I was just pondering this fact. Spiderman 3 came out and most of the critics (and a few fans and Mice Chatters) basically trashed the movie. But, it did box office wonders at the theaters. Shrek 3 came out and once again the critics hated it. But the fans love it and it made lot of money. Now Pirates 3 is opening and already the critics are showing their stupidity by saying the movie is too confusing for those who have not seen the first two. Is there anybody who has not seen the first two? Who would walk into a movie with the number 3 in the title and think that it would make sense? I am sure this movie will do just fine at the box office, and probably shatter a few records on it's journey. Next up is Harry Potter 5. The critics have almost universally hated the HP movies and I am sure this one will be no different. But the fans love the movies, for the most part. I am also sure this movie will blast the box office.
The studios are only interested in making a profit. They will do that on all these movies this year. Do you actually read and listen to these so called "Critics". If you are a Johnny Depp and Pirates fan, if a critic says this movie is too confusing, too long, doesn't make sense, etc., will this keep you from seeing the movie? I think not. So why do these people still get paid to do this no meaningful job? If newspapers are so tight for money, this is one job that could go away and never be missed. Same for the dumb TV Critics. They don't have a clue either. I stopped watching them a long time ago. No one is going to tell me that I am not going to like a movie, or not like it. I am an individual, and I can make up my own mind, thank you very much.
I know, some of you are going to say, well don't read them then. But the problem is that a lot of people do read them, and take their word as gospel. Oh, if the LA Times Critic says this movie is bad, or stupid or whatever, then we shouldn't go see it. Believe it or not, there are people out there who hang on every word of these idiots, and will do what they are told. Sad. Everyone should be free to make up their own mind about these movies. I am a big Spiderman fan, and when I get the chance, I have every intention of seeing Spiderman 3. I will make up my own mind if it's a good, fair or bad movie, and if I post about it, it will be my opinion, and mine alone.