Star Wars and The Witcher: Are Critics Useless? - Wisecrack Edition

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It's easy to hate on critics, particularly when they're not fans of your favorite movies or shows. But if their recommendations don't actually help you pick your next Netflix binge, it raises the question: do they even matter? Let's find out in this Wisecrack Edition on Star Wars and The Witcher: Are Critics Useless?

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  • Critic opinion is only useful for people that like to pick apart and analyze films. If you're only watching to relax or for a bit of excitement then your average movie is fine.

    CyclopsCyclopsIl y a 5 jours
  • Well also i think critics, on the whole, arent obsessed with properties and fandoms like lay people might be

    wesley32186wesley32186Il y a mois
  • I used to think movie critics lives were a tragedy, but now I realize it's a comedy.

    Raiden XRaiden XIl y a mois
  • After seeing Mulan 2020 getting positive reviews by critics at certain online review sites like Rotten Tomatoes despite being ripped to shreds by guys like Chris Stuckmann, Doug Walker, Schaffrillas Productions and plenty of others on FRworld i can definitely say that Critics aren't always right and honestly their reviews of A Force Awakens and The Last Jedi either seems to be dictated purely by nostalgia for the former and those so called "brilliant subversions" and "deep thinking" for the latter. I quite frankly find those scores to be overrated and doesn't offer a critical insight into the two movies that i expect.

    Stefan RadebachStefan RadebachIl y a mois
  • Oddly enough 7 months later in the midst of a pandemic and with film critics having very little to do this year, that question feels so much more relevant.

    Justin BatheltJustin BatheltIl y a mois
  • Everyone is gonna like something different, it’s all preference! I personally cannot stand The Breakfast Club and everyone thinks I’m crazy when I say that.

    Tegan DavidsonTegan DavidsonIl y a 2 mois
  • I wouldn't say critics suck. There are several critics I trust. I DO NOT, however, trust review aggregators like rotten tomatoes.

    kenthehobokenthehoboIl y a 2 mois
  • American reactions to the old Turkish movies :))

    Ben Amerika'daykenBen Amerika'daykenIl y a 2 mois
  • Rise of Skywalker is absolute shite

    Onizuka EikichiOnizuka EikichiIl y a 3 mois
  • ">86% tomatometer on rise of skywalker " ...what the actual hell? this movies was an abortion... who are those people? normies? I'm speechless...

    Thiago LanniThiago LanniIl y a 3 mois
  • Not surprised you skipped these topics as they’re a mess but the cultural divide fueling perceived politicization of criticism as well as the clear collusion between studios and media is another large factor in the critics vs consumers debate.

    Christopher RodriguezChristopher RodriguezIl y a 3 mois
  • Your bias i win bye bye

    moonlight minismoonlight minisIl y a 4 mois
  • I agree with most of the ratings by critics on RT, expect in those movies which involves wokeness.

    AparupAparupIl y a 4 mois
  • Wait up... There are people who actually like Rise of Skywalker???

    J.NoteJ.NoteIl y a 4 mois
  • Witcher was passable as a fan of the series, would probably be better If I had no idea who was who. Skywalker was an abomination, and user score is madness.

    Omar CommingOmar CommingIl y a 4 mois
  • Critics opinions only matter as much as any other member of the audience. At the end of the day they are simply publishing their opinion, and regardless of how simple or in-depth the published work is, it is still just an opinion. The problem comes in that some believe their opinions to be fact, and because of this believe that every other opinion is completely wrong.

    Xander BrytonXander BrytonIl y a 4 mois
  • the problem is, a place like rotten tomatoes is not creditable anymore

    The What-Not ProjectThe What-Not ProjectIl y a 4 mois
  • I don't live in the US - what the New York Times says means fuck all to me

    Hersh MergershHersh MergershIl y a 4 mois
  • Wisecrack, I genuinely love and appreciate your takes on... pretty much everything. I don't want to say you're always hella on-point and correct... but you're pretty much always hella on-point and correct. Even the little jingle at the end sounds like it's saying "sorry if you were wrong, not sorry for being on-point and correct all the time." You asked for nice comments. If that doesn't help you sleep at night... I dunno, try sleeping during the day, or try fucking off because I'm not your sleep doctor.

