Have you ever noticed that there’s a particular contingent of people out there who claim to enjoy movies but cannot seem to accept that someone else might not be fond of the same set of films they hold near and dear? These people apparently can’t be content in simply liking their own sorts of movies. They also require others to appreciate them. And when they don’t, this demographic inevitably makes known their disapproval. Sometimes they are reasonably polite, sometimes not. Yet the fact remains that any dissent is viewed as a threat.
What is this? Why can they not be confident enough in their own opinions so as to forgo the need for universal confirmation. And, further, why do they tend to use the argument that x film is okay because y and z and many other films are bad? So we’re judging on a scale now, are we? How ridiculous. There are thousands upon thousands of films out there. Just because one mainstream, big-budgeted blockbuster wannabe is slightly superior to another doesn’t make it worthwhile or notable or even good. It simply makes it a potentially better diversion for those unwilling or incapable of digging deeper. Ho hum.