(Before you read, let it be known that this is simply my opinion. Let it also be known that I suck at debating but feel the need to vent. Meh)
Hey there every peoples!
Good god, it’s only been 3 posts and we are already at one of those rants mentioned in the header! As you may or may not know, the Academy Awards were this weekend. Yeah I watched them but not for the awards (like the girlfriend, I watch it for the stuff in-between). The awards, in my opinion, are meaningless and irrelevant. When it comes to movies, there aren’t any facts, just opinions. Everyone has their own opinions about what constitutes a good movie. I’ve heard people say Casablanca sucked and others say that The Thing was the best movie ever. It’s all opinion. So naturally I would disregard an event in which a bunch of self-proclaimed “experts” get together and decide what movies were good (best picture is the biggest farce of it all. There can’t be a single “best picture”. Everything has its gems and its flaws. There are no exceptions).
Movies are great, but we have to remember that they are just movies. They are made for our entertainment. So I don’t get why people get so worked up over them. I have seen movies spark some of the greatest flights of idiocy in people. Avatar is a wonderful, recent example. I have never seen a movie so popular and yet so hated (or maybe internet forums just have a way of attracting people like that). One thing that I have seen people get worked up over is the plausibility of it all. They gripe about how human-like the Na’vi are and other such stuff. So? It’s a movie! Does it really have to conform 100% to reality? Last I checked, the title of the genre was science fiction! It seems like that while creationists are trying to inject fiction into science, these people are trying to inject science into fiction.
And another thing that grinds my gears is when people think less of others because of their taste in movies. I mean really, you can’t think of anything better in which to gauge someone’s character? I say if you are really going to stand there and judge me based on my taste in movies, then I say you are a pompous ass with delusions of intellectual ascension!
Till next time!