    Drew KosonenDrew KosonenIl y a 4 mois
  • How many critics are 14-yearolds? How many 14-yearolds want their voice heard?

    noisananswernoisananswerIl y a 4 mois
  • How dare all of you critics I don't care of want the critics say about the last STAR WARS film I loved it and I don't care what all of you say I give (STAR WARS THE RISE OF SKYWALKER) a A+

    Liam's Animation worldLiam's Animation worldIl y a 4 mois
  • Critics are basically wannabe artists that live in their mom's basement.

    LevLevIl y a 4 mois
  • I like to imagine a magic quadrant with the critic and audience aggregate scores. High critic, low audience scores: esoteric, edgy, avant-garde films that break out from the norm. Mainstream movie-goers will have a hardtime following due to their expectations. Low critic, high audience scores: “seen it before” types that are otherwise still fun to watch for the typical movie-goer. High critic, high audience scores: great, accessible movies that bring a lot of new things to the table. Low critic, low audience scores: Unintelligent and unfun. Avoid like the plague. These are just the extremes though. Everything in the middle is up to you to gauge.

    Unoriginal CommentUnoriginal CommentIl y a 4 mois
  • Critical reviews are subjective although it's the job of the reviewer to be objective as possible. Reviewers express what they think about the movie with their previous experience. Furthermore, it does not matter the reviewer is giving a good or bad review, they should make it constructive and have a justifiable reason to back it up.

    Chamath AmarasingheChamath AmarasingheIl y a 4 mois
  • If I'm on the fence about a film I'll check out Rotten Tomatoes. If both the audience and critic scores are high then it'll probably push me over the fence. I do find it interesting when the audience and the critics completely split like with the last two Star Wars movies. The thing is with big tent pole films I'm generally already sold on whether I go the theater, wait for streaming, or just ignore.

    Jason KirschnerJason KirschnerIl y a 4 mois
  • I don't care if people call them Trash, I basically only go to the theaters for MCU and Star Wars movies these days. And I even enjoyed Thor the Dark World, and the whole new Trilogy. I see other movies when they come to streaming platforms, I do appreciate variety, but I was social distancing before it was cool, so I don't go very often.

    EloquentTrollEloquentTrollIl y a 4 mois
  • I don’t particularly care what critics say especially on genres of fantasy and sci-fi I usually watch it form my own opinion listen to a review on a reliable FRworldr and think on it some more and give own opinion.

    Darrius BetheaDarrius BetheaIl y a 4 mois
  • I think that you should find a critic you share tastes with. Like how video stores used to have "Dave's Picks" or whatever.

    Michael BurnsMichael BurnsIl y a 4 mois
  • My tastes 99% of the time align with critics almost exactly.

    BaserockloveBaserockloveIl y a 4 mois
  • 86%? EIGHTY-SIX PERCENT? But how

    terrab1ter4terrab1ter4Il y a 4 mois
  • I think Patrick Willems made this point in his video on Film Criticism a while back, that reading and watching “good” critics (I.e. thoughtful, insightful, creative, nuanced, etc) can be an enlightening thing in its own right, outside of your enjoyment of any particular film. Take the power away from the aggregate, and listen to specific voices that reveal things you may not have thought of, and broaden your tastes to enjoy a greater variety of things, or find deeper appreciation for things you already love. Low brow, high brow, fresh or rotten doesn’t really matter, just learn something and grow.

