha! Does she really think anything could kill this franchise at this point? The next movies could be complete garbage and they wouldn't kill this franchise. Silly.
Jul 15 - 10:34 AM
you need to either find a rope or something very tall and go from there
Jul 15 - 10:36 AM
Kill the franchise? What?The?****???!!!
Jul 15 - 10:41 AM
I would like to know how old Ms. Alexander is, and how she managed to have this pile of bilge counted in the tomatometre. Reviews like this seriously make me question the sites quality standards for reviews. Now, I'm not one of those ignorant fans who demands a perfect score, but when the only criticisms of the movie don't even make sense. Here is only one example:"Does J.K. Rowling ever explain why wizards have unkempt too long, bushy beards? What's up with that? Why is HP only wearing jeans and a hoodie now that he has accepted his role as The Chosen One? Neo went the Cossack Monk route after being The One Without A Second. Why is Hermoine so dull? Why is Ron such a loser? Shouldn't an intern witch have a better wardrobe?"Forgive me, but that is not reputable journalism. It is obvious that the reviewer has neither read the books nor liked the films, and yet lacks the maturity to walk into this one with an open mind and objective viewpoint. Not to mention her prose is despicable. I would liken her to Rita Skeeter, but, frankly, though Rita writes horrible, untrue things, at least she writes like a grown woman and not a six year old having a tantrum.
Jul 15 - 10:43 AM
I completely agree with you on her writing style. It's not to my liking either. Very very jumbled. And I don't agree with her opinion of the movie either. She criticizes random, obscure details that--especially with a film in this genre--should fall under 'suspension of disbelief'. Example:"Does J.K. Rowling ever explain why wizards have unkempt too long, bushy beards?"This is pretty much an accepted character device in this genre, has been for a long time; questioning it suggests the reviewer is unfamiliar with the genre or is nit-picking.
Jul 15 - 11:04 AM
Mike T., I think you should be writing reviews instead of this person, everything you said is 100% true! Sorry Miss Alexander, but nobody is going to take your reviews seriously unless you be more open minded about this or any other movie and come up with some better evidence to back you up rather than "A crushing, muddy bore."They are NEVER going to stop this or any franchise when it is more than half way through and is making so much money.One more thing, this (even though it is one of the best Harry Potter movies) is a transition to the Deathly Hollows. This is as great as any transition movie is going to get.
Jul 15 - 10:38 PM
I agree, her reviews are typically nonsense. I've also stopped reading her reviews because she has a talent for slipping in spoilers.
Didn't read this review, I just noticed the responses were challenging White's replies so I decided to have a look through them.
Jul 16 - 12:28 PM
This is a pathetic attention-seeking review. You try to be funny by saying all kinds of stupid ****. Go somewhere else to get attention - maybe back to the strip club where you work.
Jul 15 - 10:44 AM
"Does J.K. Rowling ever explain why wizards have unkempt too long, bushy beards? What's up with that?" Look, you're not clever. Next time actually review the movie instead of making a lot of statements that you may think are funny, but really just make it look like you weren't paying attention.
Jul 15 - 10:47 AM
What is it with today? Yesterday the reviews were almost all positive in varying degrees and now today we consistently negative reviews thrown at us.Some people I guess need to go against the grain and therefore write pathetic tripe like this review which I had to endure.Anyone who comes into a movie with half a notebook filled with child-like insults to use in their review obviously can't even give the film a chance.It's called an open mind. Good critics have one. You don't.
Jul 15 - 11:22 AM
Technically speaking, this is the kind of review that really should not be included here. Why is it then? Because it's not written in a blog, but on a so-called site? What the hell kind of site is that anyways? And to further demonstrate the writer's style:Is not being a blog enough to get your review on RT?Why on does fish in the fridge make milk stink more than juice?What's up with Jews anyway? Why are they so weird?This is not a review, it's a dis-jointed conversation between three 21-year-olds, entertaining each other with what they think is sarcasm. I know users comments are not the kind of think the staff is occupied with, but could we possible remove this review from the meter? I mean, Wikipedia quotes RT scores in all of their articles and I really would not like this to become a part of encyclopedic knowledge.
Jul 15 - 11:24 AM
I thought it was just this review, but the rest of them are the same. There should be a report button of some kind. I don't even mind casual language in a review as long as it's witty. But, this isn't even close. This is just amateur.
Jul 15 - 02:41 PM
Really Kill the franchise the only thing I think that could do that would be a plane crash with everyone on it. I hope god that doesn't happening anyways
Jul 15 - 11:42 AM
First read the books..all of them, then dare to write this kind of a review. Without understanding the essence of harry potter books and movies ridiculing J K Rowling's writing style is absolutely unacceptable. J K Rowling is a brilliant writer who knows how to pen down her imagination. Just because you have none doesnt mean you can ask lame questions like:Does J.K. Rowling ever explain why wizards have unkempt too long, bushy beards? What's up with that? Why is HP only wearing jeans and a hoodie now that he has accepted his role as The Chosen One? Neo went the Cossack Monk route after being The One Without A Second. Why is Hermoine so dull? Why is Ron such a loser? Shouldn't an intern witch have a better wardrobe?Its a fantasy world...that's how the people are...harry is just a teenager not a 30 year old man so let him dress up like one. Hermione is not dull..she is intelligent and smart and from your review it is easy to make out that you are not.
Jul 15 - 11:57 AM
what is with you.you are the stupidest critc ever.even 10 year old would do a better job than you....i bet she just babbles what ever comes into her mind without in watching the movie.find another job!!!!
