Critic Review - Associated Press

This is the problem when you're an exceptional, visionary filmmaker. When you give people something extraordinary, they expect it every time. Anything short of that feels like a letdown.

July 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Associated Press | Comments (400)
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Hugo Sanchez

Hugo Sanchez

How is she arrogant? You disagree with her? Have you seen the film? I am sure you haven't,s so NO, you don't disagree or agree with her. You have NO OPINION. She didn't say her thoughts were the ultimate truth idiot.

Jul 16 - 05:02 PM

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Hugo Sanchez

Hugo Sanchez

Ey Dick, being a critic is letting others know what we think and maybe giving them a fair analysis on whether they like a film or not. You're just a fucken idiot, you can tell you know nothing about film or filmmaking.

Jul 16 - 05:22 PM

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Hugo Sanchez

Hugo Sanchez

Read what you wrote. You don't even know how to make proper sentences. Fuckin idiot haha

Jul 16 - 05:26 PM

Bushleaguer28

Brian Priestley

None of your comments make any sense grammatically. Please stop talking

Jul 16 - 05:27 PM

Frank Helm

Frank Helm

So she's saying that Battleship, Magic Mike, Ted, Rock of Ages, The Amazing Spiderman and Snow White and the Huntsman were all better films than this???

I'll be taking this with a grain of salt.

Jul 16 - 05:02 PM

Hugo Sanchez

Hugo Sanchez

Yeah she did, and so what? Have you seen all those films? Have you seen TDKR?

Jul 16 - 05:02 PM

Frank Helm

Frank Helm

Woah! Sorry if I offended you Mr. Lemire.

Jul 16 - 05:08 PM

Hugo Sanchez

Hugo Sanchez

I don't think it matters what other films she liked or disliked... what matters is how well written and valid her criticisms are.

Jul 16 - 05:11 PM

Jermain Jackson

Jermain Jackson

Regardless of if she loved this movie you still take it with a grain of salt. That's how it is when you are given people's opinions. You take what they say with a grain of salt, there is no guarantee that you will feel the same way. So stop complaining. Grow up.

Jul 16 - 05:32 PM

Frank Helm

Frank Helm

No complaints here. Just implying that I'm taking her opinion with a grain of salt since she clearly has opposite taste in film than what I do (which is okay so relax.)

Not sure how you missed that point :/

Jul 16 - 06:01 PM

Navie Sharma

Navie Sharma

Fail critic is a fail. You're fired.

Jul 16 - 05:11 PM

jeevo

James Giovannitti

Lots of butt hurt fanboys on here. I'm surprised you whining pansies actually took the energy to put down your 2 liter Mountain Dew (which you drink from the bottle) and XBOX controller and read a movie review.

So funny watching you sniffling babies get your poo stained boxers up in a bunch.

Jul 16 - 05:23 PM

Andrew Pilat

Andrew Pilat

Have you read the review? Probably not. Have you seen this woman's history of positive reviews for certain films? Probably not.

Jul 16 - 05:28 PM

Jermain Jackson

Jermain Jackson

Do you understand what an opinion means and that everyone has and is entitled to one? Probably not.

Jul 16 - 05:47 PM

Sean Aminali

Sean Aminali

Ladies and gentlemen, please take five seconds out of your day and read this.

"Just take a deep breath, step away from the computer, and maybe go for a walk. Have a smoke if you need one. There are plenty of other things to get angry about, like war, famine, poverty and crime. But not movie reviews." -Matt Atchity, Editor in Chief of Rotten Tomatoes

So, instead of venting your frustrations at Mrs. Lemire, one of the most respected and most trustworthy film critics on the Internet, relax for a second and think about what you will write. This critic agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time. I'm going to be seeing this film later tonight, and discovering this negative review devastated me, but I still enjoy reading Mrs. Lemire's movie reviews. I have my preferences when it comes to movie critics. My favorites are Roger Ebert, Richard Roeper, Peter Travers, James Berardinelli, Christy Lemire, Emanuel Levy, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Jeremy Jahns , "Schmoes Know", Chris Stuckmann, Tom Chatalbash, and Catherine Reitman. There are some film critics who have given negative reviews to some of my all-time favorite films, including all of the ones I just listed. However, I still respect their work, and I move on. There are some critics who know nothing about the medium, and there are some who are just plain trolls. However, Ms. Lemire is not one of them.

Now, I can't wait to see this film. Will I probably disagree with Mrs. Lemire? Probably. But do I still respect her? Yes. However, I still have a feeling that she will be in the minority on this one, and that "The Dark Knight Rises" is on an entirely different plane than "Rock of Ages", "Snow White and the Huntsman", and "This Means War", all of which are films Mrs. Lemire liked but I didn't.