    SE GambleSE GambleIl y a 4 mois
  • Just go and watch RedLetterMedia movie reviews ;D edit: but skip the spoilers

    MileMileIl y a 4 mois
  • If a critic actually thinks that star wars is better then the witcher then their wasted time in film school has become even less useful

    Nicholas CampbellNicholas CampbellIl y a 4 mois
  • if critics says they dont like it something what i like it is ok just as for example my friend told he didnt like The Witcher which i really LIKE, i am ok with that ... but what if critics skip episodes as it was in The Witcher case? they are payed for it and they skip episodes and it is not 22 episodes long series it was just 8 episodes (sorry for my english)

    Jaroslav MihokJaroslav MihokIl y a 4 mois
  • Critics aren't prone to review bombing. So I'll keep trusting them more than I ever would the internet.

    Doubel D.Doubel D.Il y a 4 mois
  • speaking of criticism - you don't need a sound effect literally every 2-5 seconds. The algorithm recommended this, and it seems interesting, but after about 50 cartoony swooshes, clicks, and pops, I have to bail out before I'm even 1/4 of the way through the video.

    CreeDo LalaCreeDo LalaIl y a 4 mois
  • Also when you factor in how insanely cheap and easy it is for film studios to pay user farms in Bangladesh to post 100,000 generic positive reviews of their film on opening weekend it kind of makes the audience scores even more useless. Seriously though, between a midnight Thursday release and Sunday night a single person could easily post a thousand fake short generic reviews using different accounts already created with Rotten Tomatoes. So to post 100,000 fake reviews would only take about 100 laborers working 3 days. At the Bangladesh minimum wage that would be $9.40 per person for the entire weekend! So if a studio wanted to hire a user farm to publish 100,000 fake reviews to Google reviews and Rotten Tomatoes it would literally cost them just $940 in labor, which is literal pennies even for tiny budget films. And it's virtually impossible for Google and Rotten Tomatoes to comb for the fake user activity on opening weekend given the number of real users who are also posting reviews at the same time. I'm just saying, if you look through those sites unfiltered and unsorted (just look through the reviews chronologically halfway through opening weekend of some blockbuster) you'll see thousands of reviews that literally just say things like "Loved it!" or "Such a fun time, kids really enjoyed seeing Woody!" or "YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS MOVIE". Popular consensus is simply just not a reliably measurable metric for anything really. Even tightly guarded elections can be swayed by nefarious activity.

    Kevin McCabeKevin McCabeIl y a 4 mois
  • Interesting video. I honestly just have 2 or 3 critics that I know do thoughtful reviews and generally look for the same things I do, so when I'm deciding whether or not to watch something I usually just check to see if NYT, Forbes, or have reviewed it first. If not I also like the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. Also, I think you're letting the audience scores off the hook here. It's not that audiences are all morons, I'm not saying that. But as you point out everyone has a different perspective, is looking for slightly different things from movies, so when you aggregate the opinions of millions of people each using different criteria to judge the movie the result is genuinely just noise, there's really no useful information in that.

    Kevin McCabeKevin McCabeIl y a 4 mois
  • Wait! Somebody actually liked the Rise of Skywalker??! What is wrong with you people?

    Александр КубанцевАлександр КубанцевIl y a 4 mois
  • Critics got nothing on writers. Ever since I studied story structure to improve my own novels everything seems the same to me... thanks Blake Snyder.

    Michael RákMichael RákIl y a 4 mois
  • Film critics now focus way too much on liberal pandering to social groups. If a movie praises minorities or LGBT groups it will automatically get good ratings no matter how terrible it is.

    btube325btube325Il y a 5 mois
  • Uhh before I watch this I would like to answer the question.. Are critics useless?? Yes yes they are.

    christian garciachristian garciaIl y a 5 mois
  • I find IMDb ratings as the most useful.

    Alexei RamotarAlexei RamotarIl y a 5 mois
  • Rise of Skywalker was legitimately garbage, whereas Witcher was genuinely moving despite some rough edges. Also, the former's "popularity" is fake, as others have said.

    George MGeorge MIl y a 5 mois
  • Cant get past the asymmetry of his teeth line 😂

    Alvaro ChuquiureAlvaro ChuquiureIl y a 5 mois
  • I found this episode of Widecrack so compelling I had to look up writter Amanda Scherker online and follwer her on Twitter.