Jul 15 - 12:31 PM
Well I read on the "FilminReview.com" websitehttp://www.filmsinreview.com/contributers/victoria-alexander/Victoria Alexander lives in Las Vegas and when she is not going to movies she is clubbing and gambling. Victoria likes to travel to exotic locations %u2013 any place where there is the threat of kidnapping, a coup de tat, or civil unrest.Victoria%u2019s other interest is religion. She engages in all spiritual disciplines including Catholicism, CandomblÚ, Spiritism, Hinduism, and Tibetan Buddhism. Victoria%u2019s breakthrough research, %u201CThe Alexander UFO Religious Crisis Survey,%u201D a survey of 1000 theologians on the impact of UFO%u2019s on religion, is available at www.nidsci.org.Since 2000, Victoria has studied with Peruvian curanderos and is a strong advocate of the visionary plant ayahuasca. She next plans to take initiation in the Brazilian religion of Quimbanda.Photo of Victoria%u2019s shrine to Ex˙ with his female counterpart Pomba Gira. Ex˙ is an Orisha and one of the most important deities of the Yoruba religion.Ex˙ has a wide range of responsibilities: the protector of travelers, god of roads, particularly crossroads, the deity with the power over fortune and misfortune, and the personification of death, a psychopomp. Every religious ceremony or ritual begins with an offering to Ex˙ since failure to do so guarantees failure in the intent of the ceremony. Ex˙ is revered in the African diasporic faiths Santeria/Lukumi and Candomble.Do I need to say more concerning her style of writing reviews (or lack there of). She is a complete and utter nutcase who is one more religion away from the loopy bin. See how I take some information and twist it around to try and make it sound amusing and funny, when really I have no idea what I am talking about and are just expressing my own preconceived ideas. That my friend seems to be how she writes reviews and explains the load of **** that we see before us. RT should screen there reviewers more closely in the future to avoid this happening again.
Jul 15 - 12:59 PM
Why does Hugh Hefner where bath robes all of the time? You think a rich guy like that should where fancy suits all of the time. Also, he's pretty old. He should retire, right? I mean, any person at retirement age should just give up their jobs because they have so much else they want to do with their lives and they probably are unsatisfied with their work.
When thinking about Hugh Hefner, I'm pretty sure these questions are pretty easy to answer. He can walk around in a robe all of the time because he knows he can enjoy life the way he wants and everyone is still going to respect him, no matter what. Also, when anyone is happy with their job, I'm sure they don't want to leave it. Hefner, I'm sure, doesn't mind hanging with Playboy bunnies all of the time. Also, most of the old people I know don't want to give up their jobs at too early of an age because they have nothing else to do with their time and the job keeps them social. Maybe that's the case with the geezer profs. at Hogwarts. They like what they do and don't want to give up for, potentially, nothing. I could go through the whole review and criticize every sentence, but one major thing I want to point out is her suggestions go against the books. The director did his job and Rowling, I'm sure, was satisfied wit the results. If Yates listened to Alexander, the book wouldn't have been followed and fans would have been furious. Why kill off characters that are in following books? If you are going to criticize the director with things like ridding of old characters, criticize Rowling.
Wtf is Alexander getting at with things like "What happened to sexy wizards with big wands and temptress witches?" and "All that magic and not one beauty potion! These witches never heard of Botox or dermabrasion. Shame on them. I'm not impressed." I don't think I need to even comment on this. Anyone with a brain can see what's wrong with these silly statements.
I can't believe this pre-teen drama queen is a T-meter critic. I see no professionalism from her writing. Also, I have not seen a single reply to this review praising her or defending her. This bird brain should stick to watching "The Real World" or "The Hills." Anything outside the realm of MTV is too sophisticated for the likes of Alexander; people have unkempt beards and don't read "Seventeen" or "Vogue."
Jul 15 - 01:03 PM
Is this seriously a real review? It was barely coherent.
Jul 15 - 01:04 PM
this review should kill your career.
Jul 15 - 01:06 PM
Hey, atleast she's good looking. Oh wait...
Jul 15 - 01:12 PM
What happened to sexy wizards with big wands and temptress witches?Sums up this whole pathetic review.Anyone who knows anything about Harry Potter can tell that this disgusting person who calls herself a 'film critic' has no idea what Harry Potter is really about. It's not some sleazy, sexy adult film, it's based off of a CHILDREN'S book, and is a coming-of-age story, not one about a haughty, self-obsessed 'Chosen One' in 'Cossack Monk'/'Neo' style attire. If you don't know enough to have a decent opinion of a movie, you can at least shut your face before you say something stupid (i.e. this whole review) and try to look at things objectively. How this nasty woman got to be included in the T-Meter, I have no idea. Absolutely pathetic. I could got on forever about how every single word of her review is garbage, but I've already wasted enough of my time reading it in the first place.
Jul 15 - 01:30 PM
Please pass the crack pipe, I believe it is my turn!
Jul 15 - 01:44 PM
I have made a request to either remove this review or the critic from the T-Meter list to the site. This is absurd. I advise all of you to do so, as well. I don't care about it being a negative review; I don't like the fact that it poorly represents the site and ruins its prestige. If you feel as strong about it as I do, please send them an e-mail and discuss your thoughts.
Jul 15 - 01:52 PM
Victoria Alexander is such a stupid slut. One of the worst critics out there these days. She writes no better then a 3rd grader and I can't believe she gets paid for what she does.
Jul 15 - 01:59 PM