Rant on Movie Reviews

Movie commercials always have reviews on the bottom of the screen, something like “The New York Times calls this the best movie of the year!” I don’t know about you, but when I see something like that the little voice in my head goes “DING DING DING! Good movie alert!” But when I see the actual movie, I speculate whether or not the movie people changed the review around in their favor.

Like, what if the New York Times actually said “If you like bad acting and terrible special effects, then this is the best movie of the year!” but the movie people switched it around in their favor. Or maybe they said “Only a lunatic would call this a great movie!”

Sometimes, they don’t even say who the reviewer is! They’re just like “Critics Rave: Best romance of the decade!” Okay… but who’s the critic? Is it the Washington Post, or your aging mother? Unless the director’s aging mother is the movie reviewer for the Washington Post, in which case the review would be completely biased.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. melanieharvey
    Jul 23, 2011 @ 17:55:45

    I read a Time Magazine review once and then I saw the quote up on the movie ad–make that part of the quote. And I thought, I’m sure Time didn’t like that movie at all! They did use part of the quote that said something like “A fun ride” but not the part that said “Through the stupid movie universe!”

    So you’re on target in at least one instance I know of. Context is king.


  2. myslightlycrazyteenagethoughts
    Jul 23, 2011 @ 22:12:00

    Ha! That’s hilarious!


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