Escape to the Movies: This Means War

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Sovvolf:

OtherSideofSky:
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Indeed it is, as it as been pointed out to me a few times by now :). Honestly, even if it's only as slight as a social double standard I still feel the need to call the film out on it. I think of the reaction the film would get if the genders were reversed... I don't find it fair for one to get away with it while the other would get crucified. Few double standards are justified and my tolerance for such things is fairly low.

Guess I can be a little idealistic and I'd fancy a equal world :). Trust me if this was in role reverse I'd be the first to call the movie out on it. Though I'd probably have less people digging at my throats for it, cause as mentioned, its a double standard that people tend to tolerate.

That said, I'm not sure how called for my ranting was, as noted with further research the use of the word dating differs in America to how its generally used in Britain. Apparently dating multiple people at the same time in America isn't that big of a deal and quite normal in forming a relationship. While here in Britain, dating pretty much means "going out", when you've started actively dating, your pretty much in a relationship. So I hope you understand the mix up here. Looking at a film where a character dates multiple people at the same time registered as cheating in my books being a little ignorant of how it works in America.

That said the whole Sex-off part may be pushing it...

Oh, I completely agree it needs to be pointed out. I just think that we all need to be more careful in how we use words. After all, if we use "misogyny" and "misandry" for every double standard and minor social attitude, we won't have any words left to accurately convey more dangerous and deliberate attitudes of real hate.

As an American, I have to say that I agree that going out with multiple people and not telling them you're doing it strikes me as dishonest and manipulative as well. Maybe there are other parts of the country where it's more accepted, but I see not being totally honest about the nature of your relationship with someone like that as incredibly disrespectful of your partner's feelings. Openly going out with multiple people is one thing, but secretly pursuing two relationships is another. The impression I took away from the movie is that all three people are, quite frankly, awful human beings and I have a hard time believing any of them are capable of maintaining a healthy and functional relationship.

OtherSideofSky:

Sovvolf:

OtherSideofSky:
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Indeed it is, as it as been pointed out to me a few times by now :). Honestly, even if it's only as slight as a social double standard I still feel the need to call the film out on it. I think of the reaction the film would get if the genders were reversed... I don't find it fair for one to get away with it while the other would get crucified. Few double standards are justified and my tolerance for such things is fairly low.

Guess I can be a little idealistic and I'd fancy a equal world :). Trust me if this was in role reverse I'd be the first to call the movie out on it. Though I'd probably have less people digging at my throats for it, cause as mentioned, its a double standard that people tend to tolerate.

That said, I'm not sure how called for my ranting was, as noted with further research the use of the word dating differs in America to how its generally used in Britain. Apparently dating multiple people at the same time in America isn't that big of a deal and quite normal in forming a relationship. While here in Britain, dating pretty much means "going out", when you've started actively dating, your pretty much in a relationship. So I hope you understand the mix up here. Looking at a film where a character dates multiple people at the same time registered as cheating in my books being a little ignorant of how it works in America.

That said the whole Sex-off part may be pushing it...

Oh, I completely agree it needs to be pointed out. I just think that we all need to be more careful in how we use words. After all, if we use "misogyny" and "misandry" for every double standard and minor social attitude, we won't have any words left to accurately convey more dangerous and deliberate attitudes of real hate.

As an American, I have to say that I agree that going out with multiple people and not telling them you're doing it strikes me as dishonest and manipulative as well. Maybe there are other parts of the country where it's more accepted, but I see not being totally honest about the nature of your relationship with someone like that as incredibly disrespectful of your partner's feelings. Openly going out with multiple people is one thing, but secretly pursuing two relationships is another. The impression I took away from the movie is that all three people are, quite frankly, awful human beings and I have a hard time believing any of them are capable of maintaining a healthy and functional relationship.

yeah it's a Bullcrap double standard, it should be called out if only because this would never fly with the genders reversed.
and as an american i have no clue what that wiki article brought up on page 2 was going on about. it was pure face-palm material and I've never heard of people dating multiple people at once and picking and choosing. the closest i could think is an advice column i ran into once that was talking bout how sometimes women on an online dating service will be emailing multiple men to find the best "offer"

but it's all disgusting, it's like dating is a meat market. not it's one thing to go on multiple first dates with people and never go beyond that. but 2 or more people at the same time? sex-tie-breaker? WTF?!

