In this learning community, History of Motion Pictures will study some of the most important films in history, closely examining classics like Citizen Kane and Casablanca and even international films like Seven Samurai and Amores Perros. Meanwhile, Freshman Composition I will supplement this class with readings to help you better understand and appreciate the films.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Are critiques too harsh sometimes?
Nicole McBride English 111 1230 PM 16 October 2010
Exercise 2.1: In the online article "'Scott Pilgrim' Versus The Unfortunate Tendency To Review the Audience", author Linda Holmes discusses the harsh critiques of the movie Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Holmes, herself, likes the movie, but she discusses how critics degrade the movie because it is aimed only at teenage boy gamers. Holmes states that you don't have to be a 12 year old boy gamer to like the movie. She says that being a woman over 30 likes the movie. Holmes discusses that if she were to critique the movie, she would talk about the good qualities of the movie and say that just because she liked it you might not. Holmes quotes from critics about the movie and says that they're too harsh. She says they need to address the issue "there's no reason to be angry at the people you imagine a movie will make happy just because you didn't like the movie."
Exercise 2.3: "'Scott Pilgrim Versus the Unfortunate Tendency to Review the Audience" presents reasons and points of view of why critics are too harsh of the film Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. I agree with the point the author makes about how critics degrade the movie just because they don't like it. I agree with the fact that critics don't address the possibility that maybe others like the movie just because they don't. No matter how many people dislike a movie, there is going to be someone out there who will like it. Critics need to take this into consideration. Not everyone has the same opinion of the movie, so they need to approach their critique differently. Differently as in maybe when writing the critique state "this is of course, just my opinion."