Monday, September 28, 2009

Online Film Fans: Which is more pathetic?

I'm bored so I figured I'd throw out a question to the readers of my blog.

Today: Which group of people are more pathetic?

a) People who go on RottenTomatoes and disagree/yell at early critic reviews before they've even seen the movie themselves

or

b) People who go on IMDB, find a film well loved, and put a post on the forums in all caps: WORST MOVIE EVER!!!!!


My answer: b.
Two reasons
1) Have you seen every movie ever made? No, then I don't think you're qualified to state that.

2) Even if you're defense is hyperbole (my favorite word), you're still an attention seeking ass.

What are you thoughts? Which do you think is worse? You agree/disagree with me?

6 better thoughts:

ForensicMama said...

LOL I think you're absolutely right. At least on RottenTomatoes, that's a forum for such stupidity.

The Mad Hatter said...

I vote for secret option C:

People who not only vote up a flick they love on IMDb, but intentionally go into other movies and vote them down.

That was what I hated most about the whole DARK KNIGHT kerfauffle last summer.

Lemmy Caution said...

D: - All of the above.

TheAnswerMVP2001 said...

The RT forums have always been full of idiots. If you don't agree with their tastes, then they lay into you for being a moron. I doubt IMDb.com is much better though. I used to frequent RT forums just to watch the fights that would quickly ignite, but since the site change I only update my page, nothing more.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Preach it bro. People on IMDB can be real tools at times. I've seen the worst movie post on The English Patient, Titanic, Gosford Park, Cold Mountain, Chicago, The Departed, Changeling and that's just the tip of the iceberg. I don't know why people use IMDB as a source of finding the BEST [stupid word] films.

Univarn said...

@MadHatter I'd agree Mad, but I don't think they're nearly as bad as the hate mongers... granted it was annoying being #1 for 3months after its release because people were throwing out insanely high ratings (I gave TDK an 8 on first viewing, and 9 upon a repeat).

@MVP I always avoided the RT forums personally, it was insane the amount of hate going on there. I stuck with the journal land.

@Andrew Couldn't agree more. My one big pet peeve is when kids come out of the theater and say "OMG THAT WAS THE BEST MOVIE EVER"... it's worse when they just came out of a Paul W.S. Anderson film.

Granted "OMG IT WAS THE BEST MOVIE I'VE SEEN THAT I CAN REMEMBER AT THE CURRENT MOMENT" doesn't quite have the same ring.

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