I didn't like Mr and Mrs Smith that much.

That being said, this one looked terrible from the trailer anyway.

artanis_neravar:

Anoni Mus:

Kumagawa Misogi:

I'm sure it's been said in another review but Bob has no interest in anime or manga infact in the game overthinker he openly despises manga at least once.

Why? Does he says he hate it and justify or just says his opinion without backing it up?

Got a link?

If it is an opinion you don't have to back it up, that's why it's an opinion

But he can justify it, there's always a reason why you dislike something. And I want to hear what his is.

Good news everyone! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie won't have offensive stereotypes and shove a camera up April's butt. The bad news is the turtles won't actually be stars in their own movie.

Funny how Bob's angry, biased hatred towards the Star Trek reboot keeps popping up still. After all, Pine was the one thing (alongside Spock) that nearly all critics and audiences agreed on was hit out of the ballpark and had great charisma and screen presence.

But, this is Bob, so the whole "I'm going to keep bringing this up because I'm still pissed about it, despite writing a whole article telling people off on holding on to things" shenanigans still keeps showing up in these "reviews".

Anoni Mus:

artanis_neravar:

Anoni Mus:

Why? Does he says he hate it and justify or just says his opinion without backing it up?

Got a link?

If it is an opinion you don't have to back it up, that's why it's an opinion

But he can justify it, there's always a reason why you dislike something. And I want to hear what his is.

Exactly. You don't HAVE to justify it or even explain why you think that, but all it does is make you seem like an uneducated dunce who likes mouthing off on this that you don't have any actual knowledge of. (Then again, that's how I've heard people describe Bob elsewhere, and I can't fault the logic in that line of thinking.)

There are plenty of valid reasons to hate Manga and Anime, as there are plenty of reasons to love it, so just outright going and saying "I hate it, I don't need to explain myself" and then attempting to pose as a professional critic is pathetic.

SpiderJerusalem:
Funny how Bob's angry, biased hatred towards the Star Trek reboot keeps popping up still. After all, Pine was the one thing (alongside Spock) that nearly all critics and audiences agreed on was hit out of the ballpark and had great charisma and screen presence.

But, this is Bob, so the whole "I'm going to keep bringing this up because I'm still pissed about it, despite writing a whole article telling people off on holding on to things" shenanigans still keeps showing up in these "reviews".

Ahh, but you forget, Chirs Pine was in a Star Trex movie which didn't cater exclusively to Bob, so it was therefore bad. And as such everyone involved in it is a bad actor, if Bob wants them to be. The director, Abrams get's a pass though because Bob is ambivalent about some of his work.

Remember it's about your chidlhood being justaposed with now, if you feel left out then it's wrong.

Except for Star Wars fans because Bob has changed his mind on that.

Remember the whole "No calling out a critic for hypocriscy" rule Bob introduced. Yeah.

SpiderJerusalem:

There are plenty of valid reasons to hate Manga and Anime, as there are plenty of reasons to love it, so just outright going and saying "I hate it, I don't need to explain myself" and then attempting to pose as a professional critic is pathetic.

You'd be right if he covered an anime on Escape to the Movies and gave it a bad review, but he hasn't, so he doesn't have to justify it. He doesn't like anime or manga, get over it.

but all it does is make you seem like an uneducated dunce who likes mouthing off on this that you don't have any actual knowledge of.

This makes no sense at all, since when do you have to explain to people you likes and dislikes, every time a song comes on that you love do you stop to explain to people why you like it? I doubt it, people just get so offended when someone doesn't like something that they like

But... what about those of us who liked the second act of true lies?

Almost liked it enough to excuse the first and second acts for the xenophobia and racism?

There was nothing in the second act of true lies that wasn't excused/justified by both partners being in the wrong. This movie seeks to set up a similar situation by having the female lead be a two-timer, giving a thinly veiled justification of all the events to come.

