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Posted Dec 17, '12 at 1:40pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

13,477 posts

Knight

At least they got it right with the Last Airbender. Man, that movie just blew it. Completely destroyed any expectations of it.

 

Posted Dec 17, '12 at 2:14pm

Ishtaron

Ishtaron

218 posts

At least they got it right with the Last Airbender. Man, that movie just blew it. Completely destroyed any expectations of it.


You had expectations other than blowing for that movie? They were just trying to cash in the popularity of a great show without understanding what made it great and they had M. Night direct it.
 

Posted Dec 18, '12 at 1:13am

nichodemus

nichodemus

13,477 posts

Knight

You had expectations other than blowing for that movie? They were just trying to cash in the popularity of a great show without understanding what made it great and they had M. Night direct it.


Well, to be fair the trailer looked decent, so I had expectations. I watched it on board the first time, and it was horribly inept.

I liked some of M Night's shows, but now it just confirms he can only direct small supernatural flicks.
 

Posted Dec 19, '12 at 6:51pm

Xzeno

Xzeno

2,354 posts

Hey uh

Nemo

There's this thing called uh

the naturalistic fallacy

where uh

you like

refer to how popular something is instead of using a relevant argument for its worth.

I know you already basically admitted that you were just butthurt that critics didn't like your favorite montage of sex and violence, but I feel like it's important to say that how popular something is has nothing to do with whether or not it's good or bad. 93% of people liking it doesn't mean it's good, it could very well mean that 93% people have bad taste.

Look, Birth of a Nation was super popular. If you see Birth of a Nation with a bunch of people who love it and you go "what is wrong with you people?" it doesn't mean that you are "an idiot who doesn't understand what people enjoy." It means you aren't a horrible person.

Similarly, I happen to know that people enjoy Boondock Saints a lot, while the film itself was pretty bad. That doesn't make me some aberrant autistic moron incapable of analyzing film, it just means that people enjoy things I don't think are very good. Opinions that agree with the majority aren't better than those that do not just because they're popular. Honestly Nemo you're usually the go-to mod for well-thought-out, cogent arguments defined by their no-nonsense direct application to real life. But if you want to critique criticism, you might have to accept that some things that you like aren't, you know, good.

 
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