Jul 16 - 05:28 PM

Jermain Jackson

Jermain Jackson

Agreed.

Jul 16 - 05:33 PM

Aidid Watts

Aidid Watts

I feel as if you're the devil that is trying to ruin something holy. Why must you pee on brilliance

Jul 16 - 05:28 PM

Daniel Tse

Daniel Tse

I think we shouldn't look at the tomato meter of critics, because critics analyze every aspect of movie - it's like a teacher grading a paper or something. The bar next to it - how many % of audiences liked it is a lot more reliable because that reflects how much of the general public likes it. Just ignore this rotten review.

Jul 16 - 05:32 PM

Jermain Jackson

Jermain Jackson

Agreed

Jul 16 - 05:36 PM

mchris65

mc sw

i am loving that there are over 250 comments in one day!! betcha christy couldn't have dreamed even that many!

Jul 16 - 05:35 PM

Pøer Un-præd?cere

Pøer Un-præd?cere

She's not a critic, she's just a hater of this fantastic film!

Jul 16 - 05:35 PM

Derrick K.

Derrick Keturatana

How about we all start a fire, hold hands, and sing Kumbaya? Or...we can wait til' Friday, watch the movie, and form our own damn opinion?

Jul 16 - 05:35 PM

Francisco Vidal Correa Dos Santos

Francisco Vidal Correa Dos Santos

i love all these negatives comments posted against her.......and i also love the fact that no one that posted a negative comment actually saw the movie

Jul 16 - 05:37 PM

Mr. Positive

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I don't understand this review. All it has to be is 6/10 to be a fresh tomato. She says it just misses being extraordinary. How is that not at least 6/10 again?

Jul 16 - 05:39 PM

Jack Paterson

Jack Paterson

Here's what I know about this woman she has hated most of the good films this summer and given praise to most the bad ones and to me she is as credible as the MTV movie awards. Will this movie surpass Dark Knight, doubtful and till we've seen it I suppose we can't say much either but will I take this woman's word on it? Not in your life.

Jul 16 - 05:39 PM

Jermain Jackson

Jermain Jackson

If you people are so pissed off at this woman and her review why do you bother to continue to give her hits and attention? Go give the critics who gave this movie positive reviews the attention they deserve. You claim she and other critics are trolls, yet you wonder why she and others do this. Well its because of people like you who continue to feed them(If she really is trolling), to give them this attention. Its your own faults. Grow up, go do something positive with your lives.

Jul 16 - 05:44 PM

Derrick K.

Derrick Keturatana

Gonna wait until the movie comes out and figure out my own opinion, but I already know I'll at least like it. And I can understand why people are pissed off at this woman's review.

"This is the problem when you're an exceptional, visionary filmmaker. When you give people something extraordinary, they expect it every time. Anything short of that feels like a letdown."

What kind of critique is that? It sounds like she's solely basing her review of this movie on the success of TDK. I understand that it's a trilogy to be watched as a whole, but each movie, sequel or not, is it's own movie, with different themes, characters, story, and sense of humor. Another thing is that her body of work doesn't necessarily compliment this review. She gave fresh ratings to Savages, Snow White, Ted, and Battleship...really? And then she gives rotten ratings to movies like Brave and MIB 3. She comes across more of a movie critic troll than an actual critic. And there's nothing ppl hate more than a professional troll who gets paid to do it. People flock to them like flies on poo. Get used to it.


Jul 16 - 05:53 PM

Jermain Jackson

Jermain Jackson

Correct me if I''m wrong more hitsmean more money right? If they hate the reviews why keep giving more hits? Makes no sense.

Jul 16 - 06:01 PM

Derrick K.

Derrick Keturatana

"Look what I did, to this city with a few drums of gas and a couple of bullets. Hm? You know what, you know what I noticed? Nobody panics when things go according to plan. Even if the plan is horrifying. If tomorrow I tell the press that like a gang banger, will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because itâ??s all, part of the plan. But when I say that one, little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!" -The Joker from TDK.

Because everybody knew this was gonna be great. It had to be. It was the "plan". But when one little old movie critic says it isn't and gives it a negative review, well then everyone loses their mind!

Jul 16 - 06:13 PM

Mr. Positive

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To help quicken her on to her next career?

Jul 16 - 05:55 PM

Kevin D.

Kevin DiGioia

How can you say that Bane is one-dimensional? Not only is he a criminal genius like the others in the franchise, but, he is the only one who can really match Batman physically. So how is he one-dimensional? Whatever, you like Battleship and Magic Mike haha. Calm down.

Jul 16 - 05:53 PM

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