It's fantasy over reality anyway, a more real approach to the second act of true lies would have been to have the husband find out his wife is cheating and kill both her and the man she is cheating with. That isn't exactly romcom material, just emotion driven vigilante justice. Though I guess some people have a problem with the whole 'guilty conscience' mentality in the first place, I'm not one of them. This isn't a fidelity-for-females double standard either, it applies to men as well.

If the movie is structurally unsound, poorly executed, or just unfunny then I still don't want to waste money seeing it. On the other hand, I liked the trailer and was generally intrigued by the premise of the movie. Since I am dragged to most of these romcoms by my wife, seeing the female protagonist she undoubtedly empathizes with being treated as if she was in a tumble dryer might make me much more likely to enjoy it.

artanis_neravar:

SpiderJerusalem:

[quote]but all it does is make you seem like an uneducated dunce who likes mouthing off on this that you don't have any actual knowledge of.

This makes no sense at all, since when do you have to explain to people you likes and dislikes, every time a song comes on that you love do you stop to explain to people why you like it? I doubt it, people just get so offended when someone doesn't like something that they like

Like I said, you don't HAVE to explain anything, but then you also should be prepared for people to think less of you. It's like going around and saying, "man, I hate women/black people/different religions" and then when asked why just responding with "I don't have to explain, it's my right to have an opinion!"

See how stupid that makes a person look?

And no, I'm not comparing liking or disliking anime and manga to any of those things, but simply pointing out that a person who gives out his opinions and voices them in public should consider the why's and hows before he says things. It's simply to better yourself, and the level of the conversation.

For example, I think a lot of the manga is dull and repetitive. The storylines are either ridiculously simplistic with lots and lot of bruahaha and hyperactive behavior covering up the bad writing, or then alternatively they're so dense with minute lore that nobody can pick them up unless they've followed the soap operas for years and years.

But then again, there are great anime stories, like Galaxy Express 999, Ghost in the Shell and almost anything by Studio Ghilbi that tell coherent, well thought out stories that have beautiful writing, animation and are directing masterclass in all areas.

See how simple that can be?

Sylveria:
It's hard to take Bob's criticism of Pine seriously since it seems to stem from "ZOMG NEW STUFF IS NEW AND BAD" fanboy rage which is becoming an increasingly common and overt theme in his content. But I suppose that's balanced against his monocle-polishing film-snob side which forces him to give Oscar-bait like Tree of Life movie of the year recognition while still condemning "Oscar season". He's quite the maelstrom of extremes and contradictions.

Also, does anyone really give a shit about yet another attempt to reboot the ninja turtles? It's been done, what, 5 times between TV shows and straight-to-DVD movies?

I'm agreeing with you on his complaints about Pine. The dude seemed like a decent Kirk to me, he was just overshadowed by Bones, Scotty, and Syla-I mean Spock. Also, is anyone remotely surprised that Bob doesn't like a romantic-comedy? Sure, they're formulaic and repetitive most of the time, but every genre of film is like that. If you're not a fan of a genre, then maybe just avoid them altogether.

I keep watching Bob's reviews kind of randomly, hoping that maybe he'll stop railing from atop his geek soapbox, or change the hypocrisy of complaining about misogyny while being all "Hey look! Scarlett Johannsen's tits!". I keep being disappointed. I've given up on Bob entirely now, really.

SpiderJerusalem:

artanis_neravar:

SpiderJerusalem:

[quote]but all it does is make you seem like an uneducated dunce who likes mouthing off on this that you don't have any actual knowledge of.

This makes no sense at all, since when do you have to explain to people you likes and dislikes, every time a song comes on that you love do you stop to explain to people why you like it? I doubt it, people just get so offended when someone doesn't like something that they like

Like I said, you don't HAVE to explain anything, but then you also should be prepared for people to think less of you. It's like going around and saying, "man, I hate women/black people/different religions" and then when asked why just responding with "I don't have to explain, it's my right to have an opinion!"

See how stupid that makes a person look?

