So as I've gone on this journey I've taken the liberty of poking and prodding - for scientific purposes only, I assure you (*cough*) - my fellow bloggers just to see what makes them tick. I've observed their exaggerated reactions to seemingly innocuous remarks about the quality of a film, and have taken all that in and determined it needs to be poked more often. That's right, I believe that if you hammer someone enough with the fact that not everyone agrees with them, they'll eventually catch on. I know, I know, only in my dreams (assuming I dream about blogging).
In such methodology I've come up with the five movie quotes almost guaranteed to get under the skin of movie bloggers. Sure there's some need for contextualizing among the various groups. But I'm pretty sure these are broad enough to cover the majority. Away we go.
"Christopher Nolan's alright, don't get me wrong. But let's just be honest, he's no Paul W.S. Anderson."
Anything that can be construed as not an utter surrender to the greatness that is Christopher Nolan is immediately squashed by the movie blogging collective. Let alone comparing him negatively to one of the most maligned modern blockbuster directors. Besides, I can't be on the only one a bit put off by the fact that Nolan is totally rocking the DiCaprio Titanic hairstyle. Come on, that was so 14 years ago!
"Favorite actor? Oh, man. I'm torn! Definitely either Daniel Day Lewis or Hayden Christensen."
Putting anything related to favorite or great within two Kevin Bacon approved degrees of Hayden Christensen is bound to inspire violent rebuke. Not to mention trying to put him in the same league as one of the finest actors ever to step in front of the camera.
"What Hollywood really needs are more Katherine Heigl romantic comedies."
Do I really need to explain this one?
"Who is Terrence Malick?"
This may sound a bit juvenile but I do get some perverse pleasure out of watching Malick fans go off on a tangent. They've got to be right up there with fanboys raving against negative reviews by critics for exaggeration factor.
"Oh come on! The Dungeons and Dragons films were way better than Lord of the Rings!"
If anyone ever says this to you, you have my permission to make them "disappear." No questions, no courtrooms. For the betterment of the entire human race, everyone would be willing to look the other way.
So there you have it, a few quotes you can whip out at your leisure if you ever feel the need to get under the skin of your fellow bloggers. Besides, it's all in good fun!