Wow. I was taking some advice and staying out of here for a few days, and man did things get...FUNNY!
I mean really. I actually laughed when I read this. If you go up to George Lucas himself and ask him this question, he'd straight up tell you that his movie isn't even in the same ballpark as Apocalypse Now, quality-wise. So why are the Lucas diehards so unwilling to admit to even the most obvious and common sense things? I mean what's next? You going to tell me TPM is right up there with Citizen Kane or A Clockwork Orange? Perspective is necessary here.
Can we take this to mean you know Mr. Lucas personally? You seem to think you know his mind, so that would imply some sort of close relationship. Can you get me his autograph?
What perspective? It seems to me that what you are saying is anyone who doesn't agree with your perspective is obviously wrong, and knows absolutely nothing about movies. It doesn't seem to matter what people like. If that's not what you're saying, I apologize, but it certainly does sound like it.
Is Titanic a better movie than The Godfather? I don't think so. I don't think Titanic is better than Son-in-Law with Pauly Shore. Is 2001 better than Citizen Kane? What's the criteria for 'better'? Each one has plenty of fans, plenty of merits, so which is better? It all comes down to what you enjoy.
And exactly what is obvious and common sense? That not everyone agrees with you, and your distorted view of things? Thanks for insulting everyone who doesn't think like you. Seig Heil!
Saying, with complete conviction, that The Phantom Menace is better than The Godfather wouldn't make you wrong, but it would undermine any possible credibility you had or wished to have regarding film criticism and taste in film.
That would be in your opinion only. The whole point of taste in film is that it's subjective. Everyone's taste is different, and none is better than anyone else's. I'm not saying that my taste is better than yours, only different. I would appreciate the same courtesy. Stop insinuating that we are not as smart as you because we don't share your point of view.
Uh, no. Because people who know good films know that all the films I listed are, and that TPM is not. Sometimes the crowd forms for a reason. I've seen all the films in question several times, and own all of them, and indeed, TPM is not in the same league as any of them.
Yes, sometimes the crowd does form for a reason. Like people wanting something to belong to. People want to be part of the 'in' crowd, and currently, the 'in' crowd wants to bash Star Wars.
And could you be more insulting? People who know good films? By implication there, anyone who actually liked this movie that you didn't doesn't know good film. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I'm just gonna sit here and wait for this person's warning. I've seen many 'gushers' warned for posts like this, so in the interests of fairness it should happen soon.
In my eyes, the eyes of every professional critic, and the eyes of 99% of filmgoers.
99% huh? I suppose you handled the exit polls at all the theaters around the world yourself? You seem awfully sure of that statement, but offer little proof to back it up.
"Professional critic" is almost an oxymoron. All they are doing is giving their opinion of something. So what if they get paid for it. That doesn't mean they know everything, or can accurately judge the quality of a subjective medium.
By the way, Roger Ebert, one of the most well-known, and arguably one of the most respected critics in the country, gave TPM a positive review. Are you now going to say that HE doesn't know anything about movies?
Actually, I do have a clue. Go to IMDB and check the average rating, the user comments, and the external reviews for all the films in question. Those are filmgoers, friend.
You DO realize that a VERY SMALL percentage of the movie-going public actually visits sites like IMDb, right? I know a lot of people who go to movies. I know maybe