And no, I'm not comparing liking or disliking anime and manga to any of those things, but simply pointing out that a person who gives out his opinions and voices them in public should consider the why's and hows before he says things. It's simply to better yourself, and the level of the conversation.

For example, I think a lot of the manga is dull and repetitive. The storylines are either ridiculously simplistic with lots and lot of bruahaha and hyperactive behavior covering up the bad writing, or then alternatively they're so dense with minute lore that nobody can pick them up unless they've followed the soap operas for years and years.

But then again, there are great anime stories, like Galaxy Express 999, Ghost in the Shell and almost anything by Studio Ghilbi that tell coherent, well thought out stories that have beautiful writing, animation and are directing masterclass in all areas.

See how simple that can be?

Wow did you really just compare disliking manga to being a bigot? That makes you look stupid.

Manga and anime are always one way, they have a specific definition and they need to fall into that definition to be consider manga or anime. While Dragon Ball doesn't represent all anime it represents a good portion of the anime in America. The same idea does not apply to human, because we vary so much in personality that we can not be truly defined by our gender, religion, or skin color.

A more fitting example would have been disliking rap music, which I do, there are some exceptions, but for the most part I do not like rap, I can't really eplain it it just isn't to my liking.

Google image search red carpet photos of Reese Witherspoon and compare them to this movie poster of This Means War. If the movie didn't objectify women enough, this blatant photo shopping sure did.

artanis_neravar:

SpiderJerusalem:

artanis_neravar:
This makes no sense at all, since when do you have to explain to people you likes and dislikes, every time a song comes on that you love do you stop to explain to people why you like it? I doubt it, people just get so offended when someone doesn't like something that they like

Like I said, you don't HAVE to explain anything, but then you also should be prepared for people to think less of you. It's like going around and saying, "man, I hate women/black people/different religions" and then when asked why just responding with "I don't have to explain, it's my right to have an opinion!"

See how stupid that makes a person look?

And no, I'm not comparing liking or disliking anime and manga to any of those things, but simply pointing out that a person who gives out his opinions and voices them in public should consider the why's and hows before he says things. It's simply to better yourself, and the level of the conversation.

For example, I think a lot of the manga is dull and repetitive. The storylines are either ridiculously simplistic with lots and lot of bruahaha and hyperactive behavior covering up the bad writing, or then alternatively they're so dense with minute lore that nobody can pick them up unless they've followed the soap operas for years and years.

But then again, there are great anime stories, like Galaxy Express 999, Ghost in the Shell and almost anything by Studio Ghilbi that tell coherent, well thought out stories that have beautiful writing, animation and are directing masterclass in all areas.

See how simple that can be?

Wow did you really just compare disliking manga to being a bigot? That makes you look stupid.

Manga and anime are always one way, they have a specific definition and they need to fall into that definition to be consider manga or anime. While Dragon Ball doesn't represent all anime it represents a good portion of the anime in America. The same idea does not apply to human, because we vary so much in personality that we can not be truly defined by our gender, religion, or skin color.

A more fitting example would have been disliking rap music, which I do, there are some exceptions, but for the most part I do not like rap, I can't really eplain it it just isn't to my liking.

WOW, did you just manage to both misunderstand (or not even read what I wrote) about BOTH opinions and manga?

I'm curious how you can handle even normal conversations if you miss the point so well. Notice how I wrote about BOTH things on how they're not as simple, but for the sake of argument had to be presented as such. Also, you might notice how I even said how manga or anime AREN'T always the same, yet you go right on babbling inanely about how they are that.

So, well done on missing the point and all, but really, don't you find that it makes having discussions with people a lot harder?

SpiderJerusalem:

artanis_neravar:

SpiderJerusalem:
Wow did you really just compare disliking manga to being a bigot? That makes you look stupid.

Manga and anime are always one way, they have a specific definition and they need to fall into that definition to be consider manga or anime. While Dragon Ball doesn't represent all anime it represents a good portion of the anime in America. The same idea does not apply to human, because we vary so much in personality that we can not be truly defined by our gender, religion, or skin color.

