If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Wait...Who is this 'spill crew' you talk of?
When I think of any crew here on spill, I automatically think of the guys & gals who co-exist here in the forums with me.
I could give a fuck about the reviews on this site, if I want someones 'criteque' on a movie here I'll put more stock with the other forum dwellers (well a couple anyway ;D) Never listened to a review here and never intend to either \../
You sound like a huge jackass.
as I said I don't listen to 'critics' your opinion phases me none I'm afraid
If that were true you would have ignored my comment and not replied.
Um....if you don't listen to the reviews, why are you here?
Um...You do realize there's more to this site than just movie reviews right?
Yeah, but.....shit, there's no way to dig myself outta this one, is there? :)
Even though I've been voicing my opinion on this issue for some time in the comment sections, I'm absolutely ecstatic that someone has stood up and taken the time to visibly call out the over-abundance of arrogance present in the reviews. I would have done it myself if there was a breaking point (which would have been soon), but it probably would have been messy compared to this compact gathering of thoughts. So, on with the rant...
I'm all for a down-to-earth group of guys bullshitting about movies and the like to relate to a broad audience, but what I don't want with that package is a aggressively solipsistic attitude along with it that ruins any credibility they might have as so-called "professional critics". The fact that they dismiss that title and use it like a piece of toliet paper is frustrating to no end, as I see plenty of struggling young people trying to make a name for themselves in the world of film criticism that would likely love to be in the Spill crew's position and would probably be more respectful and well-educated when it comes to movies and people's opinions on them. Now, it's even more insulting that they shit on hard-working critics' for their thoughts on a movie they simply didn't like -- and by that, I mean that they skipped too many classes on Film Study or they grew up on nothing but "crap", thus not having the patience or brain capacity to comprehend more complex and unique cinema. It's practically an embarrassment whenever they review something along those lines, because they end up looking like the laughing stock of film criticism.
That being said, I can enjoy (sometimes immensely) when the crew bullshit about everyday life and past experiences, so don't think that I hate every fiber of their being. I just want them to brush up on their understanding of cinema so that they can have more credibility as professional film critics and not make complete asses out of themselves. It probably won't happen, but it's good to hope for that anyway, because from experience I know that people can make humongous critical turnarounds when it comes to tastes in art.
I don't think you understand. People's tastes in art are not set things, there's not a correct opinion about anything. Just because a shit-ton of people liked Zero Dark Thirty and Amour (me included) does not mean that someone is stupid for NOT liking them. I hate how everyone jumps on them for supposedly hating all "arty" films, just because they didn't like Amour. C'mon, Cyrus' FAVORITE MOVIE is Blade Runner, a film not famous for it's fast pace and huge amounts of adrenaline-induced awesome. Yes, they shit on these other critics, but they do it in a hyperbolic and entertaining way, just like they do everything else. None of these guys would straight up get mad at someone for not liking/liking a movie. It's all in good fun, otherwise they wouldn't all be really good friends in real life. They don't want to be like the "cinephile community", they want to be genuine in the entertainment level a movie gives to them.