    B Ghok LangB Ghok LangIl y a 5 mois
    • Ralph (Valdemort) Fiennes' version of Coriolanus in modern setting but with original Shakespeare dialogue is a good example of the disparity with critics giving it 92% while the audience 58%. What surprised me was how seamlessly the dialogue fit with the modern setting.

      B Ghok LangB Ghok LangIl y a 5 mois
  • i'm not a fan of so called professional film critics,or any wanna be film critic that bash movie that i like,but i dont see them as useless neither. theyr opinion much like any other opinion must be respected.. but i dont think pro film critic opinions should be given a higher significance,or that it should weigh more than an ordinary person. it should be treated as an opinion of an individual nothing less nothing more after all,it hes personal opinion,hes personal taste.

    Romello RomelRomello RomelIl y a 5 mois
  • I don’t listen to other audience members unless they are friends and family members. Critics I do, but it depends which person I listen to. They are some critics that I dislike, so I just don’t listen to them. Overall, I do listen to critics more than audiences, I cannot relate to audiences unfortunately.

    Jonathan PinzonJonathan PinzonIl y a 5 mois
  • One noteworthy example i found in my opinion that the critics where rather useless is Game of Thrones after Season 4. Many parts of Season 5-7 suffers from a combination of bad writing, character assassinations, removing way too many characters and story elements from the books thus resulting the world feel smaller than it should, several characters acting stupid who shouldn't like Tyrion and Littlefinger and others being way too competent and strong in spite of what their character is supposed to be like such as Ramsay and Cersei, stripping away much of the politics that was central to the books and the show early on which is ironic for a show called "Game of Thrones" and finally negating any consequences of previous actions just for the sake of specific plot they write which is NOT how the books are written and yet on Rotten Tomatoes it has 93-94% which is higher than Season 1 that has 90% and is also where Game of Thrones kinda peaked for me. If you ask me many modern day critics aren't as good as they should be, hell i have seen FRworld critics being better than those whose are included on Rotten Tomatoes and other such sites.

    Stefan RadebachStefan RadebachIl y a 5 mois
  • Last Jedi is good and Witcher is decent at best (Feel free to tell me how wrong or late I am)

    Mavi KartalMavi KartalIl y a 5 mois
  • I find critics whose opinions generally line up with mine and trust those when deciding what to watch. The aggregate scores mean nearly nothing to me. People look at 81 Vs 65 on RT and think of like a grade. So what if 81% of people think something is just good enough to watch/recommend. That isn't high praise. I'd rather watch a movie that 65% of its viewers passionately love. Chasing critical mass leads to boring , tolerable inoffensive blah

    kmaru80kmaru80Il y a 5 mois
  • It's nice to have a side by side comparison like on Rotten Tomatoes, like it helped a lot for Venom as a talking point that critics hated it but audiences were eating it up. I guess it's just good to have the perspective.

    Aliksandr DaisukeAliksandr DaisukeIl y a 5 mois
  • I feel personally attacked he showed Inside Man at 11:00 while talking about giving low-brow to much credence.

    Eric SmithEric SmithIl y a 5 mois
  • This explains Marvel movies and unjustified hate for DC movies

    kylenkosana sibandakylenkosana sibandaIl y a 5 mois
  • Mean comment.

    Wing Dings_17Wing Dings_17Il y a 5 mois
  • Comedy is subjective, Murray.

    Lenard RegenciaLenard RegenciaIl y a 5 mois
  • People don't hate critics. They hate when critics form their opinions based on political opinions instead of the actually quality of the material. They hate when critics tell you to skip certain projects because they think you are too stupid to watch something and form your own opinion.

    jbot91jbot91Il y a 5 mois
  • No. I don't think we do. It was useful in its origin, however everyone is a critic now, and I don't think we need professional critics.