A more fitting example would have been disliking rap music, which I do, there are some exceptions, but for the most part I do not like rap, I can't really eplain it it just isn't to my liking.

WOW, did you just manage to both misunderstand (or not even read what I wrote) about BOTH opinions and manga?

I'm curious how you can handle even normal conversations if you miss the point so well. Notice how I wrote about BOTH things on how they're not as simple, but for the sake of argument had to be presented as such. Also, you might notice how I even said how manga or anime AREN'T always the same, yet you go right on babbling inanely about how they are that.

So, well done on missing the point and all, but really, don't you find that it makes having discussions with people a lot harder?

And your argument is wrong, it add nothing to your point, and there was no need to include it, including it made your point weaker. All I said is that manga and anime have to fit a certain definition, and, as i said, while DBZ doesn't represent all anime it represents a lot of the anime that is popular here.

[quote]And no, I'm not comparing liking or disliking anime and manga to any of those things, but simply pointing out that a person who gives out his opinions and voices them in public should consider the why's and hows before he says things.

the comparison is still flawed and stupid, you are trying to compare voicing a hate for people based on a cursory observation of their physical appearance to disliking a form of entertainment. One has a deep rooted cause and generally makes you act like a bad person, and one just mean you have a different taste, can you guess which is which? So, as I said, those two can not be compared at all, not even "for the sake of the argument".

Scrumpmonkey:

PunkRex:
A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle reboot? Unless April O'Neil shows up with a bright yellow jumpsuit unzipped to the belt I WILL BE DISAPOINT SIRS AND MADAMS!!!

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Come on Hollywood, I believe in you!!!

And we all know that unzipped jumpsuit should be occupied by Christina Hendrix. The Jugs-o-meter would be off the scale!

*Doesnt know who Christina Hendricks is so types name into google*
0_0 Dear Christ... wha... who... der... /)^3^(\ MY GAAAAAAAAAAAWD!!!

When it comes to the new TMNT movie... I just hope the get April O'Neal right and that it has Irma.

PunkRex:

Scrumpmonkey:

PunkRex:
A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle reboot? Unless April O'Neil shows up with a bright yellow jumpsuit unzipped to the belt I WILL BE DISAPOINT SIRS AND MADAMS!!!

Come on Hollywood, I believe in you!!!

And we all know that unzipped jumpsuit should be occupied by Christina Hendrix. The Jugs-o-meter would be off the scale!

*Doesnt know who Christina Hendricks is so types name into google*
0_0 Dear Christ... wha... who... der... /)^3^(\ MY GAAAAAAAAAAAWD!!!

See what i mean? Now THAT'S what i would call a massive box office draw. Infact Two of them :P If you can't have a really good movie you can at least have fanservice.

god can you imagine in Michael Bay directed a TMNT movie.

esperandote:
Oh so that's the idea. I thought it was going to be something more interesting that morse code but it's just the authors signature.

The Morse Code in the Spy vs. Spy comic was Antonio Prohías' signature mark. So much so that it is still used in the comics almost 14 years after he passed away and the comic has changed authors and artists several times since.

I personally like Bandits a lot more as a romantic-action-comedy-thing than Mr. and Mrs. Smith, but I'm guessing I'm the only one...

And TMNT with Christina Hendricks as April in a massiv cleavage yellow jump-suit? Hell yeah, I'd watch that :D

And on the whole misogony, misandry issue, this movie doesn't sound like it does any favours for either gender, but lets not give it more credit then it's due: it's not Hitler reincarnated, it's just a bad movie.

DVS BSTrD:
War...
What is it good for?...

Actually... It's good for you, me and the economy

Free cookie to whoever gets the reference

So, what, this movie is basically the adult version of someone telling a four year old girl the only reason a boy harasses or hits her on the playground is because he secretly likes her?

PunkRex:

Scrumpmonkey:

PunkRex:
A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle reboot? Unless April O'Neil shows up with a bright yellow jumpsuit unzipped to the belt I WILL BE DISAPOINT SIRS AND MADAMS!!!

image
Come on Hollywood, I believe in you!!!

