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  • 3 years ago
  • Okay guys, we all know Roger Ebert and we all love his reviews, bad or good. However, this time I can't say I do. I knew not everyone would enjoy Thor as much as myself and many others, but Ebert's review doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Throughout, he constantly bashes the film for it's storytelling, complaining of how nothing is explained.

    Examples:
    He gets the Destroyer's fate wrong
    He acts as if he didn't already know that Asgard was an otherworldly place
    He doesn't seem to understand that Thor is in fact mortal while on Earth.

    Personally, I don't think he saw the same film I did. And get this, he claims to have seen it in 2D which is something he always praises.

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2011/05/_i_didnt_attend_the.html
  • 3 years ago
  • I may just be overreacting, but this is just way too surprising.
  • 3 years ago
  • @moviefreak97 I'm sorry you have just realized this....but........ebert is a f*cking moron with no f*cking brain and is the most pretentious f*cking prick on the planet. Sorry, the hostility is not aimed towards you, I just f*cking hate eberts reviews. you're not overreacting, you're just not reacting strongly enough!
  • 3 years ago
    • ejk1
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    Every time I see Ebert make a review I don't agree with, I just remember that he wrote the screenplay to Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. It always makes me feel smarter than him.
  • 3 years ago
  • @ejk1 LOL!! I totally forgot he wrote that movie!! I just always feel smarter than him, just because I'm not a pretentious prick with the brain of a stick of butter. but thats insulting to sticks of butter......
  • 3 years ago
  • @combatmadness360 Also, this could be an attention grab or maybe he had a falling out with the director...who knows. The movie was fun and it was very clear on those points that he seemed to be befuddled about. Maybe it was the last film he watched that day and after a large meal cuasing theblood to rush away from his brain and to his stomach.

    Dont let those critics bother you, it only matters what I think.

    hehehe j/k but seriously, i feel i get better reviews by reading the MW's reviews than i do from any publication.
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  • 3 years ago
  • @skywise yeah, and even if someone doesn't like it, I'm fine with that. it's their opinion. but ebert is just such a pretentious *sshole about it.

    and you're right, MW's reviews are much better than his. more reliable, less pretentious, and less biased
  • 3 years ago
  • @combatmadness360 and also when a big movie like Thor comes out there are tons of reviews for it so you can really compare and contrast "normal" peoples opinions and then compare them to your own. I thumbs up all reviews that are well thought out just for effort even if i dont agree with the content but its nice to be able to get those varying opinions. Plus, like any critic you start to get a feel for who likes the sort of stuff you do.
    Never ignore coincidence. Unless, of course, you’re busy. In which case, always ignore coincidence.
  • 3 years ago
  • I liked his review. I didn't see anything wrong with it. In general I agree with the consensus on Ebert. As a failed screenwriter, he does prove at times to take out his frustrations on other movies with his reviews, but I don't see that as the case here.
    I am the one who knocks.
  • 3 years ago
  • maybe the guy is a little mental after his cancer?
  • 3 years ago
  • The review itself is fine and if he truly did not enjoy the film, I respect that. it's just that his arguments about the plotholes and what not don't make any sense.
  • 3 years ago
  • @moviefreak97 I haven't seen it yet, so I'll take your word for it.
    I am the one who knocks.
  • 3 years ago
  • I love Ebert, but once in a while he completely get a film wrong. Like when he said the message of "The Lovely Bones" was that teen girls who are raped and murdered have a lot to look forward to in the afterlife? WTF?
  • 3 years ago
    • Dan
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    Roger Ebert is an old man and a fool!! lol. I saw that line over at cbm.com and had to steal it here as well :P
    Valar morghulis, Jon Snow. but valar dohaeris.
  • 3 years ago
  • @dan1 He is isn't he
  • 3 years ago
  • Update:
    Here's his non apologetic response to the review's feedback

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2011/05/my_mighty_hammering_over_thor.html
  • 3 years ago
  • @shuabert@shuabert@thedude-abides@moviefreak97@pjwolsker@skywise@combatmadness360@ejk1 This is why in my unposted review of Sucker Punch, I start off with "Roger Ebert, F*ck You." I never agree with his reviews. I respect him by I don't like him. He was the pretentious douche to Gene Siskel's, may he rest in peace, sometimes off kilter godhood and Richard Roeper is simply and utterly an *sshole.
    I am the villain of the the story
  • 3 years ago
  • @combatmadness360 I feel the same way about Ebert. I remember reading his completely pretentious and brutal review of Battle: Los Angeles, which, although it's not the perfect movie, was extremely enjoyable. I just think Ebert doesn't go to movie's for the same reasons we do, and that's to have fun.
  • 3 years ago
  • DAMNIT i wrote a long ass comment that i though was very valid but for some reason it wouldnt load and i forgot to copy it (as this happens quite fequently) so F it.

    The short version, i enjoy reading even those reviews that are full of douche baggery for sheer entertainment purposes and for the convos they create right here.

    But in the end, i could care less what Ebert has to say. If i like something i like it. Period and i have really come to rely on you alls reviews more than any "profesionals" out there.
    Never ignore coincidence. Unless, of course, you’re busy. In which case, always ignore coincidence.
  • 3 years ago
  • Screw it, I'll get better info here...Who the he'll is Roger Ebert?
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