    Michael IrizarryMichael IrizarryIl y a 5 mois
  • Critical relativism- I think the purpose of critics as well as members of the larger community is not to be more rifht than any other member. Rather, a critic is useful when you understand more who they are as a person and what movies they like and their general taste, and then compare that to yourself. This is why I also prefer centralized critics such as Chris stuckmann or angry joe. We spend a lot of time with just one person and get to know them, and thus I don’t have to consider whether or not stuckmann is “right” about everything. I listen to his view and then compare it to my own to make my judgement, the point being that I can only do this reliably if I have a familiarity with his taste and preferences

    James KaravitesJames KaravitesIl y a 5 mois
  • Just after the first 30 sec, I can already correct you, the Star Wars 9 Audience score was manipulated and maintaned literally the same percentage with 10s of thousands of votes, so the audience did not "like it", but negative opinions were mitigated and the percentage never changed. I followed it personally and have screenshots, so film critics were pretty correct on the mess that was SW 9

    AlienhosAlienhosIl y a 5 mois
  • Awesome talk!

    Bryan de SáBryan de SáIl y a 5 mois
  • Critics: people who come into a movie not just to have a good time but to actually break the movie down on the artistic level. Audiences: average people who are there for just the good time, and don't care about whether if the movie is a work of art or not.

    CryptoPenguinCryptoPenguinIl y a 5 mois
  • i don't hate film critics, just your criticisms specifically.

    Greg DeocampoGreg DeocampoIl y a 5 mois
    • jokin jokin i'm a big fan

      Greg DeocampoGreg DeocampoIl y a 5 mois
  • People liked Second Worst Star Wars? Oof

    Benjamin SaundersBenjamin SaundersIl y a 5 mois
  • Watching a film where film critics punch themselves in the face is worth the self-hate.

    Jonathan BourretJonathan BourretIl y a 5 mois
  • i think there is a difference between a person who watches hundreds of movies per year and analyzing it and a person who watches movies for fun and watching escapist movies. one person seeks quality and improvements for the art and the other person watches a movie that fits for him or her. i enjoy Creepshow 2 and it's not even good. what i'm trying to say is that some critics can have more experience in seeing small details that a "normal" person wouldn't. some critics probably saw things that they have probably seen thousands of time in The Witcher and Joker and is tired of it

    ACADIAACADIAIl y a 5 mois
  • There's a Chinese proverb: "When a wise man points at the moon, the imbecile examines the finger." In terms of film criticism, the tendency to compare all things of a certain type together (all stoic heroes, all noir films, all shaky cam techniques, etc.) causes film critics to too often fall into the habit of "examining the finger" (becoming the imbecile). Which is to say that, while the director may be trying to accomplish a specific task, the film critic generally ignores that task to study the skill with which that task is being pursued. And while there are merits in doing this (not all fight scenes are created equal), they also usually forget the perspective of the general audience and whether the director actually achieved their goals. After seeing a dozen wise men point their fingers at the moon, a film critic sees the astronomer pointing at Jupiter and says, "Meh, I've seen better [fingers]." and misses the astronomer's point entirely. Film critics would be better regarded on the whole if they had the self awareness to realize the defining difference between a critic and an audience is the latter wants escapism, while the former wants to avoid escapism to appreciate (and judge) all the aspects of filmmaking. You can't be fully engrossed in a film if you're trying to recall the other 11 movies that remind you of the current scene. And so all opinions on the matter should be couched in a two-part evaluation: (1) is it technically proficient? and (2) is it engrossing? As others have said, there's a difference between a film being "good" and being "enjoyable", and critics too often forget that their motives are not the same as the audience, which will color their evaluations of both criteria.

    TrenchantAtheistTrenchantAtheistIl y a 5 mois
  • its the same issue with independent journalism... if there is a big corporation behind... cant be legit.

    Ricardo ChuckyRicardo ChuckyIl y a 5 mois
  • What!!! Who didnt like watchman!!!! That show was a masterpiece!