And we all know that unzipped jumpsuit should be occupied by Christina Hendrix. The Jugs-o-meter would be off the scale!

*Doesnt know who Christina Hendricks is so types name into google*
0_0 Dear Christ... wha... who... der... /)^3^(\ MY GAAAAAAAAAAAWD!!!

As far as I'm concerned, Christina Hendricks has but one calling in life: to become the live action Power Girl.

Sovvolf:

Kumagawa Misogi:

Sovvolf:

Cause she's clearly dating two men at the same time to see which one is better and which she'd like to commit to... Also, how is thinking that is wrong sexist? I'd think the same if it was a man doing it to a girl, girl doing it to a girl, ect.

Dating is when a relationship is beginning to form, least that's how it works here. This isn't just one date then moving on. They are actively dating and probably getting to the sex part. Though here she's doing it with two men at the same time, having two relationships... So yeah two timing.

Dating is what you do to see if you want a relationship, not the actual start of a relationship that comes later (up to a year or more in some cases).

Guess it depends on the culture. Where I come from, actively dating pretty much = relationship. Maybe it's only around the beginning stages of a relationship but its still classed as one. Maybe its different in the states. Here, dating two people at a time is generally considered a poor thing to do. Pretty much considered two timing.

Maybe I'm just not getting it or I'm a juvenile sexist (The sexist part I'm still waiting for an explanation on) or whatever but I really don't see how dating two people at the same time is a nice thing to do.

Edit: On reading these two: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dating#Europe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dating#North_America I think I can see where I'm going wrong. Apparently this is the norm in American culture... In which case I'm probably in no place to judge. Here its a little different, thus my reasons for thinking that she is two timing.

I was merely stating that depending on were your from people have different concepts on what "dating" is.

Is dating 2 people at once who do NOT know that there in that situation wrong, yes it is. But I and many people I know have dated while knowing that there were other people involved and as long as there is honesty involved I see no problem with it.

Anoni Mus:

NinjaDC:
WHY YOU NO ARRIETTY!!!

Seriously Bob, why waste your time with 2 garbage movies like Ghost Rider 2 & This Means War.
Studio Ghibli finally gets another movie released in the US, and you give it a complete snub.

Arriety isn't anything good either. Worst of all Myiazaki films I saw. It feels old and cliché, which is understandable since it's based on an old story.

But I've never been a fan of his movies, so don't take my opinion highly.

Actually it wasn't directed by Miyazaki; it was the debut of Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Contrary to mistaken belief not EVERY Ghibli project is done by Miyazaki

Redem:
At least it show us what happen when intelligence agency have too much power and money

And minimal intelligence.

www.instantrimshot.com

The Battle: LA guy still has a job?! If I screwed up that badly at my job I know I'd be fired!

Also predicting that April will be more like the modern washboard April rather than the retro busty April. Breasts on women is so 2005.

Aiddon:

Anoni Mus:

NinjaDC:
WHY YOU NO ARRIETTY!!!

Seriously Bob, why waste your time with 2 garbage movies like Ghost Rider 2 & This Means War.
Studio Ghibli finally gets another movie released in the US, and you give it a complete snub.

Arriety isn't anything good either. Worst of all Myiazaki films I saw. It feels old and cliché, which is understandable since it's based on an old story.

But I've never been a fan of his movies, so don't take my opinion highly.

Actually it wasn't directed by Miyazaki; it was the debut of Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Contrary to mistaken belief not EVERY Ghibli project is done by Miyazaki

Being a fan of Grave of The Fireflies I knew not every fimd by Ghibli was from Miyazaki.

He wasn't the director, true, my mistake, but he was involved.

Sadly enough, Bob was wrong about this film.
My wife and I went to see this and there were some good part and of course some bad parts.

But overall it was good and I suggest it for couples

370999:

Sovvolf:

Kumagawa Misogi:

Dating is what you do to see if you want a relationship, not the actual start of a relationship that comes later (up to a year or more in some cases).