    Bexx36Bexx36Il y a 5 mois
  • You can easily leave the Rise of Skywalker having had a good time - the visuals were dazzling, the score is as epic as always - it's only when you have time to reflect that problems bubble up like plot beats and character work

    Um BongoUm BongoIl y a 5 mois
  • Hey so called Michael, punch yourself in the face

    Um BongoUm BongoIl y a 5 mois
  • Star Wars was soulless... boring... ugh. And I used to watch the original almost every single day as a kid.

    VirjuniorVirjuniorIl y a 5 mois
  • Are critics useless? Theoretically no, but in practice yes. They should be useful, but you have no idea if a critic is on the payroll of the movie. They get gifts and cash so that critics will give their movies good reviews. We don't need them anymore they've made themselves obsolete because of these practices

    NumbzieNumbzieIl y a 5 mois
  • No sponsors? Liar

    Moo ChiMoo ChiIl y a 5 mois
  • Cinema must divorce with technology in order to become cinema once again. A billion dollar industry that produces 2 good movies a year... The rest is at the very best passable.

    David MavrovDavid MavrovIl y a 5 mois
  • I honestly respected most critics opinions for a long time but after The Last Jedi, I simply lost faith in their words. Now this isn't because I'm some upset diehard fan of star wars but because there were legitimate bad aspects and glaring plot holes in the film. And I'm not talking about in universe plot holes but just simple in movie story plot holes. Now none of these should lower the movie to be a failure score as some would suggest, the movie is well made with interesting twists, but that it shouldn't have been rated to be a near perfect 10. The whole thing just showed critics are willing to disregard basic film practice so long as they get a flashy story and that's why I've lost faith in them.

    happyman21789happyman21789Il y a 5 mois
  • Who did like the Rise of Skywalker? lol, that movie sucks ass

    AC ABAC ABIl y a 5 mois
  • I tend to agree with the critics much to the dismay of some of my friends. Some times I dislike films even more than the critics. For example, I found the last Star Wars Movie to be hot garbage. Worst star wars movie I've seen without question. The film was all over the place, introducing characters with no consequence to the story, undoing the plots set up with the last film, introducing elements specifically to stroke a nostalgia bone from the fans I could go on. But I also hated Thor Ragnarok from a few years back. The problem I had with that movie is it had no tension. And a movie like that needs some form of tension to move the plot but it just didn't have it. Each time it would build a little bit of catharsis or tension in the movie it would rip it out from under you with a joke at the expense of whomever was the focus on the screen at the time. This Was basically a one joke movie and it was an unpleasant experience for me. I stopped laughing half way in and just got more and more bored. And that's not what you want to do with a movie like that. it wasn't challenging mentally, offered no humor and didn't make me feel anything for the character. Its was a dry and dull move. I haven't gone out to the movies in a while though. Shame really. Even bad films can be fun with the right friends.

    Lilith GeislerLilith GeislerIl y a 5 mois
  • There is the critic that has solid background (studied cinema, even might have directed some movie) and then there is the opinion giver...

    nightmannightmanIl y a 5 mois
  • Watchmen was great. What happened there was... the wider audience is mostly white and didn’t like all the focus on black characters. Then Star Wars wasn’t that good but fan boys can’t admit that so they still “liked it”. The Witcher was a great story with terrible acting and dialogue, so regular people liked it and critics had a hard time getting past that. So the difference between criticism and audience is true film critics are more a educated on films/ acting as a craft and wider audiences are looking for a good time with storylines that aren’t to difficult to understand and a cast of characters they can relate to.

    Aaron CornishAaron CornishIl y a 5 mois
  • I make my own decisions after watching a movie, cant trust critics and youtubers 🤷

    MeoW BauHMeoW BauHIl y a 5 mois
  • Yes.

    PucopocrePucopocreIl y a 5 mois
  • I loved Watchmen. The Witcher was big meh for me.

    VamsiBVamsiBIl y a 5 mois
  • For all the people disputing Rise of skywalker’s high audience number, do you also dispute the high critic number for the last Jedi? You don’t like it, that’s fine but there is no conspiracy

    samanjjsamanjjIl y a 5 mois
  • Whenever I start worrying about this idea of ascribing meaning where none exists, I always just remember Death of the Author and then I can sleep at night lol

    Owen SaundersOwen SaundersIl y a 5 mois
  • >buying the 86% Did you not look at that twice? RoS dropped to 86% on the first day and *locked* at that number, never fluctuating. It never touched 85% or 87%. It has been 86% for months. That is suspicious as all fuck.

    AgentOracleAgentOracleIl y a 5 mois
  • Meantime in "Dark": Critics 100% and Audience 96%

    TheQnebraTheQnebraIl y a 5 mois
  • To much media to watch. So little time. I take critic and viewer reviews in to mind before spending time or money watching. I only want to watch the creme de le creme. So basically watch ozark. Lol

    Brandon YoungquistBrandon YoungquistIl y a 5 mois
  • I think it's worth pointing out that a lot of the negative reviews for Watchmen, overwhelmingly, come from white Americans who were uncomfortable with the show and its depiction of racism, both past and present.

    Dora MercedesDora MercedesIl y a 5 mois
  • Professional Critics are not useless: they're just no more useful than the rest of us critics. Their opinion counts no more or less than any other person who critically thinks about what they watch, and the problem is acting like they're anything more than that. In this day and age, when anyone can write and publish comprehensive reviews, *everyone is a critic* . The only difference between the professional critics and the rest of us is that they're a proportionately microscopic group of people with "qualifications" that make them inherently different from the people their reviews are made for in the first place. As far as the argument goes about art vs entertainment, it shouldn't matter. Entertainment can be entertaining without depth, but art that doesn't entertain is bad art. Put as much meaning behind a film as you may; if you don't present those ideas in an interesting way, you might as well write all of the ideas and themes down on a sheet of paper and read them in front of a live audience. It'd be just as entertaining and meaningful. I don't have any old scholars from Europe to quote in order to support my ideas, and I don't have a latin term for my philosophy, but I hope you guys like it nontheless.

    Preston K. ProductionsPreston K. ProductionsIl y a 6 mois
  • Women critics and scholars are vastly under represented here.

    zabzabIl y a 6 mois
  • Seriously this video is a garbage bin of words mixed together. Literary garbage.

    Casually StrollingByCasually StrollingByIl y a 6 mois
  • This video could have been two seconds. Yes. They're useless.

    Brian StartBrian StartIl y a 6 mois
  • Punch! Yourself in the face.

    rohit sononerohit sononeIl y a 6 mois
  • Enthusiastic people like you are effectively film professors and deserve more attention than any film critic. Comparing to film critics you are film educators.

    Svavar Ingi RíkharðssonSvavar Ingi RíkharðssonIl y a 6 mois
  • You didn't even touch on what many people believe to be the biggest problem with professional critics, that being that they often believe that political activism is an integral part of their job for some reason. Many of them have such a high opinion of themselves that rather than telling us whether something is worth our time and money, they instead tell us that we have some sort of moral imperative to either like or hate something based on how "important" or "problematic" it may be.

    android927android927Il y a 6 mois
  • When you have to make a whole video on you question then the answer is yes.

    Austin-TylerAustin-TylerIl y a 6 mois
  • It feels like you are avoiding The Witcher series. No video on the game, no video on the TV series, and when it's finally mentioned it's only a passing mention.

    Jackie SquadJackie SquadIl y a 7 mois
  • I really don't get how people can like the new Star Wars movies. Sure, episode 7 was decent. But episode 8, 9 and Rouge One are just awful. Maybe not in themselves, and if you haven't seen the original trilogy, then maybe. But these movies destroys the series.

    - LoGna -- LoGna -Il y a 7 mois
  • The critics are totally useless, they are only idiots

    Tizy ManTizy ManIl y a 7 mois