Guess it depends on the culture. Where I come from, actively dating pretty much = relationship. Maybe it's only around the beginning stages of a relationship but its still classed as one. Maybe its different in the states. Here, dating two people at a time is generally considered a poor thing to do. Pretty much considered two timing.

Maybe I'm just not getting it or I'm a juvenile sexist (The sexist part I'm still waiting for an explanation on) or whatever but I really don't see how dating two people at the same time is a nice thing to do.

Edit: On reading these two: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dating#Europe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dating#North_America I think I can see where I'm going wrong. Apparently this is the norm in American culture... In which case I'm probably in no place to judge. Here its a little different, thus my reasons for thinking that she is two timing.

I'm in the same boat as Sovvolf, I'm Irish and it would make people uncomfortable but if that's the norm then fair fucks, it's just I don't like the idea of decieving people.

As a Statesmen, I can tell you that dating two people is not in the norm, at least in the area I reside. Dating several people is fine for us, but that only happens on the first date. Dating several people at once is still outside the norm, especially when you go on several dates. It's seen as sleezy, sluttish, and just idiotic.

Nigh Invulnerable:

Sylveria:
It's hard to take Bob's criticism of Pine seriously since it seems to stem from "ZOMG NEW STUFF IS NEW AND BAD" fanboy rage which is becoming an increasingly common and overt theme in his content. But I suppose that's balanced against his monocle-polishing film-snob side which forces him to give Oscar-bait like Tree of Life movie of the year recognition while still condemning "Oscar season". He's quite the maelstrom of extremes and contradictions.

Also, does anyone really give a shit about yet another attempt to reboot the ninja turtles? It's been done, what, 5 times between TV shows and straight-to-DVD movies?

I'm agreeing with you on his complaints about Pine. The dude seemed like a decent Kirk to me, he was just overshadowed by Bones, Scotty, and Syla-I mean Spock. Also, is anyone remotely surprised that Bob doesn't like a romantic-comedy? Sure, they're formulaic and repetitive most of the time, but every genre of film is like that. If you're not a fan of a genre, then maybe just avoid them altogether.

I keep watching Bob's reviews kind of randomly, hoping that maybe he'll stop railing from atop his geek soapbox, or change the hypocrisy of complaining about misogyny while being all "Hey look! Scarlett Johannsen's tits!". I keep being disappointed. I've given up on Bob entirely now, really.

Bob has always been a good source for entertainment for me, but I couldnt agree more with you on these points. It doesnt have to be all serious reviews all the time, but the instant change from "tits lol" to "they objectify women!" from one episode to another is tiring. His A-game is obscure movie facts and interesting views on pop-culture... wish he could just stick to that. Way too often lately, he sidesteps into "internet mob"-fanbait.

Personally Ive grown tired of the rage and uproar whenever an actor/director STILL get jobs even though hes/shes bad, or a reboot isnt "as good" as the original. Although it might be baffling, I must say after a few reality checks I find getting infuriated over these things are kinda petty...

Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't the girl in the movie cheating on them? How the hell is that progressive or OK?

Pines a lump of clay no form or shape and its hardened so its worth less-his acting is stale and it doesn't help that every movie ive seen him as the main lead is bad.
overall this sounds dumber than hell-and using cia resources for messing up peoples dates -come on. I just can't see how people can keep doing this why do people keep going to these bad movies. Its like the media in the USA as a hole its gotten either so bad or diluted its getting really bad. And worse i fear this is going to make people who are growing up with this crap to think this is good.

A good example is shows like sponge bob- kids ive seen think things that shouldn't be funny are because the characters laugh about them and think their funny -its the same with this crap if we see nothing but bad movies growing up were going to keep watching them.

I would like it if we could get some decent movies -hell a good couple of movies NOT based on things that only share a name in common with the movie -battleship is an example -but the movies not out yet so i don't know. But come on how dumb a plot is this to base a movie of a simple board game. What next candy land as some kind of goth horror movie -or shoots and ladders as some kind of action spy movie.

Either way i think what we need to see are some better movies totally out shine the crap we are getting so that they can remind people what